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Title: Books - check them out
Post by: reefer on June 26, 2008, 05:16:40 PM
I hope they Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max - I just started it, it's just about this guys real life, all the stories in it are true. He writes stories about how he gets drunk. I read it on the airplane to California, and I couldn't stop laughing at how hilarious some of the stories are. I think this is a book you have to read in public to get the full experience because it's quite dirty.

The Husband by Dean Koonz - It was pretty lame. Very cookie cutter, just like any other book in it's genre. About a kidnapper who kidnaps his guys wife. He has to come up with the money. Pretty dull.

Choke by Chuck Palahniuk - It's awesome. It's full of lots of little ideas and stories. The story is about a sex addict, and includes so many awesome and very dirty humor. Just one of the things that happens in the book is the main character, Mitch, remembers the days as a kid and how he used to surfer the internet to find this website with a chimpanzee who would pull out and eat chestnuts out of some guys asshole. I really liked how straight forward the book was. It's being made into a movie in September by the way.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on June 26, 2008, 05:25:03 PM
I'm going to be checking out Chuck Palahniuk's other work by the way, I just got Snuff. It's his brand new book. I even had to buy it in hard cover to get it.

It looks really really dirty, I pretty much can't wait.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Sam on June 26, 2008, 05:29:02 PM
ITT Creeper's never-ending search for porn in book-form.  befuddlement

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Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on June 26, 2008, 05:58:39 PM
ITT Creeper's never-ending search for porn in book-form.  befuddlement

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I'm actually searching for the creepiest most disgusting book I can find.

Choke has its disgusting moments but I want something "worse"


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on June 27, 2008, 04:10:53 PM
I've got it.

http://www.amazon.com/Filth-Irvine-Welsh/dp/0393318680/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1214585820&sr=8-2

<img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0393318680.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg">

It's the guy who wrote <i>Trainspotting</i>... he's Scottish (I think), and his writing reflects as much, but this is truly one of the dirtiest books I've read.
Sweet, not only does it look promising, in the "customers who bought this also bought" is choke.

I'll defiantly get it. Thanks.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on June 27, 2008, 08:32:58 PM
(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee3/sothief/000654579302lzzzzzzz.jpg)
I kept repeating "Love's as good as Soma" or whatever that line is (though I imagine I got it wrong) last night which isn't important.
I don't know how to be objective about something I love. Read Brave New World.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on June 28, 2008, 06:41:18 AM
(http://www.ebooknetworking.com/books/080/652/big0806527285.jpg)

Short stories, all true. About the biggest asshole ever, it was pretty entertaining. Probably the best real life short stories I have ever read ever.


I bought Filth and Chuck's Survivor today. I started Snuff today and it's by far the most disgusting book I've read so far. At one point in the first 5 pages he describes when a man wipes from back to front and gets shit on the backside of their ball sack.

What a great way to start a book, it's good so far.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ncba93ivyase on June 28, 2008, 09:21:10 AM
gospel of the flying spaghetti monster epic

The Good Earth was a requirement for tenth grade honors and it's one of the only school mandated books I liked. It drags along at some points, but most of the time it's great.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: FAMY2 on June 28, 2008, 10:46:53 PM
 Don't read this if you have trouble sleeping at night. Otherwise it is one of my favorite.
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g270/m6mm2m/insomnia.jpg)


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 01, 2008, 03:30:05 AM
I just finished Snuff, it's probably not a good book to read if you never read chuck's work, has many issues. The characters are hard to follow because they're numbered (72, 137, and 600) and the first pages are hard to read because you don't notice (well, now you will because i will have told you) that each chapter is told from a different characters point of view.

the ending was very weird.

the next book im going to read will be filth.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on July 01, 2008, 03:34:40 AM
I still need to finish Lord of the Flies. I'm not a big reader.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Sam on July 01, 2008, 03:55:08 AM
I still need to finish Lord of the Flies. I'm not a big reader.
I read tthat 4-5 years ago. >.>


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on July 01, 2008, 04:03:04 AM
Lol. I'm a pretty advanced reader, but i read at a talking pace because that makes sense to me. I could have read it a while ago, just didn't. the copy i had was torn as Shit. And I'm picky with books.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 01, 2008, 05:33:26 PM
I just started to read Filth. The slang, or whatever you'd like to call it, is very hard to get used to at first. I'm not nearly into the book at all, the first chapter but I think I'm going to have to get a piece of paper to write down all the slang and names in this book before I get confused.

 befuddlement

And how when people talk, Welsh (the writer) uses dashes instead of quotes.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Selkie on July 02, 2008, 05:42:10 PM
(http://www.imageriedesroyaumes.fr/Livres/Romans/Forgotten_Realms/The_Dark_Elf_Trilogy/The_Dark_Elf_Trilogy_Collector's_Edition_1.jpg)

I read a bit of the first book years ago when I was into all that Boulder's Gate shit, and now I decided to pick it up again.

It's actually startlingly detailed, gritty, and all-round badass. I love it.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 03, 2008, 02:46:31 AM
OH GOD FILTH IS SO HARD TO READ, this is one of the sentences from it:

"Huv tae fix ye up wi ma sister-in-law again, eh Ray!"

And this happens everytime someone talks.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 03, 2008, 02:53:25 AM
Have to get you together with my sister in law again, eh Ray?
I know what he says, I understand it, just takes like 3 more seconds then usual.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: KonohaShinobi on July 03, 2008, 03:31:50 AM
OH GOD FILTH IS SO HARD TO READ, this is one of the sentences from it:

"Huv tae fix ye up wi ma sister-in-law again, eh Ray!"

And this happens everytime someone talks.
Jesus christ, is the content any good, at least?


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 03, 2008, 05:03:31 AM
Jesus christ, is the content any good, at least?
so far yes,


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Gin on July 03, 2008, 11:13:26 PM
I'm currently reading this,
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if it's good[and so far it is] I'll continue with the rest of the series.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Socks on July 05, 2008, 11:23:18 AM
Currently reading this book.

(http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/large_images/554/30834554.jpg)

Shows some of the roots of todays most prominent scientific and cultural developments.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 06, 2008, 11:24:18 PM
Still reading Filth, I bought Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk for my next book a while ago.

Saw this on Wikipedia, thought it was pretty funny since the title of the book is so perfect. "Filth is a derogatory UK English slang term for the Police."


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 07, 2008, 02:06:26 AM
Jesus christ, is the content any good, at least?
It's pretty disgusting.

The most memorable disgusting part went something like this.

The main character, Bruce, is a police officer or something. He snort some coke with his co-worker. Then they break into this guy's apartment who they know somehow. Bruce asks if he has a bedroom. The guy who owns the place says "yeah... but someone is in it right now"

Bruce doesn't care, he walks into the room to find a girl, the owner's girlfriend. Bruce asks how old she is, she says 16 (age of consent where the book takes place) and he asks if it's true while looking at her purse. She says shes actually 15, making it illegal for her to sleep with the owner. Bruce then grabs the purse knowing there is something in there that shouldn't be.

He pulls out some E pills. And Bruce goes off on her telling her that it is illegal.

Bruce walks to the living room and discusses it with the owner. Then for about four pages explains what it will be like in prison, a long story about a guy called The Beast who will sodomize you in prison.

Then Bruce goes back to the room to find the girl with her clothes fully on now. Bruce asks who her dad is, her dad has something to do with a church if I remember.

Bruce says that she has to suck his dick or he will tell her father and file a report.

He pulls down his pants, his dick has sores on it from eczema. She sucks off his disgustingly red sore dick. Ask she does, he tells her to suck it off like it was her boyfriend's. Then tells her that she has to suck off harder or else he will tell her dad as she is sucking him off.

He pulls up his pants and leaves her in that room.

Bruce then tells his partner that they're done here and stuff. As they leave Bruce says to the owner that his girlfriend sucks at blowjobs. Then they leave. On the way out Bruce and his partner give eachother high fives.

I like it


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 11, 2008, 02:00:19 AM
Filth was a good book, the book dragged on in the middle, with lots of details that really didn't add too much to the story. Really, the book could have been 100 or so pages and would have been many times better. I do not like that his history of why he is so screwed up is only in the last 40 or so pages but those last pages are pretty awesome. The ending was actually really really cool.

I actually don't think it's as graphic as Snuff. Some parts are pretty graphic but Snuff is way way more disgusting and graphic over all, but probably not as good as Filth.

I don't know if I will read another book by Irvine Welsh (author of Filth) because his books are quite big and this one had a lot of "okay i get the point" material, and plus his slang kind of makes some parts of the book very confusing, making you read it quite a bit slower then usual.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Trevor on July 12, 2008, 09:50:24 PM
The discussion of Chuck Palahniuk intrigued me. I decided to re-watch Fight Club last night. Brilliant.
I stopped at the library today to check what they had from Palahniuk. I was hoping to get Fight Club, because I was interested to see how much it differed from the movie. Unfortunately, the item was "missing." The only books they had were "Haunted" and "Diary." Out of the two, "Haunted" looked the most interesting, so I got that.

I'm only 22 pages in, and already there's a child who sticks a carrot up his ass to attempt to achieve an anal orgasm. Then there's another kid who slips a hardened piece of wax into his urethra before masturbating to "intensify" the orgasm, I guess.
And last, there's a 13 year old who masturbates in his family pool, and sticks his ass in the drain or whatever. Without even realizing what's going on, his intestines literally begin to come out of his ass. It's very vivid and disgusting, but I didn't want to stop reading.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on July 13, 2008, 01:32:48 AM
At least watch Trainspotting. It's a great movie.

God, yes. I just watched that a few days ago, really late at night. Good stuff.

As for books, I've been pretty lazy and haven't really read anything recently. I was working on reading The Catcher in the Rye for the umpteenth time, but never really finished it this time.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Trevor on July 13, 2008, 03:04:56 AM
God, yes. I just watched that a few days ago, really late at night. Good stuff.

As for books, I've been pretty lazy and haven't really read anything recently. I was working on reading The Catcher in the Rye for the umpteenth time, but never really finished it this time.
For the life of me, I cannot re-read a book.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on July 13, 2008, 03:32:13 AM
I've been tearing through books lately. In the past few weeks I've read VALIS by Philip K. Dick, Red Prophet by Orson Scott Card, The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov, and All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson, plus I re-read The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick and Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.


As for Palahniuk: I've been avoiding him, because it sounds to me like he writes "edgy" books just for the sake of being edgy.


For the life of me, I cannot re-read a book.
Then you probably haven't been reading good enough books.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 13, 2008, 03:09:30 PM
I ask my friend to suggest me some books, she let me barrow The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins

And I just ordered The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster by Bobby Henderson, American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, and Rant: The Oral Biography of Buster Casey by Chuck Palahniuk

(http://gingery.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/flying-spaghetti-monster.jpg)

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(http://www.austinchronicle.com/binary/8b71/books_readings-38810.jpeg)

Some of the covers of his books are beautiful, I really like the cover of Survivor, it's really shiny and it has a plane on the front, but the plain has roses all over it and it looks like a cross. All of those are themes in the book.

I've been tearing through books lately. In the past few weeks I've read VALIS by Philip K. Dick, Red Prophet by Orson Scott Card, The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov, and All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson, plus I re-read The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick and Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.


As for Palahniuk: I've been avoiding him, because it sounds to me like he writes "edgy" books just for the sake of being edgy.

Then you probably haven't been reading good enough books.
I've been wanting to read Cat's Cradle.  befuddlement

As for Palahniuk, you described Snuff perfectly but Survivor isn't that way.

At least watch Trainspotting. It's a great movie.
I plan to. I liked Filth but not enough to explore his other work in book form at least.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 13, 2008, 04:20:59 PM
The discussion of Chuck Palahniuk intrigued me. I decided to re-watch Fight Club last night. Brilliant.
I stopped at the library today to check what they had from Palahniuk. I was hoping to get Fight Club, because I was interested to see how much it differed from the movie. Unfortunately, the item was "missing." The only books they had were "Haunted" and "Diary." Out of the two, "Haunted" looked the most interesting, so I got that.

I'm only 22 pages in, and already there's a child who sticks a carrot up his ass to attempt to achieve an anal orgasm. Then there's another kid who slips a hardened piece of wax into his urethra before masturbating to "intensify" the orgasm, I guess.
And last, there's a 13 year old who masturbates in his family pool, and sticks his ass in the drain or whatever. Without even realizing what's going on, his intestines literally begin to come out of his ass. It's very vivid and disgusting, but I didn't want to stop reading.
I haven't read that one yet. I remember my friend was talking about a book before I even knew of Chuck Palahniuk. He was talking about that book because of the drain story.

I doubt it but are those stories true?

If you like that kind of work, stories that are pretty disgusting but true read I Hope they Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max. It's about a guy who gets really drunk, which might sound stupid but the book is actually really awesome. He's probably the biggest asshole I've ever.

Or most of his stories are online but I find the book so much better. I read all of it on an airplane, the whole time I was reading it I was looking around and just laughing. Just looking at everyone around me, to see if they even had a clue at what I was experiencing. The book is much better to read in public if you can because it just makes the stories that much more disgusting or awesome or whatever.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Selkie on July 13, 2008, 09:42:36 PM
(http://tinypic.com/ay7iti.jpg)

Amazing book. Fucked up as hell but it's great. Well-written, gripping and pretty hilarious at points.

Also, the eerie thing about it is that you will probably find yourself anticipating and looking forward to the next time he brutally murders someone or something.

it will mess you up, but hey, what's the point of reading an effect-less book


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Trevor on July 14, 2008, 12:09:51 AM
I haven't read that one yet. I remember my friend was talking about a book before I even knew of Chuck Palahniuk. He was talking about that book because of the drain story.

I doubt it but are those stories true?

If you like that kind of work, stories that are pretty disgusting but true read I Hope they Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max. It's about a guy who gets really drunk, which might sound stupid but the book is actually really awesome. He's probably the biggest asshole I've ever.

Or most of his stories are online but I find the book so much better. I read all of it on an airplane, the whole time I was reading it I was looking around and just laughing. Just looking at everyone around me, to see if they even had a clue at what I was experiencing. The book is much better to read in public if you can because it just makes the stories that much more disgusting or awesome or whatever.
The stories aren't true. They're all stories relating to each character, just giving a idea of why they're participating in the "retreat" that the book is pretty much all about.
I just finished it, though. And the ending kind of pissed me off. They're all a bunch of greedy, selfish, idiots.

I'll be going to the library tomorrow to return it, so I'll check if they've got Filth or I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 14, 2008, 02:52:13 AM
Amazing book. Fucked up as hell but it's great. Well-written, gripping and pretty hilarious at points.

Also, the eerie thing about it is that you will probably find yourself anticipating and looking forward to the next time he brutally murders someone or something.

it will mess you up, but hey, what's the point of reading an effect-less book

I really looked for movies that would gross me out but there aren't that many, though I didn't look too far. I kind of like that sort of thing. There are some parts in Filth that I literary yelled "YES!" because it was disgusting.

The stories aren't true. They're all stories relating to each character, just giving a idea of why they're participating in the "retreat" that the book is pretty much all about.
I just finished it, though. And the ending kind of pissed me off. They're all a bunch of greedy, selfish, idiots.

I'll be going to the library tomorrow to return it, so I'll check if they've got Filth or I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.
I don't suggest Filth (It's good but not great. If you can get past the funny slang then yes, you should read it) and I highly doubt they'll have I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. Go for Choke, Fight Club, Survivor, they are all really good, all by Chuck Palahniuk.

I also really love The Giver by Lois Lowry, it's such an original book.

On my to read list is: Cat's Cradle, Still Life with Woodpecker, The Perks of being a Wallflower, Gathering Blue, At The Gates Of The Animal Kingdom: Stories, 1984, and any book by Chuck Palahniuk I haven't read yet.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Trevor on July 14, 2008, 08:22:22 AM
I really looked for movies that would gross me out but there aren't that many, though I didn't look too far. I kind of like that sort of thing. There are some parts in Filth that I literary yelled "YES!" because it was disgusting.
I don't suggest Filth (It's good but not great. If you can get past the funny slang then yes, you should read it) and I highly doubt they'll have I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. Go for Choke, Fight Club, Survivor, they are all really good, all by Chuck Palahniuk.

I also really love The Giver by Lois Lowry, it's such an original book.

On my to read list is: Cat's Cradle, Still Life with Woodpecker, The Perks of being a Wallflower, Gathering Blue, At The Gates Of The Animal Kingdom: Stories, 1984, and any book by Chuck Palahniuk I haven't read yet.
Last time I was there, the only other book the had by Palahniuk was Diary.
I'm still going to check for those other two anyway.

I read The Giver in my 8th grade english class. Hell, at the time I thought it was ridiculous. But looking back at it, I kind of want to read it again.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Selkie on July 14, 2008, 05:44:15 PM
Those are all great. I do hope you've red <i>Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep</i> by Dick, though, and I'd recommend <i>A Scanner Darkly</i> (the movie) because it's Dick and also Richard Linklater is awesome...

Reefer, don't bother with <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i>. A friend gave it to me as a gift for my birthday last year, and it's really just aimless shit for the masses... read <i>Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas</i>, it's pretty much the same thing except way better

Oh, also, I hope you enjoy <i>American Psycho</i>. It's brilliant, and the film adaption is almost as good. Be sure to see it.

Some of the movie scenes in American Psycho I actually like more, like the whole Paul Own scene and how they make it so he is casually talking about Huey Lewis while it is going on. Also, Christian Bale was pretty funny.


Also, Snorkel, I'm reading Entangled Minds. I'm almost halfway done. pretty good stuff thumbup;


As for what I'm going to read, I made a list of just a crapload of books regarding out-of-body experience and/or lucid dreaming. I seem to be into that topic as of late.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 14, 2008, 06:33:36 PM
Those are all great. I do hope you've red <i>Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep</i> by Dick, though, and I'd recommend <i>A Scanner Darkly</i> (the movie) because it's Dick and also Richard Linklater is awesome...

Reefer, don't bother with <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i>. A friend gave it to me as a gift for my birthday last year, and it's really just aimless shit for the masses... read <i>Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas</i>, it's pretty much the same thing except way better

Oh, also, I hope you enjoy <i>American Psycho</i>. It's brilliant, and the film adaption is almost as good. Be sure to see it.
I've seen the movie American Psycho and loved it. Pretty much why I'm going to read the book.

I do like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, it's very casual and very straight forward. Though I do see what you're saying, I already read half of it. I kind of wanted a book to read today because I was answering phones in my dad's work. Which really consists of me just sitting all day so it was the only book I had to read.

Well besides Still Life with Woodpecker but I really had no idea what the hell was going on in it, I suck at reading so it didn't go over so well.

I also wanted to read <i>Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas</i> but I was scared it wasn't going to be as good because the only reason the movie was bad ass was because of the main character and his narroration. (I'm bad with actors so yeah)


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Selkie on July 14, 2008, 10:20:03 PM
That'd be Johnny Depp in the best role he's ever played.

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Oh, nice. I liked that book. If you're into the field theory/quantum thing try <i>The Holographic Universe</i> by Michael Talbot, it's a classic and pretty intriguing... Brian Greene also has some good books.

I will definitely look into it

I read the beginning on Amazon and am already hooked. I'm gonna add it to my library waiting list.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on July 14, 2008, 10:30:31 PM
Those are all great. I do hope you've red <i>Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep</i> by Dick, though, and I'd recommend <i>A Scanner Darkly</i> (the movie) because it's Dick and also Richard Linklater is awesome...
Also read the book A Scanner Darkly. It's one of Dick's best. I additionally recommend The Man In The High Castle, Ubik, and Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 14, 2008, 11:58:58 PM
That'd be Johnny Depp in the best role he's ever played.

Quote from: Selkie224
Also, Snorkel, I'm reading Entangled Minds. I'm almost halfway done. pretty good stuff


As for what I'm going to read, I made a list of just a crapload of books regarding out-of-body experience and/or lucid dreaming. I seem to be into that topic as of late.


Oh, nice. I liked that book. If you're into the field theory/quantum thing try <i>The Holographic Universe</i> by Michael Talbot, it's a classic and pretty intriguing... Brian Greene also has some good books.
Oh yeah huh, I know who Johhny Depp is but he always is very good at looking completely different.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 16, 2008, 08:44:41 AM
Just finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I liked it but wish it had a little plot twist, like the person he was writing it to had been someone in the book that was important. Oh well, still a decent book.

I hope I can talk my mom into buying me some other books soon because I'm all done with the books I want to read that I have available to me.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Pele on July 16, 2008, 10:15:09 PM
(http://patriciasimoes.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/pilars.jpg)

and
(http://notdoubledutch.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/n219251.jpg)

Both great books.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on July 17, 2008, 12:57:14 AM
Me too. All of Dick's works are on my shelf; no matter how much praise Asimov and other sci-fi classics get he will forever be the best.
How did you afford all those? He published a lot of works.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 17, 2008, 12:59:36 AM
and
Both great books.
They both look so boring. Though I think every book does until you read it.

I'm going to get some books tomorrow, probably something by Palahniuk again.  befuddlement

Has anyone read Vurt by Jeff Noon?


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 17, 2008, 01:59:32 AM
there are three things I spend money on

1. books
2. warhammer
3. gas

and like netflix

Reefer, I've never heard of that

I think it's up your alley but I've never read it so I don't know if it's good but I've heard that it is.

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Vurt tells the story of Scribble and his "gang", the Stash Riders, as they search for his missing sister Desdemona. The novel is set in an alternate version of Manchester, England, in which society has been shaped by Vurt, a hallucinogenic drug/shared alternate reality, accessed by sucking on colour-coded feathers. Through some (never explained) mechanism, the dreams, mythology, and imaginings of humanity have achieved objective reality in the Vurt and become "real".

Jesus, Dick has 48 books. Thats a lot, and that's only his books, not including all the short story books he has.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 17, 2008, 02:10:18 AM
Looks interesting. I'll add it to my list... but my list is about as long as my Netflix Queue (58 right now)  doodthing;


And they're all good. giggle;
If you could only read one of them, which would it be? I'd like to check him out.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 17, 2008, 02:21:28 AM
The famous ones. <i>A Scanner Darkly</i>, <i>Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?</i> (Blade Runner), <i>The Man In The High Castle</i>... you really can't go wrong, but I've actually not identified any gems hidden in his lesser-known works.
When you're bored take a picture of your shelf with all his work. I kind of want to see it.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 17, 2008, 02:52:38 AM
They were all at my dad's, and right now they're in a box in mini-storage because his new house isn't done until November

I had all my Arthur C Clarke, Asimov, and Lovecraft stuff there too
Lovecraft you say?

I've never read anything from him, any suggestions?


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on July 17, 2008, 04:04:10 AM
All this talk of Philip K. Dick reminds me that I need to watch Waking Life again. Actually, I've already seen it so many times that I should probably just buy it instead of renting it over and over again.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 18, 2008, 02:15:55 AM
Bought Cat's Cradle and Invisible Monster by Palahniuk.

What should I expect from Cat's Cradle? I still haven't got my books in the mail so I had to get something in the meantime.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Dullahan on July 18, 2008, 12:00:34 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Quaiowe/200px-WheresWaldoWonderBook.jpg)

Fuckin' right.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 19, 2008, 02:36:08 AM
It's not Vonnegut's absolute best, but it's certainly up there. I liked it. If I remember correctly it's kind of weird in the beginning and you wonder when the biographical part will end but if you get through it it's good. That might have been <i>Jailbird</i>, though, I always get them mixed up.

My favorites of his are <i>Slaughterhouse-Five</i> and <i>Galapagos</i>.

Reefer, on H.P. Lovecraft: I'd say if you're a mild fan of Poe's style (dark and fantastical, but elegant) and also a fan of sci-fi thrillers, you'd enjoy Lovecraft. He is my personal literary hero and in my opinion one of the greatest authors to have lived... he only has a few real novels; mostly just short stories (and lots of them). I'd recommend one of the compilation volumes Penguin has published... I know I've had <i>The Cthulhu Mythos and Other Weird Stories</i>, which is a pretty good collection of the Cthulhu stories (the best ones).

Alternatively you could buy some of the old Del-Ray paperbacks on eBay, which all had one or two of the longer stories and then a bunch of short ones. I think it's a 7 volume set.
I don't know much about Lovecraft but since I listen to metal I hear about him a lot, so many metal bands include Lovecraft into their lyrics.

My brother suggested <i>Slaughterhouse-Five</i>, I'll check it out. My book list is huge, and somewhere in there, I want to read Brave New World. Someone told me that it was like The Giver's more mature father or something, and The Giver is so far my favorite book (I haven't read that many books by the way.)


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 19, 2008, 04:33:08 AM
Last time I read <i>The Giver</i> was years ago... I think I liked it. <i>Brave New World</i> is pretty good, but not incredibly deep. You might get more out of some Dick stuff or other noted sci-fi.
I really love anything about futuristic societies much like Total Recall and Minority Report, which both are stories written by Dick.

The Giver is in the same style, about a kid that is living in a society where pleasures are taken away from people. He is being passed down all the things that no one can experience because they've been eliminated from society. Like the experience of snow, sex, and whatever else.

Of course I haven't read Total Recall or Minority Report but I assume they're not too far off of the movies.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Sam on July 20, 2008, 02:32:54 AM
Jesus christ, finally my book got here.

I'm on about page 50 of My Name is Asher Lev.

So far it's decent.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 20, 2008, 04:46:36 AM
HAH

Read them. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
Haha sounds like they're way off.

I can't wait.  befuddlement


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on July 20, 2008, 03:25:55 PM
A Scanner Darkly somehow managed to both be a really good movie and faithfully capture the spirit of the novel, which is pretty rare in the world of cinematic Dick interpretations. Bladerunner was really good but didn't have that Philip K. Dick feel that A Scanner Darkly did. I didn't even know until recently that Minority Report was based off a Dick story, because it just seemed like another boneheaded big-budget action flick.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 21, 2008, 05:19:10 PM
A Scanner Darkly somehow managed to both be a really good movie and faithfully capture the spirit of the novel, which is pretty rare in the world of cinematic Dick interpretations. Bladerunner was really good but didn't have that Philip K. Dick feel that A Scanner Darkly did. I didn't even know until recently that Minority Report was based off a Dick story, because it just seemed like another boneheaded big-budget action flick.
Minority Report actually had a really cool idea, but of course it's only because it was based on Dick's work.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on July 21, 2008, 05:57:55 PM
Minority Report actually had a really cool idea, but of course it's only because it was based on Dick's work.
The idea was cool, and the visual effects were also kinda cool, but the movie itself wasn't great.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Kingmush on July 21, 2008, 06:17:00 PM
Here are some books I've recently read;

The Good Guy by Dean Koontz -  First off I noticed the OP read The Husband which while it does have a cliche story line, I still like the author. Anyway, this one is about a guy who is in a bar and get's mistaken as a hitman. A guy comes in and hands him the money and a picture of the victim, he then goes on and trys to save her. I must say, it was a lot better than I thought and the ending was totally unexpected

Cell by Stephen King -  This was my first Stephen King novel and I wasn't disapointed. I love these kind of books that focus on world wide disaster and humanity's atempt to survive/set it back right. But the brief synopsis of this novel is that a world wide epidemic of sorts was delivered by cell phones simaltaneously which turned people into basically animals with killing on their mind. A whole new society and mindset appears. Very good as I said before.

Currently Reading:

Prey by Michael Crichton -  Only about 50 pages in so far, but anyways a friend of mine loves Crichton and I decided to check him out. So far it's pretty good but I'm waiting for some action to start. I love books that have some sort of catcher early on, and this one has only half satisfied me.

Gave up on Reading:

The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz - First off, Dean Koontz is one of my favorite authors so it's surprising I gave up on this one. However, like I stated above I like books with early catches. I was 100 pages in and all that's happened is some maniac girl burnt an old person's home, the rest is filled with the main character's love for dogs and her boyfriend's obsession with drawing dogs...


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 21, 2008, 10:04:07 PM
Here are some books I've recently read;

The Good Guy by Dean Koontz -  First off I noticed the OP read The Husband which while it does have a cliche story line, I still like the author. Anyway, this one is about a guy who is in a bar and get's mistaken as a hitman. A guy comes in and hands him the money and a picture of the victim, he then goes on and trys to save her. I must say, it was a lot better than I thought and the ending was totally unexpected

Cell by Stephen King -  This was my first Stephen King novel and I wasn't disapointed. I love these kind of books that focus on world wide disaster and humanity's atempt to survive/set it back right. But the brief synopsis of this novel is that a world wide epidemic of sorts was delivered by cell phones simaltaneously which turned people into basically animals with killing on their mind. A whole new society and mindset appears. Very good as I said before.

Currently Reading:

Prey by Michael Crichton -  Only about 50 pages in so far, but anyways a friend of mine loves Crichton and I decided to check him out. So far it's pretty good but I'm waiting for some action to start. I love books that have some sort of catcher early on, and this one has only half satisfied me.

Gave up on Reading:

The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz - First off, Dean Koontz is one of my favorite authors so it's surprising I gave up on this one. However, like I stated above I like books with early catches. I was 100 pages in and all that's happened is some maniac girl burnt an old person's home, the rest is filled with the main character's love for dogs and her boyfriend's obsession with drawing dogs...
The Husband was so boring, I probably won't read anything else by him again because the story was pretty cliche and boring. His writing was straight to the point but described things, small details that didn't matter too much.

I didn't like it at all. Have you read anything else, seems like those authors you're reading are the cliche, big author, same story books.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Kingmush on July 22, 2008, 07:24:37 AM
Those are just what I've currently read this summer. And actually Reefer, aside from  Dean Koontz, those are the first books I've read by the other authors. But I say you give Dean Koontz another chance, It seems his older books are much better than his newer ones, so try maybe Dark of the Woods or MR. MURDER, I found both of those to be better than the rest.

And do you suggest any other authors I should check out?


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: 6M69I69B9 on July 22, 2008, 03:30:33 PM
Oh God, I'd definately read "I Hope They have Beer in Hell".



Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 22, 2008, 06:51:42 PM
Those are just what I've currently read this summer. And actually Reefer, aside from  Dean Koontz, those are the first books I've read by the other authors. But I say you give Dean Koontz another chance, It seems his older books are much better than his newer ones, so try maybe Dark of the Woods or MR. MURDER, I found both of those to be better than the rest.

And do you suggest any other authors I should check out?
What kind of books do you like?

I actually just started reading about 3 months ago so I've only read about 10 books, recently at least.

Oh God, I'd definately read "I Hope They have Beer in Hell".
If you're into that kind of humor it really is an awesome book. Tucker Max is the single biggest asshole ever and the best part is all of the stories are completely true.

If you don't feel like spending $10, you can read most of the stories that are in the book on his website.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Kingmush on July 22, 2008, 07:29:47 PM
What kind of books do you like?

Good question. As you can see I like mysteries or action adventures, but anything sci-fi,  o rfantasy also.

Authors I've read and liked, excluding the ones I've already mentioned are: Orson Scott Card, Terry Brooks and some others of the same material.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 22, 2008, 08:37:55 PM
I haven't quite discovered what I like but I do love Chuck Palahniuk's books because of the very weird and strange characters he creates.

I'm almost done with Invisible Monster , the main character is a model who was shot in the face while driving down a road. She is missing her bottom jaw and cannot talk anymore.

The story skips around a lot, it's pretty cool how it works.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: 6M69I69B9 on July 22, 2008, 09:53:25 PM
What kind of books do you like?

I actually just started reading about 3 months ago so I've only read about 10 books, recently at least.
If you're into that kind of humor it really is an awesome book. Tucker Max is the single biggest asshole ever and the best part is all of the stories are completely true.

If you don't feel like spending $10, you can read most of the stories that are in the book on his website.
Link, please. If you're willing to.

Or, just copypasta/post the stories and ect.


