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« Reply #60 on: September 02, 2008, 11:30:00 AM »


 The fountainhead was fucking good.

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« Reply #61 on: September 03, 2008, 01:15:11 AM »
dear god what a nasty little novel

i started to read it before bed and then pushed through to it's conclusion.

quite well done.  very tense, disturbingly gore and gory sex filled with depictions of violence to women so severe i had though TVC had written this.

i now have to wake up for work in under 5 hours but it's going to take some light cleansing of the palate after that.
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« Reply #62 on: September 03, 2008, 03:45:26 AM »


An informative school book on the art of rat-catching published in 1896 and written by Crispin Glover.

EDIT: Ooh, 666th post.
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« Reply #63 on: September 17, 2008, 04:50:51 AM »
Just started reading the Earth's Children series.
 

I like it a lot, very interesting and fun to be transported so far back in time to a totally different world and era.
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« Reply #64 on: September 17, 2008, 06:40:27 AM »
Well I feel uncultured.
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« Reply #65 on: September 17, 2008, 07:35:37 AM »
Just started reading the Earth's Children series.
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I like it a lot, very interesting and fun to be transported so far back in time to a totally different world and era.

for real laughs, watch the movie based on clan of the cave bear

so bad the writer sued the movie studio

or just read this
http://www.jabootu.com/clancavebear.htm
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« Reply #66 on: September 17, 2008, 07:37:07 AM »
i myself am reading The Shape of Water



i'm about half way through.  it's light and breezy to read but this doesn't mean that it's shallow or a "comedy mystery."  it's a pretty good police procedural and pretty short at 200 pages.


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« Reply #67 on: September 17, 2008, 02:18:08 PM »
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon

I really like it so far. Well written, funny at times, sad at other times.


I've kinda put Club Dumas on hold due to it. And I've still gotta finish Black Company, plus I have a Philip K Dick compilation book on hold at the library. Too much to read lol
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« Reply #68 on: October 12, 2008, 05:16:54 PM »
Just finished the 5th and currently last book in the Earth's Children series. Overall I really enjoyed it, especially the 1st and 2nd book, which I loved. By the 4th and 5th book I got (slightly) annoyed by repeating introductions I had to go through every time Ayla met new people. The story isn't as strong in the later books, but still very enjoyable...some of the newness has largely worn off.
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« Reply #69 on: October 12, 2008, 06:10:18 PM »
What book(s) are you reading?

Right now I'm reading this:

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I'm not sure how true it is, but it's a nice story.

Fuck, you're actually wasting time on this shit?

I can tell you how "true" it is, it makes "The Da Vinci Code" look like "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"
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« Reply #70 on: October 12, 2008, 07:39:16 PM »
Financial Mathematics study guide :-\
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« Reply #71 on: October 12, 2008, 07:43:37 PM »
I just finished reading "A Canticle for Leibowitz" by Walter M. Miller Jr. and "Ubik" by Phillip K. Dick. I'm not sure what I'm going to start next.

I may try to finally finish either The Illuminatus! Trilogy or Foucault's Pendulum.
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« Reply #72 on: October 12, 2008, 08:36:03 PM »
A dozen pages left on The Russian Revolution.  My 3500 page commie reading marathon is about to come to a close.

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« Reply #73 on: October 12, 2008, 10:41:26 PM »
I'd like to start reading Valis. I looked for it at all the bookstores around this weekend, but none of them had it.
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« Reply #74 on: October 12, 2008, 10:43:11 PM »
I feel like a child in this thread, you guys all read "intelligent" novels and books about history/psychology/philosophy.  I read a lot of 40k books and other fantasy sci fi.   :-[
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« Reply #75 on: October 12, 2008, 10:46:12 PM »
I feel like a child in this thread, you guys all read "intelligent" novels and books about history/psychology/philosophy.  I read a lot of 40k books and other fantasy sci fi.   :-[

I try and balance it between the two. That way you feel like you're learning something valuable, or at the very least, relevant, and still read what you want for pure entertainment.

I badly need to get some new books. Right now I'm reading some extremely forgettable fantasy novel my sister gave me, who's title I can't even recall. Time for a trip to Chapters.

I'm kind of in a sci-fi mood, anything new I should be looking for?

