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Off topic banter is obviously going to occur in thread but three pages worth of book banter gets old. "Thread drift" is easily the worst part of styleforum.

Still no need to be a dick about it, and many others were seemingly enjoying the discussion.
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Since my recent purchase was a Kindle Paperwhite, I am going to keep talking about it for another post lol.

Reading on the kindle is nothing like looking at a computer screen. I too am on computer all day, and didn't really ever want to read at night on iPad, and my eyes would get tired when I did read on it. Kindle isn't like that at all, my eyes don't get tired until it's time for me to fall asleep. Footnotes/endnotes are way better, as is reading longer/bigger books (iQ84, Team of Rivals, and yes, IJ are all much easier to handle and read on an e-reader). Also I can't check email/twitter/internet on it, like I could on iPad (and did all the time).

I also like regular paper books, always have, and probably always will. Doesn't mean I don't like the Kindle though. As recent purchases go, it's a total highlight. This is my first e-reader (other than using iPad as one), I got it because I had a bunch of amazon gift cards, and I love it way more than I thought I would.
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So anybody cop anything lately?
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jawnz.
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^ I'm having dinner with Mr Re-porter tomorrow biggrin.gif Nice pants
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where should one start with ian m banks? i read one of his "culture" books, and just didnt like it, seemed so "far out". On the other hand, I loved "transition" by his other persona Ian Banks (without the M...).

I loved nearly all of the Iain Banks books, but couldn't get into his 'M' books at all.
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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.

I gave up after Speaker for the Dead, and would have been happier if I'd just read Ender's Game.



Anyone else a J G Ballard fan? Drowned World is one of his stand-outs for me.


Cop wise:

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Mollino from Ikkon and some beat up dunks from Y!J I have no urge to buy anything else for a while.

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Anyone else a J G Ballard fan? Drowned World is one of his stand-outs for me.

Hells yes. I love the way he seems to excell at everything, from the early science fiction (I read High Rise), to the experimental stuff (Atrocity Exhibition is a fave), to the more I-don't-know-what (Crash, another favorite). I've been wondering what to read next...will definitely pick up Drowned World. happy.gif
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jawnz.



2nd pants are cool, what are they?
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RO detroits, overdyed indigo so they actually look a lot darker in person and almost black in most light which I wasn't expecting. They fit perfectly though and the construction is pretty substantial so I'm really happy with them.
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I'm one of the few fantasy geeks who doesn't give a shit about Robert Jordan, so I could be biased. Or something.
Agreed. I remember starting but never being able to finish The Eye of the World.

Fritz Leiber's 'I'll Met In Lankhmar' was pretty good, IIRC. Mignola's 'Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser' comic book adaptation was nice too.

It's been 25 years, but I remember enjoying Steven Brust's 'Jhereg'. The protagonist is a cool spell and dagger slinging assassin with a snarky miniature dragon companion. Had a very well thought out plot.
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Btw, have you read the Metro 2033/2034 books? post apocaplytic sci fi set in the moscow subway system. I was a bit sceptical at first, but they ended up being very intriguing and evocative
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_2033

For more Russian Sci Fi that's inspired video games (S.T.A.L.K.E.R) as well as a movie (Andrei Tarkovsky's 'Stalker'), check Boris Strugatsky's 'Roadside Picnic'. You can read it here.
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Couldn't wait any longer looking for peacoats, so decided to go all out on B. Rickson.  

 

 

 

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I'd be lying to myself if I said I enjoyed reading books, no faster way to put me to zzzzz, obviously where it applies, id rather go touch, see it and experience it for myself rather than read about it

I got this floral Maison Martin Margiela T, doesn't really go with the rest of my Margiela, mostly will be for vacations to wear with my white OB setters or something. I did not like it until I saw in person, the colors are great

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RO detroits, overdyed indigo so they actually look a lot darker in person and almost black in most light which I wasn't expecting. They fit perfectly though and the construction is pretty substantial so I'm really happy with them.

How is the sizing?
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