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Old 01-06-2019, 07:45 PM   #166
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The Comic Book History of Professional Wrestling. Honestly, I cannot recommend it enough.
 
Old 01-06-2019, 09:36 PM   #167
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Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackery.

I read an article that alluded to it and decided to give it a look. I'm only a few chapters in, but I can say, my heavens! in a slow-paced Victorian fashion, Thackery was snarky before snark was a thing.
 
Old 01-16-2019, 05:33 AM   #168
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Like Myk267 in Feb 2017, I'm currently reading 1984 by George Orwell.
So far (I'm in the middle), it's one of the best books I've ever read. Published in 1949, it can still apply/be modern enough to be contemporary. It sends shivers down your spine!

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Old 01-16-2019, 01:23 PM   #169
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Like Myk267 in Feb 2017, I'm currently reading 1984 by George Orwell.
So far (I'm in the middle), it's one of the best books I've ever read. Published in 1949, it can still apply/be modern enough to be contemporary. It sends shivers down your spine!
I started reading it but found the romantic plot detracted from the dystopian vision and, I suppose, having visited a communist country as a child in the latter half of the 1980s, the ideas somewhat dated things compared to the truth -- which was almost as bad. Don't get me wrong, I plan to continue it at some point and it is chillingly prescient, I just didn't enjoy reading it.
Currently reading The Trial by Kafka -- enjoying it so far but it's early days.
 
  


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