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Newo
~ Abstract Brain ~

Spain
2668 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  05:19:12  Show Profile  Click to see Newo's MSN Messenger address
Post pištures if you can.







One of my students gave me this, about Barcelona of old:




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"Here love," brakes on a high squeak, "it┤s not backstage at the old Windmill or something, you know."

PixieSteve
> Teenager of the Year <

Poland
4698 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  05:27:50  Show Profile





Oh let it linger

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kathryn
~ Selkie Bride ~

Belgium
15320 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  05:38:26  Show Profile
Owen, is this the new "Read any good books lately" thread?
Because moments ago I finished Ian McEwan's "Saturday."
Great stuff!




I still believe in the excellent joy of the Catholics
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Llamadance
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2543 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  05:47:44  Show Profile
It's the second one in the series, and isn't quite as fast paced as the first, which was excellent. I think I'll still buy the next one though.

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IceCream
= Quote Accumulator =

USA
1849 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  07:51:09  Show Profile  Visit IceCream's Homepage
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VoVat
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
9168 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  08:06:13  Show Profile  Visit VoVat's Homepage  Click to see VoVat's MSN Messenger address
I'm re-reading this, so I can discuss it on another forum.





I was all out of luck, like a duck that died. I was all out of juice, like a moose denied.
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11546 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  08:59:04  Show Profile



I put it down for a while-actually, I borrowed it off a friend and left it in his house last time I had it with me. It's embarressing that I hav'nt finished it yet, I started it ages ago!
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Sir Rockabye
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1158 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  09:41:18  Show Profile  Visit Sir Rockabye's Homepage


Or at least, trying to read.

And Newo, I'm actually reading Zinn this week. For my history class, we are periodically assigned different chapters from A People's History to read. This week I have to read the chapter on The Mexican War entitled We Take Nothing by Conquest, Thank God. I like Zinn, but don't always agree with what he has to say. It is a nice contrast from many of the Patrician historians we have to read in school.

Oh, and Zinn was on Jon Stewart's show a few days ago. He's a really quick witted clever guy.


Some brains just work that way, that's what chemicals can do.
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Broken Face
-= Forum Pistolero =-

USA
5155 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  10:17:17  Show Profile  Visit Broken Face's Homepage



-Brian

If you move I shoots!

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Little Black Francis
> Teenager of the Year <

3648 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  10:21:25  Show Profile



Nu Metal Sucks!
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The Holiday Son
= Quote Accumulator =

France
1989 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  10:26:42  Show Profile  Visit The Holiday Son's Homepage
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floop
= Wannabe Volunteer =

Mexico
15297 Posts

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Thomas
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1615 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  10:59:58  Show Profile  Click to see Thomas's MSN Messenger address
I'm a sucker for Sci-Fi



"Our Love is Rice and Beans and Horses Lard"
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jediroller
* Dog in the Sand *

France
1718 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  11:06:42  Show Profile

Sorry, that's a bit small. It says "Carpenter's Gothic" by William Gaddis.


Reading this for work. Not sure I like it.


Yes, this is Ulysses. I fully intend to read it from cover to cover sometime soon.



Clara Bow had a Bronx honk
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PixieSteve
> Teenager of the Year <

Poland
4698 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  11:10:05  Show Profile
the only book i have read in this thread so far, apart from mine, is life of pi. i'm a bestseller whore.

er, in that i only read bestsellers...

Oh let it linger

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starmekitten
-= Forum Pistolera =-

United Kingdom
6370 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  11:12:12  Show Profile  Visit starmekitten's Homepage
I'm running out of books, re-reading my old ones over and over, this damned
loan better arrive soon I'm telling you.
anyway.
just finished (can't find the right cover)

off and on

nearly finished

to read next


floop, how you finding life of pi?


Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.
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PixieSteve
> Teenager of the Year <

Poland
4698 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  11:13:54  Show Profile
is it a good idea to read more than one book at a time?


Oh let it linger
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floop
= Wannabe Volunteer =

Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  11:15:20  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by starmekitten
floop, how you finding life of pi?



i'm still just starting it. i started it a while ago and put it aside.. i'll give you a full report
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starmekitten
-= Forum Pistolera =-

United Kingdom
6370 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  11:17:24  Show Profile  Visit starmekitten's Homepage
It's not a bad idea with that lot, I've read them all a hundred times already so don't miss anything, fear and loathing I read in bed, New york trilogy sits in my bag for tedious bus journeys or when I'm meeting someone who is late or for when I'm about town and bored so can go read and drink coffee in the peace gardens, the hitchikers books take about ten minutes to read so it's like flicking a magazine without the pictures.

Steve, what did you think of life of pi?

I keep asking people because I'm not sure what I though of it to be honest, I have some friends who think it's the best thing they ever read, I'm less convinced.

and thanks floop!


Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

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floop
= Wannabe Volunteer =

Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  11:28:18  Show Profile
thanks for what?

you should read CHOKE tre, you'll like it
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starmekitten
-= Forum Pistolera =-

United Kingdom
6370 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  11:32:53  Show Profile  Visit starmekitten's Homepage
thanks for confirming you'll report on the pi thing.
It's on my list of things to buy as soon as the fucking bank pulls their motherfucking fingers out of their arse and opens this new god damned account for me. There's a book/film/music shop here that has all the Palahniuk books in for a fiver, as soon as I'm rich again it's going to get messy, that poor shop and the oxfam book shop won't know whats hit it.

I always welcome other recommendations too if you got any, I actually have a little list somewhere of books people have recommended to me.

also, just remembered, Owen did you ever read geek love? what did you think of it (if you did)

It's a shame the forum book club dies (Will Self though, gah)


Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

Edited by - starmekitten on 04/23/2005 11:34:22
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Sir Rockabye
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1158 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  11:37:45  Show Profile  Visit Sir Rockabye's Homepage
Kittie, are you a big Robbins fan? Which is your favorite?


