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Re: books to read
« Reply #1290 on: April 20, 2012, 06:42:08 AM »
Just finished this, if your into post-apocalyptic shit this one's for you.


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« Reply #1291 on: April 20, 2012, 01:52:50 PM »
nonfiction about gangsters and police in LA in the early 1900's.  interesting so far


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« Reply #1292 on: April 21, 2012, 09:26:48 AM »
I'll have to check that out I'm kind of a sucker for true crime stuff.

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« Reply #1293 on: April 21, 2012, 03:46:46 PM »
Black Cross, by Greg Isles.. I usually dont read books like this, but grabbed it to read on the plane rides to and from the east coast to visit family. I couldnt put it down.

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« Reply #1294 on: April 24, 2012, 05:08:09 PM »
Halfway through Last of the Mohicans.  Glad I didn't watch the movie beforehand.  This is the second old war book I read and it's been influencing my dreams.. should probably switch to something more uplifting after this.

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« Reply #1295 on: April 24, 2012, 11:00:51 PM »
I just finished "Escape from Camp 14"  True story about the only person ever born in a North Korean prison camp to escape.  It's crazy as hell and a quick read.  Finished it in 2 days.
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« Reply #1296 on: April 24, 2012, 11:38:25 PM »

all murakami's shit is dope...but this is one of my favorites.
 
also

just finished this book...if you can find it..read it.   it goes super fast and is extremely entertaining. i could not put it down.
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« Reply #1297 on: May 01, 2012, 10:10:42 PM »

I think anyone thats in to Bad Religion, Greg Graffin, punk rock, religious reading, theology, whatever should check this out. He compares the evolution of species and punk rock seamlessly. And he talks about Jay Adams for a little bit.


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« Reply #1298 on: May 05, 2012, 09:48:02 PM »

Knocked this out in about 2 sittings.

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« Reply #1299 on: May 07, 2012, 07:18:29 AM »


Just finished this book. It was very interesting and well written without picking sides. You're simply left more educated and curious as to where your food comes from and become more aware of the factory farming industry as a result. After 9 years of being a vegan/vegetarian, I recently started eating meat again. Naturally, I wanted to know where my food was coming from, the process and whether it was truly a healthier alternative than what I had been doing for the past 9 years. I'm still left somewhat confused about my choices as far as eating goes but I feel more enlighten and thankful for reading this book. Enjoy it.

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« Reply #1300 on: May 07, 2012, 08:56:50 AM »


Just finished this book. It was very interesting and well written without picking sides. You're simply left more educated and curious as to where your food comes from and become more aware of the factory farming industry as a result. After 9 years of being a vegan/vegetarian, I recently started eating meat again. Naturally, I wanted to know where my food was coming from, the process and whether it was truly a healthier alternative than what I had been doing for the past 9 years. I'm still left somewhat confused about my choices as far as eating goes but I feel more enlighten and thankful for reading this book. Enjoy it.

Eating Animals has its flaws, but I'm all for the general purpose of it - to make people more aware of what they're eating/supporting/doing to themselves and the environment.

Currently reading this


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« Reply #1301 on: May 07, 2012, 12:44:31 PM »


Just finished this book. It was very interesting and well written without picking sides. You're simply left more educated and curious as to where your food comes from and become more aware of the factory farming industry as a result. After 9 years of being a vegan/vegetarian, I recently started eating meat again. Naturally, I wanted to know where my food was coming from, the process and whether it was truly a healthier alternative than what I had been doing for the past 9 years. I'm still left somewhat confused about my choices as far as eating goes but I feel more enlighten and thankful for reading this book. Enjoy it.

Eating Animals has its flaws, but I'm all for the general purpose of it - to make people more aware of what they're eating/supporting/doing to themselves and the environment.

Currently reading this



Definitely agree. How's that Al Qaeda book by the way? Looks sketchy as shit.

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« Reply #1302 on: May 07, 2012, 02:22:56 PM »
It's really, really good. I'm reading it as a part of a course on the history of political Islam, but I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in the subject.

