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Title: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Jan 16, 2006, 02:42 AM
Mmmm, feel like threading tonight, and I always thought this board was lacking a thread about books...

So what book are you currently reading ?

For me, it's Chuck Palahniuk's Stranger than fiction.
Title: The books thread
Post by: Mei on Jan 16, 2006, 02:47 AM
Memoirs of a Geisha  8) .. I'm actually re-reading it. I saw the movie and felt the book was much better because they cut out a lot of the scenes..
Title: The books thread
Post by: TheProzacFairy on Jan 16, 2006, 02:50 AM
ooo i want to read that book too and see the movie.
I'm reading the 4th Harry Potter book right now  8) hell yeah lol
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Post by: hydroponic82 on Jan 16, 2006, 02:51 AM
harry potter books are a tool of satan..


im reading stephen kings misery.
every book i have ever read always sucks as a movie.
Title: The books thread
Post by: ToneDef on Jan 16, 2006, 02:52 AM
The making of Scarface.
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Post by: Jerry_Curls on Jan 16, 2006, 02:58 AM
Finished reading Heart of Darkness.

Now onto "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind- Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth"
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Post by: indychino on Jan 16, 2006, 03:24 AM
I just finished Stephen Kings Dark Tower series.

Fucking excellant. Seven big books...but well worth it.

AND Anthony Keidis' autobiography - Scar Tissue. Proves Flea is the greatest person EVER.
Title: The books thread
Post by: CentralIllNoise on Jan 16, 2006, 04:05 AM
not reading anything cause i'll have a ton of school shit to read starting tomorrow

couple favortie books though are:
A Clockwork Orange-Anthony Burgess
The Damnation Game-Clive Barker
Harrington on Hold 'Em-Dan Harrington
Moneyball-Michael Lewis
Title: The books thread
Post by: TheProzacFairy on Jan 16, 2006, 04:18 AM
Quote from: "hydroponic82"
harry potter books are a tool of satan..

 :twisted:

im reading stephen kings misery.
every book i have ever read always sucks as a movie.
Title: The books thread
Post by: fightclubche on Jan 16, 2006, 05:28 AM
I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max
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Post by: lithium royalty on Jan 16, 2006, 05:32 AM
not reading anything right now.

last book was lunar park by brett easton ellis. highly recommend that to any fan of his.

i also recommend douglas adams to everyone, hes a hero of mine, and one the greatest science fictional authors of all time.
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Post by: manic_bastard on Jan 16, 2006, 05:36 AM
i wrote and read a book called "Deceptions Of Perplexing Annoyances Between Marxists And The Legion Of Lesbians" and i was pretty impressed.
Title: The books thread
Post by: defskull on Jan 16, 2006, 06:27 AM
Finally reading the Da Vinci Code. It's great so far.
Title: The books thread
Post by: MyRibItsBroke on Jan 16, 2006, 06:35 AM
i've been reading kafka. crazy, weird, short stories.
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Post by: no name cola on Jan 16, 2006, 07:01 AM
i just finished "Burning In Water, Drowning In Flame" by Charles Bukowski

next im going to read some Hemmingway.
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Post by: Moz La Punk on Jan 16, 2006, 07:05 AM
Quote from: "indychino"
I just finished Stephen Kings Dark Tower series.


One of my fave series.
Title: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Jan 16, 2006, 07:17 AM
Quote from: "MyRibItsBroke"
i've been reading kafka. crazy, weird, short stories.


I've only read The Metamorphisis by him and found it depressing. Liked it, but depressing.

Can anyone recommend something in the style of David Sedaris?
Title: The books thread
Post by: MyRibItsBroke on Jan 16, 2006, 07:20 AM
Quote from: "Jerry_Curls"
Quote from: "MyRibItsBroke"
i've been reading kafka. crazy, weird, short stories.


I've only read The Metamorphisis by him and found it depressing. Liked it, but depressing.

Can anyone recommend something in the style of David Sedaris?


david sedaris is awesome. i need to get a couple of his collections.
Title: The books thread
Post by: yoda on mars on Jan 16, 2006, 10:34 AM
"Master And Margerita" (I donno if taht's the english title)

I was suposed to rread it in high school but I didn't like it then. now, I'm impressed.
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 16, 2006, 10:47 AM
Fuck books. i dont even know how to read. i know you all wanna be like me.
Title: The books thread
Post by: TheProzacFairy on Jan 16, 2006, 10:52 AM
Hooked on Phonics
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Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 16, 2006, 10:53 AM
hooked on chronic.
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Post by: TheProzacFairy on Jan 16, 2006, 10:54 AM
That helps too  8)
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Post by: hydroponic82 on Jan 16, 2006, 10:57 AM
hooked on both.



and ketamine.
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Post by: Mazzy on Jan 16, 2006, 10:57 AM
I'm reading Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky.

Quote from: "no name cola"
i just finished "Burning In Water, Drowning In Flame" by Charles Bukowski


...is love.
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 16, 2006, 10:59 AM
Charles buk is the motherfuckin man.
Title: The books thread
Post by: yoda on mars on Jan 16, 2006, 11:04 AM
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
Fuck books. i dont even know how to read. i know you all wanna be like me.


you're ali g fan... :roll:
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 16, 2006, 11:06 AM
Quote from: "yoda on mars"
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
Fuck books. i dont even know how to read. i know you all wanna be like me.


you're ali g fan... :roll:


you are jim hendrix fan.
Title: The books thread
Post by: yoda on mars on Jan 16, 2006, 11:12 AM
by saying that you hate books you've shown how primitive you are.

sorry to say that...

I hate when someone say sth like that.
Title: The books thread
Post by: hydroponic82 on Jan 16, 2006, 11:13 AM
yea ATF that fucker stole my skee-lo.

biter.
Title: The books thread
Post by: TheProzacFairy on Jan 16, 2006, 11:14 AM
He stole all my panties
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 16, 2006, 11:14 AM
Quote from: "yoda on mars"
by saying that you hate books you've shown how primitive you are.

sorry to say that...

I hate when someone say sth like that.


Man its funny you take that shit seriously, alls i do is read, my dad is an english major, why do you think i say the shit i say. im gonna help you out for takin shit to seriously, i dedicate the song lotion to you.

"It's so funny how you think I'm so serious
But that's not it
The thing is I don't give enough just to give a fuck
It's just plain boring, and you bore me asleep!"
Title: The books thread
Post by: yoda on mars on Jan 16, 2006, 11:17 AM
Quote from: "hydroponic82"
yea ATF that fucker stole my skee-lo.

biter.


skee-lo? wtf is that?
Title: The books thread
Post by: hydroponic82 on Jan 16, 2006, 11:20 AM
thats american talk (smart)

you Euros wouldnt understand
Title: The books thread
Post by: yoda on mars on Jan 16, 2006, 11:21 AM
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
Quote from: "yoda on mars"
by saying that you hate books you've shown how primitive you are.

sorry to say that...

I hate when someone say sth like that.


Man its funny you take that shit seriously, alls i do is read, my dad is an english major, why do you think i say the shit i say. im gonna help you out for takin shit to seriously, i dedicate the song lotion to you.

"It's so funny how you think I'm so serious
But that's not it
The thing is I don't give enough just to give a fuck
It's just plain boring, and you bore me asleep!"


ooops... ok  :oops:

I'll go to my room and gonna cry cry now.
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 16, 2006, 11:37 AM
Quote from: "yoda on mars"
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
Quote from: "yoda on mars"
by saying that you hate books you've shown how primitive you are.

sorry to say that...

I hate when someone say sth like that.


Man its funny you take that shit seriously, alls i do is read, my dad is an english major, why do you think i say the shit i say. im gonna help you out for takin shit to seriously, i dedicate the song lotion to you.

"It's so funny how you think I'm so serious
But that's not it
The thing is I don't give enough just to give a fuck
It's just plain boring, and you bore me asleep!"


ooops... ok  :oops:

I'll go to my room and gonna cry cry now.


i didnt mean to hurt your feelings.
Title: The books thread
Post by: hydroponic82 on Jan 16, 2006, 11:38 AM
he once dropped a cigar ash on my carpet.
and i made him pick it up.................










with his anus.
Title: The books thread
Post by: minus_blindfold on Jan 16, 2006, 11:44 AM
Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz
Title: The books thread
Post by: Mei on Jan 16, 2006, 11:46 AM
Quote from: "minus_blindfold"
Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz


I just finished "Seize the night" by him not too long ago.. very good book/author. Good choice  8)
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 16, 2006, 11:50 AM
dean koontz is a good man.
Title: The books thread
Post by: minus_blindfold on Jan 16, 2006, 01:03 PM
if you havent read life expectancy then u should. im really enjoying it!

i finished the da vinci code 2 weeks ago. what did people think bout that. i personally really liked it. it didnt let me down
Title: The books thread
Post by: Azwethinkweiz on Jan 16, 2006, 01:14 PM
Lately i'm reading Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis.

Great book.
Title: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Jan 16, 2006, 05:05 PM
Quote from: "Mazzy"
I'm reading Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky.


That's a fucking great book... I loved it very very much...
Title: The books thread
Post by: Martin on Jan 16, 2006, 06:41 PM
Currently got reading a book on memory, and how to boost it (one in the vast collection of '....for dummies'). Got that, and a book to increase your reading capasity, today from the liberary (sp).
Title: The books thread
Post by: TheProzacFairy on Jan 16, 2006, 07:09 PM
Quote from: "hydroponic82"
he once dropped a cigar ash on my carpet.
and i made him pick it up.................










with his anus.



LMAO!!!  :lol:
Title: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jan 16, 2006, 09:06 PM
i finished dark tower part 3 this morning, it was excellent.  and i started cabal by clive barker later on.  i work in a bookshop aswell, it's awesome 80% of the time.
Title: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Jan 16, 2006, 11:08 PM
Quote from: "hydroponic82"
harry potter books are a tool of satan..
 


! Seriously..

I'm reading a german book right now and I'm too lazy to search for the english title.. It's about 'education for all circumstances'. :roll: Haha, it's written really cool..
Title: The books thread
Post by: defskull on Jan 17, 2006, 12:46 AM
Quote from: "minus_blindfold"
if you havent read life expectancy then u should. im really enjoying it!

i finished the da vinci code 2 weeks ago. what did people think bout that. i personally really liked it. it didnt let me down



I've got about 20 pages left. It's a great book and I'm glad it's being made into a movie. Can't wait for it.
Title: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jan 17, 2006, 09:29 PM
Quote from: "minus_blindfold"
if you havent read life expectancy then u should. im really enjoying it!

i finished the da vinci code 2 weeks ago. what did people think bout that. i personally really liked it. it didnt let me down


the da vinci isn't very good, pretty avergae to be honest, like dean koontz.  but despite it being average, it's still fun to read, it's not amazing literature, it's just fun.
Title: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Jan 17, 2006, 10:23 PM
Quote from: "BigDave"
the da vinci isn't very good, pretty avergae to be honest, like dean koontz.  but despite it being average, it's still fun to read, it's not amazing literature, it's just fun.


My thoughts exactly...
Title: The books thread
Post by: indychino on Jan 17, 2006, 10:33 PM
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
Fuck books. i dont even know how to read. i know you all wanna be like me.


Bro...your the best. But maybe you should learn to read...ever heard of evolution>!?!?!?!?!?!

You could grow into a monkey
Title: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jan 17, 2006, 11:04 PM
reading has nothing to do with the evolutionary processes.
Title: The books thread
Post by: indychino on Jan 17, 2006, 11:09 PM
Quote from: "vida_mae"
reading has nothing to do with the evolutionary processes.


Of course it does...Not as in growing flippers/hair on toes etc etc.

But how are you supposed to evolve if you don't stretch the brain?
Title: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jan 17, 2006, 11:16 PM
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
reading has nothing to do with the evolutionary processes.


Of course it does...Not as in growing flippers/hair on toes etc etc.

But how are you supposed to evolve if you don't stretch the brain?


you mean civilization.. not evolution.
Title: The books thread
Post by: indychino on Jan 17, 2006, 11:22 PM
Quote from: "vida_mae"
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
reading has nothing to do with the evolutionary processes.


Of course it does...Not as in growing flippers/hair on toes etc etc.

But how are you supposed to evolve if you don't stretch the brain?


you mean civilization.. not evolution.


yeah Ok...you got me.

Ive had chocolate for breakfast again
Title: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jan 17, 2006, 11:36 PM
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
reading has nothing to do with the evolutionary processes.


Of course it does...Not as in growing flippers/hair on toes etc etc.

But how are you supposed to evolve if you don't stretch the brain?


you mean civilization.. not evolution.


yeah Ok...you got me.

Ive had chocolate for breakfast again


im sorry, i had to go there.. people get things confused with evolution all the time, and it drives me crazy... and ive read lots by darwin.. and this
guy named david buss... he wrote a book about the stratagies of human mating, and desire.. its such a good book, i got it at this bargin books store.. it was like five dollars or so... but its bad ass because it tells you what makes you attractive to mates, and how it is from evolution...

and chocolate is good.. it has lots of antioxidants.. and some kind of chemical in it.. but you have to eat the darkest chocolates, not cheap milk choclate, its filled with waxes. the real stuff is awesome, and is somewhat of a drug.. i read that the world is running out of real chocolate.. you know the plants they make it from arent growing... it kind of reminds me of 1984.. how great to mention in the book thread.
Title: The books thread
Post by: indychino on Jan 17, 2006, 11:40 PM
Quote from: "vida_mae"
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
reading has nothing to do with the evolutionary processes.


Of course it does...Not as in growing flippers/hair on toes etc etc.

But how are you supposed to evolve if you don't stretch the brain?


you mean civilization.. not evolution.


yeah Ok...you got me.

Ive had chocolate for breakfast again


im sorry, i had to go there.. people get things confused with evolution all the time, and it drives me crazy... and ive read lots by darwin.. and this
guy named david buss... he wrote a book about the stratagies of human mating, and desire.. its such a good book, i got it at this bargin books store.. it was like five dollars or so... but its bad ass because it tells you what makes you attractive to mates, and how it is from evolution...


Whats the book? I love reading about natural selection etc. Just amazes me. Beats the shit outta this creation mumbo jumbo...

BTW Is it true that in biology books in the States they have little disclaimers about evolution being a theory.

I saw this Docomentary about it...shocked the living hell outta me
Title: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jan 17, 2006, 11:46 PM
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
reading has nothing to do with the evolutionary processes.


Of course it does...Not as in growing flippers/hair on toes etc etc.

But how are you supposed to evolve if you don't stretch the brain?


you mean civilization.. not evolution.


yeah Ok...you got me.

Ive had chocolate for breakfast again


im sorry, i had to go there.. people get things confused with evolution all the time, and it drives me crazy... and ive read lots by darwin.. and this
guy named david buss... he wrote a book about the stratagies of human mating, and desire.. its such a good book, i got it at this bargin books store.. it was like five dollars or so... but its bad ass because it tells you what makes you attractive to mates, and how it is from evolution...


Whats the book? I love reading about natural selection etc. Just amazes me. Beats the shit outta this creation mumbo jumbo...

BTW Is it true that in biology books in the States they have little disclaimers about evolution being a theory.

I saw this Docomentary about it...shocked the living hell outta me


 well if you seen a documentary on it.. it must be true.  :lol: jk! yes, and for the record, evolution is a theory.. but gravity is still a theory as well...

i havent seen a disclaimer in any of my books, i will check. thats interesting.. but there is a lot of contraversy in american public schools abouy  teaching creationism from what i understand they must also teach evolutionism..

the book is The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating, and its david buss, hes wrote A LOT of awesome books, and is a evolutionary psychology professer at u of texas
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Post by: fightclubche on Jan 17, 2006, 11:47 PM
Also the fact that creationism got dismissed, people tried to push the "intelligent design" theory.
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Post by: indychino on Jan 17, 2006, 11:49 PM
Quote from: "fightclubche"
Also the fact that creationism got dismissed, people tried to push the "intelligent design" theory.

I heard that, Im not to sure what Intelligent Design is though.

Is it like the strong will survive? As in the best out of a species lives and the weakest can't mate so dies?
Title: The books thread
Post by: indychino on Jan 17, 2006, 11:52 PM
well if you seen a documentary on it.. it must be true.  :lol: jk! yes, and for the record, evolution is a theory.. but gravity is still a theory as well...

i havent seen a disclaimer in any of my books, i will check. thats interesting.. but there is a lot of contraversy in american public schools abouy  teaching creationism from what i understand they must also teach evolutionism..
[/quote]

The Doc was really cool. Had teachers from both sides of the fence defending their own beleifs. It said neither was right or wrong and pretty much said that both should be offered and let the kids decide
Title: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jan 17, 2006, 11:55 PM
Quote from: "indychino"
well if you seen a documentary on it.. it must be true.  :lol: jk! yes, and for the record, evolution is a theory.. but gravity is still a theory as well...

i havent seen a disclaimer in any of my books, i will check. thats interesting.. but there is a lot of contraversy in american public schools abouy  teaching creationism from what i understand they must also teach evolutionism..


The Doc was really cool. Had teachers from both sides of the fence defending their own beleifs. It said neither was right or wrong and pretty much said that both should be offered and let the kids decide[/quote]

wait, are you talking about that book the monkey trials?
Title: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jan 17, 2006, 11:56 PM
Quote from: "fightclubche"
Also the fact that creationism got dismissed, people tried to push the "intelligent design" theory.


there's not a thing intelligent about you.. fuck that theory.
Title: The books thread
Post by: indychino on Jan 18, 2006, 12:00 AM
Quote from: "vida_mae"
wait, are you talking about that book the monkey trials?


I don't know what it was called but it was hosted by Penn and Teller (sic)
Title: The books thread
Post by: indychino on Jan 18, 2006, 12:01 AM
Quote from: "vida_mae"
wait, are you talking about that book the monkey trials?


I don't know what it was called but it was hosted by Penn and Teller (sic)
Title: The books thread
Post by: deftoneskid144 on Jan 18, 2006, 12:04 AM
Quote from: "alimei"
Memoirs of a Geisha  8) .. I'm actually re-reading it. I saw the movie and felt the book was much better because they cut out a lot of the scenes..


im almost done reading that now, i seriously cant put it down.
Title: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jan 18, 2006, 12:05 AM
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
wait, are you talking about that book the monkey trials?


I don't know what it was called but it was hosted by Penn and Teller (sic)


hmm.  :lol:  thats not it. the monkey trials is a about evolution and creationism, and was like a ground breaking law suit.. because this teacher taught evolution and got arrested.. i had this book recommended by a teacher to read.. its alright.
Title: The books thread
Post by: indychino on Jan 18, 2006, 12:09 AM
Quote from: "vida_mae"
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
wait, are you talking about that book the monkey trials?


I don't know what it was called but it was hosted by Penn and Teller (sic)


hmm.  :lol:  thats not it. the monkey trials is a about evolution and creationism, and was like a ground breaking law suit.. because this teacher taught evolution and got arrested.. i had this book recommended by a teacher to read.. its alright.


I think this guy was on it. His school attacked him hard for saying that we came from single cells etc.

Is he bald on top (I know that a dumb question, but if it is I want to get the book...I fell in love with this guy)
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Post by: vida_mae on Jan 18, 2006, 12:11 AM
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
wait, are you talking about that book the monkey trials?


I don't know what it was called but it was hosted by Penn and Teller (sic)


hmm.  :lol:  thats not it. the monkey trials is a about evolution and creationism, and was like a ground breaking law suit.. because this teacher taught evolution and got arrested.. i had this book recommended by a teacher to read.. its alright.


I think this guy was on it. His school attacked him hard for saying that we came from single cells etc.

Is he bald on top (I know that a dumb question, but if it is I want to get the book...I fell in love with this guy)


 :lol: umm i dont think so.. this happend like in the turn of the century, like 1900's.. wait, i will google it.. 1925. they were real trials that happen... his name was John Scopes according to the site.
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Post by: indychino on Jan 18, 2006, 12:28 AM
uhhh Ok might not be the same guy (or he has some hardcore dedication to teaching).

Im gonna get the book though. Cheers for that. Im on the last page of Scar Tissue by Anthony Keidi anyways...
Title: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jan 18, 2006, 12:31 AM
Quote from: "indychino"
uhhh Ok might not be the same guy (or he has some hardcore dedication to teaching).

Im gonna get the book though. Cheers for that. Im on the last page of Scar Tissue by Anthony Keidi anyways...


how was that, i heard it sucked. well i read the reviews, and they werent that good.. and then i saw it on sale, at a bookstore, i figured it must not be that good... i seen dylans new book out too... have you read that?


im sorry, but i cant wait to comment on your reply,  :x but it was nice talking to you about evolution, :lol:  and hopefully we talk more later! toodles!
Title: The books thread
Post by: indychino on Jan 18, 2006, 12:36 AM
Quote from: "vida_mae"
Quote from: "indychino"
uhhh Ok might not be the same guy (or he has some hardcore dedication to teaching).

Im gonna get the book though. Cheers for that. Im on the last page of Scar Tissue by Anthony Keidi anyways...


how was that, i heard it sucked. well i read the reviews, and they werent that good.. and then i saw it on sale, at a bookstore, i figured it must not be that good... i seen dylans new book out too... have you read that?


I loved it. He's egotistical as fuck and he's a bit of a dick against women, but he's lead a amazing life and gives a massive amount of insight into Flea and John Fruscante.

There are some classic moments. Flea and Anthony had a tandam bike that they rode around LA and one day they where smashed, riding around smoking a joint and Anthony noticed the bike starting to swerve, looked behind him and Flea had passed out.

He does have a weird writing style...but he is very honest about everything.

Nah I have't read Dylans. I want to read Motley Crues Dirt though...looks dirty
Title: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jan 18, 2006, 12:46 AM
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
Quote from: "indychino"
uhhh Ok might not be the same guy (or he has some hardcore dedication to teaching).

Im gonna get the book though. Cheers for that. Im on the last page of Scar Tissue by Anthony Keidi anyways...


how was that, i heard it sucked. well i read the reviews, and they werent that good.. and then i saw it on sale, at a bookstore, i figured it must not be that good... i seen dylans new book out too... have you read that?


I loved it. He's egotistical as fuck and he's a bit of a dick against women, but he's lead a amazing life and gives a massive amount of insight into Flea and John Fruscante.

There are some classic moments. Flea and Anthony had a tandam bike that they rode around LA and one day they where smashed, riding around smoking a joint and Anthony noticed the bike starting to swerve, looked behind him and Flea had passed out.

He does have a weird writing style...but he is very honest about everything.

Nah I have't read Dylans. I want to read Motley Crues Dirt though...looks dirty


really.. wow, it sounds good. I did a painting of John, well it was actually an oil pastel.. im not really into the band, or no much about him.. but i saw and image of him in a magazine, and he looked just like my dad, and my dad wasnt around, so i used that picture of fustacante to model from...and it turned out really cool, because i added like, stars around in his hair, and this peice was apart of my art portfolio so it helped me land a scholarship in my art school... hmm. i think i will read the book after all.. but i only seen the band once..and they played with the mars volta!!  it was so fun! and of course great music...
Title: The books thread
Post by: indychino on Jan 18, 2006, 01:14 AM
man, don't start me on the Volta...I love them. Made me rethink my whole approach to guitar

Im going to see them in 4 days at Big Day Out.

There was a rumor going round that Jon Fruscante was showing up and dueling with Omar...but I can't really see them traveling down here for that.

i love John Fruscante! He has a really unique style...his art is fucked up too, really abstract.
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 18, 2006, 01:24 AM
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
reading has nothing to do with the evolutionary processes.


Of course it does...Not as in growing flippers/hair on toes etc etc.

But how are you supposed to evolve if you don't stretch the brain?



stimulate your brain with cannabinoids.
Title: The books thread
Post by: indychino on Jan 18, 2006, 01:28 AM
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
reading has nothing to do with the evolutionary processes.


Of course it does...Not as in growing flippers/hair on toes etc etc.

But how are you supposed to evolve if you don't stretch the brain?



stimulate your brain with cannabinoids.


Yeah I like to think of weed as my own little thinking triggerpad.

You get stoned write the best riffs ever...then forget them
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 18, 2006, 01:31 AM
Not me.
Title: The books thread
Post by: TheProzacFairy on Jan 18, 2006, 10:18 AM
Jenna Jamesons autobiography is an awesome read!
Title: The books thread
Post by: hydroponic82 on Jan 18, 2006, 10:29 AM
her hardcore lesbian pornos are 10 XXX times better.
Title: The books thread
Post by: hydroponic82 on Jan 18, 2006, 10:33 AM
Should I ignore your fashion,
Or go buy the book?



naw serious shit, im comin out with a book of my own poetry . im meeting with a publisher tommorow. if you want a sneakie look in the poetry section. its ace i tell ya . ace.
Title: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jan 18, 2006, 05:32 PM
really? interesting..who is publishing it and where? im actually trying to get some stuff to be looked at by publishers, and score a book deal... i need to get my shit together, and start working harder on this... :x  
Title: The books thread
Post by: black coffee on Jan 18, 2006, 05:36 PM
the reader by bernhard schlink.
Title: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jan 18, 2006, 08:00 PM
Quote from: "vida_mae"
really? interesting..who is publishing it and where? im actually trying to get some stuff to be looked at by publishers, and score a book deal... i need to get my shit together, and start working harder on this... :x  


what kind of stuff do you write?  maybe one day i'll send some of my short stories to a publisher, but i've got years to do that.
Title: The books thread
Post by: one weak on Jan 18, 2006, 08:07 PM
right now i am reading:

Visions of Cody- Jack Kerouac
Under The Banner of Heaven- Jack Krakauer
... and several books for school on film theory
Title: The books thread
Post by: HeyVanity on Jan 19, 2006, 09:34 AM
Quote from: "indychino"
Quote from: "fightclubche"
Also the fact that creationism got dismissed, people tried to push the "intelligent design" theory.

I heard that, Im not to sure what Intelligent Design is though.

Is it like the strong will survive? As in the best out of a species lives and the weakest can't mate so dies?


I went to a catholic school and they tried to shove intelligent design down our throats for about two weeks, but we weren't really buying it.

They're basically saying that there must be a supreme designer for the universe because all things are irreducibly complex - if you take things apart, they cease to function.

Their main argument is that certain mechanisms and systems (blood clotting, flagellar motors of bacteria) cease to function if you remove one component, therefore natural selection can't be true, things didn't evolve into what they are they had to be created that way.

I personally think it's total bullshit.


