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Re: books to read
« Reply #90 on: September 11, 2008, 02:22:30 PM »
"Gravity's Rainbow" by Thomas Pynchon



did you manage to finish it?  is it worth the struggle?

dude, it's taking me so long. i've finished the first 2 parts out of 4 but i'm only a little more than a third done. it's not a quick read in any way, shape, or form. it's so complicated, dense, and expansive. and like i've said, i usually have no problem with dense books. i do think it will be worth it when i finish though. it'll just take me a lot longer than i hoped.

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« Reply #91 on: February 15, 2009, 08:30:53 AM »
Bump
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« Reply #92 on: February 17, 2009, 10:56:18 PM »

I know its cliche but it's way better than the movie
I always liked Catcher in the Rye too.

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« Reply #93 on: February 18, 2009, 01:28:12 PM »

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« Reply #95 on: March 06, 2009, 01:07:17 PM »
The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
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« Reply #96 on: March 06, 2009, 05:22:48 PM »
currently reading The Satanic Bible, not too bad.

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« Reply #97 on: March 07, 2009, 01:35:09 AM »
like most things in my life, i've used the "drunk" factor into what is great or not. so...any hemingway, bukowski, palahnuik, kerouac, fitzgerald, burgess

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« Reply #98 on: March 07, 2009, 05:26:14 AM »

Good little detective novel.

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« Reply #99 on: March 07, 2009, 06:37:25 AM »
like most things in my life, i've used the "drunk" factor into what is great or not. so...any hemingway, bukowski, palahnuik, kerouac, fitzgerald, burgess


finished on the road recently, and wasn't really into it.  Didn't feel like it went anywhere; maybe I'm missing the point?

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« Reply #100 on: March 07, 2009, 08:24:09 AM »
like most things in my life, i've used the "drunk" factor into what is great or not. so...any hemingway, bukowski, palahnuik, kerouac, fitzgerald, burgess


finished on the road recently, and wasn't really into it.  Didn't feel like it went anywhere; maybe I'm missing the point?

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« Reply #101 on: March 07, 2009, 08:55:10 AM »
Slaughterhouse 5 and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave are both popular books but are really good.

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« Reply #102 on: March 07, 2009, 09:01:54 AM »
Slaughterhouse 5 and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave are both popular books but are really good.


My favoritest book ever

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« Reply #103 on: March 09, 2009, 05:07:24 PM »
Norwegian Wood by Murakami was really good. There are some excellent reads here.

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« Reply #104 on: March 09, 2009, 05:39:53 PM »
"You were such a shitty parent that your kid couldn't even make it to term A guy who killed his child before it could be born because he was so shitty didn't do anything wrong.You know how the rest of us became positive members of society BY NOT BEING PIECES OF SHIT IN THE FIRST PLACE"-Ronald Reagon

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« Reply #105 on: March 09, 2009, 05:46:02 PM »
i cant get myself to like bukowski. i actually cant stand him.

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« Reply #106 on: March 09, 2009, 06:47:57 PM »
fascinating non fiction:





fiction:

(I actually laughed my ass off reading this one)

of those that have already been mentioned that i really enjoyed: the stranger, the dark tower series, and currently reading the journey to the end of the night.
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« Reply #107 on: March 09, 2009, 07:01:29 PM »
Norwegian Wood by Murakami was really good. There are some excellent reads here.

i bought the book a while back but could never get past the 4th chapter, i should really go back and finish it....

the stranger by albert camus is short and amazing....
essays by Franz Kafka is good too....
The catcher in the rye is fun....

I would recommend the time travellers wife, even grown men cry when reading it...  on a side note, its a great book to pass to girls to seduce them....

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« Reply #108 on: March 09, 2009, 07:02:46 PM »
catcher in the rye sucked dick.
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« Reply #109 on: March 09, 2009, 07:43:07 PM »
Norwegian Wood by Murakami was really good. There are some excellent reads here.

i bought the book a while back but could never get past the 4th chapter, i should really go back and finish it....

the stranger by albert camus is short and amazing....
essays by Franz Kafka is good too....
The catcher in the rye is fun....

I would recommend the time travellers wife, even grown men cry when reading it...  on a side note, its a great book to pass to girls to seduce them....
gotta back you up on the time traveler's wife, that shit was good.

right now i'm entrenched in school-related reading.  including kafka's "the castle" and his collected shorts, twain's "pudd'nhead wilson and those extraordinary twins", and a grip of books that fall under the cyberpunk genre ("vurt", "dead lines", etc.)  i've got a ton of recreational stuff i want to get to but the school load's already a killer.

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« Reply #110 on: March 09, 2009, 08:31:16 PM »
all the classics have been mentioned.

this books dope, so is its later companion Something in This Book is True...which i like better but couldnt find a larger picture




this book is just a whole phone sex conversation, it's sexxxy




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« Reply #111 on: March 09, 2009, 08:36:12 PM »
and as dude bro as this shit got it was still hilarious


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« Reply #112 on: March 09, 2009, 08:37:42 PM »
Slaughterhouse 5 and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave are both popular books but are really good.


My favoritest book ever

Vonnegut rules!




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« Reply #113 on: March 09, 2009, 08:40:52 PM »
hall-er.
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Re: books to read
« Reply #114 on: March 10, 2009, 01:08:28 AM »


hah!!  i studied the stranger for a philosophy module a few sems ago!!

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« Reply #115 on: March 10, 2009, 01:27:10 AM »

Double Deuce is really good too.

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« Reply #116 on: March 10, 2009, 03:40:59 AM »
Agree on the Murakami.  Reading Dance Dance Dance.
anything by Paul Theroux

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« Reply #117 on: March 10, 2009, 06:10:16 AM »
and as dude bro as this shit got it was still hilarious




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« Reply #118 on: March 10, 2009, 07:49:53 AM »
Agree on the Murakami.  Reading Dance Dance Dance.
anything by Paul Theroux


I'm down with Murakami too, I finished reading Kafka on the Shore not long back and enjoyed it. Check out Ghostwritten, No 9 Dream and Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell if you want something similar.

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« Reply #119 on: March 10, 2009, 10:29:36 AM »

really good, one of my favorites
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