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« Reply #1303 on: May 07, 2012, 06:12:08 PM »
War is a Force that Gives us Meaning- Chris Hedges

it's a very worthwhile read, important even. Scroll through the video to get a gist.



The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering- Norman Finkelstein

It examines the exploitation of Jewish suffering by Jews. The book packs a punch and will make anyone go through some intense questioning.

I haven't read it yet but

The Crisis of Zionism by Peter Beinhart looks similar, except it appears to be an easier read.

Both of these books "reject the manipulation of Jewish victimhood," they're written by Jews.
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« Reply #1304 on: May 08, 2012, 01:16:50 AM »
Currently reading this. The lost city of Z left me wanting to read more about explorers.


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« Reply #1305 on: May 09, 2012, 08:18:10 AM »
Saw this on Colbert report this morning and am interested as shit.


Has anyone else picked it up by any chance?

Also, if you have this book (below), I hate you. They sold out so quick that they literally had to go back into production.

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« Reply #1306 on: May 09, 2012, 10:51:29 AM »
Saw this on Colbert report this morning and am interested as shit.


Has anyone else picked it up by any chance?



I saw it last week in Laguardia Airport and browsed through it. Looks like a good read.

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« Reply #1307 on: May 09, 2012, 11:26:13 AM »
Thanks Steve!

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1308 on: May 09, 2012, 11:33:19 AM »
Read this awhile back. It's not sophisticated like a lot of the books in here, actually its pretty immature, but it was entertaining as fuck.


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Re: books to read
« Reply #1309 on: June 06, 2012, 10:35:48 AM »
i'm currently reading this




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« Reply #1310 on: June 06, 2012, 01:57:04 PM »


This was the last book that I read that really got into my head.
Its a coming of age story but set 100-ish years ago.
Its really beautifully written and examines what young people were interested in at the turn of the 20th Century.
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« Reply #1312 on: June 06, 2012, 02:18:14 PM »
read these recently
                 

                 

reading this at the moment
                 

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« Reply #1313 on: June 06, 2012, 02:21:06 PM »


In Dutch though, but it's probably translated in English as well. Author is Italian.




I read the synopsis and ordered it from amazon for 9 pounds. Looking forward to reading it after my exams.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1314 on: June 12, 2012, 05:38:01 PM »
My summer reading plans









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« Reply #1315 on: June 12, 2012, 06:25:44 PM »

yup

reading the 3rd song of ice and fire book as well

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« Reply #1316 on: June 12, 2012, 06:51:46 PM »
currently reading

and

personally, both great books. I can easily understand how certain people wouldnt enjoy Allen Ginsberg, but the Ernest Hemmingway collection I think could be enjoyed by nearly anyone- the book itself is a volume of his short stories, most of which based upon his Nick Adams character.

recent read I would recommend is

although I may be entering a risk recommending this, I definately think this book can easily relate to any skateboarder who ever felt isolated or estranged from their peers. It was a wonderful narrative, I thuroughly enjoyed the book.

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« Reply #1317 on: June 12, 2012, 10:39:19 PM »



I read the synopsis and ordered it from amazon for 9 pounds. Looking forward to reading it after my exams.

whoa stoked!! just saw this. i hope you enjoy it as much as i did. now i want to re-read it.

just finished this book and i really, really liked it.  hit me hard.  highly recommend 
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« Reply #1318 on: June 12, 2012, 11:21:50 PM »
Finished:



Multi-narrative sci-fi.  Not sure if the Nabokov comparisons are apt but it's a fun read.



Franzen talking about his transition into adulthood. Vacillates between moments of profound insight into what it means to grow up and be a person, and moments of Franzen being a terminal precocious bitch.



Cyberpunk novel about future biotech industrial espionage in South East Asia. Not as awesome as I'd hoped but everyone else loved it.



Favorite Hemingway novel so far. From what I understand, women are not to be trusted.

Reading:



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but I'm also finishing my Master's thesis right now, so the Jared Diamond book is on the back-burner until September probably.
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« Reply #1319 on: June 13, 2012, 03:03:22 AM »
Finished this


and started this
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