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  • Deleted user 15 November 2012 16:50:26
    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 24,500 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 4,302 posts
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    @Tonka

    I have decided to continue on. Will post opinions.
  • famous_roy 26 May 2014 17:10:32 4,125 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 4,302 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 11:46:13 865 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
  • Deleted user 12 September 2014 11:59:16
    I could totally understand giving up on Snow Crash, Cyberpunk-ninja-hacker pizza delivery boy... urgh.
  • spindle9988 9 Jan 2016 23:21:43 4,302 posts
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    The girl with all the gifts is rather good
  • Robertboy 19 Jul 2016 09:51:46 16 posts
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    I recommend novels The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. I read them for few days. These unputdownable stories grabbed my imagination. Novels are set in Afghanistan, from the fall of the monarchy until the collapse of the Taliban regime. Its many theme includes immigrant experiences of main characters in neighborhood countries, the USA or EU.
  • Nielzor 29 Jul 2016 11:46:50 436 posts
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    Please excuse the shameless self-promotion.

    If you're looking for a good book, my own is available for free from today until Sunday.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mervyn-vs-Dennis-Niels-Saunders-ebook/dp/B01I1TAID0/

    It's a dark comedy set in Brighton. Hope you enjoy!
  • GoodForm 29 Jul 2016 11:54:28 348 posts
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    Stranger In A Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

    Come for the hippy dippy bullshit. Stay for the love of longpork.

    How I wish HBO would turn this material into a mini series.
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