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Re: books to read
« Reply #270 on: January 20, 2010, 11:18:59 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.




+1 on Kafka.  Or any other Haruki Murakami book.

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« Reply #271 on: January 20, 2010, 12:10:34 PM »
this old retarded man who leaves home for the first time after speaking to some talking cats.



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« Reply #272 on: January 20, 2010, 01:23:32 PM »
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.




+1 on Kafka.  Or any other Haruki Murakami book.

i read metamorphosis and sort of gave up on kafka cause i didn't really like his writing style in that book. maybe one book isn't enough to form an opinion on him so what do you suggest of his?
it could just be that i read at least 2 bukowski articles where he calls kafka a phony. i might just be giving into buk hysteria
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« Reply #273 on: January 20, 2010, 01:28:15 PM »
Kafka on the Shore is a book by the writer Haruki Murakami.

If you want to read Kafka, check out some of his short stories.

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« Reply #274 on: January 20, 2010, 01:31:21 PM »
oppps  :-[
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Re: books to read
« Reply #275 on: January 20, 2010, 04:19:36 PM »
Currently reading The Road.
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« Reply #276 on: January 21, 2010, 12:02:05 PM »
going through some poems by bukowski. love his style. also kind of trying to read some john keats poetry but i'm not sure i get any idea of what he is trying to say.

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« Reply #277 on: January 21, 2010, 12:04:37 PM »
Currently reading The Road.

awesome book

I just started Stephan King's new novel "The Dome". It's pretty good so far but I've always been a Stephan King fan, I think I've read almost 100% of his books.

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« Reply #278 on: January 21, 2010, 12:29:16 PM »
Just read Beckett's Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnameable trilogy, really really great stuff.
Next is Ellison's Invisible Man
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« Reply #279 on: January 21, 2010, 01:06:20 PM »
Currently reading The Road.

finished this the other day and now half way through the zombie survival guide. up next is the rum diary.
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« Reply #280 on: January 21, 2010, 07:39:58 PM »
Currently reading The Road.

finished this the other day and now half way through the zombie survival guide. up next is the rum diary.

I've read my Zombie Survival Guide like 5 times.


I got this waiting back at me when I go back to work:

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« Reply #281 on: January 24, 2010, 06:05:31 PM »


it was good, i really like vonneguts style. reading the road now
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Re: books to read
« Reply #282 on: January 24, 2010, 09:14:45 PM »
for anyone who tolerates 4chan they just made a literature section that may or may not be overrun with twilight by the time you read this

http://boards.4chan.org/lit/

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Re: books to read
« Reply #284 on: January 30, 2010, 11:40:34 PM »
Finally reading The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov.  somehow it is even better than I was brought to believe.

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« Reply #285 on: January 30, 2010, 11:43:41 PM »


Reading this for school. It's not bad, but I definitely wouldn't pick it up for pleasure reading.

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« Reply #286 on: January 31, 2010, 06:05:35 AM »


Reading this for school. It's not bad, but I definitely wouldn't pick it up for pleasure reading.

Weird, I was JUST checking this out at the bookstore the other day. Why wouldn't you recommend it for pleasure reading?

I just finished The Dragons of Eden a week ago and I'm onto Cosmos now. I love Carl Sagan's style of writing. He really "paints a picture" in your mind with how descriptive he is. I'm really interested in the whole space exploration, evolution, astronomy stuff recently so if anyone has any recommendations let me know! Either way, I'm gonna read Pale Blue Dot next since it's the sequel to Cosmos. Can't wait!

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« Reply #287 on: January 31, 2010, 08:49:23 AM »
It's definitely interesting, but it's pretty hard to take in. I have to reread some sections more than once just to get the gist of what he's saying.

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« Reply #288 on: January 31, 2010, 08:56:29 AM »
It's definitely interesting, but it's pretty hard to take in. I have to reread some sections more than once just to get the gist of what he's saying.

Oh ok, well that's good to hear. I'll have to check it out then.
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« Reply #289 on: January 31, 2010, 09:03:50 AM »
I've been looking at Finnegans Wake for the past couple days, it is hard to read.
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« Reply #290 on: January 31, 2010, 09:19:18 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.




