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« Reply #1350 on: June 25, 2012, 04:30:00 AM »
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« Reply #1351 on: June 25, 2012, 06:15:28 AM »
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« Reply #1352 on: June 25, 2012, 08:07:30 AM »
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« Reply #1353 on: June 25, 2012, 08:48:11 AM »
The only time I get some quality reading done these days is on the toilet - truly the last bastion of solitude

It's a shame really. Still slowly making my way through the last half inch of Neal Stephenson's The Confusion (I've got The System of the World next in line)

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« Reply #1354 on: June 25, 2012, 03:57:31 PM »
I don't have any school at the moment, and I'm just working so I have had a considerable amount of time to read this summer... which has been wonderful.

Here are some of books that I've thus far read that I would suggest:









I would highly suggest anything by Murakami by the way.

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« Reply #1355 on: June 25, 2012, 04:45:07 PM »


if you want to get a grasp of his ideas and you dont have enough time or patience to read one of his books, defiantly check this out. this contains the subversive, unfiltered truths of chomsky presented in an easily digestible manner.  his views are immensely important, so dont sleep on it
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« Reply #1356 on: June 29, 2012, 10:54:33 PM »
I just re-read Great Gatsby in time for the movie to come out. I sure hope the movie isn't shitty. i'd be really bummed.

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« Reply #1357 on: June 30, 2012, 02:28:23 AM »
Just finished "Will Grayson, Will Grayson", Fight Club, and The Lord of the Flies and I'm starting on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

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« Reply #1358 on: July 09, 2012, 09:01:55 AM »


Finally got started on The System of The World - as you can see, I'm not that deep into it yet.

Don't know what I want to read next after this though (although this might take me awhile since I've got very little time to just sit and read these days).

This Baroque Cycle trilogy has been a goddamn blast to read though and people are seriously missing out if they don't give these books a chance.

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« Reply #1359 on: July 09, 2012, 11:00:47 AM »


One of my all time favorites. Reading it for about the third time right now. You want 'real talk', read Carver.

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« Reply #1360 on: July 09, 2012, 11:09:22 AM »


if you like math and philosophy i'd definitely say give this one a read, i'm really enjoying it
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« Reply #1361 on: July 09, 2012, 07:14:55 PM »



This book is fascinating & was actually much more deeper than I expected. It explains how both sexual & social seduction occur over a long period of time and how to psychologically trigger infatuation within you target(s). The dynamics of social seduction was very intriguing to me. Think of charismatic cult leaders with extremely loyal followers as an example. These are social seducers. JFK & even Obama are good examples as well.

It isn't focused on one particular gender as these concepts are psychological universal. This book also helped me better understand myself and exactly why particular women in my past were able to get me on some sprung shit & how I'd done the same to others. I really didn't know what to expect from this book but it's definitely one of my favorites now. I highly recommend it to anyone even remotely interested. Here's a torrent for the audiobook version.

http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/4557223/Robert_Greene_-_The_Art_of_Seduction



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This mesmerizing exploration of the most subtle, elusive, and effective form of power is a masterful analysis of civilization's greatest seducers, from Cleopatra to JFK, as well as the classic literature of seduction from Freud to Kierkegaard and Ovid to Casanova. Robert Greene once again identifies the rules of a timeless, amoral game and explores how to cast a spell, break down resistance, and, ultimately, compel a target to surrender. Presenting the timeless profiles of each type of seducer and the twenty-four maneuvers that will guide you step by step in the game of seduction, The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer of persuasion that reveals the timeless power of this age-old art.
When raised to the level of art, seduction has toppled empires, won elections, and enslaved great minds. In this volume, Greene asks readers what kind of seducers they want to become.


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« Reply #1362 on: July 09, 2012, 11:06:27 PM »
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson is a genius, and the illustrations throughout are awesome.

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« Reply #1363 on: July 10, 2012, 08:55:57 AM »
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson is a genius, and the illustrations throughout are awesome.

it's a great acid story, for sure. If you're digging the ideas behind the self induced chaos, read Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 1972.

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« Reply #1364 on: July 10, 2012, 09:21:01 AM »
Guys, I am in a mood.  I need something excessively violent and/or nihilistic.  My favorite novel of all time is Blood Meridean if that helps.  Don't bother recommending anything by Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Pahaliniuk (his quality has sucked for awhile anyway), Cormac McCarthy, Hunter S. Thompson, Nietzsche, Kafka,  Bukowski or Burroughs- I've read and reread all their stuff.  I'm looking for that gem I've never heard of.

