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Re: books to read
« Reply #720 on: November 16, 2010, 11:30:09 AM »




I just got all of his works. I also down loaded william s burroughs lectures with alan ginsberg.


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« Reply #721 on: November 16, 2010, 12:13:13 PM »



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« Reply #722 on: November 16, 2010, 06:25:19 PM »

suddenly thermodynamics makes a little more sense, but i still don't understand how fucking magnets work.
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« Reply #723 on: November 18, 2010, 09:07:42 PM »
supposedly one of the greatest books ever written.  it had no plot and was insanely hard to get through.  i guess it was good, though.  some of the stuff on human nature was pretty genius.


this book fucking rules.  it should be required reading for every kid in this country.  if you're fat, read this.  everything we eat is corn.  it's so fucked.


a friend lent me this.  had no interest in reading it, but it was pretty decent.  the dude's fairly douchie, but some of his stories are funny.

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« Reply #724 on: November 20, 2010, 10:00:30 AM »


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« Reply #725 on: November 25, 2010, 03:35:20 PM »


really captivating and tragic story.

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« Reply #726 on: November 25, 2010, 10:29:11 PM »

 Books are weird man.  Such a long personal experience.  It's really difficult to talk to people about what you liked about a book.  I find that even when I am talking to someone who has read the same one as me the conversation is usually just "Yeah, that's a good one."  Only time it really works is when you and the other person are reading it at the same time.
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« Reply #727 on: November 25, 2010, 10:33:31 PM »
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« Reply #728 on: November 26, 2010, 12:01:47 PM »
Keeping with the Hemingway theme:



Seriously amazing.

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« Reply #729 on: November 26, 2010, 02:45:28 PM »
Junkie by William Burroughs which was even worse. What a dull ass dude.
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« Reply #731 on: November 28, 2010, 12:34:16 AM »
Anyone here read the Rabbit novels by John updike?  I saw the whole collection hardback for $20 at a local bookstore and considered picking it up, but it'd be cool to get some feedback on this guy first.

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« Reply #732 on: November 28, 2010, 12:06:16 PM »
On the topic of William Gibson, this book is real relevant to all keyboard wranglers.


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« Reply #733 on: November 28, 2010, 02:23:12 PM »
What's the deal with italo calvino? Good? My friends used to be real into his stuff and i never got around to it.
I've read If on a Winter's Night a Traveller. I had heard great things about him as a writer but
to be honest I wouldn't even bother with this particualr novel. The epilogue sounded great but it doesn't even touch on the nondescript format of the book - I ended up struggling to get the urge to finish the book as it is basically a book about a twenty different other books. However, saying that I am still willing to read some of his other stuff.

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« Reply #734 on: November 28, 2010, 02:27:49 PM »
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« Reply #737 on: November 29, 2010, 12:39:15 AM »
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« Reply #738 on: November 29, 2010, 12:42:03 AM »
On the topic of William Gibson, this book is real relevant to all keyboard wranglers.


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« Reply #739 on: November 30, 2010, 09:31:32 PM »
I think I've seen this in before, but I read it yesterday and was pretty blown away.

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« Reply #740 on: November 30, 2010, 10:02:24 PM »
the stranger is in my opinion the best under 200 page book ever written, without question.

it is also my favorite, because the same thing the character suffered mentally is what i suffered (depersonalization) but i have not killed anyone yet. it's just relates to my personal experiences like no other book has yet to do.
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« Reply #741 on: November 30, 2010, 10:18:44 PM »
the stranger is in my opinion the best under 200 page book ever written, without question.

it is also my favorite, because the same thing the character suffered mentally is what i suffered (depersonalization) but i have not killed anyone yet. it's just relates to my personal experiences like no other book has yet to do.

it hit pretty close to home for me as well.

And now I know where Robert Smith got the inspiration for the song "killing an Arab".

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« Reply #743 on: December 01, 2010, 09:51:32 AM »
I finally finished reading All The Pretty Horses last night and after reading it, Cormac's writing skills make me feel like shit. I plan on picking up the Stranger tomorrow to see what all the buzz is about.

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« Reply #744 on: December 04, 2010, 03:03:31 AM »

 Books are weird man.  Such a long personal experience.  It's really difficult to talk to people about what you liked about a book.  I find that even when I am talking to someone who has read the same one as me the conversation is usually just "Yeah, that's a good one."  Only time it really works is when you and the other person are reading it at the same time.

Damn.  I had this one in my backpack when I came to Santa Cruz.  I crept in my pack secretly once because I didn't know if you might judge me on my book choice since you're the big time literature major and all!  I've been daydreaming about camping and fishing for a few days since reading The Big Two-Hearted River.  

I've been reading a lot of Hemingway the last few months.  Going to try and pick up A Movable Feast in the next few days.  

I like how most of Hemingway's stuff leaves you with a somber feeling at the end.  I remember finishing A Farewell to Arms at 2 or 3 in the morning and thinking "Fuck!" and then feeling like I was going to have a hard time falling asleep.  
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« Reply #745 on: December 07, 2010, 09:51:43 AM »
Finished The Stranger in 5 reads and damn was it good.  I like the first half because when I read it, I felt warm in the mind, I don't know how to explain it.

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« Reply #746 on: December 07, 2010, 10:26:25 AM »


Almost done with this book, a really great read if you're interested in any of the bands featured.

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« Reply #747 on: December 07, 2010, 12:03:47 PM »
Finished The Stranger in 5 reads and damn was it good.  I like the first half because when I read it, I felt warm in the mind, I don't know how to explain it.

probably over-heating your brain cells

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Re: books to read
« Reply #748 on: December 07, 2010, 01:18:19 PM »
the stranger is in my opinion the best under 200 page book ever written, without question.

it is also my favorite, because the same thing the character suffered mentally is what i suffered (depersonalization) but i have not killed anyone yet. it's just relates to my personal experiences like no other book has yet to do.

it hit pretty close to home for me as well.

And now I know where Robert Smith got the inspiration for the song "killing an Arab".

or electric wizard's "return trip"

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« Reply #749 on: December 07, 2010, 01:42:50 PM »
Going to start reading this tonight:

Anyone know some really good short novels?