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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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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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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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looking for something conspiratorial next.

 

You want Don DeLillo's Libra

 

oh thanks! but actually looking for something non fiction.

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First Man by James Hansen.

 

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

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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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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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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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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.

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. Photography blows

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