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What are you reading?

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

  1. JFST

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    So far enjoying it.
     
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    This is my poolside escape book. Nice, little James Bond-esque kind of read.
     
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    Any recommendations for Czech writers or books set in Prague? Planning to head to an lbs to pick up some Kundera and Kafka before I head oversees to the CR.
     
  5. JFST

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    Try The good soldier schweik by jaroslav hasek, very funny and enjoyable
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    Not set in Prague, but...

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    I'm halfway through this book now and agree that it could have been edited a lot better. I feel like I could read the first two pages of each chapter and get everything.
     
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    Read A Confederacy of Dunces while on vacation, was hilarious. I know a couple real life Ignatius Reillys.

    Reading Mein Kampf now.
     
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    Reading Mein Kampf now.[/quote]

    It must be a struggle.
     
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    I have a copy of Mein Kampf in Japanese. :eh:
     
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    I've never read any of his books, but I always enjoyed reading Mike Royko's columns back in the day. Maybe I'll have to give this one a shot.
     
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    The Penguin History of Economics by Backhouse
     
  14. HORNS

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    I've had this book for a year now and finally getting around to reading it. After about five days, I'm 300+ pages into it because I am enjoying it so much:

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    Good so far, but I'm afraid the author might be looking at ol' Jenghy through yellow-tinted glasses. Whenever I want to buy an history book, I research to see what one is regarded as the "most definitive" because I usually don't read multiple books on the same subjects, too much redundancy in life.
     
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    anybody have any recs on which william gibson novel to start reading?

    also i want to read something by zizek but i dont know anything about lacanian psychoanalysis or hegel or marx. where to start?
     
  17. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Go back to the beginning with Gibson with Neuromancer as for Lacan try Jacques Lacan by Anika Lemaire its a good introduction. You read any Freud?
     
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    About to close this great series, one of my favorite masterpieces

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    I'd say Neuromancer....gotta start at the beginning w/ Gibson.
     
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    Walter Mosley, "Rose Gold"
     

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