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September 7th, 2018, 1:48 pm

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I had never read the Harry Potter series when they came out. I'm now almost complete with book 4... what a series! My 9 year old has lapped me twice, just finishing the series for the second time this week.
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October 4th, 2018, 1:28 am

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August 13th, 2018, 10:12 pm
I just started Dune. I can't believe I've never read this! With a new Dune movie coming out in 2019 I figured I better read it.
Ugh, I hated Dune and in particular the follow ons. Almost as bad as the follow on books to Ender's Game.

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October 4th, 2018, 8:55 am

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I enjoyed Dune. I didn't love it but I appreciate it for what it is. I finished the second book a few weeks ago and did not enjoy that one. I don't think I'll read the third. Maybe it is just my own filter, but in Dune I felt that George Lucas might have gotten a bit of inspiration for Star Wars. The last hope of the galaxy the result of two powerful parents, the use of anarchistic weapons (in dune it was knives not "laser swords) combined with high tech things. The desert planet.... of course a lot of these things are common troupes so maybe he never read Dune.

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October 6th, 2018, 3:41 pm

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yo wrote:
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I didn't love it but I appreciate it for what it is.
This is probably a more accurate description of my feelings for Dune. My angst towards it is more driven by my complete lack of understanding as to why it constantly gets such rave reviews.

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October 8th, 2018, 7:31 am

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Maybe a bit off-topic, but has anyone got any recommendations for recent in-depth or academic books regarding industrial product design?
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October 15th, 2018, 6:30 am

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In finding nothing interesting, I dug into Cradle to Cradle by Braungart & McDonough, well then after forty pages switched to Structures by J.E. Gordon, a bit basic but these mechanical explanations inspire all kinds of ideas for your projects!
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October 26th, 2018, 8:34 pm

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December 3rd, 2018, 3:09 am

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I am currently reading Haruki Murakami's latest novel: Killing Commendatore (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/book ... atore.html). The book hasn't seen many likers, and I wonder why. It is, as Murakami's books go, stimulating. As usual, he relies on the non-semantic to elicit ambiguous feelings from the reader. I am nearly done, and my guess is that I will like the book. Anybody here read Murakami? If so, any thoughts? Simultaneously, I am still working on my allotted Physics readings. Currently reading: Conceptual Physics (12th Edition).

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December 3rd, 2018, 2:07 pm

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Right now I'm reading "After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley"
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December 4th, 2018, 7:03 am

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I read Murakami's work too up to 1Q84, I only liked the books that were explicitly mysterious/surreal, especially the earlier works. I am also reading Connectography by Parag Khanna, it explains the world in terms of supply chains rather than politics.
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December 5th, 2018, 6:59 pm

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Just finished 'The One Device', about the conception and development of the iPhone, by Brian Merchant. It was very good.

Now I'm re-reading Skunk Works, about the Lockheed aerospace engineering/build group. As well as Dune (again).
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December 6th, 2018, 5:52 am

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ralphzoontjens wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 7:03 am
I read Murakami's work too up to 1Q84, I only liked the books that were explicitly mysterious/surreal, especially the earlier works. I am also reading Connectography by Parag Khanna, it explains the world in terms of supply chains rather than politics.
Up to 1Q84? Wow! That's a lot of books then. I've read most oh his works, and I've liked most of it. If I had to pick a favorite, I'd say "A Wild Sheep Chase," an early Murakami. It was quirky, intelligent, and funny IMO.

Nice to meet a Murakami reader here! :)

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December 6th, 2018, 10:36 am

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Up to and including :) Well it reads fast and completely takes you into another world, together with the humor and surreal elements it works for me. My favorite is Kafka on the Shore. But I was a little put off with the volume and lack of ending of 1Q84, then the shorter recent books aren't really about much and I don't need to read a book for that, so I am intimidated by Killing Commandatore and wondering where he wants to go with his writing.

I am also reading the Tao of Pooh at the moment, I guess I read a lot of books, there is a stack of about 10 that I read at a given time.
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