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“The Obscene Bird Of Night” - José Donoso 10/10
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Necrometer wrote: Fri May 19, 2017 11:38 am annihilation 6.66/10 this is a decent, short book. fantastical sci-fi that's basically a hybrid of Stalker, Lost, and Sphere. there's two more books in the trilogy and I just read their wikipedia pages... the ex machina guy is making this into a movie starring Natalie Portman so I thought I'd check out the source before I inevitably see the adaptation. pretty curious how well this will translate to the screen...
I finished the trilogy a few days ago. I enjoyed it. The sense of dread felt genuine and the emotionally manipulative stuff in the second and third book managed to be depressing. The ideas of dissolving identity is fleshed out much more. Don’t expect any resolution into what is actually happening if you read the rest of the series. It’s asks 100 questions and answers none of them.
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“Out” - Natsuo Kirino 8.8/10
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Have you ever read the Kalevala in full? And thought about what it means, like the true meaning
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lil dickie wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:49 pm Have you ever read the Kalevala in full?
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lil dickie wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:49 pm Have you ever read the Kalevala in full? And thought about what it means, like the true meaning
I think I’d rather read Gargantua And Pantagruel in full.
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“‘Salem’s Lot” - Stephen King 8/10
“The Silence” - Don DeLillo eh, whatever/10
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Kafka On The Shore 9/10
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle -
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Quan Barry - We Ride Upon Sticks - 3
i cut my hand at work and just let it drip on my desk during a conference call -copstache
probably some punk broth - tvbfvs
dames are lousy now mah i gotta bop peckahs -eba
it's been hard to find the focus necessary with all the racket my wife & her boyfriend have been making -necro-meter
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featherboa wrote: Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:18 pm Quan Barry - We Ride Upon Sticks - 3
That bad eh?
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What are we rating based on ? how much you enjoy? objective literary goodness?

It wasn't made for me, but also it might just be bad?
It's like ready player one (bad) but for millennial new england women
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“Omon Ra” - Victor Pelevin 8.9/10
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“Dark Spring” - Unica Zürn 9/10
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Litany of the Long Sun - 7/10

Wasn't too in love with Wolfe's writing style on this one. However it's a very well realized and detailed world. He definitely throws in some legit crazy signature sauce here.
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yeah i have positively struggled to enjoy that one. put it down a few times now
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8/10

Decent read gave me reason to check out stuff like Panopticon and Agalloch.
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kevin hash wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:17 pm U.S.B.M.

8/10

Decent read gave me reason to check out stuff like Panopticon and Agalloch.
jesus christ, its 35 bucks???
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Eight Bit Alien wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:20 pm
kevin hash wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:17 pm U.S.B.M.

8/10

Decent read gave me reason to check out stuff like Panopticon and Agalloch.
jesus christ, its 35 bucks???
Shit costs money bro.
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FVBTVS wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:06 am yeah i have positively struggled to enjoy that one. put it down a few times now
I'm on Epiphany right now. Will report back.
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The Wild Bunch: Making of A Legendary Film

Generally enjoyed it and had plenty of neat stories but it kind of felt a bit too rambling.
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Scumfucker wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:31 pm You Bright and Risen Angels - William T Vollmann. 10/10 This is his first book. A sort of sci-fi/ allegory about nature(bugs) v technology(electricity) as warring factions. Beautifully written. One of the most unique books I've ever read. Inspired by the time Vollmann spent living with the mujahedeen.
I finally finished this after reading it for over a month ( I probably finished 4 or 5 other books in between ) 775 pages with maybe 5% only being dialogue. I don’t think I enjoyed it as much as Mr Fucker did, it did become more enjoyable the second half. Read a bit like Against The Day mixed with Williams S Burroughs gunslinger trilogy ( that might just be because those Burroughs novels are fresh in my mind, some of the bizarre science fiction stuff felt similar ).
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“The Autumn Of The Patriarch” - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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