What are you reading?

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  1. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    The Grapes of Wrath. I wish I had read this earlier, but at the same time I love the feeling of reading something this incredible for the first time.

    fuck that book and its use of the 'O' word.
     


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    gorgekko Senior member

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    An advance copy of Christopher Buckley's Supreme Courtship -- about a president who nominates a TV judge to the U.S. Supreme Court.
     


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    I've almost finished reading a 'borrowed' copy of The Dice Man which I think I'll decline to return.
     


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    Kas Senior member

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    Napoleon - On the Art of War
    A collection of correspondence from Napoleon to his officers by Jay Luvaas.

    Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho
    Getting it in the mail tomorrow.
     


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    binge Senior member

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    The History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell.
     


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    lawyerdad Senior member

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    fuck that book and its use of the 'O' word.

    Okie? Did you burn your copy along with Huckleberry Finn?
     


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    Finishing up 'Phaedrus' and halfway through Pale Fire.
     


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    Two books on reading and interpereting body language... Insightful so far...
     


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    Noam Chomsky's "Failed States" - a bit over my head on the intro, but we'll see how it progresses.
    It assumes too heavily you know wtf he's talking about in the first place, as opposed to learning about it by reading. And i have a pretty wide ranged vocabulary [for my age], but some of the words he uses are just too much
     


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    gnatty8 Senior member

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    The Economic Naturalist.
     


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    Just finished Garden of Eden by Hemingway

    Starting Heart of Darkness by Conrad and Confessions by Augustine for class
     


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    Joe E Taleo Senior member

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    fuck that book and its use of the 'O' word.
    Okies are the only folks that Steinbeck had any respect for in this book. Just read a hilarious passage about 'Reds'. I'm paraphrasing so forgive me. 'What's a red?' 'A red's someone who would rather make 30 cents a hour than 25 cents a hour.' 'Well damn, then I guess I'm a red too!'
     


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    eg1 Senior member

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    Just finished Garden of Eden by Hemingway

    Starting Heart of Darkness by Conrad and Confessions by Augustine for class


    That is one that rewards re-reading -- it is very densely allusive.

    Right now, Peter Watson's Ideas: a history from fire to Freud
     


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    Rubirosa New Member

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    Now: Peter Drucker - The post capitalist society

    Next: Neil Gaiman & Terry Prachett - Good Omens
     


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    Sarah Palin's Memoirs of a Hockey Mother
     


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