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Re: books to read
« Reply #120 on: October 08, 2009, 12:46:54 PM »
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Re: books to read
« Reply #121 on: October 08, 2009, 01:05:51 PM »





This is a link to Murakami's second novel, which was never released outside of Japan:
http://www.betz.lu/media/users/charel/pinball1973.pdf

Dude's new book should be out next year some time.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #122 on: October 08, 2009, 03:30:49 PM »
you guys know vonnegut's second posthumous book is coming out sometime later this month right? i think it's like october 20th and it's called "look at the birdie." i'm so excited for that and the new, posthumous nabokov book which comes out in november.

personally, i'm about 100 pages away from finally finish gravity's rainbow. then i'm gonna start on re-reading "a portrait of the artist as a young man" by joyce. i figure i might as well reread it and see what i get/missed the first time after having read "ulysses." and hopefully i'll get "hocus pocus" by vonnegut out of the way on the plane ride home from vienna in december. i miss reading vonnegut, although i finally got a copy of "happy birthday, wanda june!" from a used bookstore in utrecht this summer and read it in about 2 hours one night and it was one of my favorite nights i had that summer.

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« Reply #123 on: October 08, 2009, 03:37:02 PM »
^ yes to "a portrait of the artist as a young man" and "dubliners

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Re: books to read
« Reply #124 on: October 08, 2009, 04:23:43 PM »
currently reading camus. its good stuff.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #125 on: October 08, 2009, 04:51:23 PM »

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Re: books to read
« Reply #126 on: October 08, 2009, 04:56:27 PM »
i don't know if it's been mentioned, but i'm reading drop city currently and it is very good.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #127 on: October 08, 2009, 05:24:02 PM »
currently reading camus. its good stuff.
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Re: books to read
« Reply #128 on: October 08, 2009, 06:01:53 PM »


Pretty good so far, though I dont really have much time to read for pleasure.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #129 on: October 08, 2009, 07:26:07 PM »
currently reading camus. its good stuff.
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naw right now im reading the fall, but thats comin up.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #130 on: October 08, 2009, 07:53:59 PM »

a good read


for shock factor.

kinda cliche choices, but george orwell's 1984 and bukowski's women are both really good reads.

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« Reply #131 on: October 08, 2009, 08:09:06 PM »


Pretty good so far, though I dont really have much time to read for pleasure.

What is this?  That cover looks interesting.

I've been re-reading this book of short stories by HP Lovecraft.  I like that they are short so I can finish them in one sitting and not pick up the book again for a week and be lost, plus he is one of my favorite authors.  After re-reading Blood Meridean by Cormac McCarthy for the thousandth time I think I need to re-read The Road because I heard it is going to be released as a movie soon.  McCarthy's books are raw as fuck.  Anything that involves dudes making sulfur out of piss and ash, scalping motherfuckers, and kicking it by a tree decorated in dead infants is pretty ruthless.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #132 on: October 08, 2009, 08:33:30 PM »
Fivepart novel about three literature scholars, a city in mexico with a history of hundreds of abducted women, etc. Written by the same guy who wrote The Savage Detectives.

 Haven┤t read much of it yet, but it seems good so far. Got it recommended by a guy who knows his stuff.

Blood Meridian is insane, read it this summer. Borderline snuff at times! Wonder if Oprah would have let him get on the show if she┤d read that instead of The Road...



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Re: books to read
« Reply #133 on: October 08, 2009, 10:54:47 PM »
About to start: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. I heard an interview with her on NPR the other night and now I am curious to read her stuff.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #134 on: October 08, 2009, 11:11:00 PM »


Finally got around to reading Ayn Rand. I'm like 900 pages in and don't want it to end. She truly had a gift. This book is inspiring.



This is the back cover of The Philosopher and the Wolf. It's about a philosophy professor/drunk and his pet wolf he had for like ten years. An amazing read, especially if you like animals more than you like people. This book inspires you to kill.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #135 on: October 10, 2009, 11:44:33 PM »


Finally got around to reading Ayn Rand. I'm like 900 pages in and don't want it to end. She truly had a gift. This book is inspiring.


