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Kylinn
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

honalululand wrote:
Kylinn wrote:
You read the book. It is a fantasy novel involving a werecoyote car mechanic who has two werewolf boyfriends vying for her attention.

...Is this actually based on anything? It just seems so... I don't know.

Patricia Briggs' Mercedes Thompson series (To be fair, it's a lot better than I made it sound. And I left out all the plot except the side story.)

Edit: actually, all of my suggestions except "the book reads you" are based on real books.

Edit 2: yes, even this one.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "book reads you" should be:

The book reads you. It's about Soviet Russia.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kylinn wrote:

Edit 2: yes, even this one.


I have that! Note - don't actually try to read it to small children. It just confuses them.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ezekiel wrote:
Kylinn wrote:

Edit 2: yes, even this one.

I have that! Note - don't actually try to read it to small children. It just confuses them.

I think of it as a prop to go along with "Thud". Though I did donate a copy to my local library.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jenx wrote:
Is the last one supposed to be harry potter?

I was going for Skulduggery Pleasant, but that works too.

honalululand wrote:
You read the book. It is a satirical essay proposing a solution to the problems of poverty and overpopulation.

Love the Swift!


You read the book:

It seems, at first, to be a dictionary - then you read on and realise the definitions are all viciously satirical. You chuckle.

It is about a trip around Australia. The writer has some very strange experiences.

It seems to be a sourcebook for some kind of drinking/gambling/roleplaying game. The writer has a hard time sticking to the subject at hand.

It is an extended musing on the nature of magic in primitive societies. It might be very compelling if it gave slightly more evidence.

It is a selection of cocktail recipes, the names for which are mostly obscure references to film or literature.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As perhaps the only librarian in bobwar, I've taken it upon myself to make literary culture in the game as interesting as possible...See how many you recognize




Mundane:
- You read the book. It is a guide to extraterrestrials in popular science fiction.
- You read the book. It is a simple introduction to complexity theory.
- You read the book. It is a straightforward guide to optics and electronics experiments. The diagrams are very easy to follow.
- You read the book. It is an anthology of children's literature, with brightly colored illustrations.
- You read the book. It is a series of scholarly articles on an obscure historical figure.
- You read the book. It is a thought provoking look at the stranger side of economics, and is much more interesting than you expected.
- You read the book. It is an attempt to explain the rise and fall of several primitive societies. Though informative, you find the author's conclusions a bit off.
- You read the book. It is a seven hundred page fictional account of V-2 rocket experiments during World War Two. It is entirely in rambling, stream of consciousness narration.
- You read the book. It is an examination of how mass media has made today's television audience smarter than earlier generations.
- You read the book. It is a collection of science fiction short stories. They've done a good job: your favorite one is in there.
- You read the book. It contains simplified cross sections of seacraft from World War Two.
- You read the book. It is a thrilling tale of political intrigue and romance set during the Enlightenment.
- You read the book. It is labeled as fiction, but clearly a just vehicle for the author's philosophical ideas.
- You read the book. It is a fictionalize fundamentalist christian account of the end of days.
- You read the book. It is a guide to performing chemical magic tricks.
- You read the book. It is a psychology textbook, but someone has scribbled literature notes in the margins.
- You read the book. It is a children's Earth Science textbook. Most of the labs involve pouring water through sand.
- You read the book. It is a novelization of a popular science fiction movie.
- You read the book. It is a story about two twins set back to the days before Noah's Ark.
- You read the book. It is a brief dissertation on why the author is not a Christian.
- You read the book. It is a reprint of an ancient philosophy dialog. The introduction contains some interesting ideas on politics.
- You read the book. It is written by a German Mystic, and relates the location of Atlantis.


Angelic:
- You read the book. There are no words, but the pictures are so sublime and beautiful they almost move you to tears.
- You read the book. It is a metaphysical dissertation on the identity of the prime mover.
- You read the book. It appears to be an advanced textbook on healing magic.
- You read the book. It is an unbelievably precise record of angelic princes and military leaders.
- You read the book. It is a parchment scroll that laments the destruction of an entire plane.
- You read the book. It is a collection of golden plates that detail the rebellion in Elysium.
- You read the book. It is an enormous text containing lengthy discussions of philosophy interspersed with dialogs on celestial magic.
- You read the book. It is a collection of angelic poetry on the beauty of flight. It fills you with great happiness.
- You read the book. The pages are blank, but afterward, you feel that you have learned something you should have always known.

Demonic:
- You read the book. It is written on human skin, and details physical and psychological torture techniques.
- You read the book. It is a slim volume that relates mathematical truths capable of destroying the universe.
- you read the book. It is a thousand-page volume that details the birth of deformed god.
- You read the book. It is a guide to several profane languages spoken in the infernal relms.
- You read the book. It is an account of the most horrific crimes in history. The pages scream as you turn them.
- You read the book. It is a collection of rusted iron plaques detailing the campaigns of an infernal monarch.
- You read the book. It is a collection of forbidden spells, and is written in human blood.
- You read the book. It is a record of those souls doomed to spend an eternity in hell.
- You read the book. The pages are blank, but afterward, you feel that you have learned something you shouldn't have.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You read the book:

and are left wondering "what the heck was that?"

It's a strategy guide, for a popular video game.

It's about a society where everyone has letters and numbers for names, and must have perfect conformity.

It's about a future where corporations have replaced the government.

It's about a woman who has lots and lots of sex.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You read the book. You think it's an instruction manual. Unfortunately it appears to have been badly translated from it's original language into several subsequent ones before being translated into one you understand so you can't make heads or tails of it.

You read the book. It purports to be the 'true' biography of a rather famous President who apparently had a side job slaying the undead.

You read the book. It's a phone book. It was surprisingly compelling.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You read the book. It appears to be a fictional account of the author's journey through Hell, with a famous poet acting as his guide and protector.

You read the book. However, you cannot recall its contents once you are finished, and feel a strong urge to destroy or otherwise separate yourself from it. Needless to say, you are reluctant to reread it.

You read the book. It is about a protagonist trained to lead a war against insectoid aliens. You learn that the enemy's gate is down.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You read the book. As you read it, it crumbles into dust, causing you to ponder your own mortality.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You read the book. When you put it down, you see that blood is seeping from the bindings.

You read the book. When you're finished, you realize that it is written in a language you have never seen before.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You read the book. It tells the story of a plague that wipes out 99% of the Earth's population, and the war that follows.

You read the book. It explains the author's theory that the Nephilim from the Bible were actually aliens.

You read the book. It outlines several methods of brewing beer, and provides many recipes.

You read the book. It's a guide to "Kaos Magick," whatever that is.

You read the book. It's a graduate textbook on Topology. Your head hurts.

You read the book. It's a collection of several stories set in a world where the Black Plague completely wiped out Europe.

You read the book. The narrator is unsure whether she's uncovered a conspiracy relating to an underground postal service, or whether she's going mad.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You read the book. It is a collection of malign rites to bind a daemon into a human, or humanoid, host. It goes into great detail about how to ensure the daemon does not escape during the ceremony.

You read the book. It is a religious treatise on the existence of a divine power. It advocates the purging of those who do not convert to the worship of this power.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You read the book. It's a humongous novel about cryptography, gold, digital currency, pipe organs and the proper method of eating cereal.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You read a book. None of it made any sense, but you feel enlightened none the less.

You read a book. It's about communicating through pure emotion.

You read a book. You realize how profitable it is to sell a book on how to be wealthy.

You read a book. It is a scientific encyclopedia. The Aardvark is your favourite animal.
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