Topic: Books! Books! Books!

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@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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@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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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.



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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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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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.

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



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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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@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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