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« Reply #76 on: October 12, 2008, 11:20:14 PM »
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.  I rarely slag on books, and always try to find the good in a lot of them, but this book is real crappy so far (150 pages in).

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« Reply #77 on: October 13, 2008, 12:03:55 AM »
I feel like a child in this thread, you guys all read "intelligent" novels and books about history/psychology/philosophy.  I read a lot of 40k books and other fantasy sci fi.   :-[

I try and balance it between the two. That way you feel like you're learning something valuable, or at the very least, relevant, and still read what you want for pure entertainment.

I badly need to get some new books. Right now I'm reading some extremely forgettable fantasy novel my sister gave me, who's title I can't even recall. Time for a trip to Chapters.

I'm kind of in a sci-fi mood, anything new I should be looking for?

It's fantasy but The Name of the Wind is awesome.  It's by Patrick Rothfuss.
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« Reply #78 on: October 14, 2008, 03:57:43 PM »
Started reading Child of the Jungle by Sabine Keugler
In 1980, when Kuegler was seven, she accompanied her German linguist parents into the Papuan (New Guinea) jungle to live with the Fayu, a Stone Age tribe of naked people with bones through their noses. She felt immediately at home and by her own account had an idyllic childhood till she was 17, even though the Fayu were split into four mutually hostile subtribes in a culture of "hate, fear and tribal war," where children "knew no security or innocence" and had "little love, no forgiveness and no peace." After years of close friendship with Fayu children, eventually Kuegler was sent to boarding school in Switzerland

So far I really like it. Inspiring and also very fun to read the stories of her 'adventures' in the jungle, reminds me of my own childhood
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« Reply #79 on: October 14, 2008, 04:13:52 PM »
Right now I'm reading two books.



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« Reply #80 on: October 14, 2008, 04:14:01 PM »
I feel like a child in this thread, you guys all read "intelligent" novels and books about history/psychology/philosophy.  I read a lot of 40k books and other fantasy sci fi.   :-[

I try and balance it between the two. That way you feel like you're learning something valuable, or at the very least, relevant, and still read what you want for pure entertainment.

I badly need to get some new books. Right now I'm reading some extremely forgettable fantasy novel my sister gave me, who's title I can't even recall. Time for a trip to Chapters.

I'm kind of in a sci-fi mood, anything new I should be looking for?

It's fantasy but The Name of the Wind is awesome.  It's by Patrick Rothfuss.

I'm gonna have to check that out. I keep hearing people say it's really good
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« Reply #81 on: October 14, 2008, 05:48:38 PM »
Bought it yesterday...



and for all you Philip K. Dick fans, The Library of America released another Hardcover of his assorted works...

Philip K. Dick: Five Novels of the 1960s & 70s (Hardcover): http://www.amazon.com/Philip-K-Dick-Novels-1960s/dp/1598530259/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224020111&sr=8-2

It contains...

Martian Time Slip, Dr. Bloodmoney
Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said
Now Wait For Last Year
A Scanner Darkly
Dr. Bloodmoney

I was gonna buy "A Scanner Darkly" but fuck it, I'm buying this print instead. Its only like $30 or  so after shipping.
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« Reply #82 on: October 14, 2008, 06:34:54 PM »
One step ahead of you, BT.
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« Reply #83 on: October 14, 2008, 07:12:06 PM »


very long, kinda slow to read, but so awesome and funny.

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« Reply #84 on: October 14, 2008, 07:28:13 PM »
Started The inner Eye: social intelligence in evolution by Nicholas Humphrey today.


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« Reply #85 on: October 15, 2008, 02:23:12 PM »
Finished Child of the Jungle, started "Choke" by Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club)

A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
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« Reply #86 on: October 15, 2008, 05:20:12 PM »
The Vampire Genevieve.

It's a collection of Warhammer stories by Jack Yeovil about that character.
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« Reply #87 on: October 15, 2008, 05:21:14 PM »
The Vampire Genevieve.

It's a collection of Warhammer stories by Jack Yeovil about that character.

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« Reply #88 on: October 15, 2008, 05:28:42 PM »
Finished Child of the Jungle, started "Choke" by Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club)

Ehhh, I liked Lullaby better.

