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  •  If you're really looking for a book to chew on (6+ / 0-)

    Check out Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson.

    I'm actually enjoying it quite a lot, but it's a slow read.

    A lot of his books are like that.  They fill your brain so fast you only want 10-20 pages at a time lol.

    I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. Mohandas Gandhi

    by DouglasH on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 08:33:31 PM PST

    •  I loved that trilogy (3+ / 0-)
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      Brecht, quarkstomper, MT Spaces

      after I got past the first part of Quicksilver which was, frankly, a slog -- and should have been edited to within an inch of its life.  After we meet Jack, the pace picks up and the rest of QS and both the subsequent novels really move.

      But the first half of QS should have been a trunk novel.

      To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

      by Youffraita on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 10:21:42 PM PST

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      •  *cracks up laughing* (4+ / 0-)

        That's pretty much every one of Stephenson's books to me.  About the time you start seriously pondering if the book bloody goes ANYWHERE...it kicks into gear.

        But you know what?  I keep reading everything he writes, so he's definitely doing something right.

        I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. Mohandas Gandhi

        by DouglasH on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 04:58:27 AM PST

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