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« Reply #841 on: January 24, 2011, 08:55:14 PM »
just started this.



finished this a few weeks ago...it gave me lots of boners!

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« Reply #842 on: January 25, 2011, 02:40:43 PM »
Finished "The Sirens of Titan" last week and since the Dave Carnie book still isn't on amazon, I started on "Trainspotting". It's not bad so far, the literary style reminds me a little bit of "The Rules of Attraction"

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« Reply #843 on: January 25, 2011, 03:58:52 PM »
just started this.



finished this a few weeks ago...it gave me lots of boners!

nearly finished it...zero so far.

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« Reply #844 on: January 26, 2011, 12:56:21 AM »
the layout in house of leaves is nothing short of fucked up

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« Reply #845 on: January 26, 2011, 01:19:48 AM »
i meet jonathan safran foer tomorrow, i'll tell you if he's as much of a prick as i've heard.
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« Reply #846 on: January 26, 2011, 02:23:30 AM »
i meet jonathan safran foer tomorrow, i'll tell you if he's as much of a prick as i've heard.

Are you in the NYU Creative Writing program or something?


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« Reply #847 on: January 26, 2011, 10:11:06 AM »
the layout in house of leaves is nothing short of fucked up
i'm half way through it.  It's a difficult read, but entertaining. 
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« Reply #848 on: January 26, 2011, 11:35:50 AM »
i meet jonathan safran foer tomorrow, i'll tell you if he's as much of a prick as i've heard.

Are you in the NYU Creative Writing program or something?



i go to grad school there.
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« Reply #849 on: January 28, 2011, 01:52:39 PM »
i'm too lazy to look if anyone's mentioned em. but the last book I finished was Breakfast of Champions, that was really good.
i just got Atlas Shrugged, hoping to be as interesting as I've been told.

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« Reply #850 on: January 28, 2011, 05:14:48 PM »
i meet jonathan safran foer tomorrow, i'll tell you if he's as much of a prick as i've heard.

Does he look as much like Harry Potter in person as I've been lead to believe?

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« Reply #851 on: January 28, 2011, 05:42:40 PM »
just started this.



finished this a few weeks ago...it gave me lots of boners!

nearly finished it...zero so far.


I pushed myself through half of this book and still didn't see what made it a classic. maybe back when it was written a lot of the stuff was some new age, out the box type ideas but...i don't know, the story line was cool enough I guess, but his style of writing didn't do a damn thing for me.

I know its a book people have to read in high school, but I just read The Grapes of Wrath and fell in love with steinbeck. That book totally humbled me. I'd say a must-read for anyone caught up in the fast paced lifestyle of the 21st century.
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« Reply #852 on: January 28, 2011, 08:25:21 PM »
Even better than the film.




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« Reply #853 on: January 28, 2011, 11:40:58 PM »
i meet jonathan safran foer tomorrow, i'll tell you if he's as much of a prick as i've heard.

Does he look as much like Harry Potter in person as I've been lead to believe?

yeah, he sort of looks like a grown-up, vegan harry potter.  he's actually a really nice guy, he just kept turning the conversation back around to himself, haha.  i'm going to be working with him a lot in the next year and a half.  let's see how it goes.

i'm supposed to write a short story for him by sunday, and i have a page and a half.  dope

anybody want to be my ghostwriter?  i think that skating is what makes my creativity run, because since winter hit, and i haven't been able to skate, i haven't been able to write shit.
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« Reply #854 on: January 29, 2011, 12:45:22 AM »
i meet jonathan safran foer tomorrow, i'll tell you if he's as much of a prick as i've heard.

Does he look as much like Harry Potter in person as I've been lead to believe?

yeah, he sort of looks like a grown-up, vegan harry potter.  he's actually a really nice guy, he just kept turning the conversation back around to himself, haha.  i'm going to be working with him a lot in the next year and a half.  let's see how it goes.

i'm supposed to write a short story for him by sunday, and i have a page and a half.  dope

anybody want to be my ghostwriter?  i think that skating is what makes my creativity run, because since winter hit, and i haven't been able to skate, i haven't been able to write shit.

