Author Topic: I need a book recommendation  (Read 1040 times)

FifeingEejit

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Re: I need a book recommendation
« Reply #25 on: 01 May, 2021, 06:58:15 pm »
Dickens always goes better with a spoonful of laudanum to rein in some of the longer, more meandering sentences. That Victorian style of writing is somewhat vexatious for modern comprehension, trained – as it is – by sentences, short and sharp.

Dickens and his contemporaries writing styles was in part driven by them being written as serials for weeklies that charged by the word.
There's a whole section of Oliver Twist that's completely unnecessary for the story but gave him an extra few weeks of chapters and chapters of words and therefore money.

I picked up Nan Shepherd's Living Mountain the other night after finishing Bad Science, I wanted something lighter, and more entertaining, I've reined myself into 2 chapters a night otherwise I'd have finished it the first night and not made it to my computer for 10am.
I'm trying to remember what the last book I had that with was, but that time I really did keep reading until 5am and was late for work...

Re: I need a book recommendation
« Reply #26 on: 01 May, 2021, 07:18:57 pm »
Branden q Morris writes some good hard sifi available on amazon books  :)
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Re: I need a book recommendation
« Reply #27 on: 01 May, 2021, 07:53:09 pm »
Branden q Morris writes some good hard sifi available on amazon books  :)

+1 I am another fan.

quixoticgeek

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Re: I need a book recommendation
« Reply #28 on: 01 May, 2021, 11:27:28 pm »
May I throw in to the mix the following suggestions:


- Memory of water - Emmi Itäranta - http://amzn.to/2gPwhGj
- City of Woven Streets - Emmi Itäranta - http://amzn.to/2hJgRWt
- Everything belongs to the future - Laurie Penny - http://amzn.to/2i3RGfV
- Long Way to a Small Angry Planet - Becky Chambers - http://amzn.to/2ShNM5G
- Closed and common orbit - Becky Chambers - http://amzn.to/2PVt7T5
- The Book of the Unnamed Midwife - Meg Elison - http://amzn.to/2m3giqQ
- The Book of Etta - Meg Elison - http://amzn.to/2mRqkQw
- Assassins Apprentice - Robin Hobb - https://amzn.to/3vDeqJs


Btw, with the Dyslexia, I found using the opendyslexic font on my kindle made things considerably easier, dunno if that is an option for you.

J
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Beardy

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Re: I need a book recommendation
« Reply #29 on: 01 May, 2021, 11:39:22 pm »
May I throw in to the mix the following suggestions:


- Memory of water - Emmi Itäranta - http://amzn.to/2gPwhGj
- City of Woven Streets - Emmi Itäranta - http://amzn.to/2hJgRWt
- Everything belongs to the future - Laurie Penny - http://amzn.to/2i3RGfV
- Long Way to a Small Angry Planet - Becky Chambers - http://amzn.to/2ShNM5G
- Closed and common orbit - Becky Chambers - http://amzn.to/2PVt7T5
- The Book of the Unnamed Midwife - Meg Elison - http://amzn.to/2m3giqQ
- The Book of Etta - Meg Elison - http://amzn.to/2mRqkQw
- Assassins Apprentice - Robin Hobb - https://amzn.to/3vDeqJs
I shall have a look. Ta.
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Btw, with the Dyslexia, I found using the opendyslexic font on my kindle made things considerably easier, dunno if that is an option for you.

J
The problem is that I’ve been reading for so long that I’ve trained myself to just recognise the shape of invented words and not even try to decode them otherwise I just lose interest in reading. I just lose the flow of the story if I stop every time I come across a new word and try to decode it. Being deaf doesn’t help because I don’t hear a lot of words.
Sarah and I like to do concise crosswords, but we regularly have clues where we struggle to come up with an answer until Sarah reads the clue  ::-) :-[ It doesn’t stop us doing them most lunchtimes though  :)
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

quixoticgeek

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Re: I need a book recommendation
« Reply #30 on: 01 May, 2021, 11:48:04 pm »
The problem is that I’ve been reading for so long that I’ve trained myself to just recognise the shape of invented words and not even try to decode them otherwise I just lose interest in reading. I just lose the flow of the story if I stop every time I come across a new word and try to decode it. Being deaf doesn’t help because I don’t hear a lot of words.
Sarah and I like to do concise crosswords, but we regularly have clues where we struggle to come up with an answer until Sarah reads the clue  ::-) :-[ It doesn’t stop us doing them most lunchtimes though  :)

That makes sense.

Hope one of the above works for you.

J
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fboab

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Re: I need a book recommendation
« Reply #31 on: 02 May, 2021, 08:16:46 am »
Becky Chambers is real bad space opera. I devoured them.
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Kim

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Re: I need a book recommendation
« Reply #32 on: 02 May, 2021, 11:51:34 am »
Have we has Mary Robinette Kowal's Lady Astronaut series?  If you liked Hidden Figures, this is an immaculately researched alternate history where the space programme got going in the 50s, when if you wanted to put a computer in space, it meant putting a woman in space...

+1 for Becky Chambers.  Quality comfort-reading.
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