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Alright /b/ enough of this faggy cuck/r8 my dick shit type threads.

It's time for a "God Tier" books thread.

Post anything you think is good, but bonus points for Science Fiction.
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>>578735954
Thanks m8
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>>578736145
I see your Dan Simmons and raise you one Hyperion
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>>578736363
You sir have excellent taste
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>>578736363
hell yeah.
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It's so comforting to know people still read!
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>>578735215
as well as the rest of the series.
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>>578736651
Why thank you anon.

>>578736839
It's probably the only thing keeping me sane these days tbh.
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>>578737075
oops, I meant the book.

Book is good.

Movie is shit.
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>>578737424
kek
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Forever War- Joe Haldeman
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>>578736891

the best series I have ever read. shit made me cry
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>>578737789
Yusssss
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>>578737783
grwat book and if you ever come across swansong you will not be let down of you give it a read
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Good idea, OP.
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If anyone hasn't read this yet, I strongly recommend it.

Such a beautiful fucking book.
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Best war/adventure ever
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>>578738625
One of the most influential and thought provoking books I read in high school.
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>>578738852
En garde
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Sci-fi?
>Dune

My personal favourite (no spec genre?)
>Redwall
>Wheel of Time
>Sherlock Holmes (the whole collection)
>A Wizard of Earthsea
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>>578739261
Mattimeo and redwall... my nigga
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>>578739261
>dune
>my nigga
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>>578735772
Did my senior paper (about 10 years ago) on this book. Was hard as shit to write 20 pages about it at the time; I made some connection about Carroll's childhood and the book. I could write all fucking day about it now.
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>>578739951
lel
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Dude's mom might have been murdered by the Black Dahlia killer. Fucked him up.
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>>578739261
Also adding to the least a couple other books I've read that i really liked.

>Siddhartha
However, most fucks misinterpret the ending.
>Shadenfreude, pic related
>The Forgotten Realm Series
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>>578738351
my nigga
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Shit dude, you're supposed to lead the discussion with a relatively weak opening then bring out the big guns later.

Greg Bear? Fuuuuuuck. Discussion over.

I'd give both of my right nuts to see a movie based on Eon. Left one too if the need arose.
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Defined a fucking generation
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>>578735215
Pretty much anything from this Thompson, but this was the one I started with.
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>>578741168
They're making a movie of it
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>>578735215
obligatory
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http://www.elblogdelnarco.net/2014/07/v%C3%ADdeo-la-guerra-loca-decapita-a-un-zeta-y-luego-lo-descuartiza-y-le-arrancan-la-piel-de-la-cara.html
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>>578741628
Not going to google it because that would shatter the beautiful image in my head of a live-action adaptation starring Sean Bean
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>>578741918
Was literally just about to post this.
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>>578738561
3edgy5me
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>>578742131
yes cunt.
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>>578741168
Hey, I loved reading every one of David Pilkey's books to my little boy many, many times. But Pilkey vs. Bear? Hard call.

Thank god Larry Niven isn't considered in this discussion. He's been distressingly accurate about the moral dilemmas we face.
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>>578741668
bumping with some of the most insane shit you will ever read.
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>>578742131
>>578742253
Been thinking about reading some cyber punk type stuff. Unsure of the best place to start though.
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>>578742573
prolly nueromancer
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>>578742573
Neuromancer started the genre, if accidentally. I hear William Gibson still despises the term "cyberpunk." It's an awesome novel in its own right, so recommended.
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>>578742449
Thanks. I'll look into it.
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The Malazan Book of the Fallen, this series will absolutely blow your mind.
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>>578737424
Topkek
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I thought this was a great little book.
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>>578736959
>>578737130
>>578737382
>>578737783

Yes.

And if you dig the sci fi/fantasy, then The Talisman, Eyes of the Dragon and the Gunslinger series.
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>>578737294
>>578738474
really liked these

>>578741026
owned this forever but haven't read it yet, I'll give it a go next month

>>578739384
Huge Lovecraft fan, read all of his published short stories
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Easily, hands down the craziest thing I ever read. Creeped me it for a couple of weeks.
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Some H.G. Wells is obligatory here.
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Just the best.
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this is a masterpiece of modern american storytelling
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>>578743867

you are my new best friend
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>>578741026
Good series, pacing becomes godawful later on though. Entire books where nothing happens. Until the author dies and Brandon Sanderson makes it exciting again I mean

>>578743251
Read it when I was younger, didn't get what all the hype was about, but then I've always been a fan of strong characters and it seems like Shadow's deliberately weak and empty. It's on my reread list.
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I really, really like this image.
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>>578738886
Seconded. Though I like the aubrey/maturin books better. Highly recommend.
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>>578743251
LOL at the pun of American Gods being a god-tier book. And also a bow of the head, that book is fucking amazing.
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>>578744265
fuck off
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>>578743867
Yup, read three times. There's a fourth book though that's not as good.
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>>578744265
Must you?
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Oh, forgot that I should probably post my actual favorite book of all time.