I tried to read Eating Animals but it seemed like he just kept repeating the same things

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« Reply #855 on: January 29, 2011, 02:05:04 PM »


Really liked this one. I recommend it to any Dick-head.



Soo good. A good combination of intelligent humor and slapstick comedy. I wish David Foster Wallace wrote more fiction novels (can't wait for The Pale King). 
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« Reply #856 on: January 29, 2011, 04:01:59 PM »

Soo good. A good combination of intelligent humor and slapstick comedy. I wish David Foster Wallace wrote more fiction novels (can't wait for The Pale King). 

i know, he ruled.  why do so many awesome writers kill themselves? 
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« Reply #857 on: February 01, 2011, 05:37:51 AM »


I was looking at book on sale and I picked up this Irvine Welsh book and then next to it I saw this book that had an Irvine Welsh recommendation on the cover so I thought it must be good as well. I'm often amazed at how the publishers are so effective at styling the covers of books, since most times I can just pick book by judging the spines and know I'll like them.

This one's been fun. It's mainly about drugging and boozing and written in a candid vivid druggy-boozy funny way with absolutely no chapters or even paragraphs so it's really hard to stop reading at any point.
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« Reply #858 on: February 03, 2011, 08:44:49 PM »
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« Reply #859 on: February 03, 2011, 10:09:54 PM »
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« Reply #860 on: February 04, 2011, 07:21:22 AM »

Soo good. A good combination of intelligent humor and slapstick comedy. I wish David Foster Wallace wrote more fiction novels (can't wait for The Pale King). 

i know, he ruled.  why do so many awesome writers kill themselves? 

Seriously so excited about the pale king; it's out  in a couple months isn't it. Have you read any of the extracts - it sounds amazing

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« Reply #861 on: February 04, 2011, 10:07:10 AM »
just started this.



finished this a few weeks ago...it gave me lots of boners!

nearly finished it...zero so far.


I pushed myself through half of this book and still didn't see what made it a classic. maybe back when it was written a lot of the stuff was some new age, out the box type ideas but...i don't know, the story line was cool enough I guess, but his style of writing didn't do a damn thing for me.

yeah, his prose was pretty bad, i can see how people may have found some of the ideas exciting back in the day but they've all be rehashed so many times now and seemed pretty old hat.

i've just started invisible by Paul Auster.

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« Reply #862 on: February 04, 2011, 10:08:47 AM »
i'm too lazy to look if anyone's mentioned em. but the last book I finished was Breakfast of Champions, that was really good.
i just got Atlas Shrugged, hoping to be as interesting as I've been told.

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I'm guessing you didn't read Atlas Shrugged?

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« Reply #863 on: February 09, 2011, 02:53:59 PM »
World War I and hamburgers




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« Reply #864 on: February 09, 2011, 04:41:53 PM »
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Seriously so excited about the pale king; it's out  in a couple months isn't it. Have you read any of the extracts - it sounds amazing

i read the excerpts that were in the new yorker.  so good.  i'm so mad at him for killing himself.

the past two month or so's reads (and re-reads)--
humboldt's gift, by saul bellow
the collected stories of lydia davis
sixty stories, donald barthelme
half a life, darin strauss
wildlife, richard ford
the corrections, jonathan franzen
freedom, jonathan franzen

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« Reply #865 on: February 09, 2011, 09:53:43 PM »
Khalil Gibran was fucking brilliant.


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« Reply #866 on: February 10, 2011, 12:53:22 AM »
just finished Invisible by Paul Auster.

it was good, he's pretty good on sexy incest.

notes from the underground next.

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« Reply #867 on: February 10, 2011, 02:35:47 AM »
Just finished reading Stephen King's Full Dark No Stars. One of the only few books that has creeped me out. King at his best!

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« Reply #868 on: February 10, 2011, 04:33:33 PM »


Pretty good although sometimes it was hard to follow.  In this one, Pynchon tends to switch from past to present without any transition. I'm sure it's intentional, but sometimes it gets irritating and confusing. That being said, it still has humorous insight into the failure of the counter culture, the rise of Ronald Reagan and the War on Drugs.



The Hitchhikers "trilogy" rules. Enough said.

   
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« Reply #869 on: February 10, 2011, 08:02:57 PM »
First chapter is so good.