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Bur wrote:All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr.

Two thirds deep and it's staying excellent. I'm quite confident recommending this already though.
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It's a fiction set in occupied France during WW 2 and the two main characters are a blind girl and a young German dude, whose paths eventually cross. The writing is utterly beautiful, while remaining somehow rather simplistic and the author seems to have quite a talent for writing about pretty much any subject and making it seem interesting. Won the 2015 Pulitzer for fiction as well.

As for some words of warning, it does have slight borderline fantasy element in form of folklore - nothing major/off-putting though. Also it's roughly 500 pages total.

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Oh cool. Thanks. I'll have to track down a copy. It sounds neat, and I don't read enough stuff from the new millennium.

And I'm cool with the fantasy/folklore stuff. It seems like that's kinda the point of fiction, to some degree. Thanks again for the recommendation.
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I started reading The Fellowship of the Ring again, because it was close to the bathroom.
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WHat about Under the Bleachers by Seymore Butts
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Bur wrote:It's a fiction set in occupied France during WW 2 and the two main characters are a blind girl and a young German dude, whose paths eventually cross. The writing is utterly beautiful...
I thought the writing was really good as well but it's apparently pretty polarizing. I know a couple people who both said they couldn't get into it at all and didn't finish. The style kind of reminded me of The Goldfinch—another Pulitzer winner that people seemed to either love or hate. I loved it.
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Book 4 out of 5 pulp zombie book series called Dead. Really inventive title but the books don't suck. Interesting character developement. Some new takes on how the aftermath will play out. Plenty of the standard cliché horseshit as well. light intellectual fun reads.
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Frankennietzsche wrote:I started reading The Fellowship of the Ring again, because it was close to the bathroom.
Half way through The Two Towers, now. Aided by finding the text online, so's I can read at work:

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Frankennietzsche wrote:Half way through The Two Towers, now. Aided by finding the text online, so's I can read at work:
Good weekend reading right there. Thanks for the link.
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The sick bag song by Nick Cave, a collection of poetry and autobiography bits
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My mom does crosswords on the shitter
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SOme englishperson misinformed me that crosswords were a almost totally an American thing. I think that they assumed taht since the englishpersons enjoyed the acrostic to the murkins crossword, the rest of the world must also.

Anyhoo...

I'm reading Six Armies in Normandy by John Keegan. I think that I need to know more about Canadian military history.
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Frankennietzsche wrote:SOme englishperson misinformed me that crosswords were a almost totally an American thing. I think that they assumed taht since the englishpersons enjoyed the acrostic to the murkins crossword, the rest of the world must also.

Anyhoo...

I'm reading Six Armies in Normandy by John Keegan. I think that I need to know more about Canadian military history.
AS fa as I was aware the crossword was popularized in US newspapers, but their popularity took off like a storm as soon as they appeared in the UK
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Mr. Viking wrote: AS fa as I was aware the crossword was popularized in US newspapers, but their popularity took off like a storm as soon as they appeared in the UK
I wonder if there are Arabic crossword puzzles or does the Prophet frown on such frivolities.
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