If the world became the world of your last read book

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It would be racist and set during 1933 to 1936 and I would have a scary neighbour called Boo Radley. But I would still have fun with my friend Dill and my brother Jem. And I would hang on every word my father Atticus said.
 
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If it were MY book, the whole world would be making fun if a horny french plumpy girl... living in complete hypocrisy... and talking french...

The book is: Boule de Suif
 
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It would be this world. I have not read more than about 2 pages of a fiction book for so long at this point that I can't remember which was the last I read.
If looking for interesting and pretty books to read, I suggest you to read Greek Poetry.
But be aware that you gotta have some idea of famous Greek heroic personalities to fully enjoy the books.
Start with Aristophanes or Euripides. Then move to Plato or heavier stuff.
 

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We would have virtual reality games that are immersive enough to replace real life. And alien technology that could restore a disabled, aging person to a healthy 20-something in the midst of his/her prime.

But we'd also have aliens plotting to erase earth from history within the next 100 years and no means to stop it besides a random signal from space that vaguely told us what to do.

Yeah, if only...
 
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We would have virtual reality games that are immersive enough to replace real life. And alien technology that could restore a disabled, aging person to a healthy 20-something in the midst of his/her prime.

But we'd also have aliens plotting to erase earth from history within the next 100 years and no means to stop it besides a random signal from space that vaguely told us what to do.

Yeah, if only...
Sounds interesting... which book is that?
 

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If looking for interesting and pretty books to read, I suggest you to read Greek Poetry.
But be aware that you gotta have some idea of famous Greek heroic personalities to fully enjoy the books.
Start with Aristophanes or Euripides. Then move to Plato or heavier stuff.
Read them many years ago, have them on my shelf (I am old enough and grew up in the UK so classics was still a thing), along with everything else from the Icelandic Prose Eddas to Arabian Nights, and philosophies from a dozen more locations.

I don't lack books to read at all, indeed picked up some fiction the other day and my reading laptop is even more full of it. Just for the last few years I have been reading non fiction.
 
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Read them many years ago, have them on my shelf (I am old enough and grew up in the UK so classics was still a thing), along with everything else from the Icelandic Prose Eddas to Arabian Nights, and philosophies from a dozen more locations.

I don't lack books to read at all, indeed picked up some fiction the other day and my reading laptop is even more full of it. Just for the last few years I have been reading non fiction.
What are you up to now?
 

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Sounds interesting... which book is that?
It's a fantasy/science fiction book, "Fluchbrecher: Die Eisraben-Chroniken" by German writer Richard Schwartz. I just had a look but I don't think any of his books have been translated to other languages.

It wasn't that great to be honest, but the idea was interesting and fairly unique.

It's about a former Air Foce pilot who got nearly killed in a random traffic accident and agrees to an experiment where her body is put in stasis to give it time to recover while her brain is connected to a VR game that gives her sort of a second life.

The game is described as a sort of online Skyrim where the NPCs act like real humans or something along those lines.

It all ends up being a training simulation to test if humanity might be able to learn wroking together instead of fighting wars and wheter we could survive an approaching alien attack that only the high ranking country leaders know about.

Learned through a signal from space that told them how to construct said quantuum computer VR technology and might be their only chance to survive that alien attack.

Well, that about sums it up. :P

I love fantasy and science fiction stories, but with new books you never know what you're getting into. Sometimes it's fantastic and really grabs me, sometimes it's a waste of time and I'd like to stop after the first few pages.

I've had a few books where the internet was full of positive reviews and I ended up disappointed.

This one was fun, but tried a bit too hard at times with the jokes and plays on MMORPG clichés.
 
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It's a German fantasy book, "Fluchbrecher: Die Eisraben-Chroniken" by Richard Schwartz. I just had a look but I don't think any of his books have been translated to other languages.

It wasn't that great to be honest, but the idea was interesting and fairly unique.

It's about a former Air Foce pilot who got nearly killed in a random traffic accident and agrees to en experiment where her body is put in stasis to give it time to recover while her brain is connected to a VR game that gives her sort of a second life.

The game is described as a sort of online Skyrim where the NPCs act like real humans or something along those lines.

It all ends up being a training simulation to test if humanity might be able to learn wroking together instead of fighting wars and wheter we could survive an approaching alien attack that only the high ranking country leaders know about.

Learned through a signal from space that told them how to construct said quantuum computer VR technology and might be their only chance to survive that alien attack.

Well, that about sums it up. :P

I love fantasy and science fiction stories, but with new books you never know what you're getting into. Sometimes it's fantastic and really grips me, sometimes it's a waste of time and I have to stop after the first few pages.
Cool, thanks.
 
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The last really great book I read was "Shōgun" by James Clavell. But that's a historical fiction story, so the world wouldn't be different from ours, just some 400 years younger, I think.
 
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The last really great book I read was "Shōgun" by James Clavell. But that's a historical fiction story, so the world wouldn't be different from ours, just some 400 years younger, I think.
I have that one in my book shelf!
Kinda of a funny story with it. Never got interested on it, until now. Gotta read it.

One time, my aunt came to stay home... and she was looking at our book shelf... she started looking at our books... found "Shogun" and confidently said:
" This ia the one with Tom Cruise on it? "

She confused: Shogun with Top Gun
 
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I have that one in my book shelf!
Kinda of a funny story with it. Never got interested on it, until now. Gotta read it.

One time, my aunt came to stay home... and she was looking at our book shelf... she started looking at our books... found "Shogun" and confidently said:
" This ia the one with Tom Cruise on it? "

She confused: Shogun with Top Gun
Haha, that's a good one! :P

But really, it is a good book if you can get interested in feudal Japan. I'm no historian and I honestly don't know how accurate the setting is, but it gave me an entertaining and believable impression of how it might have felt to be a westerner stranded in Japan at that time.
 
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