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Reading thread

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

  1. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Halfway through and enjoying it.
     
  2. ipractice

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    Fell into the hype and picked up leviathan wakes two days ago.

    My schedule is as follows: work from 9-5, head straight home and read until I fall asleep lol. Maybe grab some food to eat, while reading.

    I haven't enjoyed a book like this in a long time. With these kinds of books i prefer to read really slow... So I'm only about 1/3 through but really liking it.
     
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  3. vegs

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    Only three weeks late, but what you meant was that you think Blood Meridian is better than The Road, right?
     
  4. rjbman

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    Home for break, debating between reading Philip K. Dick short stories or picking up some McCarthy from the library (I've only read The Road). Any thoughts?
     
  5. Working Stiff

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    Reading "Both Flesh and Not," David Foster Wallace essays, and just totally unreasonably excited about them.
     
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  6. g transistor

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    DFW is always a fun read.

    Just finished up re-reading Dune again, nice that it's still a fun read after all these years. Re-reading Sand County Almanac again, which I like to do pretty much once every year. Lovely book, if any of you guys are interested in nature writing, conservation, and earlier writings on man-nature relationships it's an amazing read. I never get tired of it, especially during the spring and summer when I'm outside a lot more often.
     
  7. noob in 89

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    Raymond Carver's Will You Please Shut the Fuck Up, Please?
     
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  8. Kajak

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    "A Short History of Nearly Everything" (Bill Bryson) and "E=MC^2, a biography" (David Bodanis) are my two go-to science recommendations.


    Once I finish 9 more Wheel of Time books on my final re-read, I'll probably reread Dune and actually try to get to the end of all the Herbert written sequels - I only got halfway through God Emperor, IIRC.
     
  9. Dirty Gurty

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    If you're into "science-y" stuff like that check out The Clockwork Universe, it's pretty incredible.
     
  10. Fuuma

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    Pop culture book but "internet" theory is so poor that someone has to destroy the whole edifice.

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  11. The Rural Juror

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    I'm always interested in critiques of technology, so I just requested that from my library. Thanks for the rec.I just finished Why Does the World Exist? by Jim Holt. I would definitely recommend it if you have an interest in philosophy.
     
  12. Dr Huh?

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    Last book I read was "The 25th Hour" by David Benioff. Makes me appreciate the film adaptation, which in some ways improves on the story.

    Also, I'd recommend people check out these two:

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  13. rjbman

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    So went to go find some McCarthy at the library; they didn't have any at that branch but they did have the final Wheel of Time book. Figured since I had read the first 13 might as well finish it. Just finished, have to say it was pretty long (one chapter was literally 200 pages) but I guess that's expected. Everything tied up fairly well, I was pretty content with it.

    Now to figure out what to read next... I've still got a couple short story collections lying around. Probably work on those.
     
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  14. Working Stiff

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    Under the Volcano and it's like again and again stabbing myself in the thigh with a serrated kitchen knife, but in a really beautiful way.
     
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  15. dotcomzzz

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    Should be mandatory reading for anyone in AA.
     
  16. Working Stiff

    Working Stiff Senior member

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    for everyone (or at least all unhappy people)
    Also recently read Jerzy Kosinki's Steps, which is like if Kafka wrote a book of love stories and is alarmingly great.
     
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  17. dotcomzzz

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    Yeah that's true. I remember thinking 'so that's what DTs are like'. He worked on it for so long. Completely honed it.
     
  18. noob in 89

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    Just read Walking Dead #1 alongside Frank Darabont's Walking Dead pilot script. Noting the various changes and embellishments was very instructive and edifying.

    I'm wondering if anyone has thoughts on the comic? About 19-ish issues in, I'd say it's improving greatly at all the character-driven things it sets out to do.
     
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  19. ManofKent

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    Just finished Alex Scarrow's Afterlight - not bad and better than the first one if you fancy post-apocalyptic survival.

    Currently reading Andrew Miller's Pure - I'm not much of an historical fiction reader, but it lives up to the hype.
     
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    Recently read Junot Diaz's This is how you lose her, which I ended up liking even more than Oscar Wao. Fucked up male decision making at it's finest :slayer:

    Beryl Markham's West With the Wind was unbelievable. Made me want to go run around Africa. It's one of the best memoirs I've read.

    Thinking about Leviathan Wakes next, after all the good things I've heard.
     

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