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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilNed View Post
    Im trying to read the first Dark Tower book. To be honest, I find it dreadfully dull...
    yeah the first one isnt the best but if you persevere they get better & better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geordie9 View Post
    Ah, good book. I read it last year. Not every story is gold or up to his usual standard, but there's many great short stories in there. I really enjoyed the novella at the end of the book, too. There was a collection of short stories by CP fans that Palahniuk curated with a couple of other people called "Burnt Tongues" that you might want to check out if you haven't already - again, opinions on each story will vary and they're not all gold (a couple made me think "why is this included here at all?" or "what was the point in that story?"), but the vast majority were really cool shorts.
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    Yeah it was a strange book for me, some of the stories were good but then some of them weren't good at all, there was one story in there that i had to skip as it was written in some strange language/accent and i just didnt understand it at all.

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    A bit of a catch up with what I've been reading lately:

    "Brown's Requiem" by James Ellroy


    "Dispatches" by Michael Herr


    Cyanide & Happiness "Stab Factory"


    "Night of the Living Deadpool" by Bunn/Rosanas


    And last night I started on:

    "Return of the Living Deadpool"
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    Currently reading;

    The Myth of the 20th Century by Alfred Rosenberg,

    Metro 2034

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    Battle of the Bulge by John Toland

    "I worked in a factory owned by Germans, at coal pits owned by Frenchmen, and at a chemical plant owned by Belgians. There I discovered something about capitalists. They are all alike, whatever the nationality. All they wanted from me was the most work for the least money that kept me alive. So I became a Communist." - Ники́та Серге́евич Хрущёв

    "Thanks for Playa Girón. Before the invasion, the revolution was weak. Now it's stronger than ever". - Che Guevara

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilNed View Post
    Metro 2034
    Ah! I rather enjoyed that one. I enjoyed Metro 2033, but found it needlessly long-winded at various points - whereas Metro 2034 cuts out all the waffle and just tells the story, and yet it doesn't miss out on the atmosphere or wider feel of that particular society. The pacing in 2034 is much improved, and I'm looking forward to Metro 2035 (which, IIRC, is kind of a re-working of the Metro Last Light story ... which in itself was a reworking of elements in Metro 2034 ).

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    Agreed, Metro 2033 was very "russian" in it's prose... Some parts of it were just page up and down littered with introspective reflections of Artyom on what it means to have a consciousness in the vast tunnels of the metro. The book Dune has some of that too.

    "I worked in a factory owned by Germans, at coal pits owned by Frenchmen, and at a chemical plant owned by Belgians. There I discovered something about capitalists. They are all alike, whatever the nationality. All they wanted from me was the most work for the least money that kept me alive. So I became a Communist." - Ники́та Серге́евич Хрущёв

    "Thanks for Playa Girón. Before the invasion, the revolution was weak. Now it's stronger than ever". - Che Guevara

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    I just read to this:



    I'd never heard of the Jeanette expedition before. Reading about it was absolutely thrilling and tragic. The feats these seamen accomplished must be some of the most herculean, tragic, awesome and crushing of all time, of any human ever.

    "I worked in a factory owned by Germans, at coal pits owned by Frenchmen, and at a chemical plant owned by Belgians. There I discovered something about capitalists. They are all alike, whatever the nationality. All they wanted from me was the most work for the least money that kept me alive. So I became a Communist." - Ники́та Серге́евич Хрущёв

    "Thanks for Playa Girón. Before the invasion, the revolution was weak. Now it's stronger than ever". - Che Guevara

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    Fidel: Hollywood's Favorite Tyrant by Humberto Fontova

    Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice, and Peace to Rid the World of Evil by James Bovard

    Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories Volume 1


    I haven't read single story of Sherlock so, that last one should be a treat.

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