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Old 06-30-2011, 11:51 PM   #1711
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Try Philip K. Dick's "Ubik". It's some of the best sci-fi ever written with a good touch of comedy.


Hah.

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Old 06-30-2011, 11:58 PM   #1712
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Hah.

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He must've had a hell of a time in middle school, right ?
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:22 AM   #1713
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anyone read slaughterhouse 5?
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:25 AM   #1714
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anyone read slaughterhouse 5?

One of my fave books of all time. A total mind f*ck. More so from the actual accounts of the bombing of Dresden than the fantasy parts, imo.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:27 AM   #1715
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Cool, thanks.

To anyone who listens to audiobooks, if you increase the tempo by about 35% or so you'll get through the books quicker while still being able to understand everything clearly. And no, it won't sound like the book's being read by Alvin and the Chipmunks(someone asked me that today), since you're just increasing the tempo and not the pitch.

But what if you want it to sound like chipmunks are reading to you so you can fap to it. Hypothetically of course.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:28 AM   #1716
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Yeah, my teacher's wife's sister was trying to argue that pilgrim actually traveled through time but I think it's clear that he has some kind of schizophrenia or something.

I really need to read it a few more times so I can grasp everything. I do like saying so it goes whenever something shitty happens now though.
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:57 AM   #1717
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I'm actually reading Hopscotch for a second time in the order he outlines at the beginning of the book. He is one of the most brillaint writers I have encountered so far. The only other writer I would put alongside him is Kafka.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:45 AM   #1718
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I'm actually reading Hopscotch for a second time in the order he outlines at the beginning of the book. He is one of the most brillaint writers I have encountered so far. The only other writer I would put alongside him is Kafka.
You, sir, are a wise individual. Check out Jorge Luis Borges if you haven't already. He's in the same ballpark as those two you mentioned.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:34 PM   #1719
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has anyone ever heard of someone converting a comic file to kindle? cause if you have, i'll sure as shit buy a kindle
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:11 AM   #1720
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You, sir, are a wise individual. Check out Jorge Luis Borges if you haven't already. He's in the same ballpark as those two you mentioned.

What's his best stuff in your opinion? I've heard he's great but never read his work.
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:21 AM   #1721
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Been wanting to read this for a while, found it at the Library, what a story.

I watched a show dedicated to his story on MLB Network the other day, I think it was based off the book and Hamilton was reading short sentences from the book at parts of the show. Pretty amazing story I'll try to find the book somewhere since I'm sure the show couldn't get all the details in.
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:43 AM   #1722
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Haven't read this since I was a wee lad. It's pretty damn good. I started listening to audio books at work. Never thought I'd be able to focus on both the books and work at the same time before, so never bothered trying it until Tuesday. Anyway, since like noon Tuesday I've "read" two books and am a third of the way through Ender's Game. Looks like I'm going to go through a lot of these, so I'm looking for some recommendations. I like sci-fi, horror/supernatural, and would like to try a good comedy.

Thoughts?

Great book. If younwere thinking of reading the 2nd book in the Enders Game series, Speaker for the Dead, I warn you it's very different from Enders game. It goes from intergalactic space battle in Enders Game to one long guilt trip redemtion for Ender by helping out some people on a far away planet who made contact with a third type of intelligent life form. There's not really any action but it was still a good book in my opinion.
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:40 AM   #1723
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I just started, but I expect to enjoy this one quite a bit.
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:39 AM   #1724
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Bought some books from my sports books to buy list like 2 weeks ago, haven't started em yet tho. These are the books I bought:

-When The Game Was Ours
-Driven From Within
-Sacred Hoops
-Pistol
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:48 AM   #1725
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Bought some books from my sports books to buy list like 2 weeks ago, haven't started em yet tho. These are the books I bought:

-When The Game Was Ours
-Driven From Within
-Sacred Hoops
-Pistol

I've read the two in bold and enjoyed them quite a bit, and I just bought a copy of Driven From Within on Amazon.
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