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Re: books to read
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2008, 04:32:40 PM »


anything salinger

Dude wrote one good book.  I tried Franny & Zooey and one other and just didn't want to finish them.

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« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2008, 04:45:33 PM »
Franny and Zooey was much better than Catcher in the Rye.  Raise high the Roofbeams was pretty good too.

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« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2008, 05:31:25 PM »
good choice on the Huxley stuff. I'm always reading vonnegut books halfway through, then losing interest..

huxley is dope as well. keep trying on the vonnegut, you're missing out on the best dude ever, in my opinion atleast. if you're not digging his novels try A Man Without A Country, it's the last stuff he ever wrote and it's just a collection of his thoughts on everything really, mostly current events, life itself and politics.
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Re: books to read
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2008, 08:06:01 PM »
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.
White Noise is a very interesting book.
Although unrelated a cool book is Confederacy of Dunces.
Is anyone else into non-fiction.  I recommend books in the CBC Massey Lectures series, such as:

and The Triumph of Narrative by Robert Fulford.

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« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2008, 08:08:20 PM »
Journey to the End of the Night,Ask the Dust,The Dharma Bums,Factotum, Cat's Cradle,For Whom The Bell Tolls,Notes Of A Dirty Old Man, South Of No North, Breakfast Of Champions,Hot Water Music,Pulp,Why I'm not a Christian,Tales Of Ordinary Madness, Septuagenarian Stew,Hollywood,Love Is A Dog From Hell,The Walrus Was Paul, On the Road , Invisible Monsters, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, No One Here Gets Out Alive, The 12th Planet, Atheism- The Case Against God, Post Office, Women, Ham On Rye, Tristessa, A Man Without A Country
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« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2008, 08:39:40 PM »
farenheit 451 is my favorite story told by way of the novel. Kingdom of Fear by HSThompson is a good read as well.  The Dark Tower series by stephen king is great. Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie was good. The Kite Runner is a sick book as well.

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« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2008, 09:02:30 PM »
anything David Sedaris

Being There by Jerzy Kosinski (I didn´t like the movie though)

Vonnegut

Under the Banner of Heaven by John Krakauer. 

I agree with Jesus, I tried Franny & Zoey and I just didn´t want to finish it.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2008, 09:03:32 PM »
Here are some good ones:




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« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2008, 04:36:43 AM »
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Re: books to read
« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2008, 07:28:50 AM »
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers.
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Hells Angels by Hunter S. Thompson
meet me at Nematoad Pond.

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« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2008, 09:52:42 AM »
Kozo Uno, "Principles of Political Economy: Theory of a Purely Capitalist Society"


this should be mandatory reading for everyone in the "McSame picked a woman VP" thread...

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« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2008, 03:00:44 PM »
L’Étranger by Albert Camus

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Re: books to read
« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2008, 03:48:00 PM »
books poison the mind.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2008, 03:59:24 PM »
The Master & Margarita.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2008, 08:01:45 PM »
Looking at my desk:

Streets and Patterns - about city layouts
Game Theory a Nontechnical Introduction
Nikos Salingaros stuff about fractal design in architecture and urban design
Lee Iacocca's autobiography

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« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2008, 08:05:50 PM »

"after the ice age: the return of life to glaciated north america", by e.c. pielou.  its a kind of history of the return of animal and plant life to northern north america after the retreat of the last ice age.


http://books.google.se/books?id=knEyjCYWEHQC&

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Re: books to read
« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2008, 08:10:43 PM »
halfway through franny and zooey. just finished 'journey to the east' by herman hesse(sp?), pretty good. also just finished 'hocus pocus' by vonnegut, was a great story as always but i cant stand his comedy whatsoever, its almost to the point where i dont want to read anything more by him for fear im going to start hating him.
I;m sure i;m not the only dc/monster/subaru type guy here

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« Reply #47 on: September 08, 2008, 08:38:54 PM »
halfway through franny and zooey. just finished 'journey to the east' by herman hesse(sp?), pretty good. also just finished 'hocus pocus' by vonnegut, was a great story as always but i cant stand his comedy whatsoever, its almost to the point where i dont want to read anything more by him for fear im going to start hating him.

ha, that reminded me I never finished that one and I look on the ground and there it is, 20 pages to go.  I don't think I can remember the story too much in zooey if i ever could, but just reading Salinger sentence by sentence is still enjoyable.  I'm also reading 'The Soft Machine' by William S Burroughs which is so fucking dope when I can understand what's going on.  It made more sense the one time I read it when I was high.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2008, 08:41:51 PM »
anything by richard brautigan. currently reading "revenge of the lawn" collection of short stories.

