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"They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else - A History of the Armenian Genocide" by Ronald Grigor Suny.

I just started it today.
Franz Werfel's Forty Days of Musa Dagh is historical novel topical to your current interest. I recommend title too as it is excellent piece of literature.
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it just goes on and on and on and on...
Was it a dive in quality, an unsatisfactory ending, or were they always bad?
For me it was the fact that midway through the series I realized I didn't like any of the characters. I didn't care what happened to any of them. All the women were unlikeable bitches, and the men were insane. I felt like I was having to force myself to keep reading, and just got tired of it.

Some people really like it though, so YMMV.


Sabat on a gayops

Pretty good shit. Really fast paced. One of those books that seems to have influenced so much cyberpunk-esque sci-fi that it almost seems generic, but I like it. I haven't finished it yet. But I like the "Zionist" who are apparently a bunch of Rastafarian Black Israelites(?) who are chill and listen to dub(step) as their hymns and smoke weed, maybe the really Black Israelites could learn a thing or two.


do you see what happens
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I had no less than three copies of this Ace paperback version of Neuromancer and they were all stolen from me by "friends" who borrowed them and never gave them back. Fuckers.

Fun fact: William Gibson wrote it on a 1927 manual typewriter, a Hermes 2000.


I'm about to start The Time Wanderers (pdf here).
Apparently it inspired some the lore for Death Stranding. Regardless, it should be good. I'm a big fan of human transcendence and super powered beings. These superpowered beings are called "Ludens" in Time Wanderers.

Notice the writing on the top of the mask:



Seven Blades in Black by Sam Sykes. If you liked the First Law trilogy, Kings of the Wyld or The Black Company series you might find something there.
And the lead character is called Sal the Cacophony.

Also got up to date with the Eric Carter series by Stephen Blackmoore. It's urban fantasy but with a few twists. The closest I can think to it is Sandman Slim.

Both recommends if you are looking for some fast paced escapism.
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The Marvelous Land of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. I actually didn't know there were subsequent Oz books until our thread on the weird Wogglebug fetishist. She makes him out to be a creepy pedo roach-man, but canon Woggle-Bug is actually great. He's an asshole who pisses everyone off with terrible puns.
It's just nice to indulge in fun whimsical fantasy from time to time, I might read the rest of the Oz books at some point. (Though there's like, 14 of them and the book stack by my bed is already getting too tall!)
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King of Termia and protector of Kfarms
Vietnam: An epic tragedy by Max Hastings ( I finished it maybe 20 mins ago).
Hands down, one of the best books about the Vietnam war. So goddamn good.
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I'm currently re-reading the Bartimaeus trilogy, by Johnathan Stroud. It's basically the anti-Harry Potter, because it takes place in a UK where wizards have all the political power and non-wizards (the Commoners) are second-class citizens. Also, wizards have zero magical powers, they just learned to enslave powerful magical creatures, the jinns, who do the dirty work for them. The main characters are the young, talented wizard Nathaniel (broody, ambitious, kind of a jerk) and his jinn companion Bartimaeus (friendly, witty and spirited). Nathaniel wants to rise to the top and work for the government, while a resistance group made of Commoners tries to destroy the system.

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For conversations sake
Yesterday I finished, The Minds of Billy Milligan - " a non-fiction novel portraying Billy Milligan, the first person in U.S. history acquitted of a major crime by pleading multiple-personality disorder."

I really enjoyed it after reading another much darker book about MPs, this one definitely hit me in the feels at the end.

Bootylicious Bootyhole

A guy who just wants to watch the world burn
Having caught up on the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime, I decided to go back and read the Manga.

Found a Google drive with every volume of all 7 complete, translated, and fully colorized parts and have been reading daily. So far I am halfway through Part 2

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