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  • whatfruit 15 Nov 2012 16:50:26 2,021 posts
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    Shamtaram

    Chuck Paluhnik's -
    Invisible Monsters
    Survivor
    Porno
    Lullaby
    The Forever War - Jon Haldeman
    Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - David Mitchell
    The 3 Stigmatas of Palmer Aldritch - Philip K Dick
    A Scanner Darkly - Philp K Dick (10x better than the film)
    Perv: A Love Story - Jerry Stahl
    Anything by Irvine Welsh
    The Story of O
    The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure
    Men At Arms - Terry Prathchett
  • L_Franko Moderator 15 Nov 2012 16:57:02 9,695 posts
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    The way of Shadow - Night Angel Trilogy are rather good. I recommended the first book to a friend of mine and he was rather chuffed with the story.
  • axman303 15 Nov 2012 17:02:49 113 posts
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    Oblivion: Stories by David Foster Wallace

    Nothing to do with the video game. "With the exception of Don DeLillo, no writer better depicts the crushing effect of the information age on the soul."
  • Tonka 15 Nov 2012 18:38:43 22,994 posts
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    I was going to give some advice then I saw you are about to give up on Snow Crash...
  • spindle9988 15 Nov 2012 18:51:55 3,879 posts
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    @Tonka

    I have decided to continue on. Will post opinions.
  • famous_roy 26 May 2014 17:10:32 4,108 posts
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    Over half way through The Shining and about to give up, way too dark for my current mindset. Not the horror aspects but the psychology of Jack is just oppressive to read at times.

    Any upbeat/fun/sci fi book recommendations? Love Philip K Dick, Joe Haldemen, Haruki Murukami, that sort of thing.
  • spindle9988 12 Sep 2014 11:39:40 3,879 posts
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    @famous_roy

    Bit late replying to this but ready player one is great fun if you havent read it yet
  • rockavitch 12 Sep 2014 11:46:13 548 posts
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    Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart
    The Enterprise of Death
    The Folly of the World

    3 fantastic books by Jesse Bullington, with Grossbarts being a top contender for favourite book so far.

    I can't do them justice by explaining them but a quick google search can give you all the information needed.

    EDIT: Forum didn't show me it was a very old thread, so yeah, these aren't sci fi.

    Edited by rockavitch at 11:48:09 12-09-2014
  • Mr-Brett 12 Sep 2014 11:59:16 13,261 posts
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    I could totally understand giving up on Snow Crash, Cyberpunk-ninja-hacker pizza delivery boy... urgh.
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