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Krull

@jump I liked IQ84 too - it’s definitely pretty enjoyable. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, for my money, is Murakami at his best, though. It’s Norwegian Wood meets Twin Peaks.

I’m reading The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon. It’s great - think Raymond Chandler in an alternate post-WW2 history, with additional Jewish mysticism.

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jump

@Krull I know Michael Chabon is a respected author but I only know him from his short time writing comics, it's the same as Brad Meltzer. I really do need to check both Brad and Michael's books at some point.

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DevlinMandrake

Michael Chabon is brilliant. He did another called Gentlemen of the Road, a historical adventure about a couple of chancers. His original working title for it was Jews With Swords.

For Murakami, my hands-down favourite is The Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World. Absolutely fascinating book.

I've just finished Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human. Very funny and well done. A trawl through the mystical underbelly of Cape Town with a 16 year old would-be porn baron and a burned-out South African supernatural bounty hunter. The ending was a bit weak but the characters are cool and it's very inventive.

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Heavyarms55

Anyone else here read "The Expanse" novels? I think they have become my favorite sci-fi novels ever and the 9th and final book is due out some time this year.

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Currently: The Doughnut Fix
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Xianders

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee. I need to write an essay on this book and I think I should write it myself. But now there is no time for this, so I think that I will just buy custom college essays. But I still liked the book. I think I'll finish it when I have time.

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Vogagamitch

Currently: Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
Next: Dune, by Frank Herbert
Favorites: Catch-22, Pillars of the Earth, Jurassic Park, The Lord of the Rings

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DevlinMandrake

@HeavyArms55
I read the first 4 or 5 of that series. It was OK, a bit lightweight and formulaic and like a Firefly knock-off but enjoyable enough at the start. I went off them while reading the one where Earth gets trashed. The villain's motivations were ridiculous and were just there to keep the plot going so I didn't bother with it after that. Also, the Detective had gone by then, and he was easily my favourite character.

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Dune is one of my all time favourite novels. Absolutely amazing book and a fantastic example of detailed world-building.

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MsJubilee

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Metro by Dmitry Glukhovsky.

I second this; the metro books are fantastic. 2034 is a mixed bag, but still worth a read.

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I'm reading The Black Monday Murders, Hellboy, and Head Looper.

I am juggling through Dishonored 1, Bayo1, and Duke Nukem 3D.

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Vogagamitch

@DevlinMandrake I'm looking forward to reading it! I haven't had a lot of free time to read recently because of the end-of-school flood of work, but as soon as I'm done with BNW I'm diving right in!

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