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The /r/books book club pick for September/October is Earthcore by Scott Sigler!
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Weekly FAQ Thread September 24 2017: How do you discover new books?
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J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' Still Matters 80 Years Later
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Stephen King's 'It' and the fear of polio: a theory
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Red Rising is making me a remember why reading is so great.
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“Humiliating”: Inside The Latest Controversy To Roil The New York Times
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Ever read a book that was so on point that it scared you!?
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How Books Designed for Soldiers’ Pockets Changed Publishing Forever
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[Spoilers] The Lies of Locke Lakota by Scott Lynch
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I know I'll get heck for this one... Jack Kerouac overrated?
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My Roommate Got Weird Books in the Mail
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Adaptations
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Autonomous is a sharp thriller about robotic freedom and patent piracy
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What does it mean when a book has no number line?
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I can't focus when I read anymore.
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Is Kindle Bad For My Eyes?
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What are some of your weird reading habits?
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J K Rowling’s reply to my fan letter from 1998 has been published in a series called ‘Letters of Note’
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Does any one else think that liking Infinite Jest is halfway between an intellectual pissing contest, and a massive circle jerk?
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Eli Finkel and Mark Regnerus on How Romance in America Has Changed
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Who knew there was a "lost" Truman Capote book? Insane!
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A Court of Thorns and Roses readers (Sarah J. Maas)
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Looking for a great ebook/PDF reader for a windows tablet.
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What are the books that you know you could never get rid of? These are the ones that stay on the bookshelf just to remind you of how much you love them?
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How do you decide which stories to read in a short story collection
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An eye-opening history of chicken dinners and antibiotic resistance
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I've started reading 'The Shining,' and I'm noticing some striking similarities
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Where can I get unabridged books?
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Wanting to start a book club, but don’t know where to begin.
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Is "RedShirts" by John Scalzi really that funny?
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Inside the creepy, sleazy, campy world of '70s horror books Paperbacks from Hell
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Great books to fall for now that summer’s over
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"Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire", "History of Civilisation" - worth the investment?
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About to commit to "Murder"
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So I just finished Lorien Legacies (the I Am Number Four Series)
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Was anyone else mostly unaffected by the Brothers Karamazov?
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My friend claims that book most book series tend to get poorer if they have five or more books.
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Questions regarding Brief History of Seven Killings
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Upcoming AMAs for Sep 24 - Oct 08: Lauren Oliver, Kaira Rouda, Eric Flint & Alistair Kimble, Amulya Malladi, David Wong
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Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice: Weird thing with the shire
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What do you get from reading a book over listening to an audiobook?
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Just finished the book thief
5 Pavlovurasag Yes, he does. And all kinds of other stuff which make his texts magical. Next, try Sputnik, Sweethart -it's even shorter yet very well written.
5 Hickory_54 >After Dark is my first Haruki Murakami novel, and I chose this over one of his more popular ventures because I don't have the time commitment for a 600 page novel right now. I've only read Norwegian Wood and Hardboiled Wonderland and... but I got the feeling reading Hardboiled Wonderland that I was reading his masterpiece if that's worth anything to you, I don't see how he could do anything better than it for me in any amount of pages.
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4 goodname_ There's nothing wrong with telling
5 mishefe I respect Murakami greatly, but, honestly, I find his writing atrocious. These are some of the reasons why. He's very talented, deserves his place in the canon. But I can't stand reading it.
2 breakabread If you liked After Dark, I highly recommend *Norwegian Wood*. It's roughly 300 pages so not that long in comparison but it's arguably his most famous work.
2 PrettyFlakko I've read three Murakami novels and I have a lot of respect for him as a writer. He creates a very special kind of calmness and atmosphere that is very hard to pull off. Norwegian Wood is one of the best books I have ever read. With that being said, you are absolutely right. His prose is certainly not as good as people make it out to be. He uses a lot of cliché lines and tells instead of showing. It's also one of the reasons why he is so easy to read. There is a flow in his style that is undeniable.
1 DukeInterior Murakami has a way of intentionally creating boringly mundane descriptive scenes, to create contrast with the weird surreal shit that happens in his books. I've never met another writer who can manage to take a man eating spaghetti while listening to jazz in his kitchen and actually make it interesting.
5 0 Pavlovurasag Yes, he does. And all kinds of other stuff which make his texts magical. Next, try Sputnik, Sweethart -it's even shorter yet very well written.
3 0 Hickory_54 >After Dark is my first Haruki Murakami novel, and I chose this over one of his more popular ventures because I don't have the time commitment for a 600 page novel right now. I've only read Norwegian Wood and Hardboiled Wonderland and... but I got the feeling reading Hardboiled Wonderland that I was reading his masterpiece if that's worth anything to you, I don't see how he could do anything better than it for me in any amount of pages.
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5 0 goodname_ There's nothing wrong with telling
4 0 mishefe I respect Murakami greatly, but, honestly, I find his writing atrocious. These are some of the reasons why. He's very talented, deserves his place in the canon. But I can't stand reading it.
2 0 breakabread If you liked After Dark, I highly recommend *Norwegian Wood*. It's roughly 300 pages so not that long in comparison but it's arguably his most famous work.
2 0 PrettyFlakko I've read three Murakami novels and I have a lot of respect for him as a writer. He creates a very special kind of calmness and atmosphere that is very hard to pull off. Norwegian Wood is one of the best books I have ever read. With that being said, you are absolutely right. His prose is certainly not as good as people make it out to be. He uses a lot of cliché lines and tells instead of showing. It's also one of the reasons why he is so easy to read. There is a flow in his style that is undeniable.
1 0 DukeInterior Murakami has a way of intentionally creating boringly mundane descriptive scenes, to create contrast with the weird surreal shit that happens in his books. I've never met another writer who can manage to take a man eating spaghetti while listening to jazz in his kitchen and actually make it interesting.