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Native American Literature: November 2017
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Weekly Recommendation Thread for the week of November 24, 2017
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Neil Gaiman leads authors demanding action to halt decline of school libraries 'falling provision risks consigning children to: ‘a lifetime of low achievement’
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It's time for the annual Bad Sex in Fiction awards! Here are the extracts from this year's shortlist
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I read Adonis Violence and Islam, it completely changed my view of myself, and now I might have an identity crisis.
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What is The Myth Of Sisyphus advocating?
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Pushing through the first 200 pages of Dune was a great decision
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George Orwell is officially my favorite writer
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Shout out for the legendary Terry Pratchett!
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Novels that Break All the Rules
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The protagonist of The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells is way more likeable and interesting than the protagonist of The War of the Worlds and it vastly improves my enjoyment of the novel.
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Reading fluency and books
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The Dialogue in No Country for Old Men was some of the best I've read this year!
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The Goblet of Fire still terrifies me
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Diderot’s encyclopedia
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What book did you dislike so much that you couldn't bring yourself to finish it?
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The US Embassy in Germany published a richly detailed outline of American literature, from the earliest times up to the 1980s
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Study finds that "SF doesn’t really make you stupid. It’s more that if you’re stupid enough to be biased against SF you will read SF stupidly."
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Another 100 best books list for 2017, this one a bit less mainstream. How many have you read?
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[SPOILERS] Unpopular Turtles All The Way Down opinion (sorry)
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SPOILER: A Streetcar Named Desire discussion about the ending concerning Blanche
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Do you consider manga and light novels as books?
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Never used an e-reader before, is the Kobo Aura ONE worth the price?
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Does ir bother you to find that a book was poorly translated?
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Get a kid to read
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I bought a used book with a heartfelt note written on the inside cover
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Which book would you give to a 15 y/o kid living in a poor rural area, and why that one?
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How a Young Ernest Hemingway Dealt with his First Taste of Fame
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Parents, please let your kids read whatever they like
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2017 Costa Book Awards Shortlist Announced
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Five Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books That Need To Be TV Shows
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Ready Player One feels very similar to the anime Sword Art Online.
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How WWII popularized the paperback
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YA click cliches
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What was your favorite childhood book?
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My 7yo doesn't like reading, has anyone else encountered this, and did your children decide they did like to read eventually?
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A website we would really need
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Has anybody here read "Letters to a german princess", written by Leonard Euler?
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Anybody else excited for the Barnes & Noble collectible hardcovers this Friday?
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The art of Terry Pratchett's Discworld – in pictures
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Join the Battle for Net Neutrality!! We need to stop them from allowing ISPs to charge us extra fees to access ebooks, games or anything else!
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The Kindle is Ten Years Old
257 scottsigler Hi everyone. I'm honored EARTHCORE is the book club pick, and if you read it I hope you dig it. As other Redditors have pointed out, the current version on Audible/iTunes and the eBook on Amazon (and others) is the current version, completely re-written. The original was about 120,000 words, the current version is about 180,000. I re-wrote it primarily because I'm now much better at my craft. Damn proud of the new version. Unfortunately, the print version won't be out for a few months. I hope that doesn't inconvenience anyone! Also, the cover on the Goodreads link is old: [this is the current cover](https://7jtjw222dqs33tthx34xsxi18iy-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/EC16-PB-680.jpg). The audiobook is narrated by Ray Porter, Audible's 2015 Narrator of the Year, and he delivers an awesome performance. Here is my page for the book where you can find links to the different vendors: https://scottsigler.com/book/earthcore/
38 F1rePhant0m Ive never jumped in on these book club picks...but this sounds intriguing to me....
24 elphie93 This sounds really interesting, but I can't seem to find it anywhere! I've just tried the entire library catalogue for my (big) city, a big chain bookshop and 4 online sites I use to buy books. This could be tricky...
18 VikingDAB The best way to get the audiobook is to buy the ebook on Amazon and then add the Audible narration. It is cheaper than buying the audiobook directly.
16 ReallyPissedGuy I've listened to several of Sigler's audiobooks. He does the voice work himself, and they are free for the most part. I was pleasantly surprised. The production value was fairly high, and the plots were generally fast paced, creative, and enjoyable. I haven't read Earthcore, but I think I will.
13 docwilson2 I'm going to check this out, loved his Infected Trilogy.
