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What Books Are You Reading This Week? February 19, 2018
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I’m John Kessel, author of PRIDE AND PROMETHEUS, which is a mashup of Frankenstein and Pride and Prejudice, AMA!
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13 years ago today Hunter S. Thompson committed suicide. My favorite thing he ever wrote is his "wave" speech.
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Hi there! I'm Jason Matthews, former CIA officer and author of Red Sparrow, soon to be a major motion picture. Ask Me Anything!
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My copy of Paradise Lost, as promised. Plus a little extra ;)
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On today's date, one of the most charismatic and eccentric writers of the past 100 years committed suicide at his ranch in Woody Creek, Colorado. Here is his note. I hope, somewhere, it got weird enough for you Hunter.
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Sci Fi trilogy :- The Three body problem
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2017 Nebula Award Finalists Announced!
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Have you ever wanted to talk about a book but not known what to say?
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My local bookshop is rather interesting.
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Dragonriders of Pern
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Milo Yiannopoulos drops his lawsuit against Simon and Schuster.
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The Art of War by Sun Tsu is more about life than it is about War.
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Has anyone experienced or witnessed a person's transformation from being book-phobic to being erudite?
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Does The Stormlight Archive ever pick up the pace? SPOILERS FOR THE WAY OF KINGS
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How Did Way of the Peaceful Warrior change your life?
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Displacing the Displacement Novel: V. S. Naipaul’s “In a Free State”
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Just finished Infinite Jest
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Asocial Female Lead?
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Searching for information about a T. S. Eliot Poem.
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Any Pendragon Fans?
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Just finished reading Farenheit 451 for the first time
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Tolstoy on his early life
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Do deckle edges in hardcovers mean the book is damaged?
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What are your thoughts on Isaac Asimov's later stories?
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Joe Hill sets original 'vinyl-first' short story audiobook: Listen to an excerpt
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Is there a way that I could find L. Frank Baum's Oz book series with original illustrations online?
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Do your have a reading log? If so, how do you organize it?
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Our Bookclub's Thoughts on Starship Troopers
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Listening to music and reading; Maynard James Keenan and Rand al'Thor
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Thoughts on Foucault's Pendulum? (Umberto Eco)
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The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
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What is the Dark Souls of books?
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Started The Brothers Karamazov and for a classic, it’s not at all boring. Gotten hooked after a long hiatus from not reading.
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Lani Sarem author of controversial 23 hour New York Times Best Seller "Handbook For Mortals" gives her side of the scandal
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Any Inkheart fans?
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Long-lost manual reveals surprising secrets of 1720s sex
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If the decline of Barnes and Nobel depresses you, check out Waterstones, a UK book seller which is going from strength to strength.
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If you keep a digital book journal, what do you use?
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How much pages do you guys read per day?
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Thoughts on Hyperion?
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Possible plot hole in Dracula
13 weeeee_plonk I don't think it's possible to escape all the vitriol that reddit vomits on Hillary, and for that reason I doubt that you'll be able to inspire a meaningful conversation on this subject. That being said, I don't think she's used the analogy correctly; if she had, she would only say that we should trust ourselves. The leaders (ie the Inner Party), the press (ie Ministry of Truth), and the 'experts' (are there any in *1984*?) are all the people Winston Smith should *not* rely on. If you take the literary moment out of the context of the novel, you can understand the point she's trying to make. Attempting to define reality *is* a core feature of authoritarianism, and that *is* what happens with 2+2=5—and the leaders, press, and experts *should* be trusted if they are not a part of the authoritarian gov't trying to convince the people of lies. Unfortunately, as that is not the case in *1984*, the analogy falls apart.
3 MotionBlue No, of course it isn't. Best case scenario, this is the result of poor editing/ghost writing. Worst case scenario, HRC radically misunderstood the point of 1984.
3 krnm No, but that's mainly because in Oceania the Party was also the leaders, press, and experts. Any opposition was quickly crushed.
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7 communistdaughters considering the torturer that she mentions is one of those leaders that she entreats people to rely on, i'm not even sure that she's read the fucking book.
3 behemotrakau I'm sure, Orwell would not be happy about mentioning him in such context. I like Orwell for not using the word "trust".
1 [deleted] Of all of the stale references she could have made...
15 0 weeeee_plonk I don't think it's possible to escape all the vitriol that reddit vomits on Hillary, and for that reason I doubt that you'll be able to inspire a meaningful conversation on this subject. That being said, I don't think she's used the analogy correctly; if she had, she would only say that we should trust ourselves. The leaders (ie the Inner Party), the press (ie Ministry of Truth), and the 'experts' (are there any in *1984*?) are all the people Winston Smith should *not* rely on. If you take the literary moment out of the context of the novel, you can understand the point she's trying to make. Attempting to define reality *is* a core feature of authoritarianism, and that *is* what happens with 2+2=5—and the leaders, press, and experts *should* be trusted if they are not a part of the authoritarian gov't trying to convince the people of lies. Unfortunately, as that is not the case in *1984*, the analogy falls apart.
3 0 MotionBlue No, of course it isn't. Best case scenario, this is the result of poor editing/ghost writing. Worst case scenario, HRC radically misunderstood the point of 1984.
3 0 krnm No, but that's mainly because in Oceania the Party was also the leaders, press, and experts. Any opposition was quickly crushed.
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4 0 communistdaughters considering the torturer that she mentions is one of those leaders that she entreats people to rely on, i'm not even sure that she's read the fucking book.
3 0 behemotrakau I'm sure, Orwell would not be happy about mentioning him in such context. I like Orwell for not using the word "trust".
2 0 [deleted] Of all of the stale references she could have made...