What are you reading?

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  1. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    I picked up A Wild Sheep Chase because of all the praise it got here, and I have to say I loved it.

    Now I'm reading Infinite Jest.
     


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    Michael Ruhlman had a great write-up on his blog about it. Admitted that he cried at the end of it. I am very interested in seeing this.

    I cried more at this movie than any I've ever seen. That's not saying much, as I've only cried watching a couple movies and usually only at the key cry inducing moment...but still...

    I won't ruin it, but one scene involving the death of a 2.5 year old was sad (and frustrating). I have a 2+ year old as well so it kind of hit home.

    Until the very end there's a build-up of an overwhelming feeling of helplessness. As the movie unfolds you learn more and more about just how fucked up the food production system is in the US, but you also realize more and more how hard it is to fight it.
     


  3. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I cried more at this movie than any I've ever seen. That's not saying much, as I've only cried watching a couple movies and usually only at the key cry inducing moment...but still...

    I won't ruin it, but one scene involving the death of a 2.5 year old was sad (and frustrating). I have a 2+ year old as well so it kind of hit home.

    Until the very end there's a build-up of an overwhelming feeling of helplessness. As the movie unfolds you learn more and more about just how fucked up the food production system is in the US, but you also realize more and more how hard it is to fight it.


    Have you seen the movie "Future of Food"?? It was made by Debra Koons Garcia, the widow of Jerry Garcia. It was very good and moving, IMO. From what I understand, Food, Inc. talks a lot about Monsanto, etc, and that is also what this movie is about. I'd recommend it if you're into that kind of thing, which it appears you are.
     


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    will look it up...thanks!
     


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    Whoa - what was it like to read that?

    I truly expected to find the names of some of my cousins among the methheads. I was pleasantly surprised not to.
     


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    Bio of Jefferson Davis
     


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    New Pynchon tomorrow. Anyone planning to pick it up?
     


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    The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. It is very well done.

    The was much better than I thought it was going to be. Supposedly is the first detective novel.

    Went to the beach and read Quiet Teacher by Arthur Rosenfeld. Big mistake. Got caught by an advertisement. "If you like medieval fiction, martial arts and mystery, you'll love this book." It sucked.

    On the same trip, then read The Black Dahlia which was much better. No, that's an understatement. Just in a whole different class. Was the first Ellroy novel that I'd read, so I've ordered The Big Nowhere to read next.
     


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    Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake, by Northrop Frye.
     


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    Finished The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. Now starting Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
     


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    I'm having a good time with this.

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    Finished The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. Now starting Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

    great books
     


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    The Talented Mr. Ripley Patricia Highsmith
    A Journey Through Economic Time John Kenneth Galbraith
     


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