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    I am just at the point where Marlow is about to meet Kurtz, actually. So once I actually get the courage to, I'll return to reading it.

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    Been wanting to read a Philip K. Dick I bought a while back. Man in the High Tower. Sounds like a good story.

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    Read Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen. Should have read it before I saw the movie, as they stick in a few things in the film in order to make more of a plot. Either way, it was good enough, kinda funny.

    Then read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Loved it!
    I then read The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhikers #2)
    And I'm currently reading Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's #3)
    Like them all a lot, so far

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    Default Best Hard-Core SciFi Series Ever...Period...

    My title is a bold statement, but I think I can back it up.

    I've read 'em all.

    From the time I was eight years old I've devoured the best of SciFi , starting out with Asimov's "Foundation", on through Phillip Jose Farmers "RiverWorld", Herberts "Dune" and Niven's "RingWorld". I just can't get enough of those high-tech space operas.
    As the years went by, the great writers all died or quit writing and I was left with enjoying old favorites or stumbling onto the occasional single novel or novella that was unfortunately never developed into the truly great work that it could have been.
    Then, a couple years back, I was wandering the racks at Barnes & Noble and noticed an intriguing title in the paperback section....the "The Reality Dysfunction" by Peter F. Hamilton. It was one enormous hardcover that had been split up into two fat paperbacks, so I grabbed the first part, picked up a six-pack on the way home, flopped my ass on the couch, and began to read at around 4 PM.
    Sixteen hours later, unbathed, unshaven, wearing the same clothes I'd been in the day before, having had no sleep and nursing a mild hangover, I was standing in the rain at the door of Barnes & Noble waiting for them to open up.

    I really, REALLY wanted to get my hands on the second part of that book.

    Really.

    And so it went.

    Starting with the "Reality Dysfunction" on through "The Neutronium Alchemist" and ending with "The Naked God" , Hamilton introduced me to a world that made even Asimov's awe-inspiring "Foundation" series seem pale and timid by comparison. If you like to read about hard-core science, sex, violence, intergalactic warfare, mercenaries, gangsters, mad scientists, Utopia, aliens, cyborgs, space travel, cosmology, cryogenics, quantum physics, history, politics, psychology (both alien and human), theology, philosophy, sociology, economics, or pretty much any other area of sentient endeavor, then this is the series for you. And all that stuff comes BEFORE you meet "The Naked God"! It is a truly incredible universe built by a truly incredible (and slightly twisted) mind. It's a nihilistic work held together by faith and hope, and I've never read anything like it before or since.

    Trust me. Buy these books.

    Title: "The Nights Dawn", a trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton

    Part 1. - "The Reality Dysfunction"
    Part 2. - "The Neutronium Alchemist"
    Part 3. - "The Naked God"

    Enjoy, and I'll see you on Lalonde.

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    Started reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce. Can't imagine that it will be the easiest of reads.

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    For fun or school? Cause unlike Heart of Darkness that's a book I never finished, although it wasn't nearly as boring.
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    Have a module on it next term, so decided i'd get into it early.

    I gave up on Heart of Darkness in the end. I just didn't have the motivation for it. And I managed to do my essay on it without finishing it, so I cant see the point

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    I started reading Moby Dick (again). Need some time for this one but with the holiday season ahead this should be a nice diversion from all the stress

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