As for books:
I'm currently reading Catch 22. I recently reread The Great Gatsby, my favorite book - oh and I finished Memoirs of a Geisha. Beautiful book.
Title: The books thread
Post by: 4th Eye on Jan 19, 2006, 04:41 PM
Quote from: "HeyVanity"
things didn't evolve into what they are they had to be created that way.

God must've been bored to create every human and animal different... :roll:

Maybe there's truth to both, evolutionism and creationism; a higher force created the sketch for the earth and let us evolve into what we are. Because I do believe in evolutionism to certain extent but the beginning is still blurred. And I believe in things that we can probably never understand, not necessarily meaning higher forces but things that science can't prove.


And I want to read the newest Bret Easton Ellis book. I've read his previous productions, except Glamorama.
Title: The books thread
Post by: ToneDef on Jan 19, 2006, 04:47 PM
There are things that are just too fucked up to be explained in a book. Where the fuck does space end? That question can fuck me up for hours. Imagine if you weren't born. What happens when you die? Imagine if when you do die all that survives is your mind.. All you can do is think for eternity. Fuck that.

I don't believe in Darwins theory. Humans evolving from apes just don't cut it with me.
Title: The books thread
Post by: Martin on Jan 19, 2006, 05:01 PM
Quote from: "ToneDef"
There are things that are just too fucked up to be explained in a book. Where the fuck does space end? That question can fuck me up for hours. Imagine if you weren't born. What happens when you die? Imagine if when you do die all that survives is your mind.. All you can do is think for eternity. Fuck that.


Good questions.
I remember being a kid and thinking about when life ends, and then what?
Freaked myself out all the time trying to figure out what it be like if the answer to the above question was 'nothing'.
Title: The books thread
Post by: ToneDef on Jan 19, 2006, 05:06 PM
Exactly, but then you ask yourself 'what is nothing?'. It can fuck you up man. Just imagine not being born. Not having experienced life. And yet you wouldn't even know you haven't experienced anything because you wouldn't have been alive in the first place.
Title: The books thread
Post by: 4th Eye on Jan 19, 2006, 05:07 PM
Quote from: "ToneDef"
There are things that are just too fucked up to be explained in a book. Where the fuck does space end? That question can fuck me up for hours. Imagine if you weren't born. What happens when you die? Imagine if when you do die all that survives is your mind.. All you can do is think for eternity. Fuck that.

I don't believe in Darwins theory. Humans evolving from apes just don't cut it with me.

Indeed. Because infinity is impossible, space does end somewhere but what's beyond the edge since complete nothingness can't really be defined either. Does that make space impossible, thus making us impossible...are we actually born, do we exist? Aaaaaah!!!! I've thought about supernatural and such things before and couldn't end up to any conclusion. And I'm not really buying Darwin's theory in complete either...

I'm gonna get some beer before my head explodes...
Title: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Jan 20, 2006, 12:03 PM
I'm currently reading A Million Little Pieces by James Frey.

In here laughing is the only drug. Laughing or love. They are both drugs.

I need to read some more poetry.
Title: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jan 21, 2006, 08:09 PM
finished cabal, not amazing.  started king of torts by john grisham, nice bit of trash fiction.
Title: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Jan 21, 2006, 08:16 PM
Finished Palanihuk's "Stranger than fiction", and starting Dostoievski "The Gambler", or whatever the title is in english...
Title: The books thread
Post by: Fireal1222 on Jan 21, 2006, 08:17 PM
wow, the last book i read was. "attack of the mutant"


its a goosebumps book
Title: The books thread
Post by: law on Jan 21, 2006, 09:25 PM
You read it under the influence?
Title: The books thread
Post by: ToneDef on Jan 22, 2006, 05:57 AM
Quote from: "Fireal1222"
wow, the last book i read was. "attack of the mutant"


its a goosebumps book


Piano Lessons Can be murder was the best one. Now that was some real literature.
Title: The books thread
Post by: hydroponic82 on Jan 22, 2006, 06:00 AM
goosebumps books rule. R.L. stine's fear street book series was awesome to.
Title: The books thread
Post by: ToneDef on Jan 22, 2006, 06:02 AM
R.L Stine pwns Charles Dickens.
Title: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Jan 22, 2006, 06:18 AM
Quote from: "tarkil"
Finished Palanihuk's "Stranger than fiction", and starting Dostoievski "The Gambler", or whatever the title is in english...


You like Fyodor?

I love him. He's my favourite writer. The Idiot is fucking awesome. What shits me is the translations of his work from Russian to English. There are a lot of English versions of The Idiot for example and they're all rather different on some aspects with the language and the way things are explained and all.
Title: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Jan 22, 2006, 05:04 PM
Yeah I love him... I read "Crime and punishment", and the "Karamazov brothers". I really really love Crime and punishment. so fascinating to read.

As for the translations, I'm not enough into him to mind about that, but I know what you mean. Because I feel the same way about some other books...

And I didn't read the Idiot...  :?    What is it about ?
Title: The books thread
Post by: Fireal1222 on Jan 22, 2006, 05:17 PM
Quote from: "ToneDef"
Quote from: "Fireal1222"
wow, the last book i read was. "attack of the mutant"


its a goosebumps book


Piano Lessons Can be murder was the best one. Now that was some real literature.




im telling you man, even if you read attack of the mutant today. grown up and all, you'd love it. great book


oh and to answer if i read them under the influence. no i do not. i havent read a book since i was in like 7th grade..
Title: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Jan 23, 2006, 12:55 AM
Quote from: "ToneDef"
Where the fuck does space end?  


That's the question. I could think about it for hours. There.. it ends.. no wait! There's a wall.. and behind the wall.. we look like ants..
Title: The books thread
Post by: ChickdelaLynch on Jan 23, 2006, 07:40 AM
I'm reading Invisible Monsters at the moment. It hasn't really captivated me like Lullaby and Choke.

Fast Food Nation and The Perks of Being a Wallflower are awesome books. The Awakening was good, too, but not as good as the former.

Those are just the books I've read in the past month.
Title: The books thread
Post by: stu on Jan 23, 2006, 07:44 AM
elaine:"they do good things...they read"
jerry:"i read"
elaine:"books, jerry"
jerry:"oh....big deal."
Title: The books thread
Post by: digital_maggit on Jan 23, 2006, 10:07 AM
I just finished Ender's shadow.   Fixin to read Shadow of the Hegemon next.
Title: The books thread
Post by: why? on Jan 23, 2006, 10:08 AM
i'm in the middle of beijing doll by Chun Sue
Title: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jan 24, 2006, 09:24 PM
finished king of torts.  it was as bad as i expected it to be, grisham really does love anti-climatic endings.  started of mice and men, it's amazing so far.
Title: The books thread
Post by: ToneDef on Jan 25, 2006, 03:20 AM
I had to read Of Mice And Men at school. It's fucking shit because of that.
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 25, 2006, 03:15 PM
anybody here read Friedrich Nietzsche? Beyond Good and Evil? yeah didnt think so, back up off my literary nuts.
Title: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jan 26, 2006, 08:45 PM
yes, ive read nietzsche, whats the discussion you want to have about it?
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 27, 2006, 01:01 AM
Quote from: "vida_mae"
yes, ive read nietzsche, whats the discussion you want to have about it?



uhhhh....I feel like wayne in waynes world when they try to order food in that drive thru and the guy takes him seriously.
Title: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jan 27, 2006, 01:07 AM
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
yes, ive read nietzsche, whats the discussion you want to have about it?



uhhhh....I feel like wayne in waynes world when they try to order food in that drive thru and the guy takes him seriously.


oh im sorry baberham lincoln.. i just thought you wanted to have an intellectual convo.. being the literary thread and all.. :lol:
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 27, 2006, 01:11 AM
Quote from: "vida_mae"
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
yes, ive read nietzsche, whats the discussion you want to have about it?



uhhhh....I feel like wayne in waynes world when they try to order food in that drive thru and the guy takes him seriously.


oh im sorry baberham lincoln.. i just thought you wanted to have an intellectual convo.. being the literary thread and all.. :lol:



Lol yes i am baberham lincoln. but no i lied im still finishing this damn book and have nothing to add yet, i got turned onto him by jim morrison being so influenced by him, so i was like fuck it ill check it out. But id like to hear all about what you know about him........
Title: The books thread
Post by: lithium royalty on Jan 27, 2006, 01:12 AM
invisible monsters is good, i mean come on, snipers, transexuals and texans? but yeah i guess it doesnt beat whitches, nursery rhymes, and weirdos with mommy issues.
Title: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jan 27, 2006, 01:19 AM
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
yes, ive read nietzsche, whats the discussion you want to have about it?



uhhhh....I feel like wayne in waynes world when they try to order food in that drive thru and the guy takes him seriously.


oh im sorry baberham lincoln.. i just thought you wanted to have an intellectual convo.. being the literary thread and all.. :lol:



Lol yes i am baberham lincoln. but no i lied im still finishing this damn book and have nothing to add yet, i got turned onto him by jim morrison being so influenced by him, so i was like fuck it ill check it out. But id like to hear all about what you know about him........


well what i no about him.. hmph. well i know hes a libra.. which fasinates me in reasons that would bore you, and i know that at the end of his life he was suffering from some kind of diasese or pain in his jaw i think.. im sorry its been a while.. but from what i have read and heard of him, this chronic pain,  kept his voice in a pessemistic point of view .i read notes from his " the fall and tragedy of modern man" his book from the turn of the century that inspired modernism, i think thats what is was called. but anyways, i like how he pointed out the man deludes himself into thinking he knows the absolute truth... how people are somewhat fanatical, and really think they have the answers.. how they become narrow minded and self righteous... i see that so much.. in myself and in others..but as far as philosopy goes i really enjoy heidegger..
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 27, 2006, 01:30 AM
Thats fuckin cool. But tell me more about him being a libra, i actually have his same birthday october 15th, yeah boy.
Title: The books thread
Post by: ToneDef on Jan 27, 2006, 02:18 AM
Hey, I'm October 12th, whaddya know.
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 27, 2006, 02:20 AM
^^Respek^^
Title: The books thread
Post by: ToneDef on Jan 27, 2006, 02:27 AM
Libra>any other starsign.
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 27, 2006, 02:37 AM
Damn right, we are the kings.
Title: The books thread
Post by: TheProzacFairy on Jan 27, 2006, 02:38 AM
i'm a cancer bitches...I rule  :twisted:
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 27, 2006, 02:40 AM
^pfft pfft^
Title: The books thread
Post by: TheProzacFairy on Jan 27, 2006, 02:41 AM
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
^pfft pfft^


*coughCUNT*cough 8)
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 27, 2006, 02:44 AM
Quote from: "TheProzacFairy"
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
^pfft pfft^


*coughCUNT*cough 8)


Im just joking sweety, where would i be without my cancerous muse. you are mine.
Title: The books thread
Post by: TheProzacFairy on Jan 27, 2006, 02:47 AM
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
Quote from: "TheProzacFairy"
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
^pfft pfft^


*coughCUNT*cough 8)


Im just joking sweety, where would i be without my cancerous muse. you are mine.


haha i know you're kidding  :P I'm just fuckin w/ ya...literally  :wink:
Title: The books thread
Post by: hydroponic82 on Jan 27, 2006, 03:19 AM
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
cancerous muse
Title: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Jan 27, 2006, 11:38 AM
I'm starting these two.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/JoyfulMaz/100_3453.jpg)
Title: The books thread
Post by: 4th Eye on Jan 27, 2006, 04:46 PM
Fear And Loathing is brilliant. The movie is great but I think the book is slightly crazier and has some pretty hilarious parts.
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jan 27, 2006, 09:38 PM
Books Truly are better, if anyone in here has any guts to watch the movie The exorcist then please check out the book. It was meant to be a peice of literature and thats definatley what it is. Its about a million times more scary then the movie. Just try gettin past "the beggining".
Title: The books thread
Post by: Mei on Jan 27, 2006, 11:50 PM
Im starting a new book this weekend called "Genesis" by Jim Crace. It was in a markdown bin at a local book store.. looks like a great original read.
Title: The books thread
Post by: 4th Eye on Jan 28, 2006, 03:08 AM
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
Books Truly are better, if anyone in here has any guts to watch the movie The exorcist then please check out the book. It was meant to be a peice of literature and thats definatley what it is. Its about a million times more scary then the movie. Just try gettin past "the beggining".

Indeed. I haven't read The Exorcist but I almost shat my pants 10 years ago while watching the movie alone. I should give the book a try when I get time.

Overally, books are better than movies...
The Silence Of The Lambs, American Psycho, Jurassic Park, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy, etc.

Really, Jurassic Park and the sequel, The Lost World were the best books I've ever read. The movies were good entertainment but I just couldn't stop reading the books, they were so awesome. Crichton is so far one of my favorite authors (with Chuck Palahniuk and Bret Easton Ellis)...
Title: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jan 29, 2006, 11:34 PM
Quote from: "vida_mae"
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
Quote from: "DeftonesATF27"
Quote from: "vida_mae"
yes, ive read nietzsche, whats the discussion you want to have about it?



uhhhh....I feel like wayne in waynes world when they try to order food in that drive thru and the guy takes him seriously.


oh im sorry baberham lincoln.. i just thought you wanted to have an intellectual convo.. being the literary thread and all.. :lol:



Lol yes i am baberham lincoln. but no i lied im still finishing this damn book and have nothing to add yet, i got turned onto him by jim morrison being so influenced by him, so i was like fuck it ill check it out. But id like to hear all about what you know about him........


well what i no about him.. hmph. well i know hes a libra.. which fasinates me in reasons that would bore you, and i know that at the end of his life he was suffering from some kind of diasese or pain in his jaw i think.. im sorry its been a while.. but from what i have read and heard of him, this chronic pain,  kept his voice in a pessemistic point of view .i read notes from his " the fall and tragedy of modern man" his book from the turn of the century that inspired modernism, i think thats what is was called. but anyways, i like how he pointed out the man deludes himself into thinking he knows the absolute truth... how people are somewhat fanatical, and really think they have the answers.. how they become narrow minded and self righteous... i see that so much.. in myself and in others..but as far as philosopy goes i really enjoy heidegger..


that's barely anything to do with what's in beyond good and evil.  he talk's about man's delusion's of truth in the opening chapter and that's about it.  beyond good and evil is a massive critique of all philosophy, religion and morality whilst exploring some of his more abstract idea's like will-to-power and eternal reacurrance of the same.



i satrted a widow for one year by john irving the other day, 100 pages in and it's very good.  i don't think i've ever read another writer as descriptive as he is.
Title: The books thread
Post by: hydroponic82 on Jan 30, 2006, 12:21 AM
Quote from: "4th Eye"


Really, Jurassic Park and the sequel, The Lost World were the best books I've ever read. The movies were good entertainment but I just couldn't stop reading the books, they were so awesome..


word . you know your shit. i found both of the JP books were far more superb than the films. especially the first one. They left out so much ...the river ride , the aviery ( wich it took them 2 films to finally have a sequence with and it still sucked) and it was alot more violent which i felt it shouldve been in the films.

 The lost World movie was just a embarssment to the book.    i would really love them to remake the original Jurassic Park the way it should have been , since the franchise isnt heading anywhere now.
Title: The books thread
Post by: 4th Eye on Jan 30, 2006, 03:59 PM
Quote from: "hydroponic82"
Quote from: "4th Eye"


Really, Jurassic Park and the sequel, The Lost World were the best books I've ever read. The movies were good entertainment but I just couldn't stop reading the books, they were so awesome..


word . you know your shit. i found both of the JP books were far more superb than the films. especially the first one. They left out so much ...the river ride , the aviery ( wich it took them 2 films to finally have a sequence with and it still sucked) and it was alot more violent which i felt it shouldve been in the films.

 The lost World movie was just a embarssment to the book.    i would really love them to remake the original Jurassic Park the way it should have been , since the franchise isnt heading anywhere now.

*spoiler to those who haven't read the book*
Yeah, John Hammond should've been eaten alive in the movie too. :twisted:
*end of spoiler*

I need to re-read the books, maybe actually buy them if I find them somewhere, because I can't remember them too well. But Crichton had scientifical background under control pretty well and there were also really good thoughts about evolution and nature that the movie lacked.

I don't know what to expect of the fourth movie but it should be out this year.
Title: The books thread
Post by: Assassin on Jan 30, 2006, 09:38 PM
I started reading 1984 by George Orwell today. It's got me hooked, it's one of those books that's really hard to tear yourself away from.
Title: The books thread
Post by: ChickdelaLynch on Jan 31, 2006, 01:17 AM
Quote from: "Assassin"
I started reading 1984 by George Orwell today. It's got me hooked, it's one of those books that's really hard to tear yourself away from.


That's my favorite book of all time. Another one that's hard to tear away from is A Prayer For Owen Meany. So good.
Title: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jan 31, 2006, 01:52 AM
big dave...awesome. it seems like most ppl only talk about spoke of the zarathusa.. but ive only read birth of tragedy.. it is basically were he coined that apollonian and dionysian conflict of modern man.. how were either one or the other.. good or bad.. so.. hows that john iriving book working out for you?  :lol:
Title: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Jan 31, 2006, 11:38 AM
Quote from: "BigDave"


that's barely anything to do with what's in beyond good and evil.  he talk's about man's delusion's of truth in the opening chapter and that's about it.  beyond good and evil is a massive critique of all philosophy, religion and morality whilst exploring some of his more abstract idea's like will-to-power and eternal reacurrance of the same.



i satrted a widow for one year by john irving the other day, 100 pages in and it's very good.  i don't think i've ever read another writer as descriptive as he is.


Nietzsche had a serious impact on my thinking. It took me a while to understand the Will To Power concept. I figured that the Will to Power isn't a metaphysical element at all, for precisely the reason that it doesn't fit in well with the rest of his philosophy when understood metaphysically.

I have been doing quasi-research into Nietzsche's personal life and came across this interesting piece of information:

(http://www.typewritermuseum.org/collection/kbrd_writers/_ill/hansenanim.gif)

This is the Hansen Writing Ball, which was Nietzsche's typewriter that he purchased in 1865. There is part of a chapter over Nietzsche and his typewriter (and what he wrote about the machine) in the book Gramophone, Film, Typewriter by Friedrich A. Kittler, Stanford University Press, 1999: p. 198-220.

Apparently, Nietzsche was the first philosopher to use a typewriter.

And The Cider House Rules is definitly my favourite Irving book. Setting Free the Bears is a close second...haha you probably know why if you've read it. I remember I started reading it because it was one of Kurt Vonnegut's best picks.
Title: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Jan 31, 2006, 02:42 PM
Finished Dostoievsky's "The Gambler". As usual with Dosotievsky, great book. I don't know what I'm gonna start right now.

Either Fight Club (Chuck Palanhiuk) or The Idiot (Dostoievsky again). Or maybe some french books from a french writer called Maurice Dantec. Or some Teri Pratchett discworld's books....  :?
Title: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jan 31, 2006, 11:48 PM
Quote from: "vida_mae"
big dave...awesome. it seems like most ppl only talk about spoke of the zarathusa.. but ive only read birth of tragedy.. it is basically were he coined that apollonian and dionysian conflict of modern man.. how were either one or the other.. good or bad.. so.. hows that john iriving book working out for you?  :lol:


beyond good and evil is definately a more complete book than zarathustra, but zarathustra gets deserved praise for the ubermensche idea.

yea it's really good, i'm about half way through.

@assassin 1984 is defo one of the best book's ever, but i've always thought animal farm was the better novel.

@mazzy, i think the will to power probably is entirely meta physical, nietzsche placed a lot of emphasis on the 'geist', or the spirit or in modern day language, the mind, in his writings.  and it is with this mind that exerts will to power and gains strength.
Title: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Feb 01, 2006, 02:18 AM
I've never been sufficiently drunk to enjoy anybodys input on Nietzsche, i prescribe the Burmese neck ring to these chumps for being so icy.
Title: The books thread
Post by: TheProzacFairy on Feb 01, 2006, 02:37 AM
I haven't read anything for awhile...I think i forgot how
Title: The books thread
Post by: good_morning_beautiful on Feb 01, 2006, 08:39 AM
i haven't hit the perverbial hardcovers in awhile.

the ;ast thing i read was a kurt vonnegut one, i just forget which.
Title: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Feb 01, 2006, 07:56 PM
it wasnt his latest book was it? i havent seen anyone who has read it here ...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Mar 28, 2006, 03:12 AM
I just read 'Brave new world' by Aldous Huxley. Piu Pau, really good and shoking. That would be my worst nightmare..
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: one weak on Mar 28, 2006, 04:58 AM
just finished william faulkner's The Wild Palms. good read.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Vlad Drac on Mar 28, 2006, 06:06 AM
Mad Magazine and other various sperm magz.
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Post by: indychino on Mar 28, 2006, 06:18 AM
I reading (beleive it or not) Barry trotter (a Harry potter satire)

its really funny.
Apart from that:
once Where Warriors - Alan Duff...nothing like some good old fashioned drunk women beating, rape, suicide and gangs...and seafood
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Mar 28, 2006, 07:09 AM
i went to a book signing a while ago, tucker max. he signed it "im awesome." hahaha!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Vlad Drac on Mar 28, 2006, 07:10 AM
i went to a book signing a while ago, tucker max. he signed it "im awesome." hahaha!

Schwing! Schwing! Scwhing! Was it a hott fuck knowing you were getting pounded by a writer?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Vlad Drac on Mar 28, 2006, 07:17 AM
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Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Mar 28, 2006, 07:20 AM
no way.  there were SO MANY Groupies there... i didnt even go to the after party. the girl in front of me asked him to sign her copy, " Thanks for the fuck, tucker max." he was like ya, we should do that later...
it was crazy. plus, he was pissed that i had him sign the book to another persons name, because it wasnt for me! i dont really like him. hahaha! and he really isnt that hot in real life...i thought he would be much taller.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Mar 28, 2006, 09:55 PM
i started reading 'the sea' by john banville, it's highly pretentious.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: 4th Eye on Mar 28, 2006, 10:35 PM
I'm reading Nietzsche's "Beyond Good And Evil" but I don't like it. Maybe because I have to read it for school and do an essay which is already three weeks late.

I'm also reading Marcus Aurelius' "Meditations" which I started two years ago but forgot about it.

Haven't been really active with reading lately.....
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Mar 29, 2006, 01:40 AM
i dont know if anyone else has this probelm, but i try to read like 500 books at one time...its not a good thing, because i dont finish them... its like, im just waiting for the one book that i cannot put down..and i end up reading those good ones, more than once! and its feels like the first time. i have a stack of books, beside my bed, and currently 3 in my silver bag. some i dont want to tell you the titles of because they sound so stupid! im a sucker for old rare books. theres a few stores in eastown, that have the coolest ones. one i recently came by was linda goodman's "love signs '.. like the hard cover first edition, published back in the 70's its not worth a lot, but its so cool, because i have her new editions, and alot of other books by her... i like to collect rare astrology books... yep, thats right. im a loser. and to top off my nerdyness... i am undefeated at monopoly.

hahaha, even when ppl try that "if your in jail, you cant collect rent"... street rules.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Mar 29, 2006, 09:39 PM
i read about 2, 3 max at a time, but its normally just one book that i devote most of my attention to.

@4th, its pretty hard going but keep going, you will be rewarded.  i have to do an essay on it too next week.  whats your essay?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Mar 29, 2006, 11:46 PM
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a141/vida_mae/things/books.jpg)

omg! this is one of my fav books... its an old astrology book from the seventies.. its so cool. i would like to share in insert from it.. pg. 39

..." The Taurus women is also subject to hang-ups such as coprophilia, an extreme attraction to filth or dung. She handles the excrement or rubs it into her body. A fortunetly small minority of Taurus women suffer from a strong urge to urinate on the male (scatophagy) as part of the sexual foreplay, and some even consider the drinking of urine as an aphrodisiac..."
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Mar 30, 2006, 12:06 AM
I'm taurus and what can I say? EWWW NO WAY!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Mar 30, 2006, 12:14 AM
mmmmhm.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: wharf rat on Mar 30, 2006, 12:17 AM
She's German and a taurus, double whammy.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Mar 30, 2006, 12:19 AM
uhh, what does being german have to do with that?!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Moz La Punk on Mar 30, 2006, 12:23 AM
(http://img.timeinc.net/time/time100/images/main_hitler.jpg)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Mar 30, 2006, 12:24 AM
oh yeah, hitler was a taurus. .. but some say he was an aries.. its a really hot astrological topic.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: wharf rat on Mar 30, 2006, 12:24 AM
uhh, what does being german have to do with that?!

German people love the poopin.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Moz La Punk on Mar 30, 2006, 12:25 AM
Achtung.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Mar 30, 2006, 12:31 AM
ew. sick. what the hells wrong with german people these days.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: 4th Eye on Mar 30, 2006, 04:47 PM
@4th, its pretty hard going but keep going, you will be rewarded.  i have to do an essay on it too next week.  whats your essay?

Yeah, if I have to read a book for school, it's such a turn off. I procrastinate so much. But I don't know how I'd manage it voluntary either, been really lazy with the books lately.

The essay is just an overall look on the book's ideologies and my view on them. General philosophy course...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Mar 30, 2006, 05:53 PM
doesn't sound too bad, i have to do one on the 5th chapter 'towards a natural history of morals', assessing it and shit.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: ChickdelaLynch on Mar 31, 2006, 09:27 AM
I finished The Grapes of Wrath last night. Two things:

1.) It was an anti-climax.

2.) Why end it that way? I was disturbed for about twenty minutes and I'm still disturbed.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Necrocetaceanbeastiality on Mar 31, 2006, 09:28 AM
Read: The Illustrated Man by Bradbury.

Reading: The Gods Themselves by Asimov (my freaking hero)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Apr 01, 2006, 09:15 PM
i'm reading 'the acid house' by irvine welsh.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Apr 02, 2006, 02:41 PM
I finished Palanihuk Fight Club few time ago... Awesome book... Palanhiuk's best one IMO.
Now I'm reading a french book from Maurice Dantec called "Dieu porte t'il des lunettes noires ?" which could be translated by "Does God wear black glasses ?".
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Apr 03, 2006, 04:30 AM
I finished The Grapes of Wrath last night. Two things:

1.) It was an anti-climax.