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« Reply #89 on: October 16, 2008, 09:14:26 AM »
I'm currently reading like a ton of things, as always.

i dialed it down a bit and am reading Mike Carey's The Devil You Know, which is basically exorcist noir.  so far, so good.
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« Reply #90 on: October 16, 2008, 09:31:12 AM »
Finished Child of the Jungle, started "Choke" by Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club)

Ehhh, I liked Lullaby better.
Maybe, I just finished it and didn't find it anything special. After Fight Club I don't think Chuck's books are my kind of thing. It was OK as a palette cleanser after the Earth's Children series and Child of the Jungle. Choke will probably be more enjoyable as a movie, which just came out I think.
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« Reply #91 on: October 17, 2008, 03:16:17 AM »
Started "The shadow of the wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"Young Daniel Sempere is taken by his father to a place called the Cemetery of Lost Books where he is told to adopt a book to keep its memory alive. He adopts a book called The Shadow of the Wind by a writer named Julian Carax. After he reads he book he becomes obsessed with Carax and his work and begins a search for everything he can find out about the author

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« Reply #92 on: October 17, 2008, 10:34:22 AM »
I started that book, never finished it...

I'm reading "Der Klavierstimmer" and "Tirza".
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« Reply #93 on: October 17, 2008, 06:42:54 PM »


I remember the Purple Days War. Oh do I ever.
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« Reply #94 on: October 19, 2008, 11:08:38 AM »
I started that book, never finished it...

That's too bad, because I just finished it and it's a very well told moving and tragic story. Gets better the further you get. Definitely recommend.


Anyway, now I'm probably going to start Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Been wanting to read that one for years but I was always looking for a dutch unabridged version, but can't find it so I settled with an edited one.
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« Reply #95 on: October 22, 2008, 12:29:48 PM »
Finished Les Miserables, great and interesting story but even the edited version sometimes drags along.

Now I think I'm going to start The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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« Reply #96 on: October 22, 2008, 03:13:32 PM »
The Vampire Genevieve.

It's a collection of Warhammer stories by Jack Yeovil about that character.

:rock  You read the Gotrek and Felix series?  :rock

No, this is the first time that I've read a Warhammer book.
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« Reply #97 on: October 24, 2008, 05:23:00 PM »
Finished Unbearable Lightness of Being...it edges more to the intellectual side than being entertaining, though it still is...but harder to approach.

Started Pallieter by Felix Timmermans. Flemish classic from 1916, about a guy "Pallieter" who lives by the saying "carpe diem".
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« Reply #98 on: October 24, 2008, 05:24:55 PM »
I'm reading Count Zero by William Gibson. It's not as good as Neuromancer, but it's pretty good.
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« Reply #99 on: October 26, 2008, 02:10:42 PM »
Finished Pallieter, it's a bit too simple for me. Don't feel why it's such a classic here.

Started Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides, won the pulitizer price for best fiction with this one so I hope it's good. It's about someone born as both a boy and a girl or neither (hermaphrodite) and the history of her/his family.
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« Reply #100 on: October 26, 2008, 08:39:22 PM »
I went out and bought Amber and Ashes this weekend. The final book of the trilogy (that trilogy being Dragonlance: The Dark Disciple) hits mass market paperback next week, so now is a good time to start the first one.

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« Reply #101 on: October 26, 2008, 11:10:18 PM »

Crime by Irvine Welsh

A follow-up to 'Filth'.
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« Reply #102 on: October 29, 2008, 12:42:42 PM »
Two on the go at the moment;

The Secret History - Donna Tartt

Really enjoying it so far, reads like a Greek tragedy and I like the reverse style of the murder mystery, and the juxtaposition of modern with classic.

The Trial - Franz Kafka

Don't know what to think yet, can only describe it as chilling and surreal. Not looking forward to the ending though, I don't like unfinished books :(

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« Reply #103 on: October 29, 2008, 12:44:34 PM »
Secret History is amazing! Really good book.
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« Reply #104 on: October 29, 2008, 12:56:55 PM »
I'm currently reading Michael Moorcock's Behold The Man.  It's a book with parallel stories of a young man's psychological difficulties with women, himself, and sex brought on by fears of inadequacy and also guilt handed to him in a rather vengeful fashion by his mother after the father split.  The other tale is about the man's traveling to 28 AD to meet Jesus and about the various politics of Roman occupation, competing Judaic sects. 

