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« Reply #1411 on: September 04, 2012, 08:05:04 PM »


My sister in law gave me this book to read and I know it's super popular but I couldn't put it down. It's seriously gnarly how this guy survived at sea and what people went through at POW camps. It's really well written and just a crazy story. It's really long, but worth it.

Also, he starts skateboarding in his 80's. Badass.
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« Reply #1413 on: September 05, 2012, 08:28:13 AM »
This was hilarious
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« Reply #1414 on: September 05, 2012, 12:13:46 PM »




I finally read a Vonnegut book...Cat's Cradle.  It was pretty damn good and those short chapters make you feel you're actually getting somewhere haha.  Based on the plot descriptions I'd probably read Sirens of Titan next.  For now I'm going back to non-fiction reading the People's History of the United States.  I'm only one chapter deep though.

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« Reply #1415 on: September 05, 2012, 01:09:10 PM »




I finally read a Vonnegut book...Cat's Cradle.  It was pretty damn good and those short chapters make you feel you're actually getting somewhere haha.  Based on the plot descriptions I'd probably read Sirens of Titan next.  For now I'm going back to non-fiction reading the People's History of the United States.  I'm only one chapter deep though.
I would recommend you read both these books, one after the other in any order. Especially, Slaughterhouse-5, it's probably the best book ever written besides ulysess

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« Reply #1416 on: September 05, 2012, 02:04:16 PM »
books i bought off of amazon

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« Reply #1418 on: September 06, 2012, 05:12:44 PM »
the rebel by albert camus if your into that philosophy shit

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« Reply #1419 on: September 06, 2012, 05:34:36 PM »
gonna be reading Blindness by Saramago soon, anyone read this novel?

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« Reply #1420 on: September 06, 2012, 08:33:19 PM »

This may be my favorite book cover ever though. The green is the writing inside; it's just purely evocative.
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« Reply #1421 on: September 07, 2012, 03:53:30 AM »
currently reading this ...




finisched this one last week, a lovely story about a little jewish boy, who lives in an orphanage during the the 2nd world war. this was my first book in french since 10-12 years. this mean that I read books in 4 different languages this year, hoooray.

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I finally read a Vonnegut book...Cat's Cradle.  It was pretty damn good and those short chapters make you feel you're actually getting somewhere haha.  Based on the plot descriptions I'd probably read Sirens of Titan next.  For now I'm going back to non-fiction reading the People's History of the United States.  I'm only one chapter deep though.
I would recommend you read both these books, one after the other in any order. Especially, Slaughterhouse-5, it's probably the best book ever written besides ulysess

one year in college i thought it would be a good idea to throw away my tv and read every vonnegut book in the library.  i went a little crazy that year.

just finished this; i liked it a lot:



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« Reply #1424 on: September 10, 2012, 10:37:22 PM »
That Vonnegut thing sounds like a great idea. I was super into Vonnegut from the second half of my junior yer until the end of my senior year in high school. I read all of his books except three within that time span. It was pretty amazing.

I was a reading machine then. I remember counting the number of books I read over that entire school year (for school and for fun) and being amazed at how many things I read in 9 months.

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« Reply #1425 on: September 10, 2012, 11:16:40 PM »


One of my favorites. Made me want to start writing.

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« Reply #1426 on: September 11, 2012, 08:23:35 PM »
Re-read Naked Lunch and watched a documentary on Burroughs. I really appreciate the dude as a writer.
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« Reply #1428 on: September 13, 2012, 08:27:04 PM »


very interesting ideas in this book. new criticism, post modern theory, deconstructionist theory in the literary academy are as helpless and hopeless as right wing religious zealotry in that they encourage nihilism and apathy, leaving the lives (and in the case of religious zealots, life on this planet) of those who adhere to such beliefs meaningless. Words have the power to bring meaning to life and do in fact evoke empathy and social change.

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« Reply #1429 on: September 14, 2012, 03:57:41 AM »
Can someone explain to me why the great gatsby is a good book?

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« Reply #1430 on: September 14, 2012, 04:58:50 AM »
I finished to read a Kafka book with basically all his stories..it's been really harsh but rewarding, to be honest I guess I understood barely just 50% of the content, like meanings and whatnot were REALLY hard to comprehend most of the time, but the things I got were really inspiring and mindblowing!
Anyone that experienced this?

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« Reply #1431 on: September 14, 2012, 04:59:21 AM »
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« Reply #1432 on: September 14, 2012, 06:40:05 AM »
I finished to read a Kafka book with basically all his stories..it's been really harsh but rewarding, to be honest I guess I understood barely just 50% of the content, like meanings and whatnot were REALLY hard to comprehend most of the time, but the things I got were really inspiring and mindblowing!
Anyone that experienced this?

They're great stories, eh? Read them again. Read some of Marx and Slavoj Zizek ideas on the nature of Authority and unfreedoms.

A good book to read, that draws similarities to The Penal Colony is JM Coetzee's "Waiting for the Barbarians."

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« Reply #1433 on: September 14, 2012, 12:48:54 PM »
I've been getting into Brautigan. The store I went to didn't have any of his classic works like "Trout Fishing In America" or "In Watermelon Sugar" so I opted for this.

Man, I've never read someone who could be both hilarious and totally depressing at the same time. He's got a great ability at engaging the reader with just a few simple lines. I suppose he was tied in with the 60's counter culture (which he resented apparently) but I wouldn't group him with the beats or anything. Highly recommended to those into the silly and strange

other stuff I've read this year:
Ask The Dust by John Fante (brilliant)

My Life With Charles Manson by Paul Watkins (you're not gonna find this in stores or even on Ebay, I had to download a PDF of it and squint my way through. It was written by a member of the family and is pretty much the only book you need. Everything is here.. the orgies, killings etc in full detail by a guy who saw it)
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« Reply #1434 on: September 18, 2012, 07:48:20 PM »
I've been getting into Brautigan. The store I went to didn't have any of his classic works like "Trout Fishing In America" or "In Watermelon Sugar" so I opted for this.

Man, I've never read someone who could be both hilarious and totally depressing at the same time. He's got a great ability at engaging the reader with just a few simple lines. I suppose he was tied in with the 60's counter culture (which he resented apparently) but I wouldn't group him with the beats or anything. Highly recommended to those into the silly and strange

other stuff I've read this year:
Ask The Dust by John Fante (brilliant)

My Life With Charles Manson by Paul Watkins (you're not gonna find this in stores or even on Ebay, I had to download a PDF of it and squint my way through. It was written by a member of the family and is pretty much the only book you need. Everything is here.. the orgies, killings etc in full detail by a guy who saw it)


Definitely going to check out this Brautigan character... Sounds like my kind of scribbler.
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« Reply #1435 on: September 18, 2012, 09:00:06 PM »
^ I read alot of Brautigan in high school and that was my favorite collection. I should really go back to it sometime.
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« Reply #1436 on: September 18, 2012, 10:03:54 PM »
My Life With Charles Manson by Paul Watkins (you're not gonna find this in stores or even on Ebay, I had to download a PDF of it and squint my way through. It was written by a member of the family and is pretty much the only book you need. Everything is here.. the orgies, killings etc in full detail by a guy who saw it)
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« Reply #1437 on: September 18, 2012, 11:57:47 PM »
The sun also rises - Ernest Hemingway.

Half through, I wish I was a man like those guys.

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« Reply #1439 on: September 19, 2012, 01:34:59 PM »
The sun also rises - Ernest Hemingway.

Half through, I wish I was a man like those guys.

save some money, travel to another country, get drunk, get fucked, and write about it. make sure you tell the stories of your exploits in an explosive way.