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Re: books to read
« Reply #330 on: February 10, 2010, 10:07:47 PM »
Started this last week.

I've been reading this all week too, it's going by a lot quicker than I remembered it last time but it's just as good.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #332 on: February 16, 2010, 08:22:58 AM »
Blood Meridean is one of my favorite books ever written.
I heard there's a tree full of dead babies. My professor said it's one of the most brutal books out.
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Re: books to read
« Reply #333 on: February 17, 2010, 08:31:48 AM »
This was just recommended to me.



Should I go for it?

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« Reply #334 on: February 17, 2010, 08:41:28 AM »
Of course.


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Burmese Days up next. Got it a last week for super cheap on ebay, couldn't pass it up.
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« Reply #335 on: February 17, 2010, 12:03:46 PM »
This was just recommended to me.



Should I go for it?

it's only one of the better books that you could choose to read. space travel, ww2, human zoos, and optometry. scope it and enjoy

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« Reply #336 on: February 17, 2010, 01:40:07 PM »
go for it. im reading hocus pocus right now
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« Reply #337 on: February 17, 2010, 03:11:44 PM »
This was just recommended to me.



Should I go for it?
Yes.

"What happens when a suicidal psychologist makes a death pact with a Zuni shaman? So begins The Looking Glass Man, a unique and enchanting novel about two men on a spiritual journey who struggle with the conflicts between spirit and flesh, and who, through the wisdom of the Looking Glass Man's extraordinary philosophy, teach each other the secrets of life and death in a world burdened by the weight of aggrandized culture."

Never heard of this author until some chick let me borrow this book. Google doesn't even turn up much about him but this book is worth reading.

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« Reply #338 on: February 17, 2010, 07:32:55 PM »
Blood Meridean is one of my favorite books ever written.
I heard there's a tree full of dead babies. My professor said it's one of the most brutal books out.

think im gettin this next

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Re: books to read
« Reply #339 on: February 18, 2010, 12:16:21 AM »
All Souls by Michael Macdonald - great but sad book about growing up in Southie in Boston


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« Reply #340 on: February 18, 2010, 09:07:33 AM »
Blood Meridean is one of my favorite books ever written.
I heard there's a tree full of dead babies. My professor said it's one of the most brutal books out.

think im gettin this next
Cormac McCarthy is so brutal in the best possible way. I loved No Country for Old Men.
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« Reply #341 on: February 18, 2010, 09:31:20 AM »
Blood Meridean is one of my favorite books ever written.
I heard there's a tree full of dead babies. My professor said it's one of the most brutal books out.

think im gettin this next
Cormac McCarthy is so brutal in the best possible way. I loved No Country for Old Men.
i loved the movie but i know that really doesnt mean anything when it comes to the book, but im definitely gonna check out McCarthy's work.
also this book was a really good read!!!!


havent read this yet but i figured it was worth having in my collection

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Re: books to read
« Reply #342 on: February 20, 2010, 01:05:56 PM »
went on a little shoppingspree today.. bought



and



To counteract the Bolano-binge, I got this



and this (heard it isn't all that good, but I still want to read it. R.I.P etc. etc...)



and this



Pretty much set for spring! Gotta figure out where to start, though.

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« Reply #343 on: February 20, 2010, 05:03:53 PM »
the doors of perception
metamorphosis
the doors of perception is great, i've never read brave new world but the rest of huxleys literature is outstanding

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« Reply #344 on: February 21, 2010, 11:59:39 AM »
the doors of perception
metamorphosis
the doors of perception is great, i've never read brave new world but the rest of huxleys literature is outstanding

I've only read Brave New World.  It's really good.  It's so ahead of it's time.  It seems like it could be written today while reading it.

I really wanna read Doors of Perception.

