i caught parts of a documentary on this book. it seemed 'interesting' to say the least. i was wondering if anyone here has read it? and is there an english tranlation?
I have and there are indeed english translations; I'm aware of one 1981 and one 1998 traduction. I've only read the original and the 1998 Hand trad., so I can't really give comments about the earlier one.
Would you recommend it?
Yes, I read it. In all honesty, I thought it was kind of boring.
Is it better than Gor?
Best. Series. Ever.
Am I wrong?
It was alright, I don't remember much of it, the last time I read it was when I was in elementary school I think. I recently reread the Hobbit and that was pretty good though.
This is a nice thread. Let's have a book edition.
I just read my first book by Haruki Murakami, "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle". Murakami gets a lot of praise in these parts, and after reading this book, I can confirm that it isn't unfounded. The book to me felt a bit weaker towards the end, but I really liked hearing the stories of Nomonhan, Siberia, and such.
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk.
It's a murder mystery novel set in Istanbul in the 1500s, and every bit as bizarre as that sounds. I rather enjoyed it, despite the bits about sticking needles in people's eyes.
The Man in the High Castle
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Flow My Tears, Said the Policeman
A Scanner Darkly
Philip K Dick is the only author who matters
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver.
It was horrible. Very well written and all, but the subject matter was just relentlessly miserable.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Time Out of Joint. Thanks >>69, I was looking for more Philip K. Dick to read.
Dead Lucky: Life after death on Mount Everest by Lincoln Hall
I was promised that it was something of a typical mountaineering memoir crossed with a hypoxia-driven hallucination but this assessment is overblown. It's at least 95% lucid. Of these books, it's one of the better ones.
Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season by Nick Heil
Another memoir of the semi-disastrous 2006 season which Lincoln Hall barely survived. This stern warning about the dangers of the worst place in the world will likely do nothing to keep people away from it. You pretty much climb over frozen corpses to get to the top these days.
High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed by Michael Kodas
Turns out everything about Everest these days is a scam from base camp prostitution, to Sherpa con men, to people passing cheap Indian welding gas off as Poisk oxygen. I bet Everest isn't even really the tallest mountain!
Lost in Moscow: A Brat in the USSR by Kirsten Koza
This is the true story of a Canadian, who in 1977 at the age of 11, went on a cultural exchange trip to the USSR with a group of other children from around the world. At the height of the Brezhnev stagnation, the shortages of food and basic consumer goods is apparent even to these kids, whose heavily-censored trip was meant to showcase the best the Soviet Union had to offer (its Party elite). Written in the frantic tone of a hyperactive child thrust into absurdities of a Soviet summer camp, I found it very funny. A weird find. Highly recommended.
A Scanner Darkly - Philip K Dick
Kingdom of Fear - Hunter S Thompson
after gandalf rejected the terms set by the mouth of sauron the Mouth became enraged and fearful at the same time, and the Mouth fled back to the Gate and set Mordor's forces upon the West. He was not seen again.
i am sorry to disappoint you but there is no defined ending for the mouth and what happened to him after the war of the ring was never truly revealed
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For people who read ePub files on their eReaders, what are your preferences for the format? I'm converting Creative Commons writing into ePub files, but I want to make sure they're reader-friendly. So I'm wondering:
I use a nook touch
Times or Palatino. They're the standard because they work well. Anything else is distracting.
I guess textbooks and so on can use unusual fonts and layouts though. And scientific papers pretty much have to use Computer Modern. But I doubt you're writing either of those.
I want to know more about this but the thread is 2 years old.
Well I mean, there's always ThePirateBay...