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The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu. Fantastic. Science fiction that, imo, turned a rather unexpected and unprecedented psychological horror within the last 100 pages.

Now I have to find a copy of book 2, The Dark Forest.

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Books that I have read and enjoyed (4/5 stars or better, IMO) since the beginning of the year:


The Rook by Daniel O'Malley. Solid 5 stars. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Reminded me a bit of Jasper Fforde's work, without being so heavy handed. I've got the sequel Stiletto in my TBR stack.

The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden. 4 stars. The beginning and middle were great, but the last third was wonkish.

What is the What by Dave Eggers. 5 stars. I rarely read non-fiction, but read this was highly recommended. It was a great read, but not a feel-good kinda great.

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. 5 stars. I've been slowly reading everything I can by him. Fantasy is my favorite genre as of late, and Sanderson seemingly can do no wrong. He's a fantastic world builder.

Fellside by M. R. Carey. 5 stars. Creepy, but fab. Thankfully no "Caged Heat" desperation going on (mostly set at a Women's prison). The Girl With All the Gifts was a great read (have the DVD of the adaptation so I can get my just on. Waiting for The Boy on the Bridge paperback to be released.

Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith. 5 stars. Absolutely wonderful. A slow, methodic, brilliantly written American southern gothic novel. His novel Rivers was also fab.

Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar. 4 stars. Inventive, humorous and heartfelt. I'll definitely read anything new by him.

I've read 20ish books since January, but these are the only ones I'd recommend.

Love Warhol, Lichtenstein. Haring sometimes (but sometimes it looks cheap, imo). Pollock's works fascinate me- just get a kind of falling-in sensation, coupled with mixed emotions and perceptions. Weird.

Went to the Met quite a while back (15yrs?). The best reaction I had to anything in the building was unexpected: Charles Demuth's "The Figure 5 in Gold". It was amazing.

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Appreciated. Hope you and yours are well!

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IDK if it was categorically bad-- I'm not dead or paralyzed, thankfully. It did completely fuck up my life, though. Disabled, but I do what I can.

Haven't been able to write or play with music-- sitting at a desk is literally a pain in the ass. Suuuuuucks having a creative outlet gone, so I experiment in a new one: painting. It doesn't tax my bones too much, and I make a little money from it to boot.

instagram.com/jonqpublik_artist if you're interested, or need a laugh or whatever.

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Not surprising.

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Haven't been around these parts in ages. Have I missed much? Threads worth reading? Potential? Everyone on their best behavior? Any notable meltdowns and/or dismissals?

Hope you all are well.

Looks tasty.  smile

Breaks is the new prog.

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My apologies if I had misspoke, or overstated with my reply.

Got mine this morning smile

Once again, I can breathe easily. Until the next time.

Couldn't find the whole damn thing. Rude.

Still waiting for it to be delivered. UGH.

Hope you enjoy it smile

https://soundcloud.com/soundscapesdigit … g-november

01  Eugenell - Tilda
02  JonQPublik - Thicker Than Water
03  Globo - Breakdown (Meat Beat Manifesto mix)
04  Hernan Cerbello - Hiding Place
05  Hernan Cerbello - The Southwest
06  Paul Mad - Mary Ann (Deltano's Bloody Mary remix)
07  Dauwd - Jupiter George
08  Onur Ozman - Between Your Arms
09  JonQPublik - Black Magic
10  Dark Sky - Voyages (Francis Inferno Orchestras mixx)
11  Paul Hamilton - Volt
12  Chicola - Addikted (Guy Mantzur remix)
13  Max Cooper - Woven Ancestry (Lusine remix)
14  JonQPublik - Caught in the Wind

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Thank you, on all accounts wink

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I'm probably going to hell for this, or worse.

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Hi,

My second album is now available at beatport, October 19 for iTunes et al. Please check it out!

https://pro.beatport.com/release/vuovo/1613821

http://s23.postimg.org/562rnymqz/Vuovo_layout1sm.jpg

This.

Just. Wonderful.

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Most recently:

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. Enjoyed. Different.

Deadline by Stephen Cooper. Started off with predicable, canned humor, but it became surprisingly good.

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. Interesting idea, but not very exciting.

Behind Closed Doors By Elizabeth Haynes. I really enjoy all of her books. The new face of British Crime fiction?

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes. Hypnotic thriller. A bit devious, especially the end.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Fairly typical dystopian thingy.

California by Edan Lepucki. Same as above, but with a touch more style.

Babayaga by Toby Barlow. Wonderful. Witches and spies in post-WWII Paris? Very, very good book.


Currently reading The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell.

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chromosome_junction wrote:

No-one on this? Thinking about starting it...

http://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/bcimages/2015/08/themartian.jpg

I've been tempted. Tempted further after seeing a trailer for the movie adaptation; I'd like to read it beforehand.

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snowstorm wrote:

http://www.bookfever.com/book_photos/49373.jpg


Terribly written piece of garbage. Reminded me of Hemingway, woeful, boring vomit.

12 years.

Mix of tracks available for free on soundcloud. Could have called it el-cheapo mix,
but some producers may not have appreciated that.


https://soundcloud.com/jonqpublik/jonqpublik-phree

01  Horatio - Legends of Tomorrow
02  Matt Caine & Isis Graham - Daydreamer
03  Dousk - Just Once
04  Deepfunk - Silence of Waves (GMJ mix)
05  Estray & Stanisha - They're Erasing You
06  Oxia - Harmonie (Alberto Blanco & Marcelo Paladini remake)
07  Marcelo Vasami - Zeit
08  Epsilon 9 - Lifeformation (Kobana & Yane3dots 'Private' mix)
09  Navar - Clean Sights (SeamLess Beat remix)
10  Experimental Feelings featuring Luiza - Ahora Mandas Tu (rework 2015)
11  Alex Niggemann - Don't Wait (Alberto Blanco & Marcelo Paladini rework)
12  Biologik - Afterlife (2015 remaster)