12 inevitablelover When or where can we talk about the book? I finished it but I have one question that maybe I missed in the book; so I'm interested in what the answer could be? I don't want to spoil it to anyone who hasn't read it yet or is still reading it. :)
12 corsair1617 Is everyone really enjoying this? I will say I'm intrigued by the story but the characters are killing it for me. The dialogue too. All the characters feel like juvenile characaters to me. Angry prospector, cigar smoking boss (who smokes because, you know bosses do), super sexualized murder spy, and nerdy smarter-than-you scientist. All of them feel single note. Everyone talks like a 15 year old who loves the word fuck. I was surprised that the author wasn't 20. I'm about 1/3 of the way through and honestly I just want all of them to get ripped apart. I haven't decided to quit on it yet, but I am close.
9 fiberpunk What timing! /u/crazycatlady108 and I were talking about Sigler books last week. I listened to Earthcore about a billion years ago (approximately) as a podiobook. I approve of this book selection!
8 _aD Oh wow, this is a blast from the past! "Earthcore: The world's first podcast novel" is an opener I'll always remember. Interesting characters and with very well-paced plot development. The action is gripping and the looming sense of unease is ratcheted up in a series of crescendos.
6 rubbucks Can anybody confirm if this book is out of print? Like elphie93, I can't find it anywhere except for a digital copy.
7 lurker4lyfe6969 If you like Lovecraftian horror then pick this book up. I really enjoyed it and I don't often get a book that capture my attention like this one. Yeah the language is a bit crass, and a bit cliche but it makes up for it with suspenseful storytelling.
5 claenray168 Just picked the kindle version today. Looking forward to starting it soon.
5 Gym_Dom I tried the original podcast version several years ago after reading Infected. I didn't make it far in Earthcore due to its audio quality; I remember this persistent fan sound in the background. Now that I've read the updated version, I have to agree that the story's improved greatly. There's more buildup to getting to the mountain this time. Now that I've read it, I can see how its conclusion makes readers clamor for the follow-up, much like I still do with Sigler's Nocturnal. I look forward to chatting more about this book and its ties to the Siglerverse as September progresses.
5 stobert I finished listening to it a couple weeks ago, and it is a tremendous book. Highly recommend everyone check this out.
6 SavageUtopia Having not really had a book grab my interest in a long time, which has really bothered me as I was quite the bookworm during my childhood, I decided to download this e-book on a whim on Monday. Four days later, I have read more than half of the book and am looking forward to finishing it this weekend! This is not my usual genre of interest but glad that I took it up. Thanks for a great selection!
5 dcollins561 RY y. Y y. I just. Hu I h. Referrt. U. I. I. Y. F rr
4 inevitablelover I'm a little new to this Reddit thing, so I apologize for any errors/repeat questions. @scottsigler - there are a few veterans in this book, and they have similar feelings towards the service, mostly about how they felt worthless and such after 'leaving'. I feel that you describe these emotions very well, are you a veteran yourself? Curious! Side note - I'm nearly halfway done reading the book on Hoopla and I am hooked! I can't put it down and I definitely look forward to reading your other stuff. Thanks!
5 Willster328 Ugh. I'm actually pretty mad that this is e-book only. I don't have an e-reader (refuse to buy one) and I'm not going to read this on a cell phone. Future picks should have a physical copy available, as this seems to be a pretty standard prerequisite for you know... books...
3 Scottneut Reading it on hoopla- about 1/4 of the way done. Really digging this book. Has a lot more depth than I had expected. I can't wait to unearth the mysteries surrounding the mountain.
254 0 scottsigler Hi everyone. I'm honored EARTHCORE is the book club pick, and if you read it I hope you dig it. As other Redditors have pointed out, the current version on Audible/iTunes and the eBook on Amazon (and others) is the current version, completely re-written. The original was about 120,000 words, the current version is about 180,000. I re-wrote it primarily because I'm now much better at my craft. Damn proud of the new version. Unfortunately, the print version won't be out for a few months. I hope that doesn't inconvenience anyone! Also, the cover on the Goodreads link is old: [this is the current cover](https://7jtjw222dqs33tthx34xsxi18iy-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/EC16-PB-680.jpg). The audiobook is narrated by Ray Porter, Audible's 2015 Narrator of the Year, and he delivers an awesome performance. Here is my page for the book where you can find links to the different vendors: https://scottsigler.com/book/earthcore/
38 0 F1rePhant0m Ive never jumped in on these book club picks...but this sounds intriguing to me....
