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Old 11th May 2017, 01:48 AM   #399189  /  #201
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I like post-apocalyptic settings of all forms, generally. As long as they're not too fantasy/sci-fi.
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Old 11th May 2017, 01:49 AM   #399190  /  #202
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I was a fan of Nevil Shute's On The Beach
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Old 11th May 2017, 04:06 AM   #399224  /  #203
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I hate normal stuff and need s ifi/fantasy/horror but hate the fantasy where everyday Joe walks into fantasy land*



*except the Dark Tower
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Old 11th May 2017, 05:22 AM   #399245  /  #204
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I generally dislike fantasy but the TV show The Magicians is great.
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Old 31st May 2017, 01:33 AM   #401990  /  #205
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I'm re-reading Atwood's The Blind Assassin, and remembering how much I like her style.

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The protagonist is an elderly woman now, and living alone in a small Canadian town. It's winter; there's been a snowstorm. Myra and Walter are middle-aged neighbours.

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Myra called to ask if I was all right, She said Walter would be over as soon as the snow stopped, to dig me out.

"Don't be silly, Myra," I said, "I'm quite capable of digging myself out." (A lie - I had no intention of lifting a finger. I was well supplied with peanut butter, I could wait it out. But I felt like company, and threats of action on my part usually speeded up the arrival of Walter.)

"Don't you touch that shovel!" said Myra, "Thousands of old - of people your age die of heart attacks from shovelling every year! And if the electricity goes out, watch where you put the candles!"

"I'm not senile," I snapped. "If I burn the house down it will be on purpose!"
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Old 31st May 2017, 02:56 AM   #401992  /  #206
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Old 19th June 2017, 06:23 PM   #403566  /  #207
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Bernard Marx from A Brave New World is a bloody irritating bellend, isn't he? I don't think I've ever hated a protagonist quite as much. Not finished yet.
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Old 25th June 2017, 06:34 AM   #403914  /  #208
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Bernard Marx from A Brave New World is a bloody irritating bellend, isn't he? I don't think I've ever hated a protagonist quite as much. Not finished yet.
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Old 7th September 2017, 05:09 PM   #410806  /  #209
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I've got a shiny new book The Holocaust - A New History by Laurence Rees. I'd definitely read this one in the middle of a busy coffee shop with the cover displayed to the world.

I'm on a bit of a WWII and the events surrounding it kick, currently part way through The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, written in the 60's by a guy who was living in Germany in the 30's. It's part history and part first person account, and part diatribe against homosexuality . Some of Hitlers earliest allies were gay. I did not know that.
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Old 7th September 2017, 06:21 PM   #410810  /  #210
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Old 8th September 2017, 01:26 AM   #410838  /  #211
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I've got a shiny new book The Holocaust - A New History by Laurence Rees. I'd definitely read this one in the middle of a busy coffee shop with the cover displayed to the world.

I'm on a bit of a WWII and the events surrounding it kick, currently part way through The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, written in the 60's by a guy who was living in Germany in the 30's. It's part history and part first person account, and part diatribe against homosexuality . Some of Hitlers earliest allies were gay. I did not know that.
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Old 8th September 2017, 01:58 PM   #410860  /  #213
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Old 12th September 2017, 09:58 AM   #411017  /  #214
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the more i hear about him the less i like him
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Old 14th September 2017, 11:46 PM   #411139  /  #216
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It's 1933, Hitler has persuaded parliament to give him the power to act without parliamentary consent. That sounds eerily familiar.
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Old 15th September 2017, 12:43 AM   #411146  /  #217
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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, written in the 60's by a guy who was living in Germany in the 30's.
I'm gonna have to see how much this costs on Amazon, this sounds like a good read
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