If you think about fiction for more than five minutes, you know from the first page how the story will end (assuming we are not being cheated by the Author, something in which Moorcock sometimes indulges).  It is an extremely short novel at 144 pages built upon a Nebula award winning novella of the same name.  I haven't read the novella yet, so I can't compare and contrast thematic elements nor state if the expansion works in favor of those elements.  I am guessing that there are a few more specific elements to the psychological aspects of our character's "modern" existence.

There is a new edition to this book which was put out within the past few years which cleans up the text a bit.  If you're interested in this work, then perhaps that may be the way to go.
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« Reply #105 on: November 03, 2008, 09:08:39 AM »
I finished Amber and Ashes, so now I'm reading Amber and Iron.

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« Reply #106 on: November 03, 2008, 12:20:05 PM »
i started to re-read the Elric saga in the form of the Daw corrected editions from 1976

but I seem to have misplaced the second book as i was reading it.  kind of annoying.  so i moved on to book three, The Weird of the White Wolf.

i forgot just how much i enjoyed the series though when i tried to tell my GF about it, she just looked at me like i was dumb for finding it interesting.

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« Reply #107 on: January 29, 2009, 11:27:54 PM »
Picked up Blood Meridian from the school library. I got a sense of dark anarchy from the first chapter, a portrait of a not so romantic wild west. So far I'm not concerned/confused by the lack of quotation marks, but a couple looong sentences made me go wtf.
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« Reply #108 on: January 29, 2009, 11:31:07 PM »
I need to get a Library Card... I hope I don't have outstanding shit from my early teens :'(
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« Reply #109 on: January 30, 2009, 08:47:55 AM »
started this last night because I wanted something small enough to get finished in two weeks.

http://www.amazon.com/What-Intelligence-Beyond-Flynn-Effect/dp/0521880076
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« Reply #110 on: January 30, 2009, 08:59:20 AM »
Someone sent me a PDF of this:

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« Reply #111 on: January 30, 2009, 09:04:44 AM »
http://thekrakennaps.blogspot.com/

I wrapped up The Player of Games this morning.

up next is Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint
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« Reply #112 on: January 30, 2009, 11:26:22 AM »
Finished Predictably Irrational. What a brilliant book and it does a great job of explaining irrational tendencies that are hardwired into everyone. Best part is that it is backed by empirical research, not just casual empiricism. I would recommend it this book to everyone, but anyone with a passing interest in economics, psychology/sociology, or political ideology should give it a shot.
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« Reply #113 on: January 30, 2009, 04:28:57 PM »
I'm about to start reading "The Kite Runner" which I've been meaning to do for a couple of years since my sister wouldn't stop talking about it, but I've searched EB and found a thread made by am nintenho shitting on it.

Should I start it or read something else?

i know a lot of people like it, but i'm curious if that's because of that whole cultural tourism and "thank god we don't live like that" mentality which comes from a lot of appreciation/readership of those books.

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« Reply #114 on: January 30, 2009, 04:30:24 PM »
the term i was looking for was "orientalism"

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« Reply #115 on: January 30, 2009, 04:34:06 PM »


I'm reading it for a class... Not really a fan so far.

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« Reply #116 on: January 30, 2009, 07:07:42 PM »
I finished Book 2 of the Illuminatus! Trilogy. I'm on the home stretch now; Yog-Sothoth has broken free of his prison under the Pentagon and a legion of Nazi zombies are ready to roll over Europe.
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« Reply #117 on: January 30, 2009, 07:30:53 PM »
I finished Book 2 of the Illuminatus! Trilogy. I'm on the home stretch now; Yog-Sothoth has broken free of his prison under the Pentagon and a legion of Nazi zombies are ready to roll over Europe.

That sounds so fucking lame.  Like wilco lame. 
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« Reply #118 on: January 30, 2009, 07:32:28 PM »
I finished Book 2 of the Illuminatus! Trilogy. I'm on the home stretch now; Yog-Sothoth has broken free of his prison under the Pentagon and a legion of Nazi zombies are ready to roll over Europe.

That sounds so fucking lame.  Like wilco lame. 

Ban arvie.  You wouldn't even be able to figure the book out.
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« Reply #119 on: January 30, 2009, 07:34:59 PM »
Lame
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