You're all a bunch of writer-types, right? That means you're probably reading at least one book just now (and if you're not, step it up cos you should be). So, let's hear about it. What books are you reading just now? To start shit off, I'm on... 'High Rise', by J. G. Ballard - I'd heard great things about this thing, and with the movie adaption starring Tom Hiddleston coming out soon I figured I should check it out. At about the halfway mark, I can definitely say that this is my kinda book. Dystopian satire of class structure, with the occupants of an uber-modern high rise apartment block slowly retreating from the outside world as their society within the high rise devolves into a tribalistic culture divided by social class. I'm getting a faint ring of Silent Hill 2 from it, as well; the high rise is almost implied to be an entity in and of itself, twisting and manipulating the residents. 'The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich', by William Shirer - My knowledge of World War Two and the build up to it is mostly centered on Britain (since that's where I'm from) and Russia (since that's what I focused a lot of my Masters on), so its somewhat lacking on the German front. I've been trying to bridge this gap, starting with this book here. It's pop history; Shirer was a journalist rather than a professional historian and it shows in his writing, but he's extremely readable and has clearly done his research. Some of his views are a bit... dated to put it nicely (his views on homosexuals are pretty fucking reprehensible, and he should have kept them out of his book for the sake of professionalism if nothing else), but if you factor in the limitations of the book its a good launching point for some studiousness. That's me, what about yourselves? Debates will result in me banning you from General Chat forever.