Author Topic: books to read  (Read 248010 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

steve

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 813
  • Rep: 45
Re: books to read
« Reply #1320 on: June 13, 2012, 05:37:47 AM »
It's nice to read books of my choice now that class is out... I've been doing one or 2 a week. I've been tearing apart the free book shelves outside faculty offices at the University and have come out with some great reads.

Last night I finished Island Under the Sea- Isabel Alende

War is a Force that Gives us Meaning- Chris Hedges

dem- William Melvin Kelley

Faith and the Good Thing-Charles Johnson

Dreamer- Charles Johnson (fictionalized account of the final 2 years of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's life, drawing strongly on time spent with Mohandas Gandhi.)

Existentialism is a Humanism- Sartre

No Fear, No Death. Comforting Wisdom for Life- Thich Nhat Hanh

Kevin Carey- The One Fifteen to Penn Station (book of working class Massachusetts poetry)

Beer Keg Peg Leg

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 5382
  • Rep: -22
Re: books to read
« Reply #1321 on: June 13, 2012, 06:36:52 AM »
Finished this



I loved that series so much. sci-fi at its very best. make sure to read the rest of them, they are pretty amazing.

buttpirate

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 601
  • Rep: 32
Re: books to read
« Reply #1322 on: June 13, 2012, 06:55:56 AM »
just finished:

a book about books wrapped in a detective novel set in a 14th century Italian monastery, pretty entertaining.


halfway through this:




I need to get onto this
Finished this



I loved that series so much. sci-fi at its very best. make sure to read the rest of them, they are pretty amazing.

Jumping Beans

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1156
  • Rep: -51
Re: books to read
« Reply #1323 on: June 13, 2012, 07:24:24 AM »
Talking about books is weird for me.  There's just so many out there, that when someone names an author they're into, I've usually never heard of them.  I've mostly been reading "classics" that everyone has heard of.  I finished Robinson Crusoe not long ago, and last night I started Tarzan the Untamed.

oyolar

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 9053
  • Rep: 197
Re: books to read
« Reply #1324 on: June 16, 2012, 09:40:31 AM »
Happy Bloomsday everyone! Celebrating by reading some Finnegans Wake.

ChronicBluntSlider

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1434
  • Rep: 32
Re: books to read
« Reply #1325 on: June 16, 2012, 09:42:02 AM »
Talking about books is weird for me.  There's just so many out there, that when someone names an author they're into, I've usually never heard of them.  I've mostly been reading "classics" that everyone has heard of.  I finished Robinson Crusoe not long ago, and last night I started Tarzan the Untamed.

I love the classics.

ChronicBluntSlider

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1434
  • Rep: 32
Re: books to read
« Reply #1326 on: June 16, 2012, 09:45:54 AM »
It's nice to read books of my choice now that class is out... I've been doing one or 2 a week. I've been tearing apart the free book shelves outside faculty offices at the University and have come out with some great reads.



Faith and the Good Thing-Charles Johnson




I took a novel writing class at UCLA and in it we read Middle Passage by Charles Johnson. Then he did a q and a with us over Skype. Super humble, mellow guy.

rfox

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 3341
  • Rep: 286
Re: books to read
« Reply #1327 on: June 16, 2012, 04:44:49 PM »
I never knew that the movie Fletch was based on a series of novels. 

Monty Burns

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 5093
  • Rep: -319
  • Release the hounds
Re: books to read
« Reply #1328 on: June 16, 2012, 04:55:48 PM »
I never knew that the movie Fletch was based on a series of novels. 


Is it a comedy or serius ?

rfox

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 3341
  • Rep: 286
Re: books to read
« Reply #1329 on: June 16, 2012, 05:23:29 PM »
It is both serious and funny.  He is basically just a dick to everyone.  It is good so far.

