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- Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:07:55 EST HDHCXJ5a No.69850
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Is there a readable version of the bible th
at also is somewhat correct in it's translation?
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Buck Strickland - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 01:12:27 EST OULk0ORn No.70196 Reply
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>>69850
just know what you're looking for when you open a Bible. I like the King James Bible, it's all fuckin fire and brimstone and shit. Idk what you mean by correct in it's translation. For the first few centuries of Christianity everybody was convinced Jesus would come back any day now so nobody bothered to write things down. Anything you find is gonna be translated from Aramaic to Greek at the very least, Western Bibles then go from Greek to Latin to whatever language you get the final translation to. You want the old testament stuff, you should look into translations of the Torah. KJB does fine for me.
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Thomas Puffingstitch - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 21:02:53 EST JbMBxovX No.70203 Reply
>>70196
it is like the game "telephone", where the first person's message is garbled by the time it goes down the line to the last person. and then u throw in people in the game who intentionally garble the message for whatever reason

would u stake ur soul on that message, hell no lol

Help?

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- Mon, 25 Jun 2018 22:29:28 EST JRP9dMan No.70177
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I just started to read The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It takes place during 1868 in Petersburg. I don't know anything about that area or point in history and or where to start with the research required for me to fully appreciate it. I need guidance on how to choose what is most relevant to find out.
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Fuck Hushfuck - Thu, 28 Jun 2018 12:54:10 EST P6n/+9ei No.70188 Reply
idk nigga how about russian history from 1800 to the present thats where i would start
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Nicholas Chesslestet - Thu, 28 Jun 2018 22:22:10 EST JbMBxovX No.70190 Reply
go wit the flo, read it like whatever
we full appreciate when we just reading
'whatever ok this is happening'
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Wesley Sommlelock - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:07:14 EST pzzBCzyM No.70192 Reply
>>70177
St Petersburg has always been sort of the cultural center of Russia (as opposed to Moscow, that's rather more an economical/political center), slavery was ending right around that period, utopian socialism (Fourier) was on vogue in Russia, Dostoievski had gotten out of jail in Siberia shortly before righting this novel, french cultural influence over the educated people was also a big thing, while the working/lower class and specially those who lived far from the city were still submerged in middleage-ish oscurantism and deep orthodox christian beliefs (note how many of higher class characters in dostoievski's novels speak french. Even Dostoievski himself started working as a translator, and translated Balzac to russian). Dostoievski speaks about the unfathomable abyss that rises between these two classes.

The Possesed is a really great book by Dostoievski that tells the political climate of Russia in that period. You could read St Petersburg's stories by Gogol, a short book that was very influential for Dostoievski. Lermontov is also a key author. Obvioulsy Pushkin as well, allthough he's a little bit more boring imo. Lev Shestov is a good philosopher if you want to get into Dostoievski's philosophy. The first half of Notes from the underground also has a pretty explicit take on dostoievski's own philosophy. Bajtin also has a really good book on Dostoievski.

poems that aren't boring/don't suck

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- Sat, 23 Jun 2018 15:44:12 EST u8vwe0Ag No.70171
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I don't normally read/enjoy poems but I just read this from an author I like a lot and was blown away
https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/16970664-to-my-friend
If more poems were like this, I'd actually read poetry. Anyone have any trippy/similar poems to recommend?
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Simon Gettingworth - Mon, 25 Jun 2018 22:33:54 EST y06YYraG No.70178 Reply
check out The Cinnamon Peeler by Ondaatje. He's a great poet imo
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Augustus Pickspear - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 04:08:16 EST 4vZzZP5I No.70186 Reply
I enjoyed this poem that the character Bee wrote in Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut.

Break every link with air and mist,
Seal every open vent;
Make throat as tight as miser's fist,
Keep life within you pent.
Breathe out, breathe in, no more, no more,
For breathing's for the meek;
And when in deathly space we soar,
Be careful not to speak.
If you with grief or joy are rapt,
Just signal with a tear;
To soul and heart within you trapped
Add speech and atmosphere.
Every man's an island as in lifeless space we roam.
Yes every man's an island: island fortress, island home.


