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Old 4th-March-2015, 05:24 AM   #251
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Red Hugh, by Robert T. Reilly. It's a really quick read (like you could read it in a couple hours), and I don't know why, but I've always enjoyed it. It's not a complex book, but it's...I don't know. I just enjoyed it a lot. Classic knights and castles, princesses, prisoners of war, etc.

Also I like The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, but who doesn't?
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Old 3rd-May-2015, 03:38 AM   #252
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The Kingkiller Chronicles - Patrick Rothfuss
This is my favorite series of all time, hands down.

Stories of Your Life & Others - Ted Chiang
This is a short story anthology. Ted Chiang is a genius in my opinion, and his stories explore some really fascinating concepts.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality - Eliezer Yudkowsky
This is a fanfic (which I've never paid much attention too) telling the story of Harry Potter if he interacted with the world using the scientific method and critical thinking. I love the Harry Potter books, but strangely I like this even more.
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Old 3rd-May-2015, 05:20 AM   #253
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The Kingkiller Chronicles - Patrick Rothfuss
This is my favorite series of all time, hands down.
I read the first two and the Slow Regard of Silent Things recently. He is such a good writer. I don't care what the subject is, I'll read the directions on the back of a shampoo bottle if he wrote them.
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I read the first two and the Slow Regard of Silent Things recently. He is such a good writer. I don't care what the subject is, I'll read the directions on the back of a shampoo bottle if he wrote them.
Haha same here. It's actually turned into a sort of obsession with me. I'm constantly reading his blog and listening to various interviews he does. He has a lot of interesting things to say and I like how he thinks.

During one of his interviews, he was talking about naming things in his stories and his fascination with how and why good names work. He mentions two made up words: slytherith and ogokwo and asks which word is wetter, or more suited to a river, and how everyone knew ogokwo was the more appropriate name, but he was determined to understand why. Interesting thing to think about.
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During one of his interviews, he was talking about naming things in his stories and his fascination with how and why good names work. He mentions two made up words: slytherith and ogokwo and asks which word is wetter, or more suited to a river, and how everyone knew ogokwo was the more appropriate name, but he was determined to understand why. Interesting thing to think about.
I would think that's a simple one -- just whisper the words. "Ogokwo" sounds like glugging water, while "slytherith" sounds more like rustling leaves.
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Old 3rd-May-2015, 09:46 PM   #256
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I would think that's a simple one -- just whisper the words. "Ogokwo" sounds like glugging water, while "slytherith" sounds more like rustling leaves.
That's true, but why do they sound like those things? It's a made up phoneme arrangement, so what makes one intrinsically more suited to one thing and not the other?
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Old 6th-May-2015, 06:19 AM   #257
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The Crossing and No Country for Old Men by Cormac Mccarthy.
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Old 15th-November-2015, 04:41 AM   #258
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In no order :
Fight Club, Catcher in the Rye, Lolita, Norwegian wood, The Art of Racing in the Rain.
But this list is ongoing and this is a difficult question.
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Old 11th-February-2016, 03:34 PM   #259
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well mine is...the count of monte cristo - alexandre dumas, paradise lost (this one is quite eccentric, an totally epic) - John Milton, all sherlock holmes books, hamlet - shakespeare, othello - shakespeare, journey to the end of the night - celine
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Paradise Lost - John Milton
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Notre Dame de Paris - Victor Hugo
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
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I don't know if these would be favourite now:
P. K. Dick Ubik
J.R.R. Tolkien Silmarillion
G. Orwell Homage to Catalonia
F. Nietzsche Also Sprach Zarathustra
J. W. Goethe Faust
W. Gibson Neuromancer
I can safely add a few to this list:
A. Mickiewicz, Dziady
S. Lem, Eden
Homer, Odyssey and Iliad
S. Beckett, Waiting for Godot
Unknown, Analects of Confucius
C. Clausewitz, On War
J. Dukaj, Extensa
E. M. Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front
F. Dostoevsky, Demons
Multiple, Codex Regius
Grimm's Fairy Tales
A. Shopenhauer, On the Basis of Morality
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Ubik - PKD
The demolished man - Alfred bester
The magus - John fowles
Cats cradle - kurt vonnegut





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The demolished man - Alfred bester
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Thus Spoke Zarathustra is my daily devotion, so it has to be mentioned here.

I find that it has an incredible ability to bring vitality to my life.
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Old 10th-August-2016, 03:58 AM   #265
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Recent books that were great reads... Books that shifted me into Ti mode, books that I didn't put down:

- The Passage Trilogy by Justin Cronin (quite possibly my favourite books of all time)
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
- Black Fleet Trilogy by Joshua Dalzelle - I'm mid way through the second book. A great 'space nerd' read.
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I really like Battlefield Earth by L.Ron Hubbard and the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne Mccaffrey.
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I don't know if I have a favorite book, but one that has been on my mind lately is def. one of my favs, which is being remade(so excited to go see part I), which is Stephen King's It.
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