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Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
edited January 2009 in Social Entropy++
Reading thread all up in this.

Faulkner is not gay, Orikae. Fuck you.

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  • CalebrosCalebros Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Quoth wrote: »
    today i bought A Man Rides Through and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

    thanks Goodwill!

    good choices, sir

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    oh shit! dragon gettin' up in RC's shit

    the long dark tea-time of the soul is one of my favourite novels, quoth

  • WeretacoWeretaco Cubicle Gangster Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    oh shit! dragon gettin' up in RC's shit

    the long dark tea-time of the soul is one of my favourite novels, quoth

    I just read that again last week. So good.

    Don't pick it up
    Don't pick it up

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  • CalebrosCalebros Registered User
    edited December 2008
    I would kill someone for the next A Song of Ice and Fire book to come out already

    George R.R. Martin, you tease

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    and i like the first novel because of all the coleridge

  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Faulkner haters: you just don't like reading about life through the perspective of a retard.


    p.s. I read the black company! all of them! (we're talking about the fantasy series right?)
    All you Faulkner haters must read Absalom, Absalom. It will blow your shitty mind.

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  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited December 2008
    no class for a month so I can read whatever I want without interruption

    so I'm probably just gonna stop by the library and tell them to give me every cormac mccarthy book they have

  • JarofmoldymayoJarofmoldymayo __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2008
    I wish I was a wizard.

  • seizureorbsseizureorbs Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Zyrelax wrote: »
    Currently reading Chapterhouse: Dune.

    I feel like I must complete this series.

    I mean, I bumbled through God Emperor.

    I can handle anything.

    y'know, I actually liked god emperor

    the one after that was horrible though

    I liked parts of God Emperor. Herbert pretty much sunk back to Pre-Dune writing after Children of Dune.

    well yeah

    parts of it were really confusing and none of the quotes at the beginnings of chapters made any sense

    but other parts of it were really cool, I thought

    then again I liked dune messiah more than dune so some may wish to discount my opinion

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    i dont' get the love for cormac mccarthy, he seems like a stylist instead of a writer of actual worth

  • seizureorbsseizureorbs Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Faulkner haters: you just don't like reading about life through the perspective of a retard.


    p.s. I read the black company! all of them! (we're talking about the fantasy series right?)

    I like it when stephen king writes things with retarded people in them

    they're so charming and fun to read about when king writes them

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  • TenTen Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Hey, a reading thread that isn't impossible large to catch up on!

    I really need to read more, work and video games and TV keep getting in the way

    I'm currently reading the first book of the Soldier Son series by Robin Hobb, it's OK so far

    Also I know this thread is about books without pictures but I really need to finish Watchmen before the movie comes out

  • BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Faulkner haters: you just don't like reading about life through the perspective of a retard.


    p.s. I read the black company! all of them! (we're talking about the fantasy series right?)

    Yeah, when does it start to kick up the pace? Does it ever?

    It gets pretty good at the end of the first book on out.

    You ever try and draw Falcor as a giant dong? No? It just ends up looking like a long cyclops.
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  • ZyrelaxZyrelax Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I seriously have not wanted to read anything non-fiction since I finished my M.A. this summer. I am working through the Dresden Files. I also want to start Will Thomas's Barker and Llewelyn series, but the county library system only has one copy of the first book and I am too poor to buy it.

  • seizureorbsseizureorbs Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Ten wrote: »
    Hey, a reading thread that isn't impossible large to catch up on!

    I really need to read more, work and video games and TV keep getting in the way

    I'm currently reading the first book of the Soldier Son series by Robin Hobb, it's OK so far

    Also I know this thread is about books without pictures but I really need to finish Watchmen before the movie comes out

    nah, I think graphic novels are cool for book threads

    just don't get into serial comics

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  • JarofmoldymayoJarofmoldymayo __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2008
    Faulkner haters: you just don't like reading about life through the perspective of a retard.


    p.s. I read the black company! all of them! (we're talking about the fantasy series right?)

    Yeah, when does it start to kick up the pace? Does it ever?

    It gets pretty good at the end of the first book on out.

    Ah cool, I'd been wondering.

    When I'm finished with Dresden files I'll get back to it.

    They shouldn't take much more than a month.


    The real problem I had with it is that it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. All names and places and events I know nothing about, it's hard to not feel lost.

  • Ol' SparkyOl' Sparky Registered User
    edited December 2008
    I'm reading Cyrptonomicon right now.

    Yes yes I know old news but it's still pretty good stuff.

    Other than that I recently finished the Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman and I'm also reading the Day of Battle by Rick Atkinson. Two very good military histories.

  • JarofmoldymayoJarofmoldymayo __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2008
    I tired to read Snow Crash.

    I really tried.

    But the main character.

    I just hate him.

