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    The Modern Man - A review of "The Rage"

    "The Rage" is Mathew Babaoye's latest work, and easily his best. Set in the current era, it follows the main character Damon through his daily life: waking up alone in his messy apartment, taking the...
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    ‹bermensch, hm? Bold title, and the synopsis on Amazon is well put together. I'm in the mood for hard science fiction. Will check it out.

    For your main point: I'm not a fan. Gatekeepers are an...
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    That's right, most popular news sources (maybe...

    That's right, most popular news sources (maybe since the invention of newspaper) are a joke. I ignore the news, except for obvious headlines that alert me to tsunamis and other obviously...
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    I read quickly, but do not speed read. Detail is...

    I read quickly, but do not speed read. Detail is important. My natural pace is just quick. If I really enjoy an adventure it gets even faster, until I am speeding through the pages not even reading...
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    Ha! Not exactly The Hobbit is right. But like...

    Ha! Not exactly The Hobbit is right. But like most of Ishiguro's books, an highly readable story.
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    There is a legitimate argument for language as a...

    There is a legitimate argument for language as a construct defined by constant evolution, based off of common use, and context. Yet it still hurts me to read about this latest development.
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    I have a physcial Merriam-Webster dictionary....

    I have a physcial Merriam-Webster dictionary. Don't often need it. I know most of the words used commonly and uncommonly in the English language, and those I don't usually can be intuited through...
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    Irritated. This week is going to be full of...

    Irritated. This week is going to be full of busywork, and I am already hip deep.
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    Bookzz I'm not sure of, but aren't mobilism,...

    Bookzz I'm not sure of, but aren't mobilism, piratebay and torrents pirating?

    Prendrelemick: perhaps Barns N Noble online, or Google books, etc. Can't help you much. I prefer physical books and...
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    I have rarely found a movie to be better than...

    I have rarely found a movie to be better than it's book counterpart, but I am biased. In my opinion, literature is the best form of media. Movies have their place, certainly, but there are too many...
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    Because the culture has been historically...

    Because the culture has been historically insular? Also, in the western world American media tends to dominate, from movies to television and literature. Yes, the UK does seem to export a good amount...
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    Besides occssional internet resources like this...

    Besides occssional internet resources like this forum? I have an inner circle. My friends are highly literate and can be trusted to discriminate recommendations appropriately, thank god.
  13. Lolita. Sound and the Fury. The Road. Also:...

    Lolita.
    Sound and the Fury.
    The Road.

    Also: the three authors of those books are top tier.
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    This. Classic works, and for good reason.

    This. Classic works, and for good reason.
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    Nightcrawler 3/5. Great acting, but only a...

    Nightcrawler 3/5. Great acting, but only a serviceable borderline satirical plot.

    Birdman 4/5. A brilliant mess.
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    Great thread. I tutor English as a side job....

    Great thread.

    I tutor English as a side job. Wish this teaching forum was more active, but a few good threads here already, if old.
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    My area has a great local scene for live...

    My area has a great local scene for live readings, and small conventions. Tis where I go.
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    Hard to believe, but Elliot's Wasteland. Struck...

    Hard to believe, but Elliot's Wasteland. Struck such a cord with me in college that I memorized it for a class and have kept it in the mental vault ever since.
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    Unlikely. I'm sure it is theoretically possible that a comic book could transcend to the level of literature, but I have not witnessed it personally. Even Sandman, thrilling as it was, owed more to...
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    Attiticus being racist is intolerable. I am all...

    Attiticus being racist is intolerable. I am all for authorial intent to a degree, but when a book has become a national classic, as Mockingbird was and is, and informed multiple generations through a...
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    Sticky: Hello all, I have been looking for a good,...

    Hello all,

    I have been looking for a good, serious literature forum for a while. I mostly read the classics, and historical fiction, but dip into science fiction and fantasy for exceptional work....
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