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« Reply #1080 on: September 06, 2011, 06:12:38 AM »
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« Reply #1081 on: September 06, 2011, 07:24:49 AM »

Just finished this. Its unpleasant and pretty archaic but ultimately highly rewarding.

...Archaic?  It was written in '85... it's not Shakespeare here.

An "archaic" western would be something like Shane or John Wayne's early movies. Westerns today are wholly different from the clear-cut good/evil lines they drew back then.


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« Reply #1082 on: September 06, 2011, 11:29:39 AM »
I'm actually reading this now:



It's too early in the book to give a resolute opinion.

Heycool, me too. Found a copy at the Salvation Army thrift store for 50 cents.

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« Reply #1083 on: September 06, 2011, 06:51:58 PM »
Incredible storyteller.


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« Reply #1084 on: September 08, 2011, 01:15:31 AM »
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« Reply #1085 on: September 08, 2011, 11:12:49 AM »
Half way through that now. So far I completely agree.

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« Reply #1086 on: September 08, 2011, 11:39:18 AM »
journey to the end of the night is amazing, and so is everything Ballard wrote.

i just read Crash, well overdue.

are you guys into Houellebecq?

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« Reply #1087 on: September 08, 2011, 01:05:03 PM »
Started The Green Mile the other night. My first S. King book.

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« Reply #1088 on: September 10, 2011, 06:10:54 PM »
Is Robinson Crusoe worth reading?  I just found it, read a chapter. Debating if it's worth the time investment.  I'd appreciate your feedback.

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« Reply #1089 on: September 10, 2011, 07:16:41 PM »
are you guys into Houellebecq?

Got the Elementary Particles lined up. Think I'll start reading it this week.

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« Reply #1090 on: September 11, 2011, 12:51:07 AM »
Is Robinson Crusoe worth reading?  I just found it, read a chapter. Debating if it's worth the time investment.  I'd appreciate your feedback.
I finished it the other day. Had an on and off relationship with it, I needed 2 months for the first 200 pages but finished the rest pretty quickly. Why? I don't know but it's definitely worth reading, sometimes it's kinda boring, however,  the sections where he builds his shit are pretty cool. All in all: go ahead

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« Reply #1091 on: September 11, 2011, 06:43:44 AM »

a third of the way through, pretty interesting even with all the freudian/jungian theory going over my head




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« Reply #1092 on: September 11, 2011, 12:38:29 PM »
Is Robinson Crusoe worth reading?  I just found it, read a chapter. Debating if it's worth the time investment.  I'd appreciate your feedback.
I finished it the other day. Had an on and off relationship with it, I needed 2 months for the first 200 pages but finished the rest pretty quick. Why? I don't know but it's definitely worth reading, sometimes it's kinda boring, however,  the sections where he builds his shit are pretty cool. All in all: go ahead

Started Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf

Cool, thank you.  Will proceed.

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« Reply #1093 on: September 11, 2011, 05:50:28 PM »

Just finished this. Its unpleasant and pretty archaic but ultimately highly rewarding.

...Archaic?  It was written in '85... it's not Shakespeare here.

An "archaic" western would be something like Shane or John Wayne's early movies. Westerns today are wholly different from the clear-cut good/evil lines they drew back then.




I just meant the language is pretty archaic, especially with some of the dialogue which works for the novel but could act as a barrier for some people, I've just begun watching Deadwood and can't really get down with all the Effing, Blinding and Pussying that goes on. I'm presuming its fairly historically accurate but hearing "motherfucking" in the context of the 1870s seems so jarring.

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« Reply #1094 on: September 11, 2011, 08:21:23 PM »
On my deployment, I reread all my Bukowski and McCarthy, now I am rereading all of my Vonnegut.

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« Reply #1095 on: September 11, 2011, 08:54:05 PM »
"Eaarth"
For anyone who's into global, economic, environmental, climate stuff.  It's really fact heavy and hard to read if you aren't interested though.

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« Reply #1096 on: September 12, 2011, 03:57:20 PM »
I really like this graphic from Hardtimes.  I like Bukowski, but I've only read a couple books.  I think all the little dipshits that are so into him have tainted me.

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« Reply #1097 on: September 12, 2011, 06:21:31 PM »


I'm halfway through it. I've slept on this one for awhile now, but if there's any Jared Diamond book to start on, it's this one. He's an excellent curator of information. This book explains the history of the world better than any other book (at least in my opinion) and it isn't even that boring. If you're under stimulated and in thirst of knowledge, I highly recommend Guns, Germs, and Steel.   
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« Reply #1098 on: September 16, 2011, 04:42:35 PM »

 
borrowed a copy of The Red and The Black by Stendhal

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« Reply #1099 on: September 16, 2011, 04:53:34 PM »


Finished the first 4 books , they are really cool . First one was abit hard to read since I saw the HBO series first . But it was
good to read it since it filled in alot of missing stuff . The books are really well written and interesting . Only negative thing is when
you want to keep reading about the POV charecter you like the best but someone you dont care enough about shows up





Watched  Seven afew days ago , got inspired to read some of the books on John Does book list ( not in a weird psycho way ) .


