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Re: books to read
« Reply #990 on: May 17, 2011, 02:57:51 PM »
I'm 100 pages into Ulysses and... FUCK! It's great but I've needed 15 minutes for every single page. So much shit in there.

Wait until it starts getting hard.

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« Reply #991 on: May 17, 2011, 05:14:15 PM »
I'm 100 pages into Ulysses and... FUCK! It's great but I've needed 15 minutes for every single page. So much shit in there.

Wait until it starts getting hard.

I can't be the only one whose brain went right to the big ol' gay gutter.

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« Reply #992 on: May 17, 2011, 07:54:43 PM »
I'm 100 pages into Ulysses and... FUCK! It's great but I've needed 15 minutes for every single page. So much shit in there.

Wait until it starts getting hard.

I can't be the only one whose brain went right to the big ol' gay gutter.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #993 on: May 18, 2011, 02:41:34 AM »
You guys have recommendations for any Horror, SciFi or End of the world/Doomsday books?
Frank Herbert's Dune trilogy - Dune, Dune Messiah, and Children of Dune.  Not so much an end of the world/doomsday story, but a detailed and spectacular analogy to our industrialised world, with all the related complexities of economics and power.  It blends sci-fi, politics and religion in a very holistic way to create a universe as messy as our own, and has a great story arc to boot. 

Also, giant sandworms: 


avoid the prequels by his son Brian (House Atreides, et. al.) like Shai-Hulud avoids water.


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Re: books to read
« Reply #994 on: May 18, 2011, 02:44:41 AM »
I'm 100 pages into Ulysses and... FUCK! It's great but I've needed 15 minutes for every single page. So much shit in there.

Wait until it starts getting hard.

I can't be the only one whose brain went right to the big ol' gay gutter.

 ;) :-*
it is my goal to someday complete, and understand at least 20%, of Ulysses.  re-reading Portrait after I finish my current book


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« Reply #995 on: May 18, 2011, 09:41:58 AM »
You guys have recommendations for any Horror, SciFi or End of the world/Doomsday books?
Frank Herbert's Dune trilogy - Dune, Dune Messiah, and Children of Dune.  Not so much an end of the world/doomsday story, but a detailed and spectacular analogy to our industrialised world, with all the related complexities of economics and power.  It blends sci-fi, politics and religion in a very holistic way to create a universe as messy as our own, and has a great story arc to boot. 

Also, giant sandworms: 


avoid the prequels by his son Brian (House Atreides, et. al.) like Shai-Hulud avoids water.



I went on a dune kick a while ago and read all 6 dune books (+hunters of dune and sandworms of dune), plus all the house books and the butlerian jihad/machine crusade/battle of corrin and really enjoyed them all. The dune universe and characters have so much depth, the original books are easily the best SciFi books I've ever read. I think his son did the other books pretty good justice using Frank Herbert's memoirs and manuscripts and with Kevin J. Anderson's help.

I haven't read "paul of dune" or "the winds of dune" but probably will at some point.


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Re: books to read
« Reply #996 on: May 18, 2011, 01:34:34 PM »
I'm 100 pages into Ulysses and... FUCK! It's great but I've needed 15 minutes for every single page. So much shit in there.

Wait until it starts getting hard.

I can't be the only one whose brain went right to the big ol' gay gutter.

 ;) :-*

You're the best sweetie  :-*

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« Reply #997 on: May 18, 2011, 05:54:40 PM »
I'm 100 pages into Ulysses and... FUCK! It's great but I've needed 15 minutes for every single page. So much shit in there.

Wait until it starts getting hard.

I can't be the only one whose brain went right to the big ol' gay gutter.

 ;) :-*
it is my goal to someday complete, and understand at least 20%, of Ulysses.  re-reading Portrait after I finish my current book



i attempted Ulysses, but got fed up with how much time I was spending one just one book and read his other shit instead, which was enjoyable comparatively.

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« Reply #998 on: May 18, 2011, 06:20:31 PM »
I'm 100 pages into Ulysses and... FUCK! It's great but I've needed 15 minutes for every single page. So much shit in there.

Wait until it starts getting hard.

I can't be the only one whose brain went right to the big ol' gay gutter.

 ;) :-*

You're the best sweetie  :-*

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Re: books to read
« Reply #999 on: May 19, 2011, 02:25:18 AM »


Fucking awesome. Moving on to this when I'm done:


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« Reply #1000 on: June 09, 2011, 03:21:26 PM »
Just finished this behemoth:



It's really good. Some parts are a little too technical, but I felt as though I learned a lot from it. It's practically four books in one and a large portion of it is devoted to some of the lesser known aspects of World War II. If you have endless amounts of free time, I recommend it. But for now, I'm going to stick to little books for awhile. It will cleanse me of this mental marathon.
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« Reply #1001 on: June 09, 2011, 03:36:03 PM »
I found this book to be brilliantly written and readable in 2 hours. It's about the emotional/physical trials of life in post apartheid South Africa and just about life and being a human in general. Would recommend it to anyone who can read and is interested in culture and morality.







