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jordanerickson

jordanerickson

Joined May 2016

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Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
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Transmetropolitan: Lonely City by Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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This was so great, can't believe it took me this long to read it

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Lords and Ladies | Terry Pratchett
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I 100% agree

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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A+

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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This one made me double take

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Wolf by Wolf | Ryan Graudin
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A fun teen read. Alternate history, Nazi experiments, and a motorcycle race all add up to an engaging worldbuilding book where the mission is to KILL HITLER!

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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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The Moist Von Lipwig books in the Discworld series are among the best and after being more familiar with the world they're like ice cream after a restaurant meal

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The Mystic Masseur | V.S. Naipaul
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Went to the downtown bookstore in Red Wing, MN almost 2 years ago and the owner gave me this book for free since it was my first time in. Well he totally nailed it because this book was great and I wouldn't have read it without being handed it.

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Here's the rest of the summer reading stack

Waynegjr Have you not read Goon Squad yet? Can't wait to hear what you think of it. Also, the Pynchon is a summer reading list of its own. 3y
jordanerickson Someone lent me Goon Squad, I wasn't familiar with it at all! And I know my Pynchon pick might last me through October but now is a good a time as any (edited) 3y
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Jitterbug Perfume | Tom Robbins
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Hey sorry for the absence but here I am again. This book surprised me and it was enthralling and fun

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The Sacred Era | Aramaki Yoshio
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Couldn't put this one down. Hypnotizing and disorienting, really feels like Gene Wolfe in the best way. Great worldbuilding and the characters are strange and engaging.

Plot: thousands of years in the future on a desert Earth, a student travels to the capital city to take a religious test. He's then assigned to the study of the planet Bosch, an organic planet connected to a famous heretic.

Be sure and pick this up when it comes out in June!

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The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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What a trip. Amazing book but I was very confused for a lot of it due to all the Russian names. Really picks up in the second half when you are introduced to the titular characters. I'll be thinking about this one for a long time.

Waynegjr One of my all time favorites. Have you seen Mikail and Margarita that just came out through Europa? 3y
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This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. All-time great. I didn't want it to end

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Another great entry in the Discworld franchise. Especially good if you can catch all the movie references and old Hollywood lore

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Sometimes you start research for a project and the research takes on a life of its own

Waynegjr Carl Barks is the literal best. 3y
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Universal Harvester | John Darnielle
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Every part of this book is great! And yet, like Wolf in White Van, it doesn't seem to coalesce into a satisfying whole. Still worth a read but don't expect things to conclude in a tidy way

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Universal Harvester | John Darnielle
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Well this just made me stop in my tracks for a bit

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Southern Cross, Volume 1 | Becky Cloonan
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Really cool and creepy, excited to see what happens next

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Jingo | Terry Pratchett
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Another solid entry into the Night's Watch section of Discworld. Sam Vimes might be one of my favorite literary characters

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Ice Haven | Daniel Clowes
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This comic is a real laugh-a-minute

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The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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Another great haul from Pilsen Community Books!

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Tremendously compelling, couldn't put it down. Really claustrophobic and dystopic

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The Wayward Bus | John Steinbeck
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Cruised through this and loved it. What a fun cast of dysfunctional characters.

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The Wayward Bus | John Steinbeck
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What a hidden gem this book is turning out to be

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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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Came in skeptical of the nostalgia grab, left impressed with the breakneck narrative and the fun vibe. Feels like a fun homage to Ender's Game in an odd way. Give it a chance, I couldn't put it down.

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Black Hole | Charles Burns
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Unsettling and claustrophobic. The art is beautiful. This one will stick with me for a while

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Skim | Mariko Tamaki
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A+ comic writing right here

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A fun read with a surprising amount of depth

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Mehso-so

Unsettling... but also sort of unsatisfying. Had a lot of potential but the last third really lags.

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Matilda | Roald Dahl
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Ronald Dahl's language still crackles and pops

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The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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I was initially skeptical but this totally won me over. A simple story told simply but with some very deep truths. Lyrical and fun, give it a chance

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Making Money | Terry Pratchett
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Eventually I'll run out of Discworld books, but until then I'll keep enjoying them immensely.

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Feet of Clay | Terry Pratchett
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No one turns a phrase quite like Pratchett

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Huck | Mark Millar
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Very charming, one of the better Mark Millar books for sure

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Witches Abroad | Terry Pratchett, Terence David John Pratchett
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Honestly one of the better Discworld novels I've read so far.

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Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K Leguin
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Turns out Mrs. LeGuin and I like and especially dislike the same things (from this week's New Yorker)

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The Wayward Bus | John Steinbeck
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Whoops I bought more books, thanks Pilsen Community Books

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Peplum | Blutch
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A wild fever dream of a graphic novel that I will think about for a long time

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Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Blew me away. Incredible

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Mooncop | Tom Gauld
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A quick and fun read, very heartwarming and droll

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Transmetropolitan: Spider's thrash | Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson
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"The past is in the way of the present. Kick it down, make way for right-the-fuck-now."

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Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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"Now, watching the old priest comfort the dying man in a low, musical Latin, my grandfather felt some inner tether come unlashed."

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Seven Soldiers of Victory | Grant Morrison, Cameron Stewart, Simone Bianchi
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This is gonna be good

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Basically the most pure Grant Morrison story about superheroes and metanarritive you can get. Trippy and fun, and the Frank Quitely artwork is about as good as comics illustration gets.

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Transmetropolitan: Lonely City | Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson
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Whoops I got way too many comics from the library!

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No one does a description quite like Douglas Adams. Ultimately the plot is a little too loose (admittedly intentional since the book is about an existential mystery) and there are a few parts that seem unnecessary. A great read if you're an Adams superfan

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Wonder Woman: Earth One | Grant Morrison
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This is easily the most interesting version of Wonder Woman yet and it's a bummer it's not the official one

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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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Solid memoir

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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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These new covers are awesoooooome

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The Swords of Glass | Sylviane Corgiat
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Haven't been this blown away by a graphic novel since I read AKIRA for the first time. Seek this out. It feels like Gene Wolfe wrote a comic script and sent it to Moebius to draw.

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The current stack. Gonna read something light before I dive into another Pynchon book