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new cormac this year i heard
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featherboa wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:20 pm new cormac this year i heard
They’ve been saying that for a few years now. I just hope “The Passenger” isn’t posthumous.

EDIT:

Stella Maris? Haven’t heard of that until today.
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read the road and child of god recently for the fist time. doing blood meridian now.

is it too violent for me?! :?
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FVBTVS wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:46 pm read the road and child of god recently for the fist time. doing blood meridian now.

is it too violent for me?! :?
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blood meridian is the best
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i think i need to not read it so close to bedtime :lol:
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“Heavy Water” (short stories) - Martin Amis

“Janitor On Mars” stands out.
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"The Sword Of The Lictor" - Wolfe

My favorite of the saga so far.

I'm about halfway through "The Master And Margarita" - Mikhail Bulgakov
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cxwx wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:27 pm "The Sword Of The Lictor" - Wolfe

My favorite of the saga so far.
that entire run when he encounters the alzabo and little severian and the zoanthropes and typhon lives in my head rent free
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maybe more rent controlled i should say
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“The Citadel Of The Autarch” - Gene Wolfe

Bravo.

Should I read the fifth book or just stick with the original four.
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urth of the new sun is insane

yes read it
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started shadow of the torturer again
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I started “Urth….” last night.

Almost done with “The Magic Christian” - Terry Southern. If I was a billionaire I think I’d act exactly like the asshole in this book does.
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from the group chat:

The fuck is a cacogen the fuck is a nenuphar

A little past halfway and I feel like so far it’s just a strange fevered dream

I am so absolutely confused reading this book
This book is like jodorowskt

That book is so fucking bewildering I don’t think you can spoil it unless it’s for like pre alcoholism [redacted]

“Smilodon” haha



Tried to read again
It’s painful
Like is this translated from some other made up language*
The grammar and structure is like a 2 year old found a thesaurus

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About halfway through Urth Of The New Sun.

It keeps making me think of The House On The Borderland
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FVBTVS wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 12:17 pm
cxwx wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:27 pm "The Sword Of The Lictor" - Wolfe

My favorite of the saga so far.
that entire run when he encounters the alzabo and little severian and the zoanthropes and typhon lives in my head rent free
Fuck yes.

Somehow I didn’t read Urth and went right into Long. Just finished Short so I’ll probably do it now.
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i make it through like 5% of urth of the new sun, wait a month or two, do another 5%

this is not a sound strategy
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Soldier series. DO IT
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“The Horla” - Guy De Maupassant
“Autoportrait” - Édouard Levé
“Too Loud A Solitude” - Bohumil Hrabal
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Mostly done with “No Longer Hunan” - Osamu Dazai

I’m not very well versed with most science fiction , is Olaf Stapledon worth investing time in?
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“Dark Neighbourhood” - Vanessa Onwuemezi
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“Sacred Families” - Jose Donoso
“Watt” - Beckett
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"Flee" by Evan Dara - meh/10
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ive read at least a dozen Stephen King books this year ive never read before!
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