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Re: books to read
« Reply #630 on: September 05, 2010, 03:53:11 PM »
Wilson can make you laugh and feel depressed.

A good read. It's more a collection of self-contained vignettes, but they're laid out sequentially so there's a bigger picture/story.

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« Reply #631 on: September 05, 2010, 10:31:06 PM »


Just finished

From the art and reviews i read, this seems to be right up my alley. Ordered that hoe.

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« Reply #632 on: September 11, 2010, 11:10:53 AM »
Picked up 'Imperial Bedrooms' a few weeks ago but I haven't been able to really get into it. This week in my Lit class we're discussing an excerpt of The Divine Comedy, so I'll be reading that this weekend. I'm actually really looking forward to it.

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« Reply #633 on: September 11, 2010, 01:07:52 PM »
Anything H.P. Lovecraft, William Burroughs, Ken Kesey, Clive Barker. On a random note, Marilyn Manson's autobiography was cool. It really allows you to see that he exaggerated  a lot of shit in his life, or just over complicated shit. You expect him to of had a fucked up life but in reality it was just a weird childhood combined with evangelist christian beliefs forced upon him in school, which he rejected by the only way he knew how,  forming a homo erotic super group of dopefiends.

Ray bradburys something wicked this way comes is tight.

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« Reply #634 on: September 13, 2010, 02:06:52 PM »
just ordered these two on amazon:



im sure half of american's interested in books are reading this right now, but whatever the review in the economist sold it for me and i am psyched on it.  seeing him on the cover of time kind of bummed me out though



i was kind of weary of buying a book written by a gang member cause most of the ones ive seen rely more on how shocking gang life is rather than skillful prose or interesting insight.  however, i read some of this on the google books preview and needed it right away.  he is an excellent story teller and makes some interesting comparisons between gang wars and actual wars, but ill admit that being comletely detached from what he is talking about is one of the main reasons i am so interested in the stories.

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« Reply #635 on: September 13, 2010, 03:51:40 PM »
Although I haven't perused this entire thread, I would assume Kurt Vonnegut's  Slaughterhouse Five has been recommended, and if it has so indeed, I re-recommend it. Brilliant little novel. Absolutely hilarious, absurd, and not to mention thought-provoking. And don't forget to read Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. Although it's hard to catch all his zings in Middle English, they are abundant nonetheless.

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« Reply #636 on: September 13, 2010, 04:59:17 PM »


I'll just read this fine piece of late 19th century realist literature on that grassy patch by the tree over there in my wool cardigan while maintaining a look of detachment. Watch in awe gentlemen as the fine females of the French Literature department come crawling over to bandy for my attention and perhaps the opportunity to suckle on my cock.

My intellectual pursuits has paid off well.


PS

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Re: books to read
« Reply #637 on: September 13, 2010, 05:09:23 PM »
Women by Bukowski and Tropic of Cancer by Miller

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« Reply #638 on: October 01, 2010, 11:00:23 AM »


I plan on reading all of Dashiell Hammet's novels sequentially.

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« Reply #640 on: October 01, 2010, 11:52:44 AM »
Women by Bukowski and Tropic of Cancer by Miller

I lent my copy of Women to my friend and he went and lost it :(

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« Reply #642 on: October 02, 2010, 12:13:30 PM »
Women by Bukowski and Tropic of Cancer by Miller

I lent my copy of Women to my friend and he went and lost it :(

That is a damn shame.  that book is excellent.

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« Reply #643 on: October 02, 2010, 12:21:46 PM »
Women by Bukowski and Tropic of Cancer by Miller

I lent my copy of Women to my friend and he went and lost it :(

That is a damn shame.  that book is excellent.
It sure is, i am on my 4th copy now, i always keeps giving em away.
I enjoy most of Bukowskis books thought

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« Reply #644 on: October 02, 2010, 12:23:16 PM »
I almost would say instead of giving them away, you should just leave them places.

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« Reply #645 on: October 02, 2010, 12:28:33 PM »
i did that once, my ex was on this site, you could leave a book at some place and then put it on the site and others who would want the book could go there and get it, i left a Bukowskibook out once.
Cant remember the website for my life unfortunally

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« Reply #646 on: October 02, 2010, 12:29:36 PM »
Damn, that site sounds rad!  I could literally do that all over the world

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« Reply #647 on: October 02, 2010, 12:35:21 PM »
yes, it?s universal.
Last time i was on there was 2005 so i dont know if its still there.
I?ll PM you if i remember the name of it

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« Reply #648 on: October 02, 2010, 02:59:41 PM »
I got the book "All The Pretty Horses".

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« Reply #649 on: October 02, 2010, 04:03:05 PM »

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« Reply #650 on: October 02, 2010, 05:59:08 PM »
Women by Bukowski and Tropic of Cancer by Miller
this book gave me countless boners.
my first 2 years of college have been impressive. Can you say the same?

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« Reply #651 on: October 02, 2010, 07:45:25 PM »
I just finished "breakfast of champions" and I bought "helter skelter" at an estate sale last week for a dollar, I'll read that next.

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« Reply #652 on: October 03, 2010, 03:31:48 PM »
Just finished:


About 2/3 through:



About to start:


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« Reply #653 on: October 03, 2010, 06:32:32 PM »
The Sound and The Fury is one of my favorites.
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« Reply #654 on: October 03, 2010, 11:21:38 PM »


I plan on reading all of Dashiell Hammet's novels sequentially.

tell me more!  this looks awesome!

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« Reply #655 on: October 05, 2010, 02:40:01 PM »


I'm about 2/3's of the way thru it and I'm enjoying it so far. I like that the main character is a smartass, because he reminds me a lot of myself.
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« Reply #656 on: October 05, 2010, 05:22:32 PM »


I plan on reading all of Dashiell Hammet's novels sequentially.

tell me more!  this looks awesome!
Whoa dude, you've never read Hammett? That's like a rite of passage for all humans with a Y-chromosome. If you like slow talking, chain smoking and hard drinking tough guys, dangerous dames and light gun play, this is it. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler are the godfathers of this kind of detective fiction. Granted, I've read more of Chandler's stuff than Hammett's.


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« Reply #657 on: October 06, 2010, 02:22:50 AM »
went to the library today (haven't gone in months) and found some keepers. couldn't find any burroughs or crowley, but i did get





picked up these graphic novels too













i really like that it's getting colder in california. i love to read when it's all chilly & shit. get some cocoa/coffee, smoke some trees and crack open a book. i'm psyched ;)

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« Reply #658 on: October 06, 2010, 03:57:58 AM »


I'm about 2/3's of the way thru it and I'm enjoying it so far. I like that the main character is a smartass, because he reminds me a lot of myself.

Couldn't sleep tonight so I finished the book. Definitely one of my new favorites.
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« Reply #659 on: October 06, 2010, 06:04:37 AM »


I plan on reading all of Dashiell Hammet's novels sequentially.

tell me more!  this looks awesome!
Whoa dude, you've never read Hammett? That's like a rite of passage for all humans with a Y-chromosome. If you like slow talking, chain smoking and hard drinking tough guys, dangerous dames and light gun play, this is it. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler are the godfathers of this kind of detective fiction. Granted, I've read more of Chandler's stuff than Hammett's.



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