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D. 11-26-2018 10:04 AM

i want to buy those real/unreal short story collections of hers.

D. 11-26-2018 10:05 AM

i actually have the catwings series by her :D

FoolofaTook 11-26-2018 10:58 AM

lol do you read it to your hell-spawn/childemon?

i think that's the only stuff of hers i have encountered that I went :erm:

i only read a couple of the real/unreal stories, i think. there was one called sur, where a bunch of south american women get to the south pole first. it's fucking awesome. ursula subverts everything.

Shadaloo 11-26-2018 12:44 PM

Finished Mervyn Peake's Titus Alone. Way to shit the bed after two great books.

Onto Dylan Jones' David Bowie: The Oral History

D. 11-26-2018 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FoolofaTook (Post 4484220)
lol do you read it to your hell-spawn/childemon?

i think that's the only stuff of hers i have encountered that I went :erm:

I read the first one. The kidemon will definitely have a slightly altered view of the world probably due to someone trusting us with a kid.

Quote:

i only read a couple of the real/unreal stories, i think. there was one called sur, where a bunch of south american women get to the south pole first. it's fucking awesome. ursula subverts everything.
fuuuck can't wait to order them.

slunken 12-09-2018 03:55 PM

About halfway through Neuromancer. I love it. Exactly what I was looking for. I have some LeGuin on deck.

Should I go with "left hand..." or "dispossessed" next? I've only read "lathe of heaven" by her

FoolofaTook 12-09-2018 03:59 PM

i don't know why neuromancer didn't grab me. :(

isn't lathe of heaven great? what a total mindfuck! i love the turtle aliens.

both those two you mentioned are really, really good. but if i had to pick one, i would go with left hand.

FoolofaTook 12-09-2018 04:00 PM

“Light is the left hand of darkness
and darkness the right hand of light.
Two are one, life and death, lying
together like lovers in kemmer,
like hands joined together,
like the end and the way.”

FoolofaTook 12-09-2018 04:06 PM


FoolofaTook 12-09-2018 04:06 PM

ok i will stop now

slunken 12-09-2018 04:32 PM

I'm a sucker for dystopian future Tokyo where it's always raining and everything is highly stylized and crowded and neon re:Gibson

I'll go with left hand next, thanks.

Also want to track down John Shirley's "eclipse" and Effinger's "when gravity fails"

D. 12-09-2018 06:44 PM

I'm reading a Hank Williams bio, despite not being a fan. (It was like $4 on clearance and I like reading about music.) The book is heavy on the minutiae of recording sessions, but it does a decent job of painting a picture of the music industry at the time.

I wouldn't recommend it but I'll finish it.

yo soy el mejor 12-20-2018 03:27 PM



Gettin' started on this and just made it to part 2. Lots of words in this book!

noyen 12-20-2018 11:10 PM

i can't seem to focus to read much so im doing the audio books for the beastie boys book, radical candor (forced by work), cured the lol tolhurst autobiography, and finally getting to the kim gordon girl in a band memoir.

plz don't ban me.

D. 12-21-2018 03:36 AM

BAHN MI

FoolofaTook 12-21-2018 01:42 PM

finished Breakfast of Champs (BARAMZA!)
halfway thru Sirens of Mars (ZARATHRUSTRA!!)

kurt is a hoot and a half

smashingjj 12-21-2018 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by noyen (Post 4490053)
i can't seem to focus to read much so im doing the audio books for the beastie boys book, radical candor (forced by work), cured the lol tolhurst autobiography, and finally getting to the kim gordon girl in a band memoir.

plz don't ban me.

lol, torhurst

I might need to try this. I'm fully millennial nowadays, can't read any book anymore. completely fucked up. I'm just distracted at every sentence

FoolofaTook 12-21-2018 07:06 PM

"O Lord Most High, Creator of the Cosmos, Spinner of Galaxies, Soul of Electromagnetic Waves, Inhaler and Exhaler of Inconceivable Volumes of Vacuum, Spitter of Fire and Rock, Trifler with Millennia—what could we do for Thee that Thou couldst not do for Thyself one octillion times better? Nothing. What could we do or say that could possibly interest Thee? Nothing. Oh, Mankind, rejoice in the apathy of our Creator, for it makes us free and truthful and dignified at last. No longer can a fool like Malachi Constant point to a ridiculous accident of good luck and say, ’Somebody up there likes me.’ And no longer can a tyrant say, ’God wants this or that to happen, and anybody who doesn’t help this or that to happen is against God.’ O Lord Most High, what a glorious weapon is Thy Apathy, for we have unsheathed it, have thrust and slashed mightily with it, and the claptrap that has so often enslaved us or driven us into the madhouse lies slain!"

mxzombie 12-22-2018 12:02 PM

i am just finishing the 2017 best american science and nature writing. my boss receives it as a gift each year and always passes it to me to read. they are generally pretty interesting and good to read while i commute.

D. 12-22-2018 03:48 PM

i love the best american series. i've read a couple of the travel writing ones.

mxzombie 12-23-2018 11:36 AM

the best american comics is also great. i dig a good collection of short writings either way.

FoolofaTook 12-23-2018 08:00 PM


D. 12-24-2018 01:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mxzombie (Post 4490387)
the best american comics is also great. i dig a good collection of short writings either way.

i ridiculously recently purchased 1982-2018 in the best american short stories series.:cry:

cork_soaker 12-27-2018 10:48 PM


cork_soaker 12-27-2018 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FoolofaTook (Post 4490433)

i read all of herriot’s memoirs as a preteen. loved them. probably still would.

in response to my enthusiasm for the subject matter, my parents bought me actual books on the practice of veterinary medicine, which i absorbed. my future had unmistakably presented itself.

then billy corgan entered my life, and Darkness and Decay and the immutable desire to rock through scowling eyes held illimitable dominion over all.

FoolofaTook 12-27-2018 11:15 PM

:rockon: 666 BAPHOMET 666 :rockon:

FoolofaTook 12-27-2018 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cork_soaker (Post 4490903)

what is this from? it is so familiar but i just can't place my finger on it.

cork_soaker 12-27-2018 11:35 PM

le guin deep cuts

FoolofaTook 12-27-2018 11:42 PM

:rofl:

FoolofaTook 12-27-2018 11:42 PM

cork "legend" soaker


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