2.) Why end it that way? I was disturbed for about twenty minutes and I'm still disturbed.

why read it when you could watch the movie.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Apr 03, 2006, 04:31 AM
I finished Palanihuk Fight Club few time ago... Awesome book... Palanhiuk's best one IMO.
Now I'm reading a french book from Maurice Dantec called "Dieu porte t'il des lunettes noires ?" which could be translated by "Does God wear black glasses ?".

like i said, why read it when you can make a movie, whoops, i mean get the camera, whoops i mean watch the movie...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: ChickdelaLynch on Apr 03, 2006, 05:00 AM
I finished The Grapes of Wrath last night. Two things:

1.) It was an anti-climax.

2.) Why end it that way? I was disturbed for about twenty minutes and I'm still disturbed.

why read it when you could watch the movie.

It was for school. That, and the book tends to be better than the film.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Apr 03, 2006, 11:05 AM
Yeah, books are always 100000000 times better than associated mlovies because you can create the images you want instreead of just looking at someone else's representation... That, and the fact that the book is the "original" media, so it's the exact artist's way of expressing things...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mascara Snake on Apr 03, 2006, 02:02 PM
just finished reading 'Shakey' the biography of Neil Young, pretty good book about an inspirational guy!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Apr 04, 2006, 02:43 AM
Yeah, books are always 100000000 times better than associated mlovies because you can create the images you want instreead of just looking at someone else's representation... That, and the fact that the book is the "original" media, so it's the exact artist's way of expressing things...

well duh. obviously we all no that books are usually diff from the movies.. im just saying.. for a class, i know i would so rent the movie... and get on with my life. And i  think i just would watch of movie of a book, and use my time finding and reading other books that are interesting.. i think maybe i have attention deficit disorder, im always on the search for the new best thing...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jizzlobber on Apr 09, 2006, 12:21 PM
always reading a few books.

Finished the Dark Tower series too. brilliant, wonder if a movie rendition will come out. also reading Leonardo Da Vinci : the flights of the mind, and Robert Masons ChickenHawk.

Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: HeyVanity on Apr 09, 2006, 04:47 PM
I didn't read through every single page of this thread, only a few, so I apologize if I'm reiterating, but:

I read Memoirs of a Geisha a while ago and absolutely loved it - and the movie was for the most part, true to the book.

But dude, that girl doesn't seem like she speaks much english. It was ridiculous. She didn't sound like she had any idea what she was really saying. It definitely should've been filmed in Japanese. It ruined the movie. For me. Is this just me being nitpicky?

Ok. That's all.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Apr 10, 2006, 02:31 AM

German people love the poopin.

You love talking nonsence.


I just finished Emma by Jane Austen and now I'm reading Sophie's world by Joostein Garder. This book is brilliant. It describes the history of philosophy...
And I'm looking forward to read some more by Hermann Hesse, my fav author.. <3 You really should read his stuff, it's such an enrichment for my life..

(http://www.rtsi.ch/prog/images/trasm/ky_hermann_hesse05-b.jpg)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Apr 10, 2006, 09:12 PM
i read the short story of shawshank redemption by stephen king the other day to have a break from reading nausea by sratre.  it was pretty good.  nausea is pretty heavy going but the book has really started to pick up now so it's a bit easier to read.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Apr 11, 2006, 01:19 AM
I'm reading a Terry Pratchett book : Guards ! Guards !
It's from the Discworld's series if you know it.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: fireflyry on Apr 11, 2006, 01:24 AM
I'm reading a Terry Pratchett book : Guards ! Guards !
It's from the Discworld's series if you know it.

Discworld is gold.

I'm reading "Citizen Soldiers" by Stephen E. Amrose.Amazing book on World War 2.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Apr 11, 2006, 04:02 PM
Some I really like.

Women
Heavier Then Heaven
Tonto and Lone Ranger FistFight In Heaven
Ten Little Indians
Reservation Blues
The Toughest Indian In The World
Indian Killer
Riders On The Storm
No One Here Gets Out Alive
Psycho Cybernetics
By The Light Of The Moon - Dean Koonts
One Door Away From Heaven - Dean Koonts
The Dark Rivers Of The Heart
A Patch Of Blue
Moby Dick
Smokey
Mayan Prophecies
Hendrix Setting The Record Straight
The Jordan Rules
Beyond Good And Evil
Human All To Human
On the road
The Exorcist
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: indychino on Apr 12, 2006, 02:53 AM
I thought you hated reading!!!!

I've just finished trainspotting (can't beleive I never read the book before)

Also, for a spot of wonan-bashing, excess-alchol related voilence, the old childrens favourite:
Once were warriors - Alan Duff

Anyone overseas: read this to see how fucked up the situition really is!!!
And Im getting lined up to re-read the amazing Dark Tower Series!!!!!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Apr 12, 2006, 03:45 AM
last book/ mag just read: playboy april 2006...girls of the 10 party schools! haha yup bot it at the gas station..
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Apr 12, 2006, 04:53 PM
I've just finished trainspotting (can't beleive I never read the book before)


its a superb book, you should read the rest of irvine welsh's books, they're all gold.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Chrisbo on Apr 12, 2006, 08:12 PM
I've just finished trainspotting (can't beleive I never read the book before)


its a superb book, you should read the rest of irvine welsh's books, they're all gold.

Yeah I agree!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: HeyVanity on Apr 13, 2006, 07:13 AM
i read the short story of shawshank redemption by stephen king the other day to have a break from reading nausea by sratre.  it was pretty good.  nausea is pretty heavy going but the book has really started to pick up now so it's a bit easier to read.

yeah nausea is a little hard to get into, hah, i read it over the summer. i enjoyed it overall but i had to put it down a lot at first. luckily i had a lot of free time at work and nothing better to do, haha.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jizzlobber on Apr 13, 2006, 12:44 PM
has any one read pride and prejudice. would a guy find that book remotley interesting or completly boring? i've always liked the vocabulary in those period piece novels.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Apr 13, 2006, 04:27 PM
Isn't it also from Jane Austen? I've just read Emma and after a while it's quite cool..
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: HeyVanity on Apr 13, 2006, 07:09 PM
has any one read pride and prejudice. would a guy find that book remotley interesting or completly boring? i've always liked the vocabulary in those period piece novels.

i think it just depends on the guy. i think it's a great book but i know a lot of my guy friends would put it down after 5 minutes tops. if you like to read and you like the vocabulary i'd say give it a shot - the story is pretty girly but eh, I liked it?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Apr 13, 2006, 09:30 PM
i hate jane austin, i read emma once and i just cant get into her writing style.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Apr 14, 2006, 12:27 AM
I'm about to finish 1984...love it so far.

Anyone recommend House Of Leaves?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: HeyVanity on Apr 14, 2006, 07:32 AM
I'm about to finish 1984...love it so far.

Anyone recommend House Of Leaves?

1984 is a great book. As for House of Leaves: Yes, I do recommend it. It's insane, very all over the place and it took me a while to finish it. But it's a fun read.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: deftonekid on Apr 14, 2006, 07:49 AM
last book/ mag just read: playboy april 2006...girls of the 10 party schools! haha yup bot it at the gas station..

cool! i just finished the maxim april 06, with evangelline lilly on the cover ;D
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Apr 14, 2006, 07:55 PM
i read the short story of shawshank redemption by stephen king the other day to have a break from reading nausea by sratre.  it was pretty good.  nausea is pretty heavy going but the book has really started to pick up now so it's a bit easier to read.

yeah nausea is a little hard to get into, hah, i read it over the summer. i enjoyed it overall but i had to put it down a lot at first. luckily i had a lot of free time at work and nothing better to do, haha.

yea i finished it yesterday, it was definately worth it.  i have the outsider by camus to read after i've finished different seasons.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Apr 14, 2006, 07:57 PM
I'm about to finish 1984...love it so far.

Anyone recommend House Of Leaves?

i have this book at my house on my book case.. it was my ex's i never read it yet.. maybe i should.. he really liked it .. i guess its about like a ghost story?? and poetry? its really cool though.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Apr 14, 2006, 07:59 PM
last book/ mag just read: playboy april 2006...girls of the 10 party schools! haha yup bot it at the gas station..

cool! i just finished the maxim april 06, with evangelline lilly on the cover ;D

no way, i just saw the maxim cover, in my friends bathroom.. its not her!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Apr 14, 2006, 07:59 PM
a couple of my friends have read it, i don't know if ic an be bothered though, it just seem's overly pretentious to me.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Apr 14, 2006, 08:01 PM
oh wait, he has the subscription..they send it out like a month early, so you are right sweety pie... which brings up another question.. ahhhaha.. .why do guys keep magazines in the bathroom???
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Apr 14, 2006, 08:02 PM
a couple of my friends have read it, i don't know if ic an be bothered though, it just seem's overly pretentious to me.

true, i hate when books are like super popular and lack information. I really honestly read non fiction, science and metaphysical books.. thats the section i go straight to when im at the book stores!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Breach Unborn on Apr 15, 2006, 12:57 AM
anyone else looked through Clive Barker's: Visions of Heaven and Hell ?

there is some really cool/weird/freaky shit in there
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Apr 15, 2006, 11:31 PM
15 pages left in 1984...decided to start reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Apr 17, 2006, 09:59 PM
nicely done, awesome book.  you've inspired me to re-read 1984 soon aswell, cheers.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: 4th Eye on Apr 17, 2006, 10:14 PM
1984 is actually quite disturbing but good nevertheless. Animal Farm is good too. As is Fear and Loathing...

On a side note, fucking Nietzsche's still on page 40. :-\
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: ChickdelaLynch on Apr 18, 2006, 07:43 PM
15 pages left in 1984...decided to start reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

I remember the last 15 pages. It's weird because I don't like the ending itself, yet I find it to be the best ending ever.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Apr 18, 2006, 09:19 PM
lame-o
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Moz La Punk on Apr 18, 2006, 09:20 PM
(http://www.theocracywatch.org/berlin_book_burning.jpg)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Apr 19, 2006, 02:12 AM
That just gave me hardon.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Apr 19, 2006, 02:12 AM
pics
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Apr 19, 2006, 02:15 AM
Eh, I'm average. Nothing special.

So I don't know what to read after Fear and Loathing. I want a fiction book, great details, not boring, etc...should I read Misery?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Apr 19, 2006, 02:00 PM
No you don't want to read Stephen King... Stephen King was an 90's author... Now he should be burried !

Maybe you should try Palanihuk's Fight Club if you didn't read it...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: fireflyry on Apr 19, 2006, 02:04 PM
Tad Williams "Otherworld" series is well worth a look.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: 4th Eye on Apr 19, 2006, 06:29 PM
So I don't know what to read after Fear and Loathing. I want a fiction book, great details, not boring, etc...should I read Misery?
Crichton's "Jurassic Park" and "The Lost World". Fictional, detailed and keeps you at it. Best books I've ever read.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Apr 19, 2006, 10:04 PM
why not read stepehn king?  so what if he is a '90's writer', dickens is a 19th century writer and yet people still read him.  most of king's best work came out in the 70's and 80's, not the 90's.

i'd recommend misery for sure, as well as carrie, the shining, green mile, pet semetary, salems lot and laods others.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Apr 20, 2006, 06:58 AM
read something not popular.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Apr 20, 2006, 07:01 PM
if a book is popular it automatically isn't good?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Chrisbo on Apr 20, 2006, 07:03 PM
Is there such thing as following a trend when it comes to reading a certain book? Hell, I think the fact that a book is popular means that it is actually pretty good.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Apr 20, 2006, 07:13 PM
Is there such thing as following a trend when it comes to reading a certain book? Hell, I think the fact that a book is popular means that it is actually pretty good.

Actually I don't think so : look at Dan Brown's Da Vinci code... It's sooooooo popular but it's not that good. When you read it, it's okay, story is okay, everything is okay, but it's definitely not a great book. But it is definitely way too overrated !
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Apr 20, 2006, 07:13 PM
the exception is of course the da vince code, that was, as far as books go, a trend.  but yea, on the whole, if a book does start to get recognition it probably is good.  a lot of the novels that make it into the top 20 have got decent reviews in the more 'respectable' newspapers and a lot of book-buyers base their purchases on that.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Apr 20, 2006, 07:20 PM
I kinda disagree with you. Sometimes of course, it's like that, but that's not the majority. To me it's pretty much the same thing as with the most saled CD : they are usually not the best CDs of the moment. Yeah of course sometimes, there will be a Tool or a Deftones in that list, but you will never find some smaller bands, or some old ones, etc.

It's the same in my opinion with the books.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Chrisbo on Apr 20, 2006, 07:26 PM
Well I havent read the Da Vinci code, and yeah, I dont read books a hell of alot (I probably should), just on the occasion, when I have the time to just sit down and relax with a good book! So I dont know a hell of alot. That's why I asked if there was such a thing as a trend when it comes to certain books. Now I know.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Apr 21, 2006, 02:54 AM
im not saying that popular books arent good, im just saying that best seller list are usually chock full of reduntant authors who could shit on two pages, smush them together and ask you what you see, then, make you buy their book. Popular modern authors honestly in my opinion usaually have one or two major good books, in their career.. people just continue to buy there work because they never try to find something different or new...

set them on the coffee table as convo peices..


i was saying read something not popular, because maybe you will come by a rare gem.. and then you can share it with the rest of us!!!

but anyways, i went to the bookstore today and i read a little from the book " the Feminine Mystique" by  Betty Friedan ..

its from like the 50's/ 60's and it was a revolutionary piece that caused a ruckus...regarding womens gender issues.. 
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: ChickdelaLynch on Apr 21, 2006, 08:03 AM
but anyways, i went to the bookstore today and i read a little from the book " the Feminine Mystique" by  Betty Friedan ..

its from like the 50's/ 60's and it was a revolutionary piece that caused a ruckus...regarding womens gender issues.. 

I just learned about her this year. I want to read that book.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Apr 21, 2006, 11:13 PM
me too.. i didnt have the money to buy that also.. ha ha ha.. im sure she would find the irony in that... seeming how men make more money then us............:(
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: devilinside on Apr 25, 2006, 03:35 AM
I just started the book "Wake up to your life....Discovering the Buddhist path of attention".
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 02, 2006, 06:27 PM
i read fear and trembling by amelie nothomb yesterday and liked it a lot.  today i started we need to talk about kevin by lionel shriver; 50 pages in and it's good, if rather heavy going.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Jun 02, 2006, 06:48 PM
The Outsider from H.P. Lovecraft
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jun 02, 2006, 07:22 PM
i read fear and trembling by amelie nothomb yesterday and liked it a lot.  today i started we need to talk about kevin by lionel shriver; 50 pages in and it's good, if rather heavy going.
ive read fear and trembling as well like, a while ago for a philosophy class, its good...i havent heard of that other book is it non fiction? I read Hes just not that into u...by this guy and girl, who writed for sex in the city or something. I thought it would be dumb, but it has a lot of female empowering issues in it. After i read it, i deleted all my phone numbers i have for guys i met. If they want me. They can do the work...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 02, 2006, 09:00 PM
i read fear and trembling by amelie nothomb yesterday and liked it a lot.  today i started we need to talk about kevin by lionel shriver; 50 pages in and it's good, if rather heavy going.
ive read fear and trembling as well like, a while ago for a philosophy class, its good...i havent heard of that other book is it non fiction? I read Hes just not that into u...by this guy and girl, who writed for sex in the city or something. I thought it would be dumb, but it has a lot of female empowering issues in it. After i read it, i deleted all my phone numbers i have for guys i met. If they want me. They can do the work...

are you thinking of the fear and trembling by soren kierkegaard, the danish, christian existential philosopher?  that's a good book also.

we need to talk about kevin is fiction.  it's told from the perspective of the mother of a teenager who shot up his school, in the form of letters to her husband.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: fireflyry on Jun 02, 2006, 09:07 PM
Johnny and the Bomb - Terry Pratchett
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jun 02, 2006, 09:15 PM
@ dave, yes. The one by soren k. I love him, was what u read any thing to do with his work or ideas? Thats weird that they have the same titles, and i never heard of the one u read..
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 02, 2006, 09:17 PM
no, it's a novel about a woman from belgium working in japan for a year, pretty different lol.  but yea kierkegaard is good, i used some of his work for my philosophy synoptic.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Jun 03, 2006, 12:24 PM
I'm reading Anna Karenina at the moment. I've read the majority of Tolstoy's work except this one. The intro is good so far.

I finished reading Murakami's Kafka on the Shore a while ago. It was better than I expected it to be. It surprised me at times.

And We Need To Talk About Kevin sounds really interesting Dave. Have you read Kitchen by Yoshimoto Mahoko? I think you'd love it. She changed her name though, to Banana Yoshimoto.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: raynor on Jun 03, 2006, 12:27 PM
now and then I listen to Wheel Of Time, I'm on the third book now. simply kickass fantasy.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Jun 03, 2006, 12:30 PM
I hate fantasy novels. Not all but the majority are rubbish. I start yawning at page two. I love Narnia though <3
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: raynor on Jun 03, 2006, 12:44 PM
WOT is awesome. there's no elfes in, no giant monsters that eat you alive, not stupid wizards. read WOT and change your mind :)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Azwethinkweiz on Jun 03, 2006, 12:49 PM
I love reading anything by Faulkner.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Jun 03, 2006, 09:43 PM
Recently started readin The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon...I liked it at first, but then started getting bored. Gonna pick it up again and see where I go from there.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 05, 2006, 02:38 PM
@mazzy, i love murakami!  yea i've heard of yoshimoto, she's on my list of authors to check out.  i'm about 1/4 through we need to talk about kevin and it's really picked up, i'd defo recommend it.  and i hate fantasy too.

@curly, i loved that book, give it another chance.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: stu on Jun 05, 2006, 11:49 PM
I love reading anything by Faulkner.
yeah i really liked As i lay dying and i tried reading The sound and the fury but never finished, but yeah hes cool
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jun 06, 2006, 12:43 AM
Take a hit of the reefer keep smokin.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 07, 2006, 08:23 PM
i finished we need to talk about kevin and tought it was excellent. today i started 'the cutting room' by louise welsh.  it's about snuff.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jun 07, 2006, 09:33 PM
The Mayan Prophecies. unlocking the secrets of a lost civilization. Badass book if you like your mind to be fucked with on the what ifs of eternity and if will make it past the year 2012, also some cool info on death.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Deftones To Fall on Jun 08, 2006, 09:09 PM
hemingway - the sun also rises
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Paint Your Lips on Jun 08, 2006, 09:21 PM
@ BigD
Saw you were going to read a book involving the theme snuff, and wondered if you can recommend me some gloomy / weird (lack of better word) books? I wanna start reading again. Broaden my horizont.

Just finnished American Psycho for the second time.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 08, 2006, 09:37 PM
read hey nostradamus! by douglas coupland.  i've got a feeling you'd love it.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Paint Your Lips on Jun 08, 2006, 09:48 PM
read hey nostradamus! by douglas coupland.  i've got a feeling you'd love it.
Sweet, i'll get that, man. And if your mind comes across more book titles, fire em towards me. :) Thanks D.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 08, 2006, 09:53 PM
sure thing, i'll think about some tonight.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Paint Your Lips on Jun 09, 2006, 12:12 PM
Hey, BigD. Getting the book today, my local library has it. I'll tell you what i think !
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Bayle on Jun 09, 2006, 01:50 PM
Just finished American Psycho - Brett Easton Ellis
Started The Chronicles of Thomas Convenant the Unbeliever - Steven Donaldson
Great book, if you're into that
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jun 10, 2006, 03:08 AM
Ive written a book, its called "DeftonesATF27 does the sharing lungs/deftonesworld forum" it journalizes this guy name Clinton Ross Gilhams brain into several fucked up thoughts, phrases, jokes, themes, wishes, wants, do's, dont's, hers, her, her. Its got alot of variety, its somewhat large, like 183 page i believe, its enjoyable. check it out.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 11, 2006, 08:09 PM
Hey, BigD. Getting the book today, my local library has it. I'll tell you what i think !

awesome.  it's a very good book.  i finished it the day i started it, i was that gripped by it.


the cutting room was pretty shit.  i started reading junk by melvin burgess which is good so far.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Paint Your Lips on Jun 11, 2006, 08:43 PM
awesome.  it's a very good book.  i finished it the day i started it, i was that gripped by it.
I finnished the first part the same day, but couldn't read on as i'm also stuying for a history exam. yuck. But, i'm really loving it, man. There are some cool views on religion and life in general. Great book so far. Can't wait to read the last part though, i'm really interested in hearing the grumpy in-love-with-God dad's view.

Thanks for the recommendation !
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Azwethinkweiz on Jun 11, 2006, 09:16 PM
Has anyone read Lunar Park? the newest novel from Bret Easton Ellis.

I bought it some time ago, but I havent read it yet since i've been busy with school and stuff.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Paint Your Lips on Jun 11, 2006, 09:24 PM
Has anyone read Lunar Park? the newest novel from Bret Easton Ellis.

I bought it some time ago, but I havent read it yet since i've been busy with school and stuff.
Well ... Hmm ... Gonna see if i can read it after "Hey Nostradamus", "American Psycho" is pretty much my all time favourite book, so i'm pretty curious to read that one.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Azwethinkweiz on Jun 11, 2006, 09:28 PM
American Psycho is also great.. in a sick kind of way :D

I wrote my "store 3.g's opgave" on it (american psycho).
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Paint Your Lips on Jun 11, 2006, 09:34 PM
American Psycho is also great.. in a sick kind of way :D

I wrote my "store 3.g's opgave" on it (american psycho).
I was supposed to do that aswell, mix Danish with Psychology, but some mix ups prevented me from doing so. Shite ... Made one on Johannes V. Jensen's writings instead.

Hva Gym går du på?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Azwethinkweiz on Jun 11, 2006, 09:44 PM
Rysensteen Gym.

(lige ved siden af hovedbanen)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Paint Your Lips on Jun 11, 2006, 09:48 PM
Rysensteen Gym.

(lige ved siden af hovedbanen)
Cool nok. Fuck jeg glæder mig til at komme ud af Gym. Mangler kun at brænde mine dansk og Historie papirer ! :)

O' Yeah, that reminds me. Foreigners, there's a danish book called "Nordkraft", i'm pretty sure it got translated to english. Try and find it, it's a kickass book.

Theme (s): Drugs, love, hate, finding one self.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Azwethinkweiz on Jun 11, 2006, 09:49 PM
Kickass book!

Lame movie!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Paint Your Lips on Jun 11, 2006, 09:52 PM
Kickass book!

Lame movie!
Saw the first half in school, sucked balls ! They totally ruined the book-

One of my girl friends was in a car crash, which prevented me from seeing the last part of it (she was all right, thankfully).
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: 4th Eye on Jun 11, 2006, 11:29 PM
Has anyone read Lunar Park? the newest novel from Bret Easton Ellis.

I bought it some time ago, but I havent read it yet since i've been busy with school and stuff.

I'm also interested to check that out since I've read all of Ellis' previous books except "The Rules Of Attraction".

"American Psycho" is great too. After I read it and was taking it back to library, I had these weird, sick thoughts all the time. I became finnish psycho....in my mind only though.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: greencard on Jun 12, 2006, 06:25 AM
You can find me refering to this book on practically a daily basis -

(http://www.magickvault.com/catalog/B777OTH.jpg)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 14, 2006, 07:32 PM
i finished junk.  it was average but enjoyable, and very much a watered down version of trainspotting.  i started the long dry by cynan jones today.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Jun 16, 2006, 03:47 PM
the following is an excerpt from a book by robert fulghum called 'all i really need to know i learned in kindergarten'. fulghum believes that if people apply this list to their daily adult lives, theirs will be a balanced and happy existence, and the world will be a better place. this is the list:

- share everything.

- play fair.

- don't hit people.

- put things back where you found them.

- clean up your own mess.

- don't take things that aren't yours.

- say sorry when you hurt somebody.

- wash your hands before you eat.

- flush.

- warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

- live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

- take a nap every afternoon.

- when you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.

- be aware of wonder. remember the little seed in the styrofoam cup: the root goes down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.

- goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the styrofoam cup - they all die. so do we.

- and then remember the dick-and-jane books and the first word you learned - the biggest word of all - LOOK.

indeed. i'd also like to add 'be good to your mummy', 'everyone is equal in the sandpit', and 'barbie is an unrealistic portrayal of a woman's body'.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Paint Your Lips on Jun 16, 2006, 04:07 PM
I finally had some free time inbetween exams today, so i started reading the Jason chapter of Hey Nostradamus. I'm loving this book, BigD !
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 16, 2006, 04:54 PM
thats good to hear.  that chapter is really good.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Jun 16, 2006, 07:58 PM
@ Mazzy.. Sounds good to me! I especially like your last added point. ^^

Like I already said in my thread, I finished Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder yesterday. It seriously must be one of the best books. Gold! I want everyone here to read it! And tell me what you think! It's like school for life in cool.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 16, 2006, 08:03 PM
its garbage
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Jun 16, 2006, 09:05 PM
Stoned?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Gaz on Jun 16, 2006, 09:11 PM
Just purchased The Yes Man by Danny Wallace, I need to start reading more.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: blue_silver on Jun 16, 2006, 11:58 PM
I just started Brave New World by Aldous Huxley- I let you guys know what think about after I finish it...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Jun 17, 2006, 01:51 AM
Hey, I read that a while ago. It's scary, but makes you think, very good!

I started Siddharta by Hermann Hesse today. It already amazes me.. [...]
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: KingCrimson on Jun 17, 2006, 05:31 AM
currently reading Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets

its bloody good, im finding out alot of stuff i never knew about the floyd.
id recomend it to any pink floyd fan.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Jun 17, 2006, 06:35 AM
Reading Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day Of The Locust by Nathaneal West.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 18, 2006, 06:32 PM
Stoned?

no, it's just not very good.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigMood on Jun 18, 2006, 07:59 PM
henning mankell is great! he's swedish and rite now im readin mittsummer-murder
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Jun 18, 2006, 09:34 PM
Stoned?

no, it's just not very good.

