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Mark Renton

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Re: books to read
« Reply #2100 on: June 25, 2014, 05:49:09 AM »

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« Reply #2101 on: June 25, 2014, 06:31:07 AM »
Has anyone mentioned the stranger by Camus?? If so I apologize.  :o
i think i did. that book is pretty dopeshow and sartre's fiction too. right now i'm reading 50 shades of grey cause i found it in a recycling bin. it's pretty horrible but i'm reading it so i don't know what that tells ya.

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« Reply #2102 on: June 25, 2014, 09:33:17 AM »
50 pages in... hilarious, it's hard not to burst out laughing when riding on the train
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« Reply #2104 on: July 24, 2014, 06:59:45 PM »
Been a while since this thread has come up.


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Re: books to read
« Reply #2105 on: July 26, 2014, 01:24:53 AM »
Recently finished The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by PKD and it was ok. Went to the book store to purchase Knockemstiff by Pollock but they didn't have it so I bought The Devil All the Time instead. It's my first time reading this author but the description looked like my kinda shit. Anyone here read it or familiar with Donald Ray Pollock.
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« Reply #2106 on: July 26, 2014, 05:06:18 AM »
while mortals sleep by kurt vonnegut

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« Reply #2107 on: July 26, 2014, 09:46:30 AM »


A must read for any Hemingway enthusiast; his short stories are so killer.


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« Reply #2108 on: July 26, 2014, 10:01:22 AM »
i forget what the fuck it's called but there was a book of short stories by skaters i borrowed once. some were sorta well known people and others were tangentially related to the industry i guess? i don't know but the story about this one kid who got promoted to 'ovenman' his first day and would write post it notes to himself while blacked out so he could piece together his nights. 'there was drinking. there was violence. the last thing i recall is shouting 'i'm a skateboarder, i'm an ovenman!'
if you can find the book w/ that short story, it's awesome.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #2110 on: July 29, 2014, 09:31:45 AM »
^^I love Neal Stephenson. Snow Crash is an all-time favorite.

I know I'm way behind the curve, but I'm on book 3 of Game of Thrones. Shit is getting crazy.

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« Reply #2111 on: July 29, 2014, 09:56:10 AM »
I'm a massive Neal Stephenson fan, Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle books are some of the greatest books I've ever read.

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« Reply #2112 on: July 29, 2014, 10:49:56 AM »
skating is all about choosing your outfit very deliberately, going out in public. looking super sick. and then riding your board a little bit

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Re: books to read
« Reply #2113 on: July 29, 2014, 12:35:49 PM »
I've been wanting to read Flash Boys. Liar's Poker and The Big Short were both great. Super complicated stuff made palpable, definitely a sign of a great writer.

Reading this right now. My favorite novel I've read in a while. I love Great Depression era fiction



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« Reply #2114 on: July 29, 2014, 01:44:15 PM »
I've been wanting to read Flash Boys. Liar's Poker and The Big Short were both great. Super complicated stuff made palpable, definitely a sign of a great writer.

Reading this right now. My favorite novel I've read in a while. I love Great Depression era fiction




looks interesting! thanks for bringing this to my attention



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Re: books to read
« Reply #2115 on: July 29, 2014, 02:17:00 PM »
No holds barred, til labias say "free us"
then its straight to your kids' school, wine coolers in the Prius

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Re: books to read
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Re: books to read
« Reply #2117 on: July 30, 2014, 06:26:21 AM »
Just ordered the first two volumes of the English translation.  Stoked to get a chance to read them.

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« Reply #2118 on: July 30, 2014, 06:36:51 AM »
Just ordered the first two volumes of the English translation.  Stoked to get a chance to read them.

They're amazing.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #2119 on: July 30, 2014, 08:32:37 PM »
has anybody read any really, really good non-fiction lately?  i'm almost finished with my current book and have none on the horizon.

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« Reply #2120 on: July 30, 2014, 08:35:56 PM »
has anybody read any really, really good non-fiction lately?  i'm almost finished with my current book and have none on the horizon.
not lately so much but 'black mass' was about all that whitey bulger shit in southie. if you're not familiar, basically what that movie 'the departed' was based on. i've read a few books on the subject but the other names escape me. one was by kevin [2] weeks and not about that so much but about growing up poor, white in southie and trying to be a good person, 'all saints'.

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« Reply #2121 on: July 30, 2014, 10:55:56 PM »
finished Notes from the Underground a while ago, now working on this. So far it's great


That caught me for a second, I thought it was Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Spoiler alert, it's not about motorcycle maintenance.


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« Reply #2122 on: July 30, 2014, 11:05:53 PM »
read 'zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance' in jail in florida cause i remembered seeing it in my parent's shelf as a kid. fuckin come to find out my dad never read it and damned if that wasn't one of the worst books i ever suffered through.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #2123 on: July 31, 2014, 03:35:50 AM »
This is great




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« Reply #2124 on: July 31, 2014, 07:53:57 AM »

for any enthusiast of (specifically American, which of course is a conglomerate of myriad sources) history and the origins of American jazz, I sincerely recommend this multi-dimensional chronicle of the formative youth of Charlie Parker. Stanley Crouch's prose is exciting and the topics are so keenly introduced and fortified with historical background that the story biographically told is resounded with an insight to the feelings of the book's subjects and their fraught/insurgent circumstances of the past. or something like that- each scene of music nights at the Savoy and Kansas dusty afternoons seem vibrant and emotionally present; its a great read and I've only read a few chapters in. the book seems insightful of an orchestral destiny, as if recognizing what happened and understanding that the music of the future is resultant, which isn't the absolute definition of what destiny may mean to a curious individual, but nonetheless, the book seems to portray that musical, cool and punctual knowledge of history which is emotionally sensitive, too.

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« Reply #2125 on: August 02, 2014, 09:55:59 PM »
This is great



It's amazing how Ellis combined bizarre humor with ultra violence - I love this book because it's completely insane

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« Reply #2126 on: August 02, 2014, 09:57:49 PM »


I loved this book! The build and suspense is pretty intense - it was wrapped up pretty quick and neat in the end but still good. I should read this again.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #2127 on: August 03, 2014, 01:57:33 AM »
bought a few new Roberto Bolano books, they were released posthumously so they may not be quite like his other stuff (which I like, 2666, The Savage Detectives, etc). I like sci fi and Bruce Sterling, I'm about halfway through this one right now, cyberpunk goodness


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Re: books to read
« Reply #2128 on: August 03, 2014, 05:21:10 PM »
^You should get into Neal Stephenson.

A proper big concept kind of a writer and very humorous.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #2129 on: August 04, 2014, 01:19:30 PM »


Just finished this one. 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
I had never heard of the author or book. But he died a few months ago and I saw a story about him on the news. The book is supposed to be a major classic. And his finest work. In Colombia (where he was born) and Mexico (where he lived), he is regarded as a national hero. So I decided to check it out.
According to the back cover (NY Times Book Review) this is the first piece of literature since the book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race. Maybe a little too much hype. Which usually leads to being disappointed.
I enjoyed it for the most part. He has a nice flow. The parts dealing with "magic" as an everyday reality are fun. But, I ended up feeling sorry for most of the characters instead of rooting for them. A lot of loneliness. And incest.
I put in a request for another of his books, No One Writes to the Colonel. Because I did like the way he writes.