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Been working my way through the Hunger Games trilogy. I don't like sci-fi or YA fiction in general, but these are competently written.

Just finished rereading Money: A Suicide Note by Martin Amis. Fucking hysterical.
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An anthropological treatise on the possible (and impossible; e.g. Atlantis) origins of Native Americans in the New World. I love old, random books like this. Wauchope was Prof. of Anthropology at Tulane University in the 1960's.



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I've just read through 'Role Models' by John Waters, started it in bed last night, finished it this afternoon, great fun.
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Murakami is fantastic. I am eagerly awaiting the English translation of 1Q84.
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Just finished rereading the Satyricon now reading Crime and Punishment. Hitting the classics.
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Kid Nichols, you a Tulane student/alumnus? I was always fascinated by my good friend's anthro coursework in undergrad and have been wanting a classic intro. Suggestions? Currently via epub format:
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Kid Nichols, you a Tulane student/alumnus? I was always fascinated by my good friend's anthro coursework in undergrad and have been wanting a classic intro. Suggestions?

Currently via epub format:






Anthropology yes, but from Case Western Reserve Univ. & Univ. of Queensland, not Tulane. This book so far is great... I would also strongly recommend The Songlines or In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin, The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell, anything by Malcolm Gladwell or Jared Diamond and Doctor Wooreddy's Prescription for Enduring the Ending of the World by Mudrooroo. There's another good one on Papua New Guinea I have at home but the title is escaping me at the moment.
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Nicholas Storey (History of Men's Accessories).

I hope that you enjoy it.
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Funny you say this, I read the Fountainhead and enjoyed it, started Atlas Shrugged maybe a year later and only got about halfway through because, as you said, it's the same story. Guess it comes down to which you read first. Roark v. Galt, thoughts people?
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though it looks like I am the 11th or so person in this thread to do so.
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Young Stalin. The greatest crime story ever. And it's a biography.
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It's strange reading "old" fantasy, because it's much more literary than modern works in the genre. A short read - I'm already halfway through it having started this morning - but so far so good. Can't wait for Ged aka Sparrowhawk to stop being a little bitch and start killin' some shit!
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I hope that you enjoy it.
I did enjoy it! Especially interesting to me were the pub- and restaurant-recommendations for London, the section about the clubs and various other idiosyncratic gems such as the opulent and mouth-watering description of your ideal English breakfast! I'm looking forward to the third one in this little 'series' of yours.

Right now I'm reading: Bruce Boyer (Elegance) [I had started this already last year but had only read half of it due to a sudden change in my interests]. Quite like it, too.
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It's strange reading "old" fantasy, because it's much more literary than modern works in the genre. A short read - I'm already halfway through it having started this morning - but so far so good. Can't wait for Ged aka Sparrowhawk to stop being a little bitch and start killin' some shit!
Such a great series of books (I think it's up to 5 books plus assorted short stories). Compared to LeGuin's work, Harry Potter is drivel.
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