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Since Recent Purchases has started devolving into a book discussion thread, I figured it'd be better to just have a separate thread for discussing whatever SW&D is reading. So go ahead.

 

For me personally, currently reading Where I'm Calling From by Raymond Carver:

 

 

Book of a bunch of his short stories, very good.

 

After that I've got Selected Stories by Philip K. Dick:

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on the list:

count zero by william gibson
fear and loathing on the campaign trail '72 by hunter s thompson
need to finish caro's robert moses biography
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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. Not liking it as much as I did The Road, but still good.

Next up is probably the last novel in the Foundation series (sci fi), Foundation and Earth.

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Chomsky Foucault debate on human nature. If you've seen the vid this doesn't add much more, a few texts from each author.

I thought of Teger when reading omnes et singulatim so maybe he should read that (it is available online). It's a Foucault text on state, the shepherd and "police".
Edited by Fuuma - 2/20/13 at 7:49pm
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Edward W. Said Covering Islam
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I just finished The Clockwork Universe and Kitchen Confidential (both were excellent) and am currently re-reading The Great Gatsby and about to start on Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division by Peter Hook.

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Screw the short stories, got a sample of Leviathan Wakes and can't put it down. 

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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. Not liking it as much as I did The Road, but still good.
Next up is probably the last novel in the Foundation series (sci fi), Foundation and Earth.

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Just started Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End Leif GW Persson - not sure I'll get through it as the translation from Swedish doesn't seem very well done.
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last year was the year that I started to read (English or translated into English books) again. being SE Asian I had a lot to catch up, literary-wise, to most western bibliography... and probably skewed by whatever's locally available

I started with Umberto Eco's Prague Cemetery and now on to Foucault's Pendulum. I had a hunch that his writing would engross me by multifolds had I known a little more about European history. Finished Unbearable Lightness of Being last week and actually stepped back in time and started reading Beyond Good and Evil.
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last year was the year that I started to read (English or translated into English books) again. being SE Asian I had a lot to catch up, literary-wise, to most western bibliography... and probably skewed by whatever's locally available

I started with Umberto Eco's Prague Cemetery and now on to Foucault's Pendulum. I had a hunch that his writing would engross me by multifolds had I known a little more about European history. Finished Unbearable Lightness of Being last week and actually stepped back in time and started reading Beyond Good and Evil.

Nah. Foucault's pendulum is a bloated piece of shit writing. The guy is a brilliant semiologist but he writes popular novels that can be tedious. I liked the name of the rose.
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Just finished The Forever War by John Haldeman. Read it all on my iPhone. peepwall[1].gif
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Name of the Rose was decent but never could get through Foucault's Pendulum.

Currently reading 1Q84 by Murakami and then have Harvest by Jim Crace on deck.
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Currently reading In the Dust of This Planet by Eugene Thacker, and then on to David Nutt's Drugs - Without the Hot Air.
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Shouldn't this thread belong in the Entertainment and Culture board (Discuss books, movies, music, nightlife, daylife, sports, and whatever else entertains you)?

http://www.styleforum.net/f/9/entertainment-and-culture
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