  • Ol' SparkyOl' Sparky Registered User
    edited December 2008
    I haven't read any of his other stuff. I like his style but it's nothing fantastic, just a really good page turner.

  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited December 2008
    i dont' get the love for cormac mccarthy, he seems like a stylist instead of a writer of actual worth

    my love for him is based mostly on no country for old men, since that and the road are the only of his books I've read. I've done a lot more thinking about no country, though.

    and no country for old men really is one of the best books I've ever read. yeah, his style is great, but the real meat of the novel is the underlying discourse on morality and fate. he doesn't beat you over the head with it at all, and it's completely readable just as a suspenseful "what will happen next" sort of thing if you want, but there really is a lot of material there below the surface if you want to dig at it.

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    I tired to read Snow Crash.

    I really tried.

    But the main character.

    I just hate him.

    I read Snow Crash for Raven and Uncle Enzo, and the ending where they meet each other.

  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Currently reading Chapterhouse: Dune.

    I feel like I must complete this series.

    I mean, I bumbled through God Emperor.

    I can handle anything.

    But why would you intentionally read a series you're not enjoying when there's so much actually good stuff out there

    That doesn't even make sense

    Oh no, I enjoy them, but man, God Emperor was a tough read.

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    Keith wrote:
    What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    hahaha

    i'm reading my notes for this class and i have parts circled and STEAL THIS FOR WRITING above it

  • TenTen Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Oh, and I'm going to steal my Dad's copy of Incandescence by Greg Egan after I give it to him for Xmas

  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2008
    I have recently read Everything is Illuminated and Catcher in the Rye. I'm working through The Road.

    I loved EiI, it was wonderful and the movie was pretty decent if wildly different ending-wise.

    Catcher was also very good, but not life-changing like everyone I know preaches it to be.

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  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Catcher is a pretty good book that was seized as the emblem of a generation and so it catches a lot of flak for that from folks who found it disappointing, or readers themselves overhype the experience and message in order to fulfill their own expectations.

    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Keith wrote:
    What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2008
    That's kinda what I was getting from it.

    Also, holy shit what an unlikeable prick Holden became towards the end. He started off dumb, but endearing but jesus.

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    he was pretty unlikeable the whole time i thought

    also that bitch in The Awakening, fuck her sideways with a chainsaw

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  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited December 2008
    I actually liked holden, sort of in spite of myself

    that's not to say that all good books have to have likable protagonists, of course, but all anyone wants to talk about when catcher is brought up is how much they hate holden anyway

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Catcher is a pretty good book that was seized as the emblem of a generation and so it catches a lot of flak for that from folks who found it disappointing, or readers themselves overhype the experience and message in order to fulfill their own expectations.

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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Blankspace wrote: »
    That's kinda what I was getting from it.

    Also, holy shit what an unlikeable prick Holden became towards the end. He started off dumb, but endearing but jesus.

    I think that's the point. Towards the end you start to realize... wow, this kid is not just some confused teenager. He is real fucked up. You just kind of start to feel sorry for him after the part when he thinks he's being molested or whatever. I can't really remember what happens actually.

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    i thought catcher was a good coming-of-age story. i liked holden.

    i should probably read it again.

  • Ol' SparkyOl' Sparky Registered User
    edited December 2008
    I have never read the Catcher in the Rye and I get the impression it's the type of book that is decent but read by lots of people who don't normally read so they elevate to the Holy Grail

  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Ol' Sparky wrote: »
    I have never read the Catcher in the Rye and I get the impression it's the type of book that is decent but read by lots of people who don't normally read so they elevate to the Holy Grail

    I don't think this is accurate at all

    most of the "reading sux" people in my english class still didn't like it

    the only difference is they actually read it to find that out, which was not the case with, say, crime and punishment

  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'm also currently reading the Politaea off and on and Goddamn it all that book is so terrible and yet so informative and interesting.

    Fucking Plato.

    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Keith wrote:
    What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    My friend wrote a song about Catcher in the Rye. It's good

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  • LockoutLockout I am still searching Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Food wrote: »
    Blankspace wrote: »
    That's kinda what I was getting from it.

    Also, holy shit what an unlikeable prick Holden became towards the end. He started off dumb, but endearing but jesus.

    I think that's the point. Towards the end you start to realize... wow, this kid is not just some confused teenager. He is real fucked up. You just kind of start to feel sorry for him after the part when he thinks he's being molested or whatever. I can't really remember what happens actually.

    See, I thought he over-reacted at that part too, but everyone else said they agreed with Holden's reaction.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I haven't read Catcher. I should probably get around to that.

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  • BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User
    edited December 2008
    reding iz 4 nubs

    get a lyf fgts

    You ever try and draw Falcor as a giant dong? No? It just ends up looking like a long cyclops.
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  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'm reading Freakonomics, also the Mouse Guard RPG book but that's not really a book book.

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