Book Recommendations

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sear, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Legend (seek help)

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    um someone tell david the plural of mox is moxen not moxie. its like he never played M:TG at all:shame:
     
  2. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Legend (seek help)

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    he did it2 times

    this current chapter is nearly 200 pages

    cixin liu

    more like cixin why did u do this 2 me
     
  3. AgelessDrifter

    AgelessDrifter TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    I will never recover from this
     
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  4. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    David seems like he'd be real fun @ parties
     
  5. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    Is this an actual person or a parody review?

    Tell me it's an actual guy.

    Harsh Literary Critic DAVID with his HAMBUGERS and smiley faces and pompous scarf
     
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  6. Velox

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    My first reaction was that it was written by a bot, probably GPT2. That mix of loosely connected nonsense is typical.
     
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  7. Grandasaur Egg

    Grandasaur Egg Groor.

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    I don’t like this book. Sorry pal.
     
  8. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Legend (seek help)

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    big david has won the egg's heart this day

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  9. Grandasaur Egg

    Grandasaur Egg Groor.

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    I’ll chalk it up to a matter of subjective taste, but if need be, I’ll don a scarf and mug arrogantly at the camera.
     
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  10. Grandasaur Egg

    Grandasaur Egg Groor.

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    I’m just under halfway through, I guess I don’t see why the foreword writer thinks he’s a master crafter of dialogue.

    Maybe I’m missing something but even the very first sentence struck an odd note with me, where the writer seems weirdly self conscious about writing or wants to break the fourth wall for reasons I’m not understanding, perhaps:

    Snow, tenderly caught by eddying breezes, swirled and spun in to and out of bright, lustrous shapes that gleamed against the emerald-blazoned black drape of sky and sparkled there for a moment, hanging, before settling gently to the soft, green-tufted plain with all the sickly sweetness of an over-written sentence.

    Why did he do that. It just kinda takes me out of the story, right away.
     
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  11. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    I went to University of Guelph. Its primarily an Agricultural school (my first major:rockon:), but I'm sure they have a fine English Lit department too :dorkgrin:
     
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  13. AgelessDrifter

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    I don’t know whether I’d like it if I read it for the first time at our age either
     
  14. Grandasaur Egg

    Grandasaur Egg Groor.

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    When did you read it?
     
  15. AgelessDrifter

    AgelessDrifter TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    The first time I read it I was maybe 16. My friend and I were skipping school and driving down to a big mall like ~1hr away in his mom’s car, and it was in the back seat.

    His mom was like full-on Harry-Potter-is-devilry-level evangelical and must’ve picked it up based on the title thinking it would be something different than what it is. I picked it up and started reading it to make fun of it, also assuming it was whatever she must have thought it was to be willing to read it, and I guess I was caught off guard by it. I read half the book that day.

    I’ve read it a bunch of times since then, including just recently (for the first time in many years) and still enjoyed it, but there’s definitely a nostalgia/familiarity factor at play, so it’s hard to be objective.
     
  16. Utumno

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    Holy shit, this somehow got even better. Truly the king of fart-sniffers, a legend in his own mind.

    His most popular book has 5 reviews.

    Hero.

     
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  17. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    Who are we to doubt the master of Gnostic Dementia?

    Utumno have you been inspired by Shakespeare, Donne, Dostoyevsky, Sterne, Rabelais, Virgil, Homer, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Russell Hoban, geopolitics, realpolitik, history, economics, business, the social sciences, science, fringe science, travel, and conversations and arguments with many interesting and crazy people over the years?

    I don't think so, small fry. Stick to your mainstream book reading and think twice before u try to punch above your literary intellectual weight class.
     
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