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Re: books to read
« Reply #1440 on: September 19, 2012, 05:45:14 PM »

As One Is by J. Krishnamurti

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« Reply #1441 on: September 19, 2012, 08:38:19 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.

Please don't do this. It's been played out since Hemingway did it. 

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« Reply #1442 on: September 19, 2012, 10:43:41 PM »
Ya, it's definitely a literary ABD. Hemingway's ideal of masculinity is impossible to live up to anyway, no matter how much drinking and fucking you do.

Could be fun though...

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« Reply #1443 on: September 20, 2012, 06:58:40 AM »


this is probably next for me. its about a girl who was a hasidic jew that left the faith. she took classes at a local college and learned how to write, thus producing this book. she describes her day to day life, what she had to go through being a member of said faith. i live next to a town where almost 70% of people are hasidic jews (not brooklyn), and since i can remember, ive always been ridiculously curious about them, what they believe and what "rules" they are brought up to follow.

little intervew here
http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/was_hasidic_jew_but_broke_free_IeRSVA4eX8ypg4Ne8cBdSK

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1444 on: September 20, 2012, 10:37:23 AM »


awesome novel. sat and read it from 9-3am last night.

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« Reply #1445 on: September 20, 2012, 11:59:08 AM »
Ya, it's definitely a literary ABD. Hemingway's ideal of masculinity is impossible to live up to anyway, no matter how much drinking and fucking you do.

Could be fun though...

Goddamn, I can smell your halitosis through the screen!  You don't deserve to read his books.  Tosser.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1446 on: September 20, 2012, 01:34:20 PM »


I wasn't completely happy with the ending, but really enjoyed the overall concept. It's basically Cabin In The Woods set in a corporate office.

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« Reply #1447 on: September 20, 2012, 02:09:07 PM »


I wasn't completely happy with the ending, but really enjoyed the overall concept. It's basically Cabin In The Woods set in a corporate office.

Whoa, really?  Just that sentence has me very curious!

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« Reply #1448 on: September 20, 2012, 03:09:40 PM »
Ya, it's definitely a literary ABD. Hemingway's ideal of masculinity is impossible to live up to anyway, no matter how much drinking and fucking you do.

Could be fun though...

Goddamn, I can smell your halitosis through the screen!  You don't deserve to read his books.  Tosser.

So, when do you start your bullfighting apprenticeship?

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« Reply #1449 on: September 21, 2012, 06:14:08 AM »

I wasn't completely happy with the ending, but really enjoyed the overall concept. It's basically Cabin In The Woods set in a corporate office.

Whoa, really?  Just that sentence has me very curious!

Replace teens in a cabin with employees in an office, and scary monsters with psychotic bosses, and the rest is very similar.

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« Reply #1450 on: September 21, 2012, 09:35:53 PM »

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1451 on: September 22, 2012, 12:44:13 AM »
Only 100 pages in but I'm loving it.


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« Reply #1452 on: September 22, 2012, 06:30:54 AM »
The movie(s) are great, the book is even better.

 You and the D00D have turned this thread into a horrible head-on-collision between a short bus full of retarded kids and a van full of paraplegics.



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« Reply #1453 on: September 22, 2012, 11:53:00 AM »
Love this guy to death. (terrible pun)

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« Reply #1454 on: September 28, 2012, 01:27:56 PM »


Incredible, of course. Don't know why I'd never read Joe Conrad before this. What do y'all think about his other stuff? Any recommendations?

I've been into reading shorter novels and novellas lately. It might just be laziness, but I'll take a pared down, powerfully written novella over a fluffy, narcissistic epic any day.
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« Reply #1455 on: September 28, 2012, 01:37:21 PM »


Just finished rereading it.  Not the most challenging read, but one of my favourites by far.


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« Reply #1456 on: September 28, 2012, 10:27:23 PM »


Just finished rereading it.  Not the most challenging read, but one of my favourites by far.



Yeah, great book. 

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« Reply #1457 on: October 01, 2012, 10:40:16 AM »


Anybody have this? worth the $50?
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« Reply #1458 on: October 01, 2012, 11:58:59 AM »



Love the way he describes things!



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Re: books to read
« Reply #1459 on: October 01, 2012, 09:31:00 PM »


just started

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« Reply #1460 on: October 02, 2012, 12:37:33 AM »
finished this one yesterday. I thought it would be something like everything is illuminated, but a book that brings me closer being a vegitarian.



now I started this classic by hermann hesse, let's see how it turns out.

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« Reply #1461 on: October 02, 2012, 01:39:34 AM »
Currently reading this. It's good, but I can't seem to find the time to read bigger chunks of it, just get through 20 pages or so per day...
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« Reply #1462 on: October 02, 2012, 03:00:38 AM »


Incredible, of course. Don't know why I'd never read Joe Conrad before this. What do y'all think about his other stuff? Any recommendations?

I've been into reading shorter novels and novellas lately. It might just be laziness, but I'll take a pared down, powerfully written novella over a fluffy, narcissistic epic any day.

I have Lord Jim on the shelf but haven't seemed to be able to get into it. Supposed to be a good one, though.

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« Reply #1463 on: October 02, 2012, 03:03:10 AM »


I never read this when I was 16 like most do. Russell Banks is nice, though. I especially enjoyed the beginning of this. Bone rules!


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« Reply #1464 on: October 02, 2012, 06:41:34 AM »


Just finished this. Pretty gruesome stuff, but I loved it. It's interesting how McCarthy makes you feel compassion for such a depraved character. Interesting take on the anti-hero archetype.

Very curious to see what James Franco does with his adaptation.

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« Reply #1465 on: October 02, 2012, 08:53:28 AM »
I loved child of god. On one of James Franco's websites they are doing a bunch of behind the scene clips. I can't think of a film I've anticipated more than this one.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1466 on: October 02, 2012, 10:46:31 PM »
I loved child of god. On one of James Franco's websites they are doing a bunch of behind the scene clips. I can't think of a film I've anticipated more than this one.

Amen.
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Re: books to read
« Reply #1467 on: October 08, 2012, 12:55:04 PM »
Not my books but I am on this. Giger is amazing. (It's a collection of his artworks.)

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1468 on: October 08, 2012, 05:26:18 PM »
Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but this plus the follow up are great. Havent read the third yet though.


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« Reply #1469 on: October 08, 2012, 05:27:47 PM »
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