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10-03-2017, 10:29 AM
RE: What Are You Currently Reading?
I'm currently in the process of reading "IT" by Stephen King.

Read a few things since tail end of last year: Pillars of the Earth, World Without End (bother by Ken Follet), the first Dark Tower book, and more recently the Trainspotting sequel, Porno.

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13-03-2017, 07:03 AM
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The Wheel of Osheim, by Mark Lawrence.

Recommended for anyone with a black sense of humor.

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13-03-2017, 08:22 AM
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(03-03-2017 08:59 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  ---
Better is Andrzej Walicki book From the Communist Project to the Neoliberal Utopia It is brilliant critique of falsifying history by equaling communist utopia with countries of Soviet bloc. It does even better in showing how Poland right wing use anti-communism as something to legitimize it's moral crusade and how empty is said legitimization - How could one do something in name of anti-communism when there were no communism in Poland in the first place. Author doesn't beat only the poor right genetic patriots though - left get it's fair share of scorn for bowing to idol of market and fucking over workers. It's only in Polish though, but his other works are available in English.
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That actually sounds quite interesting to me, I may have to check out some of this guy's other work. From your description, he certainly appears to have a grip on a more pragmatic reality. Thumbsup

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13-03-2017, 08:49 AM
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(13-03-2017 08:22 AM)kim Wrote:  
(03-03-2017 08:59 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  ---
Better is Andrzej Walicki book From the Communist Project to the Neoliberal Utopia It is brilliant critique of falsifying history by equaling communist utopia with countries of Soviet bloc. It does even better in showing how Poland right wing use anti-communism as something to legitimize it's moral crusade and how empty is said legitimization - How could one do something in name of anti-communism when there were no communism in Poland in the first place. Author doesn't beat only the poor right genetic patriots though - left get it's fair share of scorn for bowing to idol of market and fucking over workers. It's only in Polish though, but his other works are available in English.
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That actually sounds quite interesting to me, I may have to check out some of this guy's other work. From your description, he certainly appears to have a grip on a more pragmatic reality. Thumbsup

Supposedly his Marxism and the Leap to the Kingdom of Freedom: The Rise and Fall of the Communist Utopia is good.

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15-03-2017, 07:00 PM
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Just finished Praetorian of Dorn...and holy crap. John French can write 40k for me any time. It's about the shadow war going on around the Sol system during the Horus Heresy era.

It ends with the death of the primarch Alpharius and Omegon taking up the mantle as sole primarch of his legion.

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15-03-2017, 07:11 PM
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I am currently reading The Airman and the Carpenter by Ludovic Kennedy. Drinking Beverage
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16-03-2017, 01:36 AM
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Couldn't finish The communist paradise in this world: A history of Russia in the twentieth century by Adam Krzyżanowski. It's so right wing that it called Rush Limbaugh fuckin commie. I will probably try to finish it but for now I read The Soviet Union: History of Power, 1945–1991 by Rudolf Pikhoia.

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16-03-2017, 08:04 AM
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Over 100 subjects to renew my Paramedics licenses. Have to do it every two years.

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19-03-2017, 02:09 PM
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(09-03-2017 04:04 PM)Billanja Wrote:  Currentely I read, for the second time, a book called: Dreamstate - A Conspiracy Theory by Jed McKenna.

And good I gave that book a second chance. The first time I read it I thought, "What?! That's not Jed McKenna style! That's a load of horseshit, stobbled together by some creep who has no good ideas! Disgusting! What a waste of almost 20 Euro!"

But now, as I read it again, I still think it's far less interesting and seducting than the first three Jed McKenna books have been. But I think that's because I have become a more mild, mid-tempered kinda woman. I just let it say what it wants to say, for the sake of it...I just roll with it...kinda sorta.

Who am I who does not care for the pretend of being a mere narrator. I, personally, when I write some stuff, I just write dialogs. That's the way I roll. I think narrating sucks. Too old school in my world. But who am I to not let someone tell me a story in the form of being a narrator.

You know what I mean...

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I think we're complete opposites. Dialogue is severely overrated and narrative is where the good writers separate themselves from the bad. Of novels I'm speaking, of course. In drama there are plenty of fine wordsmiths. Perhaps if you enjoy dialogue so much then plays are more your thing.

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23-03-2017, 06:45 AM (This post was last modified: 23-03-2017 04:31 PM by Szuchow.)
RE: What Are You Currently Reading?
The Uprising of the Dead: A History of Memory 1944–2014 by Marcin Napiórkowski and Main Currents of Marxism: Its Origins, Growth and Dissolution by Leszek Kołakowski.

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

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