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couldntthinkofaname

couldntthinkofaname

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whether for usefullness or entertainment purposes doesnt matter.

i enjoyed "how to win and influence people" and "harry potter" very much.

id be interested to read the book of phillip mainländer aswell but its too complicated written
 
SnowyDreams

SnowyDreams

Member
Aug 25, 2018
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I love Harry Potter too. My other favorite book series is Wayward Children by Seanan McGuire. Other favorite books of mine are Juliet takes a breath, Radio Silence, Jane Eyre, Desayuno en Jupiter (I think this one isn't translated), When the moon was ours, Happiness like water, etc. Sorry I just love books, probably one of the few things I still like.
 
FullFat

FullFat

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Apr 27, 2018
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No joke, Lord of the Flies is my favorite book. There's nothing that comes close. Like everybody else, I also like a Song of Ice and Fire and Harry Potter. On the whole, I'm not much of a fiction reader. Most of the books I read are on politics, science, history.
 
Slacker

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Aug 17, 2018
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"All Quiet on the Western Front" showed me the reality of fighting in WWI
"Allen Carr´s easy way to stop smoking" changed my life in a positive way
 
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GoneSeptember2018

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Aug 28, 2018
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“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
“Sister Outsider” by Audre Lorde
“The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx
 
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Radaghast94

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Aug 25, 2018
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In The Heart Of The Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick is the most amazing book I've read this past year. Its about the sinking of a whale ship by a sperm whale in 1820 and the tales of their journey from Nantucket and ultimately how the men survive being stranded in the Pacific ocean thousands of miles from land with little provisions and little hope.
 
Tiburcio

Tiburcio

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May 9, 2018
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I am too boring for being interested in reading...

In anything in general...
 
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FullFat

FullFat

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Apr 27, 2018
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“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
“Sister Outsider” by Audre Lorde
“The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx
Oh man, not trying to be mean, but I could *not* get into The Alchemist no matter how hard I tried. What about the book appealed to you?
 
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GoneSeptember2018

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Oh man, not trying to be mean, but I could *not* get into The Alchemist no.matter how hard I tried. What about the book appealed to you?
I liked his use of language. It was descriptive and rich and a bit romantic. I guess I’m a sucker for a little poeticism from time to time. Funny, I thought I’d be more judged for reading a socialist book lol. Good times.
 
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FullFat

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someone read the book from philipp mainländer? i mean his philosophy is fitting for this forum..
No, but I have started reading "Conspiracy Against the Human Race" by Thomas Ligotti. Sounds like that'd be up your alley. Nihilisa Frank quotes him a lot.
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I liked his use of language. It was descriptive and rich and a bit romantic. I guess I’m a sucker for a little poeticism from time to time. Funny, I thought I’d be more judged for reading a socialist book lol. Good times.
Oh no, lol, that's my bag. Definitely not judging you for the socialism. As for the Alchemist, the prose might have been a sticking point for me. I tend to prefer short, sweet, and to the point - hence LotF. LotR, on the other hand, ugh......I know I might get some hate for this, but they have to be the most overrated books ever. Great concept, great world, poor execution. Fuck you, Tolkien, if you think I'm going to read 20 pages about some mystical fucking meadow.
 
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Sidestep

Sidestep

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Aug 15, 2018
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Frankenstein, Dracula, Felidae, War of the Worlds, The Great Gatsby, Darkwing, The Island of Doctor Moreau, Benito Cereno, Crime and Punishment, Tess of the D'Urbervilles...

Those are the ones that first come to mind.
 
Cold

Cold

Earthbound
Aug 27, 2018
100
Wind, sand and stars. Most works of Lovecraft and Dunsany. Every cradle is a grave. The conspiracy against the human race. Most of E.M Cioran's books. The Witcher series. The bell jar, and pretty much everything else by Sylvia Plath. Alice in wonderland. Poe is good too.
 
AntiLifeEric

AntiLifeEric

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Jun 20, 2018
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I've usually been too depressed to read much, and when I was younger I just played video games. Last year I read my first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It was fantastic. :))
 
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StarDust

StarDust

Mage
Aug 21, 2018
508
The Pillars of the Earth series by Ken Follett which included:

The Pillars of the Earth
World Without End
Column of Fire

Harry Potter
Lisa Gardner
Kay Hooper
 
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IRIYAMA

IRIYAMA

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Apr 10, 2018
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Wheels of Time by Robert Jordan (14 books)
 
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The Malazan series by Steven Erikson. Fantasy, but very different. You'll either love it or hate it. If you love it, it will take over your life. The second book actually made me cry.
 
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The Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher!
 
RM5998

RM5998

Sack of Meat
Sep 3, 2018
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Random high-concept stuff. Here's a list of the main things I can remember:
  1. The Bartimaeus Trilogy, by Jonathan Stroud (still one of the best fantasy fiction pieces I've read).
  2. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R Tolkien (LotR was good, this was great).
  3. Spice and Wolf, by Isuna Hasekura (Fantasy fiction based on economics was where I decided I was on board).
  4. Saki's short stories (I've picked up the habit of saying that I remember that Editha Clubberly was born on the 12th of October).
  5. The Man Who Would Be King, by Kipling (My favorite of his stories).
  6. White Fang, by Jack London (A great extended episodic look at the life of a domesticated wolf).
  7. Extensions of Lovecraft's work, like Ane Naru Mono (which I like for contrasting the existential dread of facing the old ones with that of being a social outcast. It's a manga, but it's really well written and self-aware enough to take a critical look at the subject).
I tend to not like stuff that gets recommended to me over and over again. It's why I've never read or watched Harry Potter - I don't think it's going to be worth the time.