I don't know why, but he sounds like he could be Title's father...


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 23, 2008, 12:08:36 AM
Link, please. If you're willing to.

Or, just copypasta/post the stories and ect.


I don't know why, but he sounds like he could be Title's father...
http://tuckermax.com/

http://www.tuckermax.com/archives/entries/date/tucker_tries_buttsex_hilarity_does_not_ensue.phtml#278

Thats my favorite story, and if you don't enjoy it, you won't enjoy his other stories so yeah.

If you want to read the most confusing "cool how it works" book ever, try <i>House of Leaves</i> by Mark Danielewski. FUCKING WORST LAST NAME EVER
Okay but my list of books to read is HUGE.

I looked it up and sounds really cool. It sounds almost magical.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 23, 2008, 01:21:21 AM
Invisible Monsters was good, so far Choke is still my favorite, and the first one I read. Survivor was the 2nd best, and Snuff was without a doubt the worst.

I don't really "love" his novels, but I find that they're much more safe then getting any old book off a shelf. I can't stand to read something boring and his novels aren't exactly boring.

The characters he has in his books are really defined, and very very interestingly different (except Snuff, mainly because the three main characters are all numbered.)


Choke > Survivor > Invisible Monsters > Snuff

I'm going to read The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster next.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: 6M69I69B9 on July 23, 2008, 07:38:27 AM
http://tuckermax.com/

http://www.tuckermax.com/archives/entries/date/tucker_tries_buttsex_hilarity_does_not_ensue.phtml#278

Thats my favorite story, and if you don't enjoy it, you won't enjoy his other stories so yeah.
Okay but my list of books to read is HUGE.

I looked it up and sounds really cool. It sounds almost magical.
I laughed, but that's your favorite? This one made me laugh, but I'm not sure if the other stories will make me laugh.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 24, 2008, 12:44:11 AM
I laughed, but that's your favorite? This one made me laugh, but I'm not sure if the other stories will make me laugh.
the others will if you liked that one, read the ones on his site.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on July 24, 2008, 06:29:30 AM
Ulver's Hallways of Always is based on House of Leaves.

Very awesome, I must check this book out.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: 6M69I69B9 on July 24, 2008, 07:45:04 AM
the others will if you liked that one, read the ones on his site.
I laughed but not ad much as I laugh at the stupidity of people from school.

Also, I found out that this story maybe faked, hah.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 07, 2008, 03:56:35 PM
Just finished Cat's Cradle and Rant.  befuddlement

Starting Fight Club or American Psycho. Four or so more books until I've read all that Chuck Palahniuk has written.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Magyarorszag on August 08, 2008, 01:42:42 AM
I have to read My Sister's Keeper for my Summer assignment.
I hear it's pretty good and from what I've seen it looks pretty good, but I just want to make sure because I have other options. befuddlement


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 08, 2008, 04:10:54 AM
I just watched <i>American Psycho</i> again and remembered how awesome it is. It's a pity Christian Bale doesn't do more movies like that.
Equilibrium kicks massive ass. As well as both Batman movies he is in.

I haven't seen many of the other movies he is in, besides Howl's Moving Castle, which is pretty cook for an anime.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on August 09, 2008, 01:19:01 PM
Just finished The Fountainhead again by Ayn Rand and I think it's the most fantastic book I have ever read.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 16, 2008, 09:58:49 AM
Reading Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. There isn't too much left out from the movie. At least so far. David Fincher and Jim Uhls did a great job of making the book into a movie. Of course the movie makes a lot more sense after reading the book.

I'm not very far into the book but I know the ending is different.


I finished Rant by Chuck Palahniuk. It was very strange, even for Palahniuk.

(click to show/hide)




So far:

Choke > Invisible Monsters > Survivor > Rant > Snuff


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 16, 2008, 09:12:24 PM
I might reed Choke before the movie comes out this winter... it looks pretty good, and has that one Scottish actress in it who was in <i>Trainspotting</i> and <i>No Country For Old Men</i>... so her inclusion must mean it will be a good movie.

I'm currently on a break from leisure reading to focus on sax more (sounds odd, but the hours I would spend reading are the same I'd spend practicing)... however I have to read <i>Americana: Dispatches From The New Frontier</i> for school this year (10 days), which is a non-fiction travel narrative I guess. I'm about 60 pages in and it's a bunch of short segments about the author's experiences with different subcultures in the US... it's not really that good, but not something I'll have to force myself to read.
I suggest you read it before you see the movie. Reading a book about a movie you already seen is hard, you keep thinking of the movie, and the actors in it.

Also the movie looks pretty mediocre so far. Tell me what you think. I just love the idea of "Choke", the con artist plot of how he goes to restaurants is really neat. (trying not to give away anything about the book). I have to say it's edgy, but not as forced as some of his other books (see Snuff). I hate how he repeats this one stupid ass sentence in the book you'll see if you read it. About a sex addict so of course it's going to be "edgy".

As soon as I'm done with Fight Club I'm getting A Scanner Darkly, probably. That or something else from him. Along with Eeeee Eee Eeee and something else.

Eeeee Eee Eeee, probably only because of the name of the book.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 18, 2008, 08:02:54 PM
My teacher is making us read Animal Farm by George Orwell.

I laughed because I wanted to read it. It seems a lot different then I expected. Haven't touched the book but I had no clue what it was about but it seems to be about Soviet Russia.

I don't care too much for politics but I'll try it out.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 18, 2008, 09:39:04 PM
Uh, yeah, the whole thing is synonymous with the Stalin/Lenin/Trotsky/Molotov conflict in the early years of Soviet communism. Not really amazing writing but it's not a bad read.
Thats what I thought. Oh well. It's not too long and I wanted to read it anyways.

Off to Amazon.com to get more books  befuddlement


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 19, 2008, 02:34:13 AM
Fight Club > Choke > Survivor > Invisible Monsters > Rant >  Snuff

I just finished Fight Club, the book had some more stuff in it and was still a great read. I really really really love how straight and to the point the book is, something awesome is always happening. It has a hell of a lot of stuff in it for being only 208 pages. The movie captures it very very well, some of the things that happened in the movie are turned around and sometimes for the better.

For instance the driver of the car when Tyler is driving into on coming traffic wasn't originally Tyler, it was a mechanic without a given name. Just some random guy, fit out much better in the movie.


But one of the coolest scenes didn't make it to the movie. The main character (name never given) at one point decides to take on all of fight club, he fights 30 people. It only describes the first four then the chapter ends but man, that would have been so freaking awesome.



I got some books from Amazon.com on the mail:

Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin (http://www.amazon.com/Eeeee-Eee-Eeee-Tao-Lin/dp/1933633255/ref=pd_ybh_1?pf_rd_p=280800601&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1501&pf_rd_i=ybh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1S13451G7XJ8ECTG2QFS)
Vurt by Jeff Noon (http://www.amazon.com/Vurt-Jeff-Noon/dp/0312141440/ref=pd_ybh_9?pf_rd_p=280800601&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1501&pf_rd_i=ybh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1S13451G7XJ8ECTG2QFS)
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski  (http://www.amazon.com/House-Leaves-Mark-Z-Danielewski/dp/0375703764/ref=pd_ybh_10?pf_rd_p=280800601&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1501&pf_rd_i=ybh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1S13451G7XJ8ECTG2QFS)
Counterfeit Unrealities by Philip K Dick  (http://www.amazon.com/Counterfeit-Unrealities-contains-Androids-Electric/dp/0739426141/ref=pd_ybh_11?pf_rd_p=280800601&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1501&pf_rd_i=ybh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1S13451G7XJ8ECTG2QFS)

And of course for school:

Animal Farm by George Orwell (http://www.amazon.com/Animal-Signet-Classics-George-Orwell/dp/0451526341/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219127940&sr=1-2)


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on August 19, 2008, 04:40:41 AM
I had to read Animal Farm for school as well. It's great, but not nearly as great as 1984. But everyone knows that anyway.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 19, 2008, 05:22:25 AM
I had to read Animal Farm for school as well. It's great, but not nearly as great as 1984. But everyone knows that anyway.
I know I'm probably going to read 1984 for school at some point so I'll just wait on it.

But I pretty much can't wait to read it, one of my favorite type of books.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Magyarorszag on August 25, 2008, 02:42:31 PM
I'm being forced to read A Separate Peace for my Summer reading project and, holy crap, this is the most boring book ever. I can't stand all of the unnecessary details they throw in there.

Actual passage from the book:

"I don't really believe we bombed Central Europe,
do you?" said Finny thoughtfully. The dormitories we
passed were massive and almost anonymous behind their
thick layers of ivy, big, old-looking leaves you would have
thought stayed there Winter and Summer, permanent hang-
ing gardens in New Hampshire. Between the buildings,
elms curved so high that you ceased to remember their
height until you looked above the familiar trunks and the
lowest umbrellas of leaves and took the lofty complex
they held high above, branches and branches of branches,
a would of branches with an infinity of leaves. They too
seemed permanent and never-changing, an untouched,
unreachable world high in space, like the ornamental tow-
ers and spires of a great church, too high to be enjoyed,
too high for anything, great and remote and never useful.

"No, I don't believe it either," I answered.

IS ANY OF THAT SHIT IN BOLD REALLY NECESSARY
Seriously, just answer his question and get to the fucking point. Half of what they're saying is utterly useless garbage. I hate this book. goonish



Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 25, 2008, 03:49:04 PM
I notice if you say you hate something you start to enjoy it a lot less. If you stay it's just okay, you enjoy it a little bit.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 25, 2008, 08:17:21 PM
I'm nearing the end of my current book. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry.

(http://www.kidsource.com/books/images/0618055819.01.l.jpg)

I loved The Giver as a child and since this is suppose to be somewhat like it and my mom had already owned it I decided to read it. It's some where around 7th grade reading level, not a hard book at all. I don't all together like it really.

It's quite boring so far, nearing 50 pages left too.


About a girl named Kira who has a twisted leg from birth, her father had been killed by "the beasts" at an early age while her mother died of an illness. Her house was burned down because of the village, the village burns down all houses of dead people who died from sicknesses to keep the sickness from spreading.

Anyways so usually people who are bored handicapped are left to the beasts to die because they're of no use to this community, she was supposed to die. She obviously didn't, only because of her father's power, who is now dead. And her mother kept her alive and out of the way until she too died. The community is about to set her to the beasts but she is found to be a very good sewer. She has to sew a robe for some community gathering thing.

So far she has some other mini stories and stuff but I suppose the point is that she has to gather the color blue, the only color she wasn't taught on how to gather.

And the book is really trying to make you question what the beasts are, the book makes it seem as if the community created beasts to make people fearful of them. To make them more controlled.


It has some cool ideas such as people are born only with one syllable names, and the wiser they become, the more syllables are added to their names. Four syllables is supposed to mean that they're very very very wise, they haven't spoke of anyone with more syllables for their name. Thats the only Giver-like qualities this book has so far.

But of course this book still has the potential to become awesome.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Khadafi on August 25, 2008, 08:24:57 PM
I'm nearing the end of my current book. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry.

(http://www.kidsource.com/books/images/0618055819.01.l.jpg)

Are you going to read Messenger next?

I forget if it's that or Gathering Blue but either one or both make references to The Giver in a way.  I won't spoil it.  baddood;

I haven't read them in about 4 years so I don't remember much.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 25, 2008, 08:27:40 PM
Are you going to read Messenger next?

I forget if it's that or Gathering Blue but either one or both make references to The Giver in a way.  I won't spoil it.  baddood;

I haven't read them in about 4 years so I don't remember much.
Gathering Blue does, but not very much so far. I probably will but only if my mom buys it for her class, I may just ask her to. I force her to show The Giver to her kids because of how awesome it is.

I have about five books in front of me and everyone who has mentioned House of Leaves to me has said that it will take a while to read it. And of course I read as fast as how much I like a book so if I don't like it that much, it takes me a while to read it.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Magyarorszag on August 25, 2008, 09:15:34 PM
I read The Giver in 7th grade and loved it. baddood;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 25, 2008, 09:18:08 PM
I read The Giver in 7th grade and loved it. baddood;
Same here, best book ever.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Magyarorszag on August 25, 2008, 09:20:29 PM
Same here, best book ever.
Yeah, it's definitely one of the best, if not, the best book I've read in school. doodella;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Feynman on August 25, 2008, 09:21:46 PM
I never truly read a book all the way from start to finish.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 25, 2008, 09:36:56 PM
Just finished Gathering Blue, it was okay. I don't suggest it though, not as good as many other books.

I never truly read a book all the way from start to finish.
You should try it sometime.

Reading makes you smurt


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Magyarorszag on August 25, 2008, 10:23:21 PM
I never truly read a book all the way from start to finish.
i sometimes read just for fun baddood;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 25, 2008, 11:18:06 PM
75 pages into Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin, this book is very... different.

It's almost like Chuck Palahniuk's work but... a lot worse. Some parts are pretty cool because I can relate to his train of thought (which his train of thought is awful, he will move around different useless ideas). I plan on finishing it though.

It reminds me of The Science of Sleep. A very very awesome movie. Some parts are very dream like, added in for no obvious reason, at least so far.

Though this book is extremely strange and I don't even imagine how someone could hold it up so high. I can't describe it in many ways then just "bad". I plan on finishing it though. I'm still interested in it.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on August 25, 2008, 11:31:47 PM
is it worth checking out though? at least for that dream-like feeling>
I really enjoyed the sleep-dreaminess of the science of sleep


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 25, 2008, 11:34:44 PM
is it worth checking out though? at least for that dream-like feeling>
I really enjoyed the sleep-dreaminess of the science of sleep

I'm not sure yet. I'd have to say no so far.

At one point he is in a car, he dropped off a girl. Then he says a bear comes over to him and he follows the bear down a ladder through a hole and stuff. I like the book in a way that you don't have to understand it all it enjoy it. I enjoy the book but I'm still not sure.

The truth is, you can't understand this book, it doesn't let you.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 25, 2008, 11:41:37 PM
I don't know much about the book, but I plan on reading it next. Try House of Leaves.

I flipped through a few pages and I kind of smiled with joy. I love the book because unlike every other book in existence, you could never ever predict what the next page will bring.

You'll understand it if you see a copy of it.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: YPargh on August 26, 2008, 12:12:00 AM
I never truly read a book all the way from start to finish.
That explains a lot


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on August 26, 2008, 01:31:46 AM
I don't know much about the book, but I plan on reading it next. Try House of Leaves.

I flipped through a few pages and I kind of smiled with joy. I love the book because unlike every other book in existence, you could never ever predict what the next page will bring.

You'll understand it if you see a copy of it.

I think I'll have to look for that. You should try The City of Dreaming Books out some time.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 26, 2008, 02:22:09 AM
I think I'll have to look for that. You should try The City of Dreaming Books out some time.
http://www.amazon.com/City-Dreaming-Books-Walter-Moers/dp/1585678996

That? Why so expensive.


Oh because it's hard cover


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on August 26, 2008, 02:27:48 AM
Yes, that and I have no idea why :/ I borrowed my copy from a friend so I didn't have to buy it... Weird.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 26, 2008, 02:31:19 AM
Yes, that and I have no idea why :/ I borrowed my copy from a friend so I didn't have to buy it... Weird.
Is it an actual book? His other work is cartoon work.

Also whats it about?


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 26, 2008, 03:18:14 AM
(http://www.kgbbar.com/files/kgbbar/images/eeeeeee_large.jpg)

I just finished Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin. I can't say that it was even close to "good." It's very very very strange. At some parts of the book, you're thinking "oh god what is going on" and other parts you're thinking "oh what the fuck is going on."

The book doesn't really have a plot, just about a guy who over analyzes everything and is very depressed.

The best way to describe this book is that it's pretty much of what a dream is. A dream where not much makes sense, you shift from many ideas constantly. Not much makes sense (I have to say it again.) but sometimes the author starts to explain something that has very little to do with the plot.

The book has a lot of weird people and music just appear in the book. For no reason at all he talks about how a bear kills Elisha Wood. I read it in one sitting, 200 or so pages, I can't say that it's not interesting, because it is. Just not something that makes much sense.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Feynman on August 26, 2008, 02:09:33 PM
That explains a lot
I don't need to read shitty novels.

I'm way more intelligent than your ass by just browsing a few pages of Wikipedia.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: superclucky on August 26, 2008, 02:55:34 PM
I don't need to read shitty novels.

I'm way more intelligent than your ass by just browsing a few pages of Wikipedia.
i thought reading increased vocabulary and creativity


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Khadafi on August 26, 2008, 02:57:25 PM
I don't need to read shitty novels.

I'm way more intelligent than your ass by just browsing a few pages of Wikipedia.
In other words you're a pseudo-intellectual. 


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 26, 2008, 04:27:42 PM
that kind of thing is better suited for a movie, I think

It really is. If this were a movie, it would be so incredible, but the book isn't.


I started to read House of Leaves, my friend was explaining it and I noticed that it's much like The Lion, the Wtich, and the Wardrobe. Of course I said this jokingly.

But really this book is awesome, the way the book looks, and presents itself, makes it seem like a very very true story. Citations of people who never lived, quotes that never have been said, and talking about movies that never existed. I'm only about 20 pages in though. Not only does the book have lots of pages but it also has large pages.

I don't need to read shitty novels.

I'm way more intelligent than your ass by just browsing a few pages of Wikipedia.
I used to think that novels were shitty. I was just reading the wrong ones. There is some extremely creative and awesome pieces of work out there. You don't have to look too hard to find it either.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 26, 2008, 09:30:07 PM
I like to list stuff. Here is a list of books I've read recently.

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max
Filth by Irvine Welsh
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
Rant by Chuck Palahniuk
Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk
Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin
The Husband by Dean Koontz


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on August 28, 2008, 09:02:42 PM
I don't need to read shitty novels.

I'm way more intelligent than your ass by just browsing a few pages of Wikipedia.
If you were really smart, you wouldn't spend so much time bragging about it to people on the internet.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on August 29, 2008, 10:48:15 AM
Instead of sleep I read House of Leaves for about 5 hours.

This is the most beautiful book I've ever read. It's like reading five different novels at once. Sometimes it's a horror story, sometimes it's a love story, sometimes it's an in depth informative article, and sometimes it's just about some guy getting his dick sucked.

I'm finally getting to the cool text and weird things Mark Z. Danieleski does with the format (at about page 130 or so). He uses such cool ass words I've never heard of before. My favorite so far is "tenebrific" meaning "producing darkness."


Has anyone heard of or read Only Revolutions? I haven't but I looked into it. He wrote it so carefully, he never once uses the word "or" because of significance I don't yet know of. As well as the obvious upside down, right side up use of words. Each page has exactly 180 words on it, and the book totals to 360 pages.



Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on September 02, 2008, 08:44:15 AM
I've been reading It's Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

It's actually a really enjoyable book, I relate a lot to Craig Gilner (The Main Character).

Also, It's the first book I've had to use context clues to find out what they mean.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Magyarorszag on September 03, 2008, 04:23:49 PM
I finished A Separate Peace yesterday. It wasn't as bad as I had first said, but it could have been better. I thought it was pretty confusing, though. befuddlement


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Trevor on September 03, 2008, 11:18:13 PM
I'm reading To Kill A Mockingbird for school :|


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on September 03, 2008, 11:47:45 PM
Still reading House of Leaves. On page 500 or so, this book is so awesome. Some parts drag on about scientific research done to the house, or details about a small detail. I  hate that I have to read it but I like that it's there, I mean this is probably the best put together book I've ever read or seen.

The way the book is presented, it seems as if it is all facts.

(click to show/hide)


Though parts of the book get pretty confusing pretty fast, it's an excellent book. When the main charater Will is in a tight spot, so are the words on the page. It can be pretty tough to read these parts but thats the point.

If the character is falling or climbing, so are the words you're reading. I hope to finish it tonight.



My friend let me borrow two books:

The Stranger by Albert Camus (http://www.amazon.com/Stranger-Albert-Camus/dp/0679720200/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1220500093&sr=8-2)
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (http://www.amazon.com/Norwegian-Wood-Haruki-Murakami/dp/0375704027/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1220500147&sr=1-1)

I plan on reading these two then probably some Philip K Dick stories.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: YPargh on September 04, 2008, 10:18:18 AM
I don't need to read shitty novels.

I'm way more intelligent than your ass by just browsing a few pages of Wikipedia.
Thanks for the laughs


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on September 05, 2008, 09:00:26 PM
The Alphabet of Manliness-Maddox

Bought it today, its pretty hilarious so far


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on September 05, 2008, 09:40:15 PM
The Alphabet of Manliness-Maddox

Bought it today, its pretty hilarious so far
The lack of an apostrophe in "its" makes me die a little bit on the inside.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on September 06, 2008, 02:48:03 AM
The Alphabet of Manliness-Maddox

Bought it today, its pretty hilarious so far
I was thinking of buying it. Will check it.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on September 06, 2008, 02:57:23 AM
The Alphabet of Manliness-Maddox

Bought it today, its pretty hilarious so far

My friend Kevin has it. It's mildly amusing, but not really worth a buy if you ask me.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on September 07, 2008, 12:00:04 AM
I just finished House of Leaves.

My copy contains The Whalestoe Letters, it's 80 pages of letters that have to do with the book. The first copies of House of Leaves didn't contain these I suppose.



Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: russell on September 08, 2008, 10:05:54 PM
So I feel like science fiction lately so I thought I'd round out my reading of William Gibson, which so far has only included <i>Idoru</i> and <i>Neuromancer</i>. I picked up a $3.50 deal on eBay for <i>The Difference Engine</i> (steampunk novel) and <i>Virtual Light</i> –– almost new books, good deal. I'm excited to read them.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on September 11, 2008, 05:57:16 AM
Started The Stranger today, I love the mood but I'm slightly disappointed at how fast the book is gathering together, I'm half way done but the plot just was finally laid out.

I love the main character very much.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on September 11, 2008, 10:37:30 PM
So I feel like science fiction lately so I thought I'd round out my reading of William Gibson, which so far has only included <i>Idoru</i> and <i>Neuromancer</i>. I picked up a $3.50 deal on eBay for <i>The Difference Engine</i> (steampunk novel) and <i>Virtual Light</i> –– almost new books, good deal. I'm excited to read them.
I thought Idoru was crap, but I might read it again to see if I was wrong. Neuromancer and Virtual Light great though. For the most part, his books get better and better with every year. I suggest reading All Tomorrow's Parties.


As for myself, I recently hit the nearest used book store and got some good stuff. I just finished But Beautiful, a book composed of seven or eight excellently written quasi-fictional pieces on various jazz musicians. Right now I'm reading The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac and am planning to read Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs once I'm done.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on September 13, 2008, 04:00:39 PM


As for myself, I recently hit the nearest used book store and got some good stuff. I just finished But Beautiful, a book composed of seven or eight excellently written quasi-fictional pieces on various jazz musicians. Right now I'm reading The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac and am planning to read Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs once I'm done.
Jack Kerouac is hard for me to get into. I tried reading Tristessa but it didn't capture my attention and was more of a chore to read than I thought it would be.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on September 13, 2008, 04:55:17 PM
Jack Kerouac is hard for me to get into. I tried reading Tristessa but it didn't capture my attention and was more of a chore to read than I thought it would be.
Try On The Road or The Dharma Bums. They're much more accessible.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on September 23, 2008, 05:20:05 PM
Reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, on chapter one and it's pretty cook. I don't know why but I can't get myself to read Norwegian Wood, probably because I've been meaning to read Dick's work forever now.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: russell on October 12, 2008, 11:17:49 PM
What happened to book discussion? :'(

I was overcome with a desire to read books today, which is something that rarely occurs during the school year, so I decided to pick up <i>The Moon is a Harsh Mistress</i> by Robert Heinlein, since he's one of the alleged sci-fi greats and I've never read so much as a short story by him. I also ordered <i>Gravity's Rainbow<i/> by Thomas Pynchon, since he's probably my favorite author besides Lovecraft and it's his most highly-acclaimed novel and I've never read it.

What'ch'all readin' boyay



Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on October 12, 2008, 11:44:43 PM
What happened to book discussion? :'(
I've not been able to read because I've had so much homework and exams.

I'm still slowly reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. Pretty awesome, bought Bladerunner on DVD too so I'll check it out as soon as I'm done with the book.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on October 13, 2008, 07:54:00 AM
I've been reading two graphic novels because I need two Accelerated Reader points.

American Born Chinese, and another one about this kid who fishes at night in hawaii

They're ok.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on October 13, 2008, 12:49:37 PM
I've been reading two graphic novels because I need two Accelerated Reader points.

American Born Chinese, and another one about this kid who fishes at night in hawaii

They're ok.
They make you do Accelerated Reader in high school? I stopped doing that after 4th grade.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on October 14, 2008, 05:26:17 PM
I finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

The ending was so strange. I love the concept of Richard asking if what he is doing is right, if androids are so life-like that they sometimes don't know if they're even androids, is it fair to kill them? I thought the ending was going to focus on this but it was way different.

I also watched some of Blade Runner, it's so different from the book. Seems like they gutted half of the book out and I could imagine it's quite difficult to understand the movie without having prior knowledge of the book/movie. Watching it makes me want to watch Total Recall again, so fucking awesome.

I may read Ubik next, because it's also in the compilation of stories and it's suggested for first time Philip K. Dick readers.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on October 15, 2008, 08:36:46 PM
I may read Ubik next, because it's also in the compilation of stories and it's suggested for first time Philip K. Dick readers.
Is The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch in the compilation?


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on October 16, 2008, 02:12:49 AM
Is The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch in the compilation?
Yes, as well as A Scanner Darkly

Counterfeit Unrealities is the name of the compilation.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on October 17, 2008, 06:12:55 PM
Yes, as well as A Scanner Darkly

Counterfeit Unrealities is the name of the compilation.
If you end up liking Ubik, then definitely read Three Stigmata. It will make your mind explode.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on October 18, 2008, 05:34:58 AM
If you end up liking Ubik, then definitely read Three Stigmata. It will make your mind explode.
Kind of want books exactly like how you explained that book. Awesome.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on November 12, 2008, 01:53:43 AM
Reading A Scanner Darkly, I asked my friend to pick a number one through three and she picked three. Three was this book.

I read the first chapter, it's really really really strange so far. He seems to slip into his own mind when describing things without notifying the reader. I was a little spaced out when reading it so I might have skipped a few important sentences.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: me003 on November 12, 2008, 06:40:47 AM
Reading A Scanner Darkly, I asked my friend to pick a number one through three and she picked three. Three was this book.

I read the first chapter, it's really really really strange so far. He seems to slip into his own mind when describing things without notifying the reader. I was a little spaced out when reading it so I might have skipped a few important sentences.
That movie is so fucking tight!!!


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on November 12, 2008, 12:03:04 PM
Man I got through like 6 pages of posts trying to find this thread  saddood;

Anyway...

I just bought The Zombie Survival Guide and American Psycho at Barnes and Noble the other day.

Also, just started Brave New World for the AR points.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: CruelPleasure on November 12, 2008, 12:04:03 PM
Anything by Terry Brooks is good.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on November 12, 2008, 08:20:27 PM
Man I got through like 6 pages of posts trying to find this thread  saddood;

Anyway...

I just bought The Zombie Survival Guide and American Psycho at Barnes and Noble the other day.

Also, just started Brave New World for the AR points.
The Zombie Survival Guide is something I have always wanted to read, is it good?


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Selkie on November 12, 2008, 08:36:37 PM
Just read The Road. Great book.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on November 13, 2008, 01:43:22 AM
I just now got the title. doodella;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on November 13, 2008, 09:27:10 AM
The Zombie Survival Guide is something I have always wanted to read, is it good?
So far I've gotten through half of the second chapter so I can't give that great of summary.

But judging by that little bit I've read, it's pretty good.

If you like subtle humor, then you'll probably like it.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: thezerofire on November 13, 2008, 01:03:54 PM
just finished reading 1984.

I recommend the Saga of Seven Suns if anyone's looking for good science fiction.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Magyarorszag on November 13, 2008, 06:36:30 PM
Currently reading The Scarlet Letter.
It seems interesting, but so far, the intro's pretty dull. Hopefully it picks up soon. befuddlement


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on November 13, 2008, 11:29:41 PM
I just now got the title. doodella;
Sick Animation


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: CruelPleasure on November 14, 2008, 12:47:46 PM
Started reading "The Night Stalker the life and crimes of Richard Ramirez". It's pretty good so far.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: superclucky on November 14, 2008, 04:44:57 PM
Started reading "The Night Stalker the life and crimes of Richard Ramirez". It's pretty good so far.
Oh I read about him.

He was pretty hott for a serial killer.
Too bad his teeth was shit.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on November 14, 2008, 04:52:35 PM
Currently reading The Scarlet Letter.
It seems interesting, but so far, the intro's pretty dull. Hopefully it picks up soon. befuddlement

I read that recently as well. I'm not a huge Hawthorne fan, but I do at least enjoy his short stories a bit. The Scarlet Letter, not so much, but it was still a fairly decent read. I'm just not really a big fan of forceful allegories (I mean, we can figure out the symbolism for ourselves, you don't have to shove them in our faces), and I find that his constant Puritan theme does get tiring after reading so much of his work.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: CruelPleasure on November 15, 2008, 03:44:09 PM
Oh I read about him.

He was pretty hott for a serial killer.
Too bad his teeth was shit.
Yeah he also got married in prison to some fangirl.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Trevor on November 20, 2008, 09:31:27 PM
Anyone heard of Lawrence Watson?
I chose to read his book "In a Dark Time" for a book report in English.

The book took place in a small Minnesota town, and centered around a man named Peter. He is a teacher at the local high school. There are murders taking place at the high school and such, but the book doesn't completely revolve around it. It's more a building block for the initial story.
I'm having a hard time describing it, but I really enjoyed it.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: CruelPleasure on November 21, 2008, 04:52:57 PM
Anyone read Dragon Lance books? I've read about 15 of them and I love them to death.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on November 24, 2008, 07:08:07 PM
Anyone read Dragon Lance books? I've read about 15 of them and I love them to death.
My friends love that series, I haven't.

I did find issue 7 of the comics and I gave it to my friend who is obsessed with Dragonlance and he was very happy. I also bought the first issue of Magic The Gathering's comic.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: The Speaker Of Words on November 26, 2008, 10:47:41 PM
About a month ago, I read The Cosmic Serpent, DNA and the Origins of Knowledge by Jeremy Narby. It was about the author's experience with hallucinogens in the Amazon and how he found a link between shamanism and DNA. It's pretty cool.
I read Twilight about 2 weeks ago. It was decent at best.
I also read Angels and Demons by Dan Brown just a little while ago. This one was a lot of fun.
Currently reading The Da Vinci Code.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Lozal on November 29, 2008, 04:49:14 PM
I'm currently reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I went to the library to check out 1984, but they didn't have a copy at the moment. The guy working there recommended it and Animal Farm to me. Haven't read Animal Farm yet, but yeah.

Brave New World is very thought-provoking and interesting.



Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on November 29, 2008, 09:52:48 PM
I'm currently reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I went to the library to check out 1984, but they didn't have a copy at the moment. The guy working there recommended it and Animal Farm to me. Haven't read Animal Farm yet, but yeah.

Brave New World is very thought-provoking and interesting.


Animal Farm is a GREAT book but only if you know a lot about the Soviet Union and communism. It's a children's story that tells the tale of the rise and fall of communism.

You can read the whole book and easily miss the meaning of it. Read Anthem, The Giver, and watch Equilibrium. All the same idea as Brave New World.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on November 29, 2008, 10:06:23 PM
I'm currently reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I went to the library to check out 1984, but they didn't have a copy at the moment. The guy working there recommended it and Animal Farm to me. Haven't read Animal Farm yet, but yeah.

Brave New World is very thought-provoking and interesting.



