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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Koshian wrote: »
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    I'm reading candide right now

    voltaire is a snarky asshole

    this book is fun

    fourth disjointed statement

    hurray

    oh that crazy

    lisbon earthquake of 1755

    pangloss's activity corner is the best thing ever

    ahahah yesss

    Voltaire in Geneva!

  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2009
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    I'm reading candide right now

    voltaire is a snarky asshole

    this book is fun

    fourth disjointed statement

    hurray

    oh that crazy

    lisbon earthquake of 1755

    pangloss's activity corner is the best thing ever

    ahahah yesss

    Voltaire in Geneva!

    does your copy have a misprint in the old woman's description too, or is that just me

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'm reading Count Zero now

    though honestly it just feels more like looking at a bunch of words than actually reading

    I don't know what that means but that's how it feels

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  • scarlet ave.scarlet ave. Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Count Zero is weird that way, I think I know what you mean. It's like Gibson just took the atmosphere of all the rest of his work and condensed it into one plotless novel.

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Koshian wrote: »
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    I'm reading candide right now

    voltaire is a snarky asshole

    this book is fun

    fourth disjointed statement

    hurray

    oh that crazy

    lisbon earthquake of 1755

    pangloss's activity corner is the best thing ever

    ahahah yesss

    Voltaire in Geneva!

    does your copy have a misprint in the old woman's description too, or is that just me

    where at?

    I don't think I noticed it

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    i felt that way with spook country, too. i like his recent books, i just don't feel any drive to finish them.

  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2009
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    I'm reading candide right now

    voltaire is a snarky asshole

    this book is fun

    fourth disjointed statement

    hurray

    oh that crazy

    lisbon earthquake of 1755

    pangloss's activity corner is the best thing ever

    ahahah yesss

    Voltaire in Geneva!

    does your copy have a misprint in the old woman's description too, or is that just me

    where at?

    I don't think I noticed it

    inside flap of the front cover

  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Cowboy Fwankenstein Livin' That DreamRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    So, I was digging through some of my boxes in the closet, you know, the ones that have all kinds of junk in them, and guess what I found? All of my old high school English books that were assigned to us:

    The Great Gatsby
    The Grapes of Wrath
    East of Eden
    Julius Caesar (I read as Brutus for the class reading!)
    The Man in the Iron Mask
    Silas Marner (I wish I could pin down why, but I've always liked this one.)
    Of Mice and Men
    The Illiad
    The Odyssey
    Lord of the Flies
    Ethan Frome
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    Farenheit 451
    Frankenstein
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Cyrano de Bergerac (I read as Cyrano!)
    Billy Budd
    To Kill a Mockingbird (My grandad used to read this one to me; special place in my heart and all.)

    Plus some extras I picked up in college for my own personal reading:

    Thus spoke Zarathustra (Dear God, what was I thinking?)
    L'Morte D'Arthur (Been reading that one on and off for years.)
    The Hound of the Baskervilles
    Siddhartha (Loved it)
    Steppenwolf (Loved it even more)
    Slaughterhouse Five (And so it goes....)

    Dang. I gots me some readin' to do.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    i felt that way with spook country, too. i like his recent books, i just don't feel any drive to finish them.

    I kinda get this "why yes, I am very cool, I read cyberpunk" feeling when I read it

    which is not the feeling I want to have

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Koshian wrote: »
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    I'm reading candide right now

    voltaire is a snarky asshole

    this book is fun

    fourth disjointed statement

    hurray

    oh that crazy

    lisbon earthquake of 1755

    pangloss's activity corner is the best thing ever

    ahahah yesss

    Voltaire in Geneva!

    does your copy have a misprint in the old woman's description too, or is that just me

    where at?

    I don't think I noticed it

    inside flap of the front cover

    huh I'll have to check it out when I get off work

  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited January 2009
    my HS didn't let us keep books :(

  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Cowboy Fwankenstein Livin' That DreamRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Faricazy wrote: »
    my HS didn't let us keep books :(

    Something wrong with that.

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  • SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Eh, if you didn't pay for them, that sounds like the expected course of action.

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  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited January 2009
    I have been blowing through Anna Karenina pretty fast over the past week

    I thought it would take me forever, but it's such a pleasure to read that I find myself making time to read when I otherwise wouldn't be

    I don't even know why I like it so much, I'll have to think about it

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    So I started The Name of the Rose

    it's slow going. i might just read dark tower or something trashy i've never read before.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I tried reading Foucault's Pendulum a while back and had no fucking clue what was going on

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  • SvidrigailovSvidrigailov Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Now I'm about sixty pages into The Road. I feel like drowning myself in the toilet.

    Oh, well. I'm sure there's a happy ending waiting for me. McCarthy's always good for those.
    :lol:
    redhead wrote: »
    I have been blowing through Anna Karenina pretty fast over the past week

    I thought it would take me forever, but it's such a pleasure to read that I find myself making time to read when I otherwise wouldn't be

    I don't even know why I like it so much, I'll have to think about it
    I know what you mean. Anna Karenina is probably my favorite novel, but I doubt I could explain why.