I'm sure we don't mean the same book then.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 19, 2006, 12:43 AM
it's poorly written most of the time.  most importantly, he tries to cram thousands of years of philosophy into 500 odd pages.  the worst example is the 12 page chapter he dedicates to marx, it's awful, he barely scrapes what is essential to marxist philosophy.  he also gives, for some bizarre reasons, TWO WHOLE CHAPTERS on a fairly insignificant philosopher; berkeley.  plus, mill, nietzsche and sartre more than deserve their own chapters, instead they're mentioned in passing.  its pathetic.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Paint Your Lips on Jun 19, 2006, 06:35 PM
it's poorly written most of the time.  most importantly, he tries to cram thousands of years of philosophy into 500 odd pages.  the worst example is the 12 page chapter he dedicates to marx, it's awful, he barely scrapes what is essential to marxist philosophy.  he also gives, for some bizarre reasons, TWO WHOLE CHAPTERS on a fairly insignificant philosopher; berkeley.  plus, mill, nietzsche and sartre more than deserve their own chapters, instead they're mentioned in passing.  its pathetic.
I just got a boner. That was awesome. Best dizz EVER.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Nailec on Jun 19, 2006, 06:44 PM
Quote
it's poorly written most of the time.  most importantly, he tries to cram thousands of years of philosophy into 500 odd pages.  the worst example is the 12 page chapter he dedicates to marx, it's awful, he barely scrapes what is essential to marxist philosophy.  he also gives, for some bizarre reasons, TWO WHOLE CHAPTERS on a fairly insignificant philosopher; berkeley.  plus, mill, nietzsche and sartre more than deserve their own chapters, instead they're mentioned in passing.  its pathetic.

do not know, what book you mean, but.

perhaps it is not some kind of introduction to philosophy?
i mean he can`t agree to each of them so he writes what he thinks is important.
y shouldn`t he hate mill's Utilitarianism?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 19, 2006, 07:30 PM
it's an introduction to philosophy in the form of a novel.
but he didn't write what's most important, that's one of the issues i take with the book.
sure, a lot of people hate utilitarianism, but it's a very significant movement in philosophy.  but what i was getting at was the importance of mill's political philosophy which doesn't get the treatment it deserves.  and nor does his utilitarianism or utilitarianism in general for that matter.
you're better off reading a decent 'introduction to philosophy' styke book.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Jun 20, 2006, 12:42 AM
It's written for children, maybe you forgot that little point. ;) And I think it's a quite good introduction.. I didn't even understand 9/10 of what you said because english isn't my motherlanguage and I'm not that bored to look up every second word.

Äh, and I thought the whole story about Sophie and Hilde was awesome..
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Jun 20, 2006, 02:01 AM
Uhh, I forgot to tell you about Siddharta by Hesse. It helps you find peace and harmony, just like all his books. :)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Crazylegs on Jun 20, 2006, 02:04 AM
The era of books is over. The era of Crazy Frog is here.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Moz La Punk on Jun 20, 2006, 02:04 AM
The era of books is over. The era of Crazy Frog is here.

He has a book.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Crazylegs on Jun 20, 2006, 02:05 AM
no way
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Moz La Punk on Jun 20, 2006, 02:06 AM
You're right.

He has two books.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1844422526/dirtdiobachsw-21/202-1564755-3976646

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1844422534/dirtdiobachsw-21/202-1564755-3976646
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Crazylegs on Jun 20, 2006, 02:07 AM
that's just wrong.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: wifeparty on Jun 20, 2006, 02:42 AM
has anyone read the Stephen Donaldson's Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.

I need a new saga to seek my brain into after getting mind fucked by the dark tower series
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: DeftonesATF27 on Jun 20, 2006, 11:13 AM
Riders on the storm by john densmore.

also No One Here Gets Out Alive, if anyone has read these, you know what im talking about.

Ive read these over and over again, it gets better everytime, going through all the trips they were on.

It was funny cause i went to the bank the other day and my high school counsler dude that introduced that book to me came through the bank door while i was waiting delivering fuckin pizza from Papa Johns and was like hey hows it going, cool motherfucker. he dropped counseling for a high school to deliver pizzas. Thats explains the type of guy he was 2 offer me a book like that anyway, he knew what was in it, sex, drugs and rock n roll.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 20, 2006, 08:25 PM
It's written for children, maybe you forgot that little point. ;) And I think it's a quite good introduction.. I didn't even understand 9/10 of what you said because english isn't my motherlanguage and I'm not that bored to look up every second word.

Äh, and I thought the whole story about Sophie and Hilde was awesome..

philosophy is not for children.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Jun 20, 2006, 08:52 PM
.. Some children can teach you more about life than a 50 year old man.. Do you know this game, where you look into someone's eye until one of you looks away? Children will always beat you at it. It's because their hearts are still free and they fear no damnation.

And the book is still written and explained for children or let's say young adults that are planning to get into that stuff..
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Paint Your Lips on Jun 20, 2006, 09:21 PM
Hey, BigD. "Hey Nostradamus" got me a fucking A in Danish ! Thanks ! :D
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 21, 2006, 01:25 AM
.. Some children can teach you more about life than a 50 year old man.. Do you know this game, where you look into someone's eye until one of you looks away? Children will always beat you at it. It's because their hearts are still free and they fear no damnation.

And the book is still written and explained for children or let's say young adults that are planning to get into that stuff..

somebody under the age of 16 couldn't understand descarte's trademark argument for the existence of god.


@marty - hahah awesome, did you have to do an essay on it then?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: wifeparty on Jun 21, 2006, 02:06 AM
.. Some children can teach you more about life than a 50 year old man.. Do you know this game, where you look into someone's eye until one of you looks away? Children will always beat you at it. It's because their hearts are still free and they fear no damnation.

And the book is still written and explained for children or let's say young adults that are planning to get into that stuff..
Im a teacher and i learn more from my kids than i can from any book! What was said above is 100% true. Children have more imagaination and logic doesn't get in the way for them! they will try something just because they can! There isn't one day that I don't learn something from them

I use the term 'thinking outside the square' quite a bit and the other day when i said it a 8 year old girl replied 'why not just pretend there is no square'

That there sums up kids
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: hydroponic82 on Jun 21, 2006, 02:52 AM
this months issue of  "cunt corral" has some pretty good editorials in it.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 21, 2006, 01:37 PM
.. Some children can teach you more about life than a 50 year old man.. Do you know this game, where you look into someone's eye until one of you looks away? Children will always beat you at it. It's because their hearts are still free and they fear no damnation.

And the book is still written and explained for children or let's say young adults that are planning to get into that stuff..
Im a teacher and i learn more from my kids than i can from any book! What was said above is 100% true. Children have more imagaination and logic doesn't get in the way for them! they will try something just because they can! There isn't one day that I don't learn something from them

I use the term 'thinking outside the square' quite a bit and the other day when i said it a 8 year old girl replied 'why not just pretend there is no square'

That there sums up kids

that's great.  and has nothing to do with what i was saying.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Jun 21, 2006, 10:57 PM
Wow, joke.

@ wifeparty.. kids are awesome, I somehow sometimes feel the longing for being a teacher..
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 22, 2006, 12:36 AM
whats a joke?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: wifeparty on Jun 22, 2006, 12:53 AM
me and my sex life
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 22, 2006, 12:56 AM
ok
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Jun 22, 2006, 01:26 AM
The quoting thing..
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 22, 2006, 01:34 AM
i bought the novel of city of god yesterday; i'm really looking forward to starting it.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Paint Your Lips on Jun 24, 2006, 02:35 PM
i bought the novel of city of god yesterday; i'm really looking forward to starting it.
If that's the book that's also made into a movie, then you're in for a treat, mate. And if you haven't seen that movie; get to it.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Jun 26, 2006, 12:58 AM
My newest achievements.. :D I don't care if you can read german at all!

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/3791536079.03._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

(http://www.am-soft.com/collezione/der_kleine_prinz.jpg)
I read it often before, but I don't know where I left it..

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/3423026669.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V67051880_.jpg)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/349924246X.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V56754087_.jpg)
I read her first book. It was so honest..
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jun 26, 2006, 01:29 AM
i bought the novel of city of god yesterday; i'm really looking forward to starting it.
If that's the book that's also made into a movie, then you're in for a treat, mate. And if you haven't seen that movie; get to it.

yea the film is one of my favourites.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Jun 28, 2006, 10:46 AM

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/349924246X.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V56754087_.jpg)
I read her first book. It was so honest..

it looks interesting. is this her second book? what was the first one about? how does she write?


i finished reading Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide by Maureen Dowd.

a few original ideas, but most of this stuff is common knowledge. i found dowd's writing style too repetitive, and thought she tried far too hard to coin witticisms and construct cutesy sentences. it's only something small but it really grated on me while reading it. i honestly couldn't wait to finish this book so i could pick up something else. a shame, because dowd does have some interesting points to make. again, the most incisive passage comes not from the author, but from a quoted section:

"Would a man find the prospect of a string of partners so appealing if the following rules were applied: that no matter how much he may like a particular woman and be pleased by her performance and want to sleep with her again, he will have no say in the matter and wil be dependent on her mood and good grace for all future contact; that each act of casual sex will cheapen his status and make him increasingly less attractive to other women; and that society will not wink at his randiness but rather sneer at him and think him pathetic, sullied, smaller than life? Until men are subjected to the same severe standards and threat of censure as women are, and until they are given the lower hand in a so-called casual encounter from the start, it is hard to insist with such self-satisfaction that, hey, it's natural, men like a lot of sex with a lot of people and women don't." ~ Woman Natalie Angier
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Jun 28, 2006, 02:21 PM
it looks interesting. is this her second book? what was the first one about? how does she write?

Yeh, it's her second book. She wrote her first one with 17, it's her real diary. Quite shocking and touching. She tells how she has been used (sexually) by different men, her first experiences of this kind and stuff. It's called 'Mit geschlossenen Augen' (With closed eyes?) and it got very popular. The second one wasn't that interesting to me, she seems very confused (not to say nuts) for me and maybe that's a little bit over the top. But the first one was brilliant, I'm just thankfull my little soul has never got into certain circles she described..
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Jun 29, 2006, 02:25 PM
is there an english translation because the only thing i know how to say in german is herz im kopf, which is one of my favourite movies ever.

i shall ask for it at the book shop next week. if there is an english translation of course. i know they translate the really popular books but if she's an unknown it'll be hard to find. it's rather troublesome.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Jun 30, 2006, 12:44 AM
Hm, I think it's pretty popular.. just ask, I'm sure it has been translated into english!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jul 04, 2006, 10:53 AM
i started reading the great gatsby.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Jul 04, 2006, 12:34 PM
Just started P.K. Dick - Maze of Death
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Jul 04, 2006, 09:21 PM
i started reading the great gatsby.

Uhh, tell me how it is.. I thought about reading it..
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jul 06, 2006, 08:55 PM
i started reading the great gatsby.

Uhh, tell me how it is.. I thought about reading it..

yea it's superb.  perfect writing, nice social commentary, not too long.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Ever_Foreign_Flag on Jul 07, 2006, 09:19 PM
Picture of Dorian Grey's not bad.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Jul 16, 2006, 06:17 AM
i'm half-way through Anna Karenina.

however i am really intent on starting The Asian Mystique by Sheridan Prasso next. She has been writing about Asia for more than fifteen years.

The Asian Mystique lays out a provocative challenge to see Asia and Asians as they really are, with unclouded, deeroticised eyes. It traces the origins of Western stereotypes in history and in Hollywood, examines the phenomenon of ‘yellow fever,' then goes on a reality tour of Asia's go-go bars, middle-class homes, college campuses, business districts, and corridors of power, providing intimate profiles of women's lives and vivid portraits of the human side of an Asia we usually mythologise too well to really understand. It strips away our misconceptions and stereotypes, revealing instead the fully dimensional human beings beyond our usual perceptions. The Asian Mystique is required reading for anyone with interest in or interaction with Asia or Asian-origin people, as well as any serious student or practicioner of East-West relations.


sounds awesome.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Jul 17, 2006, 01:56 PM
Robert Heinlein : The past through tomorrow

Not so bad for the moment, but not great either...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Jul 18, 2006, 12:16 AM
i've read a few books recently, some good (bell jar), some bad (the pact).

atm i'm reading pet sematary.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: MakeFunOfFatPeople on Jul 18, 2006, 02:41 AM
Room Full Of Mirrors by Charles R. Cross, dudes a mac, plus he wrote Heavier Then Heaven about Kurdt Cobain which a whole nother perfect biography in its own right that everyone should check out if they wanna read about a cool ass person, room full of mirrors i may like more though, its just as well written and Jimi Hendrix may be more entertaining, havent even hit his Fame yet, so we'll see.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jul 19, 2006, 02:48 AM
Graphic novels are greeeat! I read summer 2006 ish of VENUS, and aug ish of PYSCHOLOGY TODAY. Im currently half way through july/aug  ADBUSTERS...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: sukkafish on Jul 19, 2006, 05:33 AM
I <3 Chuck Palahniuk's stuff, and Daniel Silva.

Not currently reading anything. Going to read Jeffrey Eugenides 'The Virgin Suicides' next.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jul 19, 2006, 05:42 AM
 ^ my boyfriend let me borrow palahniuks "choke" because its about art.. and blah blah blah... as an artist he said id love it!  i havent gotten to reading it yet! i brought it on two flights. and a long ass road trip to bonnarro.. and still havent gotten to reading it!!!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: sukkafish on Jul 19, 2006, 05:47 AM
Oh you must! It's brilliant!  :D
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: vida_mae on Jul 19, 2006, 05:53 AM
HONEY! I LOVE YOU! AND I KNOW!
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Post by: sukkafish on Jul 19, 2006, 06:01 AM
Can I have your shirt? striiiipeyyy  :D <3
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Post by: no name cola on Jul 19, 2006, 06:07 AM
ive mostly only read bukowski since last october....but lots of it.
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Post by: devilinside on Jul 19, 2006, 06:12 AM
Amchitka and the Bomb: Nuclear Testing in Alaska by Dean W. Kohlhoff .
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Post by: B. on Jul 20, 2006, 02:48 AM
I'm reading the 6th Harry Potter book  ;D
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Post by: BigDave on Jul 25, 2006, 10:35 PM
i have an advance copy of the new irvine welsh novel.  who wants to touch me?
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Post by: sukkafish on Jul 26, 2006, 01:59 AM
I'm reading 'Myst' now. ^^ The book of Atrus.
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Post by: vida_mae on Jul 26, 2006, 04:45 AM
you guys whats the big deal with irvine... ?? tell me what im missing.
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Post by: Mazzy on Jul 26, 2006, 05:47 AM
i'm reading No Logo by Naomi Klein. i feel like i've read this before before because it's so familiar.

i'm going to re-read The Kite Runner. i shouldn't because last time i cried all the way through it. i'm also reading a book on Degas. reliving my high school days some might say.
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Post by: 4th Eye on Jul 26, 2006, 08:38 AM
you guys whats the big deal with irvine... ?? tell me what im missing.

The scots. Weird, crazy bastards. Just imagine a book of Chrisbo, haha! ;)
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Post by: vida_mae on Jul 26, 2006, 09:06 PM
^  oOOoo as long as lotsa pictures in that book of chrisbo, ill sleep with it under my pillow!
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Post by: ChickdelaLynch on Jul 26, 2006, 09:08 PM
i'm reading No Logo by Naomi Klein. i feel like i've read this before before because it's so familiar.

My brother loves that book. He even wrote "No Logo" on his shoe.

I was only able to get about twenty pages into it. Damn school!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Gaz on Jul 26, 2006, 09:17 PM
Finally started reading Yes Man by Danny Wallace, it's really good.
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Post by: tarkil on Jul 31, 2006, 03:39 PM
Finished "The City" from Clifford D. Simak... Very good book ! Makes you think. I enjoyed it a lot!

And I began Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho". I'm at page 100, and it seems really good for the moment !! I looooove the writing style... So cynical, cold etc. Awesome !
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Post by: law on Jul 31, 2006, 03:42 PM
The Broker by John grisham. Good book.


And as always, Preacher... best comic ever.
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Post by: Mad Maynard on Jul 31, 2006, 07:41 PM
  I just finished "Red Dragon", "The Silence of the Lambs", and "Hannibal". All three were pretty good. "Red Dragon" is almost word for word the same as the Brett Ratner movie, except the ending is different. "The Silence of the Lambs" is just like the movie as well but there are several scenes and details in the book that were either changed or left out of the movie. The movie "Hannibal" stays pretty true to the book but it leaves some people out and the ending is totally different.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Aug 06, 2006, 08:18 PM
you guys whats the big deal with irvine... ?? tell me what im missing.

he writes very bleak books about working class life in scotland (mainly in leith) and at the same time make's it hilarious.  he's a genious.


i'm reading slaughterhouse 5 atm.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Aug 07, 2006, 01:21 PM
I just finished American psycho from Bret Easton Ellis, it's pretty awesome !! I really loved reading it, loved the style, the cruelty, the cynism, the darkness, everything !

So now, I just began "Less than Zero" from the same author !! 8)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Aug 07, 2006, 10:10 PM
^^^american psycho is amazing.  i have lunar park to read soon.

slaughterhouse 5 was amazing.

atm i'm reading the wind-up bird chronicle by haruki murakami.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Aug 07, 2006, 10:24 PM
Talking about Murakami stuff :

1) How good are Haruki Murakami's books ? Because I love japanese books, and heard about that Haruki guy, but never bought some of his books...

2) Do any of you have ever read a book from Ryû Murakami ? It's pretty awesome IMO. You can check a wikipedia page on him there (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryu_Murakami), and my advice for a first book to read if you feel like checking him would be Almost Transparent Blue (限りなく透明に近いブルー). It was written in 1976, and it's really a good book to understand these times if you're interested in them. Plus, the ending really makes you think and I love that...
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Post by: Teddy. on Aug 09, 2006, 09:14 AM
is there a book on how to dance like this?
(http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/9706/motocyclenp1.gif)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Aug 09, 2006, 12:51 PM
Talking about Murakami stuff :

1) How good are Haruki Murakami's books ? Because I love japanese books, and heard about that Haruki guy, but never bought some of his books...

2) Do any of you have ever read a book from Ryû Murakami ? It's pretty awesome IMO. You can check a wikipedia page on him there (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryu_Murakami), and my advice for a first book to read if you feel like checking him would be Almost Transparent Blue (限りなく透明に近いブルー). It was written in 1976, and it's really a good book to understand these times if you're interested in them. Plus, the ending really makes you think and I love that...

i love him. i've never gotten into japanese writers before but he's pretty awesome. i love how the characters are so familiar to me but it never gets boring. see, i'm so shit at describing it.

i'm reading The First Stone: Some Questions about Sex and Power by Helen Garner. Helen Garner gives feminists a good name. her views echo everything i'd ever hoped feminism could be. these questions of sex and power are ones that should be considered by every young woman. summed up brilliantly by Zoe Heller's opening quote:

"The struggle for women's rights is...not a matter of gender loyalty. It is a matter of ethical principle, and as such, it does not dictate automatic allegiance to the women's side in any given argument."
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: ChickdelaLynch on Aug 10, 2006, 08:40 AM
I just got finished reading Quentin Tarantino: The Man and His Movies, which was really good despite the fact I know a lot about him. I still managed to find out some more information though and it gave me more motivation to just go out and make a film.
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Post by: yoda on mars on Aug 12, 2006, 01:03 PM
I don't know why I love SF so much. Does anyone read DUNE series. Amazing stuff. I'be read it like 5 time already.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Aug 13, 2006, 10:02 PM
Talking about Murakami stuff :

1) How good are Haruki Murakami's books ? Because I love japanese books, and heard about that Haruki guy, but never bought some of his books...

2) Do any of you have ever read a book from Ryû Murakami ? It's pretty awesome IMO. You can check a wikipedia page on him there (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryu_Murakami), and my advice for a first book to read if you feel like checking him would be Almost Transparent Blue (限りなく透明に近いブルー). It was written in 1976, and it's really a good book to understand these times if you're interested in them. Plus, the ending really makes you think and I love that...

he's and incredible writer.  his writing stlye is just perfect.  he makes making a sandwich sound like the most beautiful thing in the world.
some of his books are quite surreal, bu the one i suggest you start with - Norwegian Wood - is relatively 'normal' by his standards, but has it's wierd moments.
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Post by: Frankz0r on Aug 13, 2006, 10:13 PM
I finished Paulo Coelho's Eleven Minutes today... It was cool  :'(
Now Im gonna buy Veronika Decides to Die  :)

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Post by: rxqueen on Aug 13, 2006, 10:49 PM
he makes making a sandwich sound like the most beautiful thing in the world.

I love when a writer has this talent. Hermann Hesse!!!!!  :D


Does anyone know a really good book about planets. Like a sum up? I want one for Dan.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Aug 18, 2006, 06:42 PM
i've nearly finished crash by j.g. ballard.  very strange.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Aug 24, 2006, 01:57 PM
I finished the first 3 books of a serie by John Gregory Betancourt which is a prequel to Roger Zelany's 9 princes of Amber cycle called "Dawn of Amber".

It's awesome !!!!!!!!! I really loved Zelazny's cycle, and Betancourt has managed to render Zelazny's books style... And it's awesome.

I just saw that he wrote a 4th one, but it's not translated in french for the moment... I think I'm gonna buy it from amazon.com in english pretty soon... :)

I also began Palanhiuk's Lullaby... Not fond of it for the moment, but it's still just the begininng...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Aug 24, 2006, 04:34 PM
when i finish tolstoy's book, i'm going to start on margaret atwood. i've never read her before. i've just read one poem because it was part of our english text in high school. i'm looking forward to it.
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Post by: fireflyry on Aug 24, 2006, 04:52 PM
I just finished House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski and it is hands down one of the most original and amazing books I have ever read.

Awesome and theres nothing else like it.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Aug 24, 2006, 05:02 PM
when i finish tolstoy's book, i'm going to start on margaret atwood. i've never read her before. i've just read one poem because it was part of our english text in high school. i'm looking forward to it.

Which Tolstoy book was it ?

I just finished House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski and it is hands down one of the most original and amazing books I have ever read.

Awesome and theres nothing else like it.

What's it about ?

Yeah I know I could use google, but I'd rather have your opinion than a John Doe's one...
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Post by: fireflyry on Aug 24, 2006, 05:23 PM
It's a combination of two narratives one being of a family just moving into a house and the other of diary entrys which slowly intertwines with the first narrative although it's hard to explain with out giving it away, but the house is really strange in that it changes shape, measures and has larger dimensions on the inside than the outside, etc but the thing that really makes this book original is that the text is layed out to pace/change the way you normally read a book at all.

For example some pages only have one word so the sentence is therefore slowed, some pages the text is scattered and rotated so it takes time to actually make out whats happening while in others the text takes on the very shape of the narrative as in a man is
f
a
l
l
i
n
g or is walking s l o  w   e   r  a    n     d      s       l        o         w        e           r  and the text actually flows with the direct actions occuring in the narrative.

I've never read or seen a book like it, quite amazing.
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Post by: tarkil on Aug 24, 2006, 05:25 PM
Seems awesome... I'm gonna look for it... Thanks for the tip mah man... ;)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: fireflyry on Aug 24, 2006, 05:33 PM
fo sho
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Post by: Necrocetaceanbeastiality on Aug 24, 2006, 11:05 PM
I'm almost through Foundation.

Asimov is a god.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Aug 25, 2006, 12:19 PM
Foundation is indeed awesome...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Necrocetaceanbeastiality on Aug 25, 2006, 12:32 PM
I've loved Asimov since I first read I, Robot.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Aug 25, 2006, 12:37 PM
Actually I can't remember what I first read from him... Something dealing with robots I'm pretty sure... I think it was Caves of Steel maybe... Anyway, that was the beginning of a long love story... :)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Aug 25, 2006, 12:41 PM
when i finish tolstoy's book, i'm going to start on margaret atwood. i've never read her before. i've just read one poem because it was part of our english text in high school. i'm looking forward to it.

Which Tolstoy book was it ?


anna karenina. i'm up to the last part. i am not reading anything till i finish this book. it's amazing but with long hours at work i hardly have energy to read anything these days. it's a challenge. i try to hold onto every minute of reading i can get to finish it.
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Post by: tarkil on Aug 25, 2006, 12:45 PM
How good is the book ?
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Post by: Azwethinkweiz on Aug 25, 2006, 01:30 PM
i ordered 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay' yesterday.

a friend of mine recommended it. i have no idea what to expect.

anybody read it?
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Post by: Paint Your Lips on Aug 25, 2006, 05:02 PM
Just starting on Bret Easton Ellis' Below Zero (i'm guessing that's the englih title)

Got high expectations ... Perhaps even too high.
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Post by: Azwethinkweiz on Aug 25, 2006, 05:13 PM
*Less Than Zero ;)

it's a great book, marty.
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Post by: tarkil on Aug 25, 2006, 05:16 PM
I read it few weeks ago... If you read American Psycho, you're gonna be disappointed... This book is like a not mature version of it (Easton Ellis was somtehing like 20 or 21 when he wrote it), and you can feel it. Still good, but definitely not great !
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Post by: Paint Your Lips on Aug 25, 2006, 05:43 PM
I read it few weeks ago... If you read American Psycho, you're gonna be disappointed... This book is like a not mature version of it (Easton Ellis was somtehing like 20 or 21 when he wrote it), and you can feel it. Still good, but definitely not great !
Thanks, man. Haha, you def. lowered my expectations. :)
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Post by: tarkil on Aug 25, 2006, 05:54 PM
Like that, you won't be disappointed... But it's still a pretty good book, don't worry... That guy's way of writing is just awesome...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Aug 31, 2006, 03:39 PM
Currently reading Neil Gaiman - Stardust.

So far, so good !
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Post by: Jerry_Curls on Sep 01, 2006, 12:18 AM
Ok I've been reading through these posts trying to get an idea of what to read, but I still never know what to get when I'm at the book store because I blank out. So I was wondering if you guys can just list some books [with their authors stated] that I should read. I like really cynical, dark, bascially existentialist books, but if there is a book that isn't like that and its short and very good, then recommend away! I haven't read a book in awhile and I barely got to reading the second novela by Nathaniel West. Help a brotha out.
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Post by: hellview on Sep 01, 2006, 02:47 AM
I really like this book.

http://www.planetdan.net/pics/babies/index.htm
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Sep 01, 2006, 10:34 AM
Ok I've been reading through these posts trying to get an idea of what to read, but I still never know what to get when I'm at the book store because I blank out. So I was wondering if you guys can just list some books [with their authors stated] that I should read. I like really cynical, dark, bascially existentialist books, but if there is a book that isn't like that and its short and very good, then recommend away! I haven't read a book in awhile and I barely got to reading the second novela by Nathaniel West. Help a brotha out.

Prep by Curtis Sittenfield. i own an extra copy. i can send it to you by mail. it's pretty good. the main character is a girl. you'll like it. i don't know though, i just think you'll like it because i loved it. i had to read it in one go which took me two days minus sleeping, showering, eating, scratching my butt.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Sep 01, 2006, 01:12 PM
Ok I've been reading through these posts trying to get an idea of what to read, but I still never know what to get when I'm at the book store because I blank out. So I was wondering if you guys can just list some books [with their authors stated] that I should read. I like really cynical, dark, bascially existentialist books, but if there is a book that isn't like that and its short and very good, then recommend away! I haven't read a book in awhile and I barely got to reading the second novela by Nathaniel West. Help a brotha out.

