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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
4 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.
4 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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3 goodname_ There's nothing wrong with telling
4 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 [deleted] 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.
4 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.
4 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
5 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 [deleted] 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.