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Chan Fan

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My mom has had them for years and I've never read them until now but I started reading the Little House books. I actually like them. It really gets you into the book and see how people lived back then. T first read "The First Four Years" Not knowing it was last in the series. I then read "On The Banks of Plum Creek" and "Little House In The Big Woods." Now I'm reading "Little House on the Prairie." I've only seen the show a few times so I'm not sure how similar the show and books are.
I've read them all, too
 

Rupert Bear

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Confederacy of Dunces. It's fucking fantastic and ahead of it's time. Ignatius J. Reilly is like what happens when someone takes imageboard culture too seriously, while Myrna Minkoff is a proto tumblr user. Even then if they existed they'd be the type of cows that could probably be cool to hang around with. A hilarious example of lolcows in fiction.
 
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LurkNoMore

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I literally just finished Angron: Slave of Nuceria by Ian St. Martin like an hour ago.

It isn't highbrow stuff, of course if you read to be seen as highbrowed, your a literal faggot. But anyway, pretty good. The writing is good. The plot is decent and the characterization is typical of 40k stuff.
Action is good and there's obviously alot of it.

Story felt short to me. However that might just be a me thing. I think the only major criticism I have is we really didn't get enough time with pre-pyscho Angron. Seriously, a more flushed out exploration of his fall from poor slave gladiator to murderous monster would have definitely made the character vastly more tragic.

Would recommend it. 8/10
 
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horrorfan89

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A copy of 1984 I never returned to my old high school. It's probably a copy I ironically may have saved from getting memory holed from the school had I returned it to them. Ya know cause I'm fairly certain most high schools these days would ban 1984 for being "dangerous "and encouraging of "dangerous antisocial thought. "
 

Chan Fan

Stunning and based
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Been re-reading Animal Farm. Still just as good and relevant as when I first read it for school.

Also, I talked to some of my co-workers who are younger than me, and they said that they weren't ever exposed to it while in high school. Given everything that it tackles, I wonder if that means something.
When I was in high school the remedial reading classes read it but the higher level classes read other stuff, I have no idea why. I didn't read 1984 in high school either but I read both of these when I got out of high school and loved them. I think both books have a lot to offer and that anyone who doesn't get exposed to them in school will read them on their own later
 

BingBong

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I'm assuming manga counts as reading something, but apologies if this is a thread only for actual books.

I'm reading a series called "Out" which is about delinquents and the like. Apparently, it's actually based on a true story.
Link to Anilist page
read it here
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shameful existence

conflicts on the outside, fears within
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The Crisis of the Modern World (René Guénon). I wish I were able to read this one in French. It does come across as overly intellectual and lacking brevity at times, but it's not pretentious. Radical in the sense of going to the root of the problem. First published a century ago, the concept still works well (except further degeneration of things like Catholicism or "the East", which he perceives as the bastion of traditionalism). It's rare to read a book that challenges progress this unapologetically and systematically. Guénon would be bigger these days, had he been a bit more English and a bit less above it all.

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Compulsory Games

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Of Kings and Things, a limited run anthology of Count Eric Stenbock's prose and poetry edited by David Tibet from Current 93. Stenbock was a deranged 19th century faggot best known for traveling with a life-size doll he referred to as his son and buggering the painter Simeon Solomon. Some of the short stories are what we'd consider "weird fiction" today, others are oddly wholesome, it's all generally pleasant and makes me think the author was probably a pleasant guy. The poetry is pretty bad, overall.

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Not as difficult as I expected it to be, considering it's a rebuttal something Origen wrote that I've never read.
 

Tarnished Fraggle

Turns out Doozers explode when you fuck them.
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If manga counts: Ao Haru Ride and Toilet Bound Hanako-kun.

If not: I’m re-reading the Invisible Fiends series from my childhood. I won’t sperg out about the series here because I could go on all day, but it was a fantastic six part horror series for older kids that ended up being a bit of a mind fuck, and the fourth book was basically human centipede lite. It’s a super obscure series (I’m the only person I know who’s read it as far as I’m aware) but if any kiwis here have kids in the 10-12 age bracket I’d recommend the series, it’s aged pretty well too.
 

CDXLIV

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I’m currently reading A Mother's Reckoning:Living in the Aftermath by Sue Klebold(mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold). It is giving me some very eerie, dismal feelings.
 

Chan Fan

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I’m currently reading A Mother's Reckoning:Living in the Aftermath by Sue Klebold(mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold). It is giving me some very eerie, dismal feelings.
It had quite the sense of foreboding
 

shameful existence

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A book about how we'd be something completely different without wood. Spent more time than I expected in prehistory, making an argument for trees and early wooden tools significantly shaping human evolution (with stone, bronze an iron playing secondary roles). Later argues against deforestation. It reads like a book by someone who knows a lot about the subject and wants to tell it all, but overall I found it quite entertaining.
 

dirtydeanna96

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shameful existence

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Anything after 1587 can be considered no good.
Radical! Yeah, it's mostly Goethe propaganda. The romantic Faust was the only one I grew up knowing.
The link is a gem, thank you.

Let it be understood then, my Lord Fauste, that the damned man--or the soul, if you will--can no more attain Grace than can he hope for an end to his sufferings or a tide wherein he might perchance be removed from such anguish. Their firm belief and faith in God--oh they will at last acquire it--will go unheeded, and no thought will be taken of them. Thou thinkest perhaps that the damned soul might cover itself over and conceal itself in Hell until God's Wrath might at last subside, and thou hast the hope that there might come a release if thou but persist in the aim of hope that God might still take thought of thee--even then there will be no salvation. There will come a time when the mountains collapse, and when all the stones at the bottom of the sea are dry, and all the raindrops have washed the earth away. It is possible to conceive of an elephant or a camel entering into a needle's eye, or of counting all the raindrops. But there is no conceiving of a time for hope in Hell.
 
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