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Re: books to read
« Reply #600 on: August 24, 2010, 02:34:09 AM »
Oh, and I just found this http://fivedials.com/fivedials. A free .pdf-format literature mag. I've only read the latest issue, but it seems really good. Think I found it through the PWBC blog.

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« Reply #601 on: August 24, 2010, 05:59:27 AM »
on the road, breakfast of champions, pretty much any tom robbins, food of the gods, dmt: the spirit molecule
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« Reply #602 on: August 24, 2010, 09:29:40 AM »
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« Reply #603 on: August 24, 2010, 10:42:41 AM »
Alkaloids: biochemistry, ecology, and medicinal applications

Margaret F Roberts, Michael Wink

"Mandragora officinarum
The Mandrake occurs around the Mediterranean and the Near East.  Because of massive roots that often have human shapes and the hallucinogenic properties related to tropane alkaloids (...scopolamine) Mandrake has long fueled the fantasies of man and has been mentioned in many old stories."


http://www.biopsychiatry.com/scopolamine/borrachero.html

the 'witches weeds', Mandrake, Datura, henbane...






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« Reply #604 on: August 24, 2010, 02:45:44 PM »

I have to read this book for AP Lang, not digging it.

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« Reply #605 on: August 24, 2010, 02:51:40 PM »
The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. Absolute masterpiece.
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« Reply #606 on: August 25, 2010, 08:54:58 PM »
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« Reply #607 on: August 25, 2010, 09:06:13 PM »

I have to read this book for AP Lang, not digging it.

those classes pay off big time. im done with english/history now and have a great fucking schedule thusly - only one class tomorrow, friday's off. my busiest days i have 3. most kids im with never took ap classes and are doing 4 classes a fucking day, 8 total a week. that's brutal in college.

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« Reply #608 on: August 30, 2010, 07:00:25 PM »
Dark, fucked, quick read.
I highly recommend this.




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« Reply #609 on: August 30, 2010, 07:45:31 PM »
The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. Absolute masterpiece.

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« Reply #610 on: August 31, 2010, 02:03:20 AM »
Remains of the Day Get your dignity on.
Because you can't kill and idea, and we will not be ruled!

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« Reply #611 on: August 31, 2010, 04:18:43 AM »

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« Reply #612 on: August 31, 2010, 09:44:19 AM »


The most poignant tale of a middle-aged architect fucking a bunch of supermodels. Seriously, it's actually sad and moving.

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« Reply #613 on: August 31, 2010, 11:42:20 AM »
Remains of the Day Get your dignity on.
i've had my eye on this for months now, i hover over it every time i enter a bookstore.  worth it?

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« Reply #614 on: August 31, 2010, 01:03:56 PM »
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« Reply #615 on: September 01, 2010, 02:20:14 AM »
For all the Vonnegut fans:

http://www.youtube.com/user/crippledfonzzz#g/c/D46801A7DCD09812

a lecture entitled "How to Get a Job Like Mine". Really good way to spend 50 minutes if you have them to spare

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« Reply #616 on: September 01, 2010, 11:26:47 AM »
Dark, fucked, quick read.
I highly recommend this.






all the books of his that i've read have been very good. he really can't stand muslims though.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #617 on: September 02, 2010, 04:18:39 AM »
just read this:


quite liked it, compelled to read some of her poetry now


currently reading these:




really blown away by sontag thus far, I've always heard people talking about this book and finally got around to borrowing it.  a lot of writing on photography/fine art I find are either too simplistic or incredibly convoluted. it's refreshing to read a book of essays on the subject that is not a chore, and insightful

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« Reply #618 on: September 02, 2010, 04:25:24 AM »
Cyrano de Bergerac. Great book. Right now reading Hardball.

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« Reply #619 on: September 02, 2010, 05:06:45 AM »


This is one of those books that I was supposed to read in high school and maybe got through 2 chapters cause I thought it was boring. I recently read it again and it's a brutal and consuming tale. Also, a historically significant piece, mainly for the way it exposed how grotesque and unhealthy the conditions were in the meat packing industry during the turn of the century.

