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I started reading His Dark Materials to the kids.

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For me, I’m reading Freedom by Jonathan Franzen.

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I only have a plan to start reading the Crucible play ;) I only have a plan to start reading the Crucible play. True, I do not know at all when I will have free time, because I am writing my thesis. I've heard that many of my classmates use https://paperell.com/buy-thesis to finish writing quickly. They decided to buy it because they work and they don't have time. I decided that I would try it myself, but now I don't even have time to read a book(
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Good read thus far. It's long--I'm 17% in and it's just now getting to when he was elected as General of the Continental Army and fast approaching the beginning of the war.
 

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In the last few weeks I finished "Crime and punishment" by Dostoevskij (probably in my all time top-3), then I got to the fourth Sandman volume (up to now it's my favourite by far).
Now I'm finishing the first Wild Cards novel.
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I'm reading Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (HPMOR) now. Is a Harry Potter fan fiction by Eliezer Yudkowsky.
 

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In the last few weeks I finished "Crime and punishment" by Dostoevskij (probably in my all time top-3), then I got to the fourth Sandman volume (up to now it's my favourite by far).

Been meaning to read Crime and Punishment for a while. Been planning to read soon-ish with a friend.
 

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Been meaning to read Crime and Punishment for a while. Been planning to read soon-ish with a friend.
Before starting it I was all like: "Ok, I'm sure I'll enjoy this, but it'll sound a bit dated, slow". I was so wrong... I found it not just deeper but more exciting than the majority of today's novels. Just saying...
 

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Before starting it I was all like: "Ok, I'm sure I'll enjoy this, but it'll sound a bit dated, slow". I was so wrong... I found it not just deeper but more exciting than the majority of today's novels. Just saying...
I’ve read Brothers Karamozov, but not Crime and Punishment. I just read a book that has some parallels to Brothers Karamozov called The Brothers K, which I highly recommend. I’m just finishing up World According to Garp so after those two books I need something a bit lighter. But you inspired me to tackle Crime and Punishment soon.
 
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Before starting it I was all like: "Ok, I'm sure I'll enjoy this, but it'll sound a bit dated, slow". I was so wrong... I found it not just deeper but more exciting than the majority of today's novels. Just saying...

What translation did you read?
 

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What translation did you read?
Italian.
A curiosity: the title refers to the work of Italian philosopher Cesare Beccaria, whose most famous work was called "Dei delitti e delle pene", translated in English as "On crimes and punishments" (around mid 18th century).
 

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Simmons, The Rise of Endymion (4th book in the series). Fiction about the confrontation between people and some kind of evil imprisoned in the tombs of time, which are not subject even to the laws of physics. A group of pilgrims travel to these tombs to get answers to their weighty questions and understand their purpose.

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Liu Qixin, the three-body problem. This is the first good Chinese science fiction I have come across. The action begins during the Chinese Cultural Revolution and extends to the present day. People manage to establish contact with aliens who want to seize the earth, and a certain group of people side with the aliens ...

Bernard Werber Cassandra's Mirror. French contemporary writer. Writes about our world and society through fantastic and philosophical stories and reflections. This particular book is about a young girl named Cassandra, who sees the future, more precisely tragedies and terrorist attacks, but no one believes her, and if she does, she does not want to change anything. She tries to reach out to people and change the world, along the way revealing the secret of her past, which she does not remember.

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Before starting it I was all like: "Ok, I'm sure I'll enjoy this, but it'll sound a bit dated, slow". I was so wrong... I found it not just deeper but more exciting than the majority of today's novels. Just saying...
Just finished Crime & Punishment. Obviously very good. I agree with your assessment. It doesn’t feel very dated at all. My only gripe that would knock a half star off for me is the epilogue is totally unnecessary and pretty heavy handed.
 

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^^ I also read Crime and Punishment recently. Agree about the epilogue. Enjoyed it overall, but didn't really like the writing style (giving allowance for translation).
 

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^^ I also read Crime and Punishment recently. Agree about the epilogue. Enjoyed it overall, but didn't really like the writing style (giving allowance for translation).
It’s interesting because I was reading it and listening to some on Audible. The two translations were very different, conveying the same ideas but in very different language. I ended up preferring, slightly, the Audible version to the print Penguin Classics version. But I was longing for a hybrid.
 

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After Crime and Punishment I went with a page turner. Finished it in two days. If you’re a fan of movies like Primer or Looper, you’ll enjoy this. There isn’t much you don’t see coming, but it’s entertaining as a fluff beach read.
 

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After Crime and Punishment I went with a page turner. Finished it in two days. If you’re a fan of movies like Primer or Looper, you’ll enjoy this. There isn’t much you don’t see coming, but it’s entertaining as a fluff beach read.
It's been on my to-read list for a while. Now you got me intrigued.
 

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It's been on my to-read list for a while. Now you got me intrigued.
Don’t get too excited. If you’re a fan of these types of stories there’s not much new here and you’ll see most twists coming. It’s fluff, but it’s quick, fun fluff.
 

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I went ahead and read Crouch’s latest Recursion. I liked it more than Dark Matter. The guy is a good storyteller of these multiple timeline thrillers. There’s a lot going on but it’s never hard to follow. His prose is lacking and it reads almost like describing a movie. It’s no wonder that both of these novels are currently in development for TV series.
 
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