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Re: books to read
« Reply #1020 on: July 20, 2011, 09:38:16 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).
It's irritating, slow, and not much happens. There's a few parts that shot my attention up but overall I felt like I wasted a lot of time on it. Come to think of it I think I put it down before the last couple chapters.

Just finished Brave New World. Starting this . I love me some dystopia.

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« Reply #1021 on: July 20, 2011, 11:35:47 PM »


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« Reply #1022 on: July 21, 2011, 04:19:28 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).
It's irritating, slow, and not much happens. There's a few parts that shot my attention up but overall I felt like I wasted a lot of time on it. Come to think of it I think I put it down before the last couple chapters.

Just finished Brave New World. Starting this . I love me some dystopia.

Really? Huh. Different strokes I guess. I like its methodical and disjointed pace.


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« Reply #1023 on: July 21, 2011, 05:04:30 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.








will definitely be giving this a read when I go away, just seen its on my first year book list for uni next year, glad to hear a positive review!

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« Reply #1024 on: July 21, 2011, 08:11:35 PM »
had this book since high school...


great introduction
w/illustrations by Robert Crumb.


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girlfriend lent me this one



looking to read these





Also, this guy who did ten years in prison insisted that I read books by Robert Greene.
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« Reply #1025 on: July 21, 2011, 09:31:14 PM »
I'm a little over halfway through "For Whom The Bell Tolls" I think when I'm finished I'd like to read some non-fiction about the Spanish civil war.  Anyone have any suggestions?

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« Reply #1026 on: July 21, 2011, 11:38:11 PM »

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« Reply #1027 on: July 22, 2011, 05:15:51 AM »


Still waiting for this to come in the mail. Supposed to be pretty boss

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« Reply #1028 on: July 22, 2011, 11:26:21 AM »
At the mountains of madness - H.P. Lovecraft


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« Reply #1029 on: July 27, 2011, 06:48:25 PM »
Everyone had probably read "The Giver".
Couple of suggestions:
"The Year of Impossible Goodbyes". Based on the author's experiences.
"Horse Soldiers". Based on interviews.

Both books I could not put down.


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« Reply #1030 on: July 31, 2011, 01:18:01 PM »


It has a lot of good insight regarding life in modern India.
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« Reply #1031 on: July 31, 2011, 05:54:59 PM »
Just finished House of Leaves, starting this tomorrow.


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« Reply #1032 on: July 31, 2011, 06:15:19 PM »
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« Reply #1033 on: July 31, 2011, 09:56:12 PM »
"The Elephant Vanishes" and "The Wild Sheep Chase" by Haruki Murakami
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« Reply #1034 on: August 01, 2011, 03:45:29 AM »


just finished this, really enjoyed it, about to start


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« Reply #1035 on: August 01, 2011, 09:26:19 PM »
If you're interested in Indian culture/religion then this book is a great choice.


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« Reply #1036 on: August 01, 2011, 09:57:08 PM »
The Slap reading list has been killing it lately. So much stuff I want to check out.

Currently on my second attempt to read this, not because it's hard but because I was busy. So far it's really enjoyable:


Just ordered these:


About biotech and agribusiness
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Which is loosely in the field of evolutionary psychology. I assume it will explain how we're all evolutionarily inclined to be shitty and shortsighted, and that we need to create social institutions to compensate for the flaws evolution has given us. I hope it's good and that it shows up soon.

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« Reply #1037 on: August 04, 2011, 07:16:13 AM »
Can anybody recommend some middle grades/young adult books for me? I'm writing a kids book and have been re-reading a lot of stuff I read when I was little.

The following two are some of my favorites ever, plus Roald Dahl stuff.

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« Reply #1038 on: August 04, 2011, 02:05:49 PM »
I fucking hated "The Hatchet" when I read it in school. I'd probably feel different if I read it now that I'm all growdsed up.

Finished "For Whom the Bell Tolls" I really enjoyed it.  Just started "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman. So far so good.

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« Reply #1039 on: August 04, 2011, 06:10:18 PM »
Can anybody recommend some middle grades/young adult books for me? I'm writing a kids book and have been re-reading a lot of stuff I read when I was little.


A Wrinkle in Time.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My cry.

and maybe The Hobbit?

wait, you're probably thinking of stuff like Chocolate War and I am The Cheese.
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« Reply #1040 on: August 04, 2011, 06:27:51 PM »
You guys have recommendations for any Horror, SciFi or End of the world/Doomsday books?

currently reading this and its pretty good so far http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/910863.Spin
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« Reply #1041 on: August 04, 2011, 10:45:57 PM »
You guys have recommendations for any Horror, SciFi or End of the world/Doomsday books?

currently reading this and its pretty good so far http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/910863.Spin


That looks awesome man! thanks. Def give that a read in the near future hopefully while the sun is still there.

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« Reply #1043 on: August 05, 2011, 03:04:10 AM »
No holds barred, til labias say "free us"
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« Reply #1044 on: August 05, 2011, 04:54:51 PM »
Lately I've been into finishing series.



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Although they're not a series, I've left this Vonnegut book for last. I'll miss you Kilgore Trout.
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« Reply #1045 on: August 14, 2011, 04:41:27 PM »


It's the funniest book I've read.
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« Reply #1046 on: August 14, 2011, 11:38:52 PM »
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Probably my favorite book ever. My dad gave it to me as a gift.

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« Reply #1047 on: August 15, 2011, 03:24:54 AM »
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« Reply #1048 on: August 15, 2011, 03:31:23 AM »













Got 4 books the other day. Finally getting around to reading some Vonnegut (Cat's Cradle) right now. It's a bummer that Border's is going out of business but their liquidating sale that's going on is so sick! All the books were like $7-12



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« Reply #1049 on: August 15, 2011, 06:34:16 AM »


It's the funniest book I've read.

for sure the my funniest/favorite book ever next to the third book in the Game of Thrones series.  


my addition, a non fiction from the master of non fiction, david mccullough.   this book is awesome.
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