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Re: x86 Book Club?
« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2009, 08:16:44 PM »
For what it's worth, I finished another book I mentioned (Strata by Terry Pratchett) on the way back -- it was way better. :)

Bah!  I very seriously doubt it. :)

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« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2009, 12:58:11 AM »
For what it's worth, I finished another book I mentioned (Strata by Terry Pratchett) on the way back -- it was way better. :)

Bah!  I very seriously doubt it. :)

I wasn't the biggest fan of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.. the book didn't really go anywhere or deal with the issues I was hoping it dealt with. It was an interesting story, and had some cool meaning, but ultimately I wasn't satisfied. :P

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« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2009, 07:05:43 AM »
For what it's worth, I finished another book I mentioned (Strata by Terry Pratchett) on the way back -- it was way better. :)

Bah!  I very seriously doubt it. :)

I wasn't the biggest fan of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.. the book didn't really go anywhere or deal with the issues I was hoping it dealt with. It was an interesting story, and had some cool meaning, but ultimately I wasn't satisfied. :P


I'm not quite sure what you mean by "the book didn't really go anywhere or deal with the issues I was hoping it dealt with".  I think it deals with a ton of issues, but it doesn't resolve them explicitly, which is one of its greatest strengths.  Basically everything Philip Dick does, leaves one in an uneasy, depressed, unresolved, thoughtful mood.

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Re: x86 Book Club?
« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2009, 09:36:23 AM »
For what it's worth, I finished another book I mentioned (Strata by Terry Pratchett) on the way back -- it was way better. :)

Bah!  I very seriously doubt it. :)

I wasn't the biggest fan of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.. the book didn't really go anywhere or deal with the issues I was hoping it dealt with. It was an interesting story, and had some cool meaning, but ultimately I wasn't satisfied. :P


I'm not quite sure what you mean by "the book didn't really go anywhere or deal with the issues I was hoping it dealt with".  I think it deals with a ton of issues, but it doesn't resolve them explicitly, which is one of its greatest strengths.  Basically everything Philip Dick does, leaves one in an uneasy, depressed, unresolved, thoughtful mood.

It didn't do it for me. :)

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« Reply #49 on: December 31, 2009, 05:42:26 PM »
I'm going to take a shot in the dark and assume that nobody else will have it read by tomorrow, right? :P

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« Reply #50 on: December 31, 2009, 06:08:39 PM »
I'm going to take a shot in the dark and assume that nobody else will have it read by tomorrow, right? :P

Yeah, that's what I figure too. :P

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« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2009, 07:30:58 PM »
It's kinda what I said when we first talked about this on AIM. It's hard to get more than one or two people to read a book for no real reason. Ah well, it was worth reading anyways.

Burmese Days is still in my queue, I've read the first two chapters. But it's low priority right now, under stuff I *need* to read.



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« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2009, 10:16:36 PM »
I've read it. We can still have a discussion. 8)
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