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Irrelevant
06-24-2002, 11:09 PM
well, in the last couple years i've read 1984 twice, Brave New World, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, and Farrenheit 451. what should i read next? i'm looking for something along those lines.

currently i have from the library:

Chuck Palahniuk - Choke
Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions
Bret Easton Ellis - Less Than Zero
Harlan Ellison - Deathbird Stories

Graveflower
06-24-2002, 11:14 PM
Have you read any of Hubert Selby Jr's books? :\

Requiem for a Dream is much, MUCH better than the movie. Last Exit to Brooklyn and The Room are two of the most disturbing things I've ever read.

Eulogy
06-24-2002, 11:16 PM
I just purchased Animal Farm, The Martian Chronicles, and The Hobbit.

Damn school reading lists.

frail_and_bedazzled
06-24-2002, 11:17 PM
i need to read a lot. seriously. i suck. considering my mom used to be an english teacher and i'm sitting here next to a stash of classic literature, i really don't have any excuses.

Graveflower
06-24-2002, 11:18 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Eulogy:
I just purchased Animal Farm, The Martian Chronicles, and The Hobbit.

Damn school reading lists.</font>

Animal Farm is a great book.

Eulogy
06-24-2002, 11:21 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Graveflower:
Animal Farm is a great book.</font>

I've read it before, and I did enjoy it. I got 1984 too...I'll probably read that first actually.

frail_and_bedazzled
06-24-2002, 11:23 PM
oooo yeah, ok. i've been meaning to ask-what are some good short story writers i should check up on? i've read different things, so just recommend something and i'll see if i've read it. i also like essays and philosophical works. is gore vidal any good?

Oblivious
06-24-2002, 11:36 PM
clive barker is an author that i feel doesn't get as much praise as he should. he's quite skilled at creating fanastic imagery. maybe you should check out weaveworld or the great and secret show.

also if you have not read vonnegut's galapogos and mother night - what are you waiting for? http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/smile.gif




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Anti-Moan Gestapo
06-25-2002, 12:02 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Oblivious:
clive barker
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No don't read any Clive Barker. He is a bad gay man.

bittertrance
06-25-2002, 12:07 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Irrelevant:
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Chuck Palahniuk - Choke
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fuck i cant find that anywhere

i read survivor and am in the middle of invisible monsters

chuck sure is one jaded sarcastic motherfucker

lucky_13
06-25-2002, 12:20 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by bittertrance:
fuck i cant find that anywhere

i read survivor and am in the middle of invisible monsters

chuck sure is one jaded sarcastic motherfucker</font>
it just came out in paperback. its all over the damn place. you must be blind. http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/smile.gif

bittertrance
06-25-2002, 12:24 AM
i looked at barnes and noble on tuesday!

maybe hicktown sacramento is just behind a little

Dead Frequency
06-25-2002, 12:27 AM
House of Leaves. Go read it now.

starla dear
06-25-2002, 12:52 AM
the wanting seed by anthony burgess.

it's along the same lines as brave new world and 1984. i just finished it, and i liked it pretty well. i recommend it.

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Irrelevant
06-25-2002, 01:16 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Oblivious:
clive barker is an author that i feel doesn't get as much praise as he should. he's quite skilled at creating fanastic imagery. maybe you should check out weaveworld or the great and secret show.

also if you have not read vonnegut's galapogos and mother night - what are you waiting for? http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/smile.gif</font>

i read a clive barker book. good enough story, but kind of lacking in dictation.

i've read galapagos. first vonnegut book i read. good one, too.

Irrelevant
06-25-2002, 01:17 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by bittertrance:
fuck i cant find that anywhere

i read survivor and am in the middle of invisible monsters

chuck sure is one jaded sarcastic motherfucker</font>

i read half of choke before. i wasn't too impressed with it. it seemed all right.

i haven't read invisible monsters yet. but i'm rather convinced that survivor can't be topped.

sean
06-25-2002, 01:32 AM
I wanna read Choke(saw it at the store) and Farenhiet 451 firstly. i gotta go buy some books soon, cuz i owe too much money to the library

SPZero
06-25-2002, 01:38 AM
has anyone read fast food nation? I was thinking of picking it up.

sarmatianus
06-25-2002, 01:47 AM
You need to stop reading explicit morality imposed in the form of literature.

drowned
06-25-2002, 02:55 AM
you've probably already read it, but i really liked j.d. salinger's catcher in the rye

Smiley33
06-25-2002, 03:04 AM
this probably isn't along those lines, but I am obsessed to the point of self destruction with Herman Hesse's "Demian" and Kundera's "The Unbearable Lightness of Being." Ugh, beautiful fucking books. Beautiful.