If you haven't read the book it's missing its meaning, but I think even without context it's pretty great.

I haven't really been much into poetry either, but reading this has made me want to find more that I can appreciate.

Martial Arts

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- Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:12:03 EST f95yQ643 No.70134
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So this book I done read "Arts of Strength, Arts of Serenity: Martial Arts Training for Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Health", which is alright, has a pretty comprehensive list of martial arts related books that I'd figure I'd transcribe here.

"The following books are ones I recommend to martial arts students. Most are about traditional budo, but a few are about subjects, such has Zen, that are of interest because of their relationship to budo or bushido. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so students should seek out as many other good books as they can find.

Samurai Painters (1983): By showing the brush works of warriors who were also painters, the authors illuminate several important aspects of their personalities, including heir aility to observe, their passion for life, and their strength of character. A illuminating complement to the written word for learnign about bushido.

The Japanese Art of War (1991): A very well-written treatise on the relationship between martial arts, Japanese culture, and Zen. Because this book is written from an academic perspective, it is more useful as an historical overview than a practical guide to martial arts training, but still an excellent addition to any martial arts library.

Iai: the Art of Drawing the Sword (1981): A charming book on the Mugai style of iaido, illustrated with simple hand-drawn figure that clearly convey the ideas of the author. Craig explains the basics of Mugai-Ryu and also offers a liberal dose of samurai culture through stories of old Japan. Even though this work is not very polished, it communicates the spirit of Japanese swordsmanship well.

Karate-Do: My Way of Life (1975): An autobiography that highlights Funakoshi's martial arts career and his introduction of Okinawan karate to Japan. Easy to read and written in a clear, entertaining style, the stories and advice here are inspirational and decidedly informative for students of any martial art.

Zen in teh Art of Archery (1971): This book has had a great influence on the Western understanding of Zen, and rightfully so. Written by a Westerner trying to grasp the secrets of kyudo, Herrigel details his struggles in a way that gives the reader a vivid look at Zen concepts.

Japanese Death Poems (1986): Zen and Japanese thought taught through one of the most unique products of bushido culture. There is nothing morbid about these robust poems; they are alive with energy, transmitted simply through the words of old warriors and Zen masters.
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Ebenezer Crobblestene - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:48:37 EST f95yQ643 No.70137 Reply
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A Comparison of Bushido and Chivalry (1984): A good source of stories about Samurai warriors and lists of warrior virtues, this book is written in awkward non-native English but contains much vital information on budo and bushido.

Japanese Swordsmanship (1986): One of the first and finest books written on iaido in English, by two of the first experts in the field. The book has an extensive historical section, written in Draeger's inimitable style, and a detailed section on the fundamentals of seitei iai. A good educational text for any student of swordsmanship, though probably best for those who are students of the techniques shown.

Sumo (1988): A richly illustrative guide to the msot essentially Japanese of martial sports. Describes techniques and sumo culture, and lists many of the top rikishi (sumo players) of the time when the book was written. Useful for sumo fans and for judoists, who can study the relationship between sumo skills and those used in judo.

Heiho Okugisho: The Secret of High Strategy (1994): A reprinting with translations of writings on strategy in swordsmanship, this collection was first begun in 1571 and modified several times through the yeares. Full of practical advice for the samurai swordfighter, the writings and pictures are evocative of a bygone era.

Hagakure: the Book of the Samurai (1979): An indispensable book for any serious student of Japanese martial arts and culture. expresses, rather than describes, bushido and the samurai culture, and does so in an inspiring way that makes it one of the most important books in any martial artist's library.
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Ebenezer Crobblestene - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:56:48 EST f95yQ643 No.70138 Reply
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And now a few recommended periodicals...

