What Are You Reading Now.

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  1. jannert

    jannert Member Supporter Contributor

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    The Player of Games is an excellent novel to start with, if you're going to read his Culture series. It gives you a fairly clear idea of the 'world' he's created.
     
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    Thanks, but I've already read it. Not very good, as you say, but I liked the bits about the carborator and the chapter on fl├╝gelcrank maintenance :)
     
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    I choose to believe that this is an actual photograph of a feline extraterrestrial in an adorable spaceship cunningly disguised as kitchen hardware.

    The cute is out there.
     
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    Guess which book I know isn't backed up?
     
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    Don Quixote was my last reading attempt. The only true down time I have to read is before bed and no matter WHAT I read, I fall asleep after a few paragraphs, so I gave up.
    I need something to motivate me to make time to read during another time during the day. I ready from a Kindle also. Maybe I need to switch to an actual books.
     
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    Yeah I really enjoyed it, finished it a while ago. I'm glad he portrays plenty of negative sides to The Culture, and I do like the Special Circumstances division. Bought Use of Weapons which I may read next.
     
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    Yes, I think Use of Weapons was the second one I read as well. It was a long time ago. I remember that the second one I read had a female protagonist. Although gender swapping is something everybody does in The Culture, at one point or another.
     
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    Use of Weapons is the first novel he completed, and the one he thought was his best. It's not an easy read, it has two interleaved timelines, but it's absolutely amazing. I've read it easily a dozen times (I really mean that, I can read it over and over) and each time, I spot something new he slipped in.

    @Cave Troll did you ever finish it? Was it to your taste?
     
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    japanese vocabulary
     
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    @Iain Aschendale Yes I enjoyed it. It is an interesting read that does take a bit
    to get through the further you get into things. But the universe and characters
    capture your imagination. I may have to read it again at some point to see what
    you mean by finding things I missed though. :)
     
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    Iain Aschendale Evangelizing Athorist Contributor

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    Back ages ago, I got a microwave with some oddball functions. Asked my ex-girlfriend (this was in Japan, she was Japanese, as was the manual) to translate...three days later she came back having finished the section about removing the packaging, how to plug it in, and don't run it in the bathtub.....
     
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    Iain Aschendale Evangelizing Athorist Contributor

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    I won't spoil anything, but hit me up on PM for some breadcrumbs. Of course, maybe you noticed them the first time through....
     
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