You want to read everything by Chuck Palanhiuk and Bret Easton Ellis (if you haven't already!!).
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Post by: BigDave on Sep 01, 2006, 04:06 PM
read last exit to brooklyn by the man in my sig.



i'm about halfway through haunted by chuck palahniuk.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Sep 01, 2006, 04:23 PM
read last exit to brooklyn by the man in my sig.



i'm about halfway through haunted by chuck palahniuk.

i just finished reading Invisible Monsters. brilliant man. it always amazes me, he always amazes me. the subjects which he writes about and the topics he covers within those pages.

grabs right into your chest.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Sep 01, 2006, 05:06 PM
yea invisible monsters is one of his best, along with choke.
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Post by: Azwethinkweiz on Sep 01, 2006, 07:05 PM
so i bought Fyodor Dostoevsky's 'The Idiot' today.

have anyone read this?

i can't wait. heard lot's of great things about it.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Sep 02, 2006, 10:11 PM
Thanks for the recommendations mangs. I bought Norwegian Wood. I'll buy Choke next.

And Mazzy, I would love for that mailage to happen. I never get mail and it would make me so happy.
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Post by: lithium royalty on Sep 03, 2006, 12:44 AM
every bret easton ellis fan should read lunar park.

i read it about an year ago, and it's fuckin creepy.


they should make it into a movie.


and chuck's best book imo is survivor with lullabye as a close second.
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Post by: Jerry_Curls on Sep 03, 2006, 01:04 AM
I've read many different "chucks best book is.." so which one is it? How about a better quetion...which one is a good on for a Chuck starter to read at first? I don't want to read Figth Club because I already saw the movie and I'll read that another time but which one should I read to start off with? I was thinking of reading Choke. Bad decision?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lithium royalty on Sep 03, 2006, 01:09 AM
no, choke is awesome.

don't start off with diary, as it tends to lag.. or haunted coz it sorta gets complicated with all the characters..


start off with choke, you'll love it.
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Post by: rainnyx4 on Sep 03, 2006, 01:38 AM
Chuck Palahniuk is good but highly overrated.  He's such an Art-slut/Art-fag circle jerk author.

http://www.somethingawful.com/index.php?a=3606

This somethingawful article is a fairly good synopsis of Palahniuk's writing method.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Azwethinkweiz on Sep 03, 2006, 01:39 AM
yes, lunar park is awesome and fucking creepy.

'choke' is also a great read.

Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lithium royalty on Sep 03, 2006, 01:43 AM
your moms overrated.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rainnyx4 on Sep 03, 2006, 01:45 AM
your moms overrated.

I'm adopted.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lithium royalty on Sep 03, 2006, 02:17 AM
your adoptive mothers overrated.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Sep 03, 2006, 07:50 AM
Chuck Palahniuk is good but highly overrated.  He's such an Art-slut/Art-fag circle jerk author.

http://www.somethingawful.com/index.php?a=3606

This somethingawful article is a fairly good synopsis of Palahniuk's writing method.

nooooo. i so don't agree with this. i disagree so much that i'm forced to give my argument as to why.

chuck writes women, although troubled, very well. he's one of the few male writers that i feel can write women. after i read Choke, which was my first book, i automatically knew or felt that he was gay. lullaby and choke have great women that could so easily be written as weak or less than. they have great diginty. his women is what draws me to him.

and i'm not being stereotypical (or at least very general), in saying that gay men write women very well. stereotypical would be to say because he's gay he is more feminine or what have you. which i totally disagree with.

homosexuality requires a different take on what is masculine and feminine then mainstream society. IT allows a more fluid idea of gender and sexuality. i find his women to have the malleability that i don't know if a straight writer would have. i'm not saying that because he's gay he's better to women. i'm saying because he's fair to women i knew he was gay.


Thanks for the recommendations mangs. I bought Norwegian Wood. I'll buy Choke next.

And Mazzy, I would love for that mailage to happen. I never get mail and it would make me so happy.

pm me your address and i will send you some goods. i have to mail people a lot of crap this month because after this month i will have absolutely no time for anything. i'll make you a brian flag out of my underwear material. it could possibly become a symbol for the brotherhood, eh.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Sep 03, 2006, 09:40 PM
i think chuck palahniuk is over rated because he can be very repetative.  i read his book's in order, and by diary i was rolling my eyes.  regardless, i do think he is very talented, and haunted seems like a different direction for him, even if some of his writing traits are still present.  (plus sometime's he wishes he was douglas coupland).
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Azwethinkweiz on Sep 03, 2006, 09:43 PM
i'm going to ask again. have anyone read Fyodor Dostoevsky's 'The Idiot'?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Sep 04, 2006, 04:06 AM
^ I have no idea mang

Just bought Choke. I will start tonight. ^_^
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Sep 04, 2006, 05:17 AM
i think chuck palahniuk is over rated because he can be very repetative.  i read his book's in order, and by diary i was rolling my eyes.  regardless, i do think he is very talented, and haunted seems like a different direction for him, even if some of his writing traits are still present.  (plus sometime's he wishes he was douglas coupland).

most writers tend to be repetitive. i just think the way he can express women's emotions is so spot on. it's like he becomes a woman completely. i admire that about him. i didn't think a man could hit the right spot that well.

i'm going to ask again. have anyone read Fyodor Dostoevsky's 'The Idiot'?

yes. it's good. i prefer his other books but this book is totally hyped up and rightly so. i have too big of a headache to explain any further.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Sep 04, 2006, 03:28 PM
i didn't think a man could hit the right spot that well.

You mean the G one right ?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Sep 12, 2006, 03:48 AM
i just finished reading the Handmaid's Tale.

HOW THE FUCK CAN SHE END IT LIKE THAT!!

what happens to Offred? is she smuggled out or captured?

omg, Margaret Atwood!! you suck for doing that to me.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: brep on Sep 12, 2006, 07:55 AM
i'm going to ask again. have anyone read Fyodor Dostoevsky's 'The Idiot'?

i havent read that one, but i finished crime and punishment not too long ago. it was ok.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: blue_silver on Sep 12, 2006, 07:41 PM
I am in the middle of a book I highly recommend right now called "The Observations of the Beautiful and the Sublime" by Immanual Kant...

it is a really good book, it has helped me understand why I am attrached to some things that are so dark and kinda terrifying (the sublime) while other people are more attrached to a more general sense of beauty... I recommend it, pick it up, expand your consciousness... 
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Kurisuta on Sep 12, 2006, 11:41 PM
Azwethinkweiz The Idiot is one of my favourite novels. I love Dostoyevsky's writing. His characters are always very complex, but I can still get the sense that they are real people, I can relate to them.

As for Chuck Palahnuik, I don't like his style at all. Something about it just annoys me, I can never really put my finger on it exactly though. I think he is highly overrated, although I do agree he writes women better than many male authors.

Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Maximum Bob on Sep 15, 2006, 03:02 AM
Books? yo I's read a couple.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Oct 16, 2006, 02:24 AM
book's i'm reading for my course at uni at the moment are

the structure of scientific revolutions by thomas kuhn
utilitarianism by mill
leviathan by hobbes

i haven't had the chance to read for pleasure yet, it's quite annoying.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Oct 16, 2006, 02:36 AM
Robin Hobb - The Farseer Trilogy : Assassin's Apprentice
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: hellview on Oct 16, 2006, 05:47 AM
everyone go read Lust For Life.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Oct 16, 2006, 06:17 AM
Halfway through Women by Charles Bukowski. Next is In The Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami.

Just came back from buying Survivor by Chuck Palahnuik and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: jbmp1390 on Oct 16, 2006, 06:41 AM
I'm about halfway through Interview With The Vampire. I highly recommend it to everyone.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Oct 16, 2006, 02:27 PM
Halfway through Women by Charles Bukowski. Next is In The Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami.

Just came back from buying Survivor by Chuck Palahnuik and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.

all amazing books.  the wind-up bird chronicle is beyond words.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: neurotic on Oct 17, 2006, 04:30 PM
I'm about halfway through Interview With The Vampire. I highly recommend it to everyone.

agreed.
I'm reading The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice.. only couple of more pages left..
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Oct 17, 2006, 05:18 PM
I always have time for Lovecraft or Richard Laymon.  I'm reading Lurker in the Lobby: A Guide to the Cinema of H.P. Lovecraft right now and it's pretty good.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Maximum Bob on Oct 18, 2006, 02:38 AM
The Exorcist.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Oct 27, 2006, 07:55 AM
i am half-way through Murakami's blind willow, sleeping woman.

it's beautiful. birthday girl, man-eating cats and a 'poor aunt' story all stick in my mind right now. if you ever want to be a writer, don't bother hahaha you will never be as good as this. this is how amazing this man is.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Oct 27, 2006, 04:22 PM
Seio NAGAO - Yomotsukuni no miko.

a translation could be "the prince of darkness".
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Moz La Punk on Oct 28, 2006, 06:50 PM
the Swarm by the German Frank Schatzing is pretty good. Its about a tsunami and more sea-stuff. He puts in a LOT of information but once you get used to that, it makes the story only stronger. Recommended.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Sleep on Nov 01, 2006, 09:14 AM
The Trial by Franz Kafka
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Nov 02, 2006, 02:28 PM
Babylon Babies by Maurice G. Dantec, a french writer. Just began it this morning, but this author is great, so I have high expectations for this one.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Deft One on Nov 03, 2006, 01:05 AM
Robin Hobb - The Farseer Trilogy : Assassin's Apprentice

An absolute stuninng series of books you wont regret starting them mate.

I just finished 'The Long Walk' by Stephen King under the Bachman alias it really screwed me up its a vile, horrible, and amazing book. Basically the books changed how I look at walking forever lol
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Nov 03, 2006, 01:07 AM
That's one of King's best stories.  That and The Mist are great.  Anyone read any Richard Laymon?  My second favorite only to Lovecraft.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Nov 03, 2006, 01:09 AM
Robin Hobb - The Farseer Trilogy : Assassin's Apprentice

I fnished the first one, was pretty good, not revolutionary, but a pretty good reading... I still need to buy the 2 next ones... I'll get them soon... :)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Nov 03, 2006, 01:10 AM
Anyone read any Richard Laymon?  My second favorite only to Lovecraft.

Wow, I love Lovecraft, but I never heard about that Richard Laymon guy... What kind of books does he write ? Similar to Lovecraft ?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Nov 03, 2006, 01:15 AM
Oh no, not at all.  He writes more about sex and violence than anything, but he makes it fun.  I've read everything Lovecraft that I can find, I think my book count is 42.  My absolute favorite going on ten years now.  If you want more Lovecraft style you're going to be hard pressed to do so, but there are a few who dabble in the Mythos.  Brian Lumley and August Derleth are the two best.  Have you ever read any of the anthologies that contain contemporary authors writing in the Mythos world?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Nov 03, 2006, 01:19 AM
No, I usually don't like very much when writers reuse a world created by another one to make a book about it.

I read quite a lot of Lovecraft's stuff too, but that was quite some time ago, and I really have no idea how many I read... :-\
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Nov 03, 2006, 01:22 AM
I've heard many people say that about taking others ideas, and I agree most of the time.  With Lovecraft, he actually encouraged other authors to join in the Mythos.  Some of the material he used before he died contained ideas from other authors that contributed.  Hell, he helped "ghostwrite" short stories for amateurs and ended up changing them to conform to his fictional world.  He was one of a kind.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Nov 03, 2006, 01:26 AM
Yeah, he was a fucking original... I used to read a lot of his books before, but that was years ago, and I'm not into him that much anymore... I remember these were awesome books to read though... Fucking crazy ones...

Another crazy writer (not the same craziness though) is Philip K. Dick. I dunno if you read stuff from him... I think he may be my favourite writer. Damn, he's completely insane...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Nov 03, 2006, 01:28 AM
That's strange that you mention that because I've been meaning to look into him.  A lot of scholars compare him to Lovecraft (in theory not style or subject) and I've heard he's pretty good.  Any suggestions? 
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Nov 03, 2006, 01:36 AM
Well, pretty hard to tell as I read nearly all of his books (and it's quite a few... :)).

I'd say Ubik. But there's so many to really advice you one. But Ubik or "Do Androids dream of Electric Sheeps ?" may be good to start.

He's really a gorgeous writer.


"Cool" thing is that the day of his death is the day of my birth... And he's one of my fav writers... Talk about coincidences... :)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Nov 03, 2006, 01:40 AM
That's life.  Is the electric sheep one, isn't that what Blade Runner's based on?  Or am I way off base.  I'm the horror fan but I don't normally get into scifi/fantasy very often.  From what I've heard about him though he transcends categorizing.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Nov 03, 2006, 02:11 AM
That's life.  Is the electric sheep one, isn't that what Blade Runner's based on?  Or am I way off base.  I'm the horror fan but I don't normally get into scifi/fantasy very often.  From what I've heard about him though he transcends categorizing.

It's indeed Blade Runner. P.K. Dick is more a scifi writer obviously, but saying he transcends categorizing is quite accurate actually. It will still look like scifi though.

You should give it a try. At worse, you'll only lose few bucks, and few hours in your life... ;)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: brep on Nov 03, 2006, 08:25 AM
im about to start animal farm. it seems interesting
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: neurotic on Nov 05, 2006, 02:03 AM
im about to start animal farm. it seems interesting

it is. very metaphorical..
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Drakesmoke1 on Nov 05, 2006, 02:11 AM
Just finished 'Northern Lights' by Philip Pullman...the most adult friendly kid's book I ever read, absolutely engrossing!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Nov 05, 2006, 03:51 AM
i am half-way through Murakami's blind willow, sleeping woman.

it's beautiful. birthday girl, man-eating cats and a 'poor aunt' story all stick in my mind right now. if you ever want to be a writer, don't bother hahaha you will never be as good as this. this is how amazing this man is.

Haha weird. Just last night I was in Barnes & Noble and I picked up this book to see which Murakami novel I should read.

I'm in the middle of In The Miso Soup right now. Suspenseful.

Next, The Wind-UP Bird Chronicle. Excited.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Juicy Fruit on Nov 05, 2006, 04:00 AM
Someone recommend me a good novel. I need to break free of my Harry Potter chains and actually start reading books intended for the adult age bracket. I shall force myself!

Someone told me to read The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I got it out from the library but never read it (typical me). Has anyone here read it, and if so, is it any good?

Thanks!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Nov 05, 2006, 04:12 AM
I really liked Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Juicy Fruit on Nov 05, 2006, 04:18 AM
What's it about?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Nov 06, 2006, 03:08 PM
love, sex, tragedy, beauty, university.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Sleep on Nov 07, 2006, 02:00 AM
everyone go read Lust For Life.

is this about van gogh?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: one weak on Nov 07, 2006, 06:03 AM
in the past 2 months i've read and recomend becuase i loved all of them:

the unbearable lightness of being- Milan Kundera
as i lay dying- William Faulkner (i'm officially obsessed with Faulkner)
the bluest eye- Toni Morrison
Franny and Zooey- J.D. Salinger
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Sleep on Nov 08, 2006, 01:34 AM
in the past 2 months i've read and recomend becuase i loved all of them:


as i lay dying- William Faulkner (i'm officially obsessed with Faulkner)


Likewise. Some of his short stories are just fucking eerie for instance: "A Rose for Emily"

He captures the human psyche on levels that no (American) author has done before his time.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Nov 08, 2006, 01:38 AM
What about Richard Matheson?  I am Legend?  Some classic horror like Blackwood, Derleth, Lovecraft, Poe, Bierce?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Nov 08, 2006, 07:10 AM
Just bought How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers. Can't wait.

In The Miso Soup is really good and gory.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Nov 08, 2006, 03:05 PM
I keep hearing good things about the Miso Soup book and I've only passed it a hundred times with an itch to buy it.  Looks like I'm picking it up now!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Drakesmoke1 on Nov 08, 2006, 03:17 PM
I read a Dave Eggers book once, although I can't for the life of me remember what it was! Did he write that one called 'A Staggering Work of Heartbreaking Genius' by any chance?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tension_the_wire on Nov 09, 2006, 05:58 AM
I've just started reading the Thomas Covenant series.
i've just finished the first book: Lord Foul's Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Book 1) and now I can't find any more apart from the White Gold Welder (which is one of the last books).

Im also trying to get my hands on the Coheed and Cambria comics...but new Zealand isn't known for our reading skills so i can't find it :(
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Nov 09, 2006, 06:00 AM
I read a Dave Eggers book once, although I can't for the life of me remember what it was! Did he write that one called 'A Staggering Work of Heartbreaking Genius' by any chance?

That was him. And I LOVE that one.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Drakesmoke1 on Nov 09, 2006, 05:19 PM
I read a Dave Eggers book once, although I can't for the life of me remember what it was! Did he write that one called 'A Staggering Work of Heartbreaking Genius' by any chance?

That was him. And I LOVE that one.

Yeah it was quite good wasn't it. Maybe a bit too postmodern, although I guess that it served to break up the grinding horror/tragedy of it all. What's this other one about?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Sleep on Nov 09, 2006, 07:46 PM
LMAO. I loved A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius...Eggers is great.

He also writes "What is the What," "How we are Hungry," "We Shall Know Our Velocity..." 

"What is the What" was very compelling.

Oh, and Tension...you can easy get the Coheed comics through a torrent file. I have them in electronic copy (for now), so pm me if you need help, they're worth having.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Nov 20, 2006, 06:09 PM
Now reading volume 3 of Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb... Not the most original books ever, but it's really getting interesting to read. I finished 1 whole volume yesterday, and I'm getting thirsty to know what's gonna happen next... :)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Nov 27, 2006, 09:59 AM
Just bought:

Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: hellview on Nov 28, 2006, 02:14 AM
I'm reading Lust For Life by Irving Stone.


and the bible.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: CitizenSoul on Nov 29, 2006, 07:26 AM
Last night I wrote a reading list, I'm already in the middle of "Everyman." Give me some opinions on these pieces if you've read them.

1. Everyman. Philip Roth
2. As I Lay Dying. William Faulker
3. Love. Tony Morrison
4. Blood Meridian. Carmac McCarthy
5. Needful Things. Stephen King
6. Invisible Monsters. Chuck Palahniuk
7. Go Tell it to the Mountain
8. Great Expectations. Charles Dickens
9. Welcome to the Monkey House. Kurt Vonnegut
10. Gravity's Rainbow. Thomas Pynchon
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Nov 29, 2006, 02:08 PM
P.K. Dick - Galactic pot healer...

Pretty atypic/weird book from Dick, but I really like it for the moment...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Nov 29, 2006, 08:14 PM
I just bought the biography of Kofi Annan, can't wait.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Nov 30, 2006, 05:06 AM
in the past 2 months i've read and recomend becuase i loved all of them:

the unbearable lightness of being- Milan Kundera
as i lay dying- William Faulkner (i'm officially obsessed with Faulkner)
the bluest eye- Toni Morrison
Franny and Zooey- J.D. Salinger

the unbearable lightness of being is fucking...indescribable. i haven't met a person who wasn't touched by that book. thomas and tereza are the perfect definition of soulmates.

i think it was in chapter nine [i can't remember, i gave my copy to cross] where the issue of animals is mentioned and i think it was with franz looking into the horses eyes and he starts to cry and apologise. i bawled my eyes out during that. so fucking hit the nail right into the core.

this is what i have been reading this month:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/JoyfulMaz/books.jpg)

i've finished the kite runner and neverwhere. i started cat's eye last night.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: why? on Nov 30, 2006, 11:39 AM
Just bought How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers. Can't wait.

In The Miso Soup is really good and gory.

ehh, didn't really like In The Miso Soup. i bought it because the dude (ryu murakami) has the last name as haruki murakami, my favorite author. i'm not really into reading about that kinda stuff, i save that for my movies.

also, i just got "the castle" by franz kafka, "the captin and the enemy" by grahme green, "the physiognomy" by jefferey ford and "the joke's over" by ralph steadman, the artist who did work for hunter s. thompson (fear and loathing). should be good.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Nov 30, 2006, 03:32 PM
this is what i have been reading this month:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/JoyfulMaz/books.jpg)

i've finished the kite runner and neverwhere. i started cat's eye last night.

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman is great... Actually, lots of books from Neil Gaiman are great...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Sleep on Dec 04, 2006, 12:23 PM
Anything by Faulkner is worth reading...

Right now I'm reading a non-fiction called "A Language Older than Words" By Derrick Jensen.. It's amazing. He juxtaposes his abuse as a child with the way we are abusing mother nature...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Layla on Dec 05, 2006, 02:48 AM
Hes just not in the stars, by jenni kosarin. Its really funny and oddly acurate...niccolo machiavelli, hitler, karl marx, oliver cromwel, michael morre, muhammad, pope john paul II all have ther sun and venus in taurus...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Jan 10, 2007, 12:54 PM
I just finished reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle...boy did that take me a while. I liked it a lot. I would love to see one of Haruki Murakami's novels turned into a movie.

Books I have waiting for me to read:

-Ham On Rye by Charles Bukowski
-The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
-Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim by David Sedaris
-The Fall by Albert Camus
-Survivor by Chuck Palahnuik
-Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami
-Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

So I need your help; which one should I read? I'm thinking of reading a funny book after having read The Wind Up Bird, which is depressing, so yeah, help me pick one.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: raynor on Jan 11, 2007, 03:18 PM
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
I wanna read that one as well.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: neurotic on Jan 11, 2007, 10:55 PM
currently reading Discworld series of books by Terry Pratchett.. me likes! :D
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: stu on Jan 11, 2007, 11:05 PM
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
I wanna read that one as well.
its good

the curious incident of the dog in the night time by mark haddon
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Jan 12, 2007, 01:30 AM
The Picture of Dorian Gray is awesome.  One of my favorite classic dark novels.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lithium royalty on Jan 12, 2007, 10:31 AM
i know a dude named dorian..


Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Jan 12, 2007, 10:35 AM
currently reading Discworld series of books by Terry Pratchett.. me likes! :D

Yes, that's indeed pretty awesome... :)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lithium royalty on Jan 12, 2007, 10:49 AM
while browsing around the library downtown, I had to take a piss. As I entered the john a big beautiful all-american football hero type, about twenty-five, came out of one of the booths. I stood at the urinal looking at him out of the corner of my eye as he washed his hands. He didn't once look at me. He was "straight" and married -- and in any case I was sure I wouldn't have a chance with him. As soon as he left I darted into the booth he'd vacated, hoping there might be a lingering smell of shit and even a seat still warm from his sturdy young ass. I found not only the smell but the shit itself. He'd forgotten to flush. And what a treasure he had left behind. Three or four beautiful specimens floated in the bowl. It apparently had been a fairly dry, constipated shit, for all were fat, stiff, and ruggedly textured. The real prize was a great feast of turd -- a nine inch gastrointestinal triumph as thick as a man's wrist. I knelt before the bowl, inhaling the rich brown fragrance and wondered if I should obey the impulse building up inside me. I'd always been a heavy rimmer and had lapped up more than one little clump of shit, but that had been just an inevitable part of eating ass and not an end in itself. Of course I'd had jerk-off fantasies of devouring great loads of it (what rimmer hasn't), but I had never done it. Now, here I was, confronted with the most beautiful five-pound turd I'd ever feasted my eyes on, a sausage fit to star in any fantasy and one I knew to have been hatched from the asshole of the world's handsomest young stud. Why not? I plucked it from the bowl, holding it with both hands to keep it from breaking. I lifted it to my nose. It smelled like rich, ripe limburger (horrid, but thrilling), yet had the consistency of cheddar. What is cheese anyway but milk turning to shit without the benefit of a digestive tract? I gave it a lick and found that it tasted better then it smelled. I've found since then that shit nearly almost does. I hesitated no longer. I shoved the fucking thing as far into my mouth as I could get it and sucked on it like a big brown cock, beating my meat like a madman. I wanted to completely engulf it and bit off a large chunk, flooding my mouth with the intense, bittersweet flavor. To my delight I found that while the water in the bowl had chilled the outside of the turd, it was still warm inside. As I chewed I discovered that it was filled with hard little bits of something I soon identified as peanuts. He hadn't chewed them carefully and they'd passed through his body virtually unchanged. I ate it greedily, sending lump after peanutty lump sliding scratchily down my throat. My only regret was the donor of this feast wasn't there to wash it down with his piss. I soon reached a terrific climax. I caught my cum in the cupped palm of my hand and drank it down. Believe me, there is no more delightful combination of flavors than the hot sweetness of cum with the rich bitterness of shit. Afterwards I was sorry that I hadn't made it last longer. But then I realized that I still had a lot of fun in store for me. There was still a clutch of virile turds left in the bowl. I tenderly fished them out, rolled them into my hankerchief, and stashed them in my briefcase. In the week to come I found all kinds of ways to eat the shit without bolting it right down. Once eaten it's gone forever unless you want to filch it third hand out of your own asshole. Not an unreasonable recourse in moments of desperation or simple boredom. I stored the turds in the refrigerator when I was not using them but within a week they were all gone. The last one I held in my mouth without chewing, letting it slowly dissolve. I had liquid shit trickling down my throat for nearly four hours. I must have had six orgasms in the process. I often think of that lovely young guy dropping solid gold out of his sweet, pink asshole every day, never knowing what joy it could, and at least once did, bring to a grateful shiteater.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Paint Your Lips on Jan 12, 2007, 08:30 PM
Reading jPod by Douglas Coupland. Awesome book. I recommend it to everyone. Go get it ... :)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: law on Jan 12, 2007, 08:53 PM
Cool.