Aikido Jounral, by Aiki News,
Machida-shi, Tokyo 194 Japan

Aikido Today Magazine, by Arete Press
Claremont, CA

Black Belt Magazine, by Rainbow Publications
Valencia, CA

Fighting Women News
Theodore, Alabama

Furyu: The Budo Jounral, by Tengu Press
Honolulu, Hawaii

The Iaido Newsletter, by Mr. Kim Taylor, Dept. of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario

Journal of Asian Martial Arts, by Via Media Publishing Company
Erie, Pennsylvania

Karate Magazine, by Unique Publications
Burbank, CA
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Ebenezer Crobblestene - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 14:15:39 EST f95yQ643 No.70139 Reply
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Anyways, that's all the author Nicklaus Suino covered. Credit where credit's due. He mentioned his focus was exclusively Japanese martial arts, so i'm sure there's plenty of martial arts from other regions (such as Korean Hapkido or Brazilian JuJutsu) that are worthy of study and exploration.

As far as all of the recommended books, the author highlighted eight essential texts, five books about historical figures who have been important to the development of modern Japanese martial arts, and three pivotal texts written about budo and bushido.

The autobiography of Funakoshi (who laregl created the Shotokan school of karate) in Karate-Do: My way of Life.

Kano Jigoro was the founder of Kodokan Judo, he synthesized his art from techniques found inf early jujutso systems and sumo, his book Kodokan Judo is vital reading.

The legend of Miyamoto Musashi is known throughout Japan and the world. He was a seventeenth-century swordsman who fought over sixty duel with real swords and never lost. It is said that he reached a state of enlightenment through his dedication to sword practice. His advice in A Book of Five Rings is so profound that there is always something in it just beyond the understanding of the student. The best martial artists I know all pick up this book once or twice a year to reread it and consider how its meaning relates to them.

Ueshiba Morihei was the founder of aikido. He is considered one of the great philosohpers of budo, and regardless of whether you study aikido, exposure to his teachings will help your internal development in martial arts. we are extremely lucky to have a fine translation of his teachings by John Stevens, called The Art of Peace, Teachings of the Founder of Aikido.

Another book by Stevens called The Sword of No Sword is about the life and teachings of Yamaoka Tesshu, a Meiji period swordsman, statesman, and perhaps one of the finest calligraphers ever. Tesshu's life exemplified the Zen idea of victory over the self through a robust experience.

The first of the three books that every martial artist must not only read, but totally absorb through years of study, is Hagakure, by Yamamoto Tsunetomo. It is a book written by an old samurai lamenting the passing of the time-honored, traditional ways of bushido.

The second essential book is Bushido, by Nitobe Inazo. It is perhaps easier to understand than Hagakure, being better organized and having been written expressly for an English-speaking audience, and it communicates the concepts found in bushido very well.

Finally, every marital artist must read Sun Tsu's The Art of War. This book spells out, though not always in the clearest terms, how to win battles, individually or in groups. Where Musashi is esoteric, Sun Tsu is methodical, elucidating which factors to consider and how much weight to give hem. It may not be clear to beginnign martial arts students why this book has value, but once they begin teaching, they will find that The Art of War spends many hours off of the shelves.

Chow.

RIP Jack Ketchum

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- Wed, 24 Jan 2018 19:13:23 EST 6yTsmlKK No.69806
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/jack-ketchum-dead-71-actor-11909120
horror legend Jack Ketchum has passed. Dude was a huge influence. Any fans here? RIP in peas
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Shit Crackleham - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 20:25:14 EST bk10qSik No.69843 Reply
Idk who these other authors are, but rip Ursula.

She did SF the way SF was supposed to be done:
Questioning.
And she was a master story teller.
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Rebecca Turveyman - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:51:08 EST UubbtM4E No.69845 Reply
>>69809
Hell, Le Guin died?
Maybe there's a chance of some decent Earthsea adaptations to be made. I dunno what her stance on them were besides getting mad about the Ghibli flick.

Doaism Book

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- Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:21:26 EST nOR/7RCR No.70042
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Can someone help me find an ebook of this?

The Method of Holding the Three Ones: A Taoist Manual of Meditation of the Fourth Century A.D.
By Poul Andersen
ISBN-13: 978-0700701131
ISBN-10: 0700701133

Further information: https://www.amazon.com/Method-Holding-Three-Ones-D/dp/0700701133

Went looking for it already on libgen, #bookz, #ebooks
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Ian Brevingbat - Sat, 19 May 2018 14:02:25 EST N55obYRn No.70101 Reply
Needed to say thanks to the OP for turning me on to Libgen. Much appreciated.