Monty Burns

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 5093
  • Rep: -319
  • Release the hounds
Re: books to read
« Reply #1330 on: June 16, 2012, 05:48:47 PM »
the movies were kinda funny . Guess the book would be better though

Jackie Joyner Kersee

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 435
  • Rep: 13
Re: books to read
« Reply #1331 on: June 17, 2012, 02:26:05 PM »
That seems like a good read I loved the first movie.  Chevy Chase should record audio books

Ronald Wilson Reagan

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 24919
  • Rep: -889
  • I own Malibu? I am going to fuck you.
Re: books to read
« Reply #1332 on: June 19, 2012, 08:13:14 PM »
about to start the summer reading list. On deck I have:
On the Road- Still haven't read it. Read other Kerouac shit and loved it.
Grapes of Wrath- Steinbeck is rad. I read Of Mice And Men recently and loved it. I feel like I have to.
Are you a kook? If you would say this, the answer is “YES”
I quit skating for a time due to piling out

kellen

  • Guest
Re: books to read
« Reply #1333 on: June 19, 2012, 10:04:57 PM »



Just finished it the other day, was a little bit tough to get into at first but I ended up enjoying it.

kilgore.

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 4568
  • Rep: 316
Re: books to read
« Reply #1334 on: June 19, 2012, 10:07:32 PM »
about to start the summer reading list. On deck I have:
On the Road- Still haven't read it. Read other Kerouac shit and loved it.
Grapes of Wrath- Steinbeck is rad. I read Of Mice And Men recently and loved it. I feel like I have to.

i thought you were teaching high school, not still attending it.

 :P

No holds barred, til labias say "free us"
then its straight to your kids' school, wine coolers in the Prius

oyolar

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 9053
  • Rep: 197
Re: books to read
« Reply #1335 on: June 19, 2012, 10:55:39 PM »
about to start the summer reading list. On deck I have:
On the Road- Still haven't read it. Read other Kerouac shit and loved it.
Grapes of Wrath- Steinbeck is rad. I read Of Mice And Men recently and loved it. I feel like I have to.

i thought you were teaching high school, not still attending it.


Burn!

Currently reading this:



It's pretty crazy. Like all of Danielewski's stuff, the layout/formatting is fucked up. But at least House of Leaves still had a (for the most part) discernible plot and understandable details. This is a novel told through stream-of-consciousness poetry. I've only read a little bit, but I'm intrigued by what I've read so far, so hopefully I'll get more of it as I go along.

Matze

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 6101
  • Rep: 280
    • www.matthiaswinkel.com
Re: books to read
« Reply #1336 on: June 19, 2012, 11:13:30 PM »
got this one for birthday, was quite a funny read. feels a lil bit awkward when reading in a public transport, but whatever



now I started to read guenther grass "cat and mouse" in polish. this is a tough one. I've never learned to read polish, so this is pretty hard. 4year old children have a bigger vocabulary then me, which makes reading real literature a not easier. anyway, I'm very proud of myself that I started this project. next time I'll get myself some french books.


sven thorkel

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 2034
  • Rep: 477
Re: books to read
« Reply #1337 on: June 20, 2012, 06:59:45 PM »


it was too long, but it has its moments
"Front row tickets to a bomb ass play"

Quote from: PonyFAP
I don't know where you get your facts. The first generation of My Little Ponies were made by Hasbro, not the Khmer Rouge. And Hasbro hasn't made toys out of human skulls since the 1960's.

Tom Penny says: My 'ed systems!

Greg Ostertag

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 245
  • Rep: 47
  • Trabajo sucio
Re: books to read
« Reply #1338 on: June 20, 2012, 09:44:05 PM »
Cold Ghengis

ed...

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 316
  • Rep: 57
Re: books to read
« Reply #1339 on: June 21, 2012, 01:43:25 AM »
now I started to read guenther grass "cat and mouse" in polish. this is a tough one. I've never learned to read polish, so this is pretty hard. 4year old children have a bigger vocabulary then me, which makes reading real literature a not easier. anyway, I'm very proud of myself that I started this project. next time I'll get myself some french books.

Quite a difficult book in any language, but a really important novella. Enjoy!

steve

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 813
  • Rep: 45
Re: books to read
« Reply #1340 on: June 21, 2012, 07:02:40 AM »
The Possessed by Dostoyevsky is a good one so far. It's the first of his that I have picked up and I'm appreciating the mode of story telling through the thus far unnamed narrator.

I also scored a collection of Hemingway titled "By-line: Ernest Hemingway Selected Articles and Dispatches of Four Decades" which should be cool.

HATE!

