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Books: Everybody Get Your Read On

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by H. Lecter, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. H. Lecter

    H. Lecter Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2004 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 4
    Thread idea and name courtesy of BZAR URN TCK...

    Favourite books or books which you feel should be acknowledged...

    noteable excerpts welcome....

  2. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
  3. doublebase

    doublebase New Jack

    Joined: May 26, 2005 Messages: 13 Likes Received: 0
  4. mackfatsoe

    mackfatsoe Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 6,532 Likes Received: 168
    Just read Lullaby by Palanuik (sp) and now im reading Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger.

    Lullaby was pretty good.
  5. WhiteOx

    WhiteOx Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2003 Messages: 3,691 Likes Received: 0
    the last book I read. written by an NVA soldier who survived the vietnam war

    he was one of less than 10 from 600 in his battalian who survived tens years of fighting. some of his friends were killed on V-DAY (the day the North vietnamese won). In the book they smoke some sort of halucengenic root and see headless ghosts of black american soldiers, holding lanterns walking through the jungle. the book is really depressing but good.

    the next book I plan to read is neville shute's "on the beach" after really liking the mini series
  6. Bunyip

    Bunyip Junior Member

    Joined: May 29, 2005 Messages: 195 Likes Received: 0
    Jose Saramago - Blindness
  7. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 4,703 Likes Received: 0
    "Roots" By Alex Haley needs to be acknowledged. Always will make me know that things can get a lot worse. First read it when I was 12.

    Curently reading: "Salt: A World History" by Mark Kurlansky.
  8. perve

    perve Guest

    just read a book called colors insulting to nature "cintra wilson" pretty good.
    im currently reading naked lunch by william burroughs.............
  9. CamAlmighty

    CamAlmighty Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 25, 2003 Messages: 1,070 Likes Received: 0
    A timeless classic.

  10. CamAlmighty

    CamAlmighty Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 25, 2003 Messages: 1,070 Likes Received: 0
    A Catcher In The Rye isn't bad either.
  11. Theo Huxtable

    Theo Huxtable Banned

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  12. Theo Huxtable

    Theo Huxtable Banned

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    sounds interesting. i'll look in to it. i've read a whole bunch of books about vietnam written by soldiers, generals, journalists, etc. from the american side but i've wanted to read one from an NVA or VC experience.
  13. dubsface

    dubsface Member

    Joined: May 26, 2005 Messages: 488 Likes Received: 0
    Just fineshed:
    Diary of an Emotional Idiot by M. Estep
    Great read, heres an excerpt:
    "White people dancing can be embarassing. Like heavy petting with someone you've known for many years and never thought of in sexual terms. Suddenly, your hand is down his pants. You fit your paw around his appendage, you look into his face and see that it is the face of your friend Buddy, for whom you never had sexual feelings. And now, for some unfathomable reason, your hand is down his pants and you are profoundly embarassed. "

    Now reading:
    The Subterreneans by Kerouac
  14. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down
    Anne Fadiman

    Just finished this...non-fiction. It's about a little Hmong girl who had epilepsy in Merced, California. Mostly though...it involves the disaster that took place when the Hmong culture met Western medicine, and how the two were just an awful match. The medical language is a little off-putting sometimes, but Fadiman writes really wonderfully and that kept me interested. It was worth the read just to learn a little about the Hmong culture which sounds beautiful in its intricacies.

    "The Hmong have a phrase, bais cuaj txub kaum txub, which means "to speak of all kinds of things." It is often used at the beginning of an oral narrative as a way of reminding the listeners that the world is full of things that may not seem to be connected but actually are; that no event occurs in isolation; that you can miss a lot by sticking to the point; and that the storyteller is likely to be rather long-winded. I once heard Nao Kao Lee begin a description of his village in Laos by saying, "It was where I was born and where my father was born and died and was buried and where my father's father died and was buried, but my father's father was born in China and to tell you about that would take all night." If a Hmong tells a fable, for example, about Why Animals Cannot Talk or Why Doodble Bugs Roll Balls of Dung, he is likely to begin with the beginning of the world."


    Gonna start Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman today
  15. arc7hyp-1

    arc7hyp-1 Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2002 Messages: 260 Likes Received: 0
    just finished american psycho and it was awesome, so much better then the movie which was good

    im about to finish big brother is watching by elaine landau and its pretty boring i must say

    after that im gonna read weaverworld by clive barker


    a friend of mine is getting b o o k w o r m tattoed on his knuckles sometime soon