Who would want to read starship troopers together? Perhaps the first chapter and we talk about it the next day?
Unless a group decision for a list of books would be preferable
"I just call it banged grains."
-Peavie the Popcorn maker
I have an issue though, they introduce the new archchancellor of the university and there's a joke:
"He orders beer for his breakfast.
He tells jokes
And then not 10 pages later the very same character scowls at his paper pusher for making a joke saying he doesn't like those things.
GET IT RIGHT, PRATCHETT!
UNKNIGHT THE CORPSE HE WASN'T WORTH IT!
This was a post-mortem print. I was miserable reading the introduction.
No, it was 'The Bursar' who thought it with disdain as a narrator. Pratchett doesn't ever do anything but "perspectives" with that… Uh… Perspective. The Archchancellor then later accuses the Bursar for making a joke and the Bursar playfully avoids it.
Unless I have misread it all three times I read it and it is the Bursar who drinks beer and makes jokes, which I doubt. But I'll check and mention it if it is.
>>381067>A thoughtful, caring, cheesy, sentiment
HA HA WHERE'D YOU GET THAT KINDLE FROM, NERD
? IS IT FROM YOUR BOOOOOOY FRIIIIIEND?
Literally the gayest thing I've ever read in my life
If by "older model with the weird screen" you mean e-ink display, which is used for every single Kindle model except the Kindle Fire Tablet, then… just get anything except that.
I also read to avoid screens, and Kindle dominates
this concept. Kindle screens are a material that mimics paper in every meaningful way; no glare, no backlight, just an off-white smooth surface. And yet they also manage to let you read in the dark using hidden, paper-thin side-lights - again, not backlights, so there's no eye strain. Technology is bloody insane these days.
Everyone always gets a fire so I just assumed that was the standard model these days. That's good to here.
fire is just a low end android tablet with the kindle brand slapped on it, to my understanding. an actual kindle is basically a very advanced etch a sketch rather than a small LCD monitor
I like reading mangoes on my Kindle. One Paunch Man packs quite the whollop.
Also that's a completely meaningless and misleading description of what an e-ink display is, lol.
If it was poorly written it would just say "AND THEN EVERYONE WHO DOESN'T LIKE ME GOES OT HELL AND IT'S COLD AND THEIR PEEPEE FREEZES OFF!"
isn't any writing fanfiction if you stretch that definition enough?
Anybody know some good books with a Lemony Narrator?http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LemonyNarrator
TL;DR a narrator who is a unique personality and takes frequent opportunities to do silly things with the narrative, such as explain his side of it, focus on details he personally finds interesting when we clearly want to see something else, tell us directly to skip a part, not read the book at all, references the previous books in the series as actual books via title, etc.
The best authors for this I already enjoy reading are Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams, and of course, Lemony Snicket. I'll soon have finished All The Wrong Questions, so I'm looking for something to fill that void.
If you dont mind going into the YA spectrum I'd suggest the Bartimaeus Trilogy.
Technically one of the main characters is the narrator but he usually narrates from an outside and very biased perspective.
oh hey i remember those, they were p dope