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Posted 02 February 2008 - 01:58 PM

I'm (still!) currently reading Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day but took a break in between to read Don DeLillo's Great Jones Street and Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, the first gothic horror novel. Anyone reading anything cool at the moment? Don't even say it's the fuckin' Kite Runner

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 02:05 PM

this thread and selected writings of antonin artaud and confessions of a crap artist by phil dick

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 02:06 PM

i read that one cardan

let me down in ways

defo not dicks best to me

quantum psychology - robert anton wilson

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ah, ye it isn't really what i expected... what do you recommend i read next by pkd?
and, RAW! spectacles, testicles, brandy and cigars!

"I would hate to be taken seriously. Serious people are always so grim and uptight that they make me want to dance naked on the lawn playing a flute. Of course, as Mavis says in the first volume of the trilogy, nothing is true unless it makes you laugh, but you don't really understand it until it makes you cry. The basic situation of humanity is both tragic and comic, since we are all domesticated apes with marvelous 30-billion-cell brains, which we seldom use efficiently because of domination by the older mammalian parts of the back brain. I mean, we're living on the Planet of the Apes, man. Is that funny or serious? It depends on how broad your sense of humor is, I guess."

mwahaahaaa!! praise bob!

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 02:21 PM

valis

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the man in the high castle

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 02:21 PM

The Long Walk by Stephen King (Richard Bachman)

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last great book i read "with the old breed: at peleliu and okinawa" by eugene sledge (wwII)

just finishing "baseball between the numbers: why everything you know about the game is wrong"
awesome stat/geek book

looking for something conspiratorial next.

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QUOTE (zzz @ Feb 2 2008, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
looking for something conspiratorial next.


You want Don DeLillo's Libra

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 02:30 PM

reading is sooo like passe.


why can't you just watch big brother like everyone else?

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QUOTE (The Vidiot @ Feb 2 2008, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (zzz @ Feb 2 2008, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
looking for something conspiratorial next.


You want Don DeLillo's Libra


oh thanks! but actually looking for something non fiction.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 02:34 PM

House of leaves and visions by michio kaku

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 02:43 PM

Abnormal by Michael Foucault/musicophila by Oliver Sacks/textbooks

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 06:33 PM

First Man by James Hansen.

It's a biography of Neil Armstrong; slightly meandering but very interesting.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 06:39 PM

Porno by Irvine Welsh.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 06:45 PM

The Complete Sherlock Holmes: Volume 1
Filth
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Porno was alright...Trainspotting is better by miles though...

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 06:47 PM

im trying to start reading "The Richest Man in Babylon"

was referred to me by a good friend

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:55 PM

Faust by Goethe

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich


How deeepressing.


I'm currently reading Benjamin's The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction for class, it's almost too dense.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 08:24 PM

Plato - The Republic

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Just finished Michel Houellebecq's "Atomised". Now i'm chipping away at War and Peace.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:55 PM

QUOTE (Yegg @ Feb 3 2008, 06:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (chenGOD @ Feb 2 2008, 05:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich


How deeepressing.


I'm currently reading Benjamin's The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction for class, it's almost too dense.


haha i read that too. Dense, but some interesting shit. I wrote a couple response pages about the aura in the age or virtual reproduction

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:32 PM

god is not great by christopher hitchens. Pretty decent read. Guy has at least a rational viewpoint if not a bit after the topic at hand. tho I guess it's to be expected with the title and all.

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HEMINGWAY - "THE SHORT STORIES"

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QUOTE (Twentyfourange @ Feb 3 2008, 08:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich


How deeepressing.


I'm currently reading Benjamin's The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction for class, it's almost too dense.


haha i read that too. Dense, but some interesting shit. I wrote a couple response pages about the aura in the age or virtual reproduction


His writings on aura is pretty digestible, it's the role of the new art in Marxism/Fascism that I have to go through several times over again.





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