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    It is one of his better ones, but superior to all his other work? I have to disagree. I recently re-read Mother Night and just plowed through it. I can never put that book down when I read it.

    I probably wouldn't disagree that Slaughterhouse-5 could be his best work, but you made it sound like there's a huge drop in quality between that and his other books. I can't get on board with that. Cat's Cradle and Mother Night are just as enjoyable for me. And I do love me some Timequake, though I wouldn't try to put it up against Slaughterhouse-5.
    Superior in my opinion. I absolutely loved Slaughterhouse-5, and I just didn't feel quite so in love with the other works that I've read. I really liked Mother Night and Breakfast of Champions, but I just didn't feel as into them.
    A lot of people would disagree with me on that, I know, as usually Cat's Cradle is said to be better than Slaughterhouse-5. I didn't mean to make it sound like the rest of his work was nowhere near as good.

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    Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

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    Lightbulb Also, good to see this thread has still outpaced "What video game are you playing"

    I haven't posted in this place in over five years, and the first thing I see when I pop my head back in is that I have the top post.

    Fuck yeah.
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    Enduring quests, daring visions: NASA astrophysics in the next three decades.pdf
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    Currently reading The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. A pretty fun read, although that Victorian tendency to describe shit can get a bit dense at times. Thankfully that's kept to a minimum though.

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    Well, I finished war of the worlds. Really liked it. Actually found it to be quite scary at times.

    I then read Supertoys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss. The first three stories are what A.I is based on. To be honest, a lot of the stories went a bit over my head. They were a bit on the abstract side of science fiction. But there were a few good ones.

    And I'm now on to The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. Like it a lot so far. I find Atwood to be very funny, and she is a beautiful writer.

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