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Recent purchases - Part II

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by scott.m, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    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.
     
  2. sipang

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    haha. well, I had no idea.

    now that I think of it I remember some serious religious stuff going on...
     
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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 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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  4. Teger

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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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    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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  7. sipang

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    oh I don't know, it was really a while ago, 15 years or so. I don't think I finished the series actually
     
  8. jookz

    jookz Well-Known Member

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    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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  11. reedobandito

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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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    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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  14. Lionheart Biker

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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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    Would smash.
     
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  16. basil rathbone

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    How do you know? I do miss page numbers, but the percentage bar is similar.
     
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    same.
     
  18. Lionheart Biker

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    It was just an expression. Don´t need to take it literally.
     
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    Trying to flip back and forth in IJ on an e-reader would be the biggest pain in the ass. There are over 100 pages of "footnotes."
     
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    You just click on the footnote and get brought straight to it, it's one click to go back to exactly where you left off. Random access of known locations is something e-readers handily beat physical books for.
     

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