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Re: books to read
« Reply #300 on: January 31, 2010, 09:11:32 PM »
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« Reply #301 on: January 31, 2010, 09:26:12 PM »
Currently....
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury,Electroboy by Andy Behrman,The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan.

You guys should check out The New York Trilogy By Paul Aster and Danse Macabre By Stephen King. Danse Macabre is the shit because its a book about horror. Being a horror nerd i absolutely loved it. Much respect for King. A respect that i would like the rest of the world of give him. You know what im saying? hes more than just a genre writer, but bookstores must classify him under genre. i think its complete bullshit. The same sentiments go for Phillip K. Dick as well.

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« Reply #302 on: January 31, 2010, 09:46:04 PM »

First read this years and years ago. But I thought I'd post it up just outta respect for the man. Read it if you already haven't.

After re-reading this last summer, I saw lots of things in it that I missed the first time.

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« Reply #303 on: January 31, 2010, 09:50:37 PM »
^I've been wanting to reread that for a few days now, so bummed that my copy is at my parents house.

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« Reply #304 on: January 31, 2010, 09:58:17 PM »
i loved the part where holden is going on a rant about how women are into lame guys who just talk about how many miles per gallon their cars get. somethings never change...
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« Reply #305 on: February 01, 2010, 12:27:04 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.

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.

I was just happy because things so seldom exceed expectation but that book came out left field.

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« Reply #306 on: February 01, 2010, 03:33:18 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:

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.


Ok, have to keep my eyes open for that one as well. That title is awesome.

Also on the subject of books to read, I'm in love with everything Chuck Palahniuk has ever written (that I've gotten my hands on at least). There's just something in his style that really appeals to me. Can any one recommend something similar? I'm going to check out Bret Easton Ellis, because I've never even read or seen American Psycho and after reading Lunar Park I got a strong urge to read that.
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« Reply #307 on: February 01, 2010, 10:33:25 AM »
brett easton ellis is awesome, youll dig his shit if you like chuck palahniuk. david sedaris is pretty similar.

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« Reply #308 on: February 01, 2010, 02:03:06 PM »
brett easton ellis is awesome, youll dig his shit if you like chuck palahniuk. david sedaris is pretty similar.

???????????????  American Psycho, Fight Club and Santaland Diaries pretty similar? I guess they are all gay and writers though.

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« Reply #309 on: February 01, 2010, 02:10:26 PM »
Also, last three books

Great book about the western NC mountains in the early 1900's



RZA - pretty good but but a lot of crap in there as well



The Poisoner's Handbook - really good about the beginning of modern forensic science in New York, interesting and well written



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« Reply #310 on: February 01, 2010, 08:27:14 PM »

RZA - pretty good but but a lot of crap in there as well




I got about halfway through that but lost interest because of all the 5 percenter BS.

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« Reply #311 on: February 01, 2010, 08:33:47 PM »
i definitely recommend this book to everyone<br>
takes place in an asylum and this guy comes through and lifts everyones spirit, made me laugh so many times
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« Reply #312 on: February 01, 2010, 09:51:11 PM »
I rarely venture into classic slap and the one time I do it I find a guy getting his dick eaten by a dolphin.

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« Reply #313 on: February 01, 2010, 10:05:56 PM »

Good autobio on his life.

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« Reply #314 on: February 01, 2010, 10:21:11 PM »
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« Reply #315 on: February 02, 2010, 10:47:13 PM »
Just got this from the school.
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I heard that it's similar to 1984.

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« Reply #316 on: February 03, 2010, 07:42:54 PM »
fucking recommended


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« Reply #317 on: February 03, 2010, 07:47:44 PM »
stoked, got this for $32


its got animal farm, burmese days, a clergyman's daughter, coming up for air, keep the aspidistra flying and nineteen eighty-four
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« Reply #318 on: February 03, 2010, 07:52:44 PM »
Re-reading the Grapes of Wrath. People really lose sight of how good this book is because of its length and its attention to detail.
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« Reply #319 on: February 03, 2010, 08:40:37 PM »
fucking recommended



I really want to read this. I'm a big fan of de Sade, so I figured that I might as well read the other half of S & M. This book is definitely on my short list of books to read (and yes, I also have a long list).

Just got this from the school.
<img src="http://theatlassociety.org/gifs/anthem-audio.jpg">
I heard that it's similar to 1984.

I don't know if it's like 1984, but I hate Ayn Rand. She's a shitty pseudo-philosopher that crams her beliefs into novels. A good friend of mine is (was?) an objectivist and another one of my friends talked about how great the plot to "Atlas Shrugged" is and how Rand is a good writer. I haven't read an entire book of hers so I do not have a truly legitimate opinion, but from the parts I have read, she doesn't seem to be anything special. Part of me wants to give her a fair try, but another part of me also never wants to read any of her books just to spite my buddy.

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« Reply #320 on: February 03, 2010, 09:10:07 PM »
Re-reading the Grapes of Wrath. People really lose sight of how good this book is because of its length and its attention to detail.

steinbeck was a great writer.

in dubious battle is one of my favorite books.

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« Reply #321 on: February 04, 2010, 01:24:50 AM »
stoked, got this for $32


its got animal farm, burmese days, a clergyman's daughter, coming up for air, keep the aspidistra flying and nineteen eighty-four
that's nice! i've read burmese days and coming up for air besides the obvious 1984 and they are all really really good. one of my favorite authors for sure.

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« Reply #322 on: February 10, 2010, 01:54:11 PM »
i gotta do some project in a class that involves reading a 'self improvment' book.. anyone got any ideas?
something like the wealthy barber or the road less travelled i guess

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Re: books to read
« Reply #323 on: February 10, 2010, 02:01:28 PM »
stoked, got this for $32


its got animal farm, burmese days, a clergyman's daughter, coming up for air, keep the aspidistra flying and nineteen eighty-four
that's nice! i've read burmese days and coming up for air besides the obvious 1984 and they are all really really good. one of my favorite authors for sure.
I've wanted to read burmese days for a while now, and have often times just about got it.
Next books to read are:


Also, anyone else read Conrad's Secret Agent?
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« Reply #324 on: February 10, 2010, 07:19:18 PM »
Started this last week.

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« Reply #325 on: February 10, 2010, 07:23:47 PM »
Blood Meridean is one of my favorite books ever written.

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« Reply #326 on: February 10, 2010, 07:26:30 PM »
I need a new book to read, I reread The Road yesterday at work, any suggestions?
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« Reply #327 on: February 10, 2010, 07:50:11 PM »
^
catch-22
takes a while to get use to the non-chronological format, but i loved it
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« Reply #328 on: February 10, 2010, 08:08:42 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grand_Inquisitor

Book 5 from The Brothers Karamazov. Really pessimistic way to view God but so fucking good.

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« Reply #329 on: February 10, 2010, 09:24:33 PM »
^
catch-22
takes a while to get use to the non-chronological format, but i loved it

thanks man, I'm going to my dad's this weekend, he'll most likely have it.
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