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« Reply #49 on: September 08, 2008, 08:50:50 PM »
anything by richard brautigan. currently reading "revenge of the lawn" collection of short stories.

duuuude Brautigan is so good.  I haven't looked at it in a long time but I've read a bunch of his stuff.  definetley pickup the set with confederate general from big sur, dreaming of babylon: a private eye novel 1942, and the hawkline monster: a gothic western.  fond memories.  the story in revenge of the lawn about the christmas trees is pretty cool if I remember correctly

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Re: books to read
« Reply #50 on: September 08, 2008, 09:06:53 PM »


I only read books about bands, or musicians.





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« Reply #51 on: September 08, 2008, 09:16:00 PM »


just bought this.

I used to read a lot of Walter Dean Myers a few years back. Fallen Angels really hit me hard.
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« Reply #52 on: September 08, 2008, 09:23:38 PM »


“Extraordinary . . . a virtuoso verbal performance.”
—Book World

One morning a doctor and his son set out on daily rounds through the grim mountainous Austrian countryside. They observe the colorful characters they encounter—from an innkeeper whose wife has been murdered to a crippled musical prodigy kept in a cage—coping with physical misery, madness, and the brutality of the austere landscape. The parade of human grotesques culminates in a hundred-page monologue by an eccentric, paranoid prince, a relentlessly flowing cascade of words that is classic Bernhard.





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« Reply #53 on: September 08, 2008, 11:01:37 PM »
I try and only read about war, porn and skateboarding

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« Reply #54 on: September 08, 2008, 11:50:38 PM »
The Invisible Pyramid by Loren Eiseley will expand your consciousness and make you see everything going on you in a whole new light. Seriously everyone should be reading this guy's stuff, it's incredible and somewhat prophetic. I highly recommend anything by Loren Eiseley!! Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness by Eric Schlosser are both good reads. The Middle Mind by Curtis White. Hunter S. Thompson is good, Hemingway and Steinbeck are tried classics. Remember kids, <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Jpk_zOfxkhc&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Jpk_zOfxkhc&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object> 
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Re: books to read
« Reply #55 on: September 09, 2008, 07:12:16 AM »
Just finished "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy, currently reading "Rabbit, Run" by John Updike. Really liking it so far.

As far as Salinger is concerned, has anybody read that collection of short stories of his that is called "For Esme with love and squalor"?
Picked it up after reading Catcher for the first time, I liked it.



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Re: books to read
« Reply #56 on: September 09, 2008, 07:36:20 AM »
I'm currently reading A Man In Full by Tom Wolfe; maybe around halfway through it.  I'm finding it to be a very interesting novel, I find the characters well written, enjoy the narrative style, and I find it a very interesting look at how people try to represent their identity; in particular masculinity.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #57 on: September 09, 2008, 03:39:33 PM »
1984

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« Reply #58 on: September 09, 2008, 03:44:13 PM »

I only read books about bands, or musicians.





Speaking on that topic, a couple of years ago I bought Lords of Chaos and someone stole it from my book case before I even got a chance to read it.  Needless to say I was bummed.

 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 #59 on: September 09, 2008, 03:44:28 PM »
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.
White Noise is a very interesting book.
Although unrelated a cool book is Confederacy of Dunces.
Is anyone else into non-fiction.  I recommend books in the CBC Massey Lectures series, such as:

and The Triumph of Narrative by Robert Fulford.


Yeah, Confederacy of Dunces is really good
I like all Vonnegut, too