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BEU
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I need a good book

11/12/2006 5:09:56 PM

BridgetSPK
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One of the last books I read right through was The Linguist and the Emperor: Napoleon and Champollion's Quest to Decipher the Rosetta Stone. Ever since, I've been pretending to read The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy. I've been pretending to read it for almost a year now. I finally actually read and finished one of my other pretend-reads, Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy. Hoping to add Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy to my pretend-to-read list.

I want to read fiction again!

11/12/2006 5:14:15 PM

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Women by Charles Bukowski, The Survivor (Bill Clinton in the White House) by John Harris, and The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

[Edited on November 12, 2006 at 6:13 PM. Reason : e]

11/12/2006 6:11:45 PM

spöokyjon

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I just finished An Artist of the Floating World.

It was all right. It didn't knock my socks off.

11/13/2006 12:51:02 AM

StillFuchsia
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Honestly, it didn't knock mine off, initially, either. It was a required reading book... But after taking an Asian history class, it was a lot more interesting.

11/13/2006 1:01:53 AM

spöokyjon

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It was certainly good at learnin' me 'bout Japanese history, but I just didn't feel the connection that I did to the characters in Never Let Me Go.

11/13/2006 1:16:56 AM

Lipka
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A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin... quite possibly the best fantasy series I have ever read...

11/13/2006 1:19:57 AM

StillFuchsia
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^^ Well I tend to doubt you've ever been an old Japanese man, although you've most likely been a kid in school before.

11/13/2006 1:22:25 AM

Cherokee
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The God Delusion
State of Denial
End of Faith
The Ambler Warning
View From The Center of The Universe

11/13/2006 1:29:54 AM

Malsi
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It took The Golden Compass to get me back into reading.

I LOVE IT!!!

Working on The Subtle Knife now.

Anyone with suggestions on books like these? Other than the obvious big trilogies out there.

11/13/2006 1:40:40 AM

GoldieO
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The Bromeliad Trilogy, by Terry Pratchett. i know its a trilogy, but its not an obvious big trilogy...

11/13/2006 1:48:41 AM

StillFuchsia
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^^ Those books rock. The Amber Spyglass is one of the best books that I read as a kid (well, since it came out in 2000, I wasn't really that much of a kid anymore). I didn't read too many other series like it, though... Maybe the Narnia books, but knowing about all the Christian undertones might ruin them for me if I read them now.

[Edited on November 13, 2006 at 1:52 AM. Reason : .]

11/13/2006 1:51:11 AM

BobbyDigital
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BridgetSPK
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" drivel"


god, you're such a pretentious cunt.

11/13/2006 7:30:24 AM

bgmims
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The Intelligent Investor
The Road to Serfdom
We the Living
Dracula

11/13/2006 7:51:20 AM

duro982
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Saturday by Ian McEwan

11/13/2006 8:24:26 AM

youwould
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My friend just gave me Danielewski's House of Leaves

11/13/2006 10:17:38 AM

kable333
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Sex, Lies, and Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation by Shaun Assael and Mike Mooneyham

11/13/2006 10:24:08 AM

StillFuchsia
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Against the Day, motherfuckers!

11/25/2006 2:10:16 AM

spöokyjon

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I'm reading The Corrections based on screentest's recommendation, and despite Oprah's. And because Jonathan Franzen was on The Simpson's the week, along with Michael Chabon, who I have a man-crush on.

Thomas Pynchon had a non-speaking cameo appearance.

11/25/2006 2:15:12 AM

Mattallica
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I got this Calvin and Hobbes compliation that I read on the crappiere.

It kicks ass.

11/25/2006 2:16:23 AM

StillFuchsia
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^^



[Edited on November 25, 2006 at 2:24 AM. Reason : .]

11/25/2006 2:22:32 AM

vinylbandit
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Amy Sedaris - I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

This is one fucked up book. I love it.

11/25/2006 2:43:59 AM

spöokyjon

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L-R: Jonathan Franzen, Michael Chabon, Tom Wolfe, Thomas Pynchon, Gandalf?, Moe Syzlak.

