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Re: books to read
« Reply #1200 on: January 17, 2012, 06:17:43 PM »



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« Reply #1201 on: January 18, 2012, 10:01:57 PM »


just finished reading this series. burned through both books in 2 days. i feel like i just ate a big bowl of rocks.. heavy and depressing and unsettling and horrific and tense. glad i did it, but i'm headed straight to the sloth in a box thread for the forseeable future.

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« Reply #1202 on: January 19, 2012, 02:10:02 PM »


Finally finished this and it was worth the time. I can't think of any other book that sums up our era as well as this book. 
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Re: books to read
« Reply #1203 on: January 20, 2012, 01:14:51 PM »
With spring semester kicking in, I have a lot of reading to do. I'm set for a while.







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« Reply #1204 on: January 22, 2012, 02:32:07 AM »


Knocked off about 200 odd pages in the last days. Fucking incredible so far.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1205 on: January 24, 2012, 03:52:51 PM »


Just finished this, brilliant.
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Re: books to read
« Reply #1206 on: January 24, 2012, 04:18:43 PM »
read this one in one go, it absolutely caught me (granted, its not too long, 1 1/2h).



and again he proved why he is one of my favourite authors, he just gets me and my whole view on life.
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Re: books to read
« Reply #1207 on: January 24, 2012, 05:26:23 PM »


just read:
The Alchemist. It's possibly my favorite book ever. I could have read it in a sitting hadn't I stopped myself.




Ive heard about the book befor but never thought of reading it befor , but saw that awsome cover and orderd it right away , should be a good read if ppl aint faking reviews

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1208 on: January 25, 2012, 11:43:59 AM »
No holds barred, til labias say "free us"
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Re: books to read
« Reply #1209 on: January 25, 2012, 12:08:43 PM »
Just finished Pandora's Star, I'd recommend it if you like scifi. It's kind of long, so the ending will either piss you off or get you psyched depending on how much you liked the book. I'm reading Childhood's End right now, it's pretty great so far.
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Re: books to read
« Reply #1210 on: January 26, 2012, 06:09:07 AM »


just read:
The Alchemist. It's possibly my favorite book ever. I could have read it in a sitting hadn't I stopped myself.




Ive heard about the book befor but never thought of reading it befor , but saw that awsome cover and orderd it right away , should be a good read if ppl aint faking reviews

I always assumed that Coelho's audience consisted of nothing but post-menopausal white women with short hair and crafty earrings.  
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Re: books to read
« Reply #1211 on: January 26, 2012, 06:39:30 AM »

I always assumed that Coelho's audience consisted of nothing but post-menopausal white women with short hair and crafty earrings.  

There are always outliers.
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Re: books to read
« Reply #1212 on: January 26, 2012, 06:45:51 AM »

I always assumed that Coelho's audience consisted of nothing but post-menopausal white women with short hair and crafty earrings.  
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« Reply #1213 on: January 26, 2012, 08:38:45 AM »


really good stuff, a couple years ago I went through basically the whole Wilde collected works and wrote a dissertation on him, his writings and sexuality, was such an interesting project. De Profundis is worth a read too, very poignant.
Man I need to go back read him again

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1214 on: January 26, 2012, 01:29:12 PM »

I always assumed that Coelho's audience consisted of nothing but post-menopausal white women with short hair and crafty earrings.  
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There are always outliers.
sorry alan, er hat recht.

Ich stimme ihm ja ganz zu! Es sind meistens alte New Age Weiber die diesen Schrott lesen, aber es gibt ab und zu Ausreisser so wie die Zwei da oben...
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Re: books to read
« Reply #1215 on: January 26, 2012, 03:00:49 PM »
deutschsprachige thread-uebernahme! ich musste coelho in der schule lesen.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1216 on: January 26, 2012, 03:24:48 PM »
ich musste coelho in der schule lesen.

Lass mich raten. Deine Lehrerin war eine "post-menopausal white women with short hair and crafty earrings".
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Re: books to read
« Reply #1217 on: January 26, 2012, 03:31:39 PM »
ich musste coelho in der schule lesen.