Love this thread , so many new books to read . Just reading through all these pages you could have a really amazing bookshelf

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« Reply #1100 on: September 17, 2011, 08:12:59 AM »


Watched  Seven afew days ago , got inspired to read some of the books on John Does book list ( not in a weird psycho way ) .
Hmmm...

You know this is a really really really really really long poem, right? Apparently, if one is to assess the Trinity; "Inferno"  is the most accessible to readers whilst "Purgatoria" and "Paradiso" are tantamount to a switch flip 50-50 up el-toro. I think a supposed masterpiece like that can only truly be appreciated with a very fine-tuned knowledge of theology and philosophy. I would absolutely love to have the wisdom to be able to appreciate a work like this.
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« Reply #1101 on: September 17, 2011, 08:25:53 AM »
Recently finished "White Flag of the Dead" (had some good reviews on Apple)... it's a zombiepocalypse book and though it could have used some better editing, it was a fucking great read. Just found out it's the first of a series, about to snag them.

Read The Zombie Autopsies but it was horrible.

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« Reply #1102 on: September 17, 2011, 11:43:16 AM »

Watched  Seven afew days ago , got inspired to read some of the books on John Does book list ( not in a weird psycho way ) .
Hmmm...

You know this is a really really really really really long poem, right? Apparently, if one is to assess the Trinity; "Inferno"  is the most accessible to readers whilst "Purgatoria" and "Paradiso" are tantamount to a switch flip 50-50 up el-toro. I think a supposed masterpiece like that can only truly be appreciated with a very fine-tuned knowledge of theology and philosophy. I would absolutely love to have the wisdom to be able to appreciate a work like this.

I've read the entire thing. "Purgatorio" and "Paradiso" are pretty difficult to get through. It's because hearing people get punished ("Inferno") is just a lot more interesting. Simple as that. You do need a lot of theological and linguistic knowledge (Dante wrote each section in different forms of Italian in an attempt to reflect each ares i.e. "Inferno" is really low brow Italian while "Paradiso" is in a very high-brow Italian that Dante invented to attempt to illustrate perfection in imperfect human language), but the copy I have has a lot of notes per book that helps explain a lot of the theological/historical/metaphysical aspects of the book.

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« Reply #1103 on: September 17, 2011, 12:10:22 PM »
Well ive read  some shakespeare . Romeo and Juliet , Macbeth , Othello . And yeah it was hard to read in old english , but usualy you understand most of it , or kinda most of it .  some stuff was just  wtf .


And I knew The divine comedy will be a hard read , Ill be the first to admitt Im not a schoolar or super smart . If I can read it I can , if not well I guess Ill miss out . But Im not not gonna read it because its suposed to be a hard read .

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« Reply #1104 on: September 17, 2011, 05:09:13 PM »
Just bought Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum, which completes my trilogy of the Bourne series. Unless there's others I don't know about.

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« Reply #1105 on: September 17, 2011, 06:34:19 PM »
Just bought Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum, which completes my trilogy of the Bourne series. Unless there's others I don't know about.

That's it for the original trilogy. There's like 5 other ones that are supposed to be in the same universe.



Well ive read  some shakespeare . Romeo and Juliet , Macbeth , Othello . And yeah it was hard to read in old english , but usualy you understand most of it , or kinda most of it .  some stuff was just  wtf .


And I knew The divine comedy will be a hard read , Ill be the first to admitt Im not a schoolar or super smart . If I can read it I can , if not well I guess Ill miss out . But Im not not gonna read it because its suposed to be a hard read .

I hope you didn't take what I was trying to say as an insult or something. I was just sharing a bunch of stuff that I learned while I was reading the poem that I think'll enrich reading the work. I love the poem and would love to become fluent enough in Italian to read it.

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« Reply #1106 on: September 17, 2011, 07:46:14 PM »

Making me hate 'Merica all over again

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« Reply #1107 on: September 17, 2011, 09:45:51 PM »
what's that all about?

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« Reply #1108 on: September 17, 2011, 11:30:32 PM »
To summarize Zinn's own words on the book: an American history book written from the perspective of the underrepresented people including slaves, servants, minorities, etc and not the leaders or winners of wars who have the privilege to write history how they see fit. Basically the real shit you only got a taste of in history class. The founding fathers are assholes, Columbus was more deliberate than imaginable, this entire plot of land was incredible before white people found it and the US has been founded on greed since the start.

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« Reply #1109 on: September 18, 2011, 02:02:19 PM »
Just bought Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum, which completes my trilogy of the Bourne series. Unless there's others I don't know about.
Those are the one's tat Ludlum wrote. Someone else wrote the others.

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