  • Administrator
  • SLAP Pal
  • *****
  • Posts: 12868
  • Rep: 1159
Re: books to read
« Reply #1341 on: June 21, 2012, 07:07:42 AM »
now I started to read guenther grass "cat and mouse" in polish. this is a tough one. I've never learned to read polish, so this is pretty hard. 4year old children have a bigger vocabulary then me, which makes reading real literature a not easier. anyway, I'm very proud of myself that I started this project. next time I'll get myself some french books.

Quite a difficult book in any language, but a really important novella. Enjoy!

Pretty badass just reading any book in a foreign language.

oyolar

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 9053
  • Rep: 197
Re: books to read
« Reply #1342 on: June 21, 2012, 07:12:38 AM »


Just finished this last weekend. Book Four is fucking weird.

Wall of Nausea

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 830
  • Rep: -59
Re: books to read
« Reply #1343 on: June 21, 2012, 07:25:59 AM »






HATE!

  • Administrator
  • SLAP Pal
  • *****
  • Posts: 12868
  • Rep: 1159
Re: books to read
« Reply #1344 on: June 21, 2012, 08:10:38 AM »
I think you're the only person I know who has also read The Wasp Factory.  Good and a little fucked up.

Wall of Nausea

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 830
  • Rep: -59
Re: books to read
« Reply #1345 on: June 21, 2012, 09:33:11 AM »
I think you're the only person I know who has also read The Wasp Factory.  Good and a little fucked up.

no joke dude. had to put it down a few times. cause it was fucking with my mood,but definitely a good and short read.

also :




Regarding "The Butcher Boy" :There is also a movie that was made with Stephen Rea. Fucking immaculate. Peep it:

http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/5862405

or


netflix probably has it too.

anyhow. yeah a dope read and fucked up, but fun.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2012, 09:34:59 AM by Wall of Nausea »

HATE!

  • Administrator
  • SLAP Pal
  • *****
  • Posts: 12868
  • Rep: 1159
Re: books to read
« Reply #1346 on: June 21, 2012, 10:56:08 AM »
Without a doubt, the most graphically disturbing book I've ever read was Poppy Z. Brite's Exquisite Corpse.  Brite basically takes the story of serial killers Jeffrey Dahmer and Dennis Nilsen and makes them fall in love and work together.  Excessively twisted and over the top graphic in terms of the violence, cannibalism, necrophilia and homosexual sex.  It honestly makes American Psycho pale in comparison in terms of over the top shit. 

A friend of mine and I were trying to outdo each other in over the top, disturbing books and that's what he recommended to me.  Really fucked up book, but recommended if you're into testing your limits.

ChronicBluntSlider

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1434
  • Rep: 32
Re: books to read
« Reply #1347 on: June 21, 2012, 11:00:21 AM »
about to start the summer reading list. On deck I have:
On the Road- Still haven't read it. Read other Kerouac shit and loved it.
Grapes of Wrath- Steinbeck is rad. I read Of Mice And Men recently and loved it. I feel like I have to.

I read that recently, the ending is one of the most amazing endings I've ever read. Also great from Steinbeck, Cannery Row.

steve

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 813
  • Rep: 45
Re: books to read
« Reply #1348 on: June 21, 2012, 01:16:45 PM »
Just found a copy of Denis Johnson's "Jesus' Son." It started off in a way that made me think of Bukowski but most of the stories were good and not as dark as I had expected.

Matze

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 6101
  • Rep: 280
    • www.matthiaswinkel.com
Re: books to read
« Reply #1349 on: June 25, 2012, 04:23:08 AM »
now I started to read guenther grass "cat and mouse" in polish. this is a tough one. I've never learned to read polish, so this is pretty hard. 4year old children have a bigger vocabulary then me, which makes reading real literature a not easier. anyway, I'm very proud of myself that I started this project. next time I'll get myself some french books.
Quite a difficult book in any language, but a really important novella. Enjoy!
Pretty badass just reading any book in a foreign language.
I read it already in my German class in school, but this happened 12 years ago. This book cought mostly my attention, because I grew up in the area that Grass is writing about. He even mentions the hospital I was born(the book takes place in german Nazi Gdansk, while I was born there in polish cummunism, still being half polish, half german). This was the first time I could contribute something about a book in class (I had straight D's in German for most of my school life). 
and hate, thanks for the compliment. Making the first step is the toughest part, but it works after a while. you gotta accept that you won't understand everything. my cousin is kind of responsible for that. she gave me a murakami book and although it was written in English, it wasn't hard to read.