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      CommentAuthorkaryatid
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2008
     
    I just finished 'A Canticle for Lebowitz' and am revisiting 'Lord of the Flies,' and jumping into 'All Quiet on the Western Front.'
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    I've been working on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged off and on for about the last 3 years. I'm really into again recently and seem to be on the home stretch now . . . page 810 out of 1070. Recommended for anyone concerned about the involvement of the government in pretty much all aspects of your life. It helps if you prescribe to at least a few libertarian ideals and don't think that making money (in and of itself) is evil.
    • CommentAuthormannnnnn
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2008
     
    karyatid:I just finished 'A Canticle for Lebowitz' and am revisiting 'Lord of the Flies,' and jumping into 'All Quiet on the Western Front.'

    I read Canticle like a month ago (if even) for school, what's with you reading all of my homework assignments?
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    right now: just finished pynchon's 'gravity's rainbow' that was fucking nuts
    numerous biographies of mussolini and italian fascism
    various essays on racial and post-colonial literary theory (including du bois, fanon, and said)

    @karyatid: 'all quiet...' was a really good book. i read it soph year of hs and then re-read it before freshman year of college

    @hoofmane3030: ayn rand is a fucking cunt (so is ann coulter). i despise libertarianism. and rand isn't even a good author.
    • CommentAuthormeatball
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2008 edited
     
    <blockquote><cite> kilgore_trout:</cite>right now: just finished pynchon's 'gravity's rainbow' that was fucking nuts
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    Sounds like you liked it, it is one of the more important fictional books of the last half of the 20th century IMO, and I don't think I'm alone in feeling this way.

    I am reading Minima Moralia by Theodore Adorno.
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      CommentAuthorKitty
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2008
     
    franz kafka:the complete storiesbake em' away, toys
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      CommentAuthorbrunop
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2008
     
    fixin' to read "major" by todd balf. about major taylor.
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      CommentAuthorkaryatid
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2008
     
    mannnnnn:
    karyatid:I just finished 'A Canticle for Lebowitz' and am revisiting 'Lord of the Flies,' and jumping into 'All Quiet on the Western Front.'

    I read Canticle like a month ago (if even) for school, what's with you reading all of my homework assignments?


    I'm secretly on the literature instructor wavelength. I pick the signals up on my extensive headgear.

    Srsly, no one can argue with the classics. They're awesome. I recommend (if you haven't read them) LeGuin's 'The Dispossessed,' and, 'The Lathe of Heaven.'
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    Reading lots of stuff relating to Suma Theologica by Thomas Aquinas.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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      CommentAuthorbrunop
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2008
     
    ^was aquinas jewish?
    ; )
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    Kitty:franz kafka:the complete stories


    yes!You're purposefully attempting to sabotage my degree project. Thanks.
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    ^^hah. It's good you included the ;-) or I would have no idea if you were joking or not.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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      CommentAuthorkaryatid
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2008
     
    estratton:Reading lots of stuff relating to Suma Theologica by Thomas Aquinas.


    PROBLEMS WIF ARISTOTELIAN LOGIC? LET M3Z F1X DEM 4 U!
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    karyatid:
    estratton:Reading lots of stuff relating to Suma Theologica by Thomas Aquinas.


    PROBLEMS WIF ARISTOTELIAN LOGIC? LET M3Z F1X DEM 4 U!


    Oh if I could write my whole paper in lolcat I would be ecstatic!

    But yeah, mostly just explaining the famous Question 2 in the Suma, and them explaining how it works differently from some other theologians arguments (anselm for example).

    Would have been done if I hadn't had to fly to Tally Sat @ 6am, and home yest. at 6am. I was freakin beat last night. Passed out around 6.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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    boring scientific journals. blahhhhhhhh.With relish!
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      CommentAuthormrotown
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2008
     
    Benedict Anderson's "Imagined Communities"

    Daniel Guerin's "Anarchism"

    and a really really bad biography of Maoe-f-f-e-c-t a smooth operater operating correctly
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      CommentAuthorMungoRocks
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2008
     
    karyatid:I just finished 'A Canticle for Lebowitz' and am revisiting 'Lord of the Flies,' and jumping into 'All Quiet on the Western Front.'

    Johnny got his gun is defitely a better WWI book.
    Just finished Super Cannes (More Ballard)
    still choking my way through Being and Time, pausing now and again to masturbate to the torture scenes from Glamorama (Ellis)

    I've got a copy of The Ruins (Scott Smith- they made a movie I guess?) sitting on my shelf I never got to finishing. Is it worth it?dongpincher 1000
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    mrotown: guerin's 2-volume (now 3; haven't read the 3rd yet) 'anthology of anarchism' (i think it's called) is really good. provides a wide, yet in depth, range and history of anarchist thought, which you can use as a starting point for reading the specifics.
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      CommentAuthormrotown
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2008
     
    I'll have to check that out.

    Coming up as a punk kid I always sort of ignored anarchism because it was what all the kids I didn't like were into. Now that I'm an old fart I'm more and more interested in it. Alexander Berkman's 'prison memoir of an anarchist' sort of sucked me in.

    I'm making notes as I make my way through the Guerin of "essential" works that I'll need to go and track down for further reading.e-f-f-e-c-t a smooth operater operating correctly
    • CommentAuthorgc
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2008 edited
     
    carioca:boring scientific journals. blahhhhhhhh.

