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Old Apr 8, 2017   #1
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Books discussion thread
Hello, post here your favourite books.
Here is some of books I read recently:
George Orwell - 1984
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
I just felt in love with dystopia
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Old Apr 9, 2017   #2
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Chronicles of Nick - favorite series ive ever read
Eon, Eona
Throne of Glass series - really fuckin good


ive read thousands of books so i cant really remember them all :c
those are the ones that stand out to me
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Old Apr 9, 2017   #3
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Originally Posted by Delayer View Post
George Orwell - 1984
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
I just felt in love with dystopia

The obvious choice of book after those two is "Animal Farm" by George Orwell. Most people who know those books will recommend it for a reason.

After reading those three books you will probably not find books in the dystopic genre that can live up to those, though there are many science fiction novels that have similar vibes to them, though they may not be strictly about how terrible everything goes down.

Check out Isaac Asimov's "I, Robot". It is not anything like the film but absolutely brilliant in its firm logic. Weather or not you find it to be dystopic depends on your own judgment of things, which is something that I find more interesting than the cut and dry point of view of "1984" and "A Brave New World".

After reading "I, Robot" and enjoying it, there is an open gate to the whole Asimov universe you may be interested in. Particularly the "Foundation" series comes to mind, in which a scientist predicts the downfall of a civilization that spans across the galaxy. The firm logic in which the author guides you through the downfall through the predictions of that scientist is both intense and interesting.

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In case you would like to keep track of the books you read or want to read, I recommend https://www.goodreads.com .
I like the site personally and use it every once in a while.
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Old Apr 10, 2017   #4
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My all time favourite has to be The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (1951)
At the time I've read it I was still quite a young kid and it definitely changed my perception of family and people around me.
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Old Apr 10, 2017   #5
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Naomi Klein - The shock doctrine
leftist propaganda book describing the evils of disaster capitalism. Definitely shaped the person I am. If anything that's dystopia.
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance - Thought provoking and unfamiliar views. Deals with objectivity/subjectivity. Really think this gives a perspective on other ways of thinking about the world. Haven't gotten far into academic philosophy yet but this book makes me want to.
Reading the picture of dorian gray and lovecraft now, love their language, especially Wilde's. Lovecraft can definitely be pretty dull sometimes, but I heard it gets better with time.

Got a lot of books i want to read and not a lot of time or dedication to read them, but spring break is a good time to catch up. Think I'm going for poe or asimov next.
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Old Apr 11, 2017   #6
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Favourite all time book is probably The WhiteFire Crossing by Courteny Schaffer. Fantasy book about a smuggler having to get someone over the boarder.

Other then that I loooove old Si-Fi books, Robert A. Hinlien is probably my favourite author. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress is probably my favourite by him then Friday. I used to be huge into reading. A lot less so nowadays, I'm also interested in political books but I haven't read too many.

so haven't read 1984 but I've always been very interested in it. I think I have a copy, I'll probably read it over the the Easter Break this weekend

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Originally Posted by Lazors View Post
Naomi Klein - The shock doctrine
leftist propaganda book describing the evils of disaster capitalism. Definitely shaped the person I am. If anything that's dystopia.

I raise Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
liberal propaganda book describing the evils of disaster socialism. Definitely shaped the person I am. If anything that's dystopia.
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Did you actually read that entire Galt speech? I read up to that point, then went 'fuck it' and put it down - This was about 7 years ago and I haven't picked it up since.

Definitely a good book for arrogant teens trying to be intellectual.
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Old Apr 11, 2017   #9
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Originally Posted by Redundant View Post
I raise Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
liberal propaganda book describing the evils of disaster socialism. Definitely shaped the person I am. If anything that's dystopia.

I'm not here to argue politics, I thought it was a well written and researched book. If you really recommend that book and it's not a snarky retort I'll consider reading it in the future.
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Old Apr 12, 2017   #10
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You'd hate it, obviously. It's not some great piece of literature, it's an objectivist manifesto.
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