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« Reply #345 on: February 21, 2010, 03:44:41 PM »
the doors of perception
metamorphosis
the doors of perception is great, i've never read brave new world but the rest of huxleys literature is outstanding
this is the truth. huxley has not written single bad book. brave new world is great but not his best in my opinion. i read doors of perception & heaven and hell last summer and they blew my fucking mind. i think they might have actually changed the way i think. they also make you think about huxleys novels differently and for me opened a lot of new interesting ideas in them.

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« Reply #346 on: February 21, 2010, 04:14:48 PM »
the doors of perception
metamorphosis
the doors of perception is great, i've never read brave new world but the rest of huxleys literature is outstanding
this is the truth. huxley has not written single bad book. brave new world is great but not his best in my opinion. i read doors of perception & heaven and hell last summer and they blew my fucking mind. i think they might have actually changed the way i think. they also make you think about huxleys novels differently and for me opened a lot of new interesting ideas in them.
i'm still waiting to read heaven and hell. one of the great aspects of huxley's writing is that each sentence is meaningful and thought provoking. also he was very open minded for a time period full of taboos

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« Reply #347 on: February 21, 2010, 04:38:56 PM »
I've been trying to read Island, Huxley's counterpoint to Brave New World, when I have spare time. I'm only a few chapters in but it's very good so far. I'm definitely gonna take a look into the Doors of Perception after this book is done.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #348 on: February 22, 2010, 12:37:46 PM »




Really enjoyed this one. Recommended for sure.

Now onto this:


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« Reply #349 on: February 22, 2010, 12:57:55 PM »
this is the truth. huxley has not written single bad book. brave new world is great but not his best in my opinion. i read doors of perception & heaven and hell last summer and they blew my fucking mind. i think they might have actually changed the way i think. they also make you think about huxleys novels differently and for me opened a lot of new interesting ideas in them.

I couldn't finish the Island and After Many a Summer, simply got bored of them. On the other hand, Point Counter Point and ABNW were amazing. PCP (heh) was one of the few books which made me take a break to think about the questions and ideas it raised.
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« Reply #350 on: February 22, 2010, 02:27:37 PM »
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first book i've read by this guy, read it this morning in 2 hours. good read

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« Reply #351 on: February 22, 2010, 05:06:57 PM »
revisited slaughterhouse five last week, it flowed nicely into breakfast of champions (i forgot how hilarious it was)

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« Reply #352 on: February 22, 2010, 05:18:32 PM »
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« Reply #353 on: February 23, 2010, 08:07:08 PM »
and this



Pretty much set for spring! Gotta figure out where to start, though.

Child of God is so fucked up. Necro and pedaphilia......pretty enjoyable in a rather twisted way.

I'm reading the second in the Border Trilogy right now.

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« Reply #354 on: February 23, 2010, 08:47:55 PM »
and this



Pretty much set for spring! Gotta figure out where to start, though.

Child of God is so fucked up. Necro and pedaphilia......pretty enjoyable in a rather twisted way.

i saw an x-files episode where there was a necro-ped. is the necrophilia and pedophilia combined in this book? i hope its separate events cause there can only be one necro-ped (and x-files has claims to him) 
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Re: books to read
« Reply #355 on: February 23, 2010, 09:06:02 PM »
Found Fight Club in my locker today at work, forgot I had it, re-read it.
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« Reply #356 on: February 23, 2010, 09:50:26 PM »
and this



Pretty much set for spring! Gotta figure out where to start, though.

Child of God is so fucked up. Necro and pedaphilia......pretty enjoyable in a rather twisted way.

I'm reading the second in the Border Trilogy right now.

Extremely enojyable. So primative and perfect.

Im reading Naked Lunch by William S Burroughs... deffinitly not light reading. Really fucking twisted.
Also reading

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« Reply #357 on: February 23, 2010, 10:24:20 PM »
"Naked Lunch" is so fucking good though.

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« Reply #358 on: February 24, 2010, 03:07:57 AM »
i read the idiot a while ago. amazing as one would expect.

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« Reply #359 on: February 24, 2010, 06:58:16 AM »
"Naked Lunch" is so fucking good though.
So is Junky and The Soft Machine.
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