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Raijinili
post May 15 2019, 06:21 AM
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QUOTE(Rhiannon @ May 10 2019, 09:18 PM) *
I read Wizard's First Rule ... The whole thing seems to exist just to hate on communism. There were some odd lines throughout the book that made me raise an eyebrow, but I realized I wasn't imagining it and it wasn't a coincidence once they described a master torturer villain's outfit with colors and a symbol very much conjuring up the whole hammer and sickle thing.

Let the record show that I almost knew EXACTLY what she was talking about from the keywords "fantasy book" and "hating on communism":
<~Rhiannon> Alright I was getting weird vibes from some things before
<~Rhiannon> But I'm 600 pages into this fantasy book and I am now 100% positive this writer is just hating on communism
<Raijinili> Sword of Truth is definitely hating on communism.
<~Rhiannon> THAT'S WHAT I GET FOR PICKING THIS BOOK UP AGAIN TO GIVE IT A TRY AFTER I DITCHED IT WHEN I WAS WAAAAY YOUNGER BECAUSE I DIDN'T LIKE THE COVER
<Raijinili> WAIT IS IT ACTUALLY SWORD OF TRUTH FAITH OF THE FALLEN
<~Rhiannon> (it was actually bought by someone else for me)
<~Rhiannon> No
<~Rhiannon> It's Wizard's First Rule
<Raijinili> oh
<Raijinili> well i got the sword of truth part right
<Raijinili> yeah the author is an objectivist

Because there's like one author that that describes.

Here he is defending himself about two quotes attributed to him:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/1...oodkind/c9nnrqq


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Dr Strum
post Jul 14 2019, 08:35 PM
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I've stopped about a quarter of the way through Rushdie's Midnight's Children. It's really good and I plan to get back to it soon, but I've been blasted by a bunch of library holds and other distracting reading:

My Favorite Thing is Monsters was an amazing book I picked up ahead of the creator's appearance at the Olympia Comic Book Festival last month. She was a sweet lady and I eagerly await the continuation of this story.

Blueprint (Christakis) This one was about the evolutionary genetic basis for society. Discussed studies on phenomenon like animal culture, hippy communes and shipwrecked survivors. Examined potential inherited survival strategies like monogamy and paternal investment and capacity for non-familial affection (ie friends, homeland, pets, and so on) through the above phenomenon. Interesting but not especially valuable.

Conformity (Sunstein) Almost finished with this one - the first two thirds of the book examined sociological/economics experiments studying how people's behavior changes from individual to group experience. Now it's discussing the ramifications for governance and the judiciary. One interesting takeaway thus far has been the significant impact even a single dissenter can have: shattering delusions of group unanimity balances the discussion often resulting in better outcomes.

African Samurai (Lockley/Girard) Biography on Yasuke. Thus far has been an exploration of 16th century Japanese politics and the Jesuit influence thereupon.

May have to set aside Rushdie still longer though because I kinda need to plow through a Murakami novel I started in 2016 and never finished before seeing a friend in August...


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