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« Reply #1002 on: June 09, 2011, 03:50:00 PM »
been on a hemingway kick for the past 2 weeks:





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« Reply #1003 on: June 09, 2011, 06:57:46 PM »
Finished this a few days ago. I've been a fan of Vonnegut's writing for a long time.


Started this yesterday.

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« Reply #1004 on: June 28, 2011, 02:23:48 PM »


What ever happened to private investigators?



It's good, but I thought it was going to be better. It could have been 200 pages less, then I would have probably enjoyed it more.
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« Reply #1005 on: June 28, 2011, 06:40:31 PM »


i just re-read this one.  it's awesome.  i love running and really enjoyed it...but i have friends that absolutely hate running and they all loved this book and recommended it to their friends as well.

it reads sort of like an exciting mystery/crime novel (it's neither of those). it's about this gnarly ass tribe in mexico and a group of renegade runners who like to party.  they go to meet the tribe and try to run with them.  the tribe is gnarly as hell and the old people of the tribe run up to 40 miles a day no problem in bare feet throughout the remote rugged mexican canyons.  

It is also an interesting look into the current running establishments and corporations and why they are so far off what it is actually supposed to be, and how they have created shoes and myths to keep sales high.

it is also like an anthropology lesson because he researches and proves why humans really were born to run and not walk.

  sort of like  fast food nation mixed with some dope ass non fictionbook like freakonomics and a mystery thriller rolled into one.  
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« Reply #1006 on: June 29, 2011, 12:18:21 AM »
^ a few people have recommended 'born to run' I think I'll add it to my list.

My friend just gave me this for a flight yesterday. So far pretty good.

sorry if it's a repost.

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« Reply #1007 on: June 29, 2011, 10:08:44 AM »
this book will make you laugh


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« Reply #1008 on: July 04, 2011, 09:42:04 AM »
not a novel but seems interesting




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« Reply #1009 on: July 04, 2011, 11:13:28 AM »


It would be cool if Paul Thomas Anderson follows through and actually makes it into a movie.

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« Reply #1010 on: July 17, 2011, 10:07:44 PM »
Trying to bump this thread back. 




I'm about 500 pages into this and I've been enjoying it but its starting to get a bit tiresome. 




If you want a short, easy read that will put you in a good mood go for this one.


Thinking about picking this up next:



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« Reply #1011 on: July 18, 2011, 12:53:48 AM »
Trying to bump this thread back. 




I'm about 500 pages into this and I've been enjoying it but its starting to get a bit tiresome. 




If you want a short, easy read that will put you in a good mood go for this one.


Thinking about picking this up next:



Oh damn, didn't see the name change til now.  I've been meaning to loan you the kafka complete stories. super good.
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« Reply #1012 on: July 18, 2011, 12:59:15 AM »


Read this.
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« Reply #1013 on: July 18, 2011, 03:28:03 AM »


Just finished this. Absolutely brilliant collection of essays, journalism and non-fiction. The story on the Adult Video Awards alone is more than enough reason to pick it up.

About to start this


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« Reply #1014 on: July 18, 2011, 09:14:58 AM »
This one has probably been posed already but whatever, it's amazing






Rum Diary is not nearly as crazy as Fear and Loathing (but really though, what is?) but it is still a fun read.

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« Reply #1015 on: July 18, 2011, 12:19:35 PM »


This book is so good. It's really weird because I'm over halfway through it, I don't feel like I'm really making much progress through it. You have to jump around a lot in it.

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« Reply #1016 on: July 20, 2011, 03:32:28 PM »


Just finished this. Absolutely brilliant collection of essays, journalism and non-fiction. The story on the Adult Video Awards alone is more than enough reason to pick it up.

Second it.



It's still relevant today.
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« Reply #1017 on: July 20, 2011, 04:45:55 PM »


This book is so good. It's really weird because I'm over halfway through it, I don't feel like I'm really making much progress through it. You have to jump around a lot in it.

Guy at work noticed I "read a lot" and recommended this book. I think I'll check it out now that you've posted it.
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« Reply #1018 on: July 20, 2011, 07:33:28 PM »

This book is so good. It's really weird because I'm over halfway through it, I don't feel like I'm really making much progress through it. You have to jump around a lot in it.

Guy at work noticed I "read a lot" and recommended this book. I think I'll check it out now that you've posted it.

It's very good and it grabs you. Ironically, it also requires you to read a lot. And to read oddly at that (like reading it in a mirror because one part is backwards).

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« Reply #1019 on: July 20, 2011, 09:27:45 PM »
Just finished:


Which was compelling and easy to ready and makes a surprising case for colonialism, probably unintentionally. Now I refer to yams as the king of crops when I eat them.



The Stephen Hawking parts are hard to follow and disjointed, but Leonard Mlodinow is great at talking about important events in the history of math and science.



Social psychology and cognitive science proves that we're all capable of being shortsighted assholes and that morality as we've been traditionally taught is incorrect. I like it.

Reading now: