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Germany XpiRieNZ 
Hello my friends, I am currently looking for some nice books to read. The topic and genre do not really matter as long as it is interesting to read. Books I read: GoT, Metro, 1984, Animal Farm, How to build a car and some more. Has anyone read Rich dad poor dad or the book about Elon Musk?
2021-01-17 14:27
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Try Ranger's Apprentice. It looks like a children's book but when you get into the series it starts to be very interesting and you can't stop reading it. It's own world in Medieval Era is realistic and awesome imo. Just check it out
2021-01-17 14:32
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I read that one when I was 9-13. It is a childrens book. The story is good though.
2021-01-17 16:13
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The story is very good and I still read it at 18. That world just makes me happy.
2021-01-17 19:30
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Australia z3ro_
I know right. Something about that world just appeals to me.
2021-01-19 08:39
I've heard The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho should be eye-opening. Haven't read it yet but gonna do soon.
2021-01-17 14:43
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I've read it. I recommend.
2021-01-17 16:19
I recommend it too. Also the Little Prince (St Exupery)
2021-01-18 17:38
its amazing book. but the devil and miss prym i like more.
2021-01-18 17:43
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Cool, gonna get me that one too and read it some day, thank you :)
2021-01-18 19:08
Antichrist by Nietzsche or Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
2021-01-17 14:44
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>Books to read: Friedrich Nietzsche: Genealogy of Morals Friedrich Nietzsche: Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music Friedrich Nietzsche: Thus spoke Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche: Anti-Christ Julius Evola: Ride the Tiger Julius Evola: Revolt against the Modern World Julius Evola: Man Among the Ruins Julius Evola: Yoga of Power Brenton Tarrant: The great Replacement Martin Heidegger: Being & Time Oswald Spengler: Decline of the West Aiwaz: Liber AL vel legis Carl Hansen: Dawn of a New Morning - the Return of the World's Master-Builder Lucifer-Hiram Otto Rahn: Lucifer's Court Carl Jung: Man and his Symbols Adolf. H: Mein Kampf Alfred Rosenberg: The myth of 20th century Henry Ford: International Jew
2021-01-17 14:47
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lmao you forgot the culture of critique bro
2021-01-17 14:50
Thus spoke Zarathustra is Nietzche's masterpiece , must read.
2021-01-17 16:01
What is this? /pol/tard starter pack?
2021-01-17 17:32
How anyone could read this garbage is beyond me but thanks for bringing Jung and Heidegger to mind
2021-01-18 04:18
#23
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Germany XpiRieNZ
By Metamorphosis you mean "Die Verwandlung" :D?
2021-01-17 15:26
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yes :)
2021-01-17 17:22
If you like fantasy, read Malazan book of the Fallen, there is also a good german translation since you need to have very good English to read the original. More from Orwell: read 1984 (what an original suggestions :P) and also Brave new world from Aldous Huxley Russian authors: Anything from Dostojewski, really, he wrote a lot of great books :) German authors: Hesse, although it might get stale after some books For more suggestions, PM me
2021-01-17 14:47
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Germany XpiRieNZ
I will look at Dostojewski. Can you recommend some specific titles?
2021-01-17 15:57
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Der Spieler Die Dämonen Liked those two a lot, Der Spieler is really short so suited for a good introduction, i would say
2021-01-17 16:04
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My favourite one by Dostoyevski is The Idiot, it's rather long but I think it's worth it :)
2021-01-17 19:21
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Yeah, Idiot is most fum to read, other books more difficult to digest
2021-01-18 14:27
Have you read malazan yourself?
2021-01-18 15:40
Have you read malazan yourself?
2021-01-18 15:43
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Yes, read the first nine books in german (the last one still has to be translated) and now started reading the original ones which are written in English. I love the books but the English version has a lot of words i dont know even tho my english is at c1 level. Still very well written. Why the question?
