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i literally just processed it as “iron council” and/or “claw of the conciliator” and didn’t bat an eye

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I googled for a book called iron claw!
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Necrometer wrote: Wed Jun 05, 2024 10:09 pm vernon doesn’t even know how to read
Are you going to finish The Southern Reach? I remember you only gave the first book a 6.
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I read "Zama" and was bored for most of it. The last few pages did kick my ass though. I'm probably getting burnt out on esoteric literature or just getting too old and stupid to appreciate it. Reading S.N.U.F.F. By Viktor Pelevin and really enjoying it.
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I wish I could have gotten more out of Mason And Dixon. Crying Of Lot 49 is probably my favorite Pynchon.
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Pym - Mat Johnson 8.5/10. Such a weird book.

Finished Miss Lonely Heart and diving right into Day Of The Locust. Sucks that Nathaniel West ran that stop sign at 37. Eerily died the day after F Scott Fitzgerald kicked the bucket.
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https://www.ndbooks.com/book/herscht-07769/

If anyone cares a newer Lazlo K novel is coming out around September if you want to pre order it. Was published in 2021 but this will be the first American translation. I can't exactly bring myself to dive into something this dense with so many other things I want to read first.
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Until now I've somehow ignored this thread, but recently I've stumbled on articles about Gene Wolf that say he's considered one of the greatest Scifi authors of the 20th century by many other authors, and now I'd really like to read one of his books. So what should I read first?
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THE KILL wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 1:08 am Until now I've somehow ignored this thread, but recently I've stumbled on articles about Gene Wolf that say he's considered one of the greatest Scifi authors of the 20th century by many other authors, and now I'd really like to read one of his books. So what should I read first?
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Actually you should read Samuel R Delany's "dhalgren" first. It has under age bisexual three ways and a 100 page long section about moving furniture from one apartment to another.
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cxwx wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 12:10 pm
THE KILL wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 1:08 am Until now I've somehow ignored this thread, but recently I've stumbled on articles about Gene Wolf that say he's considered one of the greatest Scifi authors of the 20th century by many other authors, and now I'd really like to read one of his books. So what should I read first?
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Actually you should read Samuel R Delany's "dhalgren" first. It has under age bisexual three ways and a 100 page long section about moving furniture from one apartment to another.
honestly I'm not convinced, I mean furniture is cool and all, but underage sex? no thanks.
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THE KILL wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 1:08 am So what should I read first?
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i usually start with the first book in a series
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THE KILL wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 1:24 pm
cxwx wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 12:10 pm
THE KILL wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 1:08 am Until now I've somehow ignored this thread, but recently I've stumbled on articles about Gene Wolf that say he's considered one of the greatest Scifi authors of the 20th century by many other authors, and now I'd really like to read one of his books. So what should I read first?
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Actually you should read Samuel R Delany's "dhalgren" first. It has under age bisexual three ways and a 100 page long section about moving furniture from one apartment to another.
honestly I'm not convinced, I mean furniture is cool and all, but underage sex? no thanks.
Like 16/15 year olds. Not toddlers. There's this book called "It"
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featherboa wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 1:42 pm i usually start with the first book in a series
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featherboa wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 1:42 pm i usually start with the first book in a series
:betternotstartanyshit:

which one, comedic genius
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i was trying a test google search for you just to see what it would say and the results are making me a bit sympathetic to your plight…
And by "the first 4 books" you mean Shadow & Claw and Sword & Citadel? In other words, the entirety of The Book of the New Sun (which I guess is just the first omnibus/volume in the "Solar Cycle")? Or do you mean the four "books"/omnibuses of the Solar Cycle: The Book of the New Sun, The Urth of the New Sun, The Book Of The Long Sun and The Book of the Short Sun?
i’d suggest that you start with the first book: the book of the new sun, which is the first 4 books, naturally
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it's so hard to keep track of those books
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it gets a lot easier once you just let the "it's all one book" truth wash over you
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cxwx wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 1:57 pm
THE KILL wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 1:24 pm
honestly I'm not convinced, I mean furniture is cool and all, but underage sex? no thanks.
Like 16/15 year olds. Not toddlers. There's this book called "It"
If they're not at least 21 and married, I don't want to read it

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featherboa wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 1:42 pm i usually start with the first book in a series
:betternotstartanyshit:

which one, comedic genius
clarification for featherboa, who seems to think he is a particularly funny individual: Gene Wolf in all likelihood worked on more than one series, and I obviously asked for opinions on which one you would recommend....
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