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    I'm in the habit of quitting games and reading books since I gotten bored to everything but HoN.

    Anyways, I enjoy books with amazingly interesting prose. Two of my favorite books were The English Patient and Fahrenheit 451. There was a deeply poetic feel to English Patient and I enjoyed that.

    I am also a fan of science fiction in general, in particular dystopia and cyberpunk, but lately I've been trying my hand at western canon(most well-known books in english).

    The latest book I enjoyed was The Stranger. It was pretty awful IMO, until I read the deeper meanings of some scenes, and until Merseaux's last monologue. Over-rated hipster shit nonetheless.

    The Great Gatsby was the other book, amazing book IMO, among my favorites. Amazing theme to it, and I can see why its among the best books written.

    I can't say I enjoy reading for the sake of pleasure like reading fantasy books or pulp romance, rather I enjoy philosophical topics, themes and literary narratives.

    So, recommend books:
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    House Of Leaves


    You might enjoy Tours Of The Black Clock, though, actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nunz View Post
    House Of Leaves
    I was going to buy this book off of bookdepository, but it wasn't on sale and costed like 25 bucks.

    Libraries are so shitty in my city too, so like five books serves 500k people.

    I heard amazing things about it.

    Also, anyone read Stanislaus Lem? A few of my friends love his books, and I just saw Solaris and thought amazing things about the movie.

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    Some suggestions:

    1984
    Dune
    World War Z
    Timeline

    Any interest in those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MulberryShock View Post
    25 bucks.
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    It's kinda worth it lol


    I've paid 25$s for plenty of things I didn't enjoy as much as house of leaves lol



    You should check out the Left Behind books. They're pretty good reads, if that interests you. I only got through the first couple but I enjoyed them.

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    Odd Thomas, 4 book series by Dean Koontz, first book is a personal fav.

    Saga of the Seven Suns, 7 book series by Kevin J. Anderson, good "space opera"

    Pandora's Star, by Peter F. Hamilton, excellent sci fi series

    Chindi, by Jack Mcdermott, good sci fi
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    The revelation space cycle from Alastair Reynolds.
    If you have not read it, Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos are a good classic.
    Almost cyber-punk is Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan.

    If you can read french La Horde du Contrevent is a must read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MulberryShock View Post
    The latest book I enjoyed was The Stranger. It was pretty awful IMO, until I read the deeper meanings of some scenes, and until Merseaux's last monologue. Over-rated hipster shit nonetheless.
    lol "Merseaux"

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