While Brave New World is indeed good, 1984 is far better, if you ask me. And Animal Farm is another fine Orwell book.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Lozal on November 29, 2008, 10:28:26 PM
Animal Farm is a GREAT book but only if you know a lot about the Soviet Union and communism. It's a children's story that tells the tale of the rise and fall of communism.

You can read the whole book and easily miss the meaning of it. Read Anthem, The Giver, and watch Equilibrium. All the same idea as Brave New World.
Oh, okay. I will.  n_u
While Brave New World is indeed good, 1984 is far better, if you ask me. And Animal Farm is another fine Orwell book.
I have 1984 on hold. I'll probably get it next Tuesday or so.

I'll probably read 1984, then Animal Farm eventually.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Lozal on December 01, 2008, 01:27:38 AM
I finished Brave New World just now. :3

It was such a good book. Kept me interested the whole way. <3

Now, onto either Animal Farm or 1984. Probably 1984 since I don't know much about the Soviet Union and communism. I'll have to get around and educate myself.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on December 01, 2008, 09:15:41 AM
Just started reading American Psycho.

Then after I finish that I'll either start on Still Life with Woodpecker (or whatever it's called) or Brave New World.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Lozal on December 02, 2008, 06:41:15 PM
Just got 1984.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: l a c e y on December 02, 2008, 09:01:34 PM
everyone should read the book tweak.
i hate reading, but i LOVED this book.
it's truly amazing.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: steal on December 03, 2008, 03:03:12 AM
I've been reading The Catcher in the Rye, not for an english class, but just because my friend said I would really like it. And I do, in fact, it's one of my favorite books I've ever read. I find I think really similarly to Holden, and it kind of scares me. befuddlement


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on December 03, 2008, 03:49:06 AM
Just started reading American Psycho.

Then after I finish that I'll either start on Still Life with Woodpecker (or whatever it's called) or Brave New World.
I read the first 10 pages of Still Life with Woodpecker and felt really sick. I didn't enjoy it.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on December 03, 2008, 05:02:39 AM
I've been reading The Catcher in the Rye, not for an english class, but just because my friend said I would really like it. And I do, in fact, it's one of my favorite books I've ever read. I find I think really similarly to Holden, and it kind of scares me. befuddlement

It's probably a good thing if you can realize that you think like Holden, considering that one of the book's main points is that Holden has a lot of growing up to do...not that you necessarily do, but it points out a lot of things in his character that he needs to work out, at least.

But yeah, as I've said many times before, Catcher is my favorite book ever. Holden is easily my favorite narrator...he's certainly got a quirky aura about him.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: me003 on December 03, 2008, 05:04:16 AM
Lol i just got the thread title......because you check books out at a library.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on December 03, 2008, 05:22:28 AM
Lol i just got the thread title......because you check books out at a library.
Sick Animation


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: me003 on December 03, 2008, 05:41:58 AM
Sick Animation
whaa?
Anyways I meant to search sick animation in google, but i pasted it into the url and it directed me to sickanimation.com and on the homepage they have a MERSHAQ FLASH GAME. I think it's all too coincidental.
What part do you play in this reef


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on December 03, 2008, 01:33:25 PM
whaa?
Anyways I meant to search sick animation in google, but i pasted it into the url and it directed me to sickanimation.com and on the homepage they have a MERSHAQ FLASH GAME. I think it's all too coincidental.
What part do you play in this reef
"Books, check them out" is a lyric from one of his songs on his CD.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on December 03, 2008, 02:03:06 PM
whaa?
Anyways I meant to search sick animation in google, but i pasted it into the url and it directed me to sickanimation.com and on the homepage they have a MERSHAQ FLASH GAME. I think it's all too coincidental.
What part do you play in this reef

um it's not coincidental

boyah has made numerous references to sickanimation cartoons, mershaq being one of them

also sprankton

a noun

disease you get from chewing too much


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: YPargh on December 03, 2008, 02:27:39 PM
And here I though "Books, check them out" was referring to libraries...


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: thezerofire on December 03, 2008, 02:35:16 PM
just finished reading Brave New World. it was pretty good.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on December 03, 2008, 04:53:18 PM
what the fuck

(click to show/hide)


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on December 03, 2008, 07:49:04 PM
what the fuck

(click to show/hide)
I haven't read the book but I have it, it's in the movie.

The book gets more graphic than the movie does so there will be more horrifying parts.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on December 03, 2008, 09:38:31 PM
I just got Anthem today, read half of it. Jesus what a cool book. My brother caught me reading it and was like "pssh objectivism is stupid"

He told me what objectivism meant exactly (pretty much the opposite of communism) and I told him the premise of the book so far, fits perfectly.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Lozal on December 03, 2008, 09:47:53 PM
just finished reading Brave New World. it was pretty good.
I loved that book. :]


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on December 04, 2008, 01:55:07 AM
I just got Anthem today, read half of it. Jesus what a cool book. My brother caught me reading it and was like "pssh objectivism is stupid"

He told me what objectivism meant exactly (pretty much the opposite of communism) and I told him the premise of the book so far, fits perfectly.
I'm father into it, I noticed it's a very political book. The characters are named after parts of government.


In doing some research on the novel I found a book called We which many of you will wanted to check out, especially those fond of 1984 and Brave New World. 1984 had influences from We.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: me003 on December 04, 2008, 02:16:03 AM
um it's not coincidental

boyah has made numerous references to sickanimation cartoons, mershaq being one of them

also sprankton

a noun

disease you get from chewing too much
This is the first time I have heard of sick animation.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: YPargh on December 04, 2008, 03:03:40 AM
I just got Anthem today, read half of it. Jesus what a cool book. My brother caught me reading it and was like "pssh objectivism is stupid"

He told me what objectivism meant exactly (pretty much the opposite of communism) and I told him the premise of the book so far, fits perfectly.
I remember recommending this to some Boyagers... Yes, it's an amazing book in my opinion, everyone should check it out.

Except Houdini because he hates Ayn Rand


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on December 04, 2008, 04:06:52 AM
I remember recommending this to some Boyagers... Yes, it's an amazing book in my opinion, everyone should check it out.

Except Houdini because he hates Ayn Rand
What has Houdini read of hers? I'm not sure if it's amazing, for it to be amazing I'd have to read it a couple times to really digest all it has it offer.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: YPargh on December 04, 2008, 04:08:04 AM
What has Houdini read of hers?
Don't remember


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on December 04, 2008, 04:12:29 AM
Starting on Brave New World tonight, seems that you guys all love it and I love these types of books. Then 1984 hopefully.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on December 04, 2008, 07:58:08 PM
Starting on Brave New World tonight, seems that you guys all love it and I love these types of books. Then 1984 hopefully.
Scratch that, I started Diary instead. I don't know why.

Chuck Palahniuk again. So far it's pretty good, about a guy who lives on a fish bone shaped island, he's quite sad seems of committing suicide. Has a wife, daughter, and mother. Chapter 2 is awesome, he relates the layers of skin to these three women (mom, wife, kid.)


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: CM Wrench on December 04, 2008, 09:34:22 PM
Starting on Brave New World tonight, seems that you guys all love it and I love these types of books. Then 1984 hopefully.
I despise BNW, but love 1984. Read both of them last year.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Selkie on December 04, 2008, 10:04:56 PM
The Arcade Fire's Funeral album.

I forgot how freaking beautiful this is.

Definitely in my top 3


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on December 04, 2008, 10:36:36 PM
The Arcade Fire's Funeral album.

I forgot how freaking beautiful this is.

Definitely in my top 3

Yeah I heard Roger Ebert called it the best video game ever.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: thezerofire on December 05, 2008, 12:54:55 PM
I'm father into it, I noticed it's a very political book. The characters are named after parts of government.


In doing some research on the novel I found a book called We which many of you will wanted to check out, especially those fond of 1984 and Brave New World. 1984 had influences from We.
I might go check it out then.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on December 05, 2008, 08:49:23 PM
What has Houdini read of hers?
Nothing, but I have better things to do than waste my time on a 1,000 page book when I already know it sucks.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on December 06, 2008, 12:48:33 AM
Nothing, but I have better things to do than waste my time on a 1,000 page book when I already know it sucks.
Read Anthem, 100 pages. It's a good book and if you don't like it's not a huge waste of your time. Read it in a book store so you don't even have to pay for it.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on December 06, 2008, 08:00:25 PM
Read Anthem, 100 pages. It's a good book and if you don't like it's not a huge waste of your time. Read it in a book store so you don't even have to pay for it.
Funny you mentioned that. I was planning on reading it today before I read this post. I found out you can get it for free on the internet, so I don't even have to leave my house. Laziness: 1, Barnes & Noble: 0


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on December 07, 2008, 09:42:16 AM
Funny you mentioned that. I was planning on reading it today before I read this post. I found out you can get it for free on the internet, so I don't even have to leave my house. Laziness: 1, Barnes & Noble: 0
Do it.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on December 08, 2008, 01:38:19 AM
OK, so now I've read Anthem. I think it was good but not great I liked it up until the part after the main character escapes. After that, it kinda fell apart. I especially didn't like that chapter towards the end where the main character just talks about his new philosophy. Overall, I think the book is alright, but I wouldn't read any of her other stuff.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on December 08, 2008, 08:36:41 PM
OK, so now I've read Anthem. I think it was good but not great I liked it up until the part after the main character escapes. After that, it kinda fell apart. I especially didn't like that chapter towards the end where the main character just talks about his new philosophy. Overall, I think the book is alright, but I wouldn't read any of her other stuff.
I agree. The book leads up to the discovery of the "forbidden word" but he finds and understands it so quickly. I can sense that all of her books could be the same just to stress her philosophy about people.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on December 08, 2008, 08:43:27 PM
I love Ayn Rand and I love Brave New World. I hope you're all enjoying those...

a while ago somebody mentioned Tao Lin in here (or I am pretty sure they did) and that is what I am going to get next. Now I am just rereading Fried Green Tomatoes.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on December 08, 2008, 09:40:16 PM
I love Ayn Rand and I love Brave New World. I hope you're all enjoying those...

a while ago somebody mentioned Tao Lin in here (or I am pretty sure they did) and that is what I am going to get next. Now I am just rereading Fried Green Tomatoes.
I did, Tao Lin is awful.

It's not even a book, it's just his random jumbling of elementary vocabulary with spurts of HUGE words without a clear meaning. Awful.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on December 09, 2008, 12:16:28 AM
I did, Tao Lin is awful.

It's not even a book, it's just his random jumbling of elementary vocabulary with spurts of HUGE words without a clear meaning. Awful.

Aw, really :( I was reading through this:
http://www.bearparade.com/hikikomori/

the letters and I thought it was so funny... maybe I'll rethink it


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on December 10, 2008, 10:07:31 PM
I love Ayn Rand and I love Brave New World. I hope you're all enjoying those...

a while ago somebody mentioned Tao Lin in here (or I am pretty sure they did) and that is what I am going to get next. Now I am just rereading Fried Green Tomatoes.
I haven't read Eeeee Eee Eeee yet, but I've read some of Tao Lin's poetry and it's terrible. For all I know, his book might be good, but his poetry is just awful. I'm usually not a violent person, but judging by his poetry I think this guy would benefit from having a few teeth knocked out.

That reminds me - I've been reading some of Henry Rollins' books lately, and they're surprisingly good. He has some pretty interesting thoughts.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on December 10, 2008, 10:15:15 PM
I haven't read Eeeee Eee Eeee yet, but I've read some of Tao Lin's poetry and it's terrible. For all I know, his book might be good, but his poetry is just awful. I'm usually not a violent person, but judging by his poetry I think this guy would benefit from having a few teeth knocked out.

That reminds me - I've been reading some of Henry Rollins' books lately, and they're surprisingly good. He has some pretty interesting thoughts.

the poetry didn't really impress me but the letters I was reading I thought were so funny! so i thought i might try the book to see if it would be like the letters.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on December 10, 2008, 10:42:27 PM
the poetry didn't really impress me but the letters I was reading I thought were so funny! so i thought i might try the book to see if it would be like the letters.
I read a few of those. I don't like Tao's letters, but Ellen's letters are great. I like the last one:


Quote
dear tao


i feel lonely too.


ellen


Short, simple, and poignant. Just the way I like 'em.

I read a few pages of Tao Lin's book in a bookstore a few days ago. It seemed alright. Maybe I'll buy it if I have some spare cash.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on December 10, 2008, 11:51:09 PM
I read a few of those. I don't like Tao's letters, but Ellen's letters are great. I like the last one:



Short, simple, and poignant. Just the way I like 'em.

I read a few pages of Tao Lin's book in a bookstore a few days ago. It seemed alright. Maybe I'll buy it if I have some spare cash.

yeah she was more enjoyable, but it was the exchange that I liked so much and when they would change the way they left the letter was so funny. And the hotplates thing. It was all so funny (to me)

I think I will still probably read it.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on December 12, 2008, 03:21:32 AM
I haven't read Eeeee Eee Eeee yet, but I've read some of Tao Lin's poetry and it's terrible. For all I know, his book might be good, but his poetry is just awful. I'm usually not a violent person, but judging by his poetry I think this guy would benefit from having a few teeth knocked out.
I'm glad that you agree.

You won't like his book anymore than his poems.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Josh on December 15, 2008, 11:12:06 PM
I'm not a big reader, but of the books I've read through the years, I've loved: The Catcher In The Rye, As I Lay Dying, Oliver Twist...eh...there's not many more, but those are the ones I enjoyed. :P

I've had to suffer through The Lord Of The Flies 3 times, but I found it somewhat interesting the first way through in summer school.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on December 16, 2008, 08:51:12 AM
We started reading "The Five People You Meet In Heaven" yesterday in english class.

Pretty good book, Kinda predictable, but good nonetheless


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on January 03, 2009, 07:20:20 AM
Diary by Chuck Palahniuk - I don't know if this book repeats phrases more than others, but I'm pretty much finally annoyed of it. "Just so you know" was repeated at least 40 times throughout this book. He did have some great conclusions, "everything you do is a diary" as in the way you walk, talk, and write is really just a way to describe yourself.

Fight Club > Choke > Invisible Monsters > Survivor > Diary > Rant >  Snuff

I only have four of his books left and probably going to read the rest just so I've read all of it. Choke and Fight Club are pretty close, I'd kind of would have to say they're equal but Fight Club's movie was better than Choke's so Fight Club wins.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Trevor on January 04, 2009, 12:25:32 AM
I just finished reading Life of Pi. It's a novel by Yann Martel.

It tells of an Indian boy in the city of Pondicherry. His father is a zookeeper and so on. Eventually they sell the zoo and move to Canada. They travel to Canada by way of cargo ship, and the cargo ship sinks in the Pacific ocean. Mind you, there were some animals in this ship.
The main character of the story, Pi Patel, is left on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger,  a hyena, a zebra, and an orangutan. The tiger kills off the other animals and so on.
Pi Patel, being the son of a zookeeper is very knowledgeable of animals. He gradually establishes a dominant relationship with the tiger and somehow keeps himself alive.
Most of the story explains how he stays alive and keeps the tiger at bay and so on.

What really intrigued me was the ending. Something in which I really did not expect. And I just really want a solid answer of what happened, but I'll never get it.

Really though, it was a brilliant book.

Also, the only book I've read by Palahniuk is Haunted. I want to read more but apparently his works are in short supply around here or something. I began reading Choke when one of my friends had it, but I only got so far into it before they wanted it back for reasons really unknown to me. They don't read it. :'(


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Josh on January 04, 2009, 05:09:11 PM
I'm not a fan of books, but my favorites are:

Oliver Twist, The Catcher In The Rye, As I Lay Dying, Lord Of The Flies, The Hobbit, and Sherlock Holmes. I don't read much, but meh.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on January 06, 2009, 03:57:24 AM
I just finished reading Life of Pi. It's a novel by Yann Martel.

It tells of an Indian boy in the city of Pondicherry. His father is a zookeeper and so on. Eventually they sell the zoo and move to Canada. They travel to Canada by way of cargo ship, and the cargo ship sinks in the Pacific ocean. Mind you, there were some animals in this ship.
The main character of the story, Pi Patel, is left on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger,  a hyena, a zebra, and an orangutan. The tiger kills off the other animals and so on.
Pi Patel, being the son of a zookeeper is very knowledgeable of animals. He gradually establishes a dominant relationship with the tiger and somehow keeps himself alive.
Most of the story explains how he stays alive and keeps the tiger at bay and so on.

What really intrigued me was the ending. Something in which I really did not expect. And I just really want a solid answer of what happened, but I'll never get it.

Really though, it was a brilliant book.

Also, the only book I've read by Palahniuk is Haunted. I want to read more but apparently his works are in short supply around here or something. I began reading Choke when one of my friends had it, but I only got so far into it before they wanted it back for reasons really unknown to me. They don't read it. :'(
I haven't read Haunted but it's my next book that I plan to read from him.

I started Norweign Wood but only ten or so pages into it. It's okay.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on January 06, 2009, 10:07:38 AM
I gave up reading Brave New World. It was so damn boring


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Lozal on January 07, 2009, 01:14:46 AM
I gave up reading Brave New World. It was so damn boring
what

what chapter did you give up on? the beginning is sort of slow.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on January 08, 2009, 12:22:02 AM
I am almost done with Howl's Moving Castle an am thoroughly impressed

after this I am going to tackle Gone With the Wind


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Classic on January 08, 2009, 12:47:33 AM
I am almost done with Howl's Moving Castle an am thoroughly impressed

after this I am going to tackle Gone With the Wind
Is the book version good?

Also, Gone with the Wind is AMAZING. I cry every time. You need to read it A.S.A.P.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: YPargh on January 08, 2009, 12:54:06 AM
Is the book version good?

Also, Gone with the Wind is AMAZING. I cry every time. You need to read it A.S.A.P.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Classic on January 08, 2009, 12:56:54 AM
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn
Chills.

I've got chills down my spine.  giggle;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on January 08, 2009, 12:58:35 AM
Is the book version good?

Also, Gone with the Wind is AMAZING. I cry every time. You need to read it A.S.A.P.

It's really fantastic and interesting, I think. (And as would be expected) It is a very easy read, you should pick it up sometime.

Oh, that makes me even more excited to get to reading it! I am trying to make Howl's last but will probably finish it tonight... so I will open that first page of Gone With the Wind very soon!


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Classic on January 08, 2009, 01:02:55 AM
It's really fantastic and interesting, I think. (And as would be expected) It is a very easy read, you should pick it up sometime.

Oh, that makes me even more excited to get to reading it! I am trying to make Howl's last but will probably finish it tonight... so I will open that first page of Gone With the Wind very soon!
Wonderful. I know you'll love Gone with the Wind. It's amazing. The movie is also surprisingly very close, so you may want to watch it after reading. goonish

I ordered Howl's Moving Castle on Amazon. giggle;
I also ordered House of Many Ways and Castle in the Air. It's by the same author.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Khadafi on January 08, 2009, 01:04:34 AM
I keep telling myself I'm going to start reading and never do.



Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: YPargh on January 08, 2009, 01:06:46 AM
I keep telling myself I'm going to start reading and never do.


I tell myself I should, then I get reading homework and decide I'll invest my free time differently


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Classic on January 08, 2009, 01:07:58 AM
I keep telling myself I'm going to start reading and never do.
I honestly think it'll be good for you.
A lot of the times when I'm down I read.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Geno on January 08, 2009, 01:11:59 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b2/Calvin_and_Hobbes_Original.png)


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Khadafi on January 08, 2009, 01:17:20 AM
I have the following books on my phone, which should I read?  :3
The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
Thus Spake Zarathusra by Friedrich Nietzsche
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Paradixe Lost by John Milton

WHICH SHOULD I READ FIRST




Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: YPargh on January 08, 2009, 01:26:54 AM
I have the following books on my phone, which should I read?  :3
The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
Thus Spake Zarathusra by Friedrich Nietzsche
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Paradixe Lost by John Milton

WHICH SHOULD I READ FIRST



The first one


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on January 08, 2009, 01:31:57 AM
Wonderful. I know you'll love Gone with the Wind. It's amazing. The movie is also surprisingly very close, so you may want to watch it after reading. goonish

I ordered Howl's Moving Castle on Amazon. giggle;
I also ordered House of Many Ways and Castle in the Air. It's by the same author.

:) I think I will get off the computer now so I can get these things done!

Oh how wonderful! I hope you enjoy them, I will definitely be looking into more by her, but only after I have finished Gone With the Wind so that I do not distract myself


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Trevor on January 08, 2009, 05:45:58 PM
I have the following books on my phone, which should I read?  :3
The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
Thus Spake Zarathusra by Friedrich Nietzsche
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Paradixe Lost by John Milton

WHICH SHOULD I READ FIRST



why not read an actual physical copy of a  book


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Khadafi on January 08, 2009, 07:20:39 PM
why not read an actual physical copy of a  book

because paper is bad


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: superclucky on January 08, 2009, 08:26:23 PM
because paper is bad
they have recyclable paper you pseudoenviromentalist


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on January 12, 2009, 12:35:09 AM
A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - A lot like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory but more adult. Nothing sexual happens, the writing is a little more complex. It's the book that this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Answer_to_Life,_the_Universe,_and_Everything#Answer_to_Life.2C_the_Universe.2C_and_Everything_.2842.29) came from.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on January 12, 2009, 02:15:41 PM
I am currently perusing "Our Dumb World" by The Onion.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Magyarorszag on January 14, 2009, 10:13:36 PM
I'm one chapter away from finishing The Catcher in the Rye. At first I wasn't sure I'd like it, but honestly, I loved it. Probably the best book I've read since third grade. akudood;
also, first book to ever make me laugh out loud


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Nyerp on January 14, 2009, 10:50:12 PM
I am currently perusing "Our Dumb World" by The Onion.

holy fucking shit me too


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on January 15, 2009, 05:14:13 PM
holy fucking shit me too
I just finished reading haiti.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Nyerp on January 15, 2009, 05:32:09 PM
I just finished reading haiti.

I'm somewhere in Africa.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Classic on January 15, 2009, 09:36:41 PM
Skylark, I finally got to reading Howl's Moving Castle.
I've only read the first chapter and I'm absolutely in LOVE with it. Much better than the movie. wub;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on January 16, 2009, 01:23:22 AM
Just started reading Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead. So far I quite like it. I wish I had the time and patience to read books but they just take too long


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on January 16, 2009, 01:34:49 AM
Just started reading Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead. So far I quite like it. I wish I had the time and patience to read books but they just take too long
eeeeeeeee

i love you forever
that book is so amazing.
i hope you really love it.
Skylark, I finally got to reading Howl's Moving Castle.
I've only read the first chapter and I'm absolutely in LOVE with it. Much better than the movie. wub;

I'm glad you've started it! and that you love it so much! It really is absolutely amazing. I am only three or so chapters into Gone With the Wind but so far I can say that it is wonderful. I got sidetracked and read some short stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (also wonderful)



Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on January 16, 2009, 01:44:32 AM
Howl's Moving Castle is the only Miyazaki movie I've seen, but it was really good. I know, I'm way behind on everything, not my fault. Oh btw I also checked out The Old Man and the Sea but have yet to start it. Books intimidate me.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on January 16, 2009, 01:54:17 AM
Howl's Moving Castle is the only Miyazaki movie I've seen, but it was really good. I know, I'm way behind on everything, not my fault. Oh btw I also checked out The Old Man and the Sea but have yet to start it. Books intimidate me.

The Old Man and the Sea is far less intimidating than The Fountainhead at least :) The Fountainhead is gigantic but so worth it and I am going to start rereading it.

Howl's Moving Castle is really amazing, it's probably my favorite Miyazaki film. This Sunday I'm rewatching Castle in the Sky though and I remember really enjoying that one, we will see!


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on January 16, 2009, 01:57:42 AM
Really, I've heard it is one of his lesser works. Wait, how could you even think of rereading that monster of a book? O_0


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on January 16, 2009, 02:03:42 AM
Really, I've heard it is one of his lesser works. Wait, how could you even think of rereading that monster of a book? O_0

I just mean that it is smaller than The Fountainhead, therefore less intimidating

Actually, I think Ayn Rand in pretty much every aspect is more intimidating than Ernest Hemingway.
The Old Man and the Sea is a really good book, probably my favorite Hemingway (though I do like more) they're really manly books which is a bad way to describe it, but that's all I can think of.

I love The Fountainhead, it is probably my favorite book so rereading it really isn't an issue. Try reading Atlas Shrugged ;) that thing is a beast.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on January 16, 2009, 02:07:23 AM
Yes I know, I was referring to Howl's Moving Castle as one of Miyazaki's lesser works. The Old Man and the Sea looks very manageable.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on January 16, 2009, 02:23:33 AM
Yes I know, I was referring to Howl's Moving Castle as one of Miyazaki's lesser works. The Old Man and the Sea looks very manageable.

Ooh I apologize, I got confused. I don't really see why... Everybody I have talked to (granted, that is probably four people) has really loved it. It's a really sweet story and I think it was done well. Everything was very pretty and the Moving Castle was SO cool.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on January 16, 2009, 02:25:48 AM
And wasn't Calcifer voiced by billy Crystal or am i mistaken?


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on January 16, 2009, 04:05:50 AM
btw I also checked out The Old Man and the Sea but have yet to start it. Books intimidate me.

I think you can manage. That book is easily read in one sitting. It's very good, too.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: CM Wrench on January 16, 2009, 10:38:34 AM
Currently reading Raven's Gate and I am America (And so can you!)


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Pyrate on January 16, 2009, 06:13:25 PM
Skylark, I finally got to reading Howl's Moving Castle.
I've only read the first chapter and I'm absolutely in LOVE with it. Much better than the movie. wub;

Oh god, yes. The movie was disappointing to me. saddood;

Also, I just finished Watchmen. Pretty badass.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on January 16, 2009, 06:25:10 PM

Also, I just finished Watchmen. Pretty badass.
dude  >.<


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Pyrate on January 16, 2009, 10:55:08 PM
dude  >.<

wat


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on January 17, 2009, 12:03:41 AM
And wasn't Calcifer voiced by billy Crystal or am i mistaken?

Affirmative.


I actually thought they did a great job with the movie, they changed a bit around and chopped some things out entirely but it worked for it and it was still a fantastic story. And the movie had a way better ending than the book did.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Classic on January 17, 2009, 03:00:31 PM
Affirmative.


I actually thought they did a great job with the movie, they changed a bit around and chopped some things out entirely but it worked for it and it was still a fantastic story. And the movie had a way better ending than the book did.
Not to mention the soundtrack was amazing.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on January 17, 2009, 04:40:25 PM
Not to mention the soundtrack was amazing.

yes, and that :)
and what an amazing voice young sophie had


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Pyrate on January 17, 2009, 05:08:22 PM
I liked how Christian Bale used his Batman voice in it at one point.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: NOA_Haunted on January 18, 2009, 02:22:23 AM
Velocity by Dean Koontz is pretty good. I really enjoy all of his books.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: CM Wrench on January 18, 2009, 10:44:55 AM
Finished Raven's Gate.

Now onto focusing entirely on I Am America (And So Can You!)


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on January 18, 2009, 12:41:22 PM
I liked how Christian Bale used his Batman voice in it at one point.
must rewatch so i can hear this


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on January 18, 2009, 08:42:50 PM
Oh btw I also checked out The Old Man and the Sea but have yet to start it. Books intimidate me.
Read it. It's really short and it's loads better than Atlas Shrugged.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on January 18, 2009, 08:47:47 PM
Yeah, that was the plan... but The Fountainhead has a due date so it takes priority.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on January 19, 2009, 08:48:36 PM
Naked Lunch and 100 Years of Solitude.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Classic on February 04, 2009, 09:48:55 PM
Skylark, I finally got to finish Howl's Moving Castle.
I loved it from beginning to end.

On to The House of Many Ways.  giggle;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on February 04, 2009, 09:54:58 PM
Skylark, I finally got to finish Howl's Moving Castle.
I loved it from beginning to end.

On to The House of Many Ways.  giggle;
I'm glad you loved it! It's a really amazing book.


I am still reading Naked Lunch and I really love it but am also very confused by it. I am glad for it though because it promotes friendship between my english teacher and I <3 we have plans for lunch tomorrow.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Classic on February 04, 2009, 09:58:22 PM
I'm glad you loved it! It's a really amazing book.


I am still reading Naked Lunch and I really love it but am also very confused by it. I am glad for it though because it promotes friendship between my english teacher and I <3 we have plans for lunch tomorrow.
To be honest, I thought it was better than the movie.

Anyways, I hope you have a great lunch date tomorrow. :)
You should read The House of Many Ways by Diana Jones. It features Sophie and Howl.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on February 04, 2009, 10:09:04 PM
To be honest, I thought it was better than the movie.

Anyways, I hope you have a great lunch date tomorrow. :)
You should read The House of Many Ways by Diana Jones. It features Sophie and Howl.

In a lot of ways I agree with that but I do think that the movie did a really great job adapting the book. I think both are really fantastic.
Oh, thank you! I am sure I will.
I'll definitely look into it, I had read that she wrote more, but I have yet to check it out.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Classic on February 04, 2009, 10:14:44 PM
In a lot of ways I agree with that but I do think that the movie did a really great job adapting the book. I think both are really fantastic.
Oh, thank you! I am sure I will.
I'll definitely look into it, I had read that she wrote more, but I have yet to check it out.
Don't get me wrong. Miyazaki's film is amazing. One of his best.
And yes. You should definitely look into her other writings.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Trevor on February 04, 2009, 10:30:49 PM
I'm reading Flowers for Algernon for my English class.
It's a novel that tells the first person account of a mentally handicapped man who undergoes a surgery to gradually increase his intelligence.

And for my personal enjoyment, I'm going through the entire works of Edgar Allen Poe.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Nyerp on February 04, 2009, 10:44:23 PM
It's a novel that tells the first person account of a mentally handicapped man who undergoes a surgery to gradually increase his intelligence.

woah rly?!


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Trevor on February 04, 2009, 10:59:15 PM
woah rly?!
what


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Nyerp on February 04, 2009, 11:00:05 PM
what

i don't think there are many people who don't know what it is


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on February 04, 2009, 11:19:57 PM
Flowers of Algernon was the fall play at my school, I think it was really interesting in play form. Is it good as a book?


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Trevor on February 05, 2009, 06:06:00 PM
i don't think there are many people who don't know what it is
i had never heard of it so screw off nyerp


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: thezerofire on February 06, 2009, 01:25:28 PM
Currently reading The Awakening, but not by choice. It's ok so far.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Veal on February 06, 2009, 01:31:06 PM
Wheel of Time series until the end of days giggle;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on February 06, 2009, 07:08:04 PM
Yeah, Flowers For Algernon is a great book, too bad I missed the play.  :(


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on February 06, 2009, 10:40:32 PM
it is too bad :(

Kayla was in it and Kayla was so brilliant, everybody laughed so much when she got on stage. She's so amazing.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on February 06, 2009, 11:47:32 PM
it is too bad :(

Kayla was in it and Kayla was so brilliant, everybody laughed so much when she got on stage. She's so amazing.
I wanted to see Zack Paulsen  bassir;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on February 07, 2009, 12:18:36 AM
He did a really fantastic job but I am telling you, Kayla was the star. She was brilliant.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on February 07, 2009, 12:55:38 AM
He did a really fantastic job but I am telling you, Kayla was the star. She was brilliant.
I don't know who that is, who did she play?


