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Re: books to read
« Reply #1680 on: March 13, 2013, 12:58:58 PM »
The Doors of Perception and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley are both wonderful as well.


Huxley wrote like a jockstrap full of potpourri.

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« Reply #1681 on: March 13, 2013, 02:36:51 PM »


Yeah.

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« Reply #1682 on: March 13, 2013, 02:53:02 PM »
Good choice.

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« Reply #1683 on: March 14, 2013, 05:43:28 AM »
Good choice.

Yeah, it's great. Think I'll give Pale Fire a shot when I'm done with it.

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« Reply #1684 on: March 14, 2013, 09:11:11 AM »
Good choice.

Yeah, it's great. Think I'll give Pale Fire a shot when I'm done with it.

Pale Fire's great. The narrator is such a nut(maybe).

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« Reply #1685 on: March 14, 2013, 09:17:20 AM »
Read through the 3/4 this in the past 2-3 hours:



Really enjoy it.  Enjoying Bukowski in general.  Interesting mother fucker.


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« Reply #1686 on: March 14, 2013, 12:35:36 PM »
that's the last one I've read. that was last summer though...
I'm a slow reader.




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« Reply #1687 on: March 14, 2013, 12:48:08 PM »
Read through the 3/4 this in the past 2-3 hours:



Really enjoy it.� Enjoying Bukowski in general.� Interesting mother fucker.

You should try Ray Carver's short stories. Same kind of grittiness to it, but personally I like Carver more.

100 pages into this and loving it.


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« Reply #1688 on: March 14, 2013, 01:01:01 PM »
^^ I'll look into it.  Thanks for the recommendation.


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« Reply #1689 on: March 14, 2013, 01:18:06 PM »
Good choice.

Yeah, it's great. Think I'll give Pale Fire a shot when I'm done with it.

Pale Fire's great. The narrator is such a nut(maybe).

I remember reading Pale Fire the first time and getting the gist of it, but Nabokov's works definitely exemplify his idea of one doesn't read books, you can only reread them.  I realized how much more messed up it was on my second reading.

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« Reply #1690 on: March 17, 2013, 05:34:44 PM »
The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz. It's an adventure book that is very similar to Endurance by Alfred Lansing, about the will power to survive.

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. One of those books I have been told to read for years but always shrugged off. Once I finally picked it up I was fully blown away. Really recommend.

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« Reply #1691 on: March 20, 2013, 01:39:50 PM »
About to start 'Du cot? de chez Swann' first of 7 books of In search of lost time by Proust

It's been a couple of years I wanted to read it I hope I won't be disappointed!

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« Reply #1692 on: March 20, 2013, 07:55:43 PM »
been fucking with this lately...

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« Reply #1693 on: March 20, 2013, 10:54:25 PM »
About to start 'Du cot? de chez Swann' first of 7 books of In search of lost time by Proust

It's been a couple of years I wanted to read it I hope I won't be disappointed!

Good luck and let me know what you think.

From your post, I assume you're reading it in French? One of my literature teachers told me that he couldn't really get into Swann's Way (in English), but a friend of his read all of ? la recherche du temps perdu in both English and French and claimed the French version changed his life.

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« Reply #1694 on: March 20, 2013, 11:01:42 PM »
been fucking with this lately...

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« Reply #1696 on: March 20, 2013, 11:42:32 PM »
been fucking with this lately...

Neil Gaiman is the fucking man

Yeah im pumped on it...

HBO bought the rights for it... gonna make a show out of it.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1697 on: March 20, 2013, 11:46:49 PM »





Did Robert Greene do a book with FIDDY CENT?

I read the 48 laws and the seduction one,got no pussy from it...
still was cool.

Id Fuck with that apple book the Jobs book was tight.

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« Reply #1698 on: March 21, 2013, 12:06:42 AM »





Did Robert Greene do a book with FIDDY CENT?

I read the 48 laws and the seduction one,got no pussy from it...
still was cool.

Id Fuck with that apple book the Jobs book was tight.


Yeah it's called The 50th Law. It covers a broad range of topics but they all centered around being able to thrive by way of fearlessness. Mastery was actually inspired by one of the chapters in it & is about finding your true life's task, undergoing an apprenticeship within it, and creatively building upon your skills until you reach the highest level within your field. They both follow the same formula of the other books by analyzing historical examples (including 50 Cents upbringing in the 50th Law) and elaborating on the themes they all follow  . Really good shit I've learned alot from both books.


