The /r/books book club selection for March is The Grip of It by Jac Jemc
I'm a debut YA author and I've worked in book publishing for nearly a decade. AMA!
Sphere by Michael Crichton is an intense and deeply riveting thriller.
Avid readers of Reddit, what is the most obscure or weirdest book you have ever read? Please include a description!
Cover designer horribly harassed on Facebook (may be triggery, proceed with caution)
The Favorite Literary Work of Every Country Visualized on a World Map
Tor’s eBook of the Month Club is giving away Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer (first book in the Terra Ignota series)
We sought shelter as we could find . . . but it was only the warmth of the dead penguins that saved our hands. -Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
How do I learn about a book as if i were in college
Simple Questions: March 20, 2018
Does The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides Hold Up 25 Years Later?
Readers of Reddit: If you love finding notes from past, you should check out /r/BookInscriptions
How many of you have finished/in the process of reading a book from every country?
Modesty Blaise Is a Heroine for Our Time
I’m Sue Burke, author of the science fiction novel Semiosis, the one with the murderous plants. AMA.
Carl Sagan's "The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark" might be the most important book I've ever read.
Let's get more literary variation: List the least-often-rated books on your goodreads bookshelf that you have given four or five stars.
Neil Gaiman's Coraline: Book & Movie Discussion
I just reread three Toni Morrison books and I am in awe.
For every bunny who has ever felt different
Rainbow six
Just finished "The Magicians" by Lev Grossman. I thought it was good... (Possible spoilers ahead)
Anyone else got back into reading later in life?
The Detective Interrogation/Interview Room Scene: Who Wrote it Best? (Or, Can Anyone Hold a Candle to Tana French...In Any Way??)
José Saramago, The Art of Fiction No. 155
Just realized something about The Black Prism (spoiler) while reading The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks
What did you take away from VALIS?
Who else read Educated by Tara Westover?
Should “Ready Player One” be considered a good book?
Why Scribd Is Back For Round 2 As The Netflix For Books
What's your favourite (or most hated) trope of children's fantasy?
Barnes and Noble employee here. Just wanted to know how your experience has been at our stores these days?
Michael marshall - the straw men
Just started reading Michael Connelly
New to collecting books... Just curious what everyone else is collecting!
From Wallet to Typewriter, the Effects of Sylvia Plath Are Now For Sale
Why did you enjoy The Alchemist?
Stream of consciousness style?
Publishing/learning basic grammar?
Keigo Higashino's intricate crime fiction plots
[Question] I want to use page markers in my book but how?
Just finish Naive. Super, by Erlend Loe. What a wonderful little book!
1475 tinylilorange As a Tolkien fan, and also a wuxia enthusiast, I am so looking forward to put my hands on these books!
1651 hextanerf As a Chinese native, I can tell you confidently that we don't refer to this series as "the LOTR of Chinese literature". **Edit**: I'm still in college so I can't reply to everyone here, but I'll point out a few things as an update. Before that, I want to disclaim that I'm no authority, only a student of literature. I speak from experience. Jin Yong is a big-name writer in China, and his *wuxia* (or more accurately for me, "wandering mercenary"/journey-er) fictions are widely loved and read. His *wuxia* stories are not comparable to Tolkien's Middle Earth, because in essence they're not of the western "sword-and-magic" fantasy stories as people would think of. *Qigong* and Kung Fu are not considered as magic, but elements from a traditional school of thought in China called Daoism. One could argue the similarities of sword art, mysterious power, and perhaps political background/feud, etc., but they're more like different branches on two trees. Chinese - at least my friends, family, and teachers - don't consider the two together, but I have to admit it's a refreshing idea (that feels like derogatory to both authors' works at the same time). BTW, a lot of Jin Yong's stories have been adapted into TV series, and while I've never read the books, I grew up watching the shows (I'm an early post-90s). It's like coffee and tea. Would you call coffee the "Western tea" or tea "Asian coffee"? I hope not, because their function and usage are not the same. For some haters out there: I'm laughing at how childish your comments are. Go out more, or find medical care.
274 jurassicbond It doesn't seem to be available in America yet, nor can I find a release date
51 JarredFrost Iirc this one has a cartoon adaptation?
99 Johnny_Dev My wife loves that series, but she swears by the 80's version that she grew up with. If I'm not mistaken, the series is remade every decade or so.
19 AntiqueGreen I’ll have to find a way to get that. Too bad I can’t buy an English translation in China! Still have to finish the Three Body Problem, anyway, so it’s probably for the best.
39 robot2084tron [Jin Yon Wiki] ( >Of these, the novels (The Legend of the Condor Heroes, The Return of the Condor Heroes, and The Heavenly Sword and the Dragon Saber) make up the Condor Trilogy and should be read in that order
88 wrs_swtrs Annnnd bought. Now to wait three weeks..... look at my comments for the link, im eating right now
15 THEBanshee04 It’s a great series, I’ve reread it thrice. For those who wanna take a look, there are multiple TV adaptations that you can watch, though I’m not sure whether there are English subs available.
192 batt_man I always thought Journey to the West was the chinese LOTR.