Book of the Month Official April/May Suggestion thread

He's a smart guy. The gorilla I mean. :slight_smile:

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@Helium_3 and all, I think that if we keep the political discussion relavant to the history of the time and how it applies in the context of the book then I think it's good and necessary to the themes of the story. We should limit it there though and keep it in that context. I think the book of the month participants are mature enough to have a thoughtful political discussion without it devolving into personal attacks on currently held feelings and beliefs.

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Such a good book.

I'm all for this one because I already have the audio book (which I haven't listened to) narrated by Stephen Fry.

Poll is live folks. Go on over and vote:

I don't know about the others, but I'm finally going to have some more spare time in the next 30 or so days. How about we do a double read this time (if others are in the same situation) for the top two books?

To put things into perspective:

Neuromancer was 271 pages - slow read.
Foundation was 256 pages - fast read.
Hitchhiker's Guide is 193 pages - seems like it would be a fast read?
Ivan Denisovich is 182 pages - no idea about this one...
Killing Star is 340 pages - if this is a Gibson-style book and it gets chosen, someone's gonna die.

Maybe two separate discussions... one week apart... maybe?

fast read

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You may find 130 odd pages though fiction, quite thought provoking. :slight_smile:

Still faster than the gulag archipelago, i plan to read this soon.

oh I know, I read it in high school just like you did

I actually screwed up and never returned the book after graduating (going on 3 years now)

sits above the battlestation

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Communism at work! :stuck_out_tongue: i bought it for school. But i don't have it with me now.

I think I'd see a lot more to it then i did then on a second read.

The Rouge One novel is very good.
Audiobook on Audible is good too.

I forgot to put my book suggestions but I'm down for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy anyway.

I actually will not have more time this month esp with computex at the end of it.

Alrighty then...

With that and the notable lack of enthusiasm from the others, it's safe to say we can trash that idea :wastebasket:

...for now.

I would have been fine with that idea. Maybe me and you can just talk about it after we are done with May's book of the month.

We'll read the #1 voted book first, hopefully finish it half way through the month, and then if all goes as planned and there's at least one more person to join in for #2... then we do that one as well.

And those who have already read it before can join the discussion as well. The more the merrier.

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This sounds like a really fascinating and relevant read. Our poll is up for this month, but do suggest it again for next month.

You can still read the first chapter free if you follow the link.
The way things are heading what with censorship, next month may be too late.
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