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Re: books to read
« Reply #660 on: October 06, 2010, 09:25:27 AM »
I recently read Factotum and by the end was bored. I really like Ham on Rye. Factotum was just more of the same. Then, I read Junkie by William Burroughs which was even worse. What a dull ass dude.

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« Reply #661 on: October 06, 2010, 09:24:00 PM »
don't read the soft machine. it's the biggest waste of time
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« Reply #662 on: October 07, 2010, 01:01:37 AM »
I recently read Factotum and by the end was bored. I really like Ham on Rye. Factotum was just more of the same. Then, I read Junkie by William Burroughs which was even worse. What a dull ass dude.
ham on rye is by far his best novel.  i liked factotum but it's a lot like ham on rye.  i read women, hollywood, and post office in between, so by the time i got to factotum i wanted more ham on ryeness.  try post office.  william burroughs is a weirdo.

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« Reply #663 on: October 07, 2010, 01:15:02 AM »
burroughs is the fucking man.
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« Reply #664 on: October 07, 2010, 01:26:47 AM »
don't read the soft machine. it's the biggest waste of time

I've never really "got" his cut up narrative stuff.  I can never remember who's who or whether I'm supposed to or what the hell's going on.  But I do remember enjoying The Soft Machine just for the images and page by page even though I didn't get any bigger picture or probably even finish it.

I'm reading Don Quixote for a class and it's great. 

I probably already recommended this but seriously dudes, Sometimes A Great Notion is the shit.  I dare you not to love it.
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« Reply #665 on: October 07, 2010, 02:40:54 PM »
Just reached Part II of this. Cormac McCarthy writes so damn good.


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« Reply #666 on: October 07, 2010, 09:09:52 PM »
burroughs is the fucking man.

That he is. I'm taking a class called "Reading the Road Trip" and I'm re-reading Lolita for it right now. Once that's done this weekend, I'm starting on On The Road, which I'm excited for because I'm a fan of the Beats, and later on I get to finally read my first Cormac McCarthy book-The Road. I'm pretty excited for it.

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« Reply #667 on: October 08, 2010, 09:26:51 AM »
Burroughs is terrible. He has no personality. He doesn't even mention he has a wife until halfway through the book and you don't even know where she is most of the time.

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« Reply #668 on: October 08, 2010, 04:34:31 PM »
I think he was a homosexual. Might be the reason the wife is insignificant.

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« Reply #669 on: October 08, 2010, 05:11:51 PM »
burroughs fucked mad mexican boys, he never had the heart to talk about his dead wife.
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Re: books to read
« Reply #670 on: October 08, 2010, 05:29:25 PM »
Finished some of Hemingway's short stories + The Old Man and The Sea.

This is next


after that I'll start on this...

he catches a lot of shit for the stuff he writes but I think I'll give it a go.

Anything by Thomas Pynchon will be after that.

 don't think anyone mentioned White Noise, yet.


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« Reply #671 on: October 09, 2010, 12:28:57 PM »
"Burroughs had one child in 1947, William Seward Burroughs III, with his second wife Joan Vollmer, who died in 1951 in Mexico City after Burroughs accidentally shot her in the head while drunk. Burroughs died at his home in Lawrence, Kansas after suffering a heart attack in 1997."

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« Reply #672 on: October 28, 2010, 03:21:09 PM »
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« Reply #673 on: October 28, 2010, 07:15:56 PM »
Finally read Gatsby for a class this semester. I'm pretty glad I left it until I had a mind to appreciate it, because that's honestly the most well-written prose I've ever read. Pretty funny that Fitz himself claimed it as the best American novel, he wasn't wrong.

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« Reply #674 on: October 28, 2010, 07:21:10 PM »
I love the Gatsby.

Started this one last night.

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« Reply #675 on: October 28, 2010, 07:27:06 PM »
Just reached Part II of this. Cormac McCarthy writes so damn good.


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Re: books to read
« Reply #676 on: October 28, 2010, 07:31:45 PM »


Maybe around 3/4 or more through the book.

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« Reply #677 on: November 05, 2010, 08:56:12 AM »


This book slays. Barnes is funny and sharp.

It's about how the world sucks and then you get older/mellower/more apathetic and accept it for what it is. Good British bleariness. Sort of making a case for the middle class suburban family life eventuality that becomes true for most.
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« Reply #678 on: November 05, 2010, 10:17:53 AM »
I tried to read Electric Kool Aid Acid Test and was completely annoyed by the writing style before I got 100 pages in.

Now I'm reading this.....

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« Reply #679 on: November 05, 2010, 10:27:08 AM »
The Stranger by Albert Camus

Short read. Almost a perfect book.



READ THIS BOOK.
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READ THIS BOOK.
His philosophy is spot on. Sorts through existential confusion in a profound and eloquent manner.
Read this book... Can't stress it enough.

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« Reply #680 on: November 05, 2010, 10:29:37 AM »
The Stranger by Albert Camus

Short read. Almost a perfect book.



READ THIS BOOK.
Not a lame self help book.
READ THIS BOOK.
His philosophy is spot on. Sorts through existential confusion in a profound and eloquent manner.
Read this book... Can't stress it enough.
I was stoked to find this in my Library's collection, I'll check it out when I'm done with these other two books.

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« Reply #681 on: November 09, 2010, 12:53:27 AM »
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Re: books to read
« Reply #682 on: November 09, 2010, 02:26:54 AM »
just finished:

liked them both.


got this for cheap:

half read it and then got bored.  some of the writing is okay, but all the stories are the same



about to read:



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« Reply #685 on: November 09, 2010, 03:40:03 PM »

so good... all about SST


a play??? about the murder of children??

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« Reply #686 on: November 09, 2010, 07:35:06 PM »


Good luck. Took me like 2-3 years to finish.

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« Reply #687 on: November 09, 2010, 11:13:55 PM »





Woah, that's a lot of Harold Bloom.


yeah it is a tome.  I read an interview with him where he talked about his anxiety of influence theory, dismissed feminists and basically jacked off shakespeare.  should be an interesting book. 
 


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« Reply #689 on: November 09, 2010, 11:28:04 PM »
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