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Trying to finish books I started and never came back to.

Europe Central - Vollmann
Ducks Newburyport - Lucy Ellmann
House Of Holes - Nicholas Barker ( this is stupid and annoying but puerile enough to enjoy. People call this guy a genius?)

Will probably finish “The Age Of Huts” first I didn’t particular enjoy the first few stanzas but it started getting more antisocial and more engrossing as the stanzas get longer.

I started Coovers “The Universal Baseball Association…” but the digital copy I have is fucked up around chapter 2. Maybe I’ll buy a copy someday.
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ask the dust - fante :tup:
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featherboa wrote: Wed Feb 08, 2023 8:23 am ask the dust - fante :tup:
Thanks, I decided to bump this up on my list. It was a good decision.
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why did they fight so much?
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featherboa wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 1:37 pm why did they fight so much?
I just started it last night, I’ll probably finished it in a day or two. Do you plan to read Stella Maris or are bailing?
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definitely
probably next
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featherboa wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 1:51 pm definitely
probably next
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If you ever get around to Sunset Limited it’s a very similar dynamic.
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The Gentleman From San Francisco and other stories - Ivan Bunin
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The Thousandfold Thought - 7.5

Weak landing imo. So much left unresolved. Oh well.


Children of Time - 9

Really good! Couldn't put it down.
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The Revised Boy Scout Manual: An Electronic Revolution - William S Burroughs
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Attic- Katherine Dunn 8.5/10
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If I download Journey To The End Of The Night will I get put on a watch list?
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stella maris - 10
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Neuromancer - 10/10
Reread after a decade or so, and similar to Akira, it gets even better every time. Amazing style, set pieces, world building, and interaction between the characters.

Count Zero - 9.5/10
Had only read once before and liked, but not revered like Neuromancer, but this time it hit me hard in places like these:

(Marly is in orbit talking to the AI that created the boxes she's been looking for for Virek)
"Are you sad?"
No.
"But your songs are sad."
My songs are of time and distance. The sadness is in you. Watch my arms. There is only the dance. These things you treasure are shells.
"I knew that. Once."

But now the sounds were sounds only, no forest of voices behind them to speak as one voice, and she watched the perfect globes of her tears spin out to join forgotten human memories in the dome of the box maker.
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Commonwealth - Ann Patchett
The Shards- Brett Easton Ellis
NW - Zadie Smith

Working on - Name Of The Rose/The Dying Grass

Read the first few pages of Mark Lanegan’s autobiography and it already seems like the most depressing thing in the world. Van Conner died in January.
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THE KILL wrote: Mon May 08, 2023 8:58 am Neuromancer - 10/10
Reread after a decade or so, and similar to Akira, it gets even better every time. Amazing style, set pieces, world building, and interaction between the characters.

Count Zero - 9.5/10
Had only read once before and liked, but not revered like Neuromancer, but this time it hit me hard in places like these:

(Marly is in orbit talking to the AI that created the boxes she's been looking for for Virek)
"Are you sad?"
No.
"But your songs are sad."
My songs are of time and distance. The sadness is in you. Watch my arms. There is only the dance. These things you treasure are shells.
"I knew that. Once."

But now the sounds were sounds only, no forest of voices behind them to speak as one voice, and she watched the perfect globes of her tears spin out to join forgotten human memories in the dome of the box maker.
MLO is the best one though but yeah. Trilogy fucking rules hard. I'm due for a re-read.
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Honky Kong 64 wrote: Wed May 17, 2023 10:30 am
THE KILL wrote: Mon May 08, 2023 8:58 am Neuromancer - 10/10
Reread after a decade or so, and similar to Akira, it gets even better every time. Amazing style, set pieces, world building, and interaction between the characters.

Count Zero - 9.5/10
Had only read once before and liked, but not revered like Neuromancer, but this time it hit me hard in places like these:

(Marly is in orbit talking to the AI that created the boxes she's been looking for for Virek)
"Are you sad?"
No.
"But your songs are sad."
My songs are of time and distance. The sadness is in you. Watch my arms. There is only the dance. These things you treasure are shells.
"I knew that. Once."

But now the sounds were sounds only, no forest of voices behind them to speak as one voice, and she watched the perfect globes of her tears spin out to join forgotten human memories in the dome of the box maker.
MLO is the best one though but yeah. Trilogy fucking rules hard. I'm due for a re-read.
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Finished “Sing Backwards And Weep”. In a memoir where almost everyone is a degenerate junkie loser petty thug/criminal. Liam Gallagher still manages to be biggest asshole of all.
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fast x 6/10 they say family more than ever; the pacing ain’t great

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Saga book 2 - Vaughan and Staples
Fuzzy Mud - Sachar


just started neuromancer which i've somehow never read. the ebook is in bold which is annoying
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last night while i was on a long drive home my friend called me after he finished Urth of the New Sun and we talked for a couple hrs trying to piece together what h :@: ppened

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Reading The Flanders Road while drinking.
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cxwx wrote: Fri Jun 02, 2023 12:15 pm Reading The Flanders Road while drinking.
weird! im reading the flanders road
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