    Neither the whole of truth nor the whole of good is revealed to any single observer, although each observer gains a partial superiority of insight from the peculiar position in which he stands. It is enough to ask of each of us that he should be faithful to his own opportunities and make the most of his own blessings, without presuming to regulate the rest of the vast field.
  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'm currently reading Anathem by Stephenson which is good but slow going and some Virginia Wolfe book that has succeeded in making me angry.

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Faricazy wrote: »
    my HS didn't let us keep books :(

    Something wrong with that.
    I stole mine

  • DubhDubh Sailor V Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Goddamn, Darth, they don't change the reading lists ever, do they? I think as least half of those books were assigned to me in High School.

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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Cowboy Fwankenstein Livin' That DreamRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Dubh wrote: »
    Goddamn, Darth, they don't change the reading lists ever, do they? I think as least half of those books were assigned to me in High School.

    Nope. Mine was from 92 to 96. My mom said she had to read most of those back in the seventies.

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  • Riggs BlitzkriegRiggs Blitzkrieg Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'm about to finish the hobbit.

    I wish the rest of his books were like this but I always hear otherwise. I'll probably read them anyways because I love the hobbit

  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Yeah the Hobbit is the only one of his books that I actively enjoy going back and re-reading once every year or so. I've read the other three in the main trilogy twice and that's enough for one lifetime.

  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    So has anyone here ever read Borgel, or Interstellar Pig?

    Both where books that kinda fucked me up as a young child.

    Can't you see it in my eyes, I'm the one I'm the ONE TWO THREE FOUR I'm not like the other guys, (he's not like anybody, well..) That's not completely right There's a few that I'm just like Steven and the Stevens, We're gonna make you smile. Me, myself, and I and him, Are all the same guy.Steven and the Stevens, Come on now don't be shy. Me myself and I and him (That's me!) Are all the same guy.
  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    so Quoth is sick of aSoIaF talk?

    hmm hang on

  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    YaYa wrote: »
    so Quoth is sick of aSoIaF talk?

    hmm hang on

    yeah I was contimplating making a thread so we don't have to venture from our safe zone to OTHER forums, but then I remembered I'm lazy as shit.

    Can't you see it in my eyes, I'm the one I'm the ONE TWO THREE FOUR I'm not like the other guys, (he's not like anybody, well..) That's not completely right There's a few that I'm just like Steven and the Stevens, We're gonna make you smile. Me, myself, and I and him, Are all the same guy.Steven and the Stevens, Come on now don't be shy. Me myself and I and him (That's me!) Are all the same guy.
  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Cowboy Fwankenstein Livin' That DreamRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    YaYa wrote: »
    so Quoth is sick of aSoIaF talk?

    hmm hang on

    In my more maudlin moments, I realize that I've come to expect it of this forum: opinions are more important than facts and your opinion sucks and mine's better, go die in a fire, blahblahblah....

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Bout sick of all the classical literature talk in this thread.

    I'll probably never read Joyce again cause I hear so damned much about it.

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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    i am doing a little dance of joy

    the reading thread is free of the oppressive ASOIAF regime

    “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Cowboy Fwankenstein Livin' That DreamRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Quoth wrote: »
    i am doing a little dance of joy

    the reading thread is free of the oppressive ASOIAF regime

    Would you like to talk about Twilight now?

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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Quoth wrote: »
    i am doing a little dance of joy

    the reading thread is free of the oppressive ASOIAF regime

    Would you like to talk about Twilight now?

    pffffftttttaaahahahahahahahahaha

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Bucketman wrote: »
    So has anyone here ever read Borgel, or Interstellar Pig?

    Both where books that kinda fucked me up as a young child.

    holy shit I read both like three times

    Borgel was one of my favorites, super high five

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Quoth wrote: »
    i am doing a little dance of joy

    the reading thread is free of the oppressive ASOIAF regime

    Would you like to talk about Twilight now?

    you really do want me to kill Martin just to hurt you

    “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Quoth god why're you always talking about ASOIAF we have a thread now you can take all your ranting there
    Spoiler:

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    come on, Count Zero

    I want to be interested in your story, but you have to work with me here

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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Cowboy Fwankenstein Livin' That DreamRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Quoth wrote: »
    Quoth wrote: »
    i am doing a little dance of joy

    the reading thread is free of the oppressive ASOIAF regime

    Would you like to talk about Twilight now?

    you really do want me to kill Martin just to hurt you

    You'd have to pierce the nerd security around him. Besides, I want to talk about Yeats now.

    I love W.B. Yeats.

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    yeats is so great, i don't even know where to start

    “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Cowboy Fwankenstein Livin' That DreamRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Quoth wrote: »
    yeats is so great, i don't even know where to start

    How about 'He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven'?

    My personal favorite.

    And then it had to be so good that a dick named Kurt Wimmer put it into a movie called Equilibrium and now fags everywhere think they know Yeats.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'll be honest, that is the only Yeats poem I know, and it is because of that movie

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