Just about to start 'Thud!' by Terry Pratchet, looks very good.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Jan 13, 2007, 08:37 AM
while browsing around the library downtown, I had to take a piss. As I entered the john a big beautiful all-american football hero type, about twenty-five, came out of one of the booths. I stood at the urinal looking at him out of the corner of my eye as he washed his hands. He didn't once look at me. He was "straight" and married -- and in any case I was sure I wouldn't have a chance with him. As soon as he left I darted into the booth he'd vacated, hoping there might be a lingering smell of shit and even a seat still warm from his sturdy young ass. I found not only the smell but the shit itself. He'd forgotten to flush. And what a treasure he had left behind. Three or four beautiful specimens floated in the bowl. It apparently had been a fairly dry, constipated shit, for all were fat, stiff, and ruggedly textured. The real prize was a great feast of turd -- a nine inch gastrointestinal triumph as thick as a man's wrist. I knelt before the bowl, inhaling the rich brown fragrance and wondered if I should obey the impulse building up inside me. I'd always been a heavy rimmer and had lapped up more than one little clump of shit, but that had been just an inevitable part of eating ass and not an end in itself. Of course I'd had jerk-off fantasies of devouring great loads of it (what rimmer hasn't), but I had never done it. Now, here I was, confronted with the most beautiful five-pound turd I'd ever feasted my eyes on, a sausage fit to star in any fantasy and one I knew to have been hatched from the asshole of the world's handsomest young stud. Why not? I plucked it from the bowl, holding it with both hands to keep it from breaking. I lifted it to my nose. It smelled like rich, ripe limburger (horrid, but thrilling), yet had the consistency of cheddar. What is cheese anyway but milk turning to shit without the benefit of a digestive tract? I gave it a lick and found that it tasted better then it smelled. I've found since then that shit nearly almost does. I hesitated no longer. I shoved the fucking thing as far into my mouth as I could get it and sucked on it like a big brown cock, beating my meat like a madman. I wanted to completely engulf it and bit off a large chunk, flooding my mouth with the intense, bittersweet flavor. To my delight I found that while the water in the bowl had chilled the outside of the turd, it was still warm inside. As I chewed I discovered that it was filled with hard little bits of something I soon identified as peanuts. He hadn't chewed them carefully and they'd passed through his body virtually unchanged. I ate it greedily, sending lump after peanutty lump sliding scratchily down my throat. My only regret was the donor of this feast wasn't there to wash it down with his piss. I soon reached a terrific climax. I caught my cum in the cupped palm of my hand and drank it down. Believe me, there is no more delightful combination of flavors than the hot sweetness of cum with the rich bitterness of shit. Afterwards I was sorry that I hadn't made it last longer. But then I realized that I still had a lot of fun in store for me. There was still a clutch of virile turds left in the bowl. I tenderly fished them out, rolled them into my hankerchief, and stashed them in my briefcase. In the week to come I found all kinds of ways to eat the shit without bolting it right down. Once eaten it's gone forever unless you want to filch it third hand out of your own asshole. Not an unreasonable recourse in moments of desperation or simple boredom. I stored the turds in the refrigerator when I was not using them but within a week they were all gone. The last one I held in my mouth without chewing, letting it slowly dissolve. I had liquid shit trickling down my throat for nearly four hours. I must have had six orgasms in the process. I often think of that lovely young guy dropping solid gold out of his sweet, pink asshole every day, never knowing what joy it could, and at least once did, bring to a grateful shiteater.

WTF !!!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Jan 14, 2007, 05:45 AM
As bizarre as that was it was still well written.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Sleep on Jan 17, 2007, 04:32 AM
Well that was something else....hah!

Anyway, I'm reading 'The Scalpel, The Sword - The Story of Doctor Norman Bethune' by Sydney Gordon and Ted Allan

It's basically a biography of Dr. Bethune, a Canadian Doctor who opted for socialized health care. After he became a Communist, He went to Spain in the 30's and was the first to do blood transfusions on the battlefield.  He then went to China, and under Mao Tse-Tung's tutelage learned a humility in himself....It's a great story of a great hero. Some of it is biased (ie. Left-leaning) but it really captures the scope of Bethune's sight...that is...his anti-Fascist views. 
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Jan 17, 2007, 03:10 PM
i made this:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/JoyfulMaz/soulbuckley6.jpg)

that's as far as my photoshop skills can go.

i'm reading tiffanie debartolo's god-shaped hole, which is hugely influenced by the life and death of jeff buckley. if you're a jeff fan and you read this, you will get it. you will get everything.

i'm also reading ignorance by milan kundera. i like it. i like how you learn so much from his books. stuff that you would not learn somewhere else. god bless you, mr kundera. i get to quote you in conversations and then have this five minute silence followed by my friends calling me a 'wanker' in unison.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Deft One on Jan 20, 2007, 01:13 AM
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank. Pretty good post apocalyptic survival fic.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Sleep on Jan 20, 2007, 07:37 AM
Another Biography (but I totally recommend the Bethune one ^)

Fukuzawa Yukichi: From Samurai to Capitalist by Helen M. Hopper
It's fantastic
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Jan 21, 2007, 02:29 PM
The Portable Nietzche!!!!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Azwethinkweiz on Jan 21, 2007, 02:32 PM
i made this:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/JoyfulMaz/soulbuckley6.jpg)


wow, that's amazing.

almost got a little teary there.

damn i love jeff.

may i use it as a sig, maz ?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Jan 22, 2007, 10:49 AM
i made this:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/JoyfulMaz/soulbuckley6.jpg)


wow, that's amazing.

almost got a little teary there.

damn i love jeff.

may i use it as a sig, maz ?

go for it, theis.

if you liked that then you should read god-shaped hole. it will destroy you. i gave it to my friend to have, i couldn't have it in the house after i had read it.

it draws influence vastly from jeff buckely and a little from nick drake. those two men can gut me up.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: one weak on Jan 22, 2007, 07:56 PM
just read:

Ralph Waldo Emerson's- "Nature" essay.

whoa...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Sleep on Jan 22, 2007, 09:08 PM
just read:

Ralph Waldo Emerson's- "Nature" essay.

whoa...

If you like the Transcendentalists you should read "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau.  He was actually 'friends' with Emerson. It's a must read
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: one weak on Jan 23, 2007, 12:19 AM
that's next up in my Lit. class after a few other essays by emerson. should be interesting. thanks.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Ever_Foreign_Flag on Feb 10, 2007, 05:42 AM
The Science of God, anyone?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: hydroponic82 on Feb 10, 2007, 08:48 AM
yes

iam.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: neurotic on Feb 11, 2007, 01:19 AM
just read "The Virgin Suicides".
Good book. Interesting.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lithium royalty on Feb 11, 2007, 05:26 AM
anyone read chuck p's new short story "mister elegant"?

heres the link http://www.viceland.com/int/v13n12/h...php?country=us
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Glenn on Feb 12, 2007, 10:17 PM
I just started reading A Widow For One Year by John Irving. So far it doesn't seem that good. After this book I'm probably reading something suggested in this thread.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Azwethinkweiz on Feb 12, 2007, 10:34 PM
bret easton ellis's "lunar park" is currently freaking the fuck out of me.

Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: law on Feb 12, 2007, 10:36 PM
Currently reading:

'Have I got Views For You'

Boris Johnson.

And a bunch of black hole papers aswell for my project.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: ChickdelaLynch on Feb 14, 2007, 05:46 AM
I just finished a book called Join Me written by Danny Wallace, the founder of Join Me that is dedicated to doing random acts of kindness for everyone. It is an excellent book and I am planning to join Danny and become Joinee Heaven.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lithium royalty on Feb 17, 2007, 12:01 AM
bret easton ellis's "lunar park" is currently freaking the fuck out of me.


lol.. the book is awesome, imagine if it was made into a movie?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Paint Your Lips on Feb 17, 2007, 03:18 PM
bret easton ellis's "lunar park" is currently freaking the fuck out of me.


lol.. the book is awesome, imagine if it was made into a movie?
It would be hard to portray. Same as Psycho. It was 10 times more scary to read it than to watch. All thanks to our amazing creative brain.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Apr 18, 2007, 09:19 AM
Just finished reading Ring by Koji Suzuki.

I liked it a lot. Explained a lot of things you don't see in the movies. Gonna read the sequel next [Spiral]
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Apr 18, 2007, 11:41 AM
I'm reading at the moment George R.R. Martin "A Song Of Ice And Fire".
I'm at book 7, and it's really awesome...

One of the best fantasy books I ever read : so much mature, deep, and well written than many other ones (as Robin Hobb's Royal Assassin for example...).

I can't stop reading it...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jizzlobber on Apr 18, 2007, 04:39 PM
i just finished reading "The fat cat sat on the mat" by Nurit karlin.

(http://www.booksamillion.com/bam/covers/0/06/444/246/0064442462.jpg)

it took me three weeks, was over 25 pages, so it took me a while. it has lots of big words too..like..fluttering..and..jumped (sp?)

highly recomend it.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Apr 18, 2007, 04:46 PM
Just reading through some good ole leisure horror.  Richard Laymon, Brian Smith, Brian Keene, Graham Masterton.  Basically, pulp horror novels, but a guilty pleasure for me.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Apr 22, 2007, 11:20 PM
Started Paulo Coelho's 'The Zahir' today.. I don't know why it took me so much time to just buy one of his books cause this one seems to be just brilliant. The way he writes is really intense, it's almost as if you sit beside the protagonist, listening to his story..
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: marty on Apr 22, 2007, 11:31 PM
Just reading through some good ole leisure horror.  Richard Laymon, Brian Smith, Brian Keene, Graham Masterton.  Basically, pulp horror novels, but a guilty pleasure for me.
Dude, I'm a massive Graham Masterton fan. My favourite has to be Dark Angel.

Have you heard of Brian Lumley? He has a series called the Necroscope.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: neurotic on Apr 23, 2007, 01:00 AM
I've read "master and margaritte" by mikhail bulgakov and that's some weird ass book. Me likes.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Apr 23, 2007, 01:15 AM
Just started reading Ham On Rye.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Sleep on Apr 26, 2007, 09:33 AM
"oryx and crake" by Margaret Atwood. It's apocalyptic, and eerie.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Sleep on Apr 29, 2007, 05:24 AM
Okay so that book Oryx and Crake was creepy and just fucked up - check it out.

Now I'm reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Apr 29, 2007, 03:26 PM
Now I'm reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Good book... I like Neil Gaiman !
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Apr 29, 2007, 05:51 PM
i'm reading hearts in atlantis, its ok.  next week i'll be reading applied ethics by david oderberg for my course.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: samson simpson on Apr 30, 2007, 09:46 AM
i just finished NEXUS now im on SEXUS
and the 1988 issue of Alfred P. Newmans "MAD"

dont you miss the soul craft?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jizzlobber on Apr 30, 2007, 01:23 PM
Just finished reading "Jugheads double digest". its fucking brilliant, so powerful and well written.

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/0/00/180px-ArchiespaljugheadV2_161.jpg)

highly recomend it.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on May 04, 2007, 08:48 AM
i'm taking on leaf storm and love in the time of cholera by gabriel garcia marquez and extremely loud and incredibly close by jonathan safran foer.

i'm going to try to read both the garcia marquez books first. i'm looking forward to reading his stuff, i've always heard great things about him and jonathan is jonathan. nothing short of exceptional. and funny, oh so funny.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on May 24, 2007, 01:58 PM
My friend Aljona gave me two books from Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt (a french men though it sounds german) for my birthday. The first one was brilliant, so touching. I don't know the name, but 1 to 1 it would be something like: Oskar and the lady in pink. It's about a boy that has cancer and nobody has the courage to tell him he's gonna die but the lady in pink. He tells him to live every day like it's 10 years. So he really gets through puberty, midlife crisis and stuff like that in his last days. It's really worth reading.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: 4th Eye on May 24, 2007, 02:47 PM
I bought Bill Bryson's "A Short History Of Nearly Everything" and Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist" and also Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker"-trilogy. Already started Bryson's book and so far it seems interesting. I think I'm getting my love for books back.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on May 24, 2007, 05:04 PM
Reading the Catcher in the Rye again.  I love that book and forgot how much I enjoy reading it all over again. 
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theis on May 24, 2007, 08:17 PM
Currently reading:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0618680004.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Great stuff. A real eye-opener.

You should give it a try, Mazzy ;)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on May 25, 2007, 01:56 AM
I pretty much love Haruki Murakami. More than halfway trhough Kafka By The Shore and I love it. I love his style of writing and the way he ends chapters.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on May 25, 2007, 02:15 AM
I'm reading the book with shortstories by Murakami now. With the 100% girl. He has a very interesting way of writing, with such a strange aftertaste.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Black Elvis on May 25, 2007, 02:23 AM
baudelaire, alexie, neitszche, napolean hill.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: why? on May 31, 2007, 12:35 PM
I pretty much love Haruki Murakami. More than halfway trhough Kafka By The Shore and I love it. I love his style of writing and the way he ends chapters.

dude, that's so funny you said that. i was just gonna post my recommendation of hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world.

(http://inferno.slug.org/jpeg/hard-boiled-wonderland.jpg)

i have just about every one of his books, and just finished reading a wild sheep chase.

my favorites by him are hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world, norwegian wood, kafka on the shore and the wind up bird chronicles. i just started reading his new one called after dark. it's sick to know someone else loves him as much as i do. he's been my fav for a few years now.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Black Elvis on Jun 08, 2007, 12:20 AM
No One Here Gets Out Alive

biography of Jim Morrison.

In 9th grade in my english class i did absolutley nothing, i got high on shrooms in that class, it was the last period of the day, and my teacher was eccentric and amazing, she told me 2 pick a book, any book and i chose this one, i was blown away, ive always been into the doors since birth and the movie and everything. My counsler that same year who now delivers pizzas offered me this book. nice one. I've read it 15 times at least, last night i read the whole thing again. Its a fun read. She gave me an A for the entire semester for reading and then writing about this book.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Necrocetaceanbeastiality on Jun 08, 2007, 10:14 AM
I started reading Choke today. I hadn't read any Palanhiuk apart from Fight Club. Chuck is a badass. I love this shit.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Glenn on Jun 08, 2007, 10:42 AM
Just started reading The Picture Of Dorian Gray and I'm not really feeling it.

19th-century english and long dialogues gets kinda boring.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: no on Jun 08, 2007, 10:44 AM
19th century is da' bomb.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: why? on Jul 01, 2007, 01:00 AM
i'm currently reading "the castle" by franz kafka. it's a tough read but i like it so far. next up is "after dark", haruki murakami's new book.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: why? on Jul 02, 2007, 10:18 PM
this is a dying thread. :-[
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: neurotic on Jul 03, 2007, 01:14 AM
well, i'm studying for entering exams so i don't have much time to read...
..but if i pass, i'll have the whole summer to read(i work in a library..:D)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Jul 03, 2007, 11:55 AM
It was never that lively either...

I'm still on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R. R. Martin, last book out (A Feast for Crows), and trying not to read it to much cause then, I will have to wait until I don't know when for reading the sequel...
That's terrible, I really hate when this kind of things happen...   :-\
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Necrocetaceanbeastiality on Jul 04, 2007, 12:56 AM
I'm on a Palahniuk spree here...

I just started reading Survivor after I finished Choke.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Mazzy on Jul 06, 2007, 09:17 AM
Currently reading:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0618680004.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Great stuff. A real eye-opener.

You should give it a try, Mazzy ;)

i've read it. i liked it but it didn't really open my eyes. most of my atheist friends hate him. i liked his mini-series based on the book though.

i'm reading a book called discourses of brigham young by john a. widtsoe. i don't agree with mormonism but it has a lot a things about god and christ that i agree with.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: neurotic on Jul 22, 2007, 04:41 AM
currently reading Demian by H. Hesse.. i like it so far...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: WetPunaniOvenBaked on Jul 23, 2007, 08:09 AM
oh my god everyone the new harry potter is so amazing
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: rxqueen on Jul 23, 2007, 09:27 PM
currently reading Demian by H. Hesse.. i like it so far...

Best book ever. I lover Hermann Hesse, I lolololoooooove him.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Necrocetaceanbeastiality on Jul 24, 2007, 02:05 AM
Yeah. Turns out I didn't like Survivor very much.

Choke is soooooo much better.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: BigDave on Aug 01, 2007, 02:33 AM
reading saturday by ian mcewan
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Nailec on Aug 01, 2007, 07:57 PM
i just finished "Ahasver" by Stephan Heym which was totally awesome. nice storylinies which are connectet which each other and a cool view on the whole passion jesu story and the role of jesus...

definitely worth reading!



then i read "Riverside" by Joseph Roth who is also well known in the usa i guess. ok book with geniuos way of telling the story. a helluva lot of new word contructions etc etc


i start some classical drama now. dont know which. i guess some Friedrich Schiller
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Nailec on Aug 01, 2007, 08:00 PM
tell me about demian emma. youre the second person i know with this favourite book.

i got holiday until october... a lot of time for me  ::)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: neurotic on Sep 12, 2007, 03:21 AM
H. G. Wells - War of the worlds (i read that when i'm not home, so on buses, while waiting for a bus etc.)
and
David Icke - The Biggest Secret
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Sep 12, 2007, 07:16 AM
I'm reading Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke at the moment...
It's supposed to be great, for now, it's just OK, I'm waiting for the time when the book is gonna hook me up...
Hopefully it gonna be soon as story is beginning to get going....
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theis on Sep 12, 2007, 12:28 PM
i gotta get my hands on The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum.

i read a little about it and it sounds sick.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Fireal1222 on Sep 12, 2007, 10:39 PM
im sure i already posted it somewhere in this thread


but i believe the last book i read in full was "goosebumps: attack of the mutant" when i was like 12



that book was great. by the way


anyway. the latest reading ive been doing  is usually in a high times. or studying different types of philosophies on life


Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: yoda on mars on Sep 12, 2007, 10:41 PM
the last thing I read was THE HAMMER OF GODS: LED ZEPPELIN HISTORY.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: ChickdelaLynch on Sep 12, 2007, 11:57 PM
I read The Average American Male all last night. It's a really great book despite being dirty as hell. At points you feel bad for the guy, and at other times you think he's just a misogynistic asshole.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: goldpony on Oct 16, 2007, 02:34 AM
Anybody read "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy? the book kicked ass, imagine "The Stand" only bleaker
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Oct 16, 2007, 05:34 AM
i gotta get my hands on The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum.

i read a little about it and it sounds sick.

That book is amazing.  Seriously one of the only books I've ever read that I had trouble finishing.  They just made it into a movie, can't remember if it's a short film or full length, but just was shown at a film festival.  Ketchum is one of my favorite authors, very realistic and raw.  Let me know what you think.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: J.C. Costelluccio on Oct 17, 2007, 11:09 PM
Check out "The Gay Science" by Friedrich Neitzsche. It will change your life if your willing to put your vows to rest.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theis on Oct 18, 2007, 01:25 AM
i gotta get my hands on The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum.

i read a little about it and it sounds sick.

That book is amazing.  Seriously one of the only books I've ever read that I had trouble finishing.  They just made it into a movie, can't remember if it's a short film or full length, but just was shown at a film festival.  Ketchum is one of my favorite authors, very realistic and raw.  Let me know what you think.

haha i should have figured you'd already read it...a book like that :D

they've made a movie based on the book. the few reviews it's been getting, so far, have been really good. sounds like they're staying true to the novel.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0830558/
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Oct 18, 2007, 04:33 AM
i gotta get my hands on The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum.

i read a little about it and it sounds sick.


That book is amazing.  Seriously one of the only books I've ever read that I had trouble finishing.  They just made it into a movie, can't remember if it's a short film or full length, but just was shown at a film festival.  Ketchum is one of my favorite authors, very realistic and raw.  Let me know what you think.

haha i should have figured you'd already read it...a book like that :D

they've made a movie based on the book. the few reviews it's been getting, so far, have been really good. sounds like they're staying true to the novel.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0830558/

Lol, yeah of course I've read it.  If they stay true to the novel it'll be one hell of a movie. 
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Oct 18, 2007, 05:17 AM
I recently finished After Dark by Haruki Murakami. I loved it. Everytime I read a book by him, it always relates to my life at that moment and that creepy. I love his style of writing.

Next I'm reading Slaughterhouse Five. Never read it. Excited.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Fireal1222 on Oct 20, 2007, 11:56 AM
im currently reading "The Navaho's Pardinance of The Sans Peladia" by Montgomery Lakeshire
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Zevaka on Oct 20, 2007, 12:29 PM
Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children (17 issues), great comics series, if somebody is interested

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Issue #7: Ricky The Doughnut Boy
Issue #8: Die Rainbow Die
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Issue #10: Safari Jim's Last Chance Gas
Issue #11: The Daffodils of Plague Town
Issue #12: Death Takes A Holiday,
Issue #13: A Cotton Candy Autopsy II,
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Issue #15: The Pagan Tourist
Issue #21: Dances With Cows
Issue #30: The Dream is Dead, Gone, Shot Off, All Squashed Flat,

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Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: J.C. Costelluccio on Oct 21, 2007, 02:47 AM
looks good.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Nailec on Nov 30, 2007, 11:27 PM
read some Franz Kafka recently. i cant recommend him. i couldnt take anything out of my interpretations for my life. except "The Penaly Colony" which was a great read. seeing what cruel shit kafka wrote before second World War is really disturbing since what he wrote and what must have disgusted everyone became true a few years later.

i read

In the Penal Colony
The Judgement
The Matamorphosis
The Trial

so go and read the penaly colony, allthough its brutality is nothing new for us as we know horror movies etc.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: goldpony on Dec 01, 2007, 12:16 AM
iwas never a big fan of kafka either...i found him to be depressing. right now im reading the light of other days by arthur c clark. ive read it b4 but its pretty good. takes the big brother concept and places it a capitalistic society.

on an unrelated matter, has anyone checked out that kindle thing from amazon? seems like an oversized ipod for books. definitely not on my wish list
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Dec 05, 2007, 04:32 PM
Metamorphosis was a bit sad but hilarious at the same time
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: thesongyousang on Dec 10, 2007, 02:11 AM
Just got a bunch of "Archie& the gang" and "Jughead" comics....

BUSY FOR HOURS YO!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: bebo on Dec 10, 2007, 02:27 AM
The Walking Dead by Robert Kirman is an awesome comic. Pick it up.  0.o
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Dec 10, 2007, 04:50 AM
I have the first two volumes, fucking amazing zombie story.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: bebo on Dec 10, 2007, 05:47 AM
Indeed it is
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: wither-I on Apr 11, 2008, 05:49 AM
read "1984" last week and i was very impressed. the whole "doublethink" and "newspeak" was brilliantly manifested while believable. and i also finally got around to "a clockwork orange" just binged on it the last few hours at the campus library.. it was good, just a little sparse at times... though still refreshing because besides 1984 all ive read lately are textbooks!
thats all.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: i kill for fun on Apr 26, 2008, 09:41 AM
the walking dead..i think i saw a vietnam-esque movie with that title..the dude from malcom and eddie was in it...yet very,very fucked up
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Necrocetaceanbeastiality on Apr 26, 2008, 10:25 AM
Saw The Kite Runner a few days ago. Just picked up the book and I shall start reading it tomorrow.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: bright lights, big city on Apr 26, 2008, 03:57 PM
read the Ruins last week. really a good book.
however, from what i've heard about the movie they absolutely butchered it.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Fireal1222 on May 03, 2008, 12:01 PM
im currently reading "The Navaho's Pardinance of The Sans Peladia" by Montgomery Lakeshire



i lol'd at my own post.i forgot about that post
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theshadeisatool on May 05, 2008, 01:01 AM
Any Palahniuk fans here at all?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: bright lights, big city on May 05, 2008, 04:05 AM
Any Palahniuk fans here at all?
big time
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on May 05, 2008, 08:55 AM
Me too... I like this guy's writings....
Not a crazy fan though, but it's definitely some good books...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: fire-fly on May 06, 2008, 02:34 PM
I finished the second Edgar Wallace book in the 3-in-1 volume I have been slogging through. Started on the first chapter of the last one over lunch and decided I can't deal with another of his silly things for now. Tongue I need to dig through my boxes and find my other German books, try the Michael Ende book I have in there somewhere.... "Das Gefängnis der Freiheit", several short stories/novellas linked in theme, I think.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: fireflyry on May 06, 2008, 04:32 PM
Just finished "Bringing down the house" by Ben Mezrich about some card counters taking on Vegas.

Awesome book.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on May 06, 2008, 05:44 PM
OH MY GOD :
(http://tinyurl.com/3qe2kf)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: whodunit? on May 06, 2008, 10:17 PM
Recently finished: Caleb Carr "The Alienist" - cool book but the ending is just anti-climax.

Now: Andrzej Sapkowski "Boży Wojownicy" (God's Warriors) - this is the author of THE WITCHER on which the game is based.

I plan to read: LaVey's bible.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theis on May 06, 2008, 11:57 PM
I plan to read: LaVey's bible.

lolz
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: whodunit? on May 07, 2008, 12:09 AM
I plan to read: LaVey's bible.

lolz

I have a great book for you Az.


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41QE0B4NT1L._SS500_.jpg)

Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: whodunit? on May 07, 2008, 12:12 AM
Oh, and I'm trying to get some Lovecraft's work but there are only few of them in our library  :( I could just download them from Project Gutenberg but printing 500 pages seems to be a stupid idea.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theis on May 07, 2008, 12:46 AM
uhm, you actually look at me as being emo? wow that's a first.

i'm the complete opposite.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on May 07, 2008, 01:28 PM
You still suck anyway... I'm pretty sure reading Anton La Vey's bible would be some interesting and enlightening experience...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theis on May 07, 2008, 01:34 PM
wow tarkil, you really know how to hit a nerve. brutal comeback right there.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on May 07, 2008, 07:42 PM
Whoa, I need to come here more often or else I miss too much.  The Satanic Bible is pretty good actually, one of my favorites.  LaVey was witty and had a great sense of humor.  Buy into the eccentric, black magic image or don't but he was a good, intelligent writer with an interesting philosophy. 

I'm am a HUGE Lovecraft fanatic if you couldn't tell from the obvious.  Have around fifty collections, works, anthologies, etc.  The archives are a good place to start if you want to look into him.  http://www.hplovecraft.com/

This site,  http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/  ,  has his short stories all online.  You should try to find his poetry as well but that is a little more difficult. 
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: goldpony on May 07, 2008, 11:40 PM
reading Up In Honey's Room by Elmore Leonard...very strange characters, even for him. i love it
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: i kill for fun on May 08, 2008, 01:51 AM
all Lavey ever preached was basically do what ever the hell you want all the time and don't give a shit about doing it....why do you need to be a part of a religion to do that?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on May 08, 2008, 06:21 AM
Big fan of Lovecraft here too... That guy was crazy...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: fire-fly on May 08, 2008, 09:15 AM
The Red Dahlia by Lynda la Plante.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: whodunit? on May 08, 2008, 11:14 AM
Whoa, I need to come here more often or else I miss too much.  The Satanic Bible is pretty good actually, one of my favorites.  LaVey was witty and had a great sense of humor.  Buy into the eccentric, black magic image or don't but he was a good, intelligent writer with an interesting philosophy. 

