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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-17-2016, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Books. :nerd:

If you love to read like me,
Please provide
Favorite genre or themes
Favorite author or book Of All Time
What u are reading now
Biggest surprise
A recommendation
Or anything else!! u get the idea

If you hate to read instead feel free to point and laugh at me

Current Favorite genre:
Post apocalyptic disaster or futuristic (!!! So cool !!!!)
LOVE teen fiction right now like hunger games.
Classics- like Les Miserables (victor Hugo )

Favorite authors of all time: Charles Dickens and Hugh Howey of the Wool series

Reading now:
touchstone series ("stray" and "Lab rat" by Andrea host )
Red rising by someone Pierce?
All quiet on the western front by I forget (will correct edit tomorrow hah)

Just finished:
The Martian (gets points for cool concept plus funny),
Stray (aMAZing comeback, Outta left field!)
Reframe by Brian Hardin (great!)
All the truth that is in me (meh finished it but not so good)

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Just read The Martian

Currently reading the Science in the Capital series by Kim Stanley Robinson. My God, he's wordy.

Favorite genre: SF.


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I'll cheat and copy my list from an older thread cos my all time favourites haven't changed much

Some great novels from this side of the pond:
-*The Mussel Feast* by Birgit Vanderbeke; some hate it due to the breathless style of writing. I was deeply touched by that one. The author is using the lack of punctuation get you caught up in the emotional spiral of one evening of that family. Brilliant.

-*Brother Sleep* by Robert Schneider; read that one on a storm day locked in in the alpine cabin not daring to light a fire with the Foehn storm wind howling with 120km/h around the 200y old icy cold cabin, which gave kind of the perfect atmosphere for this novel settled in the Austrian Alps.

-*City of Thieves* by David Benioff; again Russia, this time fiction, but I dare to think, it's not that fictional... a page turner

-*All Quiet on the Western Front* by E. M. Remarque – Germany, WW1. A classic.

-*The Reader* by Bernhard Schlink – Germany, after WW2

-*Angela's Ashes* by Frank McCourt; humorous insights into a childhood in poor Ireland


Autobiographies:
-*Kolyma Tales* by Varlam Shalamov; my favourite. beautifully written snippets of a wittnes of a dark part of history: forced-labour camps in Siberia. If you feel your life sucks at the moment, you'll feel glad to live that life.

-*Survival in the Killing Fields* by Haing Ngor; well.. another dark part of history… a must read if you're visiting Cambodia, if you’re not, it’s still worth to read.

-*A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier* by Ishmael Beah; gosh, another dark part…

Popular science:
- *Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies* by Jared Diamond. WOW! Such an awesome book. Why is it what the Caucasian "rule" the world today? I got more insights after reading this book than after all my university lessons.

- *Rare Earth* by Peter D. Ward and Donald Brownlee; a palaeontologist and an astronomer discussing the prerequisites for complex life; you’ll feel pretty unique afterwards

-*The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat* by Oliver Sacks; you wouldn’t imagine what weird neurological disorders exist… entertaining and informative.

-*A Short History of Nearly Everything* by Bill Bryson; a lighthearted journey thru the history of science and with some hilarious scientists portrays and fails. Read it several times.

-*Plague, Pox and Pestilence: Disease in History* by Kenneth F. Kiple; I’ve read about every existing book on pestilence history, many of them giving interesting facts but boringly written. That one is great.


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I LOVE Japanese author Murakami Haruki.
I read anything and everything he writes.
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I'll cheat and copy my list from an older thread cos my all time favourites haven't changed much

Some great novels from this side of the pond:
-*The Mussel Feast* by Birgit Vanderbeke; some hate it due to the breathless style of writing. I was deeply touched by that one. The author is using the lack of punctuation get you caught up in the emotional spiral of one evening of that family. Brilliant.

-*Brother Sleep* by Robert Schneider; read that one on a storm day locked in in the alpine cabin not daring to light a fire with the Foehn storm wind howling with 120km/h around the 200y old icy cold cabin, which gave kind of the perfect atmosphere for this novel settled in the Austrian Alps.

-*City of Thieves* by David Benioff; again Russia, this time fiction, but I dare to think, it's not that fictional... a page turner

-*All Quiet on the Western Front* by E. M. Remarque – Germany, WW1. A classic.

-*The Reader* by Bernhard Schlink – Germany, after WW2

-*Angela's Ashes* by Frank McCourt; humorous insights into a childhood in poor Ireland


Autobiographies:
-*Kolyma Tales* by Varlam Shalamov; my favourite. beautifully written snippets of a wittnes of a dark part of history: forced-labour camps in Siberia. If you feel your life sucks at the moment, you'll feel glad to live that life.

-*Survival in the Killing Fields* by Haing Ngor; well.. another dark part of history… a must read if you're visiting Cambodia, if you’re not, it’s still worth to read.

-*A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier* by Ishmael Beah; gosh, another dark part…

Popular science:
- *Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies* by Jared Diamond. WOW! Such an awesome book. Why is it what the Caucasian "rule" the world today? I got more insights after reading this book than after all my university lessons.

- *Rare Earth* by Peter D. Ward and Donald Brownlee; a palaeontologist and an astronomer discussing the prerequisites for complex life; you’ll feel pretty unique afterwards

-*The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat* by Oliver Sacks; you wouldn’t imagine what weird neurological disorders exist… entertaining and informative.

-*A Short History of Nearly Everything* by Bill Bryson; a lighthearted journey thru the history of science and with some hilarious scientists portrays and fails. Read it several times.

-*Plague, Pox and Pestilence: Disease in History* by Kenneth F. Kiple; I’ve read about every existing book on pestilence history, many of them giving interesting facts but boringly written. That one is great.
Jezuz Neni. You read some dark shit. Haha. Interesting but dark.

I love George Orwell, Animal Farm and 1984, I've read both several times. Pretty dark too. I also like anything by Malcolm Gladwell. Yes Guns, Germs and Steel is a great book.

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Hmmm as usual my books are too weird :-)

Re-reading " Tryptamine palace" J. Oroc

reading: "The Self actualizing cosmo" E.Laszlo

Recently and best book " Siddartha" E. Hesse

Also " Graham Hancock, Terence McKenna...mostly about conscience and psychedelics



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currently reading "the Future of Life", E.O. Wilson

"currently" meaning for the last 6 months
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currently reading "the Future of Life", E.O. Wilson

"currently" meaning for the last 6 months
Downloading it.

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no spoilers! it's a nailbiter
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lol... I didn't even start. I'm at work.

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