Insanely Simple was written by a former creative director for the company that does Apples marketing & is all about the concept of simplicity in the workplace, dealing with others, & things like effective marketing & design. He worked directly with Jobs for about 15 years or so & goes thru alot of behind the scenes shit with Apples design & marketing including the infamous Macintosh commercial & the release of the iMac which Jobs almost named the MacMan had the marketing team not been so adamant about the iMac title. Lots of little unknown gems like that in there. It's a little bit of history along with useful info on how things in the simplest, most effective way possible. If you liked that Jobs bio you'll definitely enjoy reading it
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Re: books to read
« Reply #1699 on: March 21, 2013, 12:11:31 AM »


Good not great.  If you're interested in that age of gaming, it's full of fun facts and nerdy stories about these guys.



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« Reply #1700 on: March 21, 2013, 12:40:23 AM »
The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz. It's an adventure book that is very similar to Endurance by Alfred Lansing, about the will power to survive.

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. One of those books I have been told to read for years but always shrugged off. Once I finally picked it up I was fully blown away. Really recommend.


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« Reply #1701 on: March 21, 2013, 09:12:44 AM »
About to start 'Du cot? de chez Swann' first of 7 books of In search of lost time by Proust

It's been a couple of years I wanted to read it I hope I won't be disappointed!

Good luck and let me know what you think.

From your post, I assume you're reading it in French? One of my literature teachers told me that he couldn't really get into Swann's Way (in English), but a friend of his read all of ? la recherche du temps perdu in both English and French and claimed the French version changed his life.

I originally read some extracts in my french class back in the day, my teacher was a big proust fan, spent a lot of time in text analysis, themes and all that stuff..I was so stoked by those paragraphs...
I'm reading it in my mother tongue, I went and try to find the french version but didnt find it, too bad because I wanted to strengthen my french ,words, verb forms and so on

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« Reply #1702 on: March 21, 2013, 11:50:34 AM »
Camus is brilliant and inspiring. I'd definitely recommend this to someone shopping for a new book to read.


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« Reply #1703 on: March 21, 2013, 02:40:58 PM »
Long story, but I've been on a Norwegian literature kick as of late.

This guy Karl Ove Knausgaard is a big deal in his native Norway. He wrote a series of painfully honest and revealing books about him and his family in a kind of rediculously detail-oriented, "Proustian" style... And named it after the magnum opus of our pal, Adolf Hitler.
Good read if you are socially awkward and have father issues. I am both.


Tor Ulven was a Norwegian poet who killed himself. From the back cover-

"Replacement, his only novel, published two years before Ulven?s suicide, is a miniature symphony, wherein the perspectives of fifteen unrelated characters are united into what seems a single narrative voice: each personality, having reached a point of stasis in their lives, directing the book in turn. These people reminisce, dream, reflect, observe, and talk to themselves; each stuck in their respective traps, each fantasizing about how their lives might have turned out differently. A masterpiece of compression and confession, Replacement dramatizes the tension between the concrete realities we think we cannot alter, and our interior lives, where we feel anything might still be possible."

It's a book about sweet, sweet isolation.


Starting this behemoth today: (not a literary product of Norway)




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Re: books to read
« Reply #1704 on: March 23, 2013, 12:29:49 PM »
Got a plane to catch tomorrow and am fiending to read a book.

Preferably non-fiction or sociology...
Any recommendations?

If you have a good fiction, mmmaaaayyyybeeee I'll try it. ::)
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« Reply #1705 on: March 23, 2013, 03:02:16 PM »
Goffman, Gary Allan Fine, or Hochschild.  Anything except The Outsourced Self from Hochschild should be good.

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« Reply #1706 on: March 23, 2013, 03:14:44 PM »


too lazy to look through this whole thing. but this book is amazing.
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« Reply #1707 on: March 23, 2013, 03:49:39 PM »
Got a plane to catch tomorrow and am fiending to read a book.

Preferably non-fiction or sociology...
Any recommendations?

If you have a good fiction, mmmaaaayyyybeeee I'll try it. ::)
Beggars can't be choosers.

Modernity & Identity by Anthony Giddens, if you haven't already...

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« Reply #1708 on: March 23, 2013, 06:38:44 PM »
Got a plane to catch tomorrow and am fiending to read a book.

Preferably non-fiction or sociology...
Any recommendations?

If you have a good fiction, mmmaaaayyyybeeee I'll try it. ::)
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« Reply #1709 on: March 25, 2013, 07:18:51 AM »
Got a plane to catch tomorrow and am fiending to read a book.

Preferably non-fiction or sociology...
Any recommendations?

If you have a good fiction, mmmaaaayyyybeeee I'll try it. ::)
Beggars can't be choosers.





Funny/Interesting non-fiction that I read.  Ironically, found these recommendations in this thread.  They were both amazing.


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