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Tell me what the fuck you're reading

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    shit man that's deep

    shit

    man

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    just got done reading lost city of z by david grann and Haiku by andrew vachs. both excellent reads!

    now i'm starting Locos by Felipe Alfau and Scooter by Mick Foley

    I like to read in pairs, when i'm able to

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Recently re-read To Kill a Mockingbird, forgot how much I enjoyed that book. I also read Geek Love, Sula and Tipping the Velvet. Sula was kind of whatever, Geek Love was pretty interesting, pretty freaky, but also a pretty problematic book. Tipping the Velvet was just waaaay too long but hey, lesbians and monsieur dildo.

    Just read Neuromancer for the first time and I just picked up Count Zero, just started it today, actually. I'm also like, part way through Labyrinths by Borges, Blow Up by Cortazar and a collection of short stories by Kafka. But they are all collections of short stories so I don't feel bad putting them on hold for a bit to read other things.

    Oh, that reminds me, I also read Calvino's Cosmicomics recently and that was just excellent.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I've just finished The Forever War and it was even better than people told me, now I'm reading about fish lizards in Richard Ellis' Sea Dragons

  • RAGE.RAGE. Registered User
    edited May 2010
    BugBoy wrote: »
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    I need more interesting nonfiction to devour

    Devil In the White City by Erik Larson

    If you haven't read this, you need to

    I'd also recommend The Family That Couldn't Sleep by DT.Max

    Bill Bryson's A Brief History of Nearly Everything is really good.

  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
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    The Secret History of al-Qaeda

    So far there are no actual secrets. Really interesting look at the emergence, demographics, psychology, and rising popularity of suicide bombing though.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    Rereading Confessions of an Economic Hitman. Still owns hard. [tiny]smash the state[/tiny]

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  • QuestionMarkManQuestionMarkMan Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
  • RAGE.RAGE. Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Also about to finish up The Raw Shark Texts.

    After that I think I'm going to reread The Myrkin Papers.

  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Oh I just finished Dust of Dreams and dangit Steven Erikson can finish that last book any day now.

  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Currently Reading Garden of Rama. Arthur C. Clarke does not write convincing societies. Or maybe that's Gentry Lee's fault. Anyways, it's getting to be a slog.

    I just finished Charlie Wilson's War, it was awesome. A whole era of recent American history I knew nothing about. And very relevant to the current war in Afghanistan. That Ghost Wars book looks interesting for just that reason.

    I also read Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. It was decent. I did like the Internet Dollars/Whuffie concept.

    I looked at Kant and the Platypus in the library. God no. I guess semiotics is not an area I have any interest in.

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  • Satanic JesusSatanic Jesus In a library with broken glasses Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Still reading Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde. I finished off a couple of Terry Pratchett books about the Witches. I have a few other books lined up to be read like Small Gods, Unseen Academicals, and The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril. I'm just being lazy about reading lately (I have, at last count, 24 books on my to-read shelf)

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Oh I just finished Dust of Dreams and dangit Steven Erikson can finish that last book any day now.

    I think it has a release date? I'd have to check.

    The last 2 books are the only ones that have taken more than a year. And Dust of Dreams was only a little more. His writing pace is so refreshing compared to GRRM's.

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
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    Highly recommend both!!

    Although the first book of Fantastic tales is pretty heavy reading.

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Oh I just finished Dust of Dreams and dangit Steven Erikson can finish that last book any day now.

    you should check out Return Of The Crimson Guard, just got released recently in the US. written by the other dude that came up with the malazan world, picks up stuff in the mainland, with the empress and the wickans and all. pretty great read to tide you over.

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  • Wrench N RocketsWrench N Rockets Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
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    Should be starting this tonight or tomorrow.

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Read another seventy pages of Mrs Dalloway. Still sucks.

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  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Member of Twin Club Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    After months and months of delaying, I think I'm finally going to read Catch-22.

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  • BugBoyBugBoy once a boy always a bugRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Read another seventy pages of Mrs Dalloway. Still sucks.

    It can't possibly be worse than Jane Eyre.

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  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Member of Twin Club Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Jane Eyre was actually really good at first, but it got a bit silly midway through.

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Mrs Dalloway is a 200 page novel about a single day in the life of an extremely boring woman

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  • BugBoyBugBoy once a boy always a bugRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I think there's a copy in my house, actually.

    Maybe I'll read it, just to see how bad it is.

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  • TskTsk Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Last day of class, someone had placed the Star Wars Heir to the Empire trilogy on the free book shelf. My copies were destroyed in a flood like 10 years ago. That's what I'm reading now.

  • CG FaggotryCG Faggotry Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I think I might finish American Psycho. I think I stopped at the letch worthy "bum-eye-stabbing" scene. Exceptionally described, but difficult to read.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Christian Bale covered in blood and bare assed naked running down a hallway with a chainsaw was a career defining moment.

  • CG FaggotryCG Faggotry Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Hobnail wrote: »
    Christian Bale covered in blood and bare assed naked running down a hallway with a chainsaw was a career defining moment.

    The book is quite challenging to finish. The film is a laugh out loud black comedy.

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  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    After months and months of delaying, I think I'm finally going to read Catch-22.

    Shit, I think I still have a copy of that on my bookshelf waiting to be read.

    Hmm... Yep, there it is. Guess I'll add it to my list.

  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Member of Twin Club Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I've heard good things, so I have high expectations.

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  • SeriouslySeriously Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I'm in the middle of rereading that now.

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  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Member of Twin Club Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    How is it?

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    on my desk is a collection of lovecraft stories, a confederacy of dunces, the elephant vanishes, and richmond noir (which is awesome because detective stories and noir are my favorite and it's a collection set where i live)

    also lies my teacher told me which was booooring

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Just finished Memoirs of a Geisha and now I am attempting to re-read the Artemis Fowl series

  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I got a Nook recently and have been rapidly running out of my 50 dollar gift card from buying ebooks. It has mostly been spent on books I already own I wanted in ebook format though. Currently re-reading the Princess Bride at the same time as And Then There Was None. Princess Bride is of course a classic and the Agatha Christie book is just a fun crime novel.

    I bought the Girl With Dragon Tattoos or whatever it is called, but haven't started it yet. Will probably pick up Catch-22 with the last bit of my gift card, as I keep meaning to read it but never do.

  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Member of Twin Club Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I think that makes 3 who have never got around to Catch-22. What is it about that book?

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  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I'm going to go to the pub tomorrow and start reading it.

  • CG FaggotryCG Faggotry Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Bad-Beat wrote: »
    I'm going to go to the pub tomorrow and start reading it.

    Such exquisite lines as "The Lion" or "The Goose & Cart" or "King Charles' Brains"?

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I only heard about catch 22 from this forum quite a while ago, but never went to buy the copy. I'm sure it's in ebook format though.

    House of Leaves is also in that list, but doesn't have an ebook version. Probably for good reason. I'll have to pick it up seperately or check it out from the library, which isn't a possibility at this point.

  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Not having money I can't really afford a bookshelf. It's going to be one of those things I'll need to buy but right now its behind:
    a couch
    a dining room table
    chairs for said table

    So right now I have a huge cardboard box filled top to bottom with books. Sometimes I'll be doing something and be like "crap... where did that book go" and then spend the next 20 minutes digging through shit to find it.

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  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Member of Twin Club Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    What is House of Leaves, anyway? I keep hearing about it.

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  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Bad-Beat wrote: »
    I'm going to go to the pub tomorrow and start reading it.

    Such exquisite lines as "The Lion" or "The Goose & Cart" or "King Charles' Brains"?

    Hmm... No, 'the Wellington' actually.

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