Lie
06-25-2002, 03:06 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Smiley33:
Herman Hesse's "Demian"</font>

It made me cry.

Lie
06-25-2002, 03:07 AM
I recently read American Gods by Neil Gaiman, which I highly recommend.

Smiley33
06-25-2002, 03:14 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Lie:
It made me cry.</font>

Me, too. Books never make me cry.

Smiley33
06-25-2002, 03:14 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Lie:
I recently read American Gods by Neil Gaiman, which I highly recommend.</font>

what kind of book is it?

13
06-25-2002, 04:56 AM
The Crying of Lot 49- Thomas Pynchon



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sawdust restaurants
06-25-2002, 11:19 AM
Seeing as you have books from the library, why don't you read them?

jenniferkate
06-25-2002, 11:29 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by frail_and_bedazzled:
oooo yeah, ok. i've been meaning to ask-what are some good short story writers i should check up on? </font>


angela carter - the bloody chamber (or burning your boats, which is all of her stories collected)


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strange_one
06-25-2002, 11:36 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Lie:
I recently read American Gods by Neil Gaiman, which I highly recommend.</font>

<font color=33FFFF> I bought that about a month ago but I haven't started reading it yet, I will once I catch up on my comic reading

lucky_13
06-25-2002, 12:33 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by strange_one:
<font color=33FFFF> I bought that about a month ago but I haven't started reading it yet, I will once I catch up on my comic reading</font>
my god that was a lame statement. http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/smile.gif

BlueStar
06-25-2002, 12:39 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by frail_and_bedazzled:
oooo yeah, ok. i've been meaning to ask-what are some good short story writers i should check up on? is gore vidal any good?</font>

<font color=#ADD8E6>Barbara Kingsolver has a book of short stories.

Washington, DC by Gore Vidal is pretty good.



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Marks
06-25-2002, 05:52 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by jenniferkate:

angela carter - the bloody chamber (or burning your boats, which is all of her stories collected)

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you should get your book on wednesday.

pink_ribbon_scars
06-25-2002, 06:48 PM
A Couple of Good Short Stories:
The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor
Collected Stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A Few Good Books:
Blindness by Jose Saramago
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

sawdust restaurants
06-25-2002, 09:23 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by pink_ribbon_scars:
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez</font>

Yes. What a great book ... Spanish lit is pathetically underappreciated.

13
06-25-2002, 09:31 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by sawdust restaurants:
Yes. What a great book ... Spanish lit is pathetically underappreciated.</font>

only here



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strange_one
06-25-2002, 09:44 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by lucky_13:
my god that was a lame statement. http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/smile.gif</font>

<font color=33FFFF> not really, alot of comics nowadays provide better literature than some of teh crap in the local bookstore

sawdust restaurants
06-25-2002, 09:46 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by 13:
only here </font>

There are two years in my high school system that aren't dedicated to the study of British or American lit. One of those years is an overview where everything must be taught; one of those is specifically world lit.

I never once read a book by a Spanish author.

13
06-25-2002, 09:52 PM
I'm so sorry.

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polecat jericho
06-25-2002, 10:16 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by sawdust restaurants:


I never once read a book by a Spanish author. </font> http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/frown.gif

Tambourine
06-27-2002, 10:28 AM
try Fear and loathing in Las Vegas by hunter.s.Thompson if you haven't read it already
-and that goes for everyone else too

Naked Lunch by william.s.burroughs

or failing that alice in wonderland

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Tambourine
06-27-2002, 10:32 AM
I never once read a book by a Spanish author. [/B][/QUOTE]


Lorca is a good spanish author, but he's more of a playwright/poet. I studied Blood Wedding for A level theatre, and its kind of long winded but it's bizzare and beautiful..


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scouse_dave
06-27-2002, 10:46 AM
books

Guen
06-27-2002, 01:33 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by frail_and_bedazzled:
oooo yeah, ok. i've been meaning to ask-what are some good short story writers i should check up on? </font>

try lorrie moore. "birds of america" is a really great collection.