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Re: FES Book Club
« Reply #340 on: June 29, 2018, 03:18:20 AM »
Divergent
Insurgent
Allegiant

A coming-of-age series about angsty teens growing up in a dystopia separated by groups (factions). Various infighting, senseless slaughtering, big brother, etc. Not bad. Apparently they made movies that were terrible though.


The Giver

A well-written story hitting on some heavy themes (also set in a dystopia). Loss of innocence, more big brother, and some real fucked up shit. 9/10.


I actually did these on audio book. I have a long commute to work and got tired of AM sports radio.
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Re: FES Book Club
« Reply #341 on: July 02, 2018, 03:24:24 PM »
The Giver was one of my first favorite books. I remember going through that one in a single day as a young lass. Good stuff. And I still love dystopian themes.

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« Reply #342 on: August 07, 2018, 03:47:55 AM »
Just got ‘Rock and Sand’ by Josiah Trenham. I haven’t read it yet, but this interview of him about the book is the best presentation I’ve ever heard about Protestantism from the Orthodox Christian perspective. Although Orthodox himself, the interviewer asks good tough questions like a well informed Protestant might.


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« Reply #343 on: November 10, 2018, 09:25:56 AM »
Also, I'm writing what is looking to be a pretty long review of Ready Player One, which I read over the past few days. It is not a good book.

Oh, yeah, finally got around to finishing that one. I owe a huge thanks to Snupes for encouraging me to keep working on it beyond the original draft, I think it turned out pretty well.

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« Reply #344 on: April 09, 2019, 08:42:38 PM »
Grabbing up some TinTin lately. Finally acquired the whole series. Only two left to read.

Oh also, the poems of Zoroaster. I indeed like him.
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« Reply #345 on: April 09, 2019, 08:57:33 PM »
Finished Hyperion by Dan Simmons. Starting to think I just don't find SF particularly impressive. This was overlong and most of the stories (it's modelled after The Canterbury Tales) are boring pulp with the occasional explosion of ultraviolence. "The Priest's Tale" and "The Scholar's Tale" were very good, however.

Re: FES Book Club
« Reply #346 on: April 09, 2019, 11:33:09 PM »
i've been on a john lecarre kick.

i've finished a murder of quality and a call for the dead, both george smiley novels.  i really liked them.  slow burn spy thriller/murder mystery done quite well imo.  i still need to read the spy who came in from the cold as i hear it tells mundt's backstory.

just started the first book of the karla trilogy, tinker tailor soldier spy.  when i finish i'll leave my review in the prearranged dead drop.

also: george, seriously bro, stop letting ann back into your life.  she's just gonna leave again.
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