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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder are both great though vOv

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    while yeah it's fiction, it amounts to a writer's penchant to nervously lie

    "i have a decent amount of money, am going to get shitfaced, write stupidest shit with a straight face"

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    jack kerouac did not have "a decent amount of money"

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    Yeah I loved On The Road but it is composed of insufferable douchebags doing things

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    Also more importantly:

    http://onthebrod.com/

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    if the next kerouac book i read fucking sucks this bad i'm going to write him off altogether

    cormac mccarthy he is not

    god, every suggestion for books i've gotten recently besides mccarthy and like shit i think vonnegut have fucking sucked

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    zzzzz @ bro jokes

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    We went to my apartment near campus and rocked some nap bombs. I woke up early, ‘cause I had to get some push-ups in. Dean and Marylou had boned in Derek’s bed, and Ed crashed on my couch. Dean’s jacked up duffel was in the corner with Clif bars hanging out. My iPhone lit up. I looked at the caller ID; it was Old Bull Lee who was all up in New Orleans now.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    the next fear i probably have to get confirmed is like, if this david forester wallace or some damn combination thereof fucking sucks too

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    I was all like “who the shit is that?” A beat-ass looking dude, all jacked and in a stained polo, stubbly, an hungover walked up to the front door and knocked. I opened it and it hit me that it was my dude Dean. That dude hauled ass from SF to Virginia in like less than a hot second after I’d sent him that last Facebook message. There were two people crashed out in the car. “Fuck me! Dean! Who the shit is in the car?”
    “What up, what up, bro. Marylou and Ed Dunkel are chilling in there. Can we groom up and chow down up in here? We’re balls tired.”
    “How the fuck did you get here so fast?”
    “Bro, the Wrangler Unlimited can rip it up!”
    “Where the fuck did you get it?”
    “My grandparents gave it to me for my birthday.”

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    Anjin-San wrote:
    if the next kerouac book i read fucking sucks this bad i'm going to write him off altogether

    cormac mccarthy he is not

    god, every suggestion for books i've gotten recently besides mccarthy and like shit i think vonnegut have fucking sucked

    uh if you did not like one kerouac book the odds of you magically liking another are slim as hell

    it's not unheard of, but he doesn't stray outside his wheelhouse after Town & City

    if you like mccarthy and vonnegut, there are a lot of authors that you would probably like and none of them are jack kerouac

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    like uh oh this guy killed himself, must've been PROFOUND

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    Like, some of On The Bro'd is just bro jokes

    Which I will still always enjoy

    It holds kind of stupidly true to the original in some places too though

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    Anjin read some fucking Camus

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    what is camus

    i swear to god if it sucks i'm going to get really fuckin angry

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    if you like Vonnegut, you would probably like beepbipboopbeeopboobpboep: Catch-22

    if you like Cormac McCarthy, you would probably like As I Lay Dying

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    Albert Camus

    The Stranger, probably

    I mean you might think it sucks, that is a thing people frequently think

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    if you like Vonnegut, you would probably like beepbipboopbeeopboobpboep: Catch-22

    if you like Cormac McCarthy, you would probably like As I Lay Dying

    Yes to the first.

    Haven't read As I Lay Dying yet.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    camus is great, but in terms of plot and style is enormously distant from vonnegut and mccarthy

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    camus is great, but in terms of plot and style is enormously distant from vonnegut and mccarthy

    For some reason I always think of him and McCarthy together

    I dunno why!

    Maybe it is the bleak sense of depression

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    McCarthy is straight up the contemporary heir to Faulkner

    I don't mean that critically, I'm not saying "oh he's so derivative urrhurr"

    he just wears his influence on his sleeve, and the influence is Faulkner

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  • OghulkOghulk whale oil beef hooked james k. polk middle schoolRegistered User regular
    Catch 22 is great. Just read it for my lit class

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    I should probably read some Faulkner

    Or some more McCarthy

    I might not actually like him if I read more I am worried

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    McCarthy is straight up the contemporary heir to Faulkner

    I don't mean that critically, I'm not saying "oh he's so derivative urrhurr"

    he just wears his influence on his sleeve, and the influence is Faulkner

    this is pretty much the absolute truth about McCarthy yeah

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    Oghulk wrote:
    Catch 22 is great. Just read it for my lit class

    it's also kinda "poppy" in the same way as Vonnegut

    the blurb-word would be "irreverent"

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    another day off and i'm at a fucking library

    sat-ur-day, saturday sat-ur-day

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    Irreverent is a really great way to describe both of those

    I should read some more Heller

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    Oghulk wrote:
    Catch 22 is great. Just read it for my lit class

    it's also kinda "poppy" in the same way as Vonnegut

    the blurb-word would be "irreverent"

    man that word

    "in _____________'s irreverent satire blah blah blah"

    sick of reading that phrase on the back of every book ever

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    It is seriously overused

    But I think it describes some things well

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    Not necessarily to the literal meaning of the word, admittedly

    Like

    The sense of the word maybe?

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    look, all I'm saying is

    if I were writing fanfiction about famous figures in literature in which they were members of a mythological pantheon

    Faulkner would be The Plaguelord, split in two by the encroachment of the north into the south and the dissolve of his homeland

    and his two halves would become Flannery O'Connor, The Belle Grotesque, and Cormac McCarthy, the God of Gunpowder

    copyright charles kinbote 2012

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    Chuck are you actually doing that

    'Cause I'd probably read that book

    And then not understand it as much as I'd like to

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    not exactly like that, but

    yes, it's a part of something I'm working on now

    I don't know how to do smileys on this forum but I would do the blushing one now if I could

    edit: I'm not totally sure about it yet though and I haven't nearly gotten to that section, just started the novel about a week ago

    we'll see how it works when it comes in, but I'll probably wind up feeling like it's gratuitous and chucking it

    it would make a killer graphic novel, though

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    It sounds super interesting

    Let me know what happens with it, I will totally buy a copy

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    yesss

    One Sold

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    It ate my sword! oh god!

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Anjin-San wrote:
    oh boy all the pie we ate! with ice cream! nutrition!

    man i'm poor as fuck traveling makes sense! man we're all fucked up like crazy! we're making wild gestures in the air! man everyone in the south sounds like a cartoon! i want to strangle jack kerouac's life!
    you are the wind beneath my wings

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    as I lay dying is a goddamn tour de force

    it's good--great, really--but it takes some effort

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    the stranger is fantastic

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    yeah the stranger owns

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