Matthias Thorn

Add friend
Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Matthias.

http://thornography.com

House of Leaves
Matthias Thorn is currently reading
by Mark Z. Danielewski (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Matthias’s Recent Updates

Matthias Thorn rated a book really liked it
The Courage to Write by Ralph Keyes
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
" Follow-up questions:
Did you enjoy the ones after SWTP?
Did you read the illustrated version of Wrinkle?
Did you watch the trailer?

Data point: I have a
...more "
Matthias Thorn is now following
6981863
Matthias Thorn entered a giveaway
I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn
I Hate Everyone But You
by Gaby Dunn (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Matthias Thorn rated a book it was amazing
The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy
Rate this book
Clear rating
Matthias Thorn rated a book it was amazing
The Library at Mount Char by Scott  Hawkins
Rate this book
Clear rating
Pretty nearly perfect, a real gem. Heartfelt, real characters I could care about, surprising digressions that turn out to be digressions at all, a plot that always kept me guessing, a fantastic set of "magic" that's neither magic nor quite science ei ...more
The Library at Mount Char by Scott  Hawkins
Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton
"Things I learnt from this book:

1. Rich sociopaths are awesome and we should let them do what they want because they are much better at governance and science than faceless bureaucrats.

2. Long expeditions into boring jungle are boring.

3. 1000 pages..." Read more of this review »
Matthias Thorn and 19 other people liked Colin Taylor's review of Great North Road:
Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton
"This is the weakest Hamilton book so far, with a distinctly formulaic, borderline lazy feel to it. There were, of course, some nice future technologies laid out, and the heroine, Angela, was a strong and well realised character. Beyond that I was..." Read more of this review »
Matthias Thorn rated a book it was ok
Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton
Great North Road
by Peter F. Hamilton (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
I'm pretty biased when it comes to PFH - I've rated most of his books 4-5 stars over the two decades I've been reading them. But this... bored the hell directly out of me. I think PFH is best when he does grand scale space opera or when he does myste ...more
More of Matthias's books…
Gillian Flynn
“Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl.

Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl. For a long time Cool Girl offended me. I used to see men – friends, coworkers, strangers – giddy over these awful pretender women, and I’d want to sit these men down and calmly say: You are not dating a woman, you are dating a woman who has watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who’d like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them. I’d want to grab the poor guy by his lapels or messenger bag and say: The bitch doesn’t really love chili dogs that much – no one loves chili dogs that much! And the Cool Girls are even more pathetic: They’re not even pretending to be the woman they want to be, they’re pretending to be the woman a man wants them to be. Oh, and if you’re not a Cool Girl, I beg you not to believe that your man doesn’t want the Cool Girl. It may be a slightly different version – maybe he’s a vegetarian, so Cool Girl loves seitan and is great with dogs; or maybe he’s a hipster artist, so Cool Girl is a tattooed, bespectacled nerd who loves comics. There are variations to the window dressing, but believe me, he wants Cool Girl, who is basically the girl who likes every fucking thing he likes and doesn’t ever complain. (How do you know you’re not Cool Girl? Because he says things like: “I like strong women.” If he says that to you, he will at some point fuck someone else. Because “I like strong women” is code for “I hate strong women.”)”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

See your year in books badge
Donna B...
2,068 books | 271 friends

M Griffin
883 books | 379 friends

Zoë Mar...
1,377 books | 802 friends

Julie B...
1,707 books | 58 friends

Laura
578 books | 13 friends

Michell...
268 books | 3,003 friends

Katia
519 books | 29 friends

Crystal...
970 books | 3,221 friends

More friends…

Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
0 (0.0%)

correct:
0 (0.0%)

skipped:
0 (0.0%)

2455650 out of 2455650

streak:
0

best streak:
0

questions added:
0



Polls voted on by Matthias

Lists liked by Matthias