22 0 elphie93 This sounds really interesting, but I can't seem to find it anywhere! I've just tried the entire library catalogue for my (big) city, a big chain bookshop and 4 online sites I use to buy books. This could be tricky...
18 0 VikingDAB The best way to get the audiobook is to buy the ebook on Amazon and then add the Audible narration. It is cheaper than buying the audiobook directly.
14 0 ReallyPissedGuy I've listened to several of Sigler's audiobooks. He does the voice work himself, and they are free for the most part. I was pleasantly surprised. The production value was fairly high, and the plots were generally fast paced, creative, and enjoyable. I haven't read Earthcore, but I think I will.
12 0 docwilson2 I'm going to check this out, loved his Infected Trilogy.
12 0 inevitablelover When or where can we talk about the book? I finished it but I have one question that maybe I missed in the book; so I'm interested in what the answer could be? I don't want to spoil it to anyone who hasn't read it yet or is still reading it. :)
13 0 corsair1617 Is everyone really enjoying this? I will say I'm intrigued by the story but the characters are killing it for me. The dialogue too. All the characters feel like juvenile characaters to me. Angry prospector, cigar smoking boss (who smokes because, you know bosses do), super sexualized murder spy, and nerdy smarter-than-you scientist. All of them feel single note. Everyone talks like a 15 year old who loves the word fuck. I was surprised that the author wasn't 20. I'm about 1/3 of the way through and honestly I just want all of them to get ripped apart. I haven't decided to quit on it yet, but I am close.
11 0 fiberpunk What timing! /u/crazycatlady108 and I were talking about Sigler books last week. I listened to Earthcore about a billion years ago (approximately) as a podiobook. I approve of this book selection!
7 0 _aD Oh wow, this is a blast from the past! "Earthcore: The world's first podcast novel" is an opener I'll always remember. Interesting characters and with very well-paced plot development. The action is gripping and the looming sense of unease is ratcheted up in a series of crescendos.
6 0 rubbucks Can anybody confirm if this book is out of print? Like elphie93, I can't find it anywhere except for a digital copy.
6 0 lurker4lyfe6969 If you like Lovecraftian horror then pick this book up. I really enjoyed it and I don't often get a book that capture my attention like this one. Yeah the language is a bit crass, and a bit cliche but it makes up for it with suspenseful storytelling.
5 0 claenray168 Just picked the kindle version today. Looking forward to starting it soon.
5 0 Gym_Dom I tried the original podcast version several years ago after reading Infected. I didn't make it far in Earthcore due to its audio quality; I remember this persistent fan sound in the background. Now that I've read the updated version, I have to agree that the story's improved greatly. There's more buildup to getting to the mountain this time. Now that I've read it, I can see how its conclusion makes readers clamor for the follow-up, much like I still do with Sigler's Nocturnal. I look forward to chatting more about this book and its ties to the Siglerverse as September progresses.
6 0 stobert I finished listening to it a couple weeks ago, and it is a tremendous book. Highly recommend everyone check this out.
6 0 SavageUtopia Having not really had a book grab my interest in a long time, which has really bothered me as I was quite the bookworm during my childhood, I decided to download this e-book on a whim on Monday. Four days later, I have read more than half of the book and am looking forward to finishing it this weekend! This is not my usual genre of interest but glad that I took it up. Thanks for a great selection!
5 0 dcollins561 RY y. Y y. I just. Hu I h. Referrt. U. I. I. Y. F rr
5 0 inevitablelover I'm a little new to this Reddit thing, so I apologize for any errors/repeat questions. @scottsigler - there are a few veterans in this book, and they have similar feelings towards the service, mostly about how they felt worthless and such after 'leaving'. I feel that you describe these emotions very well, are you a veteran yourself? Curious! Side note - I'm nearly halfway done reading the book on Hoopla and I am hooked! I can't put it down and I definitely look forward to reading your other stuff. Thanks!
4 0 Willster328 Ugh. I'm actually pretty mad that this is e-book only. I don't have an e-reader (refuse to buy one) and I'm not going to read this on a cell phone. Future picks should have a physical copy available, as this seems to be a pretty standard prerequisite for you know... books...
4 0 Scottneut Reading it on hoopla- about 1/4 of the way done. Really digging this book. Has a lot more depth than I had expected. I can't wait to unearth the mysteries surrounding the mountain.