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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 30 March 2021, 20:16

I’m trying to power through Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, and so help me god I will finish it, but there is something about Asimov’s writing style that I really struggle to get into a good flow with. I know I like a book when I can start reading it, lose all track of time and not want to put it down. More than once with this first book have I looked to see how much further I’ve got to get through in a chapter.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Severelius » 30 March 2021, 21:36

Marmaduke wrote:I’m trying to power through Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, and so help me god I will finish it, but there is something about Asimov’s writing style that I really struggle to get into a good flow with. I know I like a book when I can start reading it, lose all track of time and not want to put it down. More than once with this first book have I looked to see how much further I’ve got to get through in a chapter.

I've been meaning to reread them ever since Apple announced they were doing an adaptation of it because they're some of my favourite science fiction books ever.

For what it's worth his Robot series is also brilliant, and I think a bit easier-going to get through. Provided you like detective stories, that is. I wish they'd adapt them, too.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 4 April 2021, 18:36

For the past couple days I’ve been reading Bernard Le Bovier de Fontanelle’s Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds. It’s an interesting work of natural philosophy, but rather dated seeing as it deals in heliocentrism.
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