What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by chorse123, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

    Messages:
    14,187
    Likes Received:
    1,937
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    has anyone picked up/read: [​IMG] ? i'm curious to see if it's just weird and unmanageable or actually kind of interesting.
    There's a thread on it. I read 30 pages and put it down. Pennglock is the resident Pynchon expert. http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...hlight=pynchon
     


  2. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

    Messages:
    39,490
    Likes Received:
    1,725
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    I went to see him read his garbage. Everybody in the audience was falling apart laughing, and I was just sitting there.
    LOL I can picture you doing this.
     


  3. pigmonkey

    pigmonkey New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Buddenbrooks - a great classic and a joy to read.
     


  4. Vistro

    Vistro Active Member

    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Currently reading two books:

    King of Heists: The Sensational Bank Robbery of 1878 That Shocked America
    F.T. Marinetti: Critical Writings

    I'm left feeling like I would've been best served reading Marinetti in my 20s.
     


  5. HORNS

    HORNS Senior member

    Messages:
    15,266
    Likes Received:
    3,090
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Location:
    Waiting for Saturday to Come
    These two people make me want to kill somebody, preferably them.
    I went to see him read his garbage. Everybody in the audience was falling apart laughing, and I was just sitting there.
    Well, aren't you the masochist! Even worse than I thought - you choose to live in San Francisco AND attend a reading by David Sedaris. I'm intrigued (somewhat, though - my feelings might change in 5 minutes) by your hostility towards Pollan. You got a lot of stock in IBP?? I don't think that I'm "drinking the Kool Aide" when I think that the ideas he presents is rational, objective, and based on human eating behavior that is time-tested.
     


  6. limping_decorum

    limping_decorum Senior member

    Messages:
    1,878
    Likes Received:
    55
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007

    Any suggestions for light, fun reading? I need to cleanse my palate.


    [​IMG]
     


  7. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

    Messages:
    3,244
    Likes Received:
    396
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    I never thought I'd find myself reading a comic book in adulthood, but Asterios Polyp came highly recommended. The subject matter is unusual for a comic- An aging academic architect ruminating on his life and achieving some self-awareness after a string of events.

    It's not bad at all, and the illustrations are superb.

    [​IMG]
     


  8. jhao

    jhao Senior member

    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Location:
    monterrey, mexico
    Cuentos completos # 1 by Julio Cortázar.
     


  9. youalreadyknow

    youalreadyknow Senior member

    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009


  10. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

    Messages:
    29,128
    Likes Received:
    1,309
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    Texas
    Still working on Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It's picking up rather nicely and I expect to move on to the follow-up once this one's finished.
     


  11. why

    why Senior member

    Messages:
    9,735
    Likes Received:
    405
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    A few Rudyard Kipling shorts for a little bit of fun research.
     


  12. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

    Messages:
    25,763
    Likes Received:
    3,188
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Location:
    Wit' Yo' Baby Momma
    Finished The View from a Monastery on the plane last night which also kept me from sleeping. Now I am regretting how good it was.
     


  13. racetrack

    racetrack Senior member

    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Location:
    Toronto
    [​IMG] I like to mix in a non-fiction book every now and then.
     


  14. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

    Messages:
    27,312
    Likes Received:
    1,617
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Location:
    I'M IN MIAMI, BITCH
    My adult comic book kick continues: finished Brubaker's Criminal run which was pretty damn good. Very noir and the writing was brisk. Starting on his Sleeper series now.
     


  15. Hazad

    Hazad Senior member

    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Location:
    Hollywood, Babylon
    [​IMG]

    I like to mix in a non-fiction book every now and then.


    I'm currently reading the same book.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by