General Discussion: what are you reading?


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Dasein
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1428 posts since 1/11/09

10 Feb 2011 22:04
phikz wrote: Currently reading Beyond good & evil - Nietzsche

what's that like?
ross
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872 posts since 6/2/10

11 Feb 2011 00:25
shock doctrine by naomi klein at the minute. not much of a reader but this is pretty cool.
alchemist
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391 posts since 27/2/07

11 Feb 2011 00:40
Dasein wrote:
phikz wrote: Currently reading Beyond good & evil - Nietzsche

what's that like?

errrr, like, one of the best books ever written. a worldwide classic.

lrn2philosophy
bruk
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3528 posts since 2/11/06

11 Feb 2011 00:54
i tend to read a whole bunch of books at any one time, so currently on the go are….

Cormac McCarthy : The sunset limited (a play, very short, will finish it tomorrow, so far so good)
Lucian Randall: Disgusting Bliss the Brass Eye of Chris Morris (interesting if you like his work and want to dig a little deeper)
Alexander Masters: Stuart, a life backwards (great insight into homlessness via an unlikely friendship… midway through, pretty compulsive)
Steve Toltz: Fraction of the whole (blackly comic, strange, quite moving at times… its a long ass book but worth sticking with!)
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

11 Feb 2011 09:53
Mario Vargas Llosa - The Time of the hero.

Great read. Prose is fantastic and the shifting perspectives are cool
Dasein
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1428 posts since 1/11/09

11 Feb 2011 10:35
alchemist wrote:
Dasein wrote:
phikz wrote: Currently reading Beyond good & evil - Nietzsche

what's that like?

errrr, like, one of the best books ever written. a worldwide classic.

lrn2philosophy

why?
gawkrodger
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7499 posts since 4/11/08

11 Feb 2011 12:46
Zizek - Violence: six sideways reflections
Cleaver - Reading Marx Politically
Garcia Marquez - The Autumn of the Patriach
deuce
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13694 posts since 21/1/08

11 Feb 2011 12:51
where do most of you read? i find it hard to just read sat at home, when instead i could be listening to music/chatting to hot girls on the internet aaaaaaaall day etc
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

11 Feb 2011 12:56
Lunchbreak if i dont meet friends and at home for 30mins-1hr before bed
Commander_Venus
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8620 posts since 16/7/06

11 Feb 2011 14:39
Jordan wrote: where do most of you read? i find it hard to just read sat at home, when instead i could be listening to music/chatting to hot girls on the internet aaaaaaaall day etc

Before bed.
chinaski
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336 posts since 15/7/10

11 Feb 2011 15:10
Jordan wrote: where do most of you read? i find it hard to just read sat at home, when instead i could be listening to music/chatting to hot girls on the internet aaaaaaaall day etc
on the tube/bus
JustinCredible
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2521 posts since 11/6/08

18 Mar 2011 21:02
Just finished the killer inside me, excellent read if a little short.

Started crime and punishment yesterday
Oasisunit
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5169 posts since 8/5/03

18 Mar 2011 21:33
Jordan wrote: where do most of you read? i find it hard to just read sat at home, when instead i could be listening to music/chatting to hot girls on the internet aaaaaaaall day etc
well I wear my best clobber, go to starbucks and get chatted up by milfs whilst reading
FrIEND
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13435 posts since 27/11/03

1 Apr 2011 11:28
finished mobs recommendation of "under and alone", thought it was good and very interesting - didnt even know biker gangs really still/ever existed.

ending "Hater" now - kinda post apocalyptic story about a large % of the human race suddenly turning violent on each other through fear. Guillermo Del Toro's allegedly bought the rights and is producing a film.


anyone got any more suggestions?

FrIEND
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13435 posts since 27/11/03

1 Apr 2011 11:31
Commander_Venus wrote:
Jordan wrote: where do most of you read? i find it hard to just read sat at home, when instead i could be listening to music/chatting to hot girls on the internet aaaaaaaall day etc

Before bed.

Ulster_Blue
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5208 posts since 16/7/06

1 Apr 2011 11:31
If you liked the post-apocalyptic stuff Death of Grass is good and I enoyed Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

1 Apr 2011 11:41
FrIEND wrote: finished mobs recommendation of "under and alone", thought it was good and very interesting - didnt even know biker gangs really still/ever existed.

ending "Hater" now - kinda post apocalyptic story about a large % of the human race suddenly turning violent on each other through fear. Guillermo Del Toro's allegedly bought the rights and is producing a film.


anyone got any more suggestions?

FrIEND
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13435 posts since 27/11/03

1 Apr 2011 11:46
Cool thanks
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

5 Apr 2011 19:52
Just finished reading american psycho, proper messed up! Trying to read up on the "classics" anyone recommend a good read? what about any other of Bred Easton Ellis's books?
jimmie_boy
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33 posts since 28/2/11

5 Apr 2011 20:02
ive read glamorama and less than zero both by him as well, they are good but not as good as american psycho, imo

other 'classics' include

underworld - don delillo
seize the day - saul bellow
a confederacy of dunces - john kennedy toole
on the road - jack kerouac
catch 22 - joseph heller

and many many others