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Posted 08 January 2020 - 09:20 AM

We've got a Malazan reread going in the general book topic forum but that shouldn't stop the main book club.

Suggest a book and maybe it'll get read.

From my to read list:

The Sword of Kaigen by M.L.Wang - it's a self published book, I think? that's gotten a lot of interest recently.

The Rage of Dragons by Evan winter - Another new author/book series that got a lot of attention last year

At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft - I need to read this eventually

My struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard - Macros mentioned this last year and I think it would be an interesting non fantasy read.

Factfulness by Hans Rosling - Nonfiction suggestion. It's a book about statistics and how the world isn't actually as bleak or terrible as we think. A book with a positive outlook on our future.

My vote is for Factfulness!
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Posted 08 January 2020 - 09:44 AM

A positive outlook for the future?

I'm curious as to how this will be written, surely has to be a Murdoch backed book telling us that oligarchy is good, embrace the dystopia!!
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Posted 08 January 2020 - 09:49 AM

Check out it's description..

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think https://www.amazon.c...i_fvAfEb0R8KCA1
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Posted 08 January 2020 - 12:06 PM

The two lead quotes on it are Bill and Melinda Gates.
Very down to earth regular everyday people
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Posted 08 January 2020 - 12:10 PM

Checking the reviews, the negative read like I expected, skewing of raw data and misrepresentation to make the world seem nice and lessen first work guilt.

I'll vote for My Struggle by Knaussgard.

I assume Morgoth will want to read this as it's by a Russian, like he is
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