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Old 06-20-2005, 10:49 AM   #276
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All of you just need to take a deep breath and let it go.
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Old 06-20-2005, 12:28 PM   #277
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Oh Tom, you're my hero! Thank you for saving us from this hideously inane thread! You deserve a kiss!

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Old 06-21-2005, 06:14 PM   #278
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I may look into those.

Everyone go and check out Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake. Or at least look it up on Amazon. first of three books that are a huge part of my life. Mervyn Peake was so beautiful! I swear you'll love it. (Though if you're going in for plot...not much happens. But it's the most vivid world you'll ever visit.)
I just started reading Titus Groan. So far I'm very impressed. Thanks for the recommendation, ThwanCondu.
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Old 06-22-2005, 06:27 PM   #279
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I can't do very much but read at the moment, and I'm finally allowed limited internet access. Hi guys! I just finished The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde and Twelth Night buy Shakespeare. Heh heh, my frien was telling mt that there's this cray proffessor at the local university that is cinvinced the that Shakespeare was really an Arab man named "Sheak es Spear" or something... too many crazy people in this town.
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Old 06-23-2005, 05:05 PM   #280
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If you are of a disposition to enjoy Kurt Vonnegut as much as I do, you should at least read Timequake. You'll laugh like hell, cry, and feel fortified at the end of it, appreciating the absurd details of life and looking through creased glasses at the beauty of it all. Maybe. Try it and see. Breakfast Of Champions, also very good.

Sorry, I wasn't here for the argument, was that correctly presented?
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Old 06-24-2005, 08:53 PM   #281
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On the side from reading these forum threads, I'm keeping adobe open with The Space Between Dreams, an unpublished, free e-book by a man named Lee Turcotte, alias, "K'an". It's great. THe writing is so different from anything I've ever read. I am flabbergasted as to why such a wonderful and different novel is not yet published.

anyway you can find the book for download here.

and i quote,

"The Space Between Dreams is a 339-page work of literary urban surrealism overflowing with novelty, metaphysics, hiphop, martial arts, assassins, ninjas, dreams, nightmares, hallucinations and designer psychedelics. This is a strangely crafted tale for the enjoyment of surrealists, martial artists, introverts, sociopaths, b-boys and b-girls, underground intellectuals, outcasts, party people, philosophical minorities, fugitive drug subcultures, urban shamen and fine connoisseurs of psychotic ideas. If you're a literate weirdo of any flavour, I wrote this book for you."



Outside of the internet, I have yet to select my next book.
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Old 06-25-2005, 02:31 AM   #282
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I just started reading Titus Groan. So far I'm very impressed. Thanks for the recommendation, ThwanCondu.
Wonderful! That makes me so happy that I got through to someone!
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:26 PM   #283
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I can't believe I'm about to say this, but I'm halfway through "The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design."

A freaking science book. And it's awesome. I've never been interested in science, but Dawkins is badass.

Also, I second pitseleh on Timequake. Possibly my favorite Vonnegut.
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Old 07-12-2005, 11:26 AM   #284
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I be a nerd. I'm reading Lord of the Rings again.
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Old 07-12-2005, 02:21 PM   #285
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Don't worry about being the biggest nerd, Winged Dreams - I have friends who have read it 20 times or so.

I'm currently reading Reefer Madnes by Eric Schlosser. A book about America's underground economy, the legal and economical consequences of the government's drug policy, working methods of both pot growers and the DEA, the porn industry, migrant workers... A look in to various aspects of the shadow economy, both historically and current.

Very interesting read. Did you for instance know that "During the 1980's federal spendings to incarcerate drug offenders rose more than 1,300 percent, from $88 million to $1,3 billion."?

Or: "In 1970 there were 3,384 drug offenders in federal prison. Today there are more than 68,000."


Yep. The War On Drugs sure is WORKING!
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Old 08-22-2005, 06:49 PM   #286
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I'm reading the back of a hornet spray can, and you?
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Old 08-23-2005, 12:46 PM   #287
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:30 PM   #288
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Erich Fromm's ESCAPE FROM FREEDOM. Not very easy to begin.
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Old 08-24-2005, 08:19 AM   #289
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I'm currently reading a six-part serial novel called The Blackstone Chronicles, by John Saul. It's quite good, but I consider it only mildly creepy... your creepy tolerance may vary.
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Old 08-24-2005, 09:29 AM   #290
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I'm reading the third book in a six part series. It's called War of the Spider Queen and involves drow. And did I mention I'm a huge geek? XD
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Old 08-24-2005, 09:32 AM   #291
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I'm currently immersed in the novel "American Gods" bu Neil Gaiman. It's quite good so far, even though I'm only one quarter of the way through it.
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Old 08-24-2005, 11:31 AM   #292
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I'm reading The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova and it's really good so far but I haven't had much time for reading so I'm only about half way done even though I started a few weeks ago
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Old 08-26-2005, 03:55 PM   #293
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the Kalevala and Shogun.
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Old 08-26-2005, 07:39 PM   #294
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Devils of Loudun by Huxley. I'm wading through it slowly (he does go off into some rather airy realms) but it's yummy as I enjoy Catholic history from when the church was all sorts of decadent and messed up.
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Old 08-26-2005, 08:56 PM   #295
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I'm currently immersed in the novel "American Gods" bu Neil Gaiman. It's quite good so far, even though I'm only one quarter of the way through it.
That books is so much crack.

And has forever warped the way I look at leprechauns.
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Old 08-27-2005, 02:18 PM   #296
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In this moment I'm reading a lot of psychology books because I have to do a task for the school..

I'd prefer a good mystery's book...
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Old 08-28-2005, 01:01 AM   #297
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Books of Blood 1 thru 6 by Clive Barker.

More than one monster in more than one story delights in mangling cars until it ignites the gas tank and sets itself on fire.

Otherwise I love it so far.
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Old 08-28-2005, 07:54 PM   #298
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Macbeth by Shakespeare

Despite being tricky to digest, I'm liking Macbeth a lot.
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Old 08-28-2005, 11:20 PM   #299
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Old 08-29-2005, 04:29 PM   #300
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