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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?
57 crazyreadr Terry Good kind, first book was alright. 2nd garbage. Can't read any of his later books without feeling like I'm watching a rerun of a cheesy soap opera.
92 midwestbookworm Nicholas Sparks. Read 1 book for book club. No more.
145 TheDarkTriad37 James Patterson. Vapid, corny, and mindless. Total popcorn fiction. Guy's obviously doing something right, being as popular as he is, but to me reading him is like choosing to watch public access cop procedurals when you could be watching True Detective or Breaking Bad instead. To each their own, I guess.
48 Henrysue1 EL James - 50 shades of gray. Couldn’t make it through the first book. Ugg. Horrible. Even the best story in that writing style would be horrible. But with the bad story it was unbearable.
42 kabonfire L Ron Hubbard, halfway through Battlefield Earth and I realized, the movie was better.
15 twangatonic Cliche Cussler
15 EmileKhadaji Dean Koontz. I was reading a lot of king at the time. It's the only non-fiction book i just gave up on. Card after reading Empire. I still have a soft spot for the original trilogy but he was never that great of a writer and if there aren't even interesting ideas and just politically motivated drivel then what's the point? Dickens. One day i'm going to give a tale of two cities one more chance, but goddamn was that some boring shit when i was a kid.
14 idontknowstufforwhat I don't because my tastes evolves over time. I used to not like Hemingwa, now I love his work. I used to seek out Ken Follett, but now am somewhat over it. I never swear any of them off, at least indefinitely, because I know full well my opinion of a book is purely based on my present self.
47 dolphins3 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. By the time I was done I was so fucking disappointed that Silas hadn't murdered them all. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I read the first couple chapters in high school and couldn't keep going it was so shitty.
12 OldMackysBackInTown I liked Chuck Palahniuk until Snuff. By that point I was old enough to realize what a joke he was.
131 GoldenApple_Corps Ayn Rand. Read Atlas Shrugged once upon a time and it is seriously some of the most poorly written garbage I've ever tried to read. At one point she gives up any real pretense of telling a story to shove her ideology down your throat under the guise of it being a radio broadcast. This section lasts for 50 fucking pages!
58 eatonsht Stephanie Meyer. I forced myself to finish her first book. Reads worse than a junior high book report. Thomas Mann. I read half of his huge novel Magic Mountain. Seems like a diary recounting mundane every day experiences that just rambles on and on. Only book I ever stopped half way and couldn't finish. Steinbeck. Just isn't my cup of tea. I find his writing boring. Ayn Rand. For some reason I was forced to read atlas shrugged when nobody else had too. She seemed like a pompous narcissistic ass in her writings. Was very glad when we parted ways.
30 AmberPowerMan Piers Anthony. I read Prostho Plus and it had a disturbing scene sexualizing an underage girl's body (the main female character was 26, but was being "de-aged" by technology). Googled to see if anyone else was as disturbed as I had been. Turns out, it's a major thing in his writing.
25 Azlan95 Jodi Piccult.Very emotionally exploitative
8 TomatoFettuccini Dan Brown, Da Vinci Code. 'Nuff said. Honorable mention: Dean R. Koontz. Every book's protagonist is a writer/former writer recovering from some sort of trauma who gets drawn into some sort of Scooby-Doo adventure. It took me three books to figure this out, so not quite as per OP's instructions. Hacks both.
40 elektroesthesia Hemingway. I despise his writing, was forced to read A Farewell to Arms and will never read anything else by him.
121 derGropenfuhrer Cormac "fuck punctuation" McCarthy I wonder how many downvotes I'll get...
58 0 crazyreadr Terry Good kind, first book was alright. 2nd garbage. Can't read any of his later books without feeling like I'm watching a rerun of a cheesy soap opera.
90 0 midwestbookworm Nicholas Sparks. Read 1 book for book club. No more.
145 0 TheDarkTriad37 James Patterson. Vapid, corny, and mindless. Total popcorn fiction. Guy's obviously doing something right, being as popular as he is, but to me reading him is like choosing to watch public access cop procedurals when you could be watching True Detective or Breaking Bad instead. To each their own, I guess.
48 0 Henrysue1 EL James - 50 shades of gray. Couldn’t make it through the first book. Ugg. Horrible. Even the best story in that writing style would be horrible. But with the bad story it was unbearable.
43 0 kabonfire L Ron Hubbard, halfway through Battlefield Earth and I realized, the movie was better.
15 0 twangatonic Cliche Cussler
14 0 EmileKhadaji Dean Koontz. I was reading a lot of king at the time. It's the only non-fiction book i just gave up on. Card after reading Empire. I still have a soft spot for the original trilogy but he was never that great of a writer and if there aren't even interesting ideas and just politically motivated drivel then what's the point? Dickens. One day i'm going to give a tale of two cities one more chance, but goddamn was that some boring shit when i was a kid.
14 0 idontknowstufforwhat I don't because my tastes evolves over time. I used to not like Hemingwa, now I love his work. I used to seek out Ken Follett, but now am somewhat over it. I never swear any of them off, at least indefinitely, because I know full well my opinion of a book is purely based on my present self.
46 0 dolphins3 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. By the time I was done I was so fucking disappointed that Silas hadn't murdered them all. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I read the first couple chapters in high school and couldn't keep going it was so shitty.
12 0 OldMackysBackInTown I liked Chuck Palahniuk until Snuff. By that point I was old enough to realize what a joke he was.
136 0 GoldenApple_Corps Ayn Rand. Read Atlas Shrugged once upon a time and it is seriously some of the most poorly written garbage I've ever tried to read. At one point she gives up any real pretense of telling a story to shove her ideology down your throat under the guise of it being a radio broadcast. This section lasts for 50 fucking pages!
64 0 eatonsht Stephanie Meyer. I forced myself to finish her first book. Reads worse than a junior high book report. Thomas Mann. I read half of his huge novel Magic Mountain. Seems like a diary recounting mundane every day experiences that just rambles on and on. Only book I ever stopped half way and couldn't finish. Steinbeck. Just isn't my cup of tea. I find his writing boring. Ayn Rand. For some reason I was forced to read atlas shrugged when nobody else had too. She seemed like a pompous narcissistic ass in her writings. Was very glad when we parted ways.
30 0 AmberPowerMan Piers Anthony. I read Prostho Plus and it had a disturbing scene sexualizing an underage girl's body (the main female character was 26, but was being "de-aged" by technology). Googled to see if anyone else was as disturbed as I had been. Turns out, it's a major thing in his writing.
23 0 Azlan95 Jodi Piccult.Very emotionally exploitative
8 0 TomatoFettuccini Dan Brown, Da Vinci Code. 'Nuff said. Honorable mention: Dean R. Koontz. Every book's protagonist is a writer/former writer recovering from some sort of trauma who gets drawn into some sort of Scooby-Doo adventure. It took me three books to figure this out, so not quite as per OP's instructions. Hacks both.
39 0 elektroesthesia Hemingway. I despise his writing, was forced to read A Farewell to Arms and will never read anything else by him.
119 0 derGropenfuhrer Cormac "fuck punctuation" McCarthy I wonder how many downvotes I'll get...