/lit/ magazine?

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- Wed, 09 May 2018 14:28:18 EST +KLQO2Bh No.70085
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Hey - do any of you remember an online monthly (or maybe quarterly) magazine that someone from /lit/ used to make years ago?

They would always post a thread on here asking for submissions and a lot of the work inside it was from /lit/ users.

I'm asking because I submitted some work that made the magazine years ago but lost all my copies of that work.

Anyone help is much appreciated.

Thnx
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Nell Turveygold - Sat, 12 May 2018 23:15:14 EST 6efigD2G No.70093 Reply
>>70086
Thank you for taking the time to read my message and reply with a useful link.
It really does mean a lot to me.
Even if it doesn't seem that way where you.
You had no reason to read my question and spend time finding a possible answer, but you did it anyway. I might not have even looked at your reply. I could have posted this thread and then never looked at this board, website any of it again.
Sometimes I realise how much I take places like this, and the internet in general, for granted. To have a connection with someone somewhere living some life, and for them to respond to you - with no idea who you are, where you're from, what you've done. It really is beautiful. (inb4 it's the 2cp speaking and my English is sloppy for a lit forum)
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Barnaby Guttingspear - Sun, 13 May 2018 06:21:13 EST ylxQEmun No.70095 Reply
>>70093
No problem man I hope you enjoy reading whatever you were looking for.
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William Buzzstock - Sat, 19 May 2018 01:21:45 EST 6efigD2G No.70100 Reply
>>70095
It was a short story I wrote a while ago, when my mind and thoughts were in a different place. Dystopian/utopian (is there a word for something that can be one or the other depending on how characters within the story are experiencing the world they live in, or additionally how the reader interprets the world - cold, desolate, even the moments of planned sadness come across and very strange. Hoping to get back into that style of writing/mind frame

Back to basics

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- Wed, 28 Mar 2018 05:59:06 EST rotji6Aw No.69975
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The movie Captain Fantastic inspired me further more to live with my Family in co-existence with nature. Im not interested in society at all.

Movie plot: Ben Cash, his wife Leslie and their six children live in the Washington wilderness. Ben and Leslie are former anarchist activists disillusioned with capitalism and American life, and chose to instill survivalist skills, left wing politics, and philosophy in their children – educating them to think critically, training them to be self-reliant, physically fit and athletic, guiding them without technology, demonstrating the beauty of coexisting with nature.

I explored some works from Erich Fromm and other humanists.
Does one of you know literature with humanism + naturism?
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Ian Murdville - Tue, 08 May 2018 23:32:12 EST xu3HwFv7 No.70080 Reply
>>70079
Oh, and also check out "If a Tree Falls," a documentary about the eco-terrorist group the Earth Liberation Front.
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Ian Murdville - Tue, 08 May 2018 23:55:46 EST xu3HwFv7 No.70083 Reply
>>70079
>>70080
One more recommendation: All the Little Animals by Walker Hamilton (also has a really good film adaptation, if you want something quick)
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Nicholas Cunnergold - Fri, 11 May 2018 20:15:03 EST f95yQ643 No.70089 Reply
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"Country Wisdom & Know-How: Everything You Need to Know to Live Off the Land" and "In the Shadow of the Sabertooth e-book: A Renegade Naturalist Considers Global Warming, the First Americans and the Terrible Beasts of the Pleistocene" both sound interesting. Stuff about Earthship Biotecture is interesting.

>>70080
Popular during the heyday of ELF & ALF Primitivism theorized that humanity's hope was a return to hunter-gatherer systems, but its pretty much a joke now because of its impracticality.

A Song of Ice and Fire

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!lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:52:21 EST MnaUA0rp No.69298
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Guess the other thread got bumped off. General discussion of the books (and Game of Thrones by extension).
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Hamilton Cobblebere - Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:25:46 EST ya0N4xDn No.70044 Reply
http://georgerrmartin.com/notablog/2018/04/25/fire-blood-on-the-way/
We won't get Winds Of Winter this year, but the fat fuck managed to churn out the first book in a 2 book series about the history of Westeros, basically his version of Silmarillion.

