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shineoftheever
> Teenager of the Year <

Canada
4304 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2010 :  20:25:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
partycrashing sounds like fun eh?


The waxworks were an immensely eloquent dissertation on the wonderful ordinariness of mankind.
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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2010 :  09:56:13  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i wouldn't ride a motorcycle, let alone be a partycrasher, but the storytelling technique sure made it fun. the only other chuck books i've read are fight club and choke. choke was very "meh" and i loved fight club when i was a senior in high school. i don't know if i'd have the same feelings toward it now.

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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2941 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2010 :  06:04:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My Man Jeeves -- P.G. Wodehouse

Edited by - coastline on 07/20/2010 12:31:53
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velvety
= Cult of Ray =

Portugal
536 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2010 :  07:22:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The heart is a lonely hunter by Carson McCullers. Great so far.
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2941 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2010 :  12:33:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finished another P.G. Wodehouse book -- Right Ho, Jeeves.

And just finished this one:



It's a great little read.
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11518 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2010 :  00:06:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Enjoying this, although if I had no interest in Palin and Python, it would obviously prove quite a slog!

Edited by - Carl on 07/21/2010 00:06:42
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fumanbru
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1452 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2010 :  02:25:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i've recenty read a few michael lewis books. this one is pretty good for dad's. pretty funny.



big short was really good..all about the subprime mortgage crisis..



i want to read "moneyball" next.


"I joined the Cult of Frank/ cause I'm a real go-getter!"...long live snitz!!
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Llamadance
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2543 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2010 :  07:17:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Just reading so far, no actual meditation. Still, I like the way it's written.


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shineoftheever
> Teenager of the Year <

Canada
4304 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2010 :  12:30:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
rereading this classic:




The waxworks were an immensely eloquent dissertation on the wonderful ordinariness of mankind.
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fumanbru
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1452 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2010 :  16:43:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Llamadance



Just reading so far, no actual meditation. Still, I like the way it's written.


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i bet if you had practiced the meditation it would have helped you in the frankblack.net world cup soccer pool


"I joined the Cult of Frank/ cause I'm a real go-getter!"...long live snitz!!
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2941 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2010 :  02:25:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by shineoftheever

rereading this classic:




The waxworks were an immensely eloquent dissertation on the wonderful ordinariness of mankind.


One of my favorite opening lines ever: "We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold." That's great writing.
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tisasawath
= Cult of Ray =

Wallis and Futuna Islands
753 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2010 :  07:53:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
yep. and stays great http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpHVsDnPCMQ
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2941 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2010 :  10:29:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Am reading Toni Morrison's "Beloved." Trying to address the imbalance of male and female authors I read. I have the same imbalance in the music I listen to. My wife says I'm a misogynistic bastard. But what does she know -- she's a woman.
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2941 Posts

Posted - 08/05/2010 :  13:56:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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The Holiday Son
= Quote Accumulator =

France
1969 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2010 :  11:45:09  Show Profile  Visit The Holiday Son's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2010 :  12:34:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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velvety
= Cult of Ray =

Portugal
536 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2010 :  11:25:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"The heart is a lonely hunter" by Carson McCullers. Loving it so far.
End of slavery era, deep south imagery, for some reason I love almost everything writen by those american authors, McCullers, Faulkner, Flannery O'Conner. Any other like-minded writers I'm missing out on?
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2010 :  13:44:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Trying Candide again. seeing if I get it this time round. I am laughing along with it this time but still not completely sure.



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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2010 :  15:48:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Craig Ferguson on the Late, Late Show did a Candide joke last night. Coincidence?
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2010 :  00:12:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I guess. Weird.

You got me curious so I just watched the clip. Sorta makes sense. Craig Ferguson seems like a best of all possible worlds kind of guy.

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Thomas
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1615 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2010 :  01:58:15  Show Profile  Click to see Thomas's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Just finished Harry Potter Year 1. Now starting on Year 2.




"Our Love is Rice and Beans and Horses Lard"

Edited by - Thomas on 08/12/2010 01:59:58
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fumanbru
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1452 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2010 :  02:36:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


...half way through it. pretty good. he's got a pyscho dad.


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TRANSMARINE
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
2001 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2010 :  07:15:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
THE BYRDS: TIMELESS FLIGHT REVISITED - THE SEQUEL

The best book of a rock artist/group EVER written...enthralling, amazing, outstanding.

Also, CATCHER IN THE RYE...never read it...thought it was about time.

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His name is Dalton. He's got a degree in philosophy.
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2941 Posts

Posted - 08/23/2010 :  11:58:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRANSMARINE

Also, CATCHER IN THE RYE...never read it...thought it was about time.

I'm reading it now, too. Did you pick up on the name Ed Banky?
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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2010 :  01:33:24  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Neal Stephenson's THE CONFUSION. i love this guy.

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vilainde
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Niue
7307 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2010 :  02:13:35  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by shineoftheever

rereading this classic:





Read that one too while on holiday. Fun reading.
Now I have to watch the film (or not).


Denis

"Can you hear me? I aint got shit to say."
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Chris Knight
= Cult of Ray =

USA
899 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2010 :  03:24:44  Show Profile  Visit Chris Knight's Homepage  Reply with Quote


Goes on sale on Tuesday. It's an autobiographical account of Kristin's life around the time Throwing Muses got signed by 4AD Records. I haven't been this excited about a book in ages.
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2941 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2010 :  11:26:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Thomas
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1615 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2010 :  06:45:13  Show Profile  Click to see Thomas's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Just finished Harry Potter Year 3. Now starting on Year 4.




"Our Love is Rice and Beans and Horses Lard"

Edited by - Thomas on 09/21/2010 08:55:43
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2010 :  02:13:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coastline



Exploitative jacket? I think so.

They coulda sexed up the earlier and more apt two pair. The shareholders wouldn't have noticed.

What did you make of the final third coasty?



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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2941 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2010 :  07:28:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The last third was fine, but once Humbert Humbert loses Lolita, the story becomes more about him than her -- and he himself is so much less interesting than is his love for Lolita. That's not a critique -- it's how the story had to go -- but I was a little less intrigued as the story devolved into a hunt for both Lolita and Clare Quilty.

Great book, though. Brilliant writing. Can't wait to read an annotated version so I can pick up on all the stuff I missed the first time through.
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2010 :  11:49:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's been twenty odd years since I read it. I remember getting lost between what was real and what was imagined in the last third. In losing the plot I somehow lost the point too. I'm persuaded to pick it up again after your comment about the brilliant writing though.

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Thomas
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1615 Posts

Posted - 10/02/2010 :  17:55:12  Show Profile  Click to see Thomas's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Just finished Harry Potter Year 4. Now starting on Year 5.




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

Canada
1495 Posts

Posted - 10/04/2010 :  05:06:50  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Coasty, "The Meaning of Everything", is it well
written. My last five books have been technical
and excruciating.

I'm currently reading The History of Clocks and
Watches by Eric Bruton, intermittently.
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2941 Posts

Posted - 10/04/2010 :  10:54:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hammerhands

Coasty, "The Meaning of Everything", is it well
written.

A friend of mine thinks Simon Winchester is fantastic. But his writing bores me. There's a great story in there, but hearing it from Winchester is liking choking down the worst oatmeal. If I were trying to shake the technical-writing doldrums, I'd avoid it.
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