I'm am a HUGE Lovecraft fanatic if you couldn't tell from the obvious.  Have around fifty collections, works, anthologies, etc.  The archives are a good place to start if you want to look into him.  http://www.hplovecraft.com/

This site,  http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/  ,  has his short stories all online.  You should try to find his poetry as well but that is a little more difficult. 

thanks!!!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on May 08, 2008, 06:45 PM
all Lavey ever preached was basically do what ever the hell you want all the time and don't give a shit about doing it....why do you need to be a part of a religion to do that?

It was actually more along the lines of reaching your full potential and deciding your own fate.  It isn't really as much of a religion as it is a philosophy.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on May 08, 2008, 06:45 PM
Big fan of Lovecraft here too... That guy was crazy...

What's your favorite story?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on May 08, 2008, 10:08 PM
iI can't eally remember mab, I read all of taht years and years ago, all the books uof thw guys I could find, so I wouldn't  really be able to give youa story name,  I'm sorry.... But I do remember lots of fifferent stories that the guy talked about...... Everything crazy...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: goldpony on May 08, 2008, 11:48 PM
iI can't eally remember mab, I read all of taht years and years ago, all the books uof thw guys I could find, so I wouldn't  really be able to give youa story name,  I'm sorry.... But I do remember lots of fifferent stories that the guy talked about...... Everything crazy...

were you drunk when you wrote that ahahahhaahaahaha
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theshadeisatool on May 09, 2008, 10:21 AM
William S. Burroughs - The Naked Lunch is fucking crazy, radical. Parts I don't get, but it flows well and is poetic.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Fireal1222 on May 09, 2008, 10:52 AM
c'mon i know you guys read goosebumps when you were kids


what were some of your favorites
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: i kill for fun on May 09, 2008, 10:58 AM
piano lessons can be murder
say cheese and die....
....best book series ever made by humans, very deep
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: i kill for fun on May 09, 2008, 11:00 AM
William S. Burroughs - The Naked Lunch is fucking crazy, radical. Parts I don't get, but it flows well and is poetic.

I saw the movie in theater....that shit ain't right
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: goldpony on May 09, 2008, 06:30 PM
William S. Burroughs - The Naked Lunch is fucking crazy, radical. Parts I don't get, but it flows well and is poetic.

I saw the movie in theater....that shit ain't right

to quote nelson muntz: "I can think of two things wrong with that title".
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Zevaka on May 10, 2008, 12:48 AM
just to say
i'm finishing Vorkosigan saga by L. M. Bujold
best saga inSF genre
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Fireal1222 on May 10, 2008, 09:03 AM
piano lessons can be murder
say cheese and die....
....best book series ever made by humans, very deep


attack of the mutant was amazing as well
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: indychinoluv on May 13, 2008, 10:54 AM
c'mon i know you guys read goosebumps when you were kids


what were some of your favorites
Yeah Bro. Welcome to ghost camp is my favouirite (proberley cause its the only one I have left).

...also Paul jennings was cool too. Even the most basic of classics are still good (where the wild things are is still cool)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on May 14, 2008, 10:53 AM
iI can't eally remember mab, I read all of taht years and years ago, all the books uof thw guys I could find, so I wouldn't  really be able to give youa story name,  I'm sorry.... But I do remember lots of fifferent stories that the guy talked about...... Everything crazy...

were you drunk when you wrote that ahahahhaahaahaha

Ha ha, as it was 3am here, I guess I was yes.... :)
And while I'm reading my sentence again, it's nearly sure...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theshadeisatool on May 14, 2008, 11:21 AM
c'mon i know you guys read goosebumps when you were kids


what were some of your favorites

Hahaha yes I did, can't remember them that well. One about a girl moving to a new house in Florida or something and something being in the woods behind her house? LOL reader beware, you're in for a scare and all that...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: whodunit? on May 14, 2008, 12:00 PM
just to say
i'm finishing Vorkosigan saga by L. M. Bujold
best saga inSF genre

Frank Herbert's "Dune" beats all other shit down.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on May 14, 2008, 04:10 PM
iI can't eally remember mab, I read all of taht years and years ago, all the books uof thw guys I could find, so I wouldn't  really be able to give youa story name,  I'm sorry.... But I do remember lots of fifferent stories that the guy talked about...... Everything crazy...

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: fire-fly on May 15, 2008, 09:49 AM
Just finished Mark Bowden's "The Best Game Ever," on the 1958 Colts-Giants championship game that was excerpted in SI a few weeks ago.

As the SI excerpt showed, the in-depth profiles of Raymond Berry dominated this book. Not knowing much background about the guy, I thought that part of it was outstanding. And while there's a whole chapter dedicated to Sam Huff and the evolution of Tom Landry's Giants defense, the book is definitely focused more on the winning team. So if you're an old Baltimore Colts fan, you'll probably love it.

The TV broadcast of the game didn't survive, but NBC has the radio play-by-play intact and Bowden liberally sprinkles in the transcript during the course of the game.

Lot of great material from Berry, Artie Donovan (of course), Gino Marchetti, etc. I breezed through this thing in a couple of nights.

And of interest here: Bowden dedicated the book to David Halberstam, who apparently was researching the same topic for his own book when he died last year. Bowden explains that story in the epilogue.

Well recommended, and not just for football fans.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: fireflyry on May 16, 2008, 01:59 AM
Colin Wilson - Spider World:The Tower.

Pretty cool Sci-Fi for his first attempt into the genre with some cool concepts and a great post-apocalyptic theme.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Nailec on May 23, 2008, 05:12 PM
read some Critical Theory over the last weeks and some other 68 texts.


Adorno`s/Horkheimer`s thoughts on culture industry are a must read.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_industry

Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theis on May 27, 2008, 01:07 AM
bought some graphis novels today;

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Batman: Year One
Batman: The Killing Joke (Deluxe Edition)
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction
Watchmen
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: whodunit? on May 27, 2008, 12:36 PM
bought some graphis novels today;

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Batman: Year One
Batman: The Killing Joke (Deluxe Edition)
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction
Watchmen

LOLZ
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theis on May 27, 2008, 02:20 PM
bought some graphis novels today;

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Batman: Year One
Batman: The Killing Joke (Deluxe Edition)
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction
Watchmen

LOLZ

ahh, ignorance is a bliss.

if you actually took some time to research what the hell you think you're talking about, you'd find out that those mentioned above are highly influential, groundbreaking and amazing graphic novels.

on-coming traffic. walk into it. fast.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theis on May 27, 2008, 02:22 PM
another pick-up today;

Batman: The Long Halloween
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on May 27, 2008, 07:32 PM
What's wrong with graphic novels?  I own the Hellboy volume, good shit.  Thought about getting into Batman again but we'll wait and see if the movie spurs me into doing so.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: goldpony on May 28, 2008, 02:00 AM
the watchmen graphic novel is a must own
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on May 28, 2008, 05:39 AM
I'm a Hellblazer fanatic myself.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Zevaka on Aug 19, 2008, 01:16 PM
i'm really enjoying books from tom clancy series
currently i'm reading Without Remorse which is considered to be best book from him (them?), and it's very good
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lostpilot on Aug 19, 2008, 01:31 PM
I'm now reading Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test :)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Aug 19, 2008, 03:54 PM
Currently reading: Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult
                                 The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner - Friedrich Nietzsche
                                 
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: whodunit? on Aug 19, 2008, 11:07 PM
reading some Carlos Castaneda stuff
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: downtownpony on Aug 20, 2008, 12:01 AM
readin Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk.pretty good so far.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: shine down unshy on Aug 20, 2008, 12:57 AM
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk.  First time I've read anything by this guy, I'm liking it so far.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: bright lights, big city on Aug 20, 2008, 01:43 AM
readin Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk.pretty good so far.
i gotta check that out.
i've only read Choke and Fight Club. obviously both were phenominal.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: downtownpony on Aug 20, 2008, 02:13 AM
^^yall should check out Lullaby, its the best iv read so far.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Shaye on Aug 20, 2008, 02:20 AM
I don't know how I never realized there is a thread about books here, but I'm happy there is one.

I read A LOT.  Recently I've read a few books that I'd recommend if anyone is interested...

• Bitter is the New Black - by Jen Lancaster

• A Good and Happy Child - by Justin Evans

• Glamorama, American Psycho and Lunar Park - by Bret Easton Ellis

• The Road - by Cormac McCarthy

• Then We Came to the End - by Joshua Ferris

***Also pretty much any book written by Augusten Burroughs or David Sedaris.

Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: bright lights, big city on Aug 20, 2008, 02:32 AM
i'm always open to some Cormac McCarthy!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Runs With The Spirit on Aug 20, 2008, 08:55 AM
Yeah Chuck ! Chuck ! Chuck ! When someone screams this, I yell back Bukowski ! Bukowski ! Bukowski ! or better yet Chinaski !
just read Post Office. if you can't laugh at this book, then you have no Lower Back.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Fireal1222 on Aug 20, 2008, 09:25 AM
i've been reading. "a new earth". by eckhart tolle

best book you will ever read.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: untz untz untz on Aug 20, 2008, 09:37 AM
I'm now reading Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test :)

Mountain girl was so hot back in the day.

(http://www.herbgreenefoto.com/gallery/grateful_dead/1960s/gd-60s-mg-01.jpg)

Here she is with Jerry

(http://www.jungle.net/deadhead/jerry/jermntg.gif)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Fireal1222 on Aug 20, 2008, 10:29 AM
u must be into the lesbian look
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Aug 20, 2008, 11:15 AM
• Glamorama, American Psycho and Lunar Park - by Bret Easton Ellis

Awesome indeed... Never got to Glamorama, but read all the others from this guy, and it's indeed really great readings...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Shaye on Aug 20, 2008, 07:55 PM
• Glamorama, American Psycho and Lunar Park - by Bret Easton Ellis

Awesome indeed... Never got to Glamorama, but read all the others from this guy, and it's indeed really great readings...


Yeah, I've read all of his too but those just happen to be my favorites. You should definitely check out Glamorama, it will have your head spinning. I couldn't put it down.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: untz untz untz on Aug 20, 2008, 08:53 PM
u must be into the lesbian look

Once again, you have a fag as your avatar.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: goldpony on Aug 21, 2008, 12:33 AM
• The Road - by Cormac McCarthy


awesoem awesome book. i can't wait for the movie. if you want to read a real fucked up book by him, try child of god
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: untz untz untz on Aug 21, 2008, 03:39 AM
u must be into the lesbian look

Once again, you have a fag as your avatar.

Hahaha, he deleted it! 
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: nonesuch on Aug 29, 2008, 01:01 PM
im about to finish "Haunted" by Chuck Palahniuk.  Simply amazing,    GO READ IT!!!     or any of his books actually i recommend Choke, Survivor, or of course Fight Club
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lostpilot on Aug 29, 2008, 01:04 PM
reading Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis.
nice book, though seen the movie first, so I know how will everything turn out
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theis on Aug 29, 2008, 01:06 PM
reading Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis.
nice book, though seen the movie first, so I know how will everything turn out

i love both the movie and the book.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lostpilot on Aug 29, 2008, 01:13 PM
reading Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis.
nice book, though seen the movie first, so I know how will everything turn out

i love both the movie and the book.

I loved the movie so much, that is why I finally decided to read the book.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Fireal1222 on Sep 03, 2008, 04:55 AM
i just finished reading. The Wisdom Of Insecurity by Alan W. Watts

amazing book
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Shaye on Sep 03, 2008, 09:16 PM
im about to finish "Haunted" by Chuck Palahniuk.  Simply amazing,    GO READ IT!!!     or any of his books actually i recommend Choke, Survivor, or of course Fight Club

Just picked up "Haunted" the other day but haven't started reading it yet.

I also read "Snuff" by Palahniuk not too long ago. Strange story, but if you like his style of writing, then go for it.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Shaye on Sep 03, 2008, 09:20 PM
reading Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis.
nice book, though seen the movie first, so I know how will everything turn out

i love both the movie and the book.

I loved everything about that movie except for the one scene when she wakes up being date raped and filmed. That's the only part of the movie that just disturbs me tot he point where I don't even want to watch it.

I've seen countless amounts of movies involving disturbing shit, but that's one of the few that bothers me immensely.

Other than that, it's probably one of my favorite movies ever - especially the George Michael "Faith" Scene.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lostpilot on Sep 03, 2008, 11:55 PM
Yeah, the movie itself has some intense moments, which sometimes seem disturbing to me too. Yet - real life has disturbing episodes too..
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theis on Nov 23, 2008, 04:40 PM
just ordered The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead.

can't wait to read it!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: devlin on Nov 23, 2008, 05:59 PM
just ordered The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead.

can't wait to read it!

it was ok. a couple of funny parts. but the dude took that shit SERIOUS. it really is like reading a manual. more boring than anything. hope you enjoy more than i did.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Nov 24, 2008, 01:05 AM
just ordered The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead.

can't wait to read it!



it was ok. a couple of funny parts. but the dude took that shit SERIOUS. it really is like reading a manual. more boring than anything. hope you enjoy more than i did.

I guess you really have to be into zombies because I thought it was brilliant.  The funny part was how serious it was meant to be.  I've seen Max Brooks speak at conventions and he was fucking hilarious.  He took questions from the audience and acted as if he was a zombie survival expert.  I'm a diehard anything zombie fan so maybe that's why I enjoy it.  I swear I'll grab that book before anything if a real outbreak occurs lol.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theis on Nov 24, 2008, 01:22 AM
awesome. i'm pretty sure i'll love it too. zombies ftw!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: bright lights, big city on Nov 24, 2008, 03:26 AM
Have you guys read World War Z? My buddy lent it to me recently...it's amazing
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Nov 24, 2008, 04:41 AM
Been meaning to buy it actually.  I flipped through it the other day and was very interested.  Nice Leon av btw.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: downtownpony on Nov 24, 2008, 05:02 AM
anyone know anything about this twilight movie&book? Looks
kinda lame but who knows.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: bright lights, big city on Nov 24, 2008, 06:21 AM
I can't take it. I hate this trend of teens getting their panties wet the most. Definitely am not gonna read the books or the see the flick. yuck.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Muzic Junkie on Nov 24, 2008, 09:33 AM
Twiights supposed to be a really good book.  Why its being made into a movie

I'm currrently reading " the game" its a book on Pickup artists, Really sad actually. They change there whole self just to attract women, And when they do there manipulating the women/ and or men into meanigless sex / relatitionships.

Stupid women!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theis on Nov 24, 2008, 11:38 AM
i have no fucking clue why this Twilight shit is so fucking huge. i'd never even heard of it before the movie started to get mentioned. sparkling, vegetarian vampires? fuck that shit.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lostpilot on Nov 24, 2008, 01:10 PM
i have no fucking clue why this Twilight shit is so fucking huge. i'd never even heard of it before the movie started to get mentioned. sparkling, vegetarian vampires? fuck that shit.

same here.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: devlin on Nov 24, 2008, 02:08 PM
just ordered The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead.

can't wait to read it!



it was ok. a couple of funny parts. but the dude took that shit SERIOUS. it really is like reading a manual. more boring than anything. hope you enjoy more than i did.

I guess you really have to be into zombies because I thought it was brilliant.  The funny part was how serious it was meant to be.  I've seen Max Brooks speak at conventions and he was fucking hilarious.  He took questions from the audience and acted as if he was a zombie survival expert.  I'm a diehard anything zombie fan so maybe that's why I enjoy it.  I swear I'll grab that book before anything if a real outbreak occurs lol.

i'm a huge zombie fan as well. i get that that was the joke,  like i said it wasn't bad just kinda boring. altough impressive how much thought he put into every possible situation one might be in if a zombie out break where to happen.

i have World war Z but i haven't picked it up yet. its in the middle of a huge stack of books i have to read.
i have no fucking clue why this Twilight shit is so fucking huge. i'd never even heard of it before the movie started to get mentioned. sparkling, vegetarian vampires? fuck that shit.

vegetarian vampires? i don't get it...they drink blood not eat meat. what do these drink V8 or something.

thats not as bad as the vegatarian zombie in the day of the dead remake tough.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theis on Nov 24, 2008, 02:15 PM
thats not as bad as the vegatarian zombie in the day of the dead remake tough.

wow seriously? i knew there was a good reason for refusing to watch it.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: devlin on Nov 24, 2008, 03:08 PM
yeah it wasn't all that good. my biggest problem was the way the zombies moved. i don't mind the fast running zombies, but these were way to fast and pretty much had super powers, running along walls and jumping crazy high, shit like that.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: bright lights, big city on Nov 24, 2008, 04:46 PM
yeah thank god i didn't see that either then. but wasn't it from the people who did the Dawn of the Dead remake? I enjoyed that one
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: devlin on Nov 24, 2008, 07:55 PM
i'm not sure if it was done by the same people. but i agree dawn of the dead remake is fucking great, one of my favorite zombie movies.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: bright lights, big city on Nov 24, 2008, 08:31 PM
here's a synopsis i found of the sequels to Twilight:

In the second book, Edward the sparkling vampire leaves Bella for her own good, and she spends most of the book trying to kill herself with motorcycles and cliff-diving. Sort of. And then her best friend falls in love with her and turns out to be a werewolf, but Bella runs away to save Edward from committing suicide by public sparkling in Italy. In the third book, Jacob the best friend/boyfriend wannabe/werewolf turns into a total asshole trying to force himself on Bella, and a vampire with a grudge from the first book is trying to kill her, but more importantly, Bella and Edward argue about whether they should have sex, get married, and/or vampirize Bella, and in that order.  Hand to God, I did not make one word of that up. Twilight means never having to say you’re kidding.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: theis on Nov 24, 2008, 09:26 PM
HAHAHA! omg...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: downtownpony on Nov 25, 2008, 03:33 AM
here's a synopsis i found of the sequels to Twilight:

In the second book, Edward the sparkling vampire leaves Bella for her own good, and she spends most of the book trying to kill herself with motorcycles and cliff-diving. Sort of. And then her best friend falls in love with her and turns out to be a werewolf, but Bella runs away to save Edward from committing suicide by public sparkling in Italy. In the third book, Jacob the best friend/boyfriend wannabe/werewolf turns into a total asshole trying to force himself on Bella, and a vampire with a grudge from the first book is trying to kill her, but more importantly, Bella and Edward argue about whether they should have sex, get married, and/or vampirize Bella, and in that order.  Hand to God, I did not make one word of that up. Twilight means never having to say you’re kidding.


Man that is horrible. A friend recommended the book to me, I thought it might be alright, because Iv recommended books like, The Rising, City of The Dead, and I am Legend, to him and he's read them and enjoyed them, so I figured he had good taste, but shit. That synopsis makes me question our friendship.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: White Pwny on Nov 25, 2008, 03:44 AM
i have no fucking clue why this Twilight shit is so fucking huge. i'd never even heard of it before the movie started to get mentioned. sparkling, vegetarian vampires? fuck that shit.

same here.

They are NOT vegetarian vampires, they just make joke of it in the movie.  They don't feed off humans, instead they feed off animals.    The fanbase is huge, because the books  are great!     
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: White Pwny on Nov 25, 2008, 03:49 AM
here's a synopsis i found of the sequels to Twilight:

In the second book, Edward the sparkling vampire leaves Bella for her own good, and she spends most of the book trying to kill herself with motorcycles and cliff-diving. Sort of. And then her best friend falls in love with her and turns out to be a werewolf, but Bella runs away to save Edward from committing suicide by public sparkling in Italy. In the third book, Jacob the best friend/boyfriend wannabe/werewolf turns into a total asshole trying to force himself on Bella, and a vampire with a grudge from the first book is trying to kill her, but more importantly, Bella and Edward argue about whether they should have sex, get married, and/or vampirize Bella, and in that order.  Hand to God, I did not make one word of that up. Twilight means never having to say you’re kidding.


Jesus, what a downer.   It just isn't all that simple, you know.  There are 4 novels!   There is tons of filler.. and if you had read even just Twilight.. you would know that the "best friend"  who is Jacob has always had a thing for her, not just suddenly falls for her.   It's a dreamy story of love... and vampires... but I would say that the majority of the idea is LOVE.  It may be a girlie book, and a girlie movie... which is maybe why I love it.     It isn't a kill all book....  nor is it a fighting book... or struggle to stay alive book.   It's a completely ficticious vampire love story.  If it don't sound good to you... it's simple enough... DON'T read it. 

Josh (goldpony) even read Twilight, and thought it was ok, which is suprising.. I thought all the guys would hate it.


Hubby went and saw the movie with me, and he didn't care for it....   But myself... my kids... and every chick in that movie theatre loved it.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: bright lights, big city on Nov 25, 2008, 04:07 AM
Hubby went and saw the movie with me, and he didn't care for it....   But myself... my kids... and every chick in that movie theatre loved it.
that is basically the point of the books isn't it? I just don't get why I hate this more than the normal fad or chick flick. Because I can take the NORMAL movie like The Notebook or that Nicholas Sparks crap....this whole series, though, just seems dumb to me...
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: White Pwny on Nov 25, 2008, 04:09 AM
haha.  Maybe just because the media is all over it.  But I loved it.  IM going to start reading New Moon tomorrow.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: i kill for fun on Nov 25, 2008, 04:19 AM
Im in a high level English class in which all are English majors, the majority which are girls. The profesor acutally brought the books up in class the other day and pretty much every girl said even though they wanted to like the books, they were tastless and horrible.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: bright lights, big city on Nov 25, 2008, 04:20 AM
lol have fun with that! you're probably right, people are going just absolutely insane over this movie.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: White Pwny on Nov 25, 2008, 09:16 AM
I started getting into this series when Stephenie Meyer did a book deal for Breaking Dawn.. which is the last book in the series.  Justin Furstenfeld was going to perform.. as she loves Blue October.   The crowd was going crazy and this was before the movie was even done.   Ppl were going nuts over "Edward" and "Jacob" and "Bella".    Hell even my mother in law was over a few months ago and said she has all the books, and had read them as they were released.  Stephenie has quite a following from this series, before the movie was even thought of.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: goldpony on Nov 25, 2008, 08:17 PM
yeah, i read the book. it wasn't bad, but it did kind of ramble on and was a bit "girly" for my tastes. It definitely could have standed to lose about 100-200 pages. I really dont understand the fascination either. like i said the book was okay, but the writing was very simple and the pacing was a drag
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: White Pwny on Nov 25, 2008, 08:33 PM
yeah, i read the book. it wasn't bad, but it did kind of ramble on and was a bit "girly" for my tastes. It definitely could have standed to lose about 100-200 pages. I really dont understand the fascination either. like i said the book was okay, but the writing was very simple and the pacing was a drag

Yer such a dude!   =o)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: goldpony on Nov 25, 2008, 08:41 PM
yeah, i read the book. it wasn't bad, but it did kind of ramble on and was a bit "girly" for my tastes. It definitely could have standed to lose about 100-200 pages. I really dont understand the fascination either. like i said the book was okay, but the writing was very simple and the pacing was a drag

Yer such a dude!   =o)

no no no, I AM the Dude, man
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: White Pwny on Nov 25, 2008, 08:46 PM
ohhhh yeah!   I forgot.    Sorry, it won't happen again!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Nov 27, 2008, 07:22 PM
thats not as bad as the vegatarian zombie in the day of the dead remake tough.

wow seriously? i knew there was a good reason for refusing to watch it.

I watched it, finally, and it wasn't about the vegetarian zombie, that was just an offhand comment made by one of the characters.  The guy was vegetarian before he was zombified, but his character was supposed to be the updated Bub character from the original, so he was only "friendly" because he retained some memories and mannerisms from when he was alive.  Bud in the remake = Bub in original.


yeah thank god i didn't see that either then. but wasn't it from the people who did the Dawn of the Dead remake? I enjoyed that one

It was not done by the same people.  Around this time period, after the Dawn remake, there were several movies that all jumped on the Romero bandwagon.  I read a few articles about it (had to hunt through my Fango/Rue Morgue archives) and it was meant to be an updated, action filled, reworking of the original film.  And the Dawn remake was awesome, even with the fast moving zombies.  Like Romero said, their ankles would snap if they ran, they're dead.


yeah it wasn't all that good. my biggest problem was the way the zombies moved. i don't mind the fast running zombies, but these were way to fast and pretty much had super powers, running along walls and jumping crazy high, shit like that.

They were ridiculously organized and fast in this one.  It was more like a Return of the Living Dead/28 Days Later/NotLD mix than a faithful Romero universe entry.  I thought it was more humorous than anything.  Some of the head popping scenes had me laughing my ass off.  It was fun to watch but not much for story and a bit too much CGI, yet again.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lostpilot on Nov 27, 2008, 07:30 PM
bought 1984 few days ago, going to read it soon
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: devlin on Nov 27, 2008, 07:33 PM
thats not as bad as the vegatarian zombie in the day of the dead remake tough.

wow seriously? i knew there was a good reason for refusing to watch it.

I watched it, finally, and it wasn't about the vegetarian zombie, that was just an offhand comment made by one of the characters.  The guy was vegetarian before he was zombified, but his character was supposed to be the updated Bub character from the original, so he was only "friendly" because he retained some memories and mannerisms from when he was alive.  Bud in the remake = Bub in original.


yeah thank god i didn't see that either then. but wasn't it from the people who did the Dawn of the Dead remake? I enjoyed that one

It was not done by the same people.  Around this time period, after the Dawn remake, there were several movies that all jumped on the Romero bandwagon.  I read a few articles about it (had to hunt through my Fango/Rue Morgue archives) and it was meant to be an updated, action filled, reworking of the original film.  And the Dawn remake was awesome, even with the fast moving zombies.  Like Romero said, their ankles would snap if they ran, they're dead.


yeah it wasn't all that good. my biggest problem was the way the zombies moved. i don't mind the fast running zombies, but these were way to fast and pretty much had super powers, running along walls and jumping crazy high, shit like that.

