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bill hates

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books to read
« on: May 08, 2008, 08:17:54 AM »
post books you are reading, or books other people should read
im in the middle of reading three books right now




subcommander marcos


im half way through the book and still dont know what to make of the guy. he was the spokesperson for the zapatista army during the mexican rebel movement. reading about his background life alone has been so interesting. really interesting portrayal of this guy, and stoked for it to be one of the first books i can actually read about him, seeing as i cant read spanish.


fahrenheit 451


i had to read this book two years ago for school but didnt even open it. im stoked to be reading it now. it basically portrays how fucked up life will be in the future if we dont appreciate the things that make us human. enjoying little things, talking with other people, and most importantly, reading books. the main character is a fireman, only in the future, his job isnt to put out fires, its to start them by burning books.


blow back


the word "blowback" refers to the bullshit we bring upon ourselves by the government's secret policies. its a super in- depth look at how and why shit comes back to us, due to our superpower mindset (america) and how we are further fucking up relations and making enemies all around. i feel like im on some nickdagger type shit, i apologize.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 08:26:36 AM »
toombs is big into the lit.

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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 08:36:15 AM »
The Outsider by Albert Camus.  I remember reading the french version in french class a couple of times and enjoying it, for some reason lots of people disliked it, maybe because hating french class is pretty trendy in high school.  Either way, I decided to read it in english in the winter and I thik I enjoyed it even more.  Great book about lack of interest or enthusiasm for every day type of stuff.

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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008, 09:10:13 AM »
yeah l'etranger is great. it's what got me wanting to write. i love how camus pretty much never talks about existentialism in it, he just conveys it subtly.

i really like jpod. but the tv adaptation sucks dick.
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008, 09:13:17 AM »


Was pretty cool- basically detailing how rather than developing their own atomic bomb the soviet nuclear program was heavily reliant on spies stealing information from the allies.

I'm doing some Hemmingway right now to chill out after an intense semester.

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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008, 09:19:37 AM »
i read this recently, pretty funny stuff.


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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2008, 09:27:03 AM »
The Long walk by stephen king

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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2008, 10:03:00 AM »
fuck books, drink beer

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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2008, 10:03:32 AM »
greatest book i ever read


reading this right now, its pretty noice


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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2008, 10:47:24 AM »

thats funny omelet cuz all i saw wuz dis..
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2008, 10:49:31 AM »
that's the greatest novel in my car at the moment...

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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2008, 11:04:12 AM »



men are better than women by dick masterson

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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2008, 11:36:31 AM »


anything salinger

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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2008, 12:07:39 PM »
Any Kurt Vonnegut. I liked Steve Martin's 2 books but the endings are always nice, but really anti-climactic.

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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2008, 12:57:06 PM »
best book i've ever read. re-reading it for the summer



just finished


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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2008, 01:06:49 PM »








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anything by any of these authors will absolutely never disappoint.


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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2008, 01:13:32 PM »
The Long walk by stephen king

Awesome book...It's supposed to be made into a movie at some point

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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2008, 01:28:50 PM »
Fuck yeah, "Nothing in This Book is True, but it's the way things are" is one of the best reads ever, one of my personal favorite.  Kilgore if you liked that, read anything by J. Krishnamurti, dude straight kills it when it comes to knowledge, he's on a whole nother level, I just finished "On Love and Lonliness" by him and its one of the best books I ever read.
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2008, 01:38:08 PM »
i've never read any of his stuff but 2 of my good friends always hype the dude up. he's on some next level shit is what i hear. i'll be sure to check it out. have you read "something in this book is true..." by bob frissell as well?

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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2008, 01:40:50 PM »
The Time Travelers Wife. for all the hopeless romantics, plus time traveling, what more can you really ask for

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« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2008, 01:45:50 PM »
good choice on the Huxley stuff. I'm always reading vonnegut books halfway through, then losing interest..

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« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2008, 02:48:42 PM »


Reading this right now, really well done.



Re-reading this at home, I can't recomend this book enough.



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« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2008, 02:56:05 PM »
I'm such a science fiction nerd when it comes to books, all I really read anymore are Bradbury books cause they're all that will hold my attention.

But if you're looking for recommendations, I used to be really into Don DeLillo, back when I went to high school and was a sadder person. I'd still highly recommend White Noise though.
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« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2008, 02:59:13 PM »
I'm such a science fiction nerd when it comes to books, all I really read anymore are Bradbury books cause they're all that will hold my attention.

But if you're looking for recommendations, I used to be really into Don DeLillo, back when I went to high school and was a sadder person. I'd still highly recommend White Noise though.

Ever Read the Foundation series by Asimov (sp?). I read book one and plan on reading the rest soon. I like to read Sci Fi after reading to much serious stuff, even though Sci Fi is good at slipping some serious stuff in the mix.

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« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2008, 03:02:33 PM »
I'm such a science fiction nerd when it comes to books, all I really read anymore are Bradbury books cause they're all that will hold my attention.

But if you're looking for recommendations, I used to be really into Don DeLillo, back when I went to high school and was a sadder person. I'd still highly recommend White Noise though.

Ever Read the Foundation series by Asimov (sp?). I read book one and plan on reading the rest soon. I like to read Sci Fi after reading to much serious stuff, even though Sci Fi is good at slipping some serious stuff in the mix.
You spelled Isaaac's name right. Love his Foundation stuff but I read at least 2 of them out of order and have never even seen prelude to Foundation anywhere.
A few weeks ago I picked up his "very best of" which is 12 or so of his short stories but I haven't gotten around to it yet. 
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« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2008, 03:02:53 PM »
i've never read any of his stuff but 2 of my good friends always hype the dude up. he's on some next level shit is what i hear. i'll be sure to check it out. have you read "something in this book is true..." by bob frissell as well?
I have, I like Nothing in this book better though. IDK why just did.  It's like "Ishmael" and "Story of B"  Ismael was my favorite of the 2, I'm yet to read "My Ishamael"
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« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2008, 03:48:35 PM »
I really enjoy reading Neal Stephenson...I'm currently reading "the Baroque Cycle"  Its a historical trilogy. 
This is the third




Also Snow Crash is awesome if you like cyber-punk books...There is even a futuristic skateboard in it.
http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/content.asp?Bnum=117



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« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2008, 04:18:26 PM »
good thread ,i just finished the stranger
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« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2008, 04:23:06 PM »
i've never read any of his stuff but 2 of my good friends always hype the dude up. he's on some next level shit is what i hear. i'll be sure to check it out. have you read "something in this book is true..." by bob frissell as well?
I have, I like Nothing in this book better though. IDK why just did.  It's like "Ishmael" and "Story of B"  Ismael was my favorite of the 2, I'm yet to read "My Ishamael"

I couldnt sit through Ishmael.

Im reading Franny and Zooey right now, and its good.
I also read "the road" last week and i kinda liked it
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