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Old 07-10-2012, 02:10 PM   #421
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Almost finished it. Good shit, a little cheesy by today's sci-fi standards with regards to the aliens but that's easily forgiven. Any suggestions on the next Vonnegut book to check out?


here's some more Vonnegut.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:17 AM   #422
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Both extremely interesting, would recommend
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:20 AM   #423
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i spent the last 3-4 days reading the hunger games series. i'll probably start on the game of thrones books or something by stephen king soon.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:29 AM   #424
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:26 PM   #425
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Almost finished it. Good shit, a little cheesy by today's sci-fi standards with regards to the aliens but that's easily forgiven. Any suggestions on the next Vonnegut book to check out?
sirens of titan is my personal favorite. then i would read cat's cradle.

 
i love the part in slaughterhouse five when he gets in the car drunk and cant find the steering wheel because he's in the back seat. shit cracked me up.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:43 PM   #426
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started working on this one. i hate having to learn new characters and all their bullshit though
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:41 PM   #427
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:52 AM   #428
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I'm about to go on a month holiday and want something fucking epic to read.

What would you guys recommend as absolutely the best thing you have read?

Not too keen on Lord of the Rings wizzardy shit.

anyone here read Shantaram? Worth reading?
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:23 AM   #429
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Bakker's Neuropath! (many thanks to Antaeos for the rec. awesome book)
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:09 AM   #430
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Arthur Koestler - Darkness At Noon. Brilliant, one of the best fiction books I've ever read. Deserves its classic status.


Also great, history written in the form of a personal travelogue through the Sahara. Lindqvist rules.


Pretty good account of the jewish holocaust from one of the survivors. Not overly judgemental or emotional/opinionated.

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Old 08-15-2012, 10:52 AM   #431
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:58 AM   #432
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"Once Voshchev picked up a bird that had died in an instant in midair and fallen to earth; the bird was all in sweat, and when Voshchev plucked it, so as to see its body, what remained in his hands was a scant, sad creature that had perished from the exhaustion of its own labor. And now Voshchev did not spare himself in annihilation of the close-knit earth. Here the building would stand; in it people would be stored away from adversity, and they would throw crumbs out of the windows to the birds living outside."




Delillo's pretty ham-fisted with his anti-commercialism, but I like the book.


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Old 10-21-2012, 04:10 AM   #433
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All ye politically despondent types in the Romney/Obama thread should read this guy.



Hard to fault. Its a disgrace that they don't teach 99% of what's in this book in the Australian education system.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:21 AM   #434
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on the second book of this trilogy. nice bukowski-esque stuff.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:42 AM   #435
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:59 PM   #436
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just read "rant" by chuck palahniuk.



very highly recommended. i was on the fence about it through the first half, but once it ended i kept thinking about it for days. awesome book.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:24 PM   #437
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Reading this



Finished this last week
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:35 PM   #438
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I'm about to go on a month holiday and want something fucking epic to read.

What would you guys recommend as absolutely the best thing you have read?

Not too keen on Lord of the Rings wizzardy shit.

anyone here read Shantaram? Worth reading?


check out the reviews mon ami.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Imajica-Cliv...5175272&sr=8-1
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:08 PM   #439
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pretty dense but interesting read.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:03 PM   #440
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solid recommendation.

the great and secret show is good too
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:20 PM   #441
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Delillo's pretty ham-fisted with his anti-commercialism, but I like the book.
this book is so excellent. even if you dont fully agree, is prose is masterful
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:43 PM   #442
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Finished this


Pretty solid read

Currently Reading this


Loving it so far even though i've had to look up what half the dialect means
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:56 PM   #443
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just read "rant" by chuck palahniuk.



very highly recommended. i was on the fence about it through the first half, but once it ended i kept thinking about it for days. awesome book.
great read
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:31 AM   #444
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Finished reading:

It was a slog, very slow burner. Kind of like a story by Grandpa Simpson.

Now reading:
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:08 AM   #445
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most disappointing book i have ever read. 1/10


very cool concepts, but lacking character(s). 7/10
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:54 PM   #446
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just read "rant" by chuck palahniuk.



very highly recommended. i was on the fence about it through the first half, but once it ended i kept thinking about it for days. awesome book.
JUST got this book from a colleague today, gonna start that shit asap.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:11 PM   #448
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Just finished Bukowski's "The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship"

Now going through Dan Fante's "Spitting Off Tall Buildings"

Anyone got some suggestions for Bukowski-esque authors and books?
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