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Re: books to read
« Reply #240 on: January 07, 2010, 10:47:34 AM »
Just started reading this last night.  I never got around to seeing the movie and I'm actually glad now.


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« Reply #241 on: January 07, 2010, 10:53:10 AM »
i cant read worth shit
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« Reply #242 on: January 07, 2010, 01:24:10 PM »
Jack Kerouac is a damn good writer and this book is just so interesting and real. It's filled with the awesome adventure of literally making up his road trip to where he can be taken to, seeing friends on the way that have such a magnificent personality that make you want to look for those kind of people in life. The character, Sal, is just living and doing something so grand that a lot of us may never get to experience. Damn good writing that is a great master piece, yet simple for people who have a hard time with reading. Try it before you buy it.

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« Reply #243 on: January 07, 2010, 01:32:52 PM »
^ get "one quick move or i'm gone" on dvd from netflix. cool doc about kerouac after On The Road, when he was writing his next one, Big Sur.
just wrapped up Blood Meridian by cormac mccarthy. pretty incredible. no country for old men, the road, all the pretty horses and blood meridian all back to back over the last few months. interesting writing style that guy has.

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« Reply #244 on: January 07, 2010, 01:41:50 PM »
mccarthy just seems like a cool guy. he signed like 250 copies of the road and boxed them up and has them locked away so when his kid turns 18, he can sell them and use the money to do whatever he wants with it. those are the only signed copies in existence.

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« Reply #245 on: January 07, 2010, 01:44:32 PM »


This books amazing. About a traveling bad-ass Dog who hitchhikes and be-friends all he crosses (unless there douche-bags). Has the smelliest toots ever too.

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« Reply #246 on: January 07, 2010, 02:06:57 PM »
^ get "one quick move or i'm gone" on dvd from netflix. cool doc about kerouac after On The Road, when he was writing his next one, Big Sur.
just wrapped up Blood Meridian by cormac mccarthy. pretty incredible. no country for old men, the road, all the pretty horses and blood meridian all back to back over the last few months. interesting writing style that guy has.

I read Blood Meridian for the second time a few months ago. I've read All the Pretty Horses and the two books after it, Suttree, The Road and a few other books by him. I think some symbolism stuff probably goes over my head, but I really like Cormac McCarthy.

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« Reply #247 on: January 07, 2010, 02:18:43 PM »
Right now I am reading Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne. It's about his traveling to various cities to perform music or do art installation and his observations on life and culture. It's interesting, but it's not like a book that I pick up and can't put down. it's slow going.

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« Reply #248 on: January 07, 2010, 02:29:08 PM »
Right now I am reading Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne. It's about his traveling to various cities to perform music or do art installation and his observations on life and culture. It's interesting, but it's not like a book that I pick up and can't put down. it's slow going.


that sounds kinda cool. i was reading the art and zen of motorcycle repair and it was that way. it was so slow going that i put it down for a little while and im now reading hells angels. next is the road.

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« Reply #249 on: January 07, 2010, 02:50:46 PM »
I just finished the latest Stephen King book, Under the Dome.  It was alright...pretty long at 1070 pages.  I was pissed at the lexicon of the skateboarder character. 

Currently reading The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill.  It was released under a different name in the US(Someone Know My Name?).  It is really, really good.  I recommend it.

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« Reply #250 on: January 07, 2010, 02:52:17 PM »
Right now I am reading Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne. It's about his traveling to various cities to perform music or do art installation and his observations on life and culture. It's interesting, but it's not like a book that I pick up and can't put down. it's slow going.


that sounds kinda cool. i was reading the art and zen of motorcycle repair and it was that way. it was so slow going that i put it down for a little while and im now reading hells angels. next is the road.

Hells Angels by Hunter S. Thompson? You should follow that up with Hells Angel by Sonny Barger, the Ex-President of the Angel's life story.

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« Reply #251 on: January 07, 2010, 05:33:52 PM »
Im on the last book in the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz
Really good books

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« Reply #252 on: January 07, 2010, 05:41:15 PM »
Ripping through Factotum right now. First Bukowski I have read and I really do love it. I am peeling through the pages faster than anything I have read.

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« Reply #253 on: January 07, 2010, 06:50:59 PM »
Ripping through Factotum right now. First Bukowski I have read and I really do love it. I am peeling through the pages faster than anything I have read.
I've yet to read the novel, but I have seen the film which some good, I think some HBO type channel released it.

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« Reply #254 on: January 07, 2010, 09:10:19 PM »
mccarthy just seems like a cool guy. he signed like 250 copies of the road and boxed them up and has them locked away so when his kid turns 18, he can sell them and use the money to do whatever he wants with it. those are the only signed copies in existence.

read that about the signed copies too. wonder how much they'll go for... definitely further than i can throw my wallet.

^ get "one quick move or i'm gone" on dvd from netflix. cool doc about kerouac after On The Road, when he was writing his next one, Big Sur.
just wrapped up Blood Meridian by cormac mccarthy. pretty incredible. no country for old men, the road, all the pretty horses and blood meridian all back to back over the last few months. interesting writing style that guy has.

I read Blood Meridian for the second time a few months ago. I've read All the Pretty Horses and the two books after it, Suttree, The Road and a few other books by him. I think some symbolism stuff probably goes over my head, but I really like Cormac McCarthy.

how was suttree? i just got a copy but am not quite as psyched to start it for some reason. maybe burn out point.