    The cutting edge: Conserving wildlife in logged tropical forests- chapter 5 "the effects of logging on tropical forest ungulates"
    &
    "Rock glacier dynamics and paleoclimatic implications"

    gah.
    Man i really need to hop back on the recreational reading wagon.gone
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      CommentAuthorbrunop
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
     
    "arrowsmith" by sinclair lewis. it's about a band from boston. hahahahaha! nah really. it's great. i'm on a sinclair lewis jag right now.
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    Just read John Daly's autobiography, My Life in and Out of the Rough. Some funny and tragic stuff. Guy's supposedly lost $55-60 million to casinos during his life. Also, talked about doing his third wife ten times in one day.

    About to start reading Deep Economy by Bill McKibben. Should be a good one.
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    cat's cradle. finally.You're purposefully attempting to sabotage my degree project. Thanks.
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    just finished a bunch of journal articles on human genetics and cloning

    just starting some articles on advance directives (speaking of, I really need to make my own)clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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    conor:cat's cradle. finally.


    great fucking choice!
    • CommentAuthorraff I el
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
     
    just finished Elizabeth Hand's "Generation Loss"--she has a little trouble with the ending, but it's still a great book. starts out creepy as fuck, and gets creepier.Geryon was a monster everything about him was red.
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      CommentAuthorhowl
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2008
     
    karyatid:
    Srsly, no one can argue with the classics. They're awesome. I recommend (if you haven't read them) LeGuin's 'The Dispossessed,' and, 'The Lathe of Heaven.'


    Seconded, though i would add the earthsea series.

    Seconding another thing- on the recommendation of someone on here (Rob?), i picked up a book of poems by Alan Dugan, which are quite good. Reminiscent of the beat stuff i read as a kid, but less bombastic.Troglodytarum is latin for troll
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    ^Whoa, nice! Yeah, I recommended Alan Dugan. Great poet, heavy drinker. You know the type.Word nerd
    • CommentAuthormannnnnn
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2008
     
    I definitely second the Earthsea recommendation, I loved those books, keep on planning to reread them.
    • CommentAuthormeatball
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2008 edited
     
    vol. 1 of The Novel edited by Franco Moretti and Summer in Termuren by Boon. Both excellent so far.
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    I have about 25 books sprawled across my table right now. I've read most of them, some are just research for this damned paper.

    I really want to read the inside of my eyelids though.

    fuck.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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    ^me tooooo<3 Kate Class
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      CommentAuthorMungoRocks
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2008
     
    Just read the Watchmen last night. Good stuff.dongpincher 1000
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    ^I will likely be rereading the sandman series or anansi boys (or both) before I go see Neil Gaiman speak @ MIT.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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      CommentAuthorMungoRocks
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2008
     
    ^ Anansi boys is great, if you don't have a copy up here you can borrow mine.dongpincher 1000
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    ^I have almost all of his books. A few kiddie books are still missing from my collection.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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    still life with woodpecker by tom robbins.You're purposefully attempting to sabotage my degree project. Thanks.
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      CommentAuthormrotown
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2008
     
    DannyRocks:Just read the Watchmen last night. Good stuff.


    I just read that last week.
    It was okay, but it had been built up by everyone that I was expecting more.
    Maybe I'm just not a comic dude.e-f-f-e-c-t a smooth operater operating correctly
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      CommentAuthorbrunop
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2008
     
    conor:still life with woodpecker by tom robbins.


    one of my all-time faves. i should re-read it.
    • CommentAuthorbluedog
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2008 edited
     
    DannyRocks:Just read the Watchmen last night. Good stuff.


    On the subject of comics, I just read Wanted and The Nightly News, and everything by Brian Wood I could get my hands on.that's when I reach for my revovler...
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      CommentAuthorbrunop
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2008
     
    "nixonland". dude was a fuckin' piece of work, lemme tell ya.
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    "I hope they serve beer in hell"

    It's sorta funny and sorta lame. Needed something to read while I was @ work and that was what i picked up.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
    • CommentAuthorCole
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2008
     
    Jimmy Corrigan the Smartest Kid on Earth. love it so far.
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      CommentAuthorkaryatid
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2008
     
    recently knocked down, "flow my tears, the policeman said," and, "do androids dream of electric sheep?" and, "one flew over the cuckoo's nest."

    still working on, "catch-22" and, "all quiet on the western front."

    i have recently re-acquired, "what matters most is how well you walk through the fire," by bukowski. i am strangely excited about it.
    • CommentAuthorgc
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2008 edited
     
    "annals of the former world" - john mcphee.

    john mcphee is my favorite author.gone
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      CommentAuthorMr. Shelby
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2008
     
    don't you hate being excited about reading something, then being totally bored with it?
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    what we talk about when we talk about love by raymond carver.You're purposefully attempting to sabotage my degree project. Thanks.
    • CommentAuthorCole
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2008
     
    ^^ yeah pete... i looked forward to a ton of books, bought them, and now the top shelf of my bookshelf is full of them all with bookmarks on page 35ish.
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    karyatid:recently knocked down, "flow my tears, the policeman said," and, "do androids dream of electric sheep?" and, "one flew over the cuckoo's nest." -- hated 'cuckoo's nest'

    still working on, "catch-22" and, "all quiet on the western front." -- both very good

    i have recently re-acquired, "what matters most is how well you walk through the fire," by bukowski. i am strangely excited about it. -- love bukowski
    • CommentAuthorPugatch
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2008
     
    im reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but its a copy printed in 1886 given as a gift in 1891 to someone (inscribed inside the cover) and regifted to another in 1912 (inscribed inside) oh yeah gotta love used bookstore findsThink of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world