Be careful of this one, her propaganda is powerful. You'll turn into a right wing nut and start stockpiling weapons, in preparation to secede from a society you perceive to be spineless and crumbling. At least for a little while.







just finished this, pretty good (the movie has got nothing on the book).  its funny to know that males elsewhere have the same sort of dysfunctional relationships and fears of commitment/contentment




there's a bit of sci-fi over the last few pages, if you're interested in the genre this is a must read:









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Re: books to read
« Reply #136 on: October 11, 2009, 12:20:20 AM »

kinda cliche choices, but george orwell's 1984 and bukowski's women are both really good reads.

i love orwell's work. I've only read excerpts of bukowski's stuff, very strabge. Sadly im not as big of a reader as i wished, its hard to get me into books


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Re: books to read
« Reply #137 on: October 11, 2009, 08:10:03 AM »
cold and rainy outside.  good day to read.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #138 on: October 11, 2009, 09:52:17 AM »

kinda cliche choices, but george orwell's 1984 and bukowski's women are both really good reads.

i love orwell's work. I've only read excerpts of bukowski's stuff, very strabge. Sadly im not as big of a reader as i wished, its hard to get me into books

i really didnt like 1984. the way it was written just bore me to hell, i stopped reading about 2/3. though all the analogies of nazi germany were kind of interesting
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Re: books to read
« Reply #139 on: October 11, 2009, 10:10:25 AM »
I just finished Frankenstein.  So much different from the pop culture idea of Frankenstein everybody grows up knowing about.  It was a really good read.

1984 blew me away when I read it a few years ago.  I still consider it my favorite book.  But I also grew up in a very strict religious family where we were not allowed to question anything.  It touched me on a more personal level I suppose. 

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« Reply #140 on: October 11, 2009, 11:58:13 AM »

kinda cliche choices, but george orwell's 1984 and bukowski's women are both really good reads.

i love orwell's work. I've only read excerpts of bukowski's stuff, very strabge. Sadly im not as big of a reader as i wished, its hard to get me into books

read bukowski then. his books were made for that type
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Re: books to read
« Reply #141 on: October 11, 2009, 05:36:44 PM »

this book has me fucked up in all kinds of ways. he breaks down how people are controlled by images and words, among other things

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Re: books to read
« Reply #142 on: October 11, 2009, 08:22:41 PM »


Pretty good so far, though I dont really have much time to read for pleasure.

read this over the summer. so good. the book of amilfitano is my favorite. the crazy thing is that this book gets so much hype for covering the murders in juarez yet when you get to the part about the murders it's basically a laundry list and feels very clinical. awesome read.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #143 on: October 11, 2009, 09:05:20 PM »

kinda cliche choices, but george orwell's 1984 and bukowski's women are both really good reads.

i love orwell's work. I've only read excerpts of bukowski's stuff, very strabge. Sadly im not as big of a reader as i wished, its hard to get me into books

read bukowski then. his books were made for that type

ive read a few passages here and there online, i enjoyed em pretty good. i may have to look into snatching a few books.


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Re: books to read
« Reply #144 on: October 13, 2009, 04:02:16 AM »






just some of my favorite books/short story compilations
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« Reply #146 on: October 13, 2009, 05:37:35 AM »
I fully back the Haruki Murakami recommendations.  Wind-up Bird Chronicle is my fav., but most of his novels are better than average. 


Michael Chabon-The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.  This won the Pulitzer in 2001.  Big book, but worth the read.


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Re: books to read
« Reply #147 on: October 13, 2009, 06:30:09 AM »
Just read this:


Really good.

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« Reply #148 on: October 13, 2009, 08:02:33 AM »

this book has me fucked up in all kinds of ways. he breaks down how people are controlled by images and words, among other things

burroughs is awesome. i went on a big kick reading him after i read "naked lunch" in high school.

and aleksander-you like ayn rand? i've never gotten around to reading any of her stuff all the way through (and frankly, i don't really want to), and yeah, she has a talent for plotlines but all of the excerpts i have read of hers have been mediocre at best. maybe i just need to sit down and try to read "atlas shrugged" or "the fountainhead" though.

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« Reply #149 on: October 13, 2009, 08:23:01 AM »
I didn't go through this whole thread yet, but here's a few I read this summer that I would recommend