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on February 07, 2009, 01:10:15 AM
She played the landlady of Zach Paulsen's character (when he's at the peak of his intelligence) and she was so funny. Oh... Well, if you ever see Franny and I at lunch she's the tall, mulatto girl with us. Funniest person I have ever met.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on February 07, 2009, 02:09:05 AM
She played the landlady of Zach Paulsen's character (when he's at the peak of his intelligence) and she was so funny. Oh... Well, if you ever see Franny and I at lunch she's the tall, mulatto girl with us. Funniest person I have ever met.
oh, ok.
Wait, I might know who you're talking about.
That's cool then.

mulatto girl
I lol'd


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on February 11, 2009, 02:46:18 AM
120 Days of Sodom. Good so far, only 10 pages into it. Amazing that this book was almost completely destroyed because of the material within. Sade, the writer, rotted in jail because of the book.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on February 11, 2009, 11:07:14 PM
Tomorrow my friend Chloe is [hopefully] bringing me her copy of Be Here Now


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: thezerofire on February 23, 2009, 01:40:49 PM
about to start reading Invisible Man for school (not The Invisible Man, apparently there's a difference)

I've heard it's pretty good.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: steal on February 23, 2009, 06:36:14 PM
just finished reading fear and loathing in las vegas. fucking amazing book.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on February 23, 2009, 06:44:44 PM
I GOT WATCHMEN


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Trevor on February 23, 2009, 06:47:03 PM
just finished reading fear and loathing in las vegas. fucking amazing book.
After seeing the moving, I can imagine how awesome the book is.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: steal on February 23, 2009, 06:50:14 PM
After seeing the moving, I can imagine how awesome the book is.
I haven't seen the movie, but if it's true to the book, which it should be as hunter s. thompson was involved, it should be amazing.

I GOT WATCHMEN
my forensics teacher gave me her copy a few days ago, it's really great. can't wait to see the movie.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on February 23, 2009, 07:18:57 PM
my forensics teacher gave me her copy a few days ago, it's really great. can't wait to see the movie.
I haven't started it yet.

My english teacher said I could read it as one of the books I have to read.  hocuspocus;
The problem is, it has to be written by an american author, which it's not. (But he didn't know that)  >.<


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on February 24, 2009, 08:10:29 PM
wait... does that mean all of your RC points have to be from a book by an american author?


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on February 24, 2009, 08:12:12 PM
wait... does that mean all of your RC points have to be from a book by an american author?
Yeah, this year is american literature....


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on February 24, 2009, 08:27:52 PM
I understand that... I just don't know why they would do that - you're learning about American literature in school, why also be forced to read it outside of the classroom. Parker lets us read whatever we want.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on February 24, 2009, 08:38:51 PM
I understand that... I just don't know why they would do that - you're learning about American literature in school, why also be forced to read it outside of the classroom. Parker lets us read whatever we want.
Because we can read whatever we want on our own time, but our work has to fit the theme.
At least that's my understanding, I dunno.
But it's cool with me because we only have to read 2 books by the end of the year.  hocuspocus;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on February 24, 2009, 08:50:41 PM
Because we can read whatever we want on our own time, but our work has to fit the theme.
At least that's my understanding, I dunno.
But it's cool with me because we only have to read 2 books by the end of the year.  hocuspocus;

regardless of RC?
I think I am just going to test on Atlas Shrugged and then my RC points will be done for the rest of the year.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on February 24, 2009, 08:52:27 PM
regardless of RC?
I think I am just going to test on Atlas Shrugged and then my RC points will be done for the rest of the year.
yup, RC points don't really matter to him thumbup;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on February 24, 2009, 08:54:57 PM
yup, RC points don't really matter to him thumbup;

nothing really matters to Parker except for writing honestly thumbup;
best teacher everr


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on February 24, 2009, 08:56:36 PM
nothing really matters to Parker except for writing honestly thumbup;
best teacher everr
i hate writing thumbdown;
she's cool. but helming is better thumbup;
;)


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on February 24, 2009, 08:59:29 PM
i hate writing thumbdown;
she's cool. but helming is better thumbup;
;)

we're going on a field trip where we get to mess around for a day
one day we played soccer, friday all we did was sit in a circle and read poetry
we got to draw on the campus with chalk

the class is just a lot of fun.

but we had to read Hamlet which I didn't particularly enjoy.

And if he's having you guys read The Fountainhead he must be pretty cool.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on February 24, 2009, 09:01:13 PM
we're going on a field trip where we get to mess around for a day
one day we played soccer, friday all we did was sit in a circle and read poetry
we got to draw on the campus with chalk

the class is just a lot of fun.

but we had to read Hamlet which I didn't particularly enjoy.

And if he's having you guys read The Fountainhead he must be pretty cool.
what the heck when did she get so chill awdood;

yeah he's fly, I would hang out with him


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on February 24, 2009, 09:02:08 PM
what the heck when did she get so chill awdood;

yeah he's fly, I would hang out with him

her sophmores bore her
she loves us
she's always been this way

isn't he friends with Harris though?


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on February 24, 2009, 09:08:00 PM
her sophmores bore her
she loves us
she's always been this way

isn't he friends with Harris though?
aw that's not cool

uh yeah she says they're going out but he always says they're just friends
i don't get it though, she's not very cool at all


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on February 24, 2009, 09:09:45 PM
aw that's not cool

uh yeah she says they're going out but he always says they're just friends
i don't get it though, she's not very cool at all

uhhh she said that they're going out?
weird

yeah... she's really not that cool at all
when I was writing that practice PBA she came over to me and wrote "Ms. Harris <3s Carly" on my paper


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on February 24, 2009, 09:13:03 PM
uhhh she said that they're going out?
weird

yeah... she's really not that cool at all
when I was writing that practice PBA she came over to me and wrote "Ms. Harris <3s Carly" on my paper
oh god lol >.>


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: steal on February 25, 2009, 01:42:19 AM
my history teacher's name is mr. parker bassir;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Lozal on March 02, 2009, 06:16:48 PM
my history teacher's name is mr. parker bassir;

My 7th grade history teacher was Mr. Parker.

He was fucking amazing.

Not as awesome as my current chem teacher, though. powerofone;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on March 02, 2009, 08:46:54 PM
Still Life With Woodpecker - Tom Robbins


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: reefer on March 02, 2009, 09:17:41 PM
Still Life With Woodpecker - Tom Robbins
I placed the book down after reading the first chapter, a little empty minded, and just almost cried of the pretentiousness.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on March 03, 2009, 12:58:31 AM
I placed the book down after reading the first chapter, a little empty minded, and just almost cried of the pretentiousness.

I know what you mean with that but I think love being an outlaw was really cute.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: thezerofire on March 03, 2009, 12:54:20 PM
just finished reading The Watchmen. holy shit.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on March 03, 2009, 08:02:38 PM
I am reading The Bhagavad Gita


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on March 06, 2009, 04:24:34 AM
ONLY TWO CHAPTERS OF WATCHMEN LEFT


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Sam on March 09, 2009, 03:45:03 AM
right now, I hate books.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Himu on March 12, 2009, 01:03:20 AM
The Scarlet Letter  awdood;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on March 12, 2009, 01:46:26 AM
The Scarlet Letter  awdood;

good book awdood;

it makes me chuckle every time how the kids speak like adults


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Zach on March 24, 2009, 03:15:15 AM
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
Casino Royale - Ian Fleming
The Best American Sports Writing - Various authors


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Sam on March 24, 2009, 08:50:18 PM
The Scarlet Letter  awdood;
My grandma was talking to me about how her friend named her children 'hooker names' so I asked what they were and she said "Scarlet and Pearl"

And then I decided that's the coolest thing ever and I want to meet her friend.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on March 25, 2009, 10:08:34 AM
Currently rereading The Zombie Survival Guide.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: CM Wrench on March 25, 2009, 10:11:57 PM
I just read A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie and am now reading Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

My Drama teacher really likes Tennessee Williams.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on April 05, 2009, 07:07:16 PM
I just started reading Anthem, I am 36 pages in, I can already tell I will love it more than I love The Fountainhead. I am very excited to get back to it, but I felt the need to say something about how I already love this book. Ayn Rand is amazing.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Tomboh on April 06, 2009, 01:14:31 AM
pride and prejudice makes me want to commit suicide


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: YPargh on April 06, 2009, 01:57:33 AM
I just started reading Anthem, I am 36 pages in, I can already tell I will love it more than I love The Fountainhead. I am very excited to get back to it, but I felt the need to say something about how I already love this book. Ayn Rand is amazing.
Anthem is my favorite out of all of her books that I've read.  happydood;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on April 06, 2009, 02:21:58 AM
Anthem is my favorite out of all of her books that I've read.  happydood;

I finished it a little bit ago and it's mine too. It's so funny, after reading Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead and then reading about her philosophy she is a lot less subtle in Anthem. I remember once in the Fountainhead Peter asking Dominique where her "I" was but then in Anthem that chapter that opens with him using 'I' instead of 'We' and the last word being what it is (and how important the ego is in all of her writing)

It was really fantastic.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on April 06, 2009, 02:23:59 AM
Wait anthem is a sequel to the fountainhead?


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on April 06, 2009, 02:31:21 AM
Wait anthem is a sequel to the fountainhead?

no... it is another book written by the same author


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on April 06, 2009, 02:36:02 AM
That's what i thought but you said Peter was in it


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on April 06, 2009, 02:36:50 AM
That's what i thought but you said Peter was in it

No, I didn't
I finished it a little bit ago and it's mine too. It's so funny, after reading Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead and then reading about her philosophy she is a lot less subtle in Anthem. I remember once in the Fountainhead Peter asking Dominique where her "I" was but then in Anthem that chapter that opens with him using 'I' instead of 'We' and the last word being what it is (and how important the ego is in all of her writing)

It was really fantastic.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: YPargh on April 06, 2009, 02:38:36 AM
I finished it a little bit ago and it's mine too. It's so funny, after reading Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead and then reading about her philosophy she is a lot less subtle in Anthem. I remember once in the Fountainhead Peter asking Dominique where her "I" was but then in Anthem that chapter that opens with him using 'I' instead of 'We' and the last word being what it is (and how important the ego is in all of her writing)

It was really fantastic.
Yes, I love her emphasis on individualism, that people need to make things happen for themselves rather than leaving it up to others and living according to some set standard of society. I feel so frustrated sometimes that I can't necessarily do what I'd like in life without others' dissent, but this reminds me that as long as I'm happy with what I am, it shouldn't matter.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on April 06, 2009, 02:43:49 AM
Yes, I love her emphasis on individualism, that people need to make things happen for themselves rather than leaving it up to others and living according to some set standard of society. I feel so frustrated sometimes that I can't necessarily do what I'd like in life without others' dissent, but this reminds me that as long as I'm happy with what I am, it shouldn't matter.

Sometimes I feel like if I am doing something with my life that might not be agreed with (by parents, whomever) that I can use Rand's writing/philosophy to justify it but I've never done that, or don't know if it's even relative but I am very tired now. She's really brilliant though. And I enjoyed very much how the house she described in Anthem was similar to one Howard Roark would have designed, big windows that take up a lot of space, flat roof, lines.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on April 06, 2009, 02:45:04 AM
"...in Anthem that chapter opens with him using 'I'..."


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on April 06, 2009, 02:45:57 AM
"...in Anthem that chapter opens with him using 'I'..."

it makes sense to me, but you haven't read Anthem so I can see why you would get confused.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on April 06, 2009, 02:47:02 AM
Well if Peter's in it that would make it a sequel of sorts


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on April 06, 2009, 10:17:49 AM
Well if Peter's in it that would make it a sequel of sorts

But Peter isn't in it, that's what I am saying. I can understand why that statement was confusing but I think anybody who has read both The Fountainhead and Anthem would understand it. Peter is not in Anthem, I was just making a connection between the two, I could have worded it better but Peter is NOT in Anthem. Anthem was written before the Fountainhead


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Zach on April 06, 2009, 11:09:18 AM
Currently rereading The Zombie Survival Guide.

Good pick. It's a hilarious read.

I'm actually still reading Casino Royale, or rather I've started reading it. I haven't actually started until today.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on April 08, 2009, 04:33:32 PM
just finished reading Oleanna by David Mamet for a directing project.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Andrew1911 on April 09, 2009, 12:49:57 PM
ha ayn rand


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Andrew1911 on April 09, 2009, 04:45:08 PM
right now, i'm reading a rather interesting biography of bowie's times in germany for the recordings of the berlin trilogy

it's everything i dreamed of


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Zach on April 10, 2009, 03:13:21 PM
I finished Casino Royale a couple of days ago. It's a really short read. I'm starting Live and Let die today.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on April 21, 2009, 08:32:59 PM
I finished The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum
Now I'm reading the The Prometheus Deception by Robert Ludlum


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Ezloﺕ on April 23, 2009, 08:54:52 PM
im currently reading dune


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: just1more on May 18, 2009, 10:16:17 PM
You guys should check out Watchers by Dean Koontz.

I read this book last year for research paper in English, but I still think it was an amazing book. Very suspenseful.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on May 20, 2009, 09:22:33 AM
pat the bunny


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on May 22, 2009, 10:21:33 AM
Almost Summer which means it's time to reread the Trilogy  giggle;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Houdini on May 23, 2009, 01:36:32 PM
I loved The Old Man and the Sea, so now I'm reading The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. I'm only 50 pages in, but so far so good.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on May 23, 2009, 05:10:00 PM
Hemingway is great!

I'm about halfway through The Fellowship of the Ring now. I love Summer for this  giggle;


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: The Speaker Of Words on May 30, 2009, 09:42:22 PM
I just finished reading Anthem. It was great.
I'm going to start Atlas Shrugged tomorrow.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: wawi on June 01, 2009, 09:50:45 PM
I just finished A Prayer For Owen Meany. It was pretty good.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Infel on June 01, 2009, 10:29:44 PM
I'm wondering if I should check out the Dragonriders of Pern series.

I heard there's peoplesex AND dragonsex in it. That sounds awesome.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on June 02, 2009, 12:29:31 AM
I just finished reading Anthem. It was great.
I'm going to start Atlas Shrugged tomorrow.

:)

You got it!
Have you read The Fountainhead?


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: ADX on June 02, 2009, 01:23:01 AM
If you like to read about grandparents having sex, I suggest you check out Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. We had to read it in English this year.


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on June 02, 2009, 03:40:22 PM
The Book of Lamentations by Jeremiah


Title: Re: Books, check them out
Post by: Skylark on June 03, 2009, 01:51:44 PM
we the living by ayn rand


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Boogus Epirus Aurelius on June 04, 2009, 02:19:12 PM
What's with this sudden mini-obsession with Rand?

My library has Atlas shrugged on hold for like 5 people.

It's philosophy-lite.

It's an interesting read, but I wouldn't rank it among the top of my list(s).

I loved The Old Man and the Sea, so now I'm reading The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. I'm only 50 pages in, but so far so good.

Ernest hemingway would always be there for me
But Ernest hemingway is dead now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X2J456j2PY

I just read A moveable feast, published after he died, I think.
Was good. You should read it.


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Post by: Skylark on June 04, 2009, 02:34:27 PM
What's with this sudden mini-obsession with Rand?

My library has Atlas shrugged on hold for like 5 people.

It's philosophy-lite.

It's an interesting read, but I wouldn't rank it among the top of my list(s).

Ernest hemingway would always be there for me
But Ernest hemingway is dead now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X2J456j2PY

I just read A moveable feast, published after he died, I think.
Was good. You should read it.

A lot of conservatives are making a fuss about her because they feel like everything is becoming too socialized (or at least I would assume that's what they're talking about) and she wrote in favor of everything they want at this point. It's really funny though because I don't think Rand would like or support these politicians. She only liked the best in humans (H. Roark) And they are not.

I.

A Moveable Feast is really good. If that's the one I am remembering, that was the autobiographical one, correct?


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on June 12, 2009, 02:36:30 AM
Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis  giggle;


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on June 13, 2009, 01:43:43 PM
I finished We the Living and began The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley last night.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Houdini on June 13, 2009, 09:46:19 PM
Ernest hemingway would always be there for me
But Ernest hemingway is dead now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X2J456j2PY

I just read A moveable feast, published after he died, I think.
Was good. You should read it.
I have A Moveable Feast packed away in a box somewhere. I'll get around to it eventually.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: CruelPleasure on June 19, 2009, 12:06:39 AM
No More Prisons-William Upski Wimsatt
This a Hip-Hop book about urban culture, Hip-Hop leadership, Home Schooling and of course Prisons. It's a really incredible book and it's one of those books that everyone should read. It's extremely unknown. It's hard to explain why it's so good, just read it and you'll like it.

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nick Sheff
Sheff relates his personal struggle with drugs and alcohol in this poignant and often disturbing memoir. Paul Michael Garcia is the perfect choice for narrator; his stern and entirely believable voice captures the desolation in Sheff's tale. His reading is wonderfully underplayed, and necessarily so. Garcia becomes Sheff, offering a gritty and raw performance that demonstrates just how dire the circumstances surrounding Sheff's existence really were.



Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on June 22, 2009, 09:39:44 PM
Reading the zombie survival guide cause i felt like picking it up before i left for the beach. I got back from the beach today an to my dissmay i have no cable, so i have time to actually read it.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: reefer on June 23, 2009, 11:58:11 PM
Satan Burger by Carlton Mellick III - What the shit. Some cool insights but overall it's like he got in front of his computer and wrote and wrote without ever going back or plotting his story. Mostly it's off the wall and not as violent or sex-filled as I've heard it is. Sadly all of his books have some of the best book art and best titles out there. Who couldn't love the title: Baby Jesus Butt Plug. Disappointing.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on June 29, 2009, 02:23:10 AM
Reading the 6th harry potter book


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Post by: Skylark on July 14, 2009, 10:18:36 AM
I finished my summer reading of the Trilogy
read The Trial by Franz Kafka and am now trying to read Der Kleine Prinz or the German translation of The Little Prince


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: l a c e y on July 15, 2009, 12:12:25 AM
I just read some book called Willow.
It's about a girl who was driving one night and she got in a car accident and her parents died and she thinks it's her fault. Then she lives with her brother and she think's that he hates her. She cuts her wrists and then she falls in love blah blah.

It was a great book I think.


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on July 15, 2009, 12:56:35 AM
Reading Chuck Palahniuk's Choke and loving it.

"Ecstasy" isn't the right word, but it's the first one that comes to mind.

See also: pleasure
See also: damn good book


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Post by: Sam on July 17, 2009, 01:46:46 AM
i think I'm going to reread all of LotR and the Hobbit soon.


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Post by: Skylark on July 17, 2009, 12:21:16 PM
Good idea, Sam  giggle;


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Post by: ƕɾο on July 17, 2009, 03:09:32 PM
i think I'm going to reread all of LotR and the Hobbit soon.
sounds like quite a venture  O_0
I really disliked the LotR books, but I did like the Hobbit a lot.


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on July 19, 2009, 03:48:32 PM
reading Chuck Palhniuk's Pygmy

It's about an asian agent from a anti-democratic goverment infiltrating the US as a foreign exchange student.


So far it's an ok book. The writing style of it is in broken english, since it's in the pov of the asian. It's a good read, but the writing style is hard to get used to.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on July 19, 2009, 08:38:38 PM
I guess I'm reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

I wanted to get The Stranger but they didn't have it


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on July 19, 2009, 08:57:25 PM
the idea of you reading those books makes me angry for a second


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Post by: ƕɾο on July 19, 2009, 09:09:14 PM
the idea of you reading those books makes me angry for a second
why


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Sam on July 20, 2009, 01:44:27 AM
I guess I'm reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

I wanted to get The Stranger but they didn't have it

The Stranger is my absolute favorite novel ever.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on July 20, 2009, 02:00:12 AM
The Stranger is my absolute favorite novel ever.

mine too

why

because they're my favorites and I feel protective over them


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Sam on July 20, 2009, 02:15:39 AM
mine too
I reread Meursault's last little spiel (the last 10 pages or so from where he grabs the priest by his cassock) like once a week. I can recite most of it word-for-word from memory. It's kinda pathetic actually, but whatever.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: reefer on July 20, 2009, 02:21:26 AM
The Stranger is my absolute favorite novel ever.
It's pretty good.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on July 20, 2009, 02:57:50 AM
The Stranger is my absolute favorite novel ever.
damn ;_;

mine too

because they're my favorites and I feel protective over them
okie-dokie


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on July 20, 2009, 11:54:10 AM
I reread Meursault's last little spiel (the last 10 pages or so from where he grabs the priest by his cassock) like once a week. I can recite most of it word-for-word from memory. It's kinda pathetic actually, but whatever.

wow
I love it a lot but I haven't done that. I think I am going to reread it now though.When I was in an english book store in Prague I found a different translation of it and the title was The Outsider. I didn't think it was the same book until I read the first page.

Have you ever heard The Cure song "Killing An Arab"? It's based entirely on The Stranger.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on July 22, 2009, 03:58:01 PM
Room Full of Mirrors. Jimi Hendrix's biography


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Post by: Houdini on July 25, 2009, 03:24:43 AM
wow
I love it a lot but I haven't done that. I think I am going to reread it now though.When I was in an english book store in Prague I found a different translation of it and the title was The Outsider. I didn't think it was the same book until I read the first page.

Have you ever heard The Cure song "Killing An Arab"? It's based entirely on The Stranger.
It's not really a great song. The Cure have done way better.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on July 25, 2009, 04:13:44 PM
It's not really a great song. The Cure have done way better.

I'm not saying it's their best at all. I only brought it up because it's based on The Stranger and that was what we were talking about and if I didn't know that I would want somebody to tell me.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Cookie on July 28, 2009, 09:34:50 PM
I'm reading Crossfire by Jim Marrs. My first conspiracy theory book and I'm enjoying it quite a bit.


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Post by: antmaster5000 on July 29, 2009, 11:45:04 PM
Reading Angels and Demons. I just finished the Da Vinci Code and I loved it so I started this one. I can't wait for his 3rd book.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Houdini on July 30, 2009, 01:54:59 AM
I'm not saying it's their best at all. I only brought it up because it's based on The Stranger and that was what we were talking about and if I didn't know that I would want somebody to tell me.
Oh, I know. I was just stating my opinion. See, my freshman English teacher played the song for the class when we were reading The Stranger. It made me kinda sad because a lot of people were getting a misleading first impression of the Cure.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on July 30, 2009, 02:27:40 AM
Oh, I know. I was just stating my opinion. See, my freshman English teacher played the song for the class when we were reading The Stranger. It made me kinda sad because a lot of people were getting a misleading first impression of the Cure.


I see what you mean. I've been trying to type something out but it really isn't working. The Cure is very different from itself.

Right now I am reading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and sometimes it makes me really sad.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Chōshū on August 02, 2009, 09:04:24 PM
I'm reading Origin of Species and The American Lion (an Andrew Jackson biography).

Everyone says that Origin of Species is an outdated book but I found it in a box in my house so I figured I'd read it!


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Andria on August 03, 2009, 02:07:12 AM
I am a hugeeee book nerd it is pretty much the only thing I spend my money on.

Right now I am reading 3 books.

First I am reading Breaking The Spell Religion As a Natural Phenomenon which is pretty good so far.

Then I am reading The Divine Comedy which is really confusing and hard to read for long periods of time. Even when you do its kinda hard to get at whats going on for me at least.

Then finally yesterday I got Atlas Shrugged cause it was like 6 dollars at the bookstore on the mall and I have been reading that.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on August 03, 2009, 03:21:00 AM
is Atlas Shrugged the first Rand novel you will have read?


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Post by: Andria on August 03, 2009, 03:22:45 AM
Yea it will be the first thing I have ever read from her.

The lady at the bookstore recommended The Fountainhead too if I liked this one. 


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on August 03, 2009, 03:29:56 AM
yes yes yes
Anthem and The Fountainhead are both fantastic.
they are both my favorite by her.

i hope you like Atlas Shrugged so that you will read those two.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Andria on August 03, 2009, 03:32:22 AM
yes yes yes
Anthem and The Fountainhead are both fantastic.
they are both my favorite by her.

i hope you like Atlas Shrugged so that you will read those two.
I probably will lol mostly everything I read I enjoy and even when I don't I always give the author another chance. I just have to work it into my massive list of books I need to read.

I will let you know what I think when I finish it though


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: reefer on August 13, 2009, 04:51:07 PM
I started to read Haunted but it sucks, maybe if it were completely and 100% true I'd like it and didn't have shitty poems.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Selkie on August 13, 2009, 07:37:01 PM
Just finished
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Pretty great. I was expecting a little more outrageous over-the-top life-changing extraterrestrial encounters though. Still great.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on August 16, 2009, 09:24:04 PM
About half-way through "Areas of My Expertise" by John Hodgeman

A note about Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk
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Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on August 16, 2009, 11:46:01 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v419/rjhudson/TheDharmaBums.jpg)
love it


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Zach on August 19, 2009, 04:20:56 AM
I'm reading a bunch of shit right now and I can't keep up with all of it:

- "Eat the Rich" by P.J. O'Rourke
- "The Proud Highway" by Hunter S. Thompson
- "Real Education" by Charles Murray
- "The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Zach on August 19, 2009, 04:42:18 AM
I'm reading Crossfire by Jim Marrs. My first conspiracy theory book and I'm enjoying it quite a bit.

I read a book not by Jim Marrs but one that heavily relied on his views.

He's fucking insane.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: YPargh on August 20, 2009, 12:41:00 AM
Last week when I was at the beach I went through "A Brave New World" and "Lord of the Flies" each in a day repsectively. I found it impossible to put them down... I really hadn't read for fun in quite a while and had forgotten how addicting it can be when you find something that interests you


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: l a c e y on August 26, 2009, 12:06:04 AM
Crank by Ellen Hopkins. Someone here has probably read it. It was a very good book. About drugs obviously. I haven't read the second book yet which is called Glass. So I can't really say too too much about it.

Dark Secrets by I don't remember who it's by. It's about this girl who survived a killing spree someone had. Her whole family died and her brother was charged for the murder. She soon finds out that maybe it wasn't him that did it. Then each chapter goes to her in the present, then her mother in the past and her brother in the past and tells their stories on the days and day leading up to the killings. It's basically this girl who survived solving the murders of her family. It's really interesting and I'm not going to spoil the ending in case someone here want's to read it. I do suggest it.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Chōshū on August 31, 2009, 04:57:03 PM
This past week I've been doing a lot of reading.

I finally finished Cosmos by Carl Sagan and The Psychology of Dreams by Sigmund Freud.  Then I finished off American Lion by Jon Meacham.  The day after that I started reading A Clockwork Orange and I found it so amazing that I simply couldn't put it down and finished it within 20 hours of opening it.

Then last night I read the introduction and first chapter of Broca's Brain by Carl Sagan.  The small part of it that I read was absolutely stunning.  If I wasn't utterly exausted and falling asleep I would have most likely continued reading it for several more hours.  I can't wait to continue it later on tonight.

After I complete Broca's Brain I plan to next read Karl Marx's Capital Volume 1


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on August 31, 2009, 09:34:25 PM
i'm waiting on two books to arrive

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Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Chōshū on August 31, 2009, 09:39:15 PM
Last week when I was at the beach I went through "A Brave New World" and "Lord of the Flies" each in a day repsectively. I found it impossible to put them down... I really hadn't read for fun in quite a while and had forgotten how addicting it can be when you find something that interests you

I've always wanted to read Lord of the Flies  giggle;

I may pick that up from the public library some time soon.  I took out Brave New World a few months back but never finished it.  This was mostly due to my being very busy during the time, but I do plan on taking it out again and finishing the job.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Magyarorszag on August 31, 2009, 09:39:58 PM
I recently finished reading The Kite Runner. I would have read through it nonstop if I didn't have to stop every few chapters to write about it. It was a really amazing book and I found that I had to tear myself away from it in order to stop reading. Now I want to read A Thousand Splendid Suns as well. n_u

next i'll be reading A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, i don't expect it to be nearly as good akudood;


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Andria on August 31, 2009, 09:42:21 PM
Memoirs/nonfiction other than science has always made me bored I just can't get into them the way I can get into a good fictional tale.

I gotta read the Iliad which I am not dreading just cause Greek mythology is pretty cool and its a good story


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on September 01, 2009, 12:39:57 AM
Reading Fight Club


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: l a c e y on September 01, 2009, 11:06:20 AM
I read Paris Hiltons book. It was good.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on September 01, 2009, 06:27:50 PM
I read Paris Hiltons book. It was good.

I feel this quote is perfect.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Chōshū on September 01, 2009, 10:42:29 PM
Earlier today I checked my e-mail and saw that I had a coupon for Borders (30% off any item) so I decided to go out and buy a book for when I finish with Broca's Brain.

Lately I've only been interested in non-fiction so I went through the philosophy, science, and psycology section, and after looking at some books by Frederick Zietzsche, Immanuel Kant, Carl Sagan, and several other authors, I stumbled upon "The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud."  The only book of Freud's that I've ever read was "The Interpretation of Dreams" and while Freud doesn't have the poetic prose that authors like Carl Sagan has, I found the information in his books quite intriguing, and decided that I wanted to check out his other stuff.

This book includes the complete texts

Psychopathology of Everyday Life
the Interpretation of Dreams
Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex
Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious
Totem and Taboo
The History of the Psychoanalytic Movement

I guess I'll go in order, so the first book I'll read will be "Psychopathology of Everyday Life" then probably "Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex" since I've already read Dreams.

I originally was only going to get "Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious" but it was $16 by itself, and the complete collection of his works was $27 so I just decided to get that....


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Post by: l a c e y on September 02, 2009, 10:36:57 AM
I feel this quote is perfect.

LOL


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: القرقة on September 14, 2009, 06:10:00 PM
i'm waiting on two books to arrive

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I have the first book somewhere in my room.

I will read it once I am done with my symbols book.  hocuspocus;


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on September 14, 2009, 06:20:05 PM
it's a great book. i hope you like it  giggle;


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: ADX on September 16, 2009, 04:36:44 AM
Read Huckleberry Finn if you hate yourself.


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Post by: YPargh on September 23, 2009, 11:06:46 AM
Read Huckleberry Finn if you hate yourself.
I've read it multiple times and never had a problem with it...


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on September 23, 2009, 11:31:40 AM
Reading the Prince of Tides. It looks good and I need to read a required book for AP Psych.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Matt™ on September 27, 2009, 06:43:46 AM
Currently reading George Carlin's book, When Will Jesus Bring The Porkchops?. This is my second time reading it and it is even more funny the second time around.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on September 27, 2009, 04:36:38 PM
i read excerpts from The Psychedelic Experience last night while tripping with some friends (it was their first time) and I highly recommend its use as a guide book.

Also, The Electric Acid Kool-Aid Test


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on September 27, 2009, 04:39:18 PM
tripping with some friends (it was their first time)
franny?  akudood;


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on September 27, 2009, 04:40:31 PM
franny?  akudood;
oh gosh no

kids named Jade, Kimmy & James
college kids  baddood;


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Veal on September 27, 2009, 04:44:05 PM
GONNA FRY YO BRAIN, EMMA


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on September 27, 2009, 04:46:16 PM
oh gosh no

kids named Jade, Kimmy & James
college kids  baddood;
okay lol  sillydood;


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on September 27, 2009, 04:48:54 PM
franny would be ridiculous on lsd.
lsd won't harm my brain n_u


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: burzumfan420 on October 03, 2009, 06:18:36 AM
i am reading mein kampf, found it in my room (my brother left for bible college so i am guessing it is his) so far it is some what interesting.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on October 03, 2009, 09:10:15 PM
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


Pretty good


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: ADX on October 03, 2009, 11:30:26 PM
I've read it multiple times and never had a problem with it...
Well I had just read and annotated the book over the course of two relatively sleepless days so I was pretty pissed off.

Still I think it's pretty crappy.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: snorkel on October 05, 2009, 06:13:55 AM
last couple weeks I re-read my existentialist shelf featuring sartre and camus, forgot how fucking great <i>The Stranger</i> (Camus) is. recommended for all. made me feel better about myself.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on October 05, 2009, 06:15:28 AM
The Stranger is a great book.

