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« Reply #390 on: March 08, 2010, 12:45:56 PM »
i thought I would recommend what are pretty much my favourite books to read ever. 

Basically, the Adrian Mole Chronicles.  They are the fictional diaries of a young man growing up in the midlands in the UK
starting in the early 80's when he is 13 3/4 and ending (so far around 40) with prostate cancer.  Funniest best books ever, depending
on how you buy them there are about 10 but they have been combined in various forms.  here is a chart from wikipedia


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« Reply #391 on: March 08, 2010, 01:11:07 PM »
Fuck yes! The first two are the definitive books of my late pre-teen years. Almost every diary entry is a gem, and so many unforgettable characters.

I've only read True Confessions* and watched the Cappucino Years but those first two books were seriously special and captured the 80's for me along with being some of the funniest I've ever read.


*The Margaret Thatcher childhood diary excerpts are hilarious as well...
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« Reply #392 on: March 08, 2010, 02:38:28 PM »
Fuck yes! The first two are the definitive books of my late pre-teen years. Almost every diary entry is a gem, and so many unforgettable characters.

I've only read True Confessions* and watched the Cappucino Years but those first two books were seriously special and captured the 80's for me along with being some of the funniest I've ever read.


*The Margaret Thatcher childhood diary excerpts are hilarious as well...

The last two, Weapons of Mass Destruction and The Prostate Years are really good too.  I don't know how she writes that character
so well.  I have reread all of them multiple times.  Ah, Nigel, Pandora and Barry Kent

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« Reply #393 on: March 08, 2010, 05:22:58 PM »
^ a friend of mine is reading eating animals right now and really likes it a lot.shes gonna give it to me after shes done and also let me borrow this...

i actually like everything is illuminated a bit more, but all his work is super good!!!



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« Reply #394 on: March 08, 2010, 06:47:53 PM »
it seems like all i ever do anymore is read so ill get around to reading everything is illuminated eventually.

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« Reply #395 on: March 08, 2010, 10:04:23 PM »
maybe im not sophisticated or maybe i gave up too early on, but as i read into everything is illuminated i found it so hard to follow and so uninteresting i just put it away...
anyway currently hocus pocus
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« Reply #396 on: March 09, 2010, 02:03:06 PM »
loved hocus pocus. i read this last:

i wouldn't suggest reading it. it's too much of a timely novel and there are better books that deal with an assault on materialism
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« Reply #397 on: March 10, 2010, 05:11:55 AM »
maybe im not sophisticated or maybe i gave up too early on, but as i read into everything is illuminated i found it so hard to follow and so uninteresting i just put it away...
anyway currently hocus pocus
it is kinda hard to read, definitely a book you have to read a few times to grasp whats going on. I really like Foer's work tho. on a side note as im reading "eating animals" i get a call from the local grocery store about the steak taquitos i just ate have been recalled because they may contain e coli... fucking great!!!
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« Reply #398 on: March 17, 2010, 09:00:42 AM »
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« Reply #399 on: March 17, 2010, 02:52:28 PM »
finished catch 22 last night, what a great fucking book. wasn't too stoked on the first 50-100 pages, feeling that it was getting redundant, but once i got past the hump... damn, it was good. that book tells the story of all humanity.

immediately following the conclusion of 22, i tore through WS Burroughs Queer, which wasn't really a great read, but i was through in less than 2 hours.

Post Office by Bukowski is a good read.

I also finally finished the Lord of the Rings books last week and i was kind of sad to see them go, i enjoyed company from middle earth quite a bit...

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« Reply #400 on: March 17, 2010, 03:27:08 PM »
finished catch 22 last night, what a great fucking book. wasn't too stoked on the first 50-100 pages, feeling that it was getting redundant, but once i got past the hump... damn, it was good. that book tells the story of all humanity.

immediately following the conclusion of 22, i tore through WS Burroughs Queer, which wasn't really a great read, but i was through in less than 2 hours.

Post Office by Bukowski is a good read.

I also finally finished the Lord of the Rings books last week and i was kind of sad to see them go, i enjoyed company from middle earth quite a bit...

I'm going to start reading that, a coworker has it and I asked him if I could borrow it, I've only heard good things about it.
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« Reply #401 on: March 17, 2010, 08:49:27 PM »
Im reading The Tao of the Wu written by the RZA right now so far its an excellent book definitely recommended to any Wu fan

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« Reply #402 on: March 18, 2010, 09:30:12 AM »


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« Reply #403 on: March 18, 2010, 05:56:57 PM »


Read this in one sitting. Good stuff.

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« Reply #404 on: March 18, 2010, 08:12:07 PM »

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« Reply #405 on: March 18, 2010, 09:33:06 PM »
a biography of albert camus, i am absolutely in love with this man.
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« Reply #406 on: March 18, 2010, 09:42:46 PM »


It's about this guy.

I know it's a bit "steretypical arrogant north american" to scoff at the ineffectual justice systems of European countries but holy shit, did they ever fuck up with that guy.

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« Reply #407 on: March 19, 2010, 03:22:45 AM »
maybe im not sophisticated or maybe i gave up too early on, but as i read into everything is illuminated i found it so hard to follow and so uninteresting i just put it away...
anyway currently hocus pocus
it is kinda hard to read, definitely a book you have to read a few times to grasp whats going on. I really like Foer's work tho. on a side note as im reading "eating animals" i get a call from the local grocery store about the steak taquitos i just ate have been recalled because they may contain e coli... fucking great!!!

Yeah, I gave up on it as well. It just felt so uninteresting, and I had something else I wanted to read more. Might pick it up again sometime.

This is my next read, I've been eagerly awaiting to get to it:

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« Reply #408 on: March 21, 2010, 09:52:04 AM »
Just finished reading Blood Meridian, so fucked:

"one of the Delawares emerged from the smoke with a naked infant dangling in each hand
and squatted at a ring of midden stones and swung them by the heels each in turn and
bashed their heads against the stones so that the brains burst forth through the fontanel in a bloody spew..."
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« Reply #409 on: March 21, 2010, 06:57:13 PM »
^haha damn, The mental picture I got from that was FUCKED.

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« Reply #410 on: March 23, 2010, 06:19:20 PM »


i liked it
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« Reply #411 on: March 23, 2010, 06:31:00 PM »
^haha damn, The mental picture I got from that was FUCKED.
Thing is, that's not even the worst of it. Those infants got away with their scalps it sounds like.
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« Reply #412 on: March 23, 2010, 06:32:59 PM »


Reading this right now. Pretty funny so far. It has come highly recommended but some really funny people I know.

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« Reply #413 on: March 24, 2010, 02:31:50 PM »




i tried to read this but the english slang got the best of me

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« Reply #414 on: March 24, 2010, 02:45:59 PM »
Started this today, seen the movie, but never read the book.

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« Reply #415 on: March 24, 2010, 03:13:27 PM »
Both these books by the Waughs are great.  I have never seen the movies and never want to.

Island in the Sun by Alec Waugh- about the british and a murder in a caribbean island



And Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh


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« Reply #416 on: March 24, 2010, 03:17:02 PM »
Started this today, seen the movie, but never read the book.

book is better, have fun.
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« Reply #417 on: March 24, 2010, 03:23:40 PM »
Last few books I read



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« Reply #419 on: March 24, 2010, 04:58:22 PM »

I liked this book alot, it was extremely insightful on the Hell's Angels and their mentality, as well as you giving a look a Thompson before he became the Hunter Thompson everyone knows and loves.  I just finished Fear and loathing in Las Vegas and am moving onto Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, I hope to get through most of his major works before 2010 is over.