2021-01-18 15:54
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I fell into the trap that is malazan back in 2018. Now I have a kind of Stockholm syndrome regarding it. Now reading Dust of Memes. I'm going through the books slowly because Erikson has a lot of these interludes where he goes on the same philosophical path of pathos, humility, and starts spilling his archeological/geological knowledge. His character archetypes are also kind of similar so it's kind of reading the same thing over and over with a slightly different flavor. Couple this with the fact that I really digest books word by word, I'm not one of those readers who just reads the book so he knows the general plot outline. Sometimes I read a page and then just think for five mins while my thoughts go on a completely different tangent. All of this leads to me being stuck on this fantasy saga for over two years (the only other modern fantasy book that I read during this period was Oathbringer). But after 8000 pages I enjoy the Erikson's world a lot and I'm actually feeling the characters now. Toll The Hunden was my favorite entry in the series, I really love Darujhistan, best fantasy city I've been in.
2021-01-18 20:41
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I love his books too. The thing with me is, i cant imagine things visually and my whole brainwork is with words. Thats why i really like books in general cause they communicate the same way. The way he handles words and describes everything is beautiful. However, unlike you, i read books quite fast and yet never a second time. Idk, i just want to soak everything in. Never a second time i said? well, not anymore if you want to count the english rereading of mine. Hey, if you generally want to talk about books or anything, my discord is in my bio and it wouod be really nice to talk with someone about this awesome piece of literature while going through it. :)
2021-01-18 20:56
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It's not that I'm rereading things (although I probably reread malazan a couple of years from now, because what I gleamed from other readers is that there are a bunch of "under the hood" foreshadowing and references that you don't see going the first time through). You say that you can't imagine things visually, well for me it's the exact opposite, for every specific noun or scenery description I want to have visual imagery, so I usually end up googling specific clothing pieces, weapons animals or words describing terrain. I used to be able to just immerse myself completely in a book when I was a kid/early teen, but now it's become hard and I'm trying to re-learn that "letting go". It should be ok not to understand every meaning a word can have and how the author structured a sentence. Maybe in time. I do enjoy the challenge of Erikson's vocabulary though, and now when I read something in more simpler tones it just feels bland and my reading speed vastly increases. If you have trouble visualising some of the characters fanart can help, although it's a double-edged sword for some since it can ruin your own impressions (for example, I imagine everyone who reads GoT now sees the TV show actors instead of how the book characters are actually described). Some cool malazan art: 64.media.tumblr.com/146dfc9e5ca84ceaa0e8.. ( T'lan Imass converging on a kchain that is maybe a little oversized here) static.wikia.nocookie.net/malazan/images.. (The Bridgeburner Assassin and Mage in Darujhistan ambush) i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.phot.. (Anomander defending Pale) The biggest factor in play when considering my hardship with these books is the constant jumping around with characters and scenery every few pages. So the story flows, and then suddenly a hard-stop and I have to reimagine myself in a new place with a character of a different mindset. The 50 page or something Karsa intro in House of Chains I just devoured, completely immersed, that was a beautiful experience. Afterwards it's again just this staccato story flow. I wish Erikson wrote longer segments, but it is what it is. I don't know how well the translations transfer Erikson's humor, but he often gets me to laugh out loud. He has wordplay that's kind of like dad jokes (Tehol Beddict is really good with these). The sex jokes miss more often than not, but considering the large quantity of them he put in they do reach me sometimes with their stupidity :D Also I think it's funny to share characters that you've drawn from some other visual media and placed into a book character's shoes, so here is my Kruppe. :D static.wikia.nocookie.net/chowder/images..
2021-01-19 00:26
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Germany MTD3
all Michael Crichton books and espexially eaters of the dead
2021-01-17 14:47
#11
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Australia B_Tannen
LOTR, Hobbit.
2021-01-17 14:47
Warriors by Erin Hunter, I really fell in love with the scenery, the characters and the overall storyline, its so well written and the characters are very attaching. The series is quite lengthy but i think its worth reading, just keep in mind the first book is pretty much an introduction to the story and doesnt show exactly how the story from now on will work so I'd recommend reading the first 3 books to get a good idea
2021-01-17 14:47
das kapital
2021-01-17 14:48
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#28
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Germany XpiRieNZ
Not bad, I actually tried reading The communist Manifesto
2021-01-17 15:28
#14
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Singapore Am2de
Currently I am reading The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli. It's pretty good And also, Capitalism and Freedom - Milton Friedman
2021-01-17 14:51
Read the bible. Only book you need
2021-01-17 15:12
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+1. Even though I prefer science fiction, fantasy books are great
2021-01-17 15:45
great fantasy novel
2021-01-18 15:33
Sapiens is a must. Grapes of wrath Crime and punishment Les Miserables Just read these three and any other book from these authors, the good/gold old classics that everyone have read.
