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Postby Glen442 on Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:56 am

Cryptonomicon and Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson
his cool geekyness is only let down by his seeming inability to write a convincing female character

Neuromancer by William Gibson
I really like this one

Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
In a moment of weakness i actually entertained the idea i may at some point read the da vinci code. After reading this i think ill give it a miss... Its pretty bad.

I kinda like Ben Bova's stuff...
Im also a fan or pretty much anything written by Terry Pratchett.

Dont let me geek out about harry potter/His Dark Materials :P

Sorry if im lowering the tone :shucks:

Im my "going to read" pile:
Consider Plebas and The Player of games by Iain M. Banks
The Baroque Cycle by Neil Stephenson (Its a trillogy)

Probably some more William Gibson stuff
any suggestions? (hint: cyber/cypherpunk)
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:15 pm

It seems I keep running into people reading Snow Crash. It's the damndest thing.
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Postby Glen442 on Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:50 pm

Heh Its probably one of those "famously good books of a particular genre" things.

aparently snow crash and neuromancer are the corner stones of the cypherpunk scene

Its like suggesting to someone who says they're into horror that they might want to look up stephen king :lol:

i really should stop rambling :roll:
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:46 pm

It's weird that I've never heard of the book till 6 months ago, and now I keep hearing about how I should beweare the Eskimo in several different places. I guess I should read it.
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Postby Glen442 on Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:56 pm

to be fair, the same goes for me...

cryptonomicon was recommended to me by a friend, and after i read it (and loved it), i bought a few more of books in the same section...

now im a big fan. XD
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Postby Nanda on Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:07 pm

I finished "Dirty Job," and am now working on a book I picked up second-hand in Vermont last time I was there, called "Crazy Woman," by Kate Horsley. Seems it's about White Christian settler women who were kidnapped by "savage red men;" particularly those who eventually came to prefer their captors. I don't know, this is either going to be really good, or really, really bad.
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Postby Yeahduff on Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:45 pm

Maybe a little of both.
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:14 am

Sounds like a porno.
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Postby Yeahduff on Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:40 pm

I'm fairly certain if I awoke one morning to find I was a giant insect, concerns involving updating my comic on time would not be among my first thoughts.
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Postby PortableNuke on Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:27 am

Would it be to remove the Raid from under the sink?
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Postby Yeahduff on Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:58 pm

Hm. I guess you don't know until you're in the situation.
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:07 pm

yeahduff wrote:I'm fairly certain if I awoke one morning to find I was a giant insect, concerns involving updating my comic on time would not be among my first thoughts.
That's not what you told me last week.
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Postby Orphevs on Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:26 pm

You'd make a terrible Gregor, then. I just finished "An Enemy of the People" by Isben and have started reading Borges short stories between being busy. Borges is extremely nice 'cause I can actually finish his stories in some reasonable amount of time (he basically only wrote short-format stuff; short stories, essays, parables, etc.). As if it wasn't enough that his wonderfullness comes in bite-sized goodness, he's still a great author. Post-moderists seem... well... dumb... to me a lot of the time, but I just can't say no to Borges.
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Postby Col on Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:57 am

I wrote a sequel to "Metamorphosis" in high school that involved him still being alive only to ultimately be killed by his sister smashing his head in with an umbrella.
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:09 am

When someone told me the opening line from The Metamorphosis back in high school, I thought it'd be about soemthing else entirely. Like, he flew out his window and and observed humanity sucking, ultimately prefereing to be a bug, and end up living with other bug people.
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Postby Yeahduff on Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:10 pm

I think I'd enjoy Kafkaesque social commentary.

I like me some Isben. Hedda Gabler would kick all our asses. Except perhaps an umbrella-weilding Grete.
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:46 pm

His name is Ibsen, not Isben. By Jove, fancy that!
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Postby Mo on Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 pm

I wasn't sure Ibsen was that well-known in the States. :D
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:51 pm

I read that in World Lit in high school, and it was performed at our college.
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Postby Yeahduff on Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:13 pm

Typo. Think of it, Hedda.

I don't know how well he's known here, I just heard of him at college.
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