Reread Into the Wild for testing. Still like it just as much.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Cookie on October 05, 2009, 06:25:39 AM
The Stranger is a great book.

Reread Into the Wild for testing. Still like it just as much.
Such a great book.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on October 06, 2009, 08:14:01 AM
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is awesome giggle;


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Chōshū on October 12, 2009, 08:51:37 AM
I picked up a few books today.  Mostly political ones.  Should be exciting!


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on October 12, 2009, 09:09:27 PM
rereading Naked Lunch for understanding and Walden for inspiration.
I read Virgina Woolf to somebody before bed (not To the Lighthouse) and plan on picking that pick up. Beautifully written.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on October 15, 2009, 09:00:43 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Girls

This book looks amusing  baddood;


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Khadafi on October 17, 2009, 11:24:27 PM
Limbo: Blue Collar Roots, White Collar Dreams. We have to read it for class.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on October 20, 2009, 01:33:33 AM
Bicycle Diaries  by David Byrne

A book about David Byrne's experiences biking around various cities around the world.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on October 20, 2009, 08:22:24 PM
that sounds great


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Chōshū on October 23, 2009, 05:57:02 PM
I should finish Billions and Billions by Carl Sagan tomorrow.  After that it's The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins. 


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: ADX on October 29, 2009, 04:34:08 PM
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest = thumbup;

Are there any other good books left that you're forced to read in high school? All we've got left are Midsummer Night's Dream, Catcher in the Rye, Great Gatsby, and a few others.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Cookie on October 29, 2009, 05:01:36 PM
I just bought House of Leaves. Hopefully I'll get it in the mail by next week.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on October 29, 2009, 06:16:59 PM
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest = thumbup;

Are there any other good books left that you're forced to read in high school? All we've got left are Midsummer Night's Dream, Catcher in the Rye, Great Gatsby, and a few others.

Midsummer is actually one of my least favorite Shakespeare comedies, but its still great

Catcher in the Rye is my favorite novel ever

Great Gatsby is all right, didn't see all the fuss over it really, not entirely my style


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Socks on October 29, 2009, 07:59:45 PM
Had to read Brave New World in HS. Loved it.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Skylark on October 31, 2009, 07:17:23 AM
Had to read Brave New World in HS. Loved it.

I love Aldous Huxley.

I also love The Grapes of Wrath which we had to read and I read The Fountainhead for summer reading last year if that counts. Also, Of Mice and Men.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Chōshū on October 31, 2009, 09:20:39 AM
The Federalist Papers  bassir;


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Socks on November 09, 2009, 06:35:22 PM
Finished The Things They Carried. What an awesome awesome writer and book.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on November 24, 2009, 06:27:09 AM
Finished Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne last night.

Learned some cool things, like the american government sponsored world-wide jazz tours to make america seem cool because it had jazz music.

Russia did the same thing kinda, instead of jazz musicians, they had artists.

Also, tips on buying bicycles and stuff at the end.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: YPargh on November 29, 2009, 06:07:11 PM
Finished Woman At Point Zero. It gives a look into the life of an Egyptian woman named Firdaus and all the sexism that holds her down as a woman in society. It's pretty good overall and makes some solid points, but it's kind of hard to read as a male since it basically just slams the entire sex as being a bunch of bastards, sometimes hypocritically.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: l a c e y on November 29, 2009, 07:50:38 PM
TWILIGHT NEW MOON - OH GOD. it was soo sooo sooooooooooooo good. i loved it. im not a huge twilight fan. and i didnt think robert pattinson was very goodlooking until today. but holy smokes. thats not why i liked the movie though. i liked that it had a lot of action and great romance. i cant wiat until the next movie comes out.


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Post by: Nyerp on November 30, 2009, 10:20:55 AM
TWILIGHT NEW MOON - OH GOD. it was soo sooo sooooooooooooo good. i loved it. im not a huge twilight fan. and i didnt think robert pattinson was very goodlooking until today. but holy smokes. thats not why i liked the movie though. i liked that it had a lot of action and great romance. i cant wiat until the next movie comes out.


that's not a book lacey


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Post by: Houdini on November 30, 2009, 05:57:21 PM
that's not a book lacey
OMG i just saw this great movie called the god delusion!!!!!! richard dawkins is so hot <33333


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Nyerp on December 01, 2009, 01:38:26 AM
OMG i just saw this great movie called the god delusion!!!!!! richard dawkins is so hot <33333

OHMYGAWD u should read my fanfics!!!!!!!!!!!! OOHHH, UNFF BABY SO HOT


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Houdini on December 06, 2009, 01:51:30 PM
OHMYGAWD u should read my fanfics!!!!!!!!!!!! OOHHH, UNFF BABY SO HOT
only if u read mine 2!!!!!!! check out my richard dawkins/carl sagan furry slash fiction plz!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Sam on December 06, 2009, 04:48:26 PM
I am reading Lolita.

I like it.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Socks on April 10, 2010, 08:21:26 AM
i finished technopoly by neil postman.
i ordered every other book he has written.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: القرقة on April 10, 2010, 06:49:35 PM
i finished technopoly by neil postman.
i ordered every other book he has written.
more like technopenis by neil penisman


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Post by: Travis on April 10, 2010, 06:52:15 PM
technopenis is the best word


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Post by: snorkel on April 11, 2010, 03:57:02 PM
Finished <i>And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks</i> (William S. Burroughs + Jack Kerouac) and <i>All the King's Men</i> (Robert Penn Warren) today.

<i>Hippos</i> was cool, it's a just recently published novella that Burroughs and Kerouac jointly wrote before either of them were famous... they each write in first person from a different character's perspective, and it switches off each chapter. Fun short read.

<i>All the King's Men</i> took a while (about 700 pages and not really a page-turner) but it was worth it. Warren's writing is really unique, it's that early-century southern American style (like Faulkner) combined with something like Fitzgerald. For a story about politics, which I'd usually not be interested in, it was intriguing and on top of it all the characters were really fun to read into (the story is based on the life of Huey Long).


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on April 12, 2010, 04:46:16 PM
Reading The Man Who Was Thursday. or trying to anyway.


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Post by: antmaster5000 on May 17, 2010, 03:04:39 AM
Downloading I am the new black by Tracy Morgan, narrated by Tracy Morgan.
Fuck yes


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: David on June 07, 2010, 01:51:27 PM
ISBN 0700611789.



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Post by: BlackDS on June 08, 2010, 10:38:01 PM
1984 by George Orwell, its about a cool future distopian society, BlackDS gives it a 10/10


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Travis on June 08, 2010, 10:53:56 PM
1984 by George Orwell, its about a cool future distopian society, BlackDS gives it a 10/10
As if everybody hasn't read that already  akudood;


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Nyerp on June 08, 2010, 11:10:38 PM
my 9th grade english teacher spoiled the ending for the class cuz she's a huge bitch


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Chōshū on June 10, 2010, 01:38:16 AM
As if everybody hasn't read that already  akudood;

I haven't (http://forums.psucomic.com/images/smilies/emot-qq.gif)


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Socks on June 11, 2010, 10:39:22 PM
the big sleep. i don't know how this alluded me until now.


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Post by: Nyerp on June 12, 2010, 09:37:17 PM
alluded me

lolololol!!


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on June 16, 2010, 07:21:29 PM
Mass Effect: Revelation

Yes I know I'm a nerd  saddood;


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Post by: Swift on June 19, 2010, 01:17:57 PM
High Fidelity and A Clockwork Orange.


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Post by: dead is dr scholls on June 20, 2010, 10:35:04 AM
The Road.


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Post by: Clodius on June 28, 2010, 06:36:12 PM
War and Peace, Wuthering Heights, and the Iliad. 


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Selkie on June 28, 2010, 09:46:26 PM
Just bought Choke and Life of Pi


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Post by: Trevor on June 28, 2010, 09:48:09 PM
Just bought Choke and Life of Pi
Ahh I read Life of Pi for a book report awhile back. Good read.

Choke is also very wonderful. Have you read any other of Palahniuk's books?


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Selkie on June 29, 2010, 10:18:02 AM
Ahh I read Life of Pi for a book report awhile back. Good read.

Choke is also very wonderful. Have you read any other of Palahniuk's books?

Nope, this will be my first


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Trevor on June 29, 2010, 10:27:01 AM
Nope, this will be my first
Well if you enjoy Choke, be sure to check out some of his other work. I haven't read all of his stuff, but one of my favorites is Haunted.
He's also the author of the Fight Club novel, which I've never read, but I've been told it's definitely worth a read.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on July 12, 2010, 07:14:58 PM
Anyone with a 2g onward ipod touch or iphone should download the ibook app


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Post by: David on July 12, 2010, 08:39:52 PM
L'Étranger/The Stranger.  I'm only a couple dozen pages in, it's not too bad so far.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: V on July 12, 2010, 11:31:53 PM
Mass Effect: Revelation

Yes I know I'm a nerd  saddood;

you're not.

i'm currently reading star wars books.
 baddood;





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Post by: القرقة on July 12, 2010, 11:32:11 PM
L'Étranger/The Stranger.  I'm only a couple dozen pages in, it's not too bad so far.
Me and Socks were supposed to write our thoughts on it, but I never did until the last day of school. :'(


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Chōshū on July 13, 2010, 07:32:23 PM
I'm reading The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: sans culottes on July 15, 2010, 06:31:42 PM
Today I bought A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn and Howl by Allen Ginsberg.

"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of the night ...

who let themselves be fucked in the ass by saintly motorcyclists, and screamed with joy"

Fuck yeah.


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on July 15, 2010, 08:44:37 PM
Today I bought A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn and Howl by Allen Ginsberg.

"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of the night ...

who let themselves be fucked in the ass by saintly motorcyclists, and screamed with joy"

Fuck yeah.

one of my professors and I spent so much of my first junior semester talking about Howl it's ridiculous baddood;


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on July 19, 2010, 06:21:23 PM
The Apocalypse Watch by Robert Ludlum

Mass Effect: Ascension


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on July 27, 2010, 05:38:05 PM
Currently reading How to be Bad
I really really like it. Has anybody given this one a read before?


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Post by: Nyerp on August 02, 2010, 02:40:10 PM
Half the Sky for caw-ledge. :'(


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Post by: Selkie on August 02, 2010, 04:19:55 PM
Today I bought A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn and Howl by Allen Ginsberg.

"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of the night ...

who let themselves be fucked in the ass by saintly motorcyclists, and screamed with joy"

Fuck yeah.

A People's History of the United States was a required book for my American Society class first semester of my freshman year.

Pretty interesting stuff.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: snorkel on August 03, 2010, 01:44:31 AM
Ordered a few books last week


<b>Cryptonomicon</b> (Neal Stephenson) - Had to see what this was all about, Stephenson's books are allegedly awesome technologically-inclined time-traveling adventure epics. Read the first 90-100 pages in the car the other day and I don't think I'll continue, if this is the kind of shit people call epics and are amazed by these days, then shit I should be an author. It's like a half-assed continuation of Pynchon into the 21st century, minus any discernible literary talent

<b>Heroin</b> (Humberto Fernandez) - Skag media intrigues me to no end, looking forward to reading this

<b>Moravagine</b> (Blaise Cendrars) - The first book that has hooked me on the first several pages in a long while, leave it to French linguistic mastery. "Cynical incisions in aristocratic backs and loins," "laparotomy of consciences," etc. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

<b>The Doorman</b> (Reinaldo Arenas) - Regrettably my first time reading Arenas, this one sounds brilliant

<b>The Anatomy of Melancholy</b> (Robert Burton) - I don't really intend to read this (800 page volume of 16th century exposition on mankind), always wanted it on my shelf though, it's got some great little anecdotes:

"But see the Madman rage downright
With furious looks, a ghastly sight.
Naked in chains bound doth he lie,
And roars amain, he knows not why.
Observe him; for as in a glass,
Thine angry portraiture it was.
His picture keep still in thy presence;
'Twixt him and thee there's no difference."


<b>Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald</b> - It's been topping my Amazon wishlist for months, finally got it

<b>Maldoror and Poems</b> (Comte de Lautréamont) - I don't remember exactly what this is, some sort of grotesque surreal French gothic thing about an evil misanthrope. sounds interesting, waiting for it to arrive

I'm also reading <b>Fingerprints of the Gods</b> by Graham Hancock, it's a serious presentation of information suggesting/'proving' the existence of an ancient human civilization and/or aliens who impregnated human civilization (a topic I follow avidly but with appropriate skepticism), the guy is a complete hack but it reads well as a fiction novel, and some of the stuff is undeniably mysterious (significant similarities in unachievable architecture between South American and Egyptian sites built circa 5000 BCE, commonalities in oral histories from geographically disparate peoples in pre-history, etc)




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Post by: snorkel on August 03, 2010, 04:39:04 PM
Maldoror came, unfortunately some illiterate fuck underlined random shit in the first 30 pages at some point, but it's great:

(in reference to a sleeping child)

"Blindfold him, while you rend his palpitating flesh; and having for hours listened to his sublime cries, like the piercing death-rattles which sound in the throats of the fatally-wounded on battlefields, and having, like an avalanche, then subsided, you will rush into the next room and pretend to come to his aid. You will untie his hands, their veins and sinews swollen, you will restore sight to his haggard eyes, as you start licking his blood and tears again ... Then you will tear me ceaselessly both with your teeth and your nails. I will adorn my body with heavily-scented garlands for this expiatory holocaust; and we will both suffer, I from being torn, you from tearing me."

srs shit


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Post by: Nyerp on August 11, 2010, 03:54:54 PM
Half the Sky for caw-ledge. :'(

finished this


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Post by: Patrick Stickles on August 11, 2010, 09:12:08 PM
"in the heart of the sea: the tragedy of the whaleship essex"

i didn't know that moby dick was based off real life events

i'd be pissed if a whale left me stranded and i had to eat my crew


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Post by: ADX on August 11, 2010, 11:01:38 PM
im reading the princeton review for the sat subject tests (us history), and its kind of interesting. the writer likes to leave out certain parts of history that people should obviously know (like uh the iraq war and maybe reagan's presidency), but that's what makes it entertaining.

the history section is only 50-ish pages long, and i learned absolutely nothing reading it. for shame.


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Post by: Trevor on August 13, 2010, 11:18:22 AM
I just purchased a few books for the first time in a while.

Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
Godless by Dan Barker
How Language Works by David Crystal


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on August 14, 2010, 02:05:39 AM
Fear and Loathing in las vegas.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Patrick Stickles on August 20, 2010, 06:19:19 PM
Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman.

Next up is Brave New World.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: snorkel on August 21, 2010, 10:51:46 PM
Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman.

Next up is Brave New World.

I've read <i>Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs</i> by Klosterman, and part of Chuck Klosterman IV, he's kind of funny but talks about bad 80s bands he thinks were cool too much

<i>The Perennial Philosophy</i> and <i>The Doors of Perception/Heaven and Hell</i> (and the other novels too) are both awesome writings by Huxley, it only gets better after Brave New World


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Patrick Stickles on August 22, 2010, 10:48:39 PM
I've read <i>Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs</i> by Klosterman, and part of Chuck Klosterman IV, he's kind of funny but talks about bad 80s bands he thinks were cool too much
yeah i thought it was kind of weird that in the description for his book he put that it was "unpretentious", thats a pretty pretentious thing to do, but that makes me pretty pretentious too

but yeah its his only novel and it was okay, except the ending was pretty lackluster


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on August 29, 2010, 12:29:36 PM
Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry


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Post by: Socks on September 06, 2010, 11:45:49 PM
robinson crusoe. although the lack of touching has aroused my suspicion.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Socks on September 16, 2010, 09:32:17 PM
I have just finished Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis. This is a spending book. It is learned, exceedingly well-written, and perceptive. It conveys not only the historical context of our Founders, but also the personal hurts, joys, capitulations, regrets, tragedies, and ultimately the final judgments they made about each other and the Revolution. Along the way it manages something rare in a history, rare in any writing: to capture the ineffable qualities that inhibit great minds, and even grander souls.

In consequence, I have begun to peruse several autobiographies of Alexander Hamilton. My compassion for him has grown tremendously, and my respect immensely so. He was a flawed Giant, but a great Man.

Alexander Hamilton by Henry Cabot Lodge
Alexander Hamilton by by Forrest McDonald
Alexander Hamilton by Jacob Cooke

Not much variety in title, however these are great accounts. Some offer provocativeness, others display conservative tenancies, all are intriguing.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: David on September 16, 2010, 09:40:02 PM
socks, please hire a writer to come up with your idioms myface;


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: burzumfan420 on September 18, 2010, 04:46:02 PM
i started reading Metamorphosis  by james joyce


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Socks on September 18, 2010, 10:34:31 PM
i started reading Metamorphosis  by james joyce

it must be a very interesting read.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: burzumfan420 on September 19, 2010, 04:35:05 AM
yeah i read the whole thing today it was p good. it is a collection akfka stories stuff i been meaning to read since i was 2


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Post by: القرقة on September 19, 2010, 05:15:09 AM
yeah i read the whole thing today it was p good. it is a collection akfka stories stuff i been meaning to read since i was 2
how was james joyce's version different from kafka's
or did he just do the translations


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Socks on September 19, 2010, 06:01:54 AM
how was james joyce's version different from kafka's
or did he just do the translations
doodthing;


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: burzumfan420 on September 19, 2010, 11:44:06 PM
how was james joyce's version different from kafka's
or did he just do the translations

idk why they dont teach this in history or english but kafka was a pen name for james joyce for a short period, he even went far enough to set up a fake back story and even death with a help of his doctor. (JOyce had his doctor "kill him" by pronouncing "Kafka's" tuberculous uncureable)


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Patrick Stickles on October 03, 2010, 08:23:00 PM
i believed it :(


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Post by: David on December 06, 2010, 03:07:56 PM
Just purchased:  Vol de Nuit-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. goodjob;


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on December 25, 2010, 04:09:31 PM
Reading Ender's Game. Fucking awesome book.


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Post by: David on January 06, 2011, 09:37:48 PM
Or I forgot to mention that I got some biographies on Lincoln and Kennedy and am in the process or reading them n_u


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Post by: CM Wrench on January 10, 2011, 04:50:30 PM
Reading Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. It's pretty neat. I got to meet the author and she signed my book giggle;


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: CM Wrench on February 09, 2011, 08:53:57 PM
Just finished within this past week:

Hush, Hush
Crescendo

Both by Becca Fitzpatrick, who I've met.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on February 10, 2011, 06:18:12 AM
Yeah, well I fucked Becca Fitzpatrick with her own book, and she signed it with her squirt.

also, I'm like halfway done with rereading Choke. Finished Fight Club maybe a month ago.

I really want a book that is overloaded with surrealist imagery, or a book about someone who leaves everything to be alone or something. Like those people who disapear without a trace, but I don't want to read about people trying to find him. I want to just read about the experience of the guy who disapeared. It's the only way I can get off.


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Post by: burzumfan420 on February 10, 2011, 09:40:11 PM
uh . Kafka. ya. kafka.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on February 10, 2011, 09:43:18 PM
uh . Kafka. ya. kafka.
where do i start?


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: burzumfan420 on February 10, 2011, 09:47:10 PM
the metamorphisis is a must read if you haven't already. that was a good book (it is surreal/lonely)
a lot of people say THe Trial is a great but i havent read it yet . I was going to after i finished the book im reading now.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Socks on February 11, 2011, 08:18:40 AM
'The Trial' is sublime, subversive as a melancholy rhyme, confined in nature and by time, like Man for solemn crime. Poor Mr. K. All he wanted was his breakfast. And he got a dark and insane world. A dream. A terrible, bizarre and vexing scene, where K. was dinner for the machine.

I was thinking of that story, about 'a White Heron'. The story of a rare and beautiful bird, out in the woods, hidden in its nest. One day at dusk, a hunter travels through this forest, as a little girl drives home her cow. He is shooting birds. The most elusive and desired being the Heron. For the young man, it would make a cherished possession, that he has seen fly before. The little girl knows of such a special bird too, though keeps the secret to herself. She accompanies the stranger during his hunts, but cannot stand the foul nature of his gun. He kills. Pressed to expose where the Heron lives, the little girl recoils and rejects the hunter's offer. His reward of 10 dollars is rebuffed. The boy leaves without his prize. Sadness beguiles the eyes. There is no longer a loud echo in the trees, silencing some unsuspecting bird or song. Only the stillness of the woods is there, as Sylvia walks and treads alone, hearing the chirping of her friends. A lonely heart in fiery pride. In the end all is well, for the story seeks to tell, of a girl who in love fell, by the lure of nature's spell, outside Man and his hand of hell.

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Post by: Nyerp on February 11, 2011, 02:10:35 PM
i am a heron. i haev a long neck and i pick fish out of the water w/ my beak. if you dont repost this comment on 10 other pages i will fly into your kitchen tonight and make a mess of your pots and pans


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Socks on February 11, 2011, 02:35:12 PM
Cool bro. It's better to consume drivel and spew garbage, than to devour classics and radiate greatness, right? There is no need to make this personal, when we personally reflect all our choices, desires and principles. I feel comfortable with judgment, be it fair and broad, because my identity belongs to beauty and her eternal marvel. Be somebody. Not for the fame pleasure or gain, but for the benefit of yourself and that of your fellow man. It's one thing to act a fool among clowns, and quite another to jester an illegitimate court. The prevalent attitude of the present period sucks, frankly, with no regard for proper consideration through self worth and learned restraint, respect, for all that embodies the ideal, uncompromising, truth, which can be found most profoundly in the little matters of life. This is why I take such notable exception to abandonment of sense, appeal to ignorance, stupidity and simple childish charm. This is why I object to your worthless post above, am appalled by the kind of person it represents, and embarrassed for you. I don't expect an understanding, nor much care. I don't preach for a congregation. I speak for those happy few that will acknowledge, in passing silent glory, the force and veracity of my claim in this life, upon this world, and for you all.

Before I declare some sort of manifesto, I decline and withdraw.

So thanks for reading.


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Post by: piano moths on February 19, 2011, 07:19:35 AM
I am currently reading Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut because it's one that I haven't read yet and I really like it. I like reading it before bed.


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Post by: burzumfan420 on February 19, 2011, 09:50:45 PM
i finished o n the road last [ b y ja k c  k e r u o so ac] NighT that is a really good book. a really good Book.


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Post by: Trevor on February 21, 2011, 08:52:10 PM
Currently reading Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage for my English 111 class

god it's so boring akudood;

also Spiral Bound by Dessa
very interesting


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Socks on March 02, 2011, 11:43:56 AM
started and finished 'the red badge of courage' last night. love it. but the ending was a bit obscure, as henry's reflection and ponderous internal anguish into resolve could have been elaborated upon a bit more, i felt.


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Post by: Socks on March 02, 2011, 02:51:14 PM
been reading frankenstein" since about 7:30 this morning. wow. the first third was pure genius and engaged this soul as any written thing can. the middle part near the murder, presently my place, is not as such the page turner. but i shall continue on and finish it today. it holds promise of a grand conclusion and fantastic leg there. it is only vague upon my mind form all prior indirect reference of learning and experience. mary shelley deserves much honor... and gratitude.


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Post by: Socks on March 02, 2011, 03:58:39 PM
so entire generations have lived and probably died with the knowledge of popular media that 'frankenstein' was so named a frightening monster of a dumb and dull disposition. created by a despotic and demented old scientist. damn, the truth is so much more intriguing!


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Post by: Nyerp on March 02, 2011, 04:11:11 PM
i actually really liked that book thumbup;


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Post by: Patrick Stickles on April 10, 2011, 05:23:01 PM
im reading on the road and it became clear to me at some point that jack kerouac is not so much a good writer as he is a good storyteller. it's a lot like one of my friends is just like telling me about this really awesome experience he had, but it's super long. but i like that a lot.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: burzumfan420 on April 10, 2011, 07:04:55 PM
on the road is literally the best book of all time. (


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Patrick Stickles on April 14, 2011, 12:12:41 AM
i mean it's really good but i don't know if i agree with you there at all

it has sections where it's like, wow dude, you're really fucked up and so are your friends


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Post by: Trevor on April 14, 2011, 10:34:59 PM
I just finished Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

i liked it so much i just bought oryx and crake and am eagerly awaiting the Maddaddam novel to be finished


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: burzumfan420 on April 14, 2011, 10:44:53 PM
i mean it's really good but i don't know if i agree with you there at all

it has sections where it's like, wow dude, you're really fucked up and so are your friends
Old Bull Lee wsa my fave char minus neal cassidy


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Classic on April 15, 2011, 11:29:51 PM
Reading Wicked. It's heartbreaking. :'(


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Patrick Stickles on April 18, 2011, 12:50:03 AM
Old Bull Lee wsa my fave char minus neal cassidy
neal cassidy was a love and hate for me. sometimes he got way too out of hand, and i couldn't stand to read another word he said. but then he would come to appreciate certain things other people wouldn't that i do, and it was kind of relateable. so i dunno.

i don't think i liked characters as much as i liked the relationships characters had with each other. allen ginsberg and neal cassidy sitting on a bed cross legged talking to each other high on something or another was my favorite part in the whole book though.


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on April 19, 2011, 02:33:37 PM
jack kerouac is not so much a good writer as he is a good storyteller

yes

yes

that is such a good way of putting it. though make no mistake, he is a good writer, just maybe not quite all he's cracked up to be, but goddamn does he tell a good story and that in itself is arguably more important in his case


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on May 10, 2011, 05:00:49 PM
So I've decided to really catch up on reading this summer. I can't even remember the last time I sat down to actually read something that wasn't assigned to me in school. and I have so many of these literary "classics" sitting around that I never finished and some that I never even started.

On the summer reading list at the moment (and by list I mean literally just a stack of books on the floor) is...

Cat's Cradle (reading this now)
Sophie's Choice
Under the Volcano
Tom Sawyer (I read Huck Finn ages ago and it's wonderful, but never Sawyer)
Catch-22

That's just for now, though. In addition, a play: "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead." Also, a short story collection of J.D. Salinger's entitled "Nine Stories."


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Post by: Snowy on May 10, 2011, 05:55:17 PM
I just started The Gunslinger and it's pretty fucking awesome. giggle;


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Post by: piano moths on May 15, 2011, 08:07:57 PM
blahblahblah

Cat's Cradle (reading this now)

blahblahblah Also, a short story collection of J.D. Salinger's entitled "Nine Stories."

what do you think of Cat's Cradle? Also... "Nine Stories" is incredible. "Teddy"... I'm sure you will love.


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on May 15, 2011, 08:26:22 PM
what do you think of Cat's Cradle? Also... "Nine Stories" is incredible. "Teddy"... I'm sure you will love.

Well, I'm only about sixty pages into it so far, but I like it quite a bit thus far. If nothing else, simply for Vonnegut's way of writing. He's like a more refined Palahniuk or something. A certain mastery of the emphasized sentence fragment and the single-line paragraph, and a very flowing, very contemporary rhythm.


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Post by: piano moths on May 15, 2011, 08:28:41 PM
Well, I'm only about sixty pages into it so far, but I like it quite a bit thus far. If nothing else, simply for Vonnegut's way of writing. He's like a more refined Palahniuk or something. A certain mastery of the emphasized sentence fragment and the single-line paragraph, and a very flowing, very contemporary rhythm.

Vonnegut is definitely talented. I really dig the story of Cat's Cradle. Vonnegut's life lessons.


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Post by: burzumfan420 on May 15, 2011, 08:51:06 PM
i finished Island by Aldous Huxley last night


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Post by: steal on May 17, 2011, 07:03:42 AM
vonnegut makes palahniuk look like a contrived mess

also if you like nine stories franny and zooey is also a good read


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Post by: CruelPleasure on May 22, 2011, 10:14:38 PM
http://dreaminglife.org/part-1-a-psychonauts-guide-to-the-invisible-landscape/
Psychonaut’s Guide to the Invisible Landscape: The Topography of the Psychedelic Experience,
Amazing book so far, just about half way done.


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Post by: Kefker on June 19, 2011, 11:49:17 PM
Reading Fahrenheit 451. probably my favorite book of all time


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Post by: Socks on June 22, 2011, 01:27:54 PM
Ever since I returned I have been picking up books compulsively. A habit which I hate. So I have stopped it. And tasked myself to read all of the purchases before more new ones.

So far, I've slept with the manageress and Karl, cried with the darling and smiled with the student, and curiously, happily brooded with werther! After which it seemed only natural that I trot with the devil in Moscow; Margarita was my mistress there. I, being the master. But the weather intruded and my mind interluded into mountains and slopes. Down from them I tumbled, of course, and yelled like a lunatic. A bum some might say. In Dharma. This was way too much, so I sailed the plains, and peeked at the Steppenwolf. Out of his tail grew nine stories, I plucked only the first two.

I am thinking now like a good month to go through all of this. And I believe there is one more I am forgetting...


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Post by: the shortest route to the sea on June 22, 2011, 01:40:32 PM
The Ethical Slut. It's a limited but very beautiful and baseline-laying book for discussion of polyamory in mainstream society. It's up there with Whipping Girl and Sex at Dawn on the "people will tell you that this book will change their life and it probably won't but you'll probably get a whole lot out of it" scale.

Speaker for the Dead. Orson Scott Card is an asshole, and writes female characters like they have no free will. Reading his books feels like I'm being lectured by a professor. But some of the turns of logic and imagination are really cool.

At the Jazz Band Ball. Nat Hentoff is sort of a biographer/reviewer of Jazz musicians. Since so much of how they explain their music is very rarely about notes, chords, and tones, but more about communication, spirituality, and belonging, it's a fun and inspiring read. He does a good job at condensing a lot of history into some short and sweet essays.

The Coming Community. Giorgio Agamben's academic relationship to Foucault can be summarized as sucking his cock while masturbating. Heavy social philosophical theory reads like poetry.


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Post by: Socks on June 23, 2011, 04:21:07 AM
Reading Fahrenheit 451. probably my favorite book of all time

It is a very good story. I have that book on audio tape, and for some reason in my iPod. When I am stoned and I am driving listening to music, Ray Bradbury will sometimes and suddenly interrupt, come on and speak a little random part of a random chapter which is quite profound and quite matches my sentimental attitude and that of the world around. It is often very fitting and really special. He speaks in metaphors and double tongue, so Mildred and the Fireman are both a part of my heart.


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Post by: ƕɾο on June 30, 2011, 11:48:58 PM
I need to get me some books, I never read in my free time saddood;


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Post by: Socks on July 01, 2011, 08:40:41 PM
ya! it tends to show.


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on July 09, 2011, 02:29:39 AM
Reading:
Frankenstein
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


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Post by: SVT on July 09, 2011, 12:23:56 PM
Read:
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Big Sur by Jack Kerouac
and
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on July 14, 2011, 01:23:59 AM
Reading Naked Lunch right now. I don't care too much for it. It's ok. Beat novelists in general underwhelm me. Beat Poetry is phenomenal, however.


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on July 14, 2011, 01:26:40 AM
Currently reading The Prince by Machiavelli


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Post by: Tri4se on July 15, 2011, 10:37:10 PM
Currently reading A Feast For Crows in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.


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Post by: SVT on July 25, 2011, 08:12:24 PM
Just finished The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. It is really good.


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Post by: Socks on July 29, 2011, 03:54:48 AM
I am reading Trusting Soul and I love it. Very simple and yet sublime. The author poses questions in the form of general conversation and abstract illustrations. And in the process offers a very cool interpretation of finding truth. But that is different for you and me. So I suggest you read it yourself.


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Post by: Lifetrends on August 15, 2011, 10:39:51 PM
Today I picked up

Natural Knowledge in Preclassical Antiquity (Mott T. Greene)  - excellent so far, not dry at all
Glimpses of Hindu Astrology & Some Aspects of Indology - picked it off the 'occult' shelf, seems very relevant though
Mandala Symbolism (Jung) - have wanted this small book for awhile
The Psychology of the Transference (Jung) - Wasn't familiar with this but it seems very interesting
Valis (Philip K. Dick) - Very excited to read this as well.