2021-01-17 15:19
the bible
2021-01-17 15:22
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I R8 2/10 There is shit character development, shit dialogue, and everyone dies in the end. (Sorry for spoilers)
2021-01-17 15:26
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havent read, just said for the lulz what i have read tho is dan brown's da vinci code and it was 5/5. also dan brown's angels and demons was great too
2021-01-18 14:20
I read "Good boobs" wtf is this thread
2021-01-17 15:23
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Xaxaxaxa
2021-01-17 15:25
r/tittydrop
2021-01-18 14:20
try fu.ture written by glukhovski, this is the first book which made my cry
2021-01-17 15:23
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#29
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Germany XpiRieNZ
Did they finally translate it to English? A few years ago it was only in Russian.
2021-01-17 15:29
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2021-01-17 15:30
Weeb
2021-01-17 16:14
norwegian wood american gods
2021-01-17 15:26
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MORNING WOOD
2021-01-17 15:30
The Alchemist is a nice short book. Only takes like two hours to read and it's quite nice
2021-01-17 15:27
Since you've read Game of Thrones, I recommend Lord of the Rings.
2021-01-17 15:31
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#41
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Germany XpiRieNZ
I already read it but forgot to mention it.
2021-01-17 15:54
Psychology books are interesting, with a lot of methods which you can implement in real life.
2021-01-17 15:33
ignore all trash books like LOTR, Harry Potter etc. read: The Republic (Plato) Why Nations Fail (D. Acemoglu, J. Robinson) Wealth of Nations (A. Smith) Soft Power (J. Nye) The Prince (Machiavelli) Social Contract (Rousseau) On Liberty (J. S. Mill) Leviathan (T. Hobbes) Critique of Pure Reason (I. Kant) Diplomacy (H. Kissinger) Anarchist Morality (P. Kropotkin)
2021-01-17 15:41
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#40
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Germany XpiRieNZ
I actually have Wealth of Nations but was not motivated enough to read it yet. Thanks man.
2021-01-17 15:53
0/8
2021-01-18 15:34
sapiens gödel escher bach
2021-01-17 15:46
#39
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Greece RedWinter
of mice and men very good and short book. in fact all of steinbeck's works are worth it. also read "blood meridian"
2021-01-17 15:50
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blood Meridian was cool with the young kid and the battles with the natives and hiding out and shit but then it turned into gibberish. I couldn't finish it. Is the ending any good?
2021-01-18 04:11
Rich dad poor dad can be reduced to 1 rule: If you want to make money try to maximize your assets. So you need to understand the difference between liabilites and finiancial assets. . Rest of the book is alot of blabla and how he made money with properties. One of my favorites: "The Physician" it was my first actual novel(apart from harry potter and that stuff). Read it once more when I was about 20. It was still very good. Dan Brown books are also pretty good for "casual" reading. Especially "Illuminati". Don't think bad about his books, because of the bad to mediocre movies with Tom Hanks. They didn't catch the "24"-ish running out of time thrills.
2021-01-17 16:00
I read Rich dad poor dad , decent book and decent insight. Currently i'm reading Wake the giant within, not the type to go for self help books but it was a gift so i will give it a go
2021-01-17 16:01
#46
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Netherlands Xot1ko
The wheel of time series is very good
2021-01-17 16:02
When breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi is great book also.
2021-01-17 16:07
Rich dad, poor dad - robert kiosaky
2021-01-17 16:15
Tri Gaštanové Koňe (Three Chestnut Horses) by Margita Figuli
2021-01-17 17:25
stop with this reading bullshit and go play some dm noobs, books wont make ur aim bettah!
2021-01-17 17:27
The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Tolstoy The Tenth Man - Graham Greene The love we share without knowing - Barzak Flowers for Algernon A Clockwork Orange Anything story by Chekov GOAT of short stories No Longer Human - Osamu The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Siddartha - Hesse Catcher in the Rye The Sailor who fell from grace with the Sea - Mishima The Alchemist Harassment Architecture - Mike ma
2021-01-17 17:38
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you have decent taste man :)
2021-01-18 14:31
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Thanks bro some of these books are doomer/loner style so I’m sure many here would enjoy
2021-01-18 21:42
Cosmos written by Carl Sagan.
