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brain foods and reading material

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by chicken bone, Sep 6, 2001.

  1. chicken bone

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    brain foods and reading material

    Discussion started by chicken bone - Sep 6, 2001

    what are some of the most original and weird books you've read?? right now i need something different but i dont know where to look.

    heres one for you:

    V. by Thomas Pynchon

    i read it about a year ago, and now its sort of stuck in the back in my head, and i remember the storyline as if it were apart of my own distant memory.. have any of you read this book?

    brain fart!
     
  2. imported_Tesseract - Replied Sep 6, 2001

    I love this thread http://www.12ozprophet.com/ubb//biggrin.gif'>

    Heres some i really liked:

    "The beach" by alex garland

    "The tesseract" by the same author(ooops i reveald my self)

    "High Fidelity" by nick hornby
    (Its all about girls...and the evil that they do to us!)

    "Needle in the groove" i dont know who wrote that.
     
  3. chicken bone

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    chicken bone - Replied Sep 6, 2001

    yeah i was going to read 'high fidelity' but then it just so happened that the movie came to me first (bad chicken bone!)

    it was actually really funny. all these references to obscure records that i own and funny record collecter/DJ habits.. if any of you are DJ's on this board, you should either read or watch the movie.

    heres another good book:

    The Trial by Franz Kafka

    remember, only weird and out-of-the-ordinary books please.

    i'll check out The Tesseract, Tesseract.

    thanks.
     
  4. imported_Tesseract - Replied Sep 6, 2001

    If you are interested in music,you really should pick "Needle in the groove"
    I havent actually read it but my sister did and told me what is all about.
    Its about a band that creates an organic device like a music recorder or something.
    They record the music to it and let it play.
    That recorder responds to things as we do and plays the music different each time.alternating the whole thing depending on its condition.
    So they start to expirement with that,they shoot heroin on it to hear how will it the music after that.Sounds interesting.
     
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    EatMorGlue - Replied Sep 6, 2001

    weird and out of the ordinary? read william faulkner's _the sound and the fury_ if you haven't already. that book gets a big what the fuck from me.
     
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    teister - Replied Sep 6, 2001

    Anything by Aldous Huxley (try Island) or ...shit, I forget the title now. I'll have to get back to you later.
     
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    hipnos - Replied Sep 6, 2001

    neuromancer by william gibson. straight man by richard russo....
     
  8. tow up from tha flow up !

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    tow up from tha flow up ! - Replied Sep 6, 2001

    you want brain food... eat nothing but raw, uncooked fruits, veggies, nuts, and sprouts for a couple weeks. Once your body gets done detoxing all its waste build up, you will feel like you just snorted 20 ridalins.

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    cracked ass - Replied Sep 7, 2001

    Mark Leyner - Et Tu, Babe
     
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    WebsterUno - Replied Sep 7, 2001

    Godd Read:
    Crime Partners-Donald Goines
    (cuzz it felt like I was watching a Tarantino flick) http://www.12ozprophet.com/ubb//wink.gif'>

    Brain Food:
    a Turkey and Cheese sandwich, for lunch, will boost your energy, versus 5 steak tacos, which would bring you down and make you sleepy. (during work)
    Blueberries help to circulate your blood, plus theyre a natural antioxidant, a cleanser. I guess thats brain food.
     
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    alkaline - Replied Sep 7, 2001

    The Immortal Class by Travis Hugh Culley – Part messenger autobiography, part bicycle philosophy. Non-fiction.

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    Stonecutters #1
     
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    Boognish - Replied Sep 7, 2001

    Anything by Chuck Palahniuk. He wrote the book Fight Club was based on. I don't think he's that talented of a writer, but has twisted ideas.
     
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    beardo - Replied Sep 7, 2001

    the cosmic serpant. its about ties between DNA and hallucinations of shamen in the amazon. sick sick sick stuff. dont recall the author off hand, but this book is amazing. dosoner and cracked should give this one a look.

    fr8oh.. did you ever pick this one up, id really like to hear what you think of it

    [This message has been edited by beardo (edited 09-06-2001).]
     
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    shyster - Replied Sep 7, 2001

    naked lunch & the yage letters : william burroughs

    ham on rye, post office, & play the piano drunk like a percussion instrument : charles bukowski

    tropic of cancer : henry miller

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  15. fr8lover

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    fr8lover - Replied Sep 7, 2001

    that is a great book...i love english comedy books...their humor is cool, real dry.