Just finished The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. It is really good.

I love Murakami, have currently only read his short story collections but I've had The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle on my wishlist for years.


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Post by: SVT on August 16, 2011, 04:25:51 PM
Bird Chronicle was the only thing I ever read by him, and it was really fucking good. I highly recommend.

I read:
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea by Yukio Mishima which was good but not really well translated.
and some Anton Chekhov short stories.


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Post by: القرقة on August 16, 2011, 04:57:57 PM
Today I picked up

Natural Knowledge in Preclassical Antiquity (Mott T. Greene)  - excellent so far, not dry at all
Glimpses of Hindu Astrology & Some Aspects of Indology - picked it off the 'occult' shelf, seems very relevant though
Mandala Symbolism (Jung) - have wanted this small book for awhile
The Psychology of the Transference (Jung) - Wasn't familiar with this but it seems very interesting
Valis (Philip K. Dick) - Very excited to read this as well.

I love Murakami, have currently only read his short story collections but I've had The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle on my wishlist for years.
jung is so heavy for me to digest
i've been reading his psychology&religion for about a year now, despite it being about 100 something pages long
it's sprinkled with obscure references and it's so goddamn heavy for me to digest well enough that i completely 'understand' it

but the complains against jung is just that
they say even jung probably didn't completely understand his ideas
and that just makes me even more fond of him

i still have to finish his man and his symbols and a cambridge introductory text to the works of jung
read dreams, memories and reflections
i think it's a very good introduction to jung because it isn't as "heavy" as the rest of his academic texts

right now i'm reading four books
a book on hypnotism and suggestibility (i'm drawn to milton erickson , founder of brief therapy and his marvelous use of using confusion to slip through consciousness--i've found strong similarities between that and rituals often found in magic which stirred my curiosities so much that i decided to study mentalism and magic for a while)

The Songs of Maldoror
2666
aaaaand an ordinary coffee table book with giant pictures (a gift from a friend)
yes, well, they're 'pictures', but i tend to want to analyze and let myself drown in the photos with ambient playing in the background


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on August 23, 2011, 12:45:54 PM
I've started reading Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano. Despite having, from what i can tell so far, a very simple story at its core, Lowry's writing style sure is dense. It's incredibly informative about the setting, which is great not only because it brings the story to life on a much more intimate level, but also because I feel like I'm learning a lot while reading it. Considering its perspective from a man who is persistently drunk, this slow, very intimate look into this ex-consul's day is quite fitting. I've heard it's off-putting for some, but I dunno. I like it quite a bit so far.


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Post by: ƕɾο on August 23, 2011, 10:40:19 PM
I just bought House of Leaves, it looks pretty interesting.


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on August 29, 2011, 12:29:25 PM
checked out Catch-22 and Slaughterhouse Five at my school's Library  hocuspocus;

Im going out to buy Nerd Do Well later when I get out of class since my library didn't have it cry;


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Post by: the shortest route to the sea on August 29, 2011, 01:35:43 PM
Got Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, haven't started it yet.
Currently shuffling back and forth between short story collections and Euphemania, a coffee-table kind of book that still makes some powerful (yet unlinked) observations about the role of euphemisms in our, and other, societies. Strangely useful for studies in linguistic anarchism.

I hope to start some Michael Cunningham books soon, read about witchcraft.


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Post by: Lifetrends on August 29, 2011, 04:02:18 PM
Got Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, haven't started it yet.
Currently shuffling back and forth between short story collections and Euphemania, a coffee-table kind of book that still makes some powerful (yet unlinked) observations about the role of euphemisms in our, and other, societies. Strangely useful for studies in linguistic anarchism.

I hope to start some Michael Cunningham books soon, read about witchcraft.

Toni Morrison is... yeah, ugh, I can't stand her, sorry  (I read Song of Solomon, which is highly regarded, but though it was meh)  >.<

jung is so heavy for me to digest
i've been reading his psychology&religion for about a year now, despite it being about 100 something pages long
it's sprinkled with obscure references and it's so goddamn heavy for me to digest well enough that i completely 'understand' it

but the complains against jung is just that
they say even jung probably didn't completely understand his ideas
and that just makes me even more fond of him

i still have to finish his man and his symbols and a cambridge introductory text to the works of jung
read dreams, memories and reflections
i think it's a very good introduction to jung because it isn't as "heavy" as the rest of his academic texts

right now i'm reading four books
a book on hypnotism and suggestibility (i'm drawn to milton erickson , founder of brief therapy and his marvelous use of using confusion to slip through consciousness--i've found strong similarities between that and rituals often found in magic which stirred my curiosities so much that i decided to study mentalism and magic for a while)

The Songs of Maldoror
2666
aaaaand an ordinary coffee table book with giant pictures (a gift from a friend)
yes, well, they're 'pictures', but i tend to want to analyze and let myself drown in the photos with ambient playing in the background

Jung is one of my favorite authors because I actually GET what he's saying... they say a psychoanalyst is only ever describing his own mind (hence, freud was a cock), but Jung is describing mine too I think (we're both INFJ  lubdoods; )

I've read Symbols of Transformation and Archetypes/Collective Unconscious and decorated each with about 100 flags, they are both brilliant. I'm delving into his deeper and less generic stuff now, like Psychology & Alchemy (VERY excited for this), doing a little comparative study with other psychology/alchemy/history scholars like Marie-Louise Von Franz, Mircea Eliade (who were both good friends of Jung, lol).



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Post by: piano moths on August 29, 2011, 05:35:32 PM
I'm reading The Wellsprings of Life by Issac Asimov currently. After that I plan to read The Invisible Landscape by Terrance Mckenna. Once I'm done with that I'm going to look into this Jung business.


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Post by: Lifetrends on August 29, 2011, 06:30:14 PM
I'm reading The Wellsprings of Life by Issac Asimov currently. After that I plan to read The Invisible Landscape by Terrance Mckenna. Once I'm done with that I'm going to look into this Jung business.

no no no no no please skip mckenna :'(

authors you should just avoid completely, and don't read anything that references them either: graham hancock, terrance mckenna, joseph p. farrell, david hatcher childress, robert bauval, zecharia sitchin

in fairness, McKenna is a cut above those others, and his adherents are in slightly different circles. But his research is still shoddy and his conclusions very watery... he's a cool guy, but in my opinion time is better spent reading other books, when it comes to books.


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Post by: piano moths on August 29, 2011, 11:27:32 PM
I read True Hallucinations and enjoyed it. I could understand his conclusions being watery. Sometimes things can seem farfetched or misunderstood. But I'm inexperienced with ayahuasca so reading about it was pretty interesting. The whole timewave zero thing, based off the I Ching and other stuff, has always been hard for me to get... I'm not so sure.
I feel like I trust your opinion. I ordered the book though so I think ill commit to reading it


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Post by: the shortest route to the sea on August 31, 2011, 12:13:01 AM
I see Haruki Murakami and Toni Morrison as pretty similar writers. Both sparsely manipulate sentences to create a distinct tone, and their stories have a wandering plot with lively and memorable characters. Wind-Up Bird is probably my favorite Murakami, mainly because he allows himself to wrap even more seemingly disparate things together into a package (Manchuria Campaign + my cat is lost noooo!!); in Solomon, Morrison manages to trace back this complex geneology of an imaginary family and have it be both central and not a burden. And they both feature sexual obsessions in their writing, with Haruki's average-Joe getting laid by beautiful weirdos and Toni's sexualization of breastmilk, and aren't afraid to touch on mental issues or the problems inherent in their communities.

Just picked up "A Place At the Table," a memoir about being a foster mother. I was skeptical at first of the white-woman-tries-to-save-poor-babies narrative; she does a decent enough job of calling herself out on her shit, and has such compelling portraits of the kids that she's had, that it doesn't really matter.


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Post by: SVT on August 31, 2011, 09:38:18 PM
I finished The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima.
 Reading Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami.
Just ordered: The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Mother by Maxim Gorky
and
Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley
 


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Post by: SVT on September 30, 2011, 11:43:09 PM
the fall by albert camus...kinda wierd that an acomplisehd author would write a bout a rock nroll band...but it is the fall


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Post by: Socks on November 01, 2011, 07:24:22 PM
I re-read Amerika, by Franz Kafka, and although I could not possibly explain what you yourself can read. I will say that it made a deep impression upon me, and indeed said many things. I could not believe that here I held a book, and a long time ago the author died a poor man, and sad. It was a tragedy. The hope that his stories hold is manifold but chiefly this; that he was a good man first and above all, which is the greatest accomplishment that we can achieve. That the world is strange and confused, but only when viewed with the elegance and humility with which he lived and endures. He was misunderstood, scorned worst of all by his father, that will never know, how much of a fool he was.


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on November 01, 2011, 07:28:07 PM
I just picked up John Hodgeman's third volume of complete world knowledge.


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Post by: piano moths on November 01, 2011, 08:50:43 PM
starting reading The Journey of Awakening by Ram Dass haha I like it.


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on November 15, 2011, 03:58:51 PM
i can't get through Under the Volcano

i guess everyone has at least a few of those "classics" that they just can't get into. and this is one of mine.


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Post by: Lifetrends on November 21, 2011, 12:57:41 AM
under the volcano looks like a good read confuseddood;


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Post by: Socks on November 23, 2011, 07:01:44 PM
Everything is a good read in the right mood.


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on November 24, 2011, 01:20:46 AM
yeah, i'm sure i could have read it just fine if i was in the right mindset, but i guess lately i just haven't been


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on January 02, 2012, 03:36:25 PM
So uh I guess Im going to start The Hunger Games this week



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Post by: piano moths on January 10, 2012, 03:36:40 PM
man without a country, bitcheszzzz


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Post by: CM Wrench on January 19, 2012, 10:45:20 AM
So uh I guess Im going to start The Hunger Games this week


oh hey me too


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Post by: Lifetrends on January 23, 2012, 04:24:45 PM
what kind of piss are you guys reading


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Post by: SVT on January 23, 2012, 05:31:08 PM
a people's history of the united states

im in the Clinton years now


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Post by: piano moths on January 31, 2012, 12:43:19 AM
a people's history of the united states

im in the Clinton years now

i need to read this damn


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Post by: Snowy on February 07, 2012, 11:08:24 AM
The Sun Also Rises.

Good book thumbup;


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Post by: Snowy on February 09, 2012, 01:10:42 PM
Page 256 in The Hunger Games giggle;


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Post by: SVT on February 09, 2012, 11:22:39 PM
i been really reading into the Society of the Spectacle but before i re-read the second chapter i am going to read "comments on the society of the spectacle" and watch a college course about Das Kapital.

in the mean time i am reading Maldoror which is probably the first poetry that i actually have gotten Excited by, let alone like.

i need to read this damn
it is a Good Book, i recommend it for Everyone. i have like 300 + pages flipped because of events/quotes/observations in that book that i liked.


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Post by: Socks on February 09, 2012, 11:26:01 PM
in the mean time i am reading Maldoror which is probably the first poetry that i actually have gotten Excited by, let alone like.

i read that he composed that at night, with a bottle, a candle and wrote to a somber piano tune.
no wonder it claimed his life.


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Post by: SVT on February 09, 2012, 11:27:27 PM
i read that he composed that at night, with a bottle, a candle and wrote to a somber piano tune.
no wonder it claimed his life.
i thought he [lautrémont] died of a Fever??? supposedly he was writing a "good" version of maldoror, unsurprisingly it wasn't finished (good dies young etc etc etc)


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Post by: Socks on February 10, 2012, 02:55:42 AM
Fever is on of those things they list when there is too much shit wrong with you and they don't even know what really did you in. I mean it was the 1800s, and writers don't die of fevers, who the fuck dies from a fever?


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Post by: القرقة on February 10, 2012, 12:06:08 PM

in the mean time i am reading Maldoror which is probably the first poetry that i actually have gotten Excited by, let alone like.
 it is a Good Book, i recommend it for Everyone. i have like 300 + pages flipped because of events/quotes/observations in that book that i liked.
i read bits and pieces of maldoror but never really read The Full Part because i just had a sampler with me ;((


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Post by: Lifetrends on February 10, 2012, 04:13:09 PM
i read bits and pieces of maldoror but never really read The Full Part because i just had a sampler with me ;((

thats 2 bad you should read it and you'd probably like it  saddood;


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Post by: SVT on February 11, 2012, 12:40:34 AM
i read bits and pieces of maldoror but never really read The Full Part because i just had a sampler with me ;((
it is Humbling, in 2 ways:  talented writing, and the Misanthropic Statements of Maldoror. i wish everyone to read this, when i finish reading it i can lend you my copy ( i will want it back because i would like to read it again)


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Post by: antmaster5000 on March 13, 2012, 01:40:25 AM
Almost done with Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

So good!


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on March 13, 2012, 01:43:46 AM
Almost done with Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

So good!
I should read this seeing that Blade Runner is (loosely) based off of this novel awdood;


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Post by: Snowy on March 16, 2012, 12:12:05 PM
I finished Cat's Cradle.

Great book, actually. Ending was great.


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Post by: SVT on March 16, 2012, 11:38:03 PM
The Secret Life of Salvador Dali by Salvador Dali

first half is one of the greatest things i have ever read, second half he gets too preachy and his huge ego gets in the way ;'(


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Post by: antmaster5000 on March 18, 2012, 05:35:33 PM
I should read this seeing that Blade Runner is (loosely) based off of this novel awdood;
I feel like I should watch Blade Runner now after reading it :P
But yeah it was a great book.

Just started Sex Drugs and Coco Puffs
It's aight so far


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Post by: Lifetrends on March 18, 2012, 06:39:38 PM
I feel like I should watch Blade Runner now after reading it :P
But yeah it was a great book.

no, don't

Just started Sex Drugs and Coco Puffs
It's aight so far

that guy is kind of cool except he's too fucking obsessed with Guns n Roses .. i liked his book "Killing Yourself to Live" (I'm serious that is a book he wrote) the most



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Post by: antmaster5000 on March 20, 2012, 03:18:46 PM
that guy is kind of cool except he's too fucking obsessed with Guns n Roses .. i liked his book "Killing Yourself to Live" (I'm serious that is a book he wrote) the most


i'll check that out, i'm starting to dig this guy more and more
i really liked his chapter on the GNR cover band


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Post by: Andria on March 20, 2012, 05:10:54 PM
I am reading the Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath  baddood;

good stuff


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Post by: Socks on March 21, 2012, 02:46:08 AM
Re-reading Rule of the Bone for fun and clarity. Skylark, I am looking at you, you must read this book. I like it very much.


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on March 21, 2012, 06:31:25 PM
no, don't


don't listen to this crack head awdood;


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Post by: antmaster5000 on March 21, 2012, 06:44:12 PM
don't listen to this crack head awdood;

lol i'm planning on watching it


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Post by: SVT on March 29, 2012, 07:34:17 PM
i just read the great ghastly by fyodor dorkstoevey


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on March 29, 2012, 08:01:09 PM
checked out Catching Fire


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Post by: piano moths on April 10, 2012, 12:31:07 PM
Hocus Pocus  :3


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Post by: antmaster5000 on April 23, 2012, 10:54:31 PM
reading a brave new world


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Post by: Lifetrends on April 23, 2012, 11:43:44 PM
i'm reading a cool 80s mmpb I found of foucault's pendulum


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Post by: Socks on April 24, 2012, 07:27:18 PM
reading a brave new world

i loved that book. it was the only book in high school that i read cover to cover on my own initiative.


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Post by: Patrick Stickles on April 24, 2012, 07:52:01 PM
checked out Catching Fire
was this any good because i don't know if i want to read this after the hunger games


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Post by: SVT on April 24, 2012, 10:41:51 PM
reading a brave new world
yu should read Island too


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Post by: donʼt letʼs on April 24, 2012, 11:05:42 PM
Anybody have some recommendations on some fantasy and/or sci-fi fiction? Preferably a series.


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Post by: Lifetrends on April 25, 2012, 12:39:10 AM
Anybody have some recommendations on some fantasy and/or sci-fi fiction? Preferably a series.

scifi - foundation (asimov)
scifi - VALIS (philip dick)
fantasy - wheel of time (robert jordan)

those are the first good series that come to mind. there are a lot of surprisingly decent fantasy series set in particular mythoi, like warhammer or star wars, but you kind of have to be into one of them.

also you guys shoudl stop reading hunger games books...


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Post by: Socks on April 25, 2012, 12:58:46 AM
Yeah anything by Philip K. Dick is worth reading.


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Post by: antmaster5000 on April 25, 2012, 03:11:47 AM
Anybody have some recommendations on some fantasy and/or sci-fi fiction? Preferably a series.
foundation!

yu should read Island too
okay


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Post by: donʼt letʼs on April 25, 2012, 01:15:25 PM
Alright, thanks for the recommendations. I will look into those.


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on May 12, 2012, 09:48:52 PM
So I finally got back into the habit of reading after a very long time of reading nothing at all. I kicked it off by reading Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut. I have a few small complaints, hardly worth noting (partly due to laziness on my part), but all in all it was exactly the sort of whimsical, absurdist bucket of lies-as-truths that I needed.

It's a loose piece of literature, certainly not exactly a tightly woven, plot-driven piece...but that's one of the things I loved about it.

The whole concept of Bokononism is really what holds it together - without that, it'd be a collection of seemingly (mostly) unrelated happenings. Which is rather fitting seeing as how a karass works together unknowingly in the first place.


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Post by: Lifetrends on May 12, 2012, 10:32:57 PM
what's next on the docket kazzy wazzy tomatoes;


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on May 12, 2012, 10:42:57 PM
what's next on the docket kazzy wazzy tomatoes;

Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami


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Post by: Socks on May 14, 2012, 06:49:27 AM
I can see Kaz reading as being the sort of thing that is as exciting as two bricks laying next to each other in mortar, and then, just when you think the excitement has climaxed, here comes another layer of mortar and another brick.


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on May 15, 2012, 12:14:29 AM
I can see Kaz reading as being the sort of thing that is as exciting as two bricks laying next to each other in mortar, and then, just when you think the excitement has climaxed, here comes another layer of mortar and another brick.

Uh...I have a pretty good feeling I'm exactly like everyone else who reads while I read, which is to say I look like someone who is reading. It's a pretty universal "look." Book in hand, eyes looking at page. You know.

Not sure where excitement comes in.

But if you're trying to imply that I don't enjoy reading, then let me say that I enjoy it very much, Mr. Socks. I generally love literature. I certainly would not liken it to something as dull as bricks or bricklaying.


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Post by: Selkie on May 15, 2012, 06:42:21 PM
I'm sure it's already been said but A Song of Ice and Fire. A Game of Thrones is the best book I've ever read so far.


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on May 16, 2012, 01:09:37 AM
Uh...I have a pretty good feeling I'm exactly like everyone else who reads while I read, which is to say I look like someone who is reading. It's a pretty universal "look." Book in hand, eyes looking at page. You know.

Not sure where excitement comes in.

But if you're trying to imply that I don't enjoy reading, then let me say that I enjoy it very much, Mr. Socks. I generally love literature. I certainly would not liken it to something as dull as bricks or bricklaying.
brick laying is an art go fuck yourself you elitist teetotaler


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on May 16, 2012, 02:46:35 PM
brick laying is an art go fuck yourself you elitist teetotaler

someone should write a beautiful postmodern novel about it then bassir;


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Post by: Lifetrends on May 16, 2012, 03:04:49 PM
postmodern

ugly;


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on May 16, 2012, 07:29:33 PM
ugly;

lol i just needed a buzzword to throw in


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Post by: Lifetrends on May 16, 2012, 07:33:05 PM
lol i just needed a buzzword to throw in

<img src="http://www.inlander.com/spokane/imgs/media/April_2011/BO_GoodAnswer.jpg">


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Post by: SVT on May 16, 2012, 08:09:35 PM
automated writings by the modern day co-opted non-parisian surrealists detailing the effect brick-layering has on the authors subconscious


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on May 24, 2012, 04:42:44 PM
currently reading:
A Game of Thrones


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Post by: Patrick Stickles on May 24, 2012, 06:52:35 PM
i am also reading game of thrones

i am more than halfway through and i love how close the tv series stuck to it, but i love more that it's basically like finding out little secrets that can't be included as well


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Post by: Lifetrends on May 24, 2012, 07:32:00 PM
you guys know there are also books that ~aren't~ made into popular movies and tv shows, right


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Post by: SVT on May 24, 2012, 07:32:43 PM
yeah, may i Recommend Atlas Shrugged?


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Post by: Lifetrends on May 24, 2012, 07:37:08 PM
or Eragon perhap ??


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Post by: Patrick Stickles on May 26, 2012, 02:22:13 AM
but books where i have an idea of what characters look like are marvelous


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on May 26, 2012, 03:26:09 AM
but books where i have an idea of what characters look like are marvelous
i have not read a book where they don't describe the characters


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Post by: Boogus Epirus Aurelius on May 26, 2012, 03:35:30 AM
yeah, may i Recommend Atlas Shrugged?
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Post by: SVT on May 26, 2012, 12:24:40 PM
but books where i have an idea of what characters look like are marvelous
lol i am the exact opposite, i hate having an imprint of what the chars look like. i like making them look like whatever my Damn Imagination makes them look like

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heh. common philistine.


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on May 27, 2012, 04:55:02 AM
on a whim i bought The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi and The Palm-Wine Drunkard/My Life in The Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tuotola


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Post by: donʼt letʼs on May 27, 2012, 10:23:47 PM
Finished The Hunger Games books and thought they were okay but nothing spectacular. Though individually, and collectively, I thought they felt a little bit too short. They could of used a little bit more meat to the story.


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on May 30, 2012, 03:16:18 PM
on a whim i bought The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
i just started reading this. came in the mail today. guy was an undefeated samurai back in 1600's japan. supposedly never bathed or combed his hair. was homeless. the book is essentially about "the science of martial arts" as he came to find it, but its not really about martial arts. this is going to be really good.

also there is another "book" included with my purchase that I was unaware of. The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War by Yagyu Munemori. This guy was a teacher of martial arts to most of the Tokugawa family. He was a celebrated swordsman and, from what I read in the preface, this book is going to be about how to utilize the circumstances you are in to achieve your goal.


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on May 30, 2012, 03:40:00 PM
i just started reading this. came in the mail today. guy was an undefeated samurai back in 1600's japan. supposedly never bathed or combed his hair. was homeless. the book is essentially about "the science of martial arts" as he came to find it, but its not really about martial arts. this is going to be really good.

also there is another "book" included with my purchase that I was unaware of. The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War by Yagyu Munemori. This guy was a teacher of martial arts to most of the Tokugawa family. He was a celebrated swordsman and, from what I read in the preface, this book is going to be about how to utilize the circumstances you are in to achieve your goal.

wow, that's really fascinating stuff

i'm actually really interested in delving into some stuff like this. i did a lot of studying in various areas of the Japanese arts, especially Noh theatre, with regards to its history with a big emphasis on the period of the Tokugawa shogunate's regime...and a lot of folklore as well, but not a whole lot else as far as Japanese literature and history goes.

i should really look into samurai writings like that. befuddlement


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Post by: SVT on May 31, 2012, 11:02:34 PM
whoa that rules, i was planning on reading about samurais and shinto throughout the summer, you should " PM " all the good books you read about it.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: just1more on June 12, 2012, 09:07:08 AM
i am also reading game of thrones

i am more than halfway through and i love how close the tv series stuck to it, but i love more that it's basically like finding out little secrets that can't be included as well
I'm actually on the fourth book in the series, and trust me, it gets better and better the further you get into it. The plot REALLY thickens in the second and third books. You're going to get hooked.


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Post by: Lifetrends on June 22, 2012, 08:45:40 PM
I'm actually on the fourth book in the series, and trust me, it gets better and better the further you get into it. The plot REALLY thickens in the second and third books. You're going to get hooked.

same except i'm reading the bible


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on July 22, 2012, 05:05:25 PM
went out and bought A Clash of Kings


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Post by: SVT on July 22, 2012, 05:08:30 PM
Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick.


changed my life m  a n


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Post by: SVT on August 14, 2012, 05:08:42 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/df/MaxMcCoy_IJPhilosophersStone.jpg)


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Post by: Lifetrends on August 14, 2012, 06:45:46 PM
indiana jones and the transetheric merkabah tetragrammaton of the star system Pleiades


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Post by: Trevor on August 15, 2012, 03:44:51 PM
i just found the satanic bible under our record player

might as well read it


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Post by: SVT on August 15, 2012, 04:06:24 PM
anton lavey?


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Post by: Trevor on August 15, 2012, 05:35:25 PM
ya brah


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Post by: ƕɾο on September 03, 2012, 01:19:41 AM
i need to get a good book again
pretty much anything besides fantasy or science fiction
i am a shitty reader (not ability just the fact that i never read books)


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on September 03, 2012, 11:51:20 AM
been reading

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_gsFCKXhppQo/TJzMlKD50CI/AAAAAAAAAtU/qexifMio53g/s1600/adams.jpg)




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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on September 08, 2012, 01:07:14 AM
so i've been reading the wind-up bird chronicle and wow murakami's writing really soars to new heights in this part where lieutenant mamiya is recalling his war story


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Post by: Lifetrends on September 08, 2012, 01:14:27 AM
i've always wanted to read that and never have


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Post by: القرقة on September 08, 2012, 03:27:27 AM
murakami is so dull to me
idk he just gives off '22 introverted girl" vibe


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Post by: SVT on September 08, 2012, 10:23:54 AM
so i've been reading the wind-up bird chronicle and wow murakami's writing really soars to new heights in this part where lieutenant mamiya is recalling his war story
that part is really Good i puked after reading that lol.


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on October 18, 2012, 05:51:43 PM
it is taking me forever to read On the Road for some reason


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Post by: Lifetrends on October 20, 2012, 12:18:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/CvdIJ.png)

can't decide which to pick up at the grocery store today


it is taking me forever to read On the Road for some reason

dyg [did you get] the OriginalScroll version

(click to show/hide)


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on October 20, 2012, 03:56:13 PM
no i mean i like it but sometimes it really drags, idk, like when dean isn't in the story it starts to get a bit dull lol

i still like it though?? i really like the whole energy of some of the better parts, like when he's describing street musicians and stuff.

also no i did not get that version


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Post by: Socks on October 22, 2012, 11:35:34 PM
the only part of on the road that really sticks out in my mind is him describing being drunk on the back of a pick up and then at a stop, driving across the nightly western sky. something about flushed cheeks and starry eyes.


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on October 30, 2012, 01:49:19 PM
checked out
American Gods-Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book-Neil Gaiman
The Halloween Tree-Ray Bradbury


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Post by: SVT on October 30, 2012, 01:58:23 PM
gayman is pretty good w/ words


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Post by: Patrick Stickles on November 19, 2012, 08:50:50 PM
the part of on the road that sticks out for me is when they're sitting on the bed high as fuck cross legged and talking to each other


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on November 19, 2012, 09:10:52 PM
my favorite parts were when they saw jazz/bebop musicians and stuff, the writing style gets really dramatic

the last forty or so pages also stuck out to me because of how well dean's "downfall" is portrayed without it being overbearing...and it's just a lot of small things that amount to sal finally seeing dean for what he really is


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on November 20, 2012, 10:48:34 AM
Finished Goldfinger last night. It was pretty meh, the middle was slow, then the climax ended way too fast.

Hopefully Thunderball is better


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: القرقة on November 20, 2012, 03:18:27 PM
the part of on the road that sticks out for me is when they're sitting on the bed high as fuck cross legged and talking to each other
sounds like my life
i couldn't stand reading on the road
i'm not sure why, it wasn't tasty for my ears--but i did greatly enjoy it when someone else read it to me


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on December 04, 2012, 02:04:29 AM
reading What is The What by that guy that did mcsweeney's. His name is on the tip of my tongue goddamnit.

At any rate, I'm only about hundred pages in but I'm digging it. The story of a Sudanese immigrant who was part of "The Lost Boys of Sudan". Dave Eggers is the authors name. Holy moly can this guy get you emotionally invested really quick. The book is classified as fiction, but Eggers was told the story of this guy, by this guy. So it's an oral autobiography that Eggers transformed into a novel (or a biography)

It's nice to come back to fiction after working on that Miyamoto Musashi book for awhile and hitting a wall with it. I think if I finish What is the What I can make some more progress with The Book of Five Rings, which is a good read but somewhat dry when you get into the specifics of swordsmanship.


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on December 04, 2012, 11:31:36 AM
finished A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
was p.good.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: donʼt letʼs on December 06, 2012, 04:54:40 PM
So here I am a little over halfway through A Storm of Swords and wth


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Post by: donʼt letʼs on December 10, 2012, 12:32:13 AM
So here I am a little over halfway through A Storm of Swords and wth
This whole freaking book, ugh


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on December 10, 2012, 10:40:12 AM
So here I am a little over halfway through A Storm of Swords and wth
This whole freaking book, ugh
yeah I felt the same way  awdood;


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on January 03, 2013, 02:16:59 PM
reading How Music Works by David Byrne. really cool. lots of observations and essays about creating/recording/selling music. also some parts read like a memoir. on the chapter about how technology shaped compositions and songs.


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on February 12, 2013, 06:42:07 PM
finished How Music Workds last month. Good read and has some interesting information about how some record sales get broken down etc. etc. Some chapters were too short (the one about "making a scene" was kind of bullshit, and he blew through a lot of his talking heads recording stuff but it wasn't a biography so whatever)

also finished What is The What, which was a really satisfiying book.

also finished Kingdom of Fear. I liked it but not as much as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I got confused in some parts because he jumps around occasionally. but I think that's the goal of GONZO JOURNALISM.

ALSO finished The Wonderful Wizard of Oz which was a good palate cleanser after reading books about the music industry, the trek of a genocide survivor, and thompson's tales of working in porno theater.


Currently reading The Three Christs of Yppsilanti, which is about these three guys in a mental institution who think they are each jesus christ.


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on February 12, 2013, 06:43:38 PM
i haven't been reading a ton lately but i did go through the Nine Stories collection by J.D. Salinger, some good stuff in there


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on February 12, 2013, 06:49:44 PM
it is surprising the amount of reading you can get done when you don't have internet or tv (less surprising now that I typed this out)


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Post by: SVT on February 12, 2013, 07:12:57 PM
it is surprising the amount of reading you can get done when you don't have internet or tv (less surprising now that I typed this out)
yea fr rela


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on February 16, 2013, 07:27:46 PM
ok i finished catch-22 it was really good and just a lot of fun to read idk what else to say about right now


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Post by: SVT on February 21, 2013, 10:54:35 PM
i am reading moby dick...  i just wanted to get post 666


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on February 26, 2013, 07:07:45 PM
i reread The Metamorphosis today for no particular reason other than having nothing else i felt like reading today


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Post by: SVT on February 26, 2013, 07:14:23 PM
i reread The Metamorphosis today for no particular reason other than having nothing else i felt like reading today
that book was written about me


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on February 27, 2013, 09:57:16 PM
reading Storm of Swords to get hype for Game of Thrones season 3


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on February 27, 2013, 10:44:16 PM
started reading Sophie's Choice

starting to run out of books, gotta get some more soon


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Post by: donʼt letʼs on March 05, 2013, 05:56:34 PM
A Feast for Crows

Liked it a little more than the last book. Definitely not as much bs. Would have liked more of certain characters.


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on March 06, 2013, 12:17:38 PM
A Feast for Crows

Liked it a little more than the last book. Definitely not as much bs. Would have liked more of certain characters.
ah good.
Im almost finished with Storm of Swords

is there more Arianne in Feast for Crows?