2021-01-17 17:30
Deep Work - Cal Newport Atomic Habits - James Clear Essentialism - Greg McKeown The Slight Edge - Jeff Olson Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker The Circadian Code - Satchin Panda
2021-01-17 19:23
Trivium by Sister Mariah Joseph
2021-01-17 19:24
Refugee Boy - Benjamin Zephaniah Kensuke's Kingdom - Michael Morpurgo Running Wild - Michael Morpurgo Holes - Louis Sachar The Call of the Wild - Jack London Holes is my favourite
2021-01-17 19:31
Stoner - John Williams War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
2021-01-18 04:16
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Stoner is on my list too but why? What's so interesting about a literature professor?
2021-01-18 04:21
read 1984 as well? i always recommend those two books together :)
2021-01-18 14:35
#72
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Australia Aquaaa
'To Tell You The Truth' is a decent book that I've recently read. I'd rate it 7.5/10, is just that some parts of the book aren't that exciting, but if you're looking for a crime-solving related story, then that book is definitely for you :)
2021-01-18 04:29
Don't delete this thread pls.
2021-01-18 04:35
#74
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Japan Inlivino
No longer human by Osamu Dazai is magnificent timeless piece. The book is heavily autobiographical novel which was written at the very end of Osamu Dazai himself. It recounts a childhood struggling to understand other people which leads to an adulthood dependant on drinking and poor behaviour. really recommended it
2021-01-18 04:38
The Yellow King The Picture of Dorian Grey Alice in Wonderland
2021-01-18 04:40
How to Think Like a Roman Emperor
2021-01-18 14:31
And then there were none from agatha Christie, i read it 5 times even tho i know the ending, it never fails to amaze me Foundation from Isaac Asimov is also quite breathtaking, but very slow paced and i would only recommend if you have a couple of months to spare.
2021-01-18 14:33
Try Strugatsky brothers, especially roadside picnic, hard to be a god
2021-01-18 14:35
Disgrace by J M Coetzee; Yu Hua's Brothers; A M Holmes' May we be forgiven (very funny book);
2021-01-18 14:45
Yukio Mishima is pretty good but some people love and some people hate his stuff, so thats up to you, "confessions of a mask" is pretty good and he as an author is really interesting. Also both 1984 and Brave New World are hugely overrated imo, not really too great to read.
2021-01-18 15:32
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reading 1984 right now, the first half before he meets the girl was fun but now its kinda meh expected more from all the hype
2021-01-18 15:43
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Yeah, people hype it up to be an eye-opening banger but there are a lot of better books imo, it kinda loses it's sharpness halfway through.
2021-01-18 15:49
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do you know similar themed / better books? trying to build a list of books to read
2021-01-18 15:51
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I don't read enough, unfortunatly, so i can't really help you there.
2021-01-18 17:21
#154
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Germany XpiRieNZ
Animal Farm (also written by Orwell) is nice.
2021-01-19 10:25
read erebos, a german masterpiece for me
2021-01-18 15:35
Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
2021-01-18 15:46
- Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) - The Book Thief (Markus Zusak) - A man called Ove (Fredrik Backman) - The Watchmaker of Filligree Street (Natasha Pulley) - The Bees (Laline Paull) - The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman) I'm currently reading The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson myself, the first book out of currently 4 from the Stormlight Archive.
2021-01-18 17:32
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India xEleanorex
Ayyyyyyyyy I'm too reading The way of Kings at wat chpter u are? I'm on ch 6
2021-01-18 17:37
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Just got to the interlude just before part two, page 204 :)
2021-01-18 17:37
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oh you're quite ahead of me. I'm at where Tvlkav sells Kaladin to some Brightness
2021-01-18 17:39
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Ohh, I really like that part ^^
2021-01-18 17:40
#98
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India xEleanorex
Yes I hv read Rich Dad Poor Dad and Elon Musk's Ashlee Vance bio This is my want to read list. They're really good, u shud try them. goodreads.com/review/list/116876474-sidd..
2021-01-18 17:35
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Good list, goodreads is so nice to use :)
2021-01-18 17:38
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But it kinda sucks like its not coded well. Do u watch booktuber Daniel Greene?