Oh, and I just wrapped up Siberian Education by Nicolai Lilin.  It's a true account of a criminal from Siberia.  Really awesome book.

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« Reply #1365 on: July 10, 2012, 10:03:44 AM »
Guys, I am in a mood.  I need something excessively violent and/or nihilistic.  My favorite novel of all time is Blood Meridean if that helps.  Don't bother recommending anything by Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Pahaliniuk (his quality has sucked for awhile anyway), Cormac McCarthy, Hunter S. Thompson, Nietzsche, Kafka,  Bukowski or Burroughs- I've read and reread all their stuff.  I'm looking for that gem I've never heard of.

Oh, and I just wrapped up Siberian Education by Nicolai Lilin.  It's a true account of a criminal from Siberia.  Really awesome book.

Journey to the end of the night or anything else by louis-ferdinand Celine is dark, sarcastic and often violent. but you may have already read alot of his stuff too.
Soul by Andrei Platonov is really good if you can find it. Its about a tribe of nomadic russians(or some coutry around there) who are travelling through the desert and basically wasting away.
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« Reply #1366 on: July 10, 2012, 10:23:42 AM »
Guys, I am in a mood.  I need something excessively violent and/or nihilistic.  My favorite novel of all time is Blood Meridean if that helps.  Don't bother recommending anything by Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Pahaliniuk (his quality has sucked for awhile anyway), Cormac McCarthy, Hunter S. Thompson, Nietzsche, Kafka,  Bukowski or Burroughs- I've read and reread all their stuff.  I'm looking for that gem I've never heard of.

Oh, and I just wrapped up Siberian Education by Nicolai Lilin.  It's a true account of a criminal from Siberia.  Really awesome book.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ketchum

maybe you've heard of him. The film adaptations of The Lost and Girl Next Door I've seen, the latter of which was based on a true story that could go into the 'mysterious disappearances...' thread.
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« Reply #1367 on: July 10, 2012, 11:34:00 AM »
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« Reply #1368 on: July 10, 2012, 12:00:41 PM »
Guys, I am in a mood.  I need something excessively violent and/or nihilistic.  My favorite novel of all time is Blood Meridean if that helps.  Don't bother recommending anything by Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Pahaliniuk (his quality has sucked for awhile anyway), Cormac McCarthy, Hunter S. Thompson, Nietzsche, Kafka,  Bukowski or Burroughs- I've read and reread all their stuff.  I'm looking for that gem I've never heard of.

Oh, and I just wrapped up Siberian Education by Nicolai Lilin.  It's a true account of a criminal from Siberia.  Really awesome book.

John Banville? Book of Evidence is good.

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« Reply #1369 on: July 10, 2012, 12:17:13 PM »
Damn, the only author out of those listed that I've heard of is Ketchum (but I've still not read him.)

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« Reply #1370 on: July 10, 2012, 04:42:15 PM »
The Beach by Alex Garland is pretty great. 

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« Reply #1371 on: July 11, 2012, 05:02:50 AM »
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« Reply #1372 on: July 12, 2012, 03:01:05 PM »
This was lent to me last year and I got through it pretty quickly. It's a really, really good book.


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« Reply #1373 on: July 12, 2012, 03:06:40 PM »
This was lent to me last year and I got through it pretty quickly. It's a really, really good book.



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« Reply #1374 on: July 12, 2012, 03:31:56 PM »
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« Reply #1375 on: July 12, 2012, 04:47:49 PM »
books ive read for this summer so far



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« Reply #1376 on: July 13, 2012, 12:59:51 PM »
although I wanted to buy a french book I ended up buying these german classics (which you read in school, I guess) and another murakami in english. finished a book about gypsies in germany from my co-worker who is a gypsy himself. this was quiete an emotional read, he writes about being in prison, not knowing his wife until the wedding day, big time racism, heavy cultural conflicts and whatnot. truly inspiring.

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« Reply #1377 on: July 13, 2012, 01:50:04 PM »
reading this right now:

really good so far

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« Reply #1378 on: July 17, 2012, 10:12:32 PM »

This book was just amazing. I highly recommend it.

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« Reply #1379 on: July 26, 2012, 06:24:03 AM »
Not sure if it's been posted yet but please do yourself a favor & read it. Beautifully written and funny as shit.

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