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Post by: donʼt letʼs on March 06, 2013, 02:14:42 PM
ah good.
Im almost finished with Storm of Swords

is there more Arianne in Feast for Crows?
Yes, there is.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on May 06, 2013, 06:24:18 PM
i finally got around to finishing Sophie's Choice

what a depressing novel


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Post by: Big Goop on May 06, 2013, 09:52:41 PM
finally read the 2nd mass effect book. for licensed books, they're really good.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on May 07, 2013, 12:54:05 PM
finally read the 2nd mass effect book. for licensed books, they're really good.
oh yeah
I've read those
I was really surprised on how much they actually tie into the game series

they were p.good
haven't read the newest one since I heard that it was garbage


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on May 07, 2013, 12:57:05 PM
i reread The Metamorphosis today for no particular reason other than having nothing else i felt like reading today
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Post by: SVT on May 07, 2013, 04:07:49 PM
that is not canon


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on May 08, 2013, 06:21:13 PM
started reading kafka on the shore


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Post by: SVT on May 08, 2013, 06:22:06 PM
started reading kafka on the shore
  i liked that book  i Didnt stop reading it and finished the whole thing in 2 days.

prob my fave mura ka mi book


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on May 13, 2013, 08:33:54 AM
Dan Brown's new book comes out tuesday


Prob gonna pick it up sometimesometime


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on May 21, 2013, 07:25:01 PM
Bought all the darktower books that are out so far
Also bought The Stand

 giggle; gonna do tons of reading this summer


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on May 21, 2013, 07:25:58 PM
same


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on June 04, 2013, 08:14:32 PM
finished kafka on the shore today wrench;


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Post by: SVT on June 05, 2013, 06:31:31 AM
what 'd u think of it kaZz

i finished to have and have not 2 day.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on June 05, 2013, 12:08:35 PM
books I got for my birfday:

Salem's Lot- Stephen King
Neverwhere- Neil Gaiman
Fragile Things-Neil Gaiman
Heart-Shaped Box- Joe Hill
Cat's Cradle-Kurt Vonnegut
The Plague-Albert Camus


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Post by: SVT on June 05, 2013, 03:54:07 PM
the plague is good book


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on June 05, 2013, 04:27:13 PM
the plague is good book
Camus in general is p.good


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on June 05, 2013, 06:29:21 PM
what 'd u think of it kaZz

it was fantastic. i think in general it was "better written" in style than wind-up bird, but wind-up bird was a more, idk, cohesive and fully-realized plot in a way? so they are really about on equal footing overall for me.


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Post by: heltar on July 30, 2013, 04:10:38 PM
Conversations with God


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Post by: Lifetrends on July 30, 2013, 05:14:10 PM
Conversations with God

nice


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Andria on August 01, 2013, 04:35:34 PM
Finished in the past month: Norwegian Wood and The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

Reading now : 1Q84


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Lifetrends on August 01, 2013, 05:13:37 PM
how is Norwegian Wood? I was gonna buy it soon and chose it from among other murakami books


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Post by: Andria on August 01, 2013, 06:48:39 PM
how is Norwegian Wood? I was gonna buy it soon and chose it from among other murakami books
It's good and the most anchored in reality that I've read so far.

Personally though I much prefer 1Q84 out of all that I've read so far


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Post by: SVT on August 01, 2013, 06:59:58 PM
kafka on the shore is his best imo but i havent read 1q84 yet


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Post by: Lifetrends on August 01, 2013, 07:17:18 PM
i think i'll read kafka on the shore + norwegian wood first, then 1Q84.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Andria on August 01, 2013, 08:00:34 PM
kafka on the shore is his best imo but i havent read 1q84 yet
kafka on the shore is my next book to read so I'll see how they compare. Either way 1Q84 is really good


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on August 04, 2013, 06:10:38 PM
ive only read wind up bird chronicle and kafka on the shore and i liked wind up slightly more

but they are both wonderful


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on August 05, 2013, 01:09:49 AM
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries-Neil deGrasse Tyson


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: ƕɾο on August 05, 2013, 01:59:54 AM
how do i buy books
i got harry potter and the deathly hollows for free like 2 weeks ago since i lent my original copy to someone long ago and never heard from them again
this one doesn't have the cover on it but oh well


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Post by: SVT on August 05, 2013, 01:20:39 PM
how do i buy books
i got harry potter and the deathly hollows for free like 2 weeks ago since i lent my original copy to someone long ago and never heard from them again
this one doesn't have the cover on it but oh well

half.com


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Commander Fuckass on August 13, 2013, 10:33:35 PM
Started reading The Stand


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on August 14, 2013, 11:52:54 PM
i've been very slowly going through Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

it was really slow to start but starts getting really good once he's in New York


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Post by: Boogus Epirus Aurelius on August 15, 2013, 12:16:16 AM
half.com

This place was a cool revelation.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Lifetrends on August 19, 2013, 06:00:57 PM
i've been very slowly going through Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

it was really slow to start but starts getting really good once he's in New York
i liked that book


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on August 19, 2013, 06:19:22 PM
i bought a photography book by David Byrne (Strange Rituals)
some Philip K Dick book about jesus coming back (rec'd by silvertone, never read Dick [haha] before so this should be cool)
and This is Your Brain on Music by Dan Levitin. I have been wanting to read this for awhile


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on August 20, 2013, 10:03:36 PM
i liked that book

me too it was great

anyway after that i started The Sheltering Sky


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on August 21, 2013, 03:51:38 AM
(http://img1.imagesbn.com/p/9781935654872_p0_v2_s260x420.JPG)

this was sick as hell best purchase from portland i think


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Post by: SVT on August 26, 2013, 03:19:58 PM
that book looks cool. i think my brother as it i am going to try borrowing it from my brother.


also i am reading this cheapo fantasy novel i found at a comic book store. it is from the early 60s and it is called WITCH WORLD. and the chapter titles are really good.
>Fog Doom
>Ax Marriage
>Demon Battle.


so far it is better than the actual book


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on August 30, 2013, 06:58:20 PM
Hey guys is After Dark a good Murakami book ;-;
It's the only book by him that my BAM has in


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Post by: antmaster5000 on September 02, 2013, 01:58:44 AM
just read Starship Troopers
also this book of some of the best Asimov Short Stories

right now i'm reading THE LAST MAN ON EARTH which is a collection of short stories about the last living man on earth lol. it was edited by asimov. so far Flight to Forever by Poul Anderson has been the best one


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Post by: ƕɾο on September 10, 2013, 12:57:56 AM
Bought The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
I don't think I've read a novel since high school, and I've been really interested in Murakami for a while now.


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Post by: SVT on September 10, 2013, 09:33:58 AM
just read Starship Troopers
also this book of some of the best Asimov Short Stories

right now i'm reading THE LAST MAN ON EARTH which is a collection of short stories about the last living man on earth lol. it was edited by asimov. so far Flight to Forever by Poul Anderson has been the best one
nice.


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Post by: SVT on September 12, 2013, 11:57:16 PM
1q84 has the first direct reference to Marijuana i have ever seen from japan...


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on September 13, 2013, 01:26:15 AM
1q84 has the first direct reference to Marijuana i have ever seen from japan...
you should burn it then

marijuana is bad


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Post by: SVT on September 13, 2013, 01:33:01 AM
you should burn it then

marijuana is bad
so is this book. it fucking sucks


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Post by: ƕɾο on September 13, 2013, 02:10:51 AM
you should burn marijuana


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on September 20, 2013, 01:23:04 PM
Started Book II of The Dark Tower and it's already better than the first.

I had to FORCE my way through The Gunslinger, it only got me hooked at the climax of the story.

but I was reading like The First edition, and it had typos and shit. maybe I'll buy the Signet version and re-read that today


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Post by: David on October 24, 2013, 04:33:23 PM
finished the man who was thursday


probably going to start reading this side of paraise 2day


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on October 24, 2013, 04:37:11 PM
finished the man who was thursday


probably going to start reading this side of paraise 2day
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Post by: David on October 24, 2013, 05:06:06 PM
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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on November 30, 2013, 05:16:29 PM
finished Life of Pi wrench;


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Post by: David on December 04, 2013, 10:14:23 PM
finished a farewell to arms. i had not expected it to have a 'happy ending', but chesus awdood;


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on January 10, 2014, 11:32:27 PM
finished Breakfast of Champions!!!! wrench;


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Post by: SVT on January 11, 2014, 08:56:14 PM
finished Breakfast of Champions!!!! wrench;
i hope this didnt take you 2 months to finsih


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Post by: SVT on January 11, 2014, 08:58:57 PM
i started reading earthsea 2 day


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on January 11, 2014, 09:00:55 PM
i hope this didnt take you 2 months to finsih

nah, more like two weeks of only reading it in short spurts while at work lol


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Post by: SVT on January 11, 2014, 09:02:34 PM
you shold be reading at least 3 hours a day and also checking on your villagers in AC for the same amoun of time everyday too


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Post by: القرقة on January 11, 2014, 09:45:16 PM
i started reading earthsea 2 day
wanna read it together i have earthsea too but i never read all of it


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Post by: SVT on January 11, 2014, 10:30:49 PM
i only have books one and three so yes please


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Post by: Khadafi on March 22, 2014, 12:24:02 AM
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was he really friday


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on March 25, 2014, 06:29:57 PM
i finished Beloved by Toni Morrison the other day

it was good. idk. Morrison's style is a bit annoying in that she'll be way too wordy about details that are already vague in the first place. book gets a lot better in the latter half.

i think i'm a bit tired of classics for a while


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on May 12, 2014, 05:46:16 PM
finished Norwegian Wood

it was a very nice book, but i much prefer the other two Murakami novels i've read, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore. simply because they're a much different kind of storytelling. supernatural and disjointed yet completely adjoined.

but this one was really nice for a simple story that was just really well-written. i never really get tired of the types of characters that Murakami writes.


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Post by: SVT on May 12, 2014, 05:56:23 PM
iowegian wood


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on May 13, 2014, 01:55:12 AM
I received House of Leaves and Hyperion from a reddit book exchange


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Post by: David on August 20, 2014, 05:51:02 PM
checked out a book to learn how to learn how to read arabish


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Post by: SVT on August 20, 2014, 07:33:47 PM
I received House of Leaves and Hyperion from a reddit book exchange
did you read them? 


how do i get in on this book exchange thing


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on August 26, 2014, 03:09:56 PM
I received House of Leaves and Hyperion from a reddit book exchange
did you read them? 


how do i get in on this book exchange thing
the book exchange happens every spring


Also yes


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Post by: SVT on August 26, 2014, 07:34:42 PM
how it work....How do i get free books...how do i give away my books HMU w/ logistics of the affair


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Post by: SVT on August 27, 2014, 02:30:10 AM
giv me atleast the name of it yea?


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Post by: klappa on August 27, 2014, 04:26:50 PM
Madame Bovary.  Such an awful story, because who hasn't had a crush that they can't approach and wish they could?  The awful part is that she does, but it's always disappointing and empty.


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Post by: Lifetrends on August 30, 2014, 12:15:56 PM
Madame Bovary.  Such an awful story, because who hasn't had a crush that they can't approach and wish they could?  The awful part is that she does, but it's always disappointing and empty.
Nice

I read Salammbô (un autre Gustave book) last month and was one of my favorite book - you should read it

Madame Bovary is next time i read frenchie


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Post by: klappa on August 30, 2014, 12:19:15 PM
Madame Bovary.  Such an awful story, because who hasn't had a crush that they can't approach and wish they could?  The awful part is that she does, but it's always disappointing and empty.
Nice

I read Salammbô (un autre Gustave book) last month and was one of my favorite book - you should read it

Madame Bovary is next time i read frenchie
I'll check it out.  Sounds interesting.


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on August 30, 2014, 10:34:03 PM
finished the restaraunt at the end of the universe. not nearly as good as the first book but not because it's bad, just more of the same. i have the third book in the hitchhikers guide series but im going to wait to start that one.


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Post by: reefer on September 18, 2014, 06:39:32 PM
house of leaves is fantastic. it is an incredible piece of amazing and insanely deep


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Post by: Lifetrends on September 24, 2014, 12:19:43 PM
reading more dick books


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Post by: David on September 24, 2014, 07:57:41 PM
reading more dick books
i remember going 2 the mall [l o l] w/ my friend and i found some book in a bookstore with nothing but guys with their d*cks in socks smh


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Post by: SVT on September 30, 2014, 03:57:27 AM
reading more dick books
i read more dick sometime. i need to read galactic pot healer


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Post by: Lifetrends on October 05, 2014, 02:40:04 PM
reading more dick books
i remember going 2 the mall [l o l] w/ my friend and i found some book in a bookstore with nothing but guys with their d*cks in socks smh

not THT kind of dick book =0 =0 =0

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reading more dick books
i read more dick sometime. i need to read galactic pot healer
that one is one of the secret best 1's i read so far imo.

 


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Post by: David on October 05, 2014, 03:22:33 PM
reading more dick books
i remember going 2 the mall [l o l] w/ my friend and i found some book in a bookstore with nothing but guys with their d*cks in socks smh

not THT kind of dick book =0 =0 =0

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sry 4 being lewd


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Post by: SVT on October 06, 2014, 02:00:10 AM
how was other secret book. the maze


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Post by: Lifetrends on October 19, 2014, 01:38:14 PM
how was other secret book. the maze

1's i read in septmeber - october:

A Maze of Death - 6.5/7
The Man in the High Castle - 5.5/7
Time Out of Joint - 5/7
Eye in the Sky - 4/7

i enjoyed reading all of them except eye in the sky, which was OK but never 'got good'.

next time

confessions of a crap artist
now wait for last year
o.o


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Post by: David on October 19, 2014, 02:21:36 PM
Carl Sagan's Cosmos book y/n


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Post by: SVT on October 19, 2014, 10:21:21 PM
how was other secret book. the maze

1's i read in septmeber - october:

A Maze of Death - 6.5/7
The Man in the High Castle - 5.5/7
Time Out of Joint - 5/7
Eye in the Sky - 4/7

i enjoyed reading all of them except eye in the sky, which was OK but never 'got good'.

next time

confessions of a crap artist
now wait for last year
o.o
  u didn't like eye in the sky?

that was good at the beginning i wish it stayed in the cool cult world


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Post by: Lifetrends on October 20, 2014, 01:00:46 AM
how was other secret book. the maze

1's i read in septmeber - october:

A Maze of Death - 6.5/7
The Man in the High Castle - 5.5/7
Time Out of Joint - 5/7
Eye in the Sky - 4/7

i enjoyed reading all of them except eye in the sky, which was OK but never 'got good'.

next time

confessions of a crap artist
now wait for last year
o.o
 u didn't like eye in the sky?

that was good at the beginning i wish it stayed in the cool cult world
zt
yeah. the Bábist cult world was pretty good. it mostly just got more boring from there
i wanted to read several of them in order of when th3eywere written , though, and i was pleased with it as early dick. (1957)


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Post by: SVT on October 27, 2014, 02:30:27 PM
confessions?? i want to read that


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Post by: SVT on October 28, 2014, 03:50:01 PM
almost done with the Dune series...and halfway through its prequel (the bible)


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Post by: David on December 05, 2014, 10:49:02 AM
finished [finally] reading first got book, i plan to knock this second one out in the next eleven days rip boyah


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on December 08, 2014, 04:12:15 PM
just finished The Stars Who Created Kabuki by some jew professor at PSU.

It was interesting to read about some of the central figures in Kabuki. The book focuses on three major actors and their lives. These three actors are interesting because they were considered the best actors in their fields for most of their lives. Especially interesting in the case of Yoshizawa Ayame, who was an Onnagata actor (specialist in female roles). Ayame was doing these kinds of roles well into his fifties and people were still saying he was the most convincing Onnagata actor. I'd hate be the onnagata actor that is less convincing than a 50 year old man.

There is also Danjuro and Tojuro. Danjuro was famous for playing deities and having a kind of outrageous style of acting, and the very dynamic style of acting Danjuro spearheaded is know as aragoto. Danjuro was so influential in kabuki that there are still Danjuro actors, with Danjuro XII passing away last year (the book is older and I didn't realize this until I read the Wikipedia article.) Danjuro was very devoted to god and kabuki, claiming that it was the gods that were responsible for his success in kabuki. Danjuro was also a kind of sensuous man and would often sleep around with some of his students behind his wife's back. After a year of bullshit happening at the Kabuki (mainly him slipping in popularity) Danjuro climbed to the top of his theatre and shouted at the gods, telling them that he wasn't going to fuck anymore dudes and stick it in his wife from now on. He credited that rooftop shouting session as the reason he could perform well into his old age. Many years passed and Danjuro was teaching some students. One student enjoyed fuckin' dudes alot too and Danjuro said to him "Boy Howdy if you don't stop that dude doin' you'll never be a great kabuki actor." The student really like fuckin' dudes tho, and was so pissed off that Danjuro told him to stop the pure boy love that he stabbed Danjuro.

Tojuro is almost an opposite of Danjuro. Tojuro favored realism and subtlety. Tojuro I guess would be closest to method acting, as he would go to great lengths to prepare for his roles. For one role, Tojuro had to play a prince or something that had to runaway on his wedding day. So he visited a small inn at a nearby town and hit it off with the woman who owned the joint. For a while they were bonding and enjoying each others company until one night when the inn keeper was ready for Tojuro to enter her quarters (aka FUCK HER) Tojuro didn't show up. Tojuro fell in love with a woman and broke her heart just to prepare for a role. Ain't that some shit. Tojuro didn't have the same successful lineage of Danjuro, but Tojuro is still considered one of the most important actors in kabuki simply because of his dedication to recreating the world on stage.

but this is a really niche book and i don't know that I would rec' it.


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Post by: Lifetrends on December 08, 2014, 07:43:13 PM
good review kabuki sounds interesting idk


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Post by: [hedy]Zidone on March 13, 2015, 02:32:46 PM
terry pratchett died rip

i read interesting times last year. i liked it not my favorite discworld book though


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on March 22, 2015, 11:47:14 AM
The Martian by Andy Weir


Heard good things about it and I'm excited to start it


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Post by: antmaster5000 on April 09, 2015, 07:27:27 PM
finished Stranger in a Strange Land by heinlein

very good
any of you read it?


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Post by: David on April 09, 2015, 07:41:05 PM
finished Stranger in a Strange Land by heinlein

very good
any of you read it?
nice way of asking, thoughts?


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Post by: SVT on April 10, 2015, 04:28:00 AM
finished Stranger in a Strange Land by heinlein

very good
any of you read it?
yeah, that is prob my favorite hienlein book.  but i still think he gets in the way of his own books


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Post by: antmaster5000 on April 11, 2015, 01:18:01 PM
finished Stranger in a Strange Land by heinlein

very good
any of you read it?
yeah, that is prob my favorite hienlein book.  but i still think he gets in the way of his own books
i can see that
i think he is mildly homophobic


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Post by: SVT on April 13, 2015, 12:52:29 AM
finished Stranger in a Strange Land by heinlein

very good
any of you read it?
yeah, that is prob my favorite hienlein book.  but i still think he gets in the way of his own books
i can see that
i think he is mildly homophobic
Military prejudice.


he probably did do dudes tho


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Post by: antmaster5000 on May 06, 2015, 11:02:26 AM
gf got me this for my birthday:
http://www.amazon.com/Cool-Tools-A-Catalog-Possibilities/dp/1940689007

heard about it on an episode of freakonomics and kind of forgot about it
really cool though! the book is HUGE and is basically a collection of everything you need to do anything along with reviews


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on May 08, 2015, 02:27:06 PM
finished valis

it was a good book. Not as good as the divine invasion but still good. probably didnt help that i picked up and put down that book several times.


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Post by: Lifetrends on May 14, 2015, 11:37:47 AM
finished valis

it was a good book. Not as good as the divine invasion but still good. probably didnt help that i picked up and put down that book several times.
still think those books are awesome glad you read em :D
will you read The TRansmigration of Timothy Archer ?


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on May 16, 2015, 02:17:11 AM
finished valis

it was a good book. Not as good as the divine invasion but still good. probably didnt help that i picked up and put down that book several times.
still think those books are awesome glad you read em :D
will you read The TRansmigration of Timothy Archer ?
yeah but there are some other things i am going to read before


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Post by: Commander Fuckass on May 22, 2015, 06:11:03 PM
Started reading The Last Wish which is basically book 1 in The Witcher series which the games are based off.



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Post by: Socks on May 27, 2015, 02:11:23 AM
i am reading escape from camp 14. i'm a pretty sick dude but this is a tough read. i will never hear the word pigeon again without thinking of torture. the ease with which human minds can be bent and broken is frighting. dogs eating children, can't make this stuff up.


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Post by: القرقة on June 01, 2015, 01:26:15 AM
im reading bolanos the Insufferable gaucho
its made up of short stories and some essays
still don't get why he's considered great
i hate how sex obsessed he is


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Post by: Lifetrends on June 01, 2015, 12:19:46 PM
i think it's because he wrote  a 800 page book and it had a cool cover/title


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Post by: David on June 05, 2015, 11:50:45 AM
gonna read don quixote like any good white person soonish


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Post by: Lifetrends on June 05, 2015, 04:01:44 PM
gonna read don quixote like any good white person soonish
hispanic*


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Post by: David on June 05, 2015, 04:37:19 PM
gonna read don quixote like any good white person soonish
hispanic*
the moorish ppl of spain considers themselves hwite


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Lifetrends on June 05, 2015, 05:55:28 PM
gonna read don quixote like any good white person soonish
hispanic*
the moorish ppl of spain considers themselves hwite
thats sfucked up


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on June 05, 2015, 07:07:45 PM
Been reading this book called full metal apache which is kind of like observations and essays about scifi in Japan and America and how that relate to and feed off each other


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on June 05, 2015, 10:27:29 PM
also got my library card today and read a book of poems called A Coney Island of the Mind. Author was Lawrence Felinghetti.

a lot of the poems are kind of garbage/i don't get poetry. Many of the poems are political, and touch on similar topics the Ginsburg addressed, and Ginsburg's poetry is better, but A Coney Island of the Mind is a great place to jump to if you enjoyed Howl.  I really enjoyed "I Am Waiting" and "Dog". The first section gets worse as you read it. The second section was written with the idea of jazz accompaniment playing while the text is read aloud. Most of the middle section of the book is great.  Third section is stuff from an earlier book and contains poems similar to the first section but they were more enjoyable.

I read the whole thing in the library. The poems have names but you only find them out in the index. Above the poems are just roman numerals, though i don't think there is a sequential order to the poems (like you have to read ix to understand x). Kind of wished i checked it out but oh well.


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Post by: Lifetrends on June 09, 2015, 12:09:08 AM
you read the whole book without even checking it out? freeloader


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on June 09, 2015, 02:21:07 AM
at least i was reading a book!!!!


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Post by: David on June 09, 2015, 12:00:03 PM
at least i was reading a book!!!!
this


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Post by: Socks on August 06, 2015, 02:01:21 AM
Started reading the Doors of Perception by Huxley after coming across my Brave New World paperback and realizing I hardly know anything about the author! Of course this is not true. As long as you have read something by someone, you know something of them.

So one of the opening pages explains in lovely style why we don't get each other. As Shakespeare said, expectation is the root of all heartache. So when you can't wait to show someone your most prized possession, can hardly understate a profound and private thought to the world, or profess an extreme and undying feeling for another and they just frown and stare blankly back at you, well, that feeling of being gutted, of something missing, or something lost, is unfortunately, the nature of our perceptions, which are as varied as the stars are numerous.

Perhaps I will try less to explain in vain why something is so important and of such significance to those blank staring faces. Might just be saving myself from shear and utter disappointment.

Anyhow, I have copied the relevant part here for your own perusal.

"We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are
by ourselves. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers
desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain. By its very
nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sensations, feelings, insights,
fancies - all these are private and, except through symbols and at second hand, incommunicable. We
can pool information about experiences, but never the experiences themselves. From family to nation,
every human group is a society of island universes. Most island universes are sufficiently like one another
to Permit of inferential understanding or even of mutual empathy or "feeling into." Thus, remembering our
own bereavements and humiliations, we can condole with others in analogous circumstances, can put
ourselves (always, of course, in a slightly Pickwickian sense) in their places. But in certain cases
communication between universes is incomplete or even nonexistent. The mind is its own place, and the
Places inhabited by the insane and the exceptionally gifted are so different from the places where
ordinary men and women live, that there is little or no common ground of memory to serve as a basis for
understanding or fellow feeling. Words are uttered, but fail to enlighten. The things and events to which
the symbols refer belong to mutually exclusive realms of experience.

To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift. Hardly less important is the capacity to see
others as they see themselves."


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Post by: SVT on August 06, 2015, 03:03:09 AM
i always like the heaven and hell part of that book


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on August 12, 2015, 11:03:52 PM
So…I’ve been really lazy about reading for like the past year. I’m going to try to fix that. I dug out books that were in my car and went to a used book store to get some more, as all my other books are still stored at home up north until we land a new apartment here in Minneapolis.

So with the ones from my car plus my new purchases, my current reading list for August/September is:

-The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut (currently reading)
-Invisible Monsters, by Chuck Palahniuk
-To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
-Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, by Tom Stoppard
-Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov
-Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
-The Penultimate Truth, by Philip K Dick
-The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
-Naked Lunch, by William S Burroughs
-Player Piano, by Kurt Vonnegut
-Armageddon in Retrospect, by Kurt Vonnegut
-Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
-Island, by Aldous Huxley
-The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne

top four are ones i already had with me, other ten are ones i bought today. some of these are things i always meant to read, some of them are ideas i got from boyagers. i looked for the valis books at this place, and didn't find them. also could not find pale fire. or a lot of other books boyagers suggested in various threads.


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Post by: Big Goop on August 12, 2015, 11:49:34 PM
totally forgot that I was interested in reading I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream


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Post by: Big Goop on August 12, 2015, 11:55:59 PM
has anyone read or heard of The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie?


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Post by: SVT on August 13, 2015, 12:20:41 AM
totally forgot that I was interested in reading I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
yu should get Dangerous Visions. it is a collection of scifi made by ellison and it's all really good.


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Post by: Big Goop on August 13, 2015, 12:31:04 AM
totally forgot that I was interested in reading I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
yu should get Dangerous Visions. it is a collection of scifi made by ellison and it's all really good.
got it. its on my list now


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on August 14, 2015, 12:44:16 AM
I ended up buying even more books today

VALIS, by Philip K Dick (they actually did have it there after all)
Kitchen, by Banana Yoshimoto
The Woman in the Dunes, by Kobo Abe
Survivor, by Chuck Palahniuk
Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
South of the Border, West of the Sun, by Haruki Murakami
What is the What, by Dave Eggers
...and four of the five main books from Asimov's "Foundation" series. they were missing book #3.


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on August 14, 2015, 01:32:24 AM
Nice! I really enjoyed What is the What


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on August 16, 2015, 04:53:23 PM
finished The Sirens of Titan last night. it was fantastic.


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on August 16, 2015, 09:44:24 PM
next i will read Naked Lunch


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Post by: Big Goop on August 21, 2015, 03:52:00 PM
Picked up the entirety of the scott pilgrim books for a total of 15$


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Post by: Socks on August 21, 2015, 11:46:05 PM
next i will read Naked Lunch

good luck. i have the book. tired to read it several times, just can't really do it. seems too fucking jumbled.
i'm from the camp where a word isn't wasted.

speaking of kafka, which Murakami book should i get first to pop my Murakami cherry.
i know i know, it just so happens i have read nothing by him.
the other day i almost got Kafka on the Shore and South of the Border, West of the Sun.
any good?


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on August 22, 2015, 12:55:06 AM
Kafka on the Shore is great, but my favorite Murakami book is The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, and it was also the first of his I read. I feel like it's a much more "realized" story and probably a pretty good starting point.


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Post by: SVT on August 22, 2015, 11:17:45 AM
next i will read Naked Lunch

good luck. i have the book. tired to read it several times, just can't really do it. seems too fucking jumbled.
i'm from the camp where a word isn't wasted.

speaking of kafka, which Murakami book should i get first to pop my Murakami cherry.
i know i know, it just so happens i have read nothing by him.
the other day i almost got Kafka on the Shore and South of the Border, West of the Sun.
any good?
naked lunch is good, but cities of the red night is the Masterpiece.

has the cool bits of naked lunch but is a bit more coherent and 110% more BP


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Post by: Lifetrends on August 29, 2015, 04:03:45 PM
naked lunch is too much of a drugs book and not really very good ltierature.


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Post by: Lifetrends on August 29, 2015, 04:06:07 PM
a novel:The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle byMurakami(paperpeck)


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on August 29, 2015, 05:55:36 PM
naked lunch is too much of a drugs book and not really very good ltierature.

this is kind of what i'm getting

i appreciate the poetic writing style and the vibrant imagery but i'm not very invested in what i'm reading. it goes in my head, feels good for a moment, and then goes right back out and i feel like i'm just not getting much of anything out of it

it's proving difficult to read


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Post by: SVT on August 29, 2015, 07:19:56 PM
naked lunch is good humor. imo


which reminds me i read story of the eye and it was really "OK." i dont know if i 'got it' but it is a fukin sex/transgressive novel. ... all the critics compare it to sade and the only similarity between the two is that they both wrote about sex n rape. but sade is a lot better imo, he's funnier and more descriptive.  burroughs does the 'lots of sex in a book' better than bateille too for the same reasons.

:edit: i lied it is'nt for the same reasons as sade because buroughs isnt that descriptive on the prodigious size of ones member, or if the apple of their asshole has withered due to many peggings. burroughs is good cos he's funny but also has the craziest imagination i've seen in books.  like the part with dr. benway doing the surgery and it kills the patient, and he's like "There's really no point in doing this, it's just an artistic move." or w/e he says.... it's good humor. but the cut up novels pale to his pseudo-cut up novels
 


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Post by: antmaster5000 on August 31, 2015, 09:44:13 PM
can somebody recommend me a book to read
my favorite books are about drug addicts and science fiction

haven't read in a while but i am mostly looking for something that is interesting and a relatively easy read
thx


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Post by: SVT on August 31, 2015, 09:49:19 PM
can somebody recommend me a book to read
my favorite books are about drug addicts and science fiction

haven't read in a while but i am mostly looking for something that is interesting and a relatively easy read
thx

uhm im going to check your goodreads real quick.


well if you haven't read any burroughs it fits both of those things, check out wild boys or cities of the red nights because there is lots of sick scifi elements as well as tons of drugs. and they aren't arbitrarily organized cut up novels

have u read neuromancer, cos that might be Up Your Alley.


and pkd obv. pkd is #1 scifi drug lit.

and there's dune where dynasties rise and fall over The Greatest  Drug Known To Man.

ssry if u read all of these.


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Post by: antmaster5000 on August 31, 2015, 09:52:13 PM
my goodreads isn't really up to date with everything i've read (but it should be lol)
will read wild boys and let you know how it is lol

i actually listened to a podcast on burroughs and he was a pretty fucking interesting guy and i wished that i would have had some of his books in my mind at the time

thx for the suggestions. i actually started dune a few years ago and got kind of bored after like 100 pages. i should really get back into it though- i keep hearing how amazing it is


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Post by: SVT on August 31, 2015, 09:56:06 PM
dune's good but it's so good everyone ripped it off and it isnt as unique/original as it was back then


another neat author is roger zelazny. his book Lord of Light is Supreme


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Post by: Boogus Epirus Aurelius on August 31, 2015, 10:04:48 PM
my goodreads isn't really up to date with everything i've read (but it should be lol)
will read wild boys and let you know how it is lol

i actually listened to a podcast on burroughs and he was a pretty fucking interesting guy and i wished that i would have had some of his books in my mind at the time

thx for the suggestions. i actually started dune a few years ago and got kind of bored after like 100 pages. i should really get back into it though- i keep hearing how amazing it is

Valis Valis Valis


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Post by: antmaster5000 on September 01, 2015, 11:22:30 AM
The Wild Boys is nuts so far. Burroughs has a very unique style
I'll read valis next. Sounds like it has a lot of Boyah hype


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on September 01, 2015, 01:50:35 PM
I haven't read VALIS yet cause I don't have the other books of the series yet and I'm worried about loving VALIS and then not having the next one ready

As soon as I got the other ones, VALIS is going to the top of my to-read list


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Post by: antmaster5000 on September 01, 2015, 02:16:33 PM
I haven't read VALIS yet cause I don't have the other books of the series yet and I'm worried about loving VALIS and then not having the next one ready

As soon as I got the other ones, VALIS is going to the top of my to-read list
isn't one of them never going to come out becasue PKD died or something?
or so i thought i read from the wikipedia page


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Post by: Boogus Epirus Aurelius on September 01, 2015, 03:20:44 PM
Also, I  finished reading Mcmurty's "Lonesome Dove" recently. Really fucking fantastic novel. Can't believe I hadn't read it before now.

