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Old Jan 30th 2017, 10:40 PM
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I just finished re-reading The Last Unicorn.

Excellent book. Splendid wordplay. Easily one of my favorites.

Now, I think, on to The Hydrogen Sonata...
Oh man The Hydrogen Sonata is amazing. Would it be the first Culture book that you read?
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Old Jan 31st 2017, 09:13 AM
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Oh man The Hydrogen Sonata is amazing. Would it be the first Culture book that you read?
Thus far I've read Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games, Excession, and Matter (which has been my favorite). The Hydrogen Sonata is the last one readily available at the local library.
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Thus far I've read Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games, Excession, and Matter (which has been my favorite). The Hydrogen Sonata is the last one readily available at the local library.
Ok right on. I don't think that the order matters that much, I just wouldn't have recommended Hydrogen Sonata for the first one you read.


Edit: I haven't read Excession. I should see if my library has it for download. Infuriatingly I accidentally listened to an abridged version of Matter, not realizing what it was. Blarg.
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two different books at the moment, both work related in their own way:

Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City (inner city pastor needs to keep up on current research)

Christian Anarchy: Jesus' Primacy over the Powers by Vernard Eller.
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Just listened to the first book of the Dark Tower series (The Gunslinger). I liked it a lot! I've never read any Stephen King as I'm not interested in horror at all, but it was great. Waiting for my hold on Book 2 to come in.
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Just listened to the first book of the Dark Tower series (The Gunslinger). I liked it a lot! I've never read any Stephen King as I'm not interested in horror at all, but it was great. Waiting for my hold on Book 2 to come in.
I've pondered trying out that series, but always been kind of wary of King as I also have 0 interest in horror. Any further impressions you'd be willing to share?

Just finished The Hydrogen Sonata (Culture Series), very good.
Also Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief, also good, though it occasionally it felt a bit too warm and fuzzy toward it's subject.

Next up for non-fiction is Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life. I know the author, so I'm looking forward to that.

Not sure what to read next for fiction. I have some PG Wodehouse audio books I listen to while commuting.
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Very weird, dystopia-ish. Few characters, but quite compelling. Makes you want to learn more and find out what happens next, so it keeps the "page" turning.

Plenty of violence, but not really to the grotesque level of Iain M. Banks.
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