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Old 06-23-2011, 04:34 PM   #1726
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:31 PM   #1727
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Cleverly written assault on civilization and the philosophy of "everything is for the best/everything happens for a reason" (specifically that of Gottfried Leibniz). Barnes and Noble does a great job with these classics providing endnotes and introductions. I definitely got a lot more out of the book thanks to the endnotes (Voltaire took a lot of shots at people who he disagreed with or did him harm lol). There were specific parts of the book that I loved. One in particular was the chapter that Candide spent in Paris and the visit to Pococurante. This was my first taste of Voltaire and I was very pleased with it.
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:40 PM   #1728
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:11 PM   #1729
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:56 PM   #1730
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Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar

Wow is all i can say. foundation of 20th century literature right here. I had only read short stories of Cortazar before but this novel's incredible
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:03 PM   #1731
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Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar

Wow is all i can say. foundation of 20th century literature right here. I had only read short stories of Cortazar before but this novel's incredible

Cool. I'll have to check that out.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:47 PM   #1732
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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.

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Old 06-30-2011, 11:49 PM   #1733
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Wow is all i can say. foundation of 20th century literature right here. I had only read short stories of Cortazar before but this novel's incredible
In what order are you reading it?
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:50 PM   #1734
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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.

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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.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:51 PM   #1735
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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   #1736
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:17 AM   #1737
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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.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:22 AM   #1738
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anyone read slaughterhouse 5?
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:25 AM   #1739
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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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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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