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#1 - Book Recommendations on Mon, Feb 18th, 2013 05:55 PM
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I've been catching up on my reading.

Do you guys have any book recommendations? What are your guys' favourite books?

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#2 - RE: Book Recommendations on Mon, Feb 18th, 2013 06:10 PM
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Don't have any to recommend, but I'm wondering what others will.

Actually, there is one I could suggest. If you're interested in entrepreneurship in video games, or even just id Software history, check out Masters of Doom. With books I either take forever to read them or go through them in days. I think I read this one in about a week, which is really quick for me.

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#3 - RE: Book Recommendations on Tue, Feb 19th, 2013 12:52 AM
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And I just remembered that I had recently read Roadside Picnic and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Both are short and interesting to read.

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#4 - RE: Book Recommendations on Tue, Feb 19th, 2013 11:27 PM
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Right! I forgot about Roadside Panic... I'll add it to mah list. Thanks. :D

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#5 - RE: Book Recommendations on Wed, Feb 20th, 2013 12:46 AM
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Wow, this is really weird, Wil Wheaton reading Masters of Doom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuU_ure7tF4

I guess that's what he did for money in the early 2000s?

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#6 - RE: Book Recommendations on Wed, Feb 20th, 2013 01:43 AM
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You could always try The Witcher books. They're not for everyone though.
Metro 2033 was a long read, but it had an interesting story.
In both cases, the books were translated into English. Kind of sucks because you just know something was lost in the process. Also, there were some parts that just didn't make any sense, but they were few and far between (once/twice a book).

Roadside Picnic you should check out... Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is light and fluffy fun reading but I enjoyed it.

Masters of Doom was interesting, but only if you care about id software. Otherwise you'll probably find it boring.

If I think of any more I'll post again.
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#7 - RE: Book Recommendations on Sat, Mar 23rd, 2013 12:34 AM
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Alex, do you have any recommendations for us?

I just finished reading "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman," and it was good.

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#8 - RE: Book Recommendations on Tue, Mar 26th, 2013 05:50 PM
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Hm... Having read the books AND played the games, would you recommend any particular order to someone who has done neither?

"1Q84" has really stood out for me, but I'm a sucker for the weird and surrealistic, especially when there is a relationship within or between characters that goes so beyond reality (in the case of 1Q84, more of a "romantic" one - and sexual, as many readers will note, the author seems to have a breast fetish, haha - and adventurous with the whole murder/cult investigation thing). This was my first read from this author, and I've been told that his other works follow the same themes. It's definitely a "lighter" read, which I don't usually go for (I prefer something much more tragic), but the imagery and narrative in this one was really interesting to me.

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#9 - RE: Book Recommendations on Thu, Mar 28th, 2013 01:18 PM
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For Roadside Picnic I really don't think the order matters. But reading the book first might make more sense, and give you more insight into the game when you do finally play it.

1Q84... is that a reference to 1984?

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#10 - RE: Book Recommendations on Fri, Mar 29th, 2013 09:25 AM
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Yup, that's the reference from what I've read.

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