+1 on Kafka.  Or any other Haruki Murakami book.

Haven't read Kafka on the Shore but I really liked Murakami's short stories. When I read 'A Wild Sheep Chase', I felt the style was a bit too much for a full length novel. But in small doses I love him.

Because his short story collections, I now decided to try this:
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« Reply #291 on: January 31, 2010, 10:14:14 AM »
mens health ;D, catcher in the rye, are you my mother?, just watch movies (way more interesting,saves alot of time,)

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« Reply #292 on: January 31, 2010, 10:47:33 AM »
mens health ;D, catcher in the rye, are you my mother?, just watch movies(way more interesting,saves alot of time,)
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« Reply #293 on: January 31, 2010, 11:16:10 AM »
Finally reading The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov.  somehow it is even better than I was brought to believe.

Word. Such a good book.
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« Reply #294 on: January 31, 2010, 12:39:01 PM »
Finally reading The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov.  somehow it is even better than I was brought to believe.

Word. Such a good book.
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« Reply #295 on: January 31, 2010, 01:56:07 PM »


Reading this for school. It's not bad, but I definitely wouldn't pick it up for pleasure reading.

Weird, I was JUST checking this out at the bookstore the other day. Why wouldn't you recommend it for pleasure reading?

I just finished The Dragons of Eden a week ago and I'm onto Cosmos now. I love Carl Sagan's style of writing. He really "paints a picture" in your mind with how descriptive he is. I'm really interested in the whole space exploration, evolution, astronomy stuff recently so if anyone has any recommendations let me know! Either way, I'm gonna read Pale Blue Dot next since it's the sequel to Cosmos. Can't wait!



if your into evolution check out the ancestor's tale by dawkins. it goes through all the steps of evolution starting from humans and going all the way back to microbes. it's big though and takes some dedication but it will give you a complete picture   
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« Reply #296 on: January 31, 2010, 02:26:39 PM »
I've been looking at Finnegans Wake for the past couple days, it is hard to read.

I've been reading this off an on for four years and I'm still only 30% done. It's very exhausting to get anywhere in it. If you're serious about it though, you have to do some preliminary research, even if it's just Wikipedia shit. And look for this book: . It's very helpful. What's fun about "Finnegans Wake" though is eventually you fall into a pattern and actually begin to understand at least parts of it as if it's just a normal book.

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« Reply #297 on: January 31, 2010, 02:44:30 PM »
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.




+1 on Kafka.  Or any other Haruki Murakami book.

Haven't read Kafka on the Shore but I really liked Murakami's short stories. When I read 'A Wild Sheep Chase', I felt the style was a bit too much for a full length novel. But in small doses I love him.

Because his short story collections, I now decided to try this:

Give this a read, there's a story based just outside of the town I live in. It concerns a former jockey turned amateur subbuteo player.
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« Reply #298 on: January 31, 2010, 02:59:26 PM »
Finally reading The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov.  somehow it is even better than I was brought to believe.

Word. Such a good book.

I bought this a few years ago after seeing you mention it on here and now I always try and recommend it to as many people as possible. Beautiful imagery and probably the funniest piece of Russian literature I've read.

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« Reply #299 on: January 31, 2010, 08:24:53 PM »
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Reading this for school. It's not bad, but I definitely wouldn't pick it up for pleasure reading.

Weird, I was JUST checking this out at the bookstore the other day. Why wouldn't you recommend it for pleasure reading?

I just finished The Dragons of Eden a week ago and I'm onto Cosmos now. I love Carl Sagan's style of writing. He really "paints a picture" in your mind with how descriptive he is. I'm really interested in the whole space exploration, evolution, astronomy stuff recently so if anyone has any recommendations let me know! Either way, I'm gonna read Pale Blue Dot next since it's the sequel to Cosmos. Can't wait!

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if your into evolution check out the ancestor's tale by dawkins. it goes through all the steps of evolution starting from humans and going all the way back to microbes. it's big though and takes some dedication but it will give you a complete picture   

Cool, I'll definitely check it out. Thanks!
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