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Old 01-24-06, 07:15 PM
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What are you reading?

Consider this an adjunct to the music thread, I guess. Colour me curious.

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I am several chapters into Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants.

It also is largely set in New York.
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100 Years of Solitude: Garcia Marquez
and the newest issue Cabinet
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Currently:
Neil Stephenson + J. Frederick George, The Cobweb

Just finished:
Neil Stephenson + J. Frederick George, Interface

Next up:
One of the 10 remaining books I got this Giftmas ...
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Already Dead by Denis Johnson
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Old 01-24-06, 07:23 PM
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this is always an ongoing reading project:



right now...nothing else. i've been thinking about picking up either:



or



i've read those sooo many times, though. just finished



great book...got the reccomendation here, off another thread. such good storytelling in that book...
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Old 01-24-06, 07:26 PM
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how about an idea of how you feel about it just so we know, anyway
i'm reading
glue by irvine welsh and duchamp: a biography by calvin tompkins

glue is good, similar in style to trainspotting in that it's dark and funny and dirty and sometimes gross, it took my a while to get used to the writting as it's written with a scottish accent, but it's really good, everytime i read a book with an accent it takes me a while to get around the accent

duchamp is really good, if you're into art history, if you're not into the art scene in and around paris in the early 1900's it's probably not the best choice..
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Old 01-24-06, 07:27 PM
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Hope I don't get totally flamed, but...I really don't like Tim O'Brien. He's too full of himself.

Anyway, I'm currently reading Asphalt Nation for my hatred of cars and Huck Finn for American Lit.
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Old 01-24-06, 07:30 PM
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i don't know about him as a person, but i like his storytelling style. it has the same...i dunno...resonance as garrison keillor's storytelling. and i really like his stuff, too.
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i just got done reading these 2




and am about to start reading this once i get it in the mail

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Pretty cool short essays. If it weren't a library book it would have a place of honor next to the shi!tter.
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and random math text books
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that looks cool...i'll look it up sometime.

how's that kurt vonnegut book, metallo? i've wanted to read it for a while now, but haven't gotten my hands on a copy.
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Old 01-24-06, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by dustinlikewhat


and random math text books
douglas adams...so great....
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Originally Posted by metallo pesante
i just got done reading these 2

i saw a girl reading this on a plane a month or so ago, she was pretty but i thought the cover was interesting so i was trying to read the title, i think she thought i was staring at her, she smiled at me and i could feel myself turning red, i shouldn't be so easily embaressed but you know how it is

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Old 01-24-06, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by metallo pesante
That's really weird. My friend, Mike, from PEI is putting that book out and Joey is good friends with my roommate, Greg.
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the rickster!


so weird...


info graphics


bike messenger cyberpunk

I'm in the middle of all of these. plus various buddhist texts, theoretical physics books, and other things that make people call me a "nerd"
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Originally Posted by skelly

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That book is fantastic! I worked in a library for years, and I was always taking that out on term loan.
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Yeah Tufte's stuff is very informative. I found out last year he's married to my typography teacher, haha.
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for my philosophy class.
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Originally Posted by popluhv
100 Years of Solitude: Garcia Marquez
and the newest issue Cabinet
great book i hope your enjoying it

im re-reading oedipus rex for school and on the side i got Kafka's the Castle
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currently i'm reading Evasion by anonymous

i just finished A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
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hahah, whitehead. enjoy.
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evasion's all right. i don't like how he sets himself up as a modern day robin hood. interesting, though.
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camera lucida - roland barthes

unspeakable acts: the avant-garde theatre of terayama shuji and post war japan - carol fisher sorgenfrei
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