They were ridiculously organized and fast in this one.  It was more like a Return of the Living Dead/28 Days Later/NotLD mix than a faithful Romero universe entry.  I thought it was more humorous than anything.  Some of the head popping scenes had me laughing my ass off.  It was fun to watch but not much for story and a bit too much CGI, yet again.

yeah i knew he was the updated character bub, and that he had a thing for the main chick probably more or less the reason he was like that. i just thought it was gay, even in the original, to have one mysteriously act different. like in "land" the one gas station attendant who was smarter than the rest, i dunno i don't like that for some reason.

and i read an interview with romero where he finally came around and said 28 days later was an ok movie since he doens't consider them zombies, but still alive and just crazy from the rage virus. which i agree with its not really a zombie movie in my opinion. its a great fucking movie just not a zombie, dead eating the living movie.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Nov 27, 2008, 07:41 PM
I've read where he said that before, and it's a hell of a movie, well both of them are.  It's similar to a zombie film, but you're right that it isn't exactly.  It's almost like Nightmare City, which was similar to a zombie film as well but had mutated, homicidal humans.  And I was always tore between liking the idea of the evolving zombie or thinking it defeated the purpose of having mindless, flesh eaters to begin with.  The whole idea really started in the original Dawn of the Dead when they were in the mall and the zombies were drawn there because they remembered it was part of their life.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: devlin on Nov 27, 2008, 08:08 PM
i really don't like the evolving zombie. espescially for romero, its rediculous for them to be fast cause there dead, but too think and remeber and get smarter is ok? i disagree.

and i've never seen that other movie but i love the "28" movies. one thing i really liked about the first one is that they do starve to death. and get weaker. again romero gets all pissy because it wouldn't be realistic for zombies to be fast but ignores other human biology that conflicts his zombies.

and going back to the book i definitly agree with where it said they would get weaker and weaker as they exerted them selves, since there mucles woulnd't be repairing them selves.

one question for you. has it ever been addressed in the movies about what happens to the things they eat? do they shit? or does their stomach expand and eventually burst? their dead and their organs and insides aren't working so i would imagine the latter but don't remember seeing it said in a movie.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Nov 27, 2008, 08:40 PM
That's a good question.  I think it's been addressed in horror comedies, like when zombies look engorged or belch, I'd have to think of a movie but can't off the top of my head, but can't remember any other film, serious horror film, that has addressed this.  You'd think that the first wave would be fat or have busted stomachs since there would be more food around, eh?  The later ones, when most of the living have been killed or changed, would be thinner naturally since there would be less to eat.  Hmmm, good point.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Muzic Junkie on Nov 28, 2008, 10:12 AM
I'm currently reading Music for chamelons - Truman Capote. Thank god i'm near the end
Because its one of the most boringist books i've ever read

Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: ColeJ. on Nov 28, 2008, 10:43 AM
i'm currently reading crime and punishment by fyodor dostoevsky.

just finished reading the trial by franz kafka.

next on my list is slaughterhouse five by kurt vonnegut.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Nov 28, 2008, 10:58 AM
i'm currently reading crime and punishment by fyodor dostoevsky.

That book really is great...  ^5 for you
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Post by: ColeJ. on Nov 28, 2008, 11:00 AM
i'm personally enjoying it more than i expected to.

i always wanted to read it, but never got around to it. then i started with a little bit of intimidation.

turns out it's way easier to relate to and understand than you'd expect a novel written and set in the early 1900s in russia would be for a 24 year old american.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Nov 28, 2008, 11:57 AM
Yes I know what you mean...
You can try other books from Dostoievsky , they're all great actually.

You can try Nicolas Gogol as well, pretty good too.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: i kill for fun on Nov 28, 2008, 12:01 PM
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Its a quick, easy read, yet captivating and evokes much perspective of an overly absorbant mind...specifically autism
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: ColeJ. on Nov 28, 2008, 12:46 PM
i picked up the brothers karamozov by dostoevsky the same day i got crime and punishment... but i've got so many things i want to read, i've got too many on the backburner.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: goldpony on Nov 28, 2008, 06:40 PM
i picked up the brothers karamozov by dostoevsky the same day i got crime and punishment... but i've got so many things i want to read, i've got too many on the backburner.

this book rocks, i highly reccommend
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Nov 29, 2008, 06:20 AM
i picked up the brothers karamozov by dostoevsky the same day i got crime and punishment... but i've got so many things i want to read, i've got too many on the backburner.

this book rocks, i highly reccommend

Yeah, excellent book.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Nov 29, 2008, 09:21 AM
dostoievsky kicks ass, yes yes...   :)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: whodunit? on Nov 29, 2008, 09:51 PM
reading a book about African art
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: deafnotes on Nov 30, 2008, 06:50 AM
fairy tale books sucks
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: bebo on Nov 30, 2008, 06:55 AM
to go with the zombie discussion,

the walking dead anyone? good stuff.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: goldpony on Dec 03, 2008, 06:44 PM
finished Duma Key by Stephen King last night...the man has not lost his touch, excellent book
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: devlin on Dec 03, 2008, 06:49 PM
finished Duma Key by Stephen King last night...the man has not lost his touch, excellent book

really? i haven't picked this one up yet. it didn't look all that great.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Shaye on Dec 04, 2008, 07:53 PM
I'm reading "Invisible Monsters" by Chuck Palahniuk

and

"How to Lose Friends ad Alienate People" by Toby Young
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: devlin on Dec 04, 2008, 07:59 PM
I'm reading "Invisible Monsters" by Chuck Palahniuk

and

"How to Lose Friends ad Alienate People" by Toby Young

invisible monsters is really good. kinda predictable but still really good twist at the end.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: goldpony on Dec 04, 2008, 08:14 PM
finished Duma Key by Stephen King last night...the man has not lost his touch, excellent book

really? i haven't picked this one up yet. it didn't look all that great.

yes, it really marries is early work to his later works really well. i know the plot sounds a bit weak, but it is quite solid. The fact that its also a bit autobiographical is really nice too.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: devlin on Dec 04, 2008, 10:01 PM
finished Duma Key by Stephen King last night...the man has not lost his touch, excellent book

really? i haven't picked this one up yet. it didn't look all that great.

yes, it really marries is early work to his later works really well. i know the plot sounds a bit weak, but it is quite solid. The fact that its also a bit autobiographical is really nice too.

cool. i know i would eventually pick it up, but i'm a bit less hesitant now. i just have a big stack of books to get through before i go buying any more.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Dec 05, 2008, 12:38 AM
to go with the zombie discussion,

the walking dead anyone? good stuff.

Excellent comics, have the first two collections.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: downtownpony on Dec 13, 2008, 10:11 PM
just finished thelast of the paperback 30 days of night trio. Its a pretty damn good read.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: goldpony on Dec 15, 2008, 11:06 PM
just finished Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. WOW. to find out that being successful really only comes down to when you were born (among other things) is a fascinating and disturbing thought
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: devlin on Dec 23, 2008, 08:17 PM
Yann Martel- Life of Pi.  not to bad so far but i almost put it down. the first 100 pages are kinda boring. way to much getting to know the character and his life leading up to the main plot of the book.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: sharingbuns on Dec 31, 2008, 04:06 AM
HOLY SHIT! WTF?! OMG! GTG! LMFAO! :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: devlin on Mar 02, 2009, 10:33 PM
just finished Stephen King's Duma Key. it was pretty. better than i expected.

about to start Bret Easton Ellis' The Informers. this is my first time reading one of his books, but i've heard good things and i love the two movies made from his books. i'm starting with this one because i read about it being made into a movie and want to read the book before seeing it.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: bright lights, big city on Mar 03, 2009, 12:26 AM
what movies have they made from his stuff?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: devlin on Mar 03, 2009, 01:30 AM
less than zero, american psycho, and the rules of attraction. the informers and lunar park were also made into movies and are coming out soon.

i've only seen american psycho and rules of attraction. saw a trailer for the informers and it looks good.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lostpilot on Mar 03, 2009, 01:31 AM
still reading 1984..
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jizzlobber on Mar 03, 2009, 10:09 AM
I started reading Stephen Kings "Duma Key" last week. absolutly brilliant so far...

But then my girlfriend lent me a book called "50 ways to fuck the planet" . its all about the various ways damage is caused to the earth and global warming contributors. I never realised so much alien flora and fauna are rampant around the world...and stay away from salmon..they are force fed processed proteins thats creates deformities in them. not good
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: oldgentlovecraft on Mar 03, 2009, 08:41 PM
Reading the Fall of Cthulhu graphic novels.  Also, still smashing some Keene and Laymon.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Shaye on Mar 06, 2009, 04:50 AM
I don't think I've posted about this yet but if I have I apologize...

Anyway, if anyone has ever worked in an office...PLEASE read "And Then We Came To The End" by Joshua Ferris.

It's funny as hell. So entertaining and a book you'll never forget.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Mar 06, 2009, 08:58 AM
Reading "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" from Junot Diaz at the moment...
Very good
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: defTHE1s on Mar 06, 2009, 08:01 PM
Resident Evil 4: Inframundo (Underworld in english?)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: bright lights, big city on Mar 06, 2009, 08:42 PM
haha i've read those books too!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: defTHE1s on Mar 06, 2009, 10:41 PM
they're good, aren't they? makes me want to go and shoot some zombies ;)
and it's awesome reading them in the night when I'm in the bed (I have them in pdf, so now i can read them in my brother's PSP!)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: whodunit? on Mar 06, 2009, 11:49 PM
bboks about the WWII

Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: whodunit? on Mar 07, 2009, 12:08 AM
"SS - Hitler's Black Guards" the history of SS and their crimes.
"Himmler" about the guy.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Dec 08, 2009, 06:33 AM
Just finished "The Black Swan" from Nicholas Nassim Taleb (good book, makes you think...).

Starting Ilium, by Dan Simmons
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: blixa on Dec 21, 2009, 11:27 AM
i just finished 'the book thief' by markus zusak. it was very sad but had so much hope in it.

i am now beginning 'nick cave: the birthday party and other epic adventures' by robert brokenmouth. it's a signed copy too! i got it for $8.50.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: your sister gets me hard on Nov 12, 2010, 03:51 AM
Just bought the former president's book.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Nov 12, 2010, 08:14 AM
lolz on u
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: downtownpony on Nov 12, 2010, 08:42 AM
been reading "Food of the Goods" by Terence McKenna. Seems pretty good so far. This thread reminded me to get back to it.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: sing blue silver on Nov 12, 2010, 06:56 PM
just finished "I drink for a reason" by david cross. quick read. took me 2 days of light reading but i think it took that long because i spent so much time laughing. if you're into humor and not just serious reading, check it out. it's basically a series of rants but damn are the funny.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: one weak on Jan 07, 2011, 07:14 AM
bump.

finished the millenium trilogy right before xmas. awesome! can't believe i waited to long to start it.

just read jonathan franzen's -- the corrections. really good, depressing yet crazy addicting. it's modern fiction, but it reminds you of something that they should teach in school but don't because of questionable, yet very real subject matter. can't wait to start his newest -- freedom.

wanting to read the mark twain autobiography. sounds interesting.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: bright lights, big city on Jan 07, 2011, 08:43 AM
I've honestly only read "Moonlight Mile" by Dennis Lehane since I finished the Millennium trilogy like 6 months ago. Anyone know of some good crime novels in the vein of the Millenium books?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: blixa on Jan 07, 2011, 08:51 AM
bump.

finished the millenium trilogy right before xmas. awesome! can't believe i waited to long to start it.

just read jonathan franzen's -- the corrections. really good, depressing yet crazy addicting. it's modern fiction, but it reminds you of something that they should teach in school but don't because of questionable, yet very real subject matter. can't wait to start his newest -- freedom.

wanting to read the mark twain autobiography. sounds interesting.

i love the corrections. it was very sad. i read it mostly on trains. i hated denise so much in the beginning then she quickly became my favourite character. chip was a car crash that just kept happening all the time.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: one weak on Jan 08, 2011, 02:15 AM
I've honestly only read "Moonlight Mile" by Dennis Lehane since I finished the Millennium trilogy like 6 months ago. Anyone know of some good crime novels in the vein of the Millenium books?
yeah, i'm looking for more too. although i can recommend some true crime that i really liked: helter skelter & zodiac -- but those aren't too new or anything.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Variable on Jan 09, 2011, 10:12 AM
My buddy bought me Jesse Ventura's new book "Government Conspiracies" for a late Christmas present.  I have only had time to read the introduction today.  But I'm kind of excited to read it.  I think its going to be pretty good.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: blixa on Jan 09, 2011, 02:27 PM
(http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n58/n293496.jpg)

slowly making my way through it.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Jerry_Curls on Jan 10, 2011, 02:13 AM
I haven't read a book in a year, so I got myself one! I've been reading Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami. Something about his writing that I absolutely love. His books always put my imagination on a rollercoaster of emotions. Loves it!
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: blixa on Feb 07, 2011, 02:48 PM
just finished persuasion by jane austen. oh, i love her. i'm going to slowly make my way through her books. some i'll be re-reading for the fourth time.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lukas989 on Feb 07, 2011, 09:23 PM
Jesus - I didnt even realise there was a book thread going on - I'll briskly peruse the previous pages to pluck a suggestion or two and purchase them then forthwith to allow myself the pleasure of retaining the delights their pages hold.  In the meantime, everyone should check out the duo by Tana French - In the Woods and the likeness - some really rather splendid crime novels....In the Woods is told first person about a guy who takes on a case bearing several similarities to an incident he himself was a victim of whilst a child during which he blacked out, and is therefore plunged into a journey into finding answers to what happened.  His partner is the only one who knows what happened - which leads on to the second, which is instead told through the eyes of the partner, where she bears an uncanny physical resemblence to a murdered girl, and is therefore sent in undercover as the girl to discover the truth.  Both shit hot.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: one weak on Feb 08, 2011, 03:17 AM
that sounds awesome. it´s now on my list.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Feb 09, 2011, 07:42 AM
Looks quite cool indeed, will have to check it out !!

Now reading : Robert Heinlein - Time for the stars
Awesome !
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: blixa on Feb 10, 2011, 03:37 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ex6Mn8RkYbI/TCd23JlX8rI/AAAAAAAAAVA/Ea50NWSB2kg/s1600/757218.jpg)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lukas989 on Feb 27, 2011, 06:55 PM
Jesus - I didnt even realise there was a book thread going on - I'll briskly peruse the previous pages to pluck a suggestion or two and purchase them then forthwith to allow myself the pleasure of retaining the delights their pages hold.  In the meantime, everyone should check out the duo by Tana French - In the Woods and the likeness - some really rather splendid crime novels....In the Woods is told first person about a guy who takes on a case bearing several similarities to an incident he himself was a victim of whilst a child during which he blacked out, and is therefore plunged into a journey into finding answers to what happened.  His partner is the only one who knows what happened - which leads on to the second, which is instead told through the eyes of the partner, where she bears an uncanny physical resemblence to a murdered girl, and is therefore sent in undercover as the girl to discover the truth.  Both shit hot.

Splendid news - I just discovered shes got another one out, which is about one of the characters in the Likeness - called Faithful Place.  Ill let you know when im done if its a good un (it will be Im sure).
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Mar 07, 2011, 11:28 AM
Just finished the Millenium trilogy (I know I'm late) : I really loved it !
If you didn't read it yet, just go for it, you'll enjoy it for sure, it's a very refreshing and captivating  read
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: blixa on Mar 29, 2011, 03:07 PM
finished the wasp factory, which i really loved. it was kind of twisted. i didn't expect the end to be the way it was. all the storylines behind the characters were very good.

next up:
(http://www.eurocrime.co.uk/reviews/1974HB.jpg)

also i'm going to check out tana french. her books seem interesting.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lukas989 on Mar 29, 2011, 06:54 PM
finished the wasp factory, which i really loved. it was kind of twisted. i didn't expect the end to be the way it was. all the storylines behind the characters were very good.

next up:
(http://www.eurocrime.co.uk/reviews/1974HB.jpg)

also i'm going to check out tana french. her books seem interesting.

Cool - u read any other Iain Banks?  May I heartily recommend...well all of em, but specifically The Bridge and Espedair Street, both magnifico.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: blixa on Mar 30, 2011, 03:50 AM
i'd never read him before. that was the first banks book. i'm going to read more of him. his writing is very much suited to what i like.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lukas989 on Apr 02, 2011, 02:36 PM
You cant go wrong as I say - plus the Wasp Factory was his first, so its kinda a case of the only way is up from there...not that Im saying that was a bad book...quite the opposite - but you definitely see the skills being honed with his later stuff.  His stories are often very imaginative - I mentioned the Bridge specifically, which has a pair of stories running side by side, one set in reality, the other in a fantasy style...lets just say you find yourself, 'What the...oh wow right!' a  lot, - it was the first book in a good while I read again just to marry up what had confused me a bit before.  With this, hes also a prominant sci-fi writer (Iain M Banks) - Im generally not a big sci-fi guy, but the few Ive read have been great as well.  Being Scottish, he was a writer I had thrust upon me - but that has no bearing on him being one of my absolute favourites, hes just generally really good. 
  On the subject of Tana French - Im half way through Faithful Place, and is absolutely great.  I read a few reviews on Amazon and stuff, and she gets a lot of criticism form crime fans, for being predictable and getting bogged down in character backgrounds...but for me that much more entertaining than abc crime shit - I want to know all the background on the people Im reading about - which makes her books all the more intriguing as with each the focus switches to a character who was a bit part in other books (the first from the focal point of the guy investigating the crime bearing similarities to his experiences as a child, the second from that of his partner, the third, from that of the head of undercover that sent the partner into the premise of the second) - to me all adds to the desire to keep reading.  I love subtle things in books and films that nod to previous unexplained at the time happenings...brings the analytical nerd out in me :)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: blixa on Apr 02, 2011, 02:59 PM
i just bought it for $5.50 off ebay. you're a good salesman hahaha

you know, david peace got quite a bit of criticism too but i'm loving 1974 right now. the language is right up my alley. i'm going to give french a whirl and see what she's like. i'm liking the context of the books and the storyline seems really interesting. i also like it when the characters are given a background. it gives you a chance to care about them.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lukas989 on Apr 02, 2011, 03:11 PM
Cool - Im hugely confident that money with be a worthwhile investment :)  Please hit me with your recommendations by the way...my stack of xmas books is fast running out...I am however gonna get The Secret History by Donna Tartt - heartily recommended by other Tana French fans funnily enough.  Have you (or anyone else for that matter) read her stuff?
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: blixa on Apr 02, 2011, 03:38 PM
i really love annie proulx and flannery o'connor but other than that i don't tend to read a lot of female novelists. for a long time all i read was kazantzakis and berger. both whom i recommend highly. i've been branching out recently and reading a lot of stuff i wouldn't normally. i'm also finally reading david foster wallace.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lukas989 on Apr 02, 2011, 04:38 PM
Great - I'll wade into their works forthwith.  All the talk of books has had me reminisce about others Ive read recently..there was a couple of total turkeys (but the completist in me saw me struggle through to the end...avoid Martina Coles The Business at all costs...fuck knows how it ended up in my pile, and also Playing Dead by Harlan Corben - complete and utter shit), but I heartily recommend Losing You by Nicci French (no relation to Tana haha), which is a chapterless onslaught about a woman who wakes up on the day her and her family are due to go on holiday,  only her daughters missing...cue the frantic search, desperate wrangles with friends and police alike to join her and prove shes not overreacting, suspecting those around her...its a tough one to put down.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: blixa on Apr 02, 2011, 04:47 PM
the only bad ones i've read have been by nick hornby hahaha

do you (or anyone else for that matter) know of any books that deal with incest or have incest as a plotline? i'm seriously obsessed with incest.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: lukas989 on Apr 02, 2011, 04:58 PM
hehe - well read Iain Banks' second book Walking on Glass.  Its featured.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: blixa on Apr 02, 2011, 05:22 PM
i knew he would've dealt with it hahaha. that's what i liked about wasp factory. frank's 'accident' was like a OH MY JESUS for me. i found the character of his brother eric intensely interesting. i think eric was the most interesting thing about the book. his breakdown was very validating to me as a reader. it was so wonderfully and explicitly described. it seriously gave me the creepies.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: blixa on Apr 24, 2011, 05:04 AM
currently reading 'we need to talk about kevin'. it is fucking great. so so so great. i'm halfway and man, it's chilling me to the bones.

can't wait for the movie. if it's as brilliant as this book then it's going to be sweeeet:
(http://www.ioncinema.com/old/images/upload/movie_6075_poster.jpg)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: raynor on Apr 25, 2011, 01:44 AM
Anyone else feel that Hakuri Murakami is a bit overrated? I only read one of his books, Kafka on the beach. I guess it was alright, but everybody is always raving about how awesome he is.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: Variable on Apr 25, 2011, 01:48 AM
Apparently I need to get my shit together.  I don't even know who he is. 

Right now I have to re-read Orwell's 1984 for my english class.  which is cool, because I get to do a lot of research papers about how bad government control is and shit.  But, I don't have time to read anything else that I want to for the time being. 

Next I want to read "Hells Angels" By Hunter Thompson.  Anyone else read it?  I just feel like it's one of those books that I should have read at least 10 years ago, and never did. 
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Post by: bright lights, big city on Jul 12, 2011, 05:45 PM
A Dance With Dragons comes out today!!
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Post by: Jerry_Curls on Jul 13, 2011, 01:59 AM
Anyone else feel that Hakuri Murakami is a bit overrated? I only read one of his books, Kafka on the beach. I guess it was alright, but everybody is always raving about how awesome he is.

Ehh....probably overrated, but his books are fun reads. I like the way he implements humour, sensuality, irony, fantasy into one. I would read another one by him, maybe give The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle a try....a bit long, but amazing.

I'm reading Try by Dennis Cooper. It's pretty intense, homo shit, but great nonetheless. Can't wait to read his first novel, Closer.

(http://i43.tower.com/images/mm100175909/try-dennis-cooper-paperback-cover-art.jpg)

I'm also reading Coin-locker Babies by Ryu Murakami. Interesting story so far.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8c/Coinlockerbabies.jpg/220px-Coinlockerbabies.jpg)
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: tarkil on Jul 13, 2011, 12:33 PM
A Dance With Dragons comes out today!!

I know... I so want to buy it, but I wanted to re read all the other books before, as it's such a long time since I read them... Meaning my memories of it are reasonably vague... But I left all my books in France, so I would need to buy all of them a second time... Which would not only break my balls, but cost me a fucking arm and a leg as well, because books in Hong Kong are so damn expensive !!!

Second option is that I wait to come back to France for Christmas, and get my books at that time... But I'm sure I will have read too many spoilers by that time... Damn it !!



I'm also reading Coin-locker Babies by Ryu Murakami. Interesting story so far.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8c/Coinlockerbabies.jpg/220px-Coinlockerbabies.jpg)

Ryu Murakami, is great, much butter than Haruki Murakami in my opinion...
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Post by: tarkil on Jun 07, 2012, 06:42 AM
RIP Ray Bradbury.


http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-bradbury-local-20120607,0,7302192.story (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-bradbury-local-20120607,0,7302192.story)
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Post by: TheShade1989 on Jun 17, 2012, 09:43 AM
I tried reading The Hunger Games because apparently it's a brilliant book and a friend whose recommendations I trust said it was good, but...boring. And the only books I consider boring are books by Jane Austen, so that's a big deal. I like crime/thriller books at the moment though; Jeffery Deaver, Karin Slaughter and Dean Koontz's books are the best.
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Post by: endstand on Nov 02, 2012, 07:12 PM
Anyone else feel that Hakuri Murakami is a bit overrated? I only read one of his books, Kafka on the beach. I guess it was alright, but everybody is always raving about how awesome he is.

I do feel he is overrated! I don't understand why he is so popular. I read three of his books (A Wild Sheep Chase; Dance Dance Dance; The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle) and they all are so familiar.. Guy is left by his girlfriend, strange things begin to happen, and in the end girlfriend comes back.
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Post by: deafnotes on Nov 26, 2012, 07:09 AM
Anyone else feel that Hakuri Murakami is a bit overrated? I only read one of his books, Kafka on the beach. I guess it was alright, but everybody is always raving about how awesome he is.

I do feel he is overrated! I don't understand why he is so popular. I read three of his books (A Wild Sheep Chase; Dance Dance Dance; The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle) and they all are so familiar.. Guy is left by his girlfriend, strange things begin to happen, and in the end girlfriend comes back.


ive read wild sheep case so far.
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Post by: Sett on Feb 10, 2013, 08:13 PM
Anyone else feel that Hakuri Murakami is a bit overrated? I only read one of his books, Kafka on the beach. I guess it was alright, but everybody is always raving about how awesome he is.
The only book of him I've read is Sputnik Sweetheart. It was alright, I liked it, but nothing really too spectacular. The translation was from English to my native language, so I don't know how adequate it was after 2 translations. I didn't really know he was so popular. The last book I finished is The Black Obelisk by Erich Maria Remarque. Really like this writer.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: devilinside on Feb 20, 2013, 08:40 PM
Starting 'A Storm of Swords:A Song of Ice and Fire:Book Three'

Getting ready for Game Of Thrones.
Title: Re: The books thread
Post by: SwerveCityUSA on May 11, 2013, 07:42 AM
I remember when I was younger somebody suggested Dean Koontz to me and I said ok and bought like 3 of them because they had cool covers. I couldn't turn a page but I kept on it anyway to get my money's worth. Anybody that likes him is suffering from criminal boredom.
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Post by: ANattyRat on May 11, 2013, 03:00 PM
I remember when I was younger somebody suggested Dean Koontz to me and I said ok and bought like 3 of them because they had cool covers. I couldn't turn a page but I kept on it anyway to get my money's worth. Anybody that likes him is suffering from criminal boredom.

I read one of his books and loved it, but haven't really gotten into any of his others. I'll read more or less anything, though. I just finished reading a book called Girl 4 by Will Carver, great book, in my opinion.
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Post by: tarkil on May 30, 2013, 07:35 AM
RIP Jack Vance...
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Post by: blixa on May 31, 2013, 03:32 PM
trying really hard to get through the first game of thrones book. it's quite good but i should've read it in one go and not stopped.
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Post by: Hank on Jun 16, 2013, 01:20 PM
Have always had that feeling with the Bible.
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Post by: Penicks on Jun 17, 2013, 12:12 AM
spoiler: jesus dies
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Post by: SwerveCityUSA on Jun 17, 2013, 01:20 AM
spoiler: jesus dies in the hearts of the wicked and enters into life
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Post by: CourtneyWaffles on Apr 16, 2014, 05:18 AM
Just finished reading ALL of John Green's books! I feel so accomplished. :)
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Post by: blixa on Mar 11, 2016, 08:23 AM
reading clarice lispector's the hour of the star. it's so well written. you really feel the isolation of the main character who is being written about by an unknown author who seems to know everything about her.
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Post by: StaminaDaddy on Mar 30, 2016, 04:21 PM
pulp
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Post by: snw9 on Dec 29, 2016, 05:18 PM
Anyone reading the Red Rising Trilogy?
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Post by: Eros TBA on Mar 15, 2017, 11:25 PM
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