Lots of stuff in here is important in a literary way or has some wide-ranging social commentary but NotW is just a really great adventure story with fantastic characterization and incredible depth, 10/10 would recommend
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this shit right here
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>>578744739
Yes, I liked this too. Second book was maybe better, maybe. Wise mans fear. Been waiting for the third....
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>>578744739
My nigga
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>>578744739
This

>book 3 when

You're killing me PFuss
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Chang'd me life.
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>>578744480
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>>578741168

amen /b/rotha
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Also try joe Abercrombie. I've read all his books and every single one of them is great.
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>>578742767

Whatever, he lucked out. There were a lot of shorts that paved the way. His random luck for guessing how shit would be with tech is autistic status.
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>>578745421
The Bloody Nine is a fucking monster. Love that dude. Also jab jab motherfucker.
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>>578744342
Thanks, will look for it.
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>>578735215

Loved Blood Music, this is similar but far more complex, dark, light and fkn mind-blowing.

I think Neal Stephenson and Alastair Reynolds are about the best sci-fi authors in the world right now, everything I've picked up by either of them has been quality.
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>>578735215
This book was written the day I was born
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>>578735215

I gave up on starting these threads, thanks OP, glad it hasn't been pruned.

>This, my absolute favorite Sci Fi books, if not my favorite book period.
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>>578745040
>>578745142

oh thank god I was worried people would be like "NO FAGGOT YOU CAN'T EVEN WRITE A THESIS ON THIS SHIT" which I think you probably can but whatever

Book 2 was also good, I felt like it was a little unfocused so I prefer the first, but Book 3's gonna be great. 2015, I hope.

Anybody read this yet? Pricey for such a short book but it's like, distilled Rothfuss. Wouldn't call it God Tier because it can't stand on its own but it's a weird sort of masterpiece.
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>>578736363
yeah great books
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>>578746184
has it really been that long?
fuck
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>>578745945
Have you read his last two? "Red country" and "The Heroes". Really good. Bloody nine comes back for red country....
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>>578745421
Bloody Nine is one of the best characters in fiction, period.
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>>578738351

Best gumshoe detective book I'll ever read
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>>578746209
Muh pleasure niggah, threads are shit these days.
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>>578743704
couldnt sleep for weeks.
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>>578745439
He didn't guess, actually. The truth is, most of the tech in the book is symbolic of the evolution of language and other literary stuff, but when Gibson wrote the book, he passed it on to a few friends... who happened to be working on a ton of tech stuff at the time.

William Gibson didn't "guess" how shit would be, people fucking used the terms he coined to name real-world stuff like "hardware" and "ports" and so on.

Not gonna argue that he lucked out, but there's some talent in there too.
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>>578744079

your criticism is dead-on; the protagonist is very forgettable, not passionate, and has no background or development.

Also, the language is terse and uninventive

But it's quietly moving, and festers a melancholic pathos in your soul, dragging you dutifully through a cold, abandoned world, where no one belongs any longer.

>>578739384
pic related, my fave Lovecraft
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>>578745157
That's a damn good book. Changed the way I perceive my place in the world.
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I'm sure I'll get mocked for this one.

Predictable, not high brow intellectual, but shit nigga, a fun fucking read. Only got through about half of all that are out, was getting a little old.
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>>578747496
i read all the drizzt comic books
fucking god tier
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck
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>>578747496

read em all, they ruled. Fuck tha haters.
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>>578747282
Same, and I was also reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse at the same time, I think the combination changed me in a way that there's no way going back now.
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Read this eons ago before any of the Game of Thrones. Great story. Actually a bunch of shorter stories he had in readers.
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>>578747496

that's all that matters anon

this isn't a no fun allowed thread


I loved reading Hawthorne Heights, although it's basically a soap opera
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>>578736363
Who's story was your favorite?
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>>578747496
Meh, it's alright. I wouldn't call anything Salvatore's written God-Tier by any means but he's got a good enough grasp on Fun Writing(TM) that I don't begrudge his popularity.

