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Old 07-07-2015, 11:43 AM   #766
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Is anybody familiar here with the Thomas Harris novels?

I'm watching Hannibal now and I'm more interested in the books now than ever. Particularly Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs.
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Yeah, thanks. I've been stuck for a long time in these very demanding, complicated, long books in different languages that take me months to finish. I'm at a phase where I need a lighter, more genre-oriented book in the nearby future.
I am a monolingual idiot, so I cannot fully relate to that…but I have had my periods of time where I was leaning towards books of length/books that were definitely hard to make your way through and eventually I needed lighter fare. I remember reading Le Morte d'Arthur in Middle English and that took months and I honestly didn't understand it all and when it was done I was wondering why the fuck I did that.

As I've gotten older I've drifted away from such books, not 100% sure why. I still like to learn/be challenged but I think I want the bulk of my literary experiences to test or at least employ my imagination more than anything else.
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Old 07-07-2015, 02:23 PM   #768
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What do people think of Dan Simmons? I started Carrion Comfort looking for something in that genre. Not far enough to have any thoughts of my own yet, just curious.
That book goes up and down, I love the beginning and the planning but some of the action is silly. Generally, though, a favorite.

I never read the last Hyperion book, but the first three are fantastic. NSW has never led me astray on book recommendations.


Also, silence of the lambs is one of my ten favorite books ever fwiw.
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I never read the last Hyperion book.
Father Captain Federico de Soya is most displeased.

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Displeased.
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Old 07-07-2015, 03:05 PM   #770
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We discussed it at the time. I stopped reading it because I was getting uncomfortable on a religious level... It's always bugged me that I didn't finish it, though. I probably should just do it. Hate leaving stuff unfinished.


Plus I really never want to upset Father Captain Federico de Soya.
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I remember the discussion and, you probably should not read it based on that if it bothered you that much already.
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Well, I was still in a transitional point in my life, in that regard, and I've been wondering more, recently, if I'd get any enjoyment out of finishing the book. So I'd at least enjoy giving it another go.
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The VERY end of the book is wonderful. The general end was, to me, satisfying.
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I wasn't kidding, by the way, NSW has seriously never steered me wrong on book recommendations. I was trying to compile a list of my ten favorite books recently and I realized that of the 11 or 12 books I've read as a result of his recommendations (remember, Hyperion is 4 books and ASOIAF is 5), at least four of them were in my top ten, and Spin is likely my favorite book of all time at this point. ASOIAF is my favorite book series, but I can't pick and individual favorite, the run from Game to Storm is too good. The Fall of Hyperion is another that would make the top ten.
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I wasn't kidding, by the way, NSW has seriously never steered me wrong on book recommendations. I was trying to compile a list of my ten favorite books recently and I realized that of the 11 or 12 books I've read as a result of his recommendations (remember, Hyperion is 4 books and ASOIAF is 5), at least four of them were in my top ten, and Spin is likely my favorite book of all time at this point. ASOIAF is my favorite book series, but I can't pick and individual favorite, the run from Game to Storm is too good. The Fall of Hyperion is another that would make the top ten.
Thanks.

Laz, this makes it all the more inexcusable that you have not read one fucking Gene Wolfe book yet. Unless you did, hated it and neglected to mock me for it.

Read the Book of the New Sun already. FFS.
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I'm also in the mood for some more Cormac McCarthy soon. Outside of Blood Meridian and The Road which I've read, what's the most essential?
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I'm also in the mood for some more Cormac McCarthy soon. Outside of Blood Meridian and The Road which I've read, what's the most essential?
The Border Trilogy.

Then go backwards. But those three books are great.

And if you have not read No Country for Old Men, read that too eventually. Definitely easier and breezier than the others but still a great read.

But, yeah, I'd say the Border Trilogy is your best bet. The first book is All the Pretty Horses.
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So blood meridian is a "should read" then?
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So blood meridian is a "should read" then?
Oh my god yes.

It's fucking brutal but a must-read for sure.
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