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Re: What are you reading?

Postby TraceItalian » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:47 pm

I tried to read a grown up book, a death in the family, but I backslid and started reading another tim dorsey book.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jirodreamsofdank » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:38 am

BetterOffShred wrote:It's like how I feel when I picture George R R R^4 Martin writing all the rape shit in game of thrones. Pass


At some point I got the five books for $5 on Kindle, but I haven't made it past the first three or four pages. Those pages are so turgid to the point where I feel like it's going to be part two of my teenaged attempt to read Tolkien (bailed at the first genealogy of a tree).
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby TraceItalian » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:00 pm

jirodreamsofdank wrote:
BetterOffShred wrote:It's like how I feel when I picture George R R R^4 Martin writing all the rape shit in game of thrones. Pass


At some point I got the five books for $5 on Kindle, but I haven't made it past the first three or four pages. Those pages are so turgid to the point where I feel like it's going to be part two of my teenaged attempt to read Tolkien (bailed at the first genealogy of a tree).


My mom loves to trash Tolkien cause of how many characters and their connections, but I had no problem reading em. However, both the Game of Thrones show and the books, I just couldn't do. Funny enough, I loved the first short story collection I read by him, The Sandkings.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:17 pm

I prefer a lot of grrm's non game of thrones writing to game of thrones. I enjoyed Armageddon Rag, it's a really fun concept, very relevant to my interests and I like how it plays out.
The sandkings is good stuff.


That said I devoured the GoT books lol. Though I definitely agree the rape scenes get really uncomfortable and I did not enjoy a lot of parts because of that stuff. I found the series much much worse for that sort of thing and had to stop watching it. Also it got boring
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Jwar » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:09 pm

Does anyone here read the weird shit I read?
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby JereFuzz » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:50 pm

Jwar wrote:Does anyone here read the weird shit I read?


Like what?
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jirodreamsofdank » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:08 am

God help me, I think I'm finally going to tackle Moby Dick
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Jwar » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:38 am

JereFuzz wrote:
Jwar wrote:Does anyone here read the weird shit I read?


Like what?


Poppy Z Brite was the most recent one. :) LOL


Just rando fucked up shit. I have a lot of authors I could list I suppose.

Edward Lee, Charlee Jacobs, Richard Laymon, JF Gonzalez, Bryan Smith...etc. Oh Brett Easton Ellis.

Mostly horror related or hardcore in some way.

Though I do enjoy a good coming of age story. :)
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Achtane » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:14 am

jirodreamsofdank wrote:God help me, I think I'm finally going to tackle Moby Dick


I made it like ten pages in before giving up.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby BetterOffShred » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:23 am

I read it. It's rough man, Melville doesn't do you any favors.. don't feel bad if you skip most of a chapter here and there.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:16 pm

I am thoroughly enjoyed it. Found the beginning a little tiresome but got hooked ( ;) ) quick.

Jwar I wanted to read poppy z brite after you last mentioned that book but I couldn't find it in my ebook store.

I'd like to read more horror so please shoot some recs. I've only read American Psychological by Ellis because I'm basic but I loved it and have been meaning to check out more
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby JereFuzz » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:49 pm

Jwar wrote:
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Jwar wrote:Does anyone here read the weird shit I read?


Like what?


Poppy Z Brite was the most recent one. :) LOL


Just rando fucked up shit. I have a lot of authors I could list I suppose.

Edward Lee, Charlee Jacobs, Richard Laymon, JF Gonzalez, Bryan Smith...etc. Oh Brett Easton Ellis.

Mostly horror related or hardcore in some way.

Though I do enjoy a good coming of age story. :)


Ah, Bizarro fiction ... I have some laying around that I may need to dust off ... this stuff intersects with post-modernism stuff
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Jwar » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:13 pm

Some of it is bizarro, but most is just straight hardcore horror. hahaha. It's weird how they have genre classifications for this stuff now.




Recommendations....hmmmmm....

OK! For fucked up shit that may test your morality and gut I'd recommend

JF Gonzalez Survivor (seriously fucked up)
Edward Lee The BigHead, Creekers (I read this in one sitting hahaha), GAST, Header 1-3...oh so many Ed Lee titles.There's only a few that I'd call kind of stinkers.
Jack Ketchum Offspring
Bryan Smith Depraved
Poppy Z Brite (anything but that Courtney Love shit)
Charlee Jacob This Symbiotic Fascination


Man I've got so many more. I'm going to make an actual list. :)
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:19 am

Awesome I will check some of these out soon :thumb:
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby boneslygrifter » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:24 pm

I finished Wheel of Time a couple months ago. It definitely replaced Lord of the Rings as my favorite series of all time, no small feat. Actually really looking forward to re-reading it, but working through some other stuff for a bit now that I've rediscovered my love of reading.

After Wheel of Time was "The Traitor Baru Cormorant." That book absolutely destroyed me, but it was incredible. As a pallette cleanser, I read Good Omens because its the only Neil Gaiman-adjacent book I haven't read yet and the show is coming out in a few weeks. Laughed my ass off the entire time, definitely looking forward to the show now.

Now I'm reading NK Jemisin's Broken Earth Trilogy. Probably going to replace Lord of the Rings as my second-favorite series. I'm on the third book now and this is one of the most original and interesting stories I've ever read. It deserves all three consecutive Hugo awards it got.

After I wrap this one up, I'm not quite sure what's next. I tend to stick with speculative fiction in general. Maybe some Discworld.
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