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Old 07-05-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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What Are You Reading?

Kind of like what are you listening to, but with eyes.

Just finished:



One of the most profound Sci-Fi books I've ever read. Man. What a whirlwind.

Now:

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Old 07-05-2010, 06:56 PM   #2
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:56 PM   #3
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The Killer Inside Me - Jim Thompson

edit: Thompson's best, easily. Hard-boiled pulp about a small town Texas sheriff with enough charisma for the whole state. Leeds a double life as a serial womanizer and murderer. Highly recomended. Also - This World, Then The Fireworks / The Getaway etc.

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Old 07-05-2010, 06:57 PM   #4
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ouu, I'll read that war book sometime after Summer school
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:59 PM   #6
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You guys should post a review or something. Would be helpful.

Javi, do read it. It's a Vietnam allegory but it's so complex and theoretical. SO good.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:05 PM   #7
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:12 PM   #8
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Whoa. Is this any good?

What's the basis for it? Philosophical?
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:17 PM   #9
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Last book I read was:



Was hooked all the way through, would give it a 8/10. Wasn't too difficult to ignore some of the libertardian bits sprinkled throughout. Definitely recommend this for anyone into sci-fi.

Now I'm reading:


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Old 07-05-2010, 07:19 PM   #10
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just finished:

Bret E. Ellis - Less Than Zero

very awesome read, pretty disturbing stuff! first Ellis book i've read and i'm totally hooked!

Charles Bukowski - Pulp

pretty weird/cool take on a detective story, unlike most other Bukowski-novels in a lot of ways.

Charles Bukowski - Post Office

hilarious read! need to read the rest of the chinaski books ASAP


now reading:


Bret E. Ellis - American Psycho

pretty cool so far! the whole brand-namedropping thing is a bit annoying at times, but i guess it gets his "point" across...
no killing so far, but i guess that's coming up haha!


Question: what's the next Ellis book i should read? i really like his style, it's right up my alley!
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:21 PM   #11
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don't have a review yet because i just started it
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:25 PM   #12
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:25 PM   #13
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:29 PM   #14
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Currently in the middle of:

Juliette by the Marquis de Sade

1200 fucking pages, only got halfway through last summer and I'm not sure I'll get to it this summer

Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Robert Maturin

good Gothic novel, but excruciatingly slow and sentimental in parts. Been reading it on and off for the past year and a half

Las Bas (Down There) by Joris-Karl Huysmans

Involves a writer researching a biography on Gilles de Rais while his friend begins to introduce him to active Satanist cults in present day (1890s) France. Been reading off an on due to school and that its rather slow emotionally and plot-wise

Currently reading:

2666 by Roberto Bolano

Figured I'd hop on the bandwagon after hearing so much about this book (and reading By Night in Chile). Really really good so far, but I'm only on the first part of this behemoth. Hope I can finish this before school starts.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:42 PM   #15
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Neurology section.

So good.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:48 PM   #16
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I'm reading this fucking thread.
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i am reading this. i am about halfway through. it is good. that is all.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:56 PM   #18
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:01 PM   #19
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how is it? almost bought that one..
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right now re-reading 100 Years of Solitude.

then gonna re-read all of Cortázar




someone recommend something plz

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Old 07-05-2010, 11:24 PM   #21
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how is it? almost bought that one..
It's pretty good actually. A very quick read like a lot of his stuff. Not as disjointed like a lot of his reads either which is good.

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Old 07-05-2010, 11:59 PM   #22
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So damn good, can't put it down.
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right now re-reading 100 Years of Solitude.

then gonna re-read all of Cortázar




someone recommend something plz
"A People's History Of The United States" - Howard Zinn

Hey that was a neat trick, how'd ya pull that off?

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Old 07-06-2010, 12:22 AM   #24
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Question: what's the next Ellis book i should read? i really like his style, it's right up my alley!
There's a Less Than Zero sequel that JUST came out called Imperial Bedrooms. I haven't read it yet.


The Informers is a favorite of mine. It's pretty much Less Than Zero but from differing POV's. It's fantastic.

One of the stories is from the perspective of one of Blair's friend's mother and has the same bleak and gut wrenching feeling of Less Than Zero...but the whole book does.

Highly recommended.
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There's a Less Than Zero sequel that JUST came out called Imperial Bedrooms. I haven't read it yet.


The Informers is a favorite of mine. It's pretty much Less Than Zero but from differing POV's. It's fantastic.

One of the stories is from the perspective of one of Blair's friend's mother and has the same bleak and gut wrenching feeling of Less Than Zero...but the whole book does.

Highly recommended.
thanks for the tip!

kinda stupid that i've already seen the movie of the informers though...

same thing bugs me now reading american psycho! i've seen the movie at least 5 or 6 times, so i practically know every second line..

how are luna park and glamorama?
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Never read.

Don't worry about the movie Informers. From what I understand, they're pretty different.
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Whoa. Is this any good?

What's the basis for it? Philosophical?
Well it's dedicated to Isaac Bashevis Singer and the title is related to this quote: ""for the animals, it is an eternal Treblinka".

In this book Patterson discusses, if the way we treat (other) animals actually has an influence on the way we (humans) treat each other.

From amazon.com: "Patterson hypothesizes a risky causal relationship, too, when he writes, "since violence begets violence, the enslavement of animals injected a higher level of domination and coercion into human history by creating oppressive hierarchical societies and unleashing large-scale warfare never seen before.""

This book explores the similar attitudes and methods behind modern society's treatment of animals and the way humans have often treated each other, most notably during the Holocaust. The first part of the book describes the emergence of human beings as the master species and their domination over the rest of earth's inhabitants. The second part examines the industrialisation of slaughter that took place in modern times.



I'm not through it yet, but I guess if you aren't into animal rights already, you might find this offensive and wrong. ;)
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:45 AM   #28
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Awesome read, it goes right into the story and doesn't let up on the action. Also it creates a link between modern runner zombies and old school limping zombies.



Very helpful read, the workout routine is actually kind of kicking my ass haha
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HP Lovecraft (collection of stories)

The Statement Of Randolph Carter
The Silver Key
Through The Gates Of The Silver Key
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
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