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literature.

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

  1. literature.

    Discussion started by rules for mules - Sep 8, 2001

    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 12oz Veteran Member

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    brown twinkie - Replied Sep 8, 2001

    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.
     
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  3. Smart

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    Smart - Replied Sep 8, 2001

    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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    Chicken George - Replied Sep 8, 2001

    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
     
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  5. kid toucher

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    kid toucher - Replied Sep 8, 2001

    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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    100 and 10 degrees outside
     
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    EatMorGlue - Replied Sep 8, 2001

    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.
     
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    the bigrraphy of nelson mandella.
     
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    DISCO BRYSO - Replied Sep 8, 2001

    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.
     
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    asteriskoner - Replied Sep 8, 2001

    any book by bukowski and burroughs are good reads. breakfast of champions by kurt