Some brains just work that way, that's what chemicals can do.
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floop
= Wannabe Volunteer =

Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  11:38:27  Show Profile
is GEEK LOVE good? i was going to buy that once, but didn't
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starmekitten
-= Forum Pistolera =-

United Kingdom
6370 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  11:44:52  Show Profile  Visit starmekitten's Homepage
I have only got that one good Sir, I actually never see his books about (I'm quite cheap and tend to only buy second hand) but I love that book and really want to read more, I may have to bite the bullet and (ack) pay full price (gagchokesplutter) where would you Sir Rock, as a man of taste, suggest I start?

And Floop, I really like GEEK LOVE, it's quite a nasty little tale in parts and muy macabre, as well as being dark/funny. I think it's one of those books you either love or loathe, It is narrated from a one person viewpoint and mixes present story with past story but in quite a smooth way so it's not jilted and jittery. And you can't help but like the nasty little bastards either, in a fucked up way it's almost touching. I would say read it.


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VoVat
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
9168 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  11:47:16  Show Profile  Visit VoVat's Homepage  Click to see VoVat's MSN Messenger address
Sir Rockabye, I've never read that Pynchon book, but I've heard it was the basis for the Camper Van Beethoven song "All Her Favorite Fruit."

I'm usually in the middle of several books at once.



I was all out of luck, like a duck that died. I was all out of juice, like a moose denied.
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floop
= Wannabe Volunteer =

Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  11:50:22  Show Profile
yeah, i usually read nasty macabre dark/funny stuff. LIFE OF PI is much lighter compared to other stuff i read. a friend recommended it

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starmekitten
-= Forum Pistolera =-

United Kingdom
6370 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  12:02:15  Show Profile  Visit starmekitten's Homepage
PI is quite light and not the sort of book I would normally pick up but it was given to me so I did read it, it's typical bestseller some prize or other winning material. I don't really like those books but I thought I'd be fair to it (and it was free)

(is this all off topic, should I start a book discussion thread?)


Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

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Sir Rockabye
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1158 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  12:30:55  Show Profile  Visit Sir Rockabye's Homepage
I don't think Newo would mind us discussing books. At least, I hope he doesn't.

Kittie, I suggest you look out for Another Roadside attraction. That was my first Robbins read, and by far my favorite. I haven't read every single one of his books, but from my experience (perhaps four or five of his novels), the man can't write a bad one.


Some brains just work that way, that's what chemicals can do.
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PixieSteve
> Teenager of the Year <

Poland
4698 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  12:34:26  Show Profile
starmekitten (can i call you kittie or whatever?) i thought life of pi was pretty good. but it certaintly didn't make me believe in god. i much prefer a depressing take on life!


Oh let it linger
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kathryn
~ Selkie Bride ~

Belgium
15320 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  12:43:11  Show Profile
VoVat, I saw the Camper Van B boys last month
and Dave himself told me that it was Gravity's Rainbow
that he wrote "All her favorite fruit" about.

Sir Rock, I assume you know that fine song?


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jediroller
* Dog in the Sand *

France
1718 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  12:47:28  Show Profile
I liked Life Of Pi, although it didn't make me believe in God.

But it had a tiger. You can't really go wrong with a tiger.


Clara Bow had a Bronx honk
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NimrodsSon
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1938 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  12:54:42  Show Profile


I've got about 100 pages to go, and it's an excellent book. I highly recomend it!


íViva los Catˇlicos! http://adrianfoster.dmusic.com/
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starmekitten
-= Forum Pistolera =-

United Kingdom
6370 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  13:00:34  Show Profile  Visit starmekitten's Homepage
pixiesteve, abbrv however you like, although I don't know why people add the ie, to me that looks weird.
thanks sir rock, hopefully richness returns to me at the end of the week so I'll jot that in my list of things to read jot book. Have you read still life with woodpecker? i bought it from a second hand book shop/coffee shop in the city where my pops lives (honestly because I liked the cover more than anything, camels being my smoke of preference) and went to read it down by the river, all the cyclists thought I was nuts sat there giggling like an idiot spilling my mass of black coffee everywhere. I pick it up every now and then and still giggle which i think is a good thing. I'm going to have to rush fear and loathing now so I can start it again tonight.

You're right Jedi you can not go wrong with a tiger, I thought it was a nice little story (that lost it's way at points) but loved the idea of the boy in a boat with a big fat tiger. It did not make me believe in god either, my friends have said that they try to live their lives by the book (how can i put this without ruining it for those who haven't finished it) by making things richer? make sense? but I don't get why the book was such a wow and near the end I just wanted to finish it so I could start something new.


Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

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ObfuscateByWill
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1884 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  13:34:43  Show Profile  Visit ObfuscateByWill's Homepage





The pest control book is a bit more of a pleasant read.

Take a bite of the chocolate coffin.
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VoVat
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
9168 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  13:51:59  Show Profile  Visit VoVat's Homepage  Click to see VoVat's MSN Messenger address
quote:
VoVat, I saw the Camper Van B boys last month
and Dave himself told me that it was Gravity's Rainbow
that he wrote "All her favorite fruit" about.


Yeah, he said that at the show I saw late last month, too. He also said "Big Dipper" was a complementary song.



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Sir Rockabye
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1158 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  13:59:07  Show Profile  Visit Sir Rockabye's Homepage
Sorry K, can't say I'm too familiar with Camper Von's catelog, thus, I've never heard the song.

Kitten, I read Still Life last summer. It was a great summer book. I really enjoyed reading that one out in the sun.


Some brains just work that way, that's what chemicals can do.
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