Also, vivid descriptions of industrial Chicago, life for new immigrants during this time, political corruption, and the terrible conditions that manual laborers had to face every day.
just picked this up, can't wait to read. gotta finish 'in cold blood' first.

If I were to judge a book by it's cover, I'd say that one looks pretty righteous.  Is that a Charles Burns design?

i had to look it up and yup, it's a charles burns cover. it's funny how easily distinctive his work is.

(oh, and frank gerwer's nose, i haven't read less than zero yet. i know i have to read that before imperial bedrooms though. i just love everything bret easton ellis does, so i plan on reading both those books back to back before the year's over.)

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« Reply #620 on: September 02, 2010, 11:11:40 AM »



the sheer size of it (and the introduction) makes it a bit daunting, but I've heard a lot of good stuff about it. Can't wait.

definitely try and make it through, totally worth it. the book takes awhile to pick up (about 300 pages) but after that it will hopefully suck you in. around that point it starts to explain the setting and it gets more and more hilarious. im about 2/3rds through and have nothing to do for 2 weeks so im just gonna try and finish this thing    
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« Reply #621 on: September 04, 2010, 07:59:23 PM »

cool book.  gets slow in certain areas, but overall a really interesting read.  it's pretty crazy how we could all easily die at any moment.

read this in like 2 days.  cooking bomb shit is tight.  one of the few joys in life.

first bukowski i've read in a while.  everything else just seems stupid and contrived compared to bukowski.  for once the hipsters are onto something.  sometimes shit's so good even the kooks get it right. 

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« Reply #622 on: September 04, 2010, 09:08:27 PM »

first bukowski i've read in a while.  everything else just seems stupid and contrived compared to bukowski.  for once the hipsters are onto something.  sometimes shit's so good even the kooks get it right. 
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Re: books to read
« Reply #623 on: September 04, 2010, 10:02:33 PM »
I have to read "The Fountainhead" for AP language, anybody read it?

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« Reply #624 on: September 05, 2010, 12:10:04 AM »
I have to read "The Fountainhead" for AP language, anybody read it?

One of my favorites along with Atlas Shrugged.  Don't tell the Gipper.

I just got done reading this (I typically stick to biographies/history, finance and political books) and thought it was good.  So is the movie:




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« Reply #625 on: September 05, 2010, 12:27:27 AM »
I have to read "The Fountainhead" for AP language, anybody read it?
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« Reply #626 on: September 05, 2010, 05:35:52 AM »
http://www.ajjacobs.com/content/home.asp

I'm reading The Year of Living Biblically, one of the most hilarious and thought provoking books I've ever read.  Check it out.  I'm sure anything A.J. Jacobs writes is equally entertaining.

And yeah, I've read The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, and Anthem.  I'd say Fountainhead is my favorite.  Wonderful, well-thought out characters, and an interesting though definitely warped take on reality.  Atlas Shrugged was exhausting, obnoxious (the last 70 pages express, through the words of a character broadcasting via radio to the entire world, the most redundant speech of all time, her philosophy...70 pages...,) and did a poor job trying to accomplish what the Fountainhead already established.  Her perception of reality in The Fountainhead is almost believable, but reading Atlas Shrugged almost made me doubt the credibility of her other work.  Anthem is good.  Very similar to The Giver.  A short read.

I think you'll dig the Fountainhead.   

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« Reply #627 on: September 05, 2010, 03:24:55 PM »


read this in like 2 days.  cooking bomb shit is tight.  one of the few joys in life.


I love that book.  I guess this just came out:


I'll have to read it soon.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #628 on: September 05, 2010, 03:34:36 PM »


Just finished

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« Reply #629 on: September 05, 2010, 03:45:05 PM »


Just finished

this just came out this year, right? the last Daniel Clowes i read was this



The Death Ray. it was so enjoyable. how's Wilson?