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The /r/books book club selection for April is The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey
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Simple Questions: April 21, 2018
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Not too long ago, I finished Dreams From my Father by Barack Obama. I found it to be an incredibly powerful, humanizing portrait of our 44th president
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The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
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The 100 best one-star Amazon Reviews of The Great Gatsby
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Keeping books in a windowsill?
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A curious incident of the dog in the night time
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Just read a Higher Loyalty, by former FBI director James Comey.
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The meanest things Vladimir Nabokov said about other writers
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I just finished reading The Girl On The Train
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For those of you who have read The Neapolitan Novels, how true are they to women's friendships?
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'Beyond the Beats': Rock's greatest drummers share their craft in book
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Which classic is being described by this 1 star review?
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I read Factfullness by Hans Rosling and it's like an antidote to the "always bad news all the time" epidemic
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Voice in head while reading
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"America’s 100 most-loved novels" as chosen in a Survey from PBS for their "The Great American Read" Series
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Amazing book series you should all read! John Marsden - Tomorrow, when the war began.
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After 3 decades... science fiction...
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My thoughts on The Catcher in the Rye
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Dan Brown's Inferno movie adaptation? (SPOILERS)
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Los Angeles Times book prizes awarded to literary veterans, emerging authors
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Inferno by Dan Brown
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What are some less obvious books that would make great movies, and why?
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The illusion of time. Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.
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Just read Rosemary's Baby while pregnant with my son
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What books have you read just because you've seen it and thought "what the hell"? Were they any good?
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How Flap Illustrations Helped Reveal the Body’s Inner Secrets: Sixteenth century scholars peeled away anatomical ignorance one layer at a time.
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This Adorable Book Store In Toronto Has A Vending Machine That Gives Out Rare Books
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What was the last book you rage-quit?
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Library of America Editions
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The Vonnegut Universe
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The Overstory by Richard Powers seems to be another overlooked book by a massively underrated writer.
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Sympathy for the Devil
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What book have you (re)read as an adult that makes you think, "This is a kids' book!?"
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How do you "visualize" books that are more literary and focus on style/prose/thematic depth?
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Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians, was named one of Time Magazine's Top 100 Influential People of 2018!
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The Sublime Cluelessness of Throwing Lavish Great Gatsby Parties- The article I revisit whenever someone brings up the Great Gatsby
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Fierce Kingdom - phew
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Swedish Academy, which picks the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, acknowledged on Friday that names of some previous prize winners had been leaked in advance and it pledged to redraw the ancient rules governing how it functions.
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Where do I buy Chinese books in the US
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Can we talk about the Glory of John Steinbeck?
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Is there something wrong with the way I read books?
50 derdody Jack's struggle with alcoholism was so much a part of the book (chewing aspirin, etc..). Not so much in the movie. When Nicholson downed the drink at the bar, he really savored it. That was the only sign of his drinking problem on screen.
30 schmoopieblues Make sure you have plenty of room in the freezer
26 huyagirl Next. Read The Stand also by Stephen King. You won’t put it down.
19 -Ancalagon- Movies to books, try Jurassic Park. There are some really cool additions that never made the movie.
10 Speaker4theRest Whenever you finish that King novel...and if you want a short break from some horror and delve into something short and a little different, but still a book based on a movie...I would reccomend [Stories of Your Life](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/223380.Stories_of_Your_Life_and_Others?from_search=true) by Ted Chiang...it is the story the movie Arrival was based on...and my $0.02 is that they are both amazing, but TBH I liked the movie better...either way, it's a superb book.
11 stephdfk Most of Stephen King's books are like this. Character development is (IMO) his strongest point as a storyteller. Even the so-so books have moments of amazing character development.
7 kerrymimipink Read King’s short stories, specifically Four Seasons which he wrote under the name of Richard Bachman. The Long Walk is my favorite.
20 Edeb1 Try 'It' after the shining
7 jenspusta The Shining was my favorite. I read all of his books. The part where he sees the scary old lady in the bathtub was especially terrifying for me. I used to yell at my husband for not closing the shower curtain. After reading that book, I yelled at him for not leaving it open. He was so confused. He said, “I don’t get it! First you want me to close it and now you want it open!”
5 WileyJellyfish Stephen King has some great novels, but I’m a bigger fan of his short stories and novellas. You must read “Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut”. It has the science fiction you like and is just a wonderful story.
22 LilSebs_MrsF "Adult fiction" does not mean what you think it means..
4 Clark_Bellingham Lovecraft is very eerie to read at night. I read s story a night (or more) of his collected works the summer before last. That was.... surreal.
6 Bones99839 Well if you decide you want to know what happened after the incident at the overlook hotel try Dr. Sleep.
3 Archonet Try Misery next!
3 knottywobble Try IT by Stephen King. Very definition of cosmic horror.
