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joe17669
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2

9/15/2006 4:41:29 PM

quagmire02
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royal assassin by robin hobb

9/15/2006 4:52:48 PM

sylvershadow
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good book


The Lesser Kindred by Elizabeth Kerner

9/15/2006 6:18:10 PM

PvtJoker
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just finished Lolita by Nabakov

bout to start Slaughter-House Five by Vonnegut

9/15/2006 6:42:18 PM

xplosivo
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Just finished all of these:
The Book of Fate - Brad Meltzer
1776 - David McCullough
Fargo Rock City - Chuck Klosterman
The Last Templar - Raymond Khoury

all of them quite good.

9/16/2006 1:44:00 PM

colter
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custer died for your sins- vine deloria jr. great book.

9/16/2006 2:12:57 PM

jlphipps
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Just finished Thud!. I enjoyed it, but it was pretty predictable.

9/17/2006 12:40:13 AM

msb2ncsu
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Also:

and

9/17/2006 1:29:13 AM

rjrumfel
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the known world

9/17/2006 2:24:24 AM

ChknMcFaggot
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^^

I'd drop the first one in that list -- the writing is pretty piss poor, and there are too many plot holes

9/17/2006 3:54:28 AM

youwould
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Chabon's The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Dos Passos' 1919

9/17/2006 12:21:37 PM

StillFuchsia
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^ Oh god, my mortal book enemy chose a Dos Passos novel! Well I suppose I have no choice but to forgive you now.

9/17/2006 12:54:29 PM

spöokyjon

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Your what?

9/17/2006 1:04:03 PM

StillFuchsia
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We fought about books in some other book thread.

9/17/2006 1:06:28 PM

spöokyjon

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Literary fights only count when they're to the death.

9/17/2006 1:08:05 PM

StillFuchsia
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PAPERCUTS COUNT!

9/17/2006 1:09:02 PM

marilynlov7
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Ishmael-Daniel Quinn
Memoirs of a Geisha-Arthur Golden(much MUCH better than the movie)

9/17/2006 2:42:12 PM

youwould
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I'm being forced to read 1919 and hate it.

Therefore, the feud can continue.

9/17/2006 4:56:28 PM

Duncan
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Eldest

and

Lucky Man (autobiography of Michael J. Fox)

9/17/2006 5:00:09 PM

StillFuchsia
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^^ There really is no hope for you.

9/17/2006 5:16:09 PM

youwould
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I have to write a newsreel in his style. I can respect that there is way more to those than it seems.

9/18/2006 8:07:25 AM

wilso
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i just picked up Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell from this swedish library. it was one of the very few english books and i recognized its name from the other book thread, so i'm gonna give it a go.

9/18/2006 11:03:35 AM

spöokyjon

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It's amazing.

9/18/2006 11:16:05 AM

StillFuchsia
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I started Fury (Rushdie) today. Now I want to finish it before The Glass Bead Game because it's so fucking awesome.

<3 Rushdie

9/19/2006 12:42:56 AM

jongotburned
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One Up on Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market by Peter Lynch

9/19/2006 2:28:18 PM

StillFuchsia
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I finally finished Fury, and I'm moving on to Residence on Earth (Neruda).

10/1/2006 10:50:24 PM

Clevelander
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michael cricton's Prey

10/1/2006 10:54:09 PM

LoneSnark
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Just started Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, think I'm gonna stop, too long and just can't get into the style of writing.

10/1/2006 11:12:47 PM

Thecycle23
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Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco

10/2/2006 12:00:11 AM

spöokyjon

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^^ Here's what would be better than reading Atlas Shrugged.

Find the biggest, strongest guy you can.

Give him a baseball bat.

Have him beat you to death.

10/2/2006 12:11:04 AM

StillFuchsia
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Quote :
"just can't get into the style of writing"


The style is so minimal it shouldn't even be called one. I feel like I'm reading a textbook when I read Rand.

10/2/2006 12:16:55 AM

miska
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Rand is great in short doses (Go read the Red Pawn) but over all I imagine she'd be really taxing.

I finished Chuck Palahniuk's Haunted and loved it. The short stories are what really made it, and the ending was fantastic.

10/2/2006 1:09:30 AM

wilso
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just about finished with cloud atlas, it's pretty good so far. i was expecting there to be more of a plot connection between the stories though, not just thematically.

10/2/2006 5:37:36 AM

Metricula
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I'm reading Atlas Shrugged and I can't put it down. I'm getting through a couple hundred pages a day at this rate.

10/3/2006 5:08:11 PM

boonedocks
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^

I'm plodding through "Paris: 1919; Six Months that Changed the World."

It's alright.

10/3/2006 5:14:56 PM

spro
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10/3/2006 6:17:22 PM

humanlitesho
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Catch 22 action. Hilarious.

10/3/2006 6:27:00 PM

JTHelms
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My Friend Leonard

10/3/2006 6:41:11 PM

spöokyjon

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I read a good chunk of An Artist of the Floating World today, and it's good. It's also completely different from the last Ishiguro book I read, which, while not surprising in some aspects (postwar Japan != English boarding school in the 90's), is still kind of jarring just in terms of the style of the writing. There's nothing to indicate these two books were even written by the same person aside from the name on the cover. Maybe the similarities will become apparent once I've finished the book.

So, yeah, <3 Ed McKay for $3 books.

11/10/2006 7:38:35 PM

StillFuchsia
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I'm currently on Book of Hours: Love Poems to God by Rilke.

I'm also counting down the minutes until November 21st, so I can go buy Against the Day.

11/11/2006 11:36:12 AM

wilso
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currently reading Under the Skin by Michel Faber. sort of interesting so far.

also picked up Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five, not sure if i have the time/patience to fully commit myself to them.

11/11/2006 12:10:38 PM

hunterb2003
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reading The Sicilian by Mario Puzo

11/11/2006 12:11:24 PM

spöokyjon

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^^ Cat's Cradle shouldn't take you more than a few hours to read. Not one of Vonnegut's best, but it's a neat idea.

11/11/2006 12:27:14 PM

youwould
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^^^^ Rilke is awesome.

11/11/2006 4:12:06 PM

sarijoul
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i just started confederacy of dunces.

11/11/2006 4:12:49 PM

NeedForReed
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I picked up cats cradle, just can't get into vonnegut. I read breakfast of champions as well.

currently reading chuck klosterman IV and collapse by jared diamond.

11/11/2006 5:45:47 PM

SFAOK
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Last Chance To See - Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine

11/11/2006 7:55:14 PM

MetalRed
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Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment

11/12/2006 4:01:59 PM

BobbyDigital
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The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

11/12/2006 4:57:22 PM

vinylbandit
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Martin Brodeur - Beyond the Crease (poor imitation of the Dryden book)
Nick Hornby - Housekeeping vs. The Dirt

[Edited on November 12, 2006 at 5:08 PM. Reason : 5]

11/12/2006 5:00:15 PM

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