TEST Book Club - April Selection

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A big thank you to @Vavrik for nominating the winner of April's book selection! Don't forget, if you want to follow our previous books read and other information about our little book club, you can join in our goodreads.com group found here.



Let's get to it and we will see you all in about 2 weeks for nominations!
 

Vavrik

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I feel like i need to share my reading list with you guys, but half's in Nook, half's in Kindle, and the other half is in printed books. There is even a series of books that I think might have been part of the inspiration for SC. I might suggest the opening book of that one in a while.
Just a moment... half Nook + half Kindle + half paper... where the heck are the PDF books? I'm missing half my books!
 

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Yeah, Seveneves was REALLY dragged out. Neal Stephenson can get long-winded sometimes.
Seveneves is the first Neal Stephenson book I didn't finish

all his other books took over my life until I finished them
 
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maynard

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Are the rest long-winded and take forever to finish?
quite a few are, but more engaging

The Baroque Cycle is four massive books that rival Game of Thrones in complexity - part history, part economics lesson, told with a mix of historic and fictional characters

Snow Crash moves along well
 
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Old Man's War is excellent - great selection!

I enjoy Neal Stephenson, but his later stuff can get a little dry, if you haven't read Snow Crash though definitely read it, even if just to see it's influence on the cyberpunk genre
 

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Old Man's War is excellent - great selection!

I enjoy Neal Stephenson, but his later stuff can get a little dry, if you haven't read Snow Crash though definitely read it, even if just to see it's influence on the cyberpunk genre
I look forward to reading our April selection! I hear nothing but great stuff about it.
 
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I thought Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle was a really good series, set during the time Isaac Newton and Leibniz were alive. I think Quicksilver was the second book of his that I read, first one was Snow Crash. My favorite was Anathem but to be honest I still haven't finished Seveneves, definitely not his best showing to judge his work by.
 
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...this one's not quite clicking for me
not a bad book, mind
just not that interesting
 

maynard

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I thought Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle was a really good series, set during the time Isaac Newton and Leibniz were alive. I think Quicksilver was the second book of his that I read, first one was Snow Crash. My favorite was Anathem but to be honest I still haven't finished Seveneves, definitely not his best showing to judge his work by.
try Cryptonomicon

set in the recent times, one of the characters is a descendant of the Shaftoes
 

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He writes very well, not something i will read for a while though. Good Choice.
I already got my Next suggestion!
 
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