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literature.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by rules for mules, Sep 8, 2001.

  1. for those who read, what are you currently reading and what have been some of your favorite books?

    right now, i am reading -
    eyeless in gaza - a. huxley
    portrait of the artist as a young man - j. joyce

    i recommend the following books -
    tropic of cancer - h. miller
    catcher in the rye - j.d. salinger
    candide - voltaire
    ham and rye - c. bukowski

    thank you and good night.
     
  2. brown twinkie

    brown twinkie Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2001 Messages: 8,127 Likes Received: 0
    flatland: a romance of dimensions by edwin a. abbott
    .
    the gutenberg galaxy by mcluhan.....................this book is taking
    me a friggin' long time to finish/understand. dood is beyond me by a billion lightyears.
    as far as recommendations, my fried brain is thinking the count of monte christo and weaveworld for some reason. haha........oh.....ugh....
    i'm toasted.
    bed.
     
  3. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 175
    in the last 3 weeks I've read:
    Fools Crow - James Welch
    V is for Victor - Mark Childress
    At Play in the Fields of the Lord - Peter Matthiessen
    Breakfast on Pluto - Patrick McCabe
    Like a Hole in the Head - Jen Banbury
    A is for Alibi - Sue Grafton
    B is for Burglar - ""
    C is for Corpse - ""
    D is for Deadbeat - ""
    E is for Evidence - ""
    Cuba Libre - Elmore Leonard
    Big Trouble - Dave Barry
    L.A. Confidential - James Ellroy
    Freaky Deaky - Elmore Leonard

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    2 Can Sam
     
  4. Chicken George

    Chicken George Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 288 Likes Received: 0
    i have digital cable and i have a menu that tells me whats on. thats all iv read in the last year. that and life sucks die. oh and my application for work. and maybe a menu or two
     
  5. kid toucher

    kid toucher Member

    Joined: Jul 17, 2001 Messages: 650 Likes Received: 0
    currently reading: house of leaves by mark z. danielewski
    and breakfast of champions by kurt vonnegut

    favorites:
    behold a pale horse by william cooper
    bluebeard by kurt vonnegut


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    Cock in one hand gun in the other
    100 and 10 degrees outside
     
  6. EatMorGlue

    EatMorGlue Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 22, 2000 Messages: 1,919 Likes Received: 1
    we're reading portrait of the artist in my english class right now. next up is selected poetry by rilke and then stories by kafka.

    i recommend the dollmaker by harriette arnow and letters from the earth by mark twain.
     
  7. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 40
    the bigrraphy of nelson mandella.
     
  8. DISCO BRYSO

    DISCO BRYSO Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2001 Messages: 1,889 Likes Received: 0
    The Phantom Tollbooth kicks serious butt, by Norton Jester.

    Rule of the Bone is also an awesome book, I loved it, and it's a quick, exciting read. by Russell Banks. also wrote Ice Storm and the Sweet Hereafter.

    Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, has been recommended by me to everyone I know for the past few years.

    Dharma Bums by Kerouac. this book is almost better than On the Road. genius!

    The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Alex Haley is profound. everyone should read this.
    ...
    there are many more books that are universal musts. this is a good topic, I'm always looking for prospective reading material. keep it up.
     
  9. asteriskoner

    asteriskoner Banned

    Joined: Aug 13, 2001 Messages: 197 Likes Received: 0
    any book by bukowski and burroughs are good reads. breakfast of champions by kurt vonnegut i just got.
     
  10. pacman

    pacman Member

    Joined: May 29, 2001 Messages: 479 Likes Received: 1
    "The Streetsigns of My City"
    by D.R. Ivingaround
     
  11. krs702

    krs702 Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 6, 2000 Messages: 1,212 Likes Received: 0
    malcolm x autobiography

    and timeline for school..(which i chose to read).. its by the guy who wrote jurrasic park..

    i wanna read the Assata autobiography but i havent bought it..

    also...catcher in the rye.. is a great book.. if you dont like to read.. you should still read this.. its a book writin in a way as a teenager its great..

    i saw the new the onion book .. it was fucking great..
     
  12. boxcarwilly

    boxcarwilly Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 8, 2000 Messages: 1,288 Likes Received: 0
    rite now i am in the middle of
    on the road-kerouac (15th time)
    1984-orwell
    nityananda caritamrta-vrndavan dasa thakur
    online readings of
    morrison
    rilke
    dylan fucking thomas
    meirue (http://www.angelfire.com/nj2/thesubtlesymphony/direction.html)
    conor oberst (bright eyes)

    i have to agree with these recommendations highly:
    tropic of cancer - h. miller
    catcher in the rye - j.d. salinger
    ham and rye - c. bukowski


    and i am gonna add afew:
    naked lunch-burroughs
    prabhupada (aka your ever well-wisher)- satsvarupa maharaj
    100 years of solitude-marquez
    war and peace-tolstoy
    house of the dead-dostoevsky
    animal liberation- peter singer

    authors you should look into:
    frantz fanon
    che guevara
    kerouac (duh)
    mencken
    soren damn kierkegaard.
     
  13. cese

    cese Member

    Joined: Apr 20, 2001 Messages: 588 Likes Received: 0
    CURRENTLY IT IS BOMB THE SUBURBS
     
  14. willy,
    have you read any rimbaud?
     
  15. Im currently reading the bible all the way through.
     
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