What are you Reading?

DuderDuder Riding Level: 218
Read something good lately?
This is the place to suggest good books for others to look for, swap, and read.
«13

Comments

  • DuderDuder Riding Level: 218
    I just finished A Wild Sheep Chase by Murakami and it left me wanting more.

    Does anyone who enjoyed that book have a suggestion for something else I might like in that vein?
  • LurveyLurvey Riding Level: 416
    My favorite of his is Norwegian Wood. Probably my favorite book ever the first time I read it. I started and need to finish South of the Border, West of the Sun.
    I wanna read 100 Years of Solitude by Garbriel Garcia Marquez after that.
  • LurveyLurvey Riding Level: 416
    I read Norwegian Wood when I was ~18, so as a coming-of-age novel it was the right time to read it. A couple years later it didn't hit as hard, but I still really like it.
  • KendraKendra Riding Level: 1,356
    Question for you book people. What do you do with your books once you've read them? Keep them or donate or burn them? I keep them for some reason, but it feels hoarderish. Thoughts?
  • DuderDuder Riding Level: 218
    Keep but give away freely if someone comes by and says they have been meaning to read something.
  • DuderDuder Riding Level: 218
    Also from first comment: I went with Kafka on the Shore--way better than Wild Sheep Chase even
  • mixtiememixtieme Riding Level: 496
    I resale the shit out of my books unless I really love or use as a reference.
  • LurveyLurvey Riding Level: 416
    ^yeah what michelle said
  • KendraKendra Riding Level: 1,356
    really?! I don't think I paid more than $5 for any of my book... I can't imagine there's much of a resale value. Not including text books, I try to sell those asap.
  • S_L_D_S_L_D_ Riding Level: 453
    I never sell books, I keep all of them so that someday I will have a basement full of books like my dad does.
  • mixtiememixtieme Riding Level: 496
    WHoarder!
  • S_L_D_S_L_D_ Riding Level: 453
    yes.
  • SkidSkid Riding Level: 24
    Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
  • maldorormaldoror Riding Level: 11
    Since I couldn't make it to his thing at Powells I'm reading through everything William Gibson wrote for the billionth time. Started with Neuromancer a week ago and I'm about 75% of the way through Count Zero.

    If anyone likes science fiction and hasn't read his stuff, I'd be down to bundle all the books from his first two "trilogies" and drop em off for ya provided you get them back to me sometime sooner than never. Quintessential to the genre and a master of the written word.
  • jerryjerry Riding Level: 4,340
    haha reading webcomics so funny best for readig
  • ElJayElJay Riding Level: 29
    I too keep all of my books, to build a library like Andy dufresne
  • lunoluno Riding Level: 171
    image

    image
  • jerryjerry Riding Level: 4,340
    you can read???
  • DuderDuder Riding Level: 218
    Let me know if Snow Country is a must read.
    Currently:
    image
    Just finished:
    image
  • TheDudeTheDude Riding Level: 875
    Reading is ghey
  • rofljenrofljen Riding Level: 2,439
    @Luno what are you doing I LOVE ECO.
  • rofljenrofljen Riding Level: 2,439
    how is The Search for Language?
  • lunoluno Riding Level: 171
    search for the perfect language was pretty interesting. it's eco so exhaustively detailed and academic writing style. dense.

    @duder snow country is amazing imo. i really like kawabatas writing style.
  • wookiewookie Riding Level: 1,146
    Hey @rofljen, what dystopian fiction should I check out from the library?
  • philpotphilpot Riding Level: 219
    @wookie said:
    Hey @rofljen, what dystopian fiction should I check out from the library?
    I think you would like Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

    I know, I'm not @rofljen.
  • colbycolby Riding Level: 399
    Brave New World
    Fahrenheit 451
    Nineteen Eighty-Four
    The Iron Heel
    A Clockwork Orange
    The Giver
  • rofljenrofljen Riding Level: 2,439
    @philpot and @colby got it.

    Margaret Atwood is also great. I would say that Handmaid's Tale is going to be the most dystopian of the bunch, but a lot of her other works have similar elements.

    Some others:
    Snow Crash
    The Left Hand of Darkness
    The Dispossessed
    (holy shit I love Le Guin!)

    Also, one of the absolute BEST short stores is Harrison Bergeron by vonnegut. Makes me feel fucking weird every time I read it.

    And, lastly, if you haven't seen Brazil, do it.
  • rofljenrofljen Riding Level: 2,439
    Has anyone here read Ready Player One, yet? I have heard good things.
  • RickymareRickymare Riding Level: 633
    What about the oryx and crake?
  • philpotphilpot Riding Level: 219
    The White Plague by Frank Herbert is also worth the effort.
    Particularly close to home in today's world.
Sign In or Register to comment.