So, who is gonna finish the books for him after he kicks the bucket? Steven Erikson is what I want, but many think Joe Abercrombie will get the gig, who I am not so hot on.
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Hannah Greenhood - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 04:56:12 EST 4vZzZP5I No.70051 Reply
>>69606
Yeah I'm sure that whenever they do finally get published I'll have to go back and read the last few books because all the deviations of the show have probably fucked up my memory of the story.

>>70044
Yeah it's pretty clear that what he is doing is trying to add as much as possible to the universe and to his legacy before he goes. He probably has quite a few books all outlined and 75% written but he's trying to pump out as much as possible. Can't really blame him for that though I do resent that I've been waiting so long.
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Emma Breblingstone - Tue, 01 May 2018 02:11:32 EST 7Df882Aq No.70053 Reply
>>69434
Sandor Clegane died and you need to accept that already.
This isn't an anime and not everyone who doesn't get their head chopped off/squished is coming back to fly through the vacuum space using the Force. Some people just die between the lines and then continue to be dead.

Where is it?

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- Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:52:59 EST lbKeyumT No.70039
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Hello /LIT. I need some help finding a book.

I remember this book from my younger days. It was one of those search and find books ala"Where's Waldo?" and "I Spy". These books were a hot commodity in grade school. This one was a sort of Waldo ripoff. It featured a lady that went on vacation to exotic places and i think you had to help her find souvenirs for her friends on a cruise ship at some point? i think she wore shades. If any of that helps.

Also i was hopeing to find an animal hidden picture book that had a backyard scene where you could see underground to insect colonies and find like 50 ants. Brutal

It is really hard to image search these puzzles for free. i'm hoping i don't have to go to the kids section of my public library to browse the puzzle books all coked up to get to the bottom of this.

Short story recommendations

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- Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:30:04 EST TVAVsSOp No.69868
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Short stories are good bite sized wisdom. I collect a lot of the annual best of collections and usually find them interested in sex.

I’m teaching a freethinkers class with Thoreau, Catcher in the Rye, and One Flew over the stallionoo’s Nest. I would like to find other short stories, specifically by women, because the class is already heavily male authored and male protagonist.

I am already thinking of The Yellow Wallpaper and Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour.” Any other recommendations of free thinker short stories ? Or poetry?
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Esther Blurryhood - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:29:43 EST 4ZAy8Pkj No.69870 Reply
Young Goodman Brown
The Last Question
To Build a Fire
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Fanny Fivingtidge - Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:13:01 EST YeJF4Xy8 No.69874 Reply
>>69868

I would really recommend "Bloodchild" by Octavia Butler.

Seconding the person above recommending Le Guin as well.
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Walter Clizzleham - Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:49:46 EST O/eWPvU3 No.69960 Reply
"Lost in the Funhouse" by J Barth is phenomenal. It's a series of short stories that are all somehow tied together. The first story "Night-Sea Journey" is really powerful, would recommend at least popping that open.

Books recomendations

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- Sat, 03 Mar 2018 15:58:55 EST un3sx+VQ No.69924
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I'm looking for cyberpunk. Not that cyberpunk with drugs, implants, AI, gunfights and whatever. I need something with a lot of communications via Internet, crafting devices and related things. Closest ones I've read, are "When Sysadmins Ruled the Eart," by Corry Doctorow, and "Cryptonomicon," by Neal Stephenson. The first one presented a lot of communications, and the second one had a lot of cryptographic stuff and devices. It may be not really a sci-fi, but even some kind of slice of life, I guess.

Atrocity Exhibition

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- Fri, 02 Mar 2018 19:19:32 EST zbsbjabk No.69919
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Is this the greatest novel of the 2st century? I think so.
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Archie Buzzman - Sat, 03 Mar 2018 13:00:58 EST LSzbuRvn No.69921 Reply
it's the best Joy Division song at least

Goodreads recommendation thread

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- Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:06:30 EST PIrgMXlN No.69909
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Get recommendations on books to read based on your taste
Give others recommendations
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