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« Reply #1900 on: April 18, 2019, 09:29:25 AM »
I got like 10 pages into one of his books and made a snap decision he sucked, quit reading it, and have never felt more vindicated than I do now


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Re: book recommendations
« Reply #1901 on: April 18, 2019, 10:06:45 AM »
I am almost through with Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway.  Its a fun romp!

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« Reply #1902 on: April 23, 2019, 07:04:12 PM »
I hate myself because I nearly got to the end of the audio book for Argo not realizing that it wasn't some good book that a movie was based on. Instead, it's just like the book version of the movie or whatever. Anyway, it's not very good.

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Re: book recommendations
« Reply #1903 on: April 23, 2019, 07:12:22 PM »
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« Reply #1904 on: May 29, 2019, 08:40:17 AM »
Started reading this last night and cranked through 150 pages. If you like cold war spy stories this is right up your alley.

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« Reply #1905 on: May 29, 2019, 08:41:08 AM »
I'm about a quarter of the way into The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. Great book. A pre-apocalypse told through the eyes of a 6th grade girl. The disaster (disclosed at the very beginning) is that the earth's rotation starts to slow down. Days and nights become longer and that's just the start. Fascinating stuff. I think this has already been optioned as a movie or TV miniseries.

Read this book too based on your recommendation and really liked it!
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« Reply #1906 on: May 29, 2019, 08:43:23 AM »
Started reading this last night and cranked through 150 pages. If you like cold war spy stories this is right up your alley.



I read that earlier this year. I rated it 5/5.

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« Reply #1907 on: June 10, 2019, 08:24:31 AM »
A Clockwork Orange - movie is better, but it's so amazing to me that someone can write a book in basically a made up slang language and still be understood. 5/7

Also little Alex is a much worse person in the book :sdeek:
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« Reply #1908 on: June 10, 2019, 10:17:01 AM »
I'm fascinated when the movie is better than the book. Because it's incredibly rare and also because, typically, the movies are much worse than the books.

This example is a little different because the movie is a loose adaptation, but Apocalypse Now is pretty rough ridin' incredible and Heart of Darkness is pretty rough ridin' shitty.

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« Reply #1909 on: June 10, 2019, 10:24:42 AM »
glad to be validated that HoD is trash

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« Reply #1910 on: June 10, 2019, 11:51:29 AM »
I'm fascinated when the movie is better than the book. Because it's incredibly rare and also because, typically, the movies are much worse than the books.

This example is a little different because the movie is a loose adaptation, but Apocalypse Now is pretty rough ridin' incredible and Heart of Darkness is pretty rough ridin' shitty.

Unpopular opinion but I almost never find the book to be better. I like the depth books provide but my imagination is broken or something because movies are always way cooler than whatever my minds eye had going on.
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Re: book recommendations
« Reply #1911 on: June 10, 2019, 12:21:00 PM »
I'm fascinated when the movie is better than the book. Because it's incredibly rare and also because, typically, the movies are much worse than the books.

This example is a little different because the movie is a loose adaptation, but Apocalypse Now is pretty rough ridin' incredible and Heart of Darkness is pretty rough ridin' shitty.

Unpopular opinion but I almost never find the book to be better. I like the depth books provide but my imagination is broken or something because movies are always way cooler than whatever my minds eye had going on.

My interest in fiction is in gaining a better understanding of people, fellow humans, the human condition, myself. Having an accompanying picture, regardless of its source, is rarely even necessary for that.

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Re: book recommendations
« Reply #1912 on: June 10, 2019, 12:54:30 PM »
I've bought a few books recently and look forward to reading them.  Will try to review later.

  • Serious Eater: A Food Lover's Perilous Quest for Pizza and Redemption by Ed Levine
  • The MVP Machine: How Baseball's New Nonconformists Are Using Data to Build Better Players by Ben Lindbergh
  • Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
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Re: book recommendations
« Reply #1913 on: July 01, 2019, 08:12:25 AM »
If you have an interest in the intersection of the stock market and computer technology, Flash Boys is your porn.