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We are The Eden Book Society, nearly 100 years of unseen horror: Andrew Michael Hurley, Jenn Ashworth, Sam Mills. Ask Us Anything!
39
Native American Literature: November 2017
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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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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!
134
The art of Terry Pratchett's Discworld – in pictures
172
The Kindle is Ten Years Old
458
Laundry, libraries, and literacy: Why one group is putting books in laundromats
10
Parents, please let your kids read whatever they like
49
The Keats Letters Project is sharing 200 year-old Keats' letters online
5
[Spoilers] Phillip K. Dick's VALIS
41
100 Notable Books of 2017 NYTimes
6
Why do people dislike The Catcher in the Rye?
29
For those giving books as gifts this holiday, will you read those copies beforehand?
15
Just finished man in the high castle and I'm not impressed...
1
Who here has read Anna and the French Kiss and can we discuss it? Did you like it or dislike it?
22
What would be a good argument I could make to my students as to why television can't replace reading fiction?
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Two versions of same book printed 30 years apart show how society has changed
7
What I learned from talking to strangers about books on the New York City subway
14
The Best Books About New York City
2
The Gap series, by Stephen R Donaldson
0
Just finished Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions.
1
Started reading The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, last month. But it felt so dated to proceed after a few chapters, and I had to quit. Am I the only one feeling this way?
1
how to read a people's history of the united states
5
The Country of Ice Cream Star
15
Sladehouse by David Mitchell
2
Are Norton Critical Editions okay for casual reading?
3
Reading speed trouble?
2
What is your favorite real-world literary place?
1
Is it recommended that Robertson Davies' trilogy books be read in order?
5
Curious George Biopic Tells Incredible True Story Behind the Books
7
LeVar Burton recreates the Art of Fiction interview with James Baldwin
4
The Picture in Joan Didion's Mind
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Kids’ book called ‘P is for Palestine’ is stirring up outrage among moms
0
Favorite author as a 22 year old female
32
Amazon's $1bn bet on Lord of the Rings shows scale of its TV ambition
24
Thucydides ancient account of the Peloponnesian War has many fascinating parallels with modern times.
5
2017 Costa Book Awards Shortlist Announced - The Millions
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The True Glamour of Clarice Lispector
22
Now is a good time to start reading, or brush up on Robert Jordan's fantasy series The Wheel of Time
14
Mythos review: the Greek myths get the Stephen Fry treatment
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Buying books online from Downpour?
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Question about “A Simple Plan” movie vs. book.
9 toilet_brush I don't exactly love this series, but I'll defend it... It's about the youth, the prime of life and the old age of Ged, with a story that is suited to each of these stages. The Tombs of Atuan *was* the "amazing things he's done", or at least one of the main ones and representative of the others. I appreciate Le Guin's brevity, she doesn't labour the point of Ged moving up the wizard career ladder. Not every fantasy series needs to resemble a row of bricks on the shelf.
6 Dastardlyrebel The last book is beautiful, short yes, but like the others, every sentence is worth reading and well crafted. Not your average fantasy which is 1000 pages and full of filler. You'll be glad to hear there are more books in the series (which I haven't read!) and Ursula le Guin wrote many other great novels and short stories.
6 -angh One of the things I like about le Guin, that makes her different from many other sci-fi/fantasy authors, is that for her the action isn't the point of the story. Her stories tend to focus on social commentary or emotional development. Action is a bit of an afterthought. I wouldn't enjoy *only* reading books like that, but it is a deliberate stylistic choice that (imo) she executes well. It's OK if you don't like it; not everyone has to like the same thing. I just think it's worth acknowledging that the style is an intentional choice.
9 0 toilet_brush I don't exactly love this series, but I'll defend it... It's about the youth, the prime of life and the old age of Ged, with a story that is suited to each of these stages. The Tombs of Atuan *was* the "amazing things he's done", or at least one of the main ones and representative of the others. I appreciate Le Guin's brevity, she doesn't labour the point of Ged moving up the wizard career ladder. Not every fantasy series needs to resemble a row of bricks on the shelf.
7 0 Dastardlyrebel The last book is beautiful, short yes, but like the others, every sentence is worth reading and well crafted. Not your average fantasy which is 1000 pages and full of filler. You'll be glad to hear there are more books in the series (which I haven't read!) and Ursula le Guin wrote many other great novels and short stories.
7 0 -angh One of the things I like about le Guin, that makes her different from many other sci-fi/fantasy authors, is that for her the action isn't the point of the story. Her stories tend to focus on social commentary or emotional development. Action is a bit of an afterthought. I wouldn't enjoy *only* reading books like that, but it is a deliberate stylistic choice that (imo) she executes well. It's OK if you don't like it; not everyone has to like the same thing. I just think it's worth acknowledging that the style is an intentional choice.