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    I dont generally read books, but the ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE and WORLD WAR Z are really good reads (but i may be biased, as I'm a zombie-movie fanboy).

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    It's good to get the opinion of a non-reader on a thread about books. Thanks for your input Breasts Avatar Man.

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    Thanks for your input Breasts Avatar Man.
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    If anyone who doesn't suck has got a favorite Chabon to recommend me, I'd be interested in hearing about it.

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    Assuming I meet your stringest standards of non-suckitude, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay is my favorite. The Yiddish Policemen's Union is still on my "To Read" shelf, however, so I can't speak to that one.
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    Kavalier and Klay is outstanding.
    Yiddish Policeman's Union is very good
    Gentleman of the Road is fun
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    HAY CAN SOMEONE DRIVE DOWN TO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS AND SEE IF THE BEER BARN IS REALLY A BARN?

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    I finished "All the Pretty Horses" awhile back (was outstanding), and have started "The Crossing". I'm about a quarter of the way through. I should have listened to my friends a long time ago that told me to read McCarthy. Both reads are fantastic, and I cannot wait to read more.

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    Make sure to listen to B-52's or something when you read The Road, or you'll kill yourself.

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    Ok, I finished Glue. It's amazing how much it picks up once E is involved. The end had me fighting back tears.

    "Fucking radges."

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    Ok, I finished Glue. It's amazing how much it picks up once E is involved. The end had me fighting back tears.

    "Fucking radges."
    Damn skippy. How dare you doubt me, asshole.

    Also: if the ending didn't make you cry you have no soul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    so, I'm enjoying this book a lot. only 320 pages to go. i feel like a total geek but still. it's like harry potter for thinking adults.
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    I hate thinking adults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    so, I'm enjoying this book a lot. only 320 pages to go. i feel like a total geek but still. it's like harry potter for thinking adults.
    If you haven't I would highly recommend following it up with Cryptonomicon. It's like the real world for thinking adults.

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    I picked up a random short story collection of J.G. Ballard at the library today and I'm not sure if I made the right choice. This one is called "Chronopolis and Other Stories." Is there a better short story collection to start with?

    Edit: Nevermind, this will do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    If you haven't I would highly recommend following it up with Cryptonomicon. It's like the real world for thinking adults.
    Yeah I read that when it came out. I'm a slut for Stephenson.
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    HAY CAN SOMEONE DRIVE DOWN TO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS AND SEE IF THE BEER BARN IS REALLY A BARN?

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    Ooh, I like Stephenson too, but I haven't read all of his books yet. I've been reading shitty mindless books for a while, so I have to work my way back up to him. (re-reading some d h lawrence right now)
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    I'm about to pick up Story Of The Eye by Georges Bataille, on a recomendation from a friend.
    "Beer summit '09"

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    Three (4) Books that Influenced me the most:

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    Desolation Angels/On the Road (both equally)
    The Rum Diaries

    They were all amazing in their own right...
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    I like The Rum Diaries
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    i fucking hate women with their lives together who try and help other people. where are the needy bitches at?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalmerThanYou View Post
    Three (4) Books that Influenced me the most:

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


    They were all amazing in their own right...
    "When you live in the shadow of insanity, the appearance of another mind that thinks and talks as yours does is something close to blessed event."

    One of my most favorite quotes.

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    I just finished reading Barrio on the Edge by Alejandro Morales.

    It's the second time that I've read it. It's a really quick and rather naughty read. I encourage you all to go out and BUY a copy. ; )

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    I'm reading"The Year of Living Biblically" by A.J.Jacobs.

    Super hilarious!!
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    have i ever told you guys the story about how my dad took a shit in a copy of Dan Quayles Standing Firm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    "When you live in the shadow of insanity, the appearance of another mind that thinks and talks as yours does is something close to blessed event."

    One of my most favorite quotes.
    splendid!
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    I'm reading The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler right now for a class. It's fun.
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    I just got an early copy of the new book "Cobain Unseen" and I have to say this book is very cool and very creative! (even if it does come from Charles Cross - who loved to make stuff up in his previous Kurt book "Heavier Than Heaven"). This book has all sorts of unseen photographs and drawings, and all sorts of weird extras. It's kinda like a pop up book, but there are tons of replica things that you take out and hold and look at, such as:

    copy of some school art certificate
    thanksgiving card he made for his parents
    poloroid picture of him and his cat
    invisible man mask???
    hand written letters (on replica college ruled notebook paper)
    a CD with 8 mins of spoken word/poetry from kurt
    sticker sheet
    replica flyers to their shows
    replica VIP pass backstage
    replica typed letter to williams burrough
    and more

    I mean its kinda freaky/weird in a way....makes you wonder why they didnt just include a replica xray scan of his spine (they do include a picture of that!), his suicide note, and more....but I like what I see so far.

    If anyone here is a Kurt/Nirvana fan, I say go pick this up.

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    Can we please talk about Twilight now?


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    I want the Cobain book for Christmas as well as the Britney Spears bio.





    I just finished reading Go Ask Alice. It's a book I see a lot of my students reading, so I figured I should finally read it. Interesting and sad, but a bit juvenile. Of course that should be expected since it was supposedly written by a teenager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by menikmati View Post
    I just got an early copy of the new book "Cobain Unseen" and I have to say this book is very cool and very creative! (even if it does come from Charles Cross - who loved to make stuff up in his previous Kurt book "Heavier Than Heaven"). This book has all sorts of unseen photographs and drawings, and all sorts of weird extras. It's kinda like a pop up book, but there are tons of replica things that you take out and hold and look at, such as:

    copy of some school art certificate
    thanksgiving card he made for his parents
    poloroid picture of him and his cat
    invisible man mask???
    hand written letters (on replica college ruled notebook paper)
    a CD with 8 mins of spoken word/poetry from kurt
    sticker sheet
    replica flyers to their shows
    replica VIP pass backstage
    replica typed letter to williams burrough
    Replica Shotgun Manual
    and more
    fixed.
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    I just finished reading Norwegian Wood. What a great book!
    "Beer summit '09"

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