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Book thread: Distractions welcome

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Guys guys Marquis de Sade is so lol

    He is so lol guys

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    by lol you mean a silly goose

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    he is basically the 18th century equivalent of a /b/tard

    but with even more pedophilia

  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Monkeyfeet wrote: »
    I hope everyone has sex with everybody. Especially Artie!

    e: eat my ass bale

    also I hope Finn's learned to sing by regionals

    also also I hope and pray that NPH and Idina manage to have some sort of duet

    okay fuck this making a theatre thread

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    except he actually occasionally had sex

    other than that though

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    if glee were really so progressive and accepting they would have a deaf guy in it

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    L|ama wrote: »
    if glee were really so progressive and accepting they would have a deaf guy in it

    also a heterosexual

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • SalSal Damnedest Little Fellow Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    In my class we're currently reading The Idiot

    It's really good - I think I like it even more than Notes from Underground

  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    the idiot rules so much

    that and brothers k are the only dostoevsky I've read, but I want to read more

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    brothers k is probably his best work

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I am about to start Freakonomics.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    I am about to start Freakonomics.

    I'm sorry

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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    just started the Raw Shark Texts

    holy shit, I'm only on chapter 2 and I'm already enthralled

  • ArtreusArtreus Hamlet Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    It was a pretty good book.

    Kind of conflicting/confusing ending though

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  • DrIanMalcolmDrIanMalcolm Does somebody go out into the park and pull up the dinosaurs' skirts?Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The guy who wrote the script for Slumdog Millionaire is writing the script for Raw Shark Texts

    I have no idea how he's going to pull off most of the stuff in the book

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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    even with barely being into that book I get the feeling it'll have as much of a point as writing a movie based on House of Leaves

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Ho! Ho! Ho! Drink Coke!Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    L|ama wrote: »
    if glee were really so progressive and accepting they would have a deaf guy in it

    they had a chorus of deaf people in one episode

  • SwissLionSwissLion We are beside ourselves! Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    L|ama wrote: »
    if glee were really so progressive and accepting they would have a deaf guy in it

    they had a chorus of deaf people in one episode

    That the Glee club beat mercilessly.

    Further reinforcing their prejudice!

    Also: I should read more.

    But I have so much to read for school I fall asleep and have just started reading a few pages of Watchmen before I pass out every night.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    L|ama wrote: »
    if glee were really so progressive and accepting they would have a deaf guy in it

    they had a chorus of deaf people in one episode

    that's dumb

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm over a hundred pages into Drood now and I am really enjoying it.

    Having a narrator who is so blatantly biased against the protagonist makes for a rather interesting reading experience.

    Not to mention the fact that the narrator and/or the protagonist are possibly insane.

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  • Desktop HippieDesktop Hippie totally sane in the AsylumRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    it feels like I've been waiting for the latest Dresden Files forever. Knew I should have bought it in hardback.

  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I've got to get to work on Master and Margarita, since I just read Haruki Murakami erryday over spring break

    I read the first few pages and I already like it a lot

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  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Desktop it is so good. So good.

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I need to get back to the Dresden books, I've read the first.. 4? 5?

    Whichever one is about porn is the next one I need to read.

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  • SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    I am about to start Freakonomics.

    This was an interesting book with the occasional(I expected worse) questionable conclusion or assumption.

    Also,
    http://www.theonion.com/articles/freakonomist-keeps-close-eye-on-ge-stock-versus-he,17202/

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  • Desktop HippieDesktop Hippie totally sane in the AsylumRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I've read a fair bit of Urban Fantasy of various types, but Dresden Files is the only series I've read that starts off good and just gets better and better.

    On a slightly related note, bookshops here have started to ditch their horror section entirely, and have shunted all the books to Crime, "Dark Fantasy" or "Popular Romance"

  • celandinecelandine Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Septus wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    I am about to start Freakonomics.

    This was an interesting book with the occasional(I expected worse) questionable conclusion or assumption.

    Also,
    http://www.theonion.com/articles/freakonomist-keeps-close-eye-on-ge-stock-versus-he,17202/

    I don't like Steven Leavitt.

    It's just not clear what he contributes to the books. It's not his own research (usually he either cites other people's studies, or he puts his name on a study where the heavy lifting -- the math or the data collection -- is done by his collaborators.) And it's not like he's a great expositor, either -- he has that journalist Dubner to fix his prose. His contribution, I guess, is being a cocky bastard with an eye for what'll shock audiences.

    There are a lot of real economists who can write beautifully for a popular audience, many at Leavitt's own University of Chicago, and it's just kind of galling that this pishker gets on the best-seller list.