Would recommend Prince of Thorns instead to Salvatore fans. It's still Fantasy-Fantasy, and while it's sort of the exact opposite of Drizzt (instead of Good Member of Evil Society, it's Utter Fucking Bastard Member of Regular Human Society), it hits enough of the same notes but does a much better job. Vastly entertaining.
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Just finished this one. Great book, but not my fav of his. Usually ranked his best.
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>>578744739
This book had me hooked. I've never read a better book. This is my shit. It is the best. I cannot describe in words how good this series is. Fucking kvothe man... so much feel. Yes...... this is the one. Read this shit nigga. When i was in juvenile prison, the english instructor gave me a copy. It helped me out of a state of nothing. It actually helped me feel again after I chose to be numb for a ling fucking time. This is a fucking gemstone, I tell you. Why the fuck are you still reading this post. Go pirate this copy if you cant buy/borrow a copy at this very moment. I remember thinking that this author deserves unlimited oral sex from any women he so chooses to cast his magnificent gaze upon. My only regret to this day is that I am not a women. I love you Rothfy. But babe. Where is the third goddamned book at? Im sorryyyyy i didnt mean to yell at you Rothfy! Forgive me! I love youuuuuuu
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>>578748189

read all of the original Goosebumps series, all the way until the Series 2000, read a few of those

Also most of the choose-your-own-ending ones

fave: the ones with the fucking camera

props
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>>578735215
Anyone?
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>>578748714
Fuck yeah, I love Tolstoy.
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>>578748150
The wanderin' jew of course.
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>>578748473
Thanks anon. Added it to my list.

>this
Awesome fucking book, Would love to see a movie of it but they would butcher the ending too much to make it more hollywood.
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>>578735215
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>>578748925
Forgot pic
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fuck it, these are still hilarious
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>>578748852
Mah nigga. Favorite book?
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>>578748916
reading cosmos by sagan, fucking amazing
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>>578748881
This book made me a furry, I don't begrudge it one bit
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>>578748916
also this
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>>578740984
Bukowski is my shit
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>>578746585
I can also attest to that.
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>>578748496
My fav of his is actually The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
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Sure, you probably were forced to read it in school, but this book is god tier.

>>578749837
Ditto, my fav too.
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>>578744342
Goodnight Leseratte
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>>578749003
Your choice is excellent, my friend. The best hard scifi series ever
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>>578743867
>>578748484
FUCK, I keep getting reminded that I need to read this series
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>>578749982
I was the only person in school who loved reading it.
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>>578749983
Would you believe I've read all of them twice, even his unfinished one, "21."
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>>578749154
What Men Live By and other tales was amazing. The Cossacks is probably my favorite novel of his, although it's hard to for me to really have an unbiased opinion of War and Peace and Anna Karenina.

I haven't read anything of his that I didn't like though.
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Fucking love this book, best i have ever read.
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>>578748916
Pale Blue Dot and Cosmos are fucking sweet.
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>>578750843
I had a feeling after reading your other comments, lol. But I think I understand it. I couldn't put the Hornblower books down. Read them in English, though my native lang is German, learned alot too.
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I'm reading this right now; about halfway through VALIS currently.
I'm not sure I understand what's going on (and I definitely don't get most of the theological/philosophical references), but it's a fun read.
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>inb4 faggot furry
I am not a furry, but I stumbled across this little read while digging through the internet.
Very good read and worth the time to check it out
And OP, its science fiction, what's my score now? lel
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Not a piece of high brow literature, but fun and funny. Seems like it would appeal to the 4chan crowd.
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This is actually "god tier" to me in that it was probably one of the first books I can remember ever reading and influenced my imagination, opinion of sci-fi and even writing and art, to some extent, to this very day.

Read it in kindergarten.
Ordering a copy now on amazon to see how well, if at all, it will read as an adult.
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>>578751637
>what's my score now?

0, furfag.
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Please don't turn this thread into some BS god no god stuff. Regardless of what you may believe, this is a really interesting/cool/creepy book.
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>ctrl+f
>no Pterry
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>>578751915
Idk what to say because I'm actually not one, but whatever
gr8 b8 m8 I r8 420/8


Also 1984
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Laird Barron's stuff is good.
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