4 memesus Read It. Read It. **READ IT.** You will love it, TRUST ME, by far my favorite book of all time, and this post was shockingly relatable for me, so I’m sure youll love it just as much.
2 Dogdaze89 I dont recall writing this post? I've just started an interest in reading after getting my Echo. I just hit chapter 22. Granted im on the audiobook vs the physical, but as I was laying in bed last night about to dose off, when Stephen King threw a curve ball as Jack was talking Ullman at the beginning of Chapter 20. Couldn't sleep for another hour and kept listening. ha. Congrats on finding something that peaks your interest!
2 jaime_riri I love reading books I saw the movie of first. The Jurassic Parks are good. The Game of Thrones series are one of my fav books to screen. The Shining, though! Holy shit! I had never been afraid of words before that one. They adapted one of my newer favs, The Girl with All the Gifts. But my all time, hands down favorite, is Gone with the Wind
2 psycotica0 The Time Traveler's Wife: way more interesting than the film, if you can keep the timeline straight. Also try Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I don't know why, it just seems right. I'd say don't read too many King novels back to back, you're just starting out. Try branching a bit, you can always go back to them later.
2 SuperMario1313 I'd suggest "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" to read next, or one of the next books. The movie was good, but the book was much better. PLUS you can continue imagining Jack Nicholson as your protagonist.
48 0 derdody Jack's struggle with alcoholism was so much a part of the book (chewing aspirin, etc..). Not so much in the movie. When Nicholson downed the drink at the bar, he really savored it. That was the only sign of his drinking problem on screen.
32 0 schmoopieblues Make sure you have plenty of room in the freezer
27 0 huyagirl Next. Read The Stand also by Stephen King. You won’t put it down.
20 0 -Ancalagon- Movies to books, try Jurassic Park. There are some really cool additions that never made the movie.
11 0 Speaker4theRest Whenever you finish that King novel...and if you want a short break from some horror and delve into something short and a little different, but still a book based on a movie...I would reccomend [Stories of Your Life](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/223380.Stories_of_Your_Life_and_Others?from_search=true) by Ted Chiang...it is the story the movie Arrival was based on...and my $0.02 is that they are both amazing, but TBH I liked the movie better...either way, it's a superb book.
10 0 stephdfk Most of Stephen King's books are like this. Character development is (IMO) his strongest point as a storyteller. Even the so-so books have moments of amazing character development.
8 0 kerrymimipink Read King’s short stories, specifically Four Seasons which he wrote under the name of Richard Bachman. The Long Walk is my favorite.
20 0 Edeb1 Try 'It' after the shining
7 0 jenspusta The Shining was my favorite. I read all of his books. The part where he sees the scary old lady in the bathtub was especially terrifying for me. I used to yell at my husband for not closing the shower curtain. After reading that book, I yelled at him for not leaving it open. He was so confused. He said, “I don’t get it! First you want me to close it and now you want it open!”
6 0 WileyJellyfish Stephen King has some great novels, but I’m a bigger fan of his short stories and novellas. You must read “Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut”. It has the science fiction you like and is just a wonderful story.
22 0 LilSebs_MrsF "Adult fiction" does not mean what you think it means..
4 0 Clark_Bellingham Lovecraft is very eerie to read at night. I read s story a night (or more) of his collected works the summer before last. That was.... surreal.
7 0 Bones99839 Well if you decide you want to know what happened after the incident at the overlook hotel try Dr. Sleep.
3 0 Archonet Try Misery next!
3 0 knottywobble Try IT by Stephen King. Very definition of cosmic horror.
5 0 memesus Read It. Read It. **READ IT.** You will love it, TRUST ME, by far my favorite book of all time, and this post was shockingly relatable for me, so I’m sure youll love it just as much.
2 0 Dogdaze89 I dont recall writing this post? I've just started an interest in reading after getting my Echo. I just hit chapter 22. Granted im on the audiobook vs the physical, but as I was laying in bed last night about to dose off, when Stephen King threw a curve ball as Jack was talking Ullman at the beginning of Chapter 20. Couldn't sleep for another hour and kept listening. ha. Congrats on finding something that peaks your interest!
2 0 jaime_riri I love reading books I saw the movie of first. The Jurassic Parks are good. The Game of Thrones series are one of my fav books to screen. The Shining, though! Holy shit! I had never been afraid of words before that one. They adapted one of my newer favs, The Girl with All the Gifts. But my all time, hands down favorite, is Gone with the Wind
2 0 psycotica0 The Time Traveler's Wife: way more interesting than the film, if you can keep the timeline straight. Also try Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I don't know why, it just seems right. I'd say don't read too many King novels back to back, you're just starting out. Try branching a bit, you can always go back to them later.
2 0 SuperMario1313 I'd suggest "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" to read next, or one of the next books. The movie was good, but the book was much better. PLUS you can continue imagining Jack Nicholson as your protagonist.