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    OT: What are you reading?

    Balancing my on-topic gangbanging with some off-topic fine literature.

    what are you gentleman reading these days?

    personally I have been digging into Faulks' Birdsong, just finished McCarthy's "The Road"...that was good.

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    I'm reading Catch 22 for the third time (not in a row). It really gets funnier every time you read it.

    Just got done reading Into the Wild. Needless to say, the book is far better than the movie. And that means a ton, because I really liked the movie.

    After this, I'm gonna read Bill Bryson's memoirs. Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, or something like that.

    I also read a lot of beer bottles.
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    Blood Meridian

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    Jesus Land

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    i'm doing a research essay on gary snyder, so lots of his poetry. i'm really taken with his cold mountain poems--translations of this old chinese poet named hanshan/han-shan/cold mountain.

    also: the complete short stories of franz kafka.
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    I can't help but feel something must have been lost in translation when reading kafka. hrm.

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    re-reading Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott
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    that cover is like *******YOU***

    I literally heard the metal dropping into place sound as I read each line of the title

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    Quote Originally Posted by El-ahrairah View Post
    I can't help but feel something must have been lost in translation when reading kafka. hrm.
    i think the same thing, but he's still wonderful. his short-shorts? dear god they're fantastic. dave eggers published some good ones for the guardian a few years back: here.
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    The Dharma of Star Wars

    for a research/thesis paper
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    i've been bouncing between Sirens of Titan and The Great Gatsby(which i never read in high school or anyting). school takes up most of my reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El-ahrairah View Post
    just finished McCarthy's "The Road"...that was good.
    I read through about the first quarter or third of it and found it painfully boring and never managed to make it further. Does it get any better after that? Or did you like it from the start?

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    i'm not reading this now, but: jack kerouac's the dharma bums. gosh, that's such a good book. much better than on the road. i like books; can you tell?

    edit: AND i just got millard kaufman's bowl of cherries, which i have yet to read, but it looks good. and i'm at part 2 of love in the time of cholera by gabriel garcia marquez.
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    no your semi-colon told me, lozer.
    kidding

    I liked it from the start pretty much, I guess it might be the kind of style that either turns you on or off. I found it innovative and anything but boring, difficult sometimes because of the content and power of the imagery, but never boring.

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    Delving into the entire Amiri Baraka reader.
    This is one angry black man.

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    whoa conor, slow down boy...yer hed 3 is going to explode with all that elucidatin.

    marquez iz teh shiz niz btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by El-ahrairah View Post
    whoa conor, slow down boy...yer hed 3 is going to explode with all that elucidatin.

    marquez iz teh shiz niz btw
    i don't have the money for them wheels.

    i also don't want to type essays.
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    You Can't Go Home Again
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    yeah man, she was in jail.
    being in jail gets you all the ladies.
    that, and having a track bike of course.

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    Hey guys....

    What are you reading?
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    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    world war z is a real good book.
    but here's what i'm reading...

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    This is a good one too...



    It's about a cockroach that wakes up as a guy and has to figure out the world.

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    The Watchmen

    Read this before the movie butchers it...


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