    I write about math here:
    http://numberblog.wordpress.com/
  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Septus wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    I am about to start Freakonomics.

    This was an interesting book with the occasional(I expected worse) questionable conclusion or assumption.

    Also,
    http://www.theonion.com/articles/freakonomist-keeps-close-eye-on-ge-stock-versus-he,17202/

    Yeah this was about my take on the book. He'd be so meticulous with a lot of claims, then just have one out of left field. He's better at debunking than, uh, bunking.

    And his interjections that he wasn't good at math were just dumb. Economics math isn't even that bad, it's statistics. I don't buy that you're so smart at everything else, but you're bad at math.

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  • NechriahNechriah Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I finished 'The Lies of Locke Lamora' last night...after starting it last night. I guess you could say it grabbed me.

    I absolutely loved the setting, the level of detail that had gone into the world building reminded of the Malazan series, only crammed into one city. Actually, Camorr did feel a lot like Darujhistan to me. Which is fine, because GotM and TtH are two of my favourite Malazan books.

    I think Lynch writes great characters too, I don't remember the last time I laughed so hard while reading a book as I did when I was reading about the Gentlemen Bastards formative years. Or hated a fictional character with as much passion as
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    Though I also wish Lynch wouldn't make horrible things happen to the characters I like. Especially
    Spoiler:

    I'm really looking forward to picking up the second book, though I've just started 'The Name of the Wind'

    Dating is like playing Snake, you keep accumulating emotional baggage that trails after you and it never goes away and sooner or later you just plough head first into it and die
  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Nechriah wrote: »
    I finished 'The Lies of Locke Lamora' last night...after starting it last night. I guess you could say it grabbed me.

    I absolutely loved the setting, the level of detail that had gone into the world building reminded of the Malazan series, only crammed into one city. Actually, Camorr did feel a lot like Darujhistan to me. Which is fine, because GotM and TtH are two of my favourite Malazan books.

    I think Lynch writes great characters too, I don't remember the last time I laughed so hard while reading a book as I did when I was reading about the Gentlemen Bastards formative years. Or hated a fictional character with as much passion as
    Spoiler:

    Though I also wish Lynch wouldn't make horrible things happen to the characters I like. Especially
    Spoiler:

    I'm really looking forward to picking up the second book, though I've just started 'The Name of the Wind'

    You should read Heroes Die. It's in the same vein as TLOLL

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  • kalkal Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Balefuego wrote: »
    I need to get back to the Dresden books, I've read the first.. 4? 5?

    Whichever one is about porn is the next one I need to read.

    Blood Rites.

    Two chapters into Changes and Harry is already pissed and ready to kill everyone. Good stuff.

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  • NechriahNechriah Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Bloods End wrote: »
    You should read Heroes Die. It's in the same vein as TLOLL

    Is that by Matthew Stover? I've only read a couple of his Star Wars novels, but they were head and shoulders above the usual quality of those kind of books. I've been meaning to look into some of his original work for a while now, but it's hard to find 'round these parts.

    Dating is like playing Snake, you keep accumulating emotional baggage that trails after you and it never goes away and sooner or later you just plough head first into it and die
  • risumonrisumon Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Antimatter wrote: »
    http://sky1.sky.com/going-postal-about
    oh hey, Going Postal trailer

    YES!!!! I have the light fantastic and hogfather ones and they are pretty good for what they are. I will definitely be trying to find that when it comes out.

    Also, my library doesn't show Changes in their catalog at all.....

    Fuck them.

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Partway through Dust of Dreams. Diggin it. Always up for more Tehol.

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  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel Shiftless laybaout DenmarkRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Schönefeld Airport has the shittiest book store on planet Earth. I wasn't able to pick up any books in Berlin on account of rampant drinking and shops being closed, so I had to make do with a special Spiegel edition on Hitler's rise to power. Hell of awkward reading it in the airport though. Pictures of Hitler and young men in Nazi uniforms all over that magazine. Oh well.

    Fuck off and die.
  • Satanic JesusSatanic Jesus In a library with broken glasses Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The Temeraire books any good? I do like good books with dragons in.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Nechriah wrote: »
    Bloods End wrote: »
    You should read Heroes Die. It's in the same vein as TLOLL

    Is that by Matthew Stover? I've only read a couple of his Star Wars novels, but they were head and shoulders above the usual quality of those kind of books. I've been meaning to look into some of his original work for a while now, but it's hard to find 'round these parts.

    Yeah. Amazon has both it and it's sequel available for ebook.

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