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  06:28:00  26 November 2017
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Read a good book lately?

ROADSIDE PICNIC ( PDF document ) Read it for FREE.
http://soviethistory.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/picnic.pdf

Roadside Picnic novel > STALKER movie > STALKER Games

If you haven't read it yet, then how can you truly understand the Stalker Universe?

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  12:22:06  11 December 2017
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I am also interested in reading this type of books.





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  17:13:57  5 February 2018
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I do read books.
Not necessarily books of particular interest to others, but...

'finished reading' "Meditations", by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, which is not so much a book, as... a personal diary of sorts, whereas he expresses his thoughts and such... it's one of those books that you can (and preferably should), just pick up and open at a random page and read... I'll post a link to an on-line version, it might clear things out:

http://classics.mit.edu/Antoninus/meditations.html

also I am reading through "Tibetan Book of the Dead" (badly translated since it's not so much a 'book', as a 'guide' on how to guide a person after they have died), or as Wikipedia would translate it: "Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardo_Thodol

going through Plato's "The Republic" (one of few texts I read on-line, due to... laziness and an add-on I'm trying out, called Spritzlet, more on that... at the bottom of this post)

http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/republic.html

also (casually) reading through The Illyad (hardcover, so it's not something I can be bother lugging around)

and whenever I've a few minutes to spare on the subway, I'll glance through "Parkinson's Law (or The Pursuit of Progress)"

apart from that, I (of course) also read... novels... such as, just finished reading Jeff Noon "Pixel Juice", a collection of short-stories in a strange, yet familiar future, with very... bizarre elements, due to his form of writing and the context in which the events all take place... one of the short-stories is that of a man, carrying letters in a box (alphabetical letters, A, B, C and so on), another one is about androids who need to 'drug themselves' using feathers in order to dream, so that they may be more 'Human'... and so on...

last but not least, I'm (finally) reading through The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Read Tom Sawyer back when I was a kid, but never got around to reading Huckleberry Finn, so it seem as good a time as ever

Spritlzlet being an add-on for your browser that I personally use to read, since I am a rather fast reader, it helps me determine at what speeds I wish to enjoy, whatever I'm reading on-line (I only use it for large quantities of text), by posting a 'piece of text' in the middle of the screen and then highlighting the middle-most-letter in red and then quickly advancing to the next piece of text, letting you decide at what pace you'd like to read:

www.spritzlet.com

like so:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xxyDVBGHL8
  19:16:23  18 February 2018
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Read a good book lately?

Some of you here may be familiar with the "Humble Bundle" for video games.

Now they are doing it for books. Expand your mind and your library.

Angry Robot Books is here with a happy little bundle of science fiction and fantasy ebooks for you. Expand your library with The Lives of Tao, Stolen Songbird, The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath, and many more. Plus, your purchase will support Worldbuilders!
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/sf-fantasy-angry-robot-books

They are also doing it for other topics. Click on "6 bundles" in the upper left corner.

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  10:28:42  26 March 2018
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The cRPG Book Project

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25721224-the-crpg-book-project

it is a free .pdf book, currently rated at 4.25/5 at goodreads

even if you only have a fleeting interest in cRPG's, I would strongly recommend, at the very least, flipping through this book, as it contains something for just about anyone

(then again, I've been slightly fanatical about cRPG's for the past 30 odd years, so I may be an exception around here...)
  23:32:44  29 April 2018
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Read a good book lately?

Currently reading this book of which the new AMC cable series is based upon:

The Terror by Dan Simmons

The bestselling author of Ilium and Olympos transforms the true story of a legendary Arctic expedition into a thriller worthy of Stephen King or Patrick O'Brian.

Their captain's insane vision of a Northwest Passage has kept the crewmen of The Terror trapped in Arctic ice for two years without a thaw. But the real threat to their survival isn't the ever-shifting landscape of white, the provisions that have turned to poison before they open them, or the ship slowly buckling in the grip of the frozen ocean.

The real threat is whatever is out in the frigid darkness, stalking their ship, snatching one seaman at a time or whole crews, leaving bodies mangled horribly or missing forever. Captain Crozier takes over the expedition after the creature kills its original leader, Sir John Franklin.

Drawing equally on his own strengths as a seaman and the mystical beliefs of the Eskimo woman he's rescued, Crozier sets a course on foot out of the Arctic and away from the insatiable beast. But every day the dwindling crew becomes more deranged and mutinous, until Crozier begins to fear there is no escape from an ever-more-inconceivable nightmare.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3974.The_Terror

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