2021-01-18 17:39
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Yer you're right that doesn't always work out too well. I don't really watch any booktubers, their vids are usually too long for my liking :')
2021-01-18 17:41
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ikr sometimes if you hvnt read the book reviews kinda get unbearable after sometime. Are u reading any other book alongwith it?
2021-01-18 17:43
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I tried watching the odd video from a booktuber but I noticed I skipped a lot of parts haha. Currently not no, I really wanted to focus on this ^^ It's a big book though, I'm already behind on my reading challenge haha
2021-01-18 17:46
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lol ikr 1k pages. I'm actually reading 3 books along with it. The Stand by Stephen King (also 1k pages), Leviathan Wakes, HP 6 & ofc Way of kings
2021-01-18 18:05
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Yer I had a look at your profile. If you wanna check out what I've been reading I can always add you
2021-01-18 19:03
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Why not mens)) Add me
2021-01-18 19:09
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Done!
2021-01-18 19:11
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Accepted!
2021-01-18 19:28
david deida way of the superior man , thank me later.
2021-01-18 17:48
The Iceman about Richard Kuklinski was amazing
2021-01-18 17:50
#113
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Estonia qoznyyy
rich dad poor dad was good read and if by elon musks book you mean "Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future" then also a great read, pretty interesting too - can recommend
2021-01-18 17:55
1984 ooooh wait just look outside the window.
2021-01-18 17:55
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THEY CAN HEAR YOU
2021-01-18 18:03
THEY CAN SEE YOU
2021-01-18 18:03
THEY CONTROL YOU
2021-01-18 18:04
IM GOING INSANE
2021-01-18 18:04
SIMPLE TOP1 2020
2021-01-18 18:04
BILL GATES TOP 1 2021
2021-01-18 18:07
I swear no one that quoting that book has ever read it lmao it's actually insane
2021-01-18 18:13
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there is a movie about it, so its fine.
2021-01-18 18:14
#140
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Germany XpiRieNZ
Read it. The beginning was good but the love story was crap.
2021-01-18 23:06
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bro, the love story is not what you had to pay attention to :/ You kind of missed the point of the whole book then
2021-01-19 08:46
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its fine he has the IRL version infront of him ^^
2021-01-22 13:46
"one flew over cuckoo's nest" Very likeable protagonist, written in a mix of urban/utopian comedy/drama style. I've read some more last year but this one stands out for sure hence recommend :)
2021-01-18 18:10
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this book gave me insight into chief bromden mind. I wish that there were narration in the movie so that we would know what are his thoughts . I had impression that movie was all about McMurphy and Nicholson stole the show .
2021-01-18 19:09
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Ofc the movie had to be shortened but it's also one of my favorite as well, in fact I'm glad I watched it first and imagined Jack Nicholson acting while reading. It gave me goosebumps ))
2021-01-18 20:48
#130
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Brazil FERRAZZZ
I'd say: The Demon-Haunted World - Carl Sagan Pale Blue Dot - Carl Sagan Both books I just read recently, the first one is still very important nowadays even tho it's from 90`s.
2021-01-18 19:11
The Witcher series
2021-01-18 19:58
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#141
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Germany XpiRieNZ
I read all the books, watched the original series, watched the Netflix one and played TW3. :)
2021-01-18 23:07
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How did you like the books? i actually dont understand the negative critic they get, really nice fantasy series in my opinion
2021-01-18 23:12
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#145
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Germany XpiRieNZ
The books are great imo. Maybe not as good as GoT but still worth every second of reading.
2021-01-19 08:26
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Exactly. Since you seem to like fantasy, i have to recommend malazan book of the fallen to you, best series i have ever read. There is also a German translation if you prefer that.
2021-01-19 08:30
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#153
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Germany XpiRieNZ
I might look into it. I personally read books regardless of genre. So sometimes I just from fantasy to a biography.
2021-01-19 10:24
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
2021-01-18 20:43
#142
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Czech Republic Hoja26
451 degrees F since you read 1984
2021-01-18 23:11
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#150
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Australia z3ro_
+1 great book
2021-01-19 08:44
+1 also brave new world. I enjoyed these books more than 1984 personally
2021-01-19 08:45
ask the globgalab
2021-01-19 08:28
#149
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Australia z3ro_
The Bet by Anton Chekhov
2021-01-19 08:43
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2021-01-19 10:28
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