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45 Comments

Forum: The Worm Ouroboros
27 Germany ISTJ MelancholicCholeric
Ribbeck
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Just to bring this back into the mind.

Also, I would like some feedback how far you guys are, or wether anyone's still reading it.

I also need to assess wether I should reread the book, because I finished it about 3 months ago, shortly after my last post, and I have already forgotten some of it.
Forum: The Worm Ouroboros
27 Germany ISTJ MelancholicCholeric
Ribbeck
1
I will try to slow myself down a little bit, until some more people post about this far (I'm into Chapter 25 or so, and boy do I have to contain myself; The book really went uphill, I'm hooked).

Some things that occured to me about the early chapters and I forgot:
  Spoiler for up to Chapter 2:

Another thing about the Martlet:
  Spoiler for maybe up to Chapter 12, but not really spoilery:
Forum: The Worm Ouroboros
27 Germany ISTJ MelancholicCholeric
Ribbeck
1
  Spoiler:
Forum: The Worm Ouroboros
27 Germany ISTJ MelancholicCholeric
Ribbeck
1
I believe to remember someone said we should just each go at our own tempo, and review chapters as we go, or that we did so, or similarly, the last time. So I'll just start doing that.
  Spoiler for Induction:

  Spoiler for Chapter I:

  Spoiler for Chapter II:

  Spoiler for Chapter III:

  Spoiler for Chapter IV:

  Spoiler for Chapter V:

  Spoiler for Chapter VI:

That's it so far, right now I'm well into Chapter VII but not through yet.
Forum: The Worm Ouroboros
27 Germany ISTJ MelancholicCholeric
Ribbeck
0
See, and now I feel stupid.
Forum: The Worm Ouroboros
27 Germany ISTJ MelancholicCholeric
Ribbeck
1
So, I'm not sure anyone needs this, but since the book is only available as txt or html under the link Jaredino gave and I couldn't find it anywhere else, I converted it into epub, and if anyone wants to use that, I created a dropbox link for it ∞ here ∞

I'll start actually reading it in the next days, I usually read only on train which I don't plan on using for the next two days.
Forum: The Return of the Figgie Book Club?
27 Germany ISTJ MelancholicCholeric
Ribbeck
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If I understand sizzle correctly, then this is my top 3 list:

1.: E.R. Edison - The Worm Ouroboros
2.: Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale
3.: Andreas Eschbach - The Carpet-Makers

In case I understood it wrongly, or we'll vote on a poll, I'll be able to react more or less flexible to that.
Forum: The Return of the Figgie Book Club?
27 Germany ISTJ MelancholicCholeric
Ribbeck
0
I don't know about Mary Shelley. Frankenstein's Monster was ... disappointing, to put it nicely. Not at all well written. So I suspect her other books wouldn't be the best either.
Forum: The Return of the Figgie Book Club?
27 Germany ISTJ MelancholicCholeric
Ribbeck
1
I would like to cast a vote against Lovecraft, reason being that just a month ago or so I finished reading a huge collection of his works and so soon after wouldn't necessarily want to reread one of them.

Somebody whose stories are allegedly somewhat like Lovecraft's, is Clark Ashton Smith and I meant to try him out too, but I don't know if he has written more than just short stories, and I suppose short stories don't really fit here.

A pro for Phillip K. Dick would be that a lot of his works are available on Project Gutenberg. But I personally would also be ready to actually buy a book if necessary. LeGuin was a very good read, so I'd be willing to read more by her.

Some books I would like to reread and would want to throw into the debate, are Strata by Terry Pratchett (Sci-Fi, one of his very early works, with some interesting philosophical aspects about reality) or The Dark Side Of the Sun, same. The latter, as well as the former, has some very interesting ideas about non-human species and the purpose of life.

Furthermore Stardust by Neil Gaiman, which is fantasy about a fairy world.

And something I suppose nobody has ever heard of, The Carpet Makers by Andreas Eschbach (original "Die Haarteppichknüpfer" which is a way more beautiful name), a very interesting work about a people whose whole life and society revolves around producing carpets made out of the hair of their women. It's Sci-Fi with some huge ideas and colossal dimensions, but focuses on the small stories of the people. It's probably not easy to get everywhere though, so that would definitely speak against it.
Forum: The Return of the Figgie Book Club?
27 Germany ISTJ MelancholicCholeric
Ribbeck
0
1. I'm in. Everything goes for me, as long as it's well written.

2. I don't think a name even is necessary.

3. For suggestions, I have to think a bit. The one made by donutsizzle looks interesting so far, I'd read it.