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About Dark_Knight

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  1. Just finished book number two of this series by Cixin Liu. Three Body Problem was the first book, and the most notable to the western world. It’s definitely a great read, lags at times, but the build up is essential. The Dark Forest, however, blew me the fuck away. You trudge through this book like a battle. There’s times you want to stop and not finish and times you can’t put it down no matter what the circumstance. I found myself consumed in thought about this dense novel through the entire duration of my time with it. Definitely the most impactful scifi read I’ve ever experienced. I’m taking a break from the story for a few months until I have the time to dive in to the final one (Deaths End). Cixin Liu is a master of his trade. Translation is also incredibly well done. Including footnotes throughout the novels to assimilate yourself better with any scientific or cultural points that may go over your head.
  2. Sorry for the late response. Don’t get on here nearly as much as I used to. I went in January and I’m planning another trip within the next few months. Osaka on the schedule this time around as well. Tokyo was an absolute trip. I don’t even know where to begin. I loved everything about the city. The people are super friendly (for the most part). Ended up traveling around with locals for the vast majority of the trip. One thing I highly suggest avoiding is talking to the Nigerians in Kabukicho. I went to one of their late night women’s clubs and ended up getting roofied and $100+ usd stolen from me. Turns out it happens a lot and I got off a lot easier than most. Definitely a great story to come home with though.
  3. Yeah I might try to scheme a first class upgrade through a flight attendant I know. Shot in the dark but worth the shot. Thats the plan. If I don’t come out of this questioning myself and my beliefs then it is a failed trip. Pics will come
  4. Im adding super pussy to my list lol. Vespa gangs is the most Japanese thing I’ve bet heard of
  5. Nippon airways. I bought economy. Which I may regret. It was a $560 round trip flight though so I couldn’t pass it up.
  6. Recently booked a trip to Tokyo. I have no idea what I’m getting in to so I’m coming here in hopes that some of you have suggestions and ideas. Trying to make the most out of this trip.
  7. halfway through this and god damn is it entertaining. I’ve always heard hype about her book “The Goldfinch” so I figured I’d read this first to see if I enjoy her style. Needless to say I’m excited to see what else she has.
  8. Also in obviously. Open to whatever genre as well. No harm in branching out a tad.
  9. Yeah he’s got heavy material. It’ll put you in a weird mood for weeks if you do it haha. i have a big soft spot for southern gothic. So dark and out of my realm of being a guy who grew up in the city. It is fascinating.
  10. Cormac McCarthy has a strange mind. Idk if you ever read Blood Meridian but that book is the most violent novel I have ever come across. Big fan of his though.
  11. If you like historical fiction, I highly recommend The Symapthizer. What a ride. The Void is next on the agenda. Starting it tonight. This book was written in entirety without using the letter “e” once. Both the French and the English translations. That in itself is worthy of praise.
  12. I’m not good at organizing so anyone who would want to take charge feel free. Definitely down to get that going though.
  13. Started this today. Not deep enough to have a concrete opinion yet. Will get back. Also, I think we should organize a forum book club of sorts. Would be nice to have discussion beyond a local setting.
  14. My current read. Murakami takes his magical realism to another level in this one. Would more fittingly group it in the fantasy genre and as always with his work it’s nearly impossible to give a synopsis without sounding crazy. Nonetheless it’s great so far. Have yet to run across any murakami that I didn’t latch on too.
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