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Right now, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. People say it's his best work, but it's a slog compared to The Road or No Country for Old Men. I'm about halfway through and I have no idea why I'm reading it.

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Book 4 of the Enders Game series. It got weird as fuck after the first book.

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DocZaius wrote: December 15th, 2021, 11:46 am

Right now, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. People say it's his best work, but it's a slog compared to The Road or No Country for Old Men. I'm about halfway through and I have no idea why I'm reading it.

Tell me your thoughts about the ending when you get there. I have some theories about The Judge.

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Currently on book 1 of The First Law Trilogy...shit is crazy so far...

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JookJoint wrote: December 15th, 2021, 12:25 pm
DocZaius wrote: December 15th, 2021, 11:46 am

Right now, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. People say it's his best work, but it's a slog compared to The Road or No Country for Old Men. I'm about halfway through and I have no idea why I'm reading it.

Tell me your thoughts about the ending when you get there. I have some theories about The Judge.

The kid man got sodomized to death by the judge? Weird that he was naked for so much of the book.

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DocZaius wrote: December 25th, 2021, 11:58 am
JookJoint wrote: December 15th, 2021, 12:25 pm
DocZaius wrote: December 15th, 2021, 11:46 am

Right now, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. People say it's his best work, but it's a slog compared to The Road or No Country for Old Men. I'm about halfway through and I have no idea why I'm reading it.

Tell me your thoughts about the ending when you get there. I have some theories about The Judge.

The kid man got sodomized to death by the judge? Weird that he was naked for so much of the book.

yeah, I think he definitely sodomized the kid...but I also think he was some sort of vampire like creature....he stated a couple of times that he will live forever and he had the knowledge of someone that had lived multiple lifetimes...

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He also didn’t seem to age and was completely hairless. Hmm… something funny going on for sure.

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DocZaius wrote: December 27th, 2021, 9:14 am

He also didn’t seem to age and was completely hairless. Hmm… something funny going on for sure.

and he seemed devoid of any sympathy...like when he killed the infant...the others in his gang were even pissed about it...

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Just started reading Metro 2033. Apocalyptic shit with irradiated monsters and gun fights set in Russia.

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I started 2666 by Roberto Bolano - it may take several starts as its pretty high brow.

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Finished up Metro 2033 and I Am Legend. There are short stories in the back of Legend. Then on to Moby Dick.

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Just bought it, haven't started, but it came highly recommended: Malcom Gladwell, Talking to Strangers

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Just finished Handmaid's Tale.

Next up: American Psycho

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Do you only read books that spawned popular movies and TV shows?

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:lol: No, but when I learn movies/shows were based on books I like to read them to get all the little details that couldn't go into screen adaptations.

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DocZaius wrote: February 23rd, 2022, 10:58 am

Just bought it, haven't started, but it came highly recommended: Malcom Gladwell, Talking to Strangers

It's good. Like most of his stuff. The framing motif of Sandra Bland's case seemed kinda forced. But otherwise it was pretty interesting.

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if you're looking for a mystery series, the Ian Rutledge series by Charles Todd are good, WW1 shellshock vet solves non obvi murders

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I'm currently reading One Second After. It's about the aftermath of an EMP attack on the US. Pretty scary shit.

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RIP wrote: March 23rd, 2022, 1:01 pm

I'm currently reading One Second After. It's about the aftermath of an EMP attack on the US. Pretty scary shit.

ooh I love a good disaster read.

on my last plane trip I read some prepper books

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amor towles lincoln highway. If you've never read his stuff its pretty great.

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