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I read the thing that took place in some kind of alternate colonial America with people with powers, indians etc. I liked it a lot, was long ago though. Probably had some crazy undertones I didn't pick up on.

the tales of alvin maker? the story is the books of mormon, just retold in a hokey scifi form.

he also wrote a terrible (like.. laughably retarded) series of books about a war between blue states and red states. and he wrote a really awful essay about how embracing homosexuality is bad, and keeping people who are gay closeted is preferable.
post #33422 of 45878
haha. well, I had no idea.

now that I think of it I remember some serious religious stuff going on...
post #33423 of 45878
Both he and Brandon Sanderson are pretty awful. I've never read anything by Orson except for Ender's Game and the above short story (like...20 years ago?), and I have no desire to read anything else. Brandon Sanderson is, I think, really an actual prick. "I just don't think gay people are human/should have rights/should be gay. What? It's just my opinion, respect my beliefs man." I don't, and No, you can't have any of my money, shithead.
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if you liked it you'd probably like his 'homecoming saga' books. similar. you should also look at 'king david's spaceship.'
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Both he and Brandon Sanderson are pretty awful. I've never read anything by Orson except for Ender's Game and the above short story (like...20 years ago?), and I have no desire to read anything else. Brandon Sanderson is, I think, really a prick. "I just don't think gay people are human/should have rights/should be gay. What? It's just my opinion, respect my beliefs man." I don't, and No, you can't have any of my money, shithead.

what's strange is that card's early stuff doesn't have the same heavy-handed pro-mormon / conservative clumsy bullshit that everything post speaker from the dead has. i think when he was a young broke author he wasn't as preoccupied with being a mouthpiece for church doctrine.
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probably left the church to find himself then came back with a vengeance, as one does.
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if you liked it you'd probably like his 'homecoming saga' books. similar. you should also look at 'king david's spaceship.'

oh I don't know, it was really a while ago, 15 years or so. I don't think I finished the series actually
post #33428 of 45878
maybe start a book thread?
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Maybe I am a bad reader but I never read that saga as pro-religion
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Edited by gettoasty - 2/16/13 at 6:47pm
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Currently halfway through Camus's The Fall, then on to either 1Q84 or more Kafka or Camus. I have a pile of books stacked all over my room right now.

Oh shoot, still gotta finish Dubliners as well
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maybe start a book thread?

Started one:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/336390/reading-thread

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A kindle trumps a physical book 99 times out of 100, and it isn't even close. Hey, I love the smell, feel, etc of real books too. I sometimes buy used copies to put on bookshelves after I have read them on my kindle. But the tactile experience of a physical book does not outweigh the convenience of an electronic one. The dude up there with the Infinite Jest avatar - how amazing would it have been to read that book on a kindle? I would have killed for that. The thing's like a thousand pages long with microscopic font with all the endnotes you constantly have to flip to the back for, filled with words like "samizdat". 

 

Reading a book on an ipad is not the same thing as reading one on a kindle. It's terrible and no one should do it. But there is no difference between looking at a kindle screen and looking at a paperback page. 

 

I like reading more than I like books, so a kindle is an absolute no-brainer. 

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I´ve never read on a kindle or Ipad. I think, because I´m so much online reading articles and forums, I wouldn´t stand looking at a screen and reading. There´s nothing like flipping pages and holding the book while going through a story.

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Can someone link me to a how-to-vid in tying and draping scarves?

Picked up a 50.8 cm x 243.84 cm scarf.

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it looks like I'm trying to choke myself, atm

Someone posted a long time ago:


Would smash.
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