Not pictured: Amy Sedaris.

11/25/2006 2:58:18 AM

StillFuchsia
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Aww, that's sweet.

11/25/2006 1:29:28 PM

OMFGPlzDoMe
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Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan

Freakin amazing if you like reading about the history of places like Myanmar and having some mystery thrown in

11/25/2006 1:56:24 PM

PvtJoker
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almost done with Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov

it'sa naice

11/25/2006 2:03:23 PM

Jere
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Shibumi(Trevanian)

11/25/2006 3:09:50 PM

redburn
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American Pastoral - Philip Roth

11/25/2006 3:19:47 PM

spöokyjon

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Jesus Christ, The Corrections is depressing as shit. I'm about to start an emo band over here.

11/30/2006 12:02:45 AM

wilso
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King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild. it's actually for a class, but a good enough read on its own.

11/30/2006 6:16:37 AM

StillFuchsia
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I just got five new books, so:

Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Márquez (halfway through- I'll finish it tonight, it's really great)
Waiting for the Barbarians, Coetzee
The Road, McCarthy
Snow Country, Kawabata
Farewell Waltz, Kundera

I'm also still somewhere in the first hundred pages of Against the Day because Pynchon's books always take so much out of me

1/3/2007 7:18:56 PM

CalledToArms
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gah thanks! i was trying to think of this book over Christmas break. but i couldnt remember the author or title. just some of the plot. i had read it for a High School project

1/3/2007 7:41:35 PM

statefan24
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Killshot by Elmore Leonard

1/3/2007 9:01:35 PM

se7entythree
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pol pot: anatomy of a nightmare by philip short

1/3/2007 9:05:30 PM

PvtJoker
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finished Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay a couple weeks ago.

finishing Hocus Pocus by Vonnegut tonight.

starting *gasp* War and Peace tomorrow.

1/3/2007 9:24:58 PM

miska
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"Amy Sedaris - I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence"


I actually have that coming in the mail from one of my friends and I've heard rave reviews

1/4/2007 12:00:35 AM

Kitty B
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"Marley and Me"

borrowed the book over the summer and forgot to finish it.

1/4/2007 1:30:07 AM

Apocalypse
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I just read Cell, by Stephen King. Great book, lousy ending.

1/4/2007 3:14:51 AM

slackerb
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Reading:

World War Z - Max Brooks

Recommend:
A Feast of Love - Charles Baxter

1/4/2007 10:02:10 AM

FanatiK
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Jennifer Government

1/4/2007 12:49:14 PM

spöokyjon

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I plan on finishing If on a winter's night a traveler today so I can start on What is the What this weekend.

1/4/2007 12:53:20 PM

colter
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reading leaves of grass right now

1/4/2007 1:21:43 PM

MajrShorty
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the world is flat (still), about to start how the rich get thin - suggested by a friend as a more nutritional/fitting it into your lifestyle book (we're both ridiculously busy but like to eat healthy)

1/4/2007 1:31:53 PM

Panthro
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Kite Runner

1/4/2007 1:44:13 PM

Lokken
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1/4/2007 2:18:05 PM

StillFuchsia
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"the world is flat"


Is it any good? I read The Lexus and The Olive Tree for a class once and it was really interesting.

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"I plan on finishing If on a winter's night a traveler today"


More like so you can finish Gravity's Rainbow

[Edited on January 4, 2007 at 3:04 PM. Reason : .]

1/4/2007 3:03:39 PM

spöokyjon

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I can finish ten Dave Eggers books in the time it would take me to finish Gravity's Rainbow.

1/4/2007 3:09:12 PM

StillFuchsia
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Ergo, Eggers is a tenth of the author Pynchon is!

1/4/2007 3:10:05 PM

spöokyjon

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LITERARY CAGE MATCH!!!

1/4/2007 3:12:42 PM

x simahama x
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Treasure of Khan - Clive Cussler



I've read every Dirk Pitt and Kurt Austin book to date, and a couple of his non fictions.

1/4/2007 3:17:44 PM

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