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Reading thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by rjbman, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. rjbman

    rjbman Senior member

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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:
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    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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  2. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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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
     
  3. vegs

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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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  4. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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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".
     
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  5. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    Edward W. Said Covering Islam
     
  6. Dirty Gurty

    Dirty Gurty Senior member

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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.
     
  7. rjbman

    rjbman Senior member

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

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    this is a wrong opinion :(
     
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  9. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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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.
     
  10. kashmir

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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.
     
  11. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    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. :hide:
     
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  13. slide13

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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.
     
  14. dwyhajlo

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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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  16. sipang

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    No, this is a SW&D reading thread.
     
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  17. nineohtoo

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    I seriously just read that last week myself. I'm currently reading Junot Diaz' "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" and I've been sort of neglecting Jonathen Lethem's The Ecstasy of Influence along with a small pile of comics beside my bed.
     
  18. dotcomzzz

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    Did you get to the first Comanche scene?
     
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  19. MichaelPemulis

    MichaelPemulis Senior member

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    Just finished Art of Fielding (solid book to read as spring training opens up for baseball fans) and The Fault in Our Stars, both were pretty good easy readin'.

    Started Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore last night, seems promising.
     
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