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Sublife #2 by John Pham
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The almost wordless, title-less mash up of the movie Mad Max and Cormac McCarthy's The Road, done in a scratchy hand as if it was drawn by an autistic child, is one of the strangest, genre-twistingest things I have seen. Extremely strange and thought
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Sublife #1 by John Pham
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Beautiful, if troubling. I've read this and Sublife *2 a number of times and I don't know why but I feel there's the loosest kind of coherence running through these stories. Here's hoping Sublife *3 is on the way someday, only because a trilogy would ...more
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The Civil War by Shelby Foote
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Timbuktu by Paul Auster
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Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster
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Great, but very typically Auster
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The General of the Dead Army by Ismail Kadare
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I loved this, the whole mood of it. It's an utterly brilliant idea for a book, possibly one of the most profound and unique of modern times.
A General sent to reclaim the bodies of soldiers who died and were buried on battlefields in a foreign countr
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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
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Twist is a nauseating character. Thankfully the book's not really about him, but the fascinating contrasts of lifestyle and morality between the good citizens (a bit dull and saccharine) and the wicked underclass (Fagin, Sykes and Nancy - all superb
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The Palace of Dreams by Ismail Kadare
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Kadare's books have a timeless quality - they seem completely outside literary fashion, perhaps a bit dated, but fascinating and unusual. Being translated twice probably adds to that strange unworldly feel, but that's completely fitting for stories f ...more
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Albert Einstein
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
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“Minds are the real estate of the millenium”
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This is a group for Thomas Pynchon readers, whether casual or fanatical. What's your favourite Pynchon book? What's your favourite Pynchon story? I've ...more
1153 Armchair Sailors — 273 members — last activity Aug 20, 2017 12:13PM
A group to discuss historical fiction involving sailing ships--think Patrick O'Brian or C.S Forester--and the Golden Age of Sail. Ahoy! Photo: Brig "L ...more

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