Lass mich raten. Deine Lehrerin war eine "post-menopausal white women with short hair and crafty earrings".

ein 60j?hriger ex-hippie. er hatte einen grandiosen humor. evtl mussten wir deswegen coelho lesen in einer technischen schule.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1218 on: January 26, 2012, 09:20:43 PM »
best read. the word of god

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1219 on: January 27, 2012, 12:02:30 AM »
if your into comics i picked up "Blab" issue3 its funny

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1220 on: January 27, 2012, 05:51:12 AM »
since it just got all German in this thread...

currently writing an essay on this for my 19th C German Lit class, really amazing collection of work considering he died at 24

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1221 on: February 05, 2012, 09:33:21 PM »
With spring semester kicking in, I have a lot of reading to do. I'm set for a while.




 essential reading.


This is a book I've already mentioned here but it's worth posting again



exerpt from one of the many stories...
When Kloskurbeh, the All-maker, lived on earth, there were no people yet.  But one day when the sun was high, a youth appeared and called him "Uncle, brother of my mother."  This young man was born from the foam of the waves, foam quickened by the wind and warmed by the sun.  It was the motion of the wind, the moistness of water, and the sun's warmth which gave him life--warmth above all, because warmth is life.  And the young man lived with Kloskurbeh and became his chief helper.
    Now, after these two powerful beings had created all manner of things, there came to them, as the sun was shining at high noon, a beautiful girl.  She was born of the wonderful earth plant, and of the dew, and of warmth.  Because a drop of dew fell on a leaf and was warmed by the sun, and the warming sun is life, this girl came into being--from the green living plant, from moisture, and from warmth.
    "I am love," said the maiden.  "I am strength giver, I am the nourisher, I am the provider of men and animals.  They all love me."
    Then Kloskurbeh thanked the Great Mystery Above for having sent them the maiden.  The youth, the Great Nephew, married her, and the Great Uncle, who teaches humans all they need to know, taught their children how to live.  Then he went away to dwell in the north, from which he will return sometime when he is needed.
    Now the people increased and became numerous.  They lived by hunting, and the more people there were, the less game they found.  They were hunting it out, and as the animals decreased, starvation came upon the people.  And First Mother pitied them.
    The little children came to First Mother and said: "We are hungry.  Feed us."  But she had nothing to give them, and she wept.  She told them: "Be patient.  I will make some food.  Then your little bellies will be full." But she kept weeping.
    Her husband asked: "How can I make you smile? How can I make you happy?"
    "There is only one thing that will stop my tears."
    "What is it?" asked her husband.
    "It is this: you must kill me."
    "I could never do that."
    "You must, or I will go on weeping and grieving forever."
    Then the husband traveled far, to the end of the earth, to the north he went, to ask the Great Instructor, his uncle Kloskurbeh, what he should do.



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Re: books to read
« Reply #1222 on: February 06, 2012, 01:10:07 AM »


No holds barred, til labias say "free us"
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Re: books to read
« Reply #1223 on: February 06, 2012, 02:46:45 AM »

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1224 on: February 06, 2012, 01:24:19 PM »






also got this out the library today, anyone read it? how does it compare to other hemingway?

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1225 on: February 06, 2012, 01:38:33 PM »
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Re: books to read
« Reply #1226 on: February 07, 2012, 04:58:01 PM »

So stoked on this being repressed. It had one or two original runs and you could only find it on ebay for $80+

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1227 on: February 08, 2012, 12:17:47 PM »
Hey all you literary young men, stop posting pictures of your class reading list. I see through your ruse!!!
Also, I'm reading a Nabokov novel



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Re: books to read
« Reply #1228 on: February 08, 2012, 12:51:59 PM »
I fucking love Nabokov.

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« Reply #1229 on: February 08, 2012, 01:26:39 PM »
I fucking love Nabokov.

I finally read Lolita over the summer. Lives up to the hype.


This was really good.

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