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Old 09-19-2008, 06:59 PM   #241
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Book-related:

I went back to Urban Outfitters and I guess, besides Great Gatsby and Catcher In the Rye, the other book shirts are on their way out.

So I was able to get a Catch-22 shirt for $10!!!!

 
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:13 PM   #242
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you're such a dork D

its a good thing

 
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:41 AM   #243
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you're such a dork D

its a good thing


I just like the fact that I'm really enjoying my renwed interest in reading and the fact that I'm in the know about things now.

Just tonight I was talking with some people I just met about A Farewell To Arms.

 
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:45 AM   #244
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I want to read this when I'm finished school. Mark Twain: The Mysterious Stranger

Currently reading: Plato: The Last Days of Socrates

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mysterious_Stranger


 
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:54 AM   #245
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Mark twain was hilarious. I'm co-currently reading a book of all his short stories and there's some good stuff in it.

 
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:18 AM   #246
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I'm going out to buy Dune tomorrow, I have to read it for my Science Fiction Literature course...

Anyone read it?

 
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:59 AM   #247
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I'm going out to buy Dune tomorrow, I have to read it for my Science Fiction Literature course...

Anyone read it?
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gotta warn you the second and third ones are better though, first one is pretty slow at times

 
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:03 AM   #248
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I have a friend who is obsessed with Dune.

 
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:43 AM   #249
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Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus

 
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:50 PM   #250
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After those, the next novel I'm going to read Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.
So, has anyone read this? If so, does it get better? I'm 130 pages in and it seems kinda pointless right now. Not boring necessarily, but just makes me wonder if anything is going to happen.

 
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:03 AM   #251
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i wish i would read more books

i dreamed i was bossed around by old mutant ladies. then a guy was possessed by satan (there was blood and fire and pentagrams and everything) and tried to kill me, but i pointed my finger like a gun at his head and went boom and it blew off like a real shot. then i was standing by the water next to a girl and we started swaying so we had to hold hands not to fall

 
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:00 PM   #252
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Smile So last week I finally got and read these two beauties:

Philp K. Dick - A Scanner Darkly



I'd never read this before, and I fell asleep while watching the movie (twice). So I was absolutely surprised to find out that this was actually really, really good. A bit trippy, of course, but that was to be expected.
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Douglas Adams - The (Ultimate) Hitchhiker's Guide



I've read this about twelve times by now, but never in English - and last week they finally released the complete hardcover version in Austria again. It was worth it for the sixth story ("Young Zaphod Plays It Safe") alone.
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:07 PM   #253
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It was worth it for the sixth story ("Young Zaphod Plays It Safe") alone.
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which is also in "the salmon of doubt" which i could've lent you years ago (same with the guide in english, btw ) and which i'm actually currently reading.

but the guide is a book everyone should own anyway

 
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:13 PM   #254
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Yeah, but I read that book like twice a year, so I wanted to own it myself. Also, I recently asked you about it, and you said you're reading it yourself (AFAIR).
Do you by any chance own any book of the Dirk Gently series?

 
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:11 PM   #255
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I finished Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison and I found it boring and a chore to get through. Not at all my cup of tea.

Novels
01. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
02. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
03. The Stranger by Albert Camus
04. All Quiet On the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
05. A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway
06. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
07. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
08. 1984 by George Orwell
09. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
10. Animal Farm by George Orwell
11. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
12. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Novellas
01. Anthem by Ayn Rand
02. Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde by R.L. Stevenson
03. "The Little Regiment and Other Civil War Stories by Stephen Crane
04. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway
05. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
06. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
07. The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

Next up is Cannery Row by Steinbeck and The Romantic Manifesto by Ayn Rand. Can't decide which to read first, though.

 
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:14 PM   #256
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So, has anyone read this? If so, does it get better? I'm 130 pages in and it seems kinda pointless right now. Not boring necessarily, but just makes me wonder if anything is going to happen.
I think I got that far and called it quits

 
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:04 PM   #257
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i loooooooooooved Cannery Row.

When i finished it last night at worki was going to start on Ayn Rand's Romantic Manifesto but, i gotta tell ya, I loved Anthem ... I really just wasn't in the mood for her at 5:30am.

so i picked out The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ... no i don't remember ever reading it.

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Old 10-07-2008, 09:14 PM   #258
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tom sawyer was gangster. next is huckleberry finn.

 
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:16 PM   #259
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D. it makes me happy that you take such positive potential away from netphoria, Literature being the latest.

 
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:59 AM   #260
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david, teach me how to read

not ayn rand though. she's a cunt

 
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:29 AM   #261
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david, teach me how to read

not ayn rand though. she's a cunt
lol, well i have a job where i sit for 8 hours a night; it's pretty easy. i'd say maybe start with novellas and short stories.

and yeah, from what little bio of AR i have read, she does kinda seem like a pretty shitty person but I'm planning on conquering Atlas Shrugged next year because I kept seeing it sitting in the bookstore calling me out and daring me to tackle it.

 
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:44 AM   #262
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oh right. i forgot you're a nightwatch. i like reading i just can only do it when there's nothing else. it'll be nice to have read ayn rand so you can call her a cunt with some weight behind it

 
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:10 AM   #263
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oh right. i forgot you're a nightwatch.
awesome.

i'm totally gonna change my title to nightwatch and use nightwatch every time i talk about my job.

 
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Old 10-12-2008, 05:37 PM   #264
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huck finn was good, but not as good as tom sawyer. the liberal use of the n word made me kinda uncomfortable, but had no bearing on my opinion of it.

Next I will be reading A Tale of Two Cities by C. Dickens

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:06 PM   #265
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and yeah, from what little bio of AR i have read, she does kinda seem like a pretty shitty person but I'm planning on conquering Atlas Shrugged next year because I kept seeing it sitting in the bookstore calling me out and daring me to tackle it.
You should read The Fountainhead. It presents some really interesting ideas and changed the way I see things a little bit. Plus it's just a really good book. Ayn Rand was a crazy bitch though. I heard this weekend her real name isn't Ayn, she changed it because it sounds kind of like "Eins" as in the German word for "one" since she's all into the power of the individual and whatever.

Also Huck Finn >>>> Tom Sawyer and Dickens is really boring. IMO.

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:07 PM   #266
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Dickens is really boring. IMO.
A Tale of Two Cities is starting out awfully dry

 
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A Tale of Two Cities is starting out awfully dry
Yeah I could never get into Dickens. Blah.

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:25 PM   #268
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:52 PM   #269
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I left A Tale of Two Shitties over at my parents' during my weekly visit, and I just noticed it before work today.

So, I grabbed No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July, the same lady that did the film You Me and Everyone We Know. I knew I could finish it in one sitting until I get my book back.

Yeah, it wasn't that great. Only one story, "Mon Plaisir", stood out and it's the third to last story. Bah. Waste of time.

EDIT: Still don't have my regular book, so I was able to quickly devour another one, Fake Liar Cheat by Tod Goldberg. It's basically one big rip-off of Chuck Palahniuk. In fact, I can't help but think it's the last 3rd of some lost CP novel.

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Old 10-23-2008, 02:09 AM   #270
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