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Hello everyone, I’m NoLongerHuman but you can call me Asterion, Minotaur or Jimmy. I used to be a massive reader in my youth but all of those pesky, annoying mandatory reads enforced by the education system drove me away from books as I couldn’t separate them from tedious study. Thankfully, a year ago, around this time, I decided to go back to my forgotten passion and well, it’s been a great time. I’m mostly going through the classics and I have five large clusters of books on my to-read list, but I’m open to suggestions for whenever I’m done with my current assingments.

 

I’d say my favourite genres are sci-fi, mythology and whimsical adventures, anything that has a fair amount of existencialism or some sort of religious revelation or seeing a twist in reality… well that’s my jam. Tormented men as protagonists, morally grey choices and sour fates are also a plus, so hope that my help you if you want to recommend me something. No extra points for guessing what my favorite book is though.

 

I’ll attempt to make use of the best English I can but sometimes there might be misunderstandings so I ask for your patience in that front, most of the English I know is self-taught. My hope is that this forum might be the place where I recover something long lost and well, maybe I get to talk about other people about books. That’d be cool.

 

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Hello NoLongerHuman and welcome to the forum.  Thank you for your introduction it's good to see and your english is very good. I hope that you'll be very happy here. 

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Hi Jimmy,

You are very welcome here. Look forward to engaging with you on here.:)

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Hi, welcome to the forum! 
 

It’s great that you’re finally enjoying reading again. I’m going to be the first to jump in with a recommendation for you: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke. It is strange but brilliant. 

 

I also love mythology (and whimsy!). Which books are your favourites? 
 

(Your English is excellent by the way, I wouldn’t have known it wasn’t your first language if you hadn’t pointed it out!) 
 

 

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14 hours ago, Hayley said:

Hi, welcome to the forum! 
 

It’s great that you’re finally enjoying reading again. I’m going to be the first to jump in with a recommendation for you: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke. It is strange but brilliant. 

 

I also love mythology (and whimsy!). Which books are your favourites? 
 

(Your English is excellent by the way, I wouldn’t have known it wasn’t your first language if you hadn’t pointed it out!) 
 

 

 

Why thanks, I'm just trying to make up for how terrible most people in my country are at English xD 

 

I'd say right now my favorites are No Longer Human, Rendezvous with Rama, 1984, Treasure Island and the first half of Faust I'd say they're the closest thing to a top five right now for me. I'm halfway done with the Dune saga and I'm also juggling Heike Monogatari, Paradise Lost and Gulliver's Travels, plus I also have The Three Musketeers, One Thousand and One Nights and 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea giving me the bed eyes. Plus this massive 5kg illustrated book talking about (almost) all mythologies in the world. I'm drowning in books but I keep fattening my backlog as if I'm trying to be the witch from Hansel and Gretel.

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Hello NoLongerHuman, and welcome to the forum 🙂

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On 15/06/2022 at 12:50 PM, NoLongerHuman said:

I'd say right now my favorites are No Longer Human, Rendezvous with Rama, 1984, Treasure Island and the first half of Faust I'd say they're the closest thing to a top five right now for me.

Adding Rendezvous with Rama to my list :). I also liked 1984.

 

On 15/06/2022 at 12:50 PM, NoLongerHuman said:

  I'm drowning in books but I keep fattening my backlog as if I'm trying to be the witch from Hansel and Gretel.

That is very relatable :giggle2:

 

What is the mythology book you’re reading? 

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