Right now I am reading Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne. It's about his traveling to various cities to perform music or do art installation and his observations on life and culture. It's interesting, but it's not like a book that I pick up and can't put down. it's slow going.


that sounds kinda cool. i was reading the art and zen of motorcycle repair and it was that way. it was so slow going that i put it down for a little while and im now reading hells angels. next is the road.

Hells Angels by Hunter S. Thompson? You should follow that up with Hells Angel by Sonny Barger, the Ex-President of the Angel's life story.

we ran an interview with sonny barger in SLAP like five years back, had to get a letter signed by his attorney before we could run it. gnarly. i heard his attorney was burned over his entire body except his neck and face... but yeah, barger is raw.

Ripping through Factotum right now. First Bukowski I have read and I really do love it. I am peeling through the pages faster than anything I have read.

as played as buk is in skate circles, he is genuinely awesome. even if you don't like poetry, check some of his out. Love Is A Dog From Hell is great. and if you can find it there are some cool videos of him speaking/reading which are pretty entertaining.

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« Reply #255 on: January 08, 2010, 12:14:10 PM »
Right now I am reading Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne. It's about his traveling to various cities to perform music or do art installation and his observations on life and culture. It's interesting, but it's not like a book that I pick up and can't put down. it's slow going.


that sounds kinda cool. i was reading the art and zen of motorcycle repair and it was that way. it was so slow going that i put it down for a little while and im now reading hells angels. next is the road.

Hells Angels by Hunter S. Thompson? You should follow that up with Hells Angel by Sonny Barger, the Ex-President of the Angel's life story.

fuck yea i gotta find that. whiteley is there any way of finding that slap interview with barger online?

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« Reply #256 on: January 08, 2010, 12:16:18 PM »
it doesn't exist online, at least at this point. at some point we could try to dig it up out of the archives and scan it or something, but... we'll see.

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« Reply #257 on: January 08, 2010, 12:28:39 PM »
ah no worries. do you remember what issue it was in?

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« Reply #258 on: January 08, 2010, 01:39:26 PM »
I get burnt on Cormac McCarthy, too. After a Cormac McCarthy book, I need to read something lighter and easier. There's parts where I get lost. There's always a point in his books where some old person starts telling a long drawn story that is like 10 pages long. I think this is the part that must have some kind of meaning, but I am too dense to get it.  Sometimes at the beginning of the book it takes while to figure out exactly who the characters are.

Suttree was good, It's just about a dude that fishes and drinks.
Child of God is a kinda gnarly book on an Ed Gein like dude.
After All the Pretty Horses there is The Crossing, which is good, the Cities on the Plain, which I felt was the weakest of the trilogy.

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« Reply #259 on: January 08, 2010, 01:43:19 PM »
I read this for like the 5th time....



It's about a Jewish boy orphaned in Poland during WWII. He survives going village to village and being abused by the people who take him in. If you're into the violence and gnarliness of Blood Meridian, than you will like this one. I learned about it from a Dave Carnie reading list from an old Big Brother.

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« Reply #260 on: January 18, 2010, 05:29:35 PM »
i'm looking for a couple good books for the rest of this winter, any recommendations on novels involving travel experiences, travels with charlie and open road look quite good but anything else?

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« Reply #261 on: January 18, 2010, 06:08:13 PM »
chuck palahniuk is the best writer i've come across in a long time. In the past 2 weeks i've read Rant, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and
Choke.

they'll blow your mind

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« Reply #262 on: January 18, 2010, 06:16:41 PM »
chuck palahniuk is the best writer i've come across in a long time. In the past 2 weeks i've read Rant, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and
Choke.

they'll blow your mind

im reading pygmy right now. its hard to read because he writes it as a thirteen year old indoctrinated militant child but some of the views on midwest american life are funny. i would suggest haunted though, its my second favorite book by him (after fight club of course) 
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« Reply #263 on: January 18, 2010, 06:18:25 PM »



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« Reply #264 on: January 18, 2010, 06:20:58 PM »


thank you for the recommendation zombie thread, love this book

 

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« Reply #265 on: January 18, 2010, 06:29:53 PM »
chuck palahniuk is the best writer i've come across in a long time. In the past 2 weeks i've read Rant, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and
Choke.

they'll blow your mind

im reading pygmy right now. its hard to read because he writes it as a thirteen year old indoctrinated militant child but some of the views on midwest american life are funny. i would suggest haunted though, its my second favorite book by him (after fight club of course) 

i'm all about Rant, so far. My buddy has been letting me borrow the books and Haunted is on loan to someone else right now.

I started Invisible Monsters when i got out of work last night and finished it this morning. The whole idea of Shannon McFarland blowing her own face off was excellent.

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« Reply #266 on: January 20, 2010, 10:25:31 AM »
i'm looking for a couple good books for the rest of this winter, any recommendations on novels involving travel experiences, travels with charlie and open road look quite good but anything else?

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles may be of interest.

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« Reply #267 on: January 20, 2010, 10:59:44 AM »





in the middle of tropic of cancer right now. dude's got grit. "I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive."

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« Reply #268 on: January 20, 2010, 11:00:36 AM »
reading this right now actually

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« Reply #269 on: January 20, 2010, 11:01:31 AM »
Travel experiences?

The ones that come to mind immediately are Kafka on the shore and On the Road.

Kafka on the shore is about this kid (who calls himself Kafka) running away from home and this old retarded man who leaves home for the first time after speaking to some talking cats.