Umberto Eco - Travels in Hyperreality
Don DeLillo - Underworld
Italo Calvino - 6 Memos for a New Millenium
and my aesthetics textbooks for school this quarter.
I don't read, I watch TV.
No, just kidding. I'm reading Aporias by Derrida. I can't decide if it's depressing or strangely uplifting.
Reading The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. It's pretty decent for her first book. Has anyone here read Time's Arrow by Martin Amis? If so, what did you think of it?
At first, I thought it should have been longer with more character development. But then I decided if the book had been any longer, the whole backwards theme would have gotten old. And while I don't want to see many more books like this come out, I think it might have been one of my favorite reads of the year.
"Saturday" by Ian McEwan, Milton's "Paradise Lost," and endless articles/essays for grad school.
I'd recommend Rob Sheffield's "Love Is a Mix Tape" for all you music fans out there, especially those of you "of a certain age," like me (late 20's/early 30's). It's bound to bring back some memories, and Sheffield's a funny guy.
I just started reading "Rebels on the Backlot", a book that traces the history of directors Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, David Fincher, Steven Soderbergh, Spike Jonze, and David O. Russell, while I was doing my laundry.
I'm going to leave now and go read some more.
I am now reading the 2nd book in this Stephen R Donaldson fantasy series about (character) Thomas Covenant. It's called The Illearth War. The series is starting to get a bit more interesting. Now not only is there a leper who gets to escape to a fantasy world, there's a blind man too.
For anyone out there who enjoys a good fantasy novel
Runelord Series by David Farland --- awesome books, one aspect is based on being able to take other people attributes and bestow them upon yourself, ie one man being as strong as 15 as fast as 10 and with the sight and beauty of 40, just some crazy shit, good writer as well
Dragonlance by Margaret Weis --- classic fantasy story and easy reading
Kings Dragon(Crown of Stars Series) by Kate Elliot --- excellent writer and fantastic story line, very descriptive and entertaining.
I'm currently reading The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure.
I've got some Ray Bradbury on the go right now as well. I also saw a new Gaiman at the book store the other day which I plan on picking up as soon as it shows up at Fair's Fair. He never disappoints me.
Bicycle, you're keeping me sane.
Reading Slaughterhouse-Five by Vonnegut, E.L. "Bob" Bartlett: A Life In Politics by Claus Naske and Alaska: An American Colony by Stephen Haycox.
The last two are for a documentary I'm interning on. I'm not ordinarily into the Alaska political histories much.
Tomaz, I thought the same thing about Interface... worst part is the ending, which is very improbable. To the point of silliness. And not the good kind. Stephenson should stick to writing books solo, is what it is.
I am reading Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethen
I like it a lot, probably because I like reading about early 70s Brooklyn and the author goes into a lot of detail of streets and scenarios.
I am going to get so blown to Cypress Hill while they play.
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There are a few authors where I will pick up and read anything they've written without a second thought. Cormac McCarthy, Larry McMurtry, Ian McEwan, Roddy Doyle, Neil Stephenson, Nick Hornby. others too but I cant think of them right now.
Fui quod es, eris quod sum. I once was what you are, you will be what I am - epitaph carved on Roman gravestones.
I don't have any good book suggestions right now. Hmm. I'm also still reading Blood Meridian. I am slow.
Watchoo reading FOR.....
A teenage dream, so hard to beat...
the best book i have read in the last few years is "the time travelors wife" by audrey n.... EVERYONE who i bought it for or read it on my recommendation has told me they loved it... it was outside my normal reading genre but i took a chance because the cover art caught my attention...
"conversation is a game of circles and i'm getting dizzy-- bye"
I'm going to feel retarded after posting this considering the books you're all reading (I read a lot of different books though so not really) but right now I'm reading 'The Alphabet of Manliness' by Maddox. I can't help it I find him to be all sorts of funny. That book and both books by 'Tucker Max' make me laugh so hard I almost piss myself, especially Tuckers.
Strangers with this kind of honesty make me go a big rubbery one