It's everything that is the myth of the American Western, but things are kind of...grounded? I don't know.
It's been one of the few books I've read in ages that gives so much insight to each and every character. You actually understand every motivation and every flaw. Imagine that.

Can't recommend it enough.


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Post by: SVT on September 01, 2015, 05:00:34 PM
I haven't read VALIS yet cause I don't have the other books of the series yet and I'm worried about loving VALIS and then not having the next one ready

As soon as I got the other ones, VALIS is going to the top of my to-read list
isn't one of them never going to come out becasue PKD died or something?
or so i thought i read from the wikipedia page
yea, People consider timothy archer to be #3 but they are Dead Wrong.

Also, I  finished reading Mcmurty's "Lonesome Dove" recently. Really fucking fantastic novel. Can't believe I hadn't read it before now.

It's everything that is the myth of the American Western, but things are kind of...grounded? I don't know.
It's been one of the few book I've read in ages that gives so much insight to each and every character. You actually understand every motivation and every flaw. Imagine that.

Can't recommend it enough.
*adds to reading list*


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Post by: Lifetrends on September 01, 2015, 05:11:47 PM
can somebody recommend me a book to read
my favorite books are about drug addicts and science fiction

haven't read in a while but i am mostly looking for something that is interesting and a relatively easy read
thx

i suggest PKD / A Scanner Darkly even if you've seen the movie


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Post by: antmaster5000 on September 01, 2015, 05:35:30 PM
boyah has a hard pkdick for pkd
get it


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Post by: SVT on September 01, 2015, 05:47:26 PM
get a library of america and get 4 novels for the price of 5


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Post by: antmaster5000 on September 01, 2015, 07:08:57 PM
Also silvertone wtf is wild boys
I'm 30% into it and I have no idea what is going on and the only common themes are gay eroticism and torture

P good so far


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Post by: Lifetrends on September 02, 2015, 02:24:41 PM
DwightDL whats your goodreads?


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Post by: antmaster5000 on September 02, 2015, 02:57:37 PM
DwightDL whats your goodreads?

uhhhhhhhh idk what my username is but here:
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/25030666-david-lowry

i've only read one book in the last year
how pathetic ;-;


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Post by: Lifetrends on September 02, 2015, 03:15:10 PM
DwightDL whats your goodreads?

uhhhhhhhh idk what my username is but here:
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/25030666-david-lowry

i've only read one book in the last year
how pathetic ;-;
we're frends nyandood;
together we will make strong our good reads


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Post by: antmaster5000 on September 02, 2015, 03:38:33 PM
to many good reads indeed  gimpdood;


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Post by: SVT on September 03, 2015, 08:47:16 PM
Also silvertone wtf is wild boys
I'm 30% into it and I have no idea what is going on and the only common themes are gay eroticism and torture

P good so far
is good jajajajajajajajaja


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Post by: Socks on September 04, 2015, 02:20:43 AM
you guys ever read any flannery oconnor? i had to read a bunch of her short stories some years ago and i was struck by how particular and lively her characters are, in connection with these heavy themes and twisting plots that all seems to take place in ruralesque America 40s-60s. i was recently drawn to her peacock emblazoned book down in my basement and realized that i missed these gems. it has since moved to my bedside commode, yes, a fucking commode.

i don't know why she and her work does not get as much recognition as other great american writers and short stories. i mean the misfit, a good man is hard to find, and the life you save may be your own, to name a few, are just as good as anything o henry, poe, fitzgerald or salinger ever wrote.

highly recommend checking her out.


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Post by: antmaster5000 on October 28, 2015, 01:25:38 AM
Finished Valis
Very good! Thanks for the recommendation everyone!

I struggled to get through maybe like the first half of it because it seemed so nonsensical at times but I really like the direction it took. Everything was so well done and well written.

Think I'm gonna tackle Dune next


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Post by: antmaster5000 on November 14, 2015, 04:05:03 AM
About 100 pages into Dune and I'm really digging it. I tried a few years back and couldn't get into it but it is really striking a cord right now. Glad I'm giving it another shot :)


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on November 14, 2015, 04:07:48 AM
started Never Let Me Go


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Post by: SVT on November 14, 2015, 04:48:36 AM
About 100 pages into Dune and I'm really digging it. I tried a few years back and couldn't get into it but it is really striking a cord right now. Glad I'm giving it another shot :)
  i love the dune books. they're gr8


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Post by: antmaster5000 on November 14, 2015, 07:47:39 AM
About 100 pages into Dune and I'm really digging it. I tried a few years back and couldn't get into it but it is really striking a cord right now. Glad I'm giving it another shot :)
  i love the dune books. they're gr8
yeah im stoked about how many i have to read after this first one
do you have a recommended order?


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Post by: SVT on November 14, 2015, 05:37:37 PM
they're in chronological order so read em as they were published. the first book is by far the best one. but the last book is probably second best, so it's worth your time to read em all.

i havent read anything the son wrote because fuck HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post by: antmaster5000 on November 29, 2015, 03:16:34 AM
Finished dune- was amazing
Having trouble finding Messiah in bkk though ;-;


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on December 03, 2015, 06:01:41 AM
finished Never Let Me Go

very, very good book, highly recommended


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Post by: antmaster5000 on December 13, 2015, 09:24:54 PM
Finished Dune Messiah. Not as good as Dune but still good. Ending was good
Reading children of Dune now


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on December 13, 2015, 09:37:56 PM
i have been reading Invisible Monsters. the original version, not the "remix." i'm really enjoying it a lot


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Post by: antmaster5000 on December 26, 2015, 12:55:20 PM
finished The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up
really enjoyed it
a lot of it was things that i've already come to understand as i've had an interest in minimalism for quite some time, but there were some philosophies that i really enjoyed


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Post by: antmaster5000 on January 04, 2016, 09:44:41 AM
got halfway through children of dune before losing interest. shame too since i was really enjoying the series.

however, i purchased and have read half of Island by huxley and damn what a good book. one of those books that makes me want to stop everything that i'm doing and work towards a better life


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on January 04, 2016, 03:39:21 PM
I read the play Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Pretty funny Hamlet satire.

And now i'm reading another Murakami book, South of the Border, West of the Sun.


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Post by: SVT on January 04, 2016, 05:47:38 PM
got halfway through children of dune before losing interest. shame too since i was really enjoying the series.

however, i purchased and have read half of Island by huxley and damn what a good book. one of those books that makes me want to stop everything that i'm doing and work towards a better life
island owns.


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on January 04, 2016, 05:55:09 PM
i have Island on my list/shelf too but i just read Brave New World recently so i'll probably hold off on it for a bit


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Post by: antmaster5000 on January 04, 2016, 07:37:34 PM
They're extremely different books dude. I went into it thinking that they were sequels or something but they are only really related if you take Huxley's own ideals into account. If anything I'd recommend reading island asap. Makes me want to read a brave new world again


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Post by: Lifetrends on January 06, 2016, 04:12:13 PM
cool i'm gonna Add it


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Post by: David on January 06, 2016, 07:20:49 PM
so thyme, when are you going to start reading hemingway?


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Post by: Thyme on January 06, 2016, 07:50:15 PM
approx. when tec beats paper mario


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Post by: David on January 06, 2016, 07:51:21 PM
approx. when tec beats paper mario
(https://45.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6s1ggnm0B1r6bsm8o1_250.gif)


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Post by: Thyme on January 06, 2016, 07:52:28 PM
agreed, he should really get to it


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Post by: Big Goop on January 08, 2016, 01:04:00 AM
Started reading Kizumonogatari


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on March 01, 2016, 01:41:05 AM
so i just finished The Setting Sun, by Osamu Dazai. note that i haven't read his more popular novel, No Longer Human.

anyway, it was a fairly great little book, if you're into well-written accounts of utter hopelessness and constant barrages of depressing monologues and very  unfortunate circumstances. it's not a cheerful book, to say the least. but it seems to be dazai's usual thing, and he's really good at it. the protagonist's bizarre and really beautiful inner dialogue pretty much carries the entire novel.

still, the book is a bit lacking in some ways too, and there is an odd sort of disjointedness in the structure at times, some events seemingly misplaced. and i'll admit the protagonist's language becomes a bit stifling at times.

i had a bit of difficulty settling on whether to give it a 3 or 4 stars on goodreads, but settled on 4.

also i started reading Asimov's first Foundation book


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Post by: Socks on March 01, 2016, 01:01:57 PM
a fucking federal mortgage rules and regulation booklet as well as UST test prep with state components. smithicide;


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Post by: antmaster5000 on March 15, 2016, 10:27:26 PM
a fucking federal mortgage rules and regulation booklet as well as UST test prep with state components. smithicide;
that sounds horrid

there's some books i want to get my hands on but am unable to find in bangkok ;-;
mostly want to read more Huxley and I hear great things about The Culture series. Has anyone read it?


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Post by: Thyme on March 20, 2016, 11:10:01 AM
been casually reading console wars by blake harris
the kindle version was really cheap - actually i think it still is


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Post by: Thyme on March 21, 2016, 12:08:51 PM
just bought vonnegut's sirens of titan, which was on sale in the kindle store


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on March 22, 2016, 01:05:54 AM
just bought vonnegut's sirens of titan, which was on sale in the kindle store

sirens of titan is so great. vonnegut's first classic.


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Post by: antmaster5000 on March 22, 2016, 05:30:17 AM
hmmm i liked slaughterhouse v a lot (well what i understood i could probably read it again and get more out of it) and am curious about others

recommendations?

same with huxley, actually. island and brave new world are probably two of my favorite books and i haven't really heard anything about his other work. i tried to find some but no luck at the one english used book store in bkk ;-;


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on March 22, 2016, 07:07:35 AM
My suggestion for Vonnegut is to at least read Cat's Cradle. Granted, there's still a lot of his work I haven't read yet, but for what I have read, that one is easily my favorite.


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Post by: C.Mongler on March 22, 2016, 10:02:30 AM
just finished Brave New World for the first time in my life lol. it was pretty dang good, though it was kind of odd reading a 1930s view of a 2500s dysopian future in 2016. like the fact we have technology now that is just completely not in the scope of the worldview of the book. not that it's a bad thing and not that i didn't expect it, it's just silly to think of a music box as a FUTURE INVENTION when there's devices that are smaller than my dick now that can play music. i had the same problem watching soylent green the first time, for example. the themes were still quite relevant and interesting tho

next im probably gonna focus on playing Virtue's Last Reward on my 3ds since its basically a book in vidja form lol, then probably gonna knock out some of my graphic novel back log, probably Mizuki's Showa 3 next or maybe Birmant's Pablo



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Post by: Thyme on March 22, 2016, 12:32:28 PM
just bought vonnegut's sirens of titan, which was on sale in the kindle store

sirens of titan is so great. vonnegut's first classic.

yeah, i believe i added it to my wishlist per your recommendation lol


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Post by: antmaster5000 on March 22, 2016, 10:20:27 PM
yeah cats cradle has been recommended to me by other friends as well- i should really check it out

until then i'm reading "The New Media Monopoly" by Bagdikian
a book i was required to read for a journalism class years ago but never did but i kept it because it seemed interesting

so far it is mildly interesting


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Post by: Socks on March 25, 2016, 02:32:53 AM
technoploy by neil postman

and

amusing ourselves to death by neil postman

both fortell of doom due to modern society and the kinds of minds it creates.


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Post by: antmaster5000 on March 25, 2016, 03:59:50 AM
those sound like books i'd like
i'll investigate further


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on March 25, 2016, 06:33:48 PM
finished the first Foundation book today. finally. for some reason it took me weeks to actually start reading it at more than a snail's pace. i guess i just didn't much feel like reading this month.

anyway, i liked it quite a bit. if goodreads would let me, i'd give it 3.5 stars, but it won't so i just rounded it to 4. first and foremost, it's a really good example of excellent worldbuilding. through the various stories included in Foundation, Asimov really brings his settings and characters to life. though i have to admit that it took a while to get going - the first parts are a bit dull.

also, i see that for some reason silvertone really didn't like it:

(http://i.imgur.com/98y5QGc.png)


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Post by: antmaster5000 on March 25, 2016, 11:38:15 PM
Lol damn I loved foundation
That's the book that made me interested in sci-fi. I couldn't really get into the sequel's though. I think I got like half way through the prequel


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Post by: Socks on March 25, 2016, 11:48:59 PM
those sound like books i'd like
i'll investigate further

i would highly suggest them. short little books written well and in chapters but will definitely give perspective and understanding to some of our anxieties and uncertainties.


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Post by: SVT on March 27, 2016, 10:02:23 PM
finished the first Foundation book today. finally. for some reason it took me weeks to actually start reading it at more than a snail's pace. i guess i just didn't much feel like reading this month.

anyway, i liked it quite a bit. if goodreads would let me, i'd give it 3.5 stars, but it won't so i just rounded it to 4. first and foremost, it's a really good example of excellent worldbuilding. through the various stories included in Foundation, Asimov really brings his settings and characters to life. though i have to admit that it took a while to get going - the first parts are a bit dull.

also, i see that for some reason silvertone really didn't like it:

(http://i.imgur.com/98y5QGc.png)
i think I read too much scifi derivative of it, because i really hated how he built he worlds and wasn't a fan of the characters. I also didn't finish it but i wasn't into the plot itself. Honestly out of the big 3 scifi authors, only Clarke has shown any signs of literary merit IMO.

I also never been a fan of asimov as a person


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Post by: antmaster5000 on March 27, 2016, 10:36:11 PM
asimov heinlein and clarke?

i have read zero clarke but maybe i should

also silvertone you should check out some of asimov's short stories. i've found a lot of compilations at used book stores and i like them much better than is lengthy novels


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on March 27, 2016, 10:38:06 PM
oh he did space odyssey. never read that but prob should

also started reading breakfast of champions. wanted to read some vonnegut and this and timequake were the only ones at the used english book store. will probably check out timequake after i finish this.


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Post by: SVT on March 27, 2016, 10:55:34 PM
the book is just as good as the movie, makes a Hell A Lot More sense imo. they pair well.


vonnegut has some good stories, but if eel like if you read one you read em all. though i read a good short story by him the other day called the big space fuck.


you ever read in watermelon sugar? I imagine you might like it. It's highly surreal story, that isn't quite scifi or fantasy but sorta is. kinda feels like vonnegut too. i recommend it.


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Post by: antmaster5000 on March 27, 2016, 11:11:18 PM
ill add it to my ever expanding list that i have a real hard time fulfilling in thailand lol


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on April 07, 2016, 07:06:14 PM
Been reading What is the What. Really good so far


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on April 07, 2016, 10:46:25 PM
Been reading What is the What. Really good so far
hell yeah that is a good book


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Post by: antmaster5000 on April 12, 2016, 04:58:34 AM
finished breakfast of champions. Very good story

Started and am almost finished with cats cradle. Definitely a good story but not my favorite so far


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on April 12, 2016, 07:34:36 PM
been Reading the man who fell to earth, it's surprisingly good. feels like scifi that wouldn't be marketed as ... scifi but im only halfway through


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on April 13, 2016, 05:54:21 AM
been Reading the man who fell to earth, it's surprisingly good. feels like scifi that wouldn't be marketed as ... scifi but im only halfway through
SCIFI !!!!!

i just bought consider plebas by banks. first book in the culture series which is about a post-scarcity utopian society (thx wikipedia). sounded appealing hope i like it!

oh also finished cat's cradle. enjoyed it a lot. the ending was pretty damn crazy. i think i need to read up on some analysis because there were a lot of things that seemed like they might have gone over my head


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on April 13, 2016, 01:42:52 PM
the idea of liking breakfast of champions more than cat's cradle is absolute insanity but i'm at least glad you liked both


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on April 13, 2016, 02:01:29 PM
yeah even vonnegut said BoC was his 2nd least favorite book lol
hard to compare them since the stories are so different in how they're structured but in terms of pure enjoyment i think i liked BoC


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on April 19, 2016, 06:37:04 PM
finished What is the What

really fantastic book pls read


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on April 19, 2016, 11:11:37 PM
tell me why i should read it in a single sentence with two commas max hocuspocus;


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Post by: SVT on April 19, 2016, 11:27:55 PM
tell me why i should read it in a single sentence with two commas max hocuspocus;
it's about a black guy


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on April 19, 2016, 11:34:18 PM
sold!


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on April 21, 2016, 05:47:53 AM
i stopped reading the man who fell to earth and started reading damnation alley. i finished it last night, it was OK. zelazny is a Really Good Writer and i feel like he's kinda ignored. which sucks. imo.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on May 13, 2016, 12:11:17 AM
just finished the first two culture novels. liked them so much i forgot to post in this thread

consider phlebas
the first in the series, and is less about the culture itself and is rather a really solid scifi romp in a really solid universe. ive seen nerds online saying that you should skip this book (maybe because it doesn't actually take place in the culture) but I really enjoyed it and i think that it was a great prelude for the next book, just in terms of how the universe was laid out. really solid sci fi book with some really great ideas

the player of games[/i]
follows someone in the culture (the utopia that the series is mostly about) who is basically a scholarly "game master." very good and engaging, and you learn a lot about the culture and some other species. it got a little repetitive later on but i had a blast with it

maybe 20 pages into the 3rd book and it hasn't really gripped me like the first two did yet, but i've been busy w/ school so i can't really focus on it yet. many people say it is the best in the series though so im sure ill shy up to it

so far it is the most engaging and entertaining series i've read. about the same scale as dune but much more believable and interesting imo


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: القرقة on May 13, 2016, 03:49:00 AM
im reading cats cradle
its a creepy book


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on May 13, 2016, 04:26:51 AM
im reading cats cradle
its a creepy book

yeah it is rather creepy


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Post by: القرقة on May 15, 2016, 05:09:23 AM
im reading cats cradle
its a creepy book

yeah it is rather creepy
its happening
(http://i.imgur.com/2eYvpH5.png)
i used to be very into western mysticism and liked researching things like hasidic kabbalah (my ex was a hasidic jew and it bothered him i was so interested in his religion) but kinda stopped myself because new testament Christianity started to give me a lot of paranoia (i felt reassured reading nietzsche cos he targets this)
also i took a lot of acid and i freaked the fuck out and all of this was so terrifying
i kinda learned there was a reasoning why hasidic jews don't get taught about the talmund or the zohar or the kabbalah until late on

i replaced these with greek myth cos its a little bit more clearer and you kinda learn about Christian syncreticism along the way giving interesting ways of interpretation


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on May 26, 2016, 06:36:16 PM
i havent been able to finish a book lately


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on May 29, 2016, 01:54:57 PM
i just finished Fathers and Sons last night. it was good but i would have liked it more if the translation i had was a bit more accessible

but even then it's more interesting as a piece of russian history than as a "great classic book"


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on June 09, 2016, 06:07:21 PM
i've been slowly going through VALIS, it is difficult for someone like me with very little theological knowledge

and today i bought:

Roadmarks, by Roger Zelazny
The Decay of the Angel, by Yukio Mishima
Ringworld, by Larry Niven
Flow my Tears, the Policeman Said, by Phillip K. Dick
Everything is Illuminated, by Jonathan Foer


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on June 09, 2016, 06:18:15 PM
decay of an angel is the foruth book in a seires. you read the others??


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Post by: Rin Hoshizora on June 09, 2016, 08:11:30 PM
decay of an angel is the foruth book in a seires. you read the others??

nope i didn't know that before i bought it lol, oh well. i'll get the other three asap


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on June 09, 2016, 08:16:51 PM
spring snow [first book] is the weakest, but essential for setting everything up.

runaway horses is #1 book and my favorite yukio book
temple of dawn is really good

decay of angel is good, but not as good as the other 2 but sitll great. depressing af.  but the whole serie//teraollogy w/e is juts #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love it.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on June 09, 2016, 09:05:57 PM
i've been slowly going through VALIS, it is difficult for someone like me with very little theological knowledge
valis took me forever to get through
i had the same problem but once you get farther to the end it kind of works out anyway


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on June 10, 2016, 01:45:33 PM
spring snow [first book] is the weakest, but essential for setting everything up.

runaway horses is #1 book and my favorite yukio book
temple of dawn is really good

decay of angel is good, but not as good as the other 2 but sitll great. depressing af.  but the whole serie//teraollogy w/e is juts #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love it.
let me clarify that runaway horses is the second book in the series, but first in my heart


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on June 17, 2016, 08:34:58 PM
got some more books today. unfortunately could not find the rest of the books in the aforementioned yukio series, so i'll just buy those online or smth

got some other good stuff tho:

Second Foundation, by Isaac Asimov
Crashlander, by Larry Niven
Silence, by Shusaku Endo
The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro
Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Big Goop on August 06, 2016, 12:16:33 AM
Anybody here ever read Ready Player One?



Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on August 06, 2016, 04:12:50 AM
Anybody here ever read Ready Player One?


yeah thought it was really good
parts of it are kind of cheesy (it compares itself to future harry potter or something stupid) but i really liked the overall setting and plot. very easy read too


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on August 06, 2016, 06:04:00 AM
i read Atomised by Michel Houllbecq and it rules even w/ it's weirdo ending. Narrator kinda rants on and on, i get taht he's trying to show the thought patterns of the main chars, but it sometimes it's just Like OK mang We Get It.


tried moravagine, got halfway through, and going to put it on hold because im not getting too into it. I think 2 much frenchie ....overloaded.



currently reading JUNKY by burroughs. "Is Good"-  me on it so far.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on August 06, 2016, 04:27:30 PM
i saw you recommended Junky to me on GR silvertone, but do you think i'll like it much if i thought Naked Lunch was just okay? Naked Lunch was way too drug-addled and nonsensical for me, good writing style notwithstanding


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on August 07, 2016, 02:57:51 AM
it's nothing like naked lunch.

it's more autobiographical and prior to the discovery of the Cut Up Method. it also doesnt have any pulp/dada/scifi influences that he adopted later on. no transmutation, no experimentation. just straight facts.


i love the ending, mostly because of how screwy it is.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Socks on October 03, 2016, 12:32:27 AM
geuys i got norwegian wood by murakami, they didn't have south of the border, west of the sun. also got animal farm by orwell.


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on October 03, 2016, 02:17:15 AM
animal farm is really rad. i enjoyed that book alot in middle school though i can't tell you details about it now. definitely need to reread.

Orwell wrote a really great essay called Killing an Elephant or something that was about a situation when he was stationed in India (iirc). I wholeheartedly recommend checking it out.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on October 15, 2016, 08:02:39 PM
got some books while i was out today.

Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
Junky, by William Burroughs
Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe
The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on October 15, 2016, 08:05:02 PM
Things Fall Apart is so god damn good. I read that book like 5 times in high school


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on October 15, 2016, 08:10:44 PM
The other night i finished Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto. It was a really sweet book that a lot of people might find cheesy for its hyper-romantic descriptive language, but I found it really endearing. Very thoughtful little book about love and loss.

Before that was Roadmarks, by Roger Zelazny. It was mostly just ok. It had a lot of potential but it was mostly a weird confusing mess tbh. I'm going to assume his other, more well-known works are better.

Aaaand before that I read Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, by Haruki Murakami. It was a lot like Kafka on the Shore. I'm pretty biased toward Murakami so I really enjoyed it, but I do think it's one of the worse books of his I've read.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on October 15, 2016, 08:11:14 PM
Things Fall Apart is so god damn good. I read that book like 5 times in high school

yeah i've heard it's amazing. my girlfriend actually had to read it in school, apparently it's not an uncommon curriculum book


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on October 15, 2016, 10:55:32 PM
giving up on the cryptomicon
good book but i keep losing interest on and off and am only on page 250/1100 and i just want to read something that doesnt feel like a chore again :(


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on October 21, 2016, 07:31:06 PM
i started Everything Is Illuminated and idk not really feeling it so far

also at my job one of the managers is affiliated with some charity or something and one of the ways she raises a pittance of money is by selling donated books for a quarter a piece in the breakroom. and there was Contact and Dead Man's Walk so i got those

unfortunately they are both those shitty "now a major motion picture" etc. editions with the actors on the cover but for a quarter a piece i'm not complaining


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on October 21, 2016, 07:57:34 PM
read the newest murakami book (also my first murakami), colorless tsukuru

wasn't the best story or book but damn was it engaging. first time i've ever read a whole book in a day. i felt like the main character was very relatable and even his plight was somewhat relatable. deifnitely want to read more murakami now


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on October 21, 2016, 08:22:56 PM
read the newest murakami book (also my first murakami), colorless tsukuru

wasn't the best story or book but damn was it engaging. first time i've ever read a whole book in a day. i felt like the main character was very relatable and even his plight was somewhat relatable. deifnitely want to read more murakami now

read wind-up bird chronicle


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Post by: Thyme on November 12, 2016, 10:57:40 PM
just bought vonnegut's sirens of titan, which was on sale in the kindle store

sirens of titan is so great. vonnegut's first classic.

yeah, i believe i added it to my wishlist per your recommendation lol

ITT thyme is a very slow reader
i've been reading it mostly while waiting at concerts
i'm like 85% done

i like it but it's really weird to me, this is my first vonnegut novel and i'm not sure i like his style all that much goowan

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Post by: Thyme on November 12, 2016, 10:59:11 PM
also i just bought cryptonomicon which was on sale on the kindle store

i wonder if boyah will still be here when i finish it in three years goowan


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on November 13, 2016, 12:34:14 AM
just bought vonnegut's sirens of titan, which was on sale in the kindle store

sirens of titan is so great. vonnegut's first classic.

yeah, i believe i added it to my wishlist per your recommendation lol

ITT thyme is a very slow reader
i've been reading it mostly while waiting at concerts
i'm like 85% done

i like it but it's really weird to me, this is my first vonnegut novel and i'm not sure i like his style all that much goowan

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that's your first one? i would have suggested starting with cat's cradle as it's less hard sci-fi, but i really love sirens of titan too so idk


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on November 13, 2016, 02:26:16 AM
also i just bought cryptonomicon which was on sale on the kindle store

i wonder if boyah will still be here when i finish it in three years goowan
hey i started that

it was very good but i kind of lost interest like 1/3rd of the way through
neat book to that point, though. i'll probably give it another shot someday


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on November 29, 2016, 01:27:15 AM
im read Titus Groan. Great A++++ so far.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: reefer on March 12, 2017, 07:55:00 PM
almost finished ready player one by Ernest Cline. is pretty darn enjoyable.

(http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/ready-player-one-book-cover.jpg)

you guys reading anything now?


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on March 12, 2017, 11:51:47 PM
i was reading Raymond Carver's "Cathedral" short story collection but i finished it yesterday


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on March 21, 2017, 10:14:31 PM
Finally got into the 3rd book in the culture series after a handful of attempts. Digging it a lot so far- you guys should check the series out if you like utopian scifi


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on March 21, 2017, 11:04:18 PM
picked up a few books today

Milan Kundera - The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Thomas Pynchon - The Crying of Lot 49
Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina

and some Jack London collection that includes The Call of the Wild, The Sea Wolf, White Fang, and a few other things


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: YPargh on April 05, 2017, 04:14:48 PM
I bought bury my heart at wounded knee but I've yet to read it blah


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on April 06, 2017, 12:33:19 AM
just finished No Longer Human wrench;


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on April 14, 2017, 05:53:24 PM
finished reading God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

very good book, but several of Vonnegut's other books are better, like Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, and Sirens of Titan


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Post by: ƕɾο on June 03, 2017, 05:44:47 AM
god I don't think I've read a full book in like 6 years
I have Wind-up Bird Chronicle and House of Leaves, I really should get on those


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on July 18, 2017, 11:52:26 PM
PA libraries have cramped my reading. how tf does oregon have better libs than PA...


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on July 22, 2017, 04:18:52 PM
i've really slowed down on my reading. there's no way i'll come even close to my Goodreads goal for this year


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on July 22, 2017, 06:39:12 PM
ive only been able to read books with short chapters in them lately. i feel like i dunt got any time for long stuff anymor,e or i should at this moment


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on July 22, 2017, 06:39:41 PM
[pls recommend me books like dis, no vonnegut]


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on July 22, 2017, 10:31:37 PM
have u read the road


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on July 23, 2017, 10:23:15 AM
i think i actually just bought that book


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Post by: Big Goop on August 23, 2017, 06:33:04 PM
So, I don't wanna search through old posts, but I know a few of you read Ready Player One

Is it worth $10?


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on August 23, 2017, 06:38:22 PM
please...


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on August 23, 2017, 06:39:39 PM
just get that one from the library!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on November 11, 2017, 06:47:46 PM
got some books today

Robert Heinlein - Starship Troopers
John Brunner - The Tides of Time
Tim O'Brien - The Things They Carried
Ray Bradbury - The Martian Chronicles
Tom Robbins - Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Marilynne Robinson - Gilead


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Post by: antmaster5000 on November 11, 2017, 08:16:09 PM
So, I don't wanna search through old posts, but I know a few of you read Ready Player One

Is it worth $10?
yeah i enjoyed it. very fast read though it prob would be a good library book


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: Rin Hoshizora on December 12, 2017, 05:17:33 PM
recently read The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury. its a series of short stories that are loosely connected. and it was fantastic. Bradbury might have been a better short story writer than a novelist tbh


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on December 13, 2017, 03:24:23 PM
recently read The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury. its a series of short stories that are loosely connected. and it was fantastic. Bradbury might have been a better short story writer than a novelist tbh
Oh hey my dad and gf read those and LOVED them. I should check em out


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Post by: C.Mongler on December 13, 2017, 03:49:19 PM
yo ihavent read a book in like 4 fucking years, whats the best shit thats come out recently that i should read you nerds


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: SVT on December 13, 2017, 07:03:57 PM
yo ihavent read a book in like 4 fucking years, whats the best shit thats come out recently that i should read you nerds
submission by houlebecq


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on December 14, 2017, 01:00:09 AM
yo ihavent read a book in like 4 fucking years, whats the best shit thats come out recently that i should read you nerds
read something out of the culture series (the 2nd book is tight)


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on January 12, 2018, 12:43:01 PM
Need recommendations for an engaging book for my 8 hours of bus riding this weekend

I'll read anything- lay em on me


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Post by: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on January 12, 2018, 09:37:30 PM
Need recommendations for an engaging book for my 8 hours of bus riding this weekend

I'll read anything- lay em on me
read the man who was thursday

or the road.


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Post by: reefer on February 03, 2018, 02:41:33 AM
So, I don't wanna search through old posts, but I know a few of you read Ready Player One

Is it worth $10?
yeah i enjoyed it. very fast read though it prob would be a good library book
I loved the book, was fun even if it was kind of a mad lib. I really want to see the movie though Spielberg doesn't excite me.


Title: Re: Books - check them out
Post by: antmaster5000 on March 07, 2018, 09:52:16 PM
just finished American Gods

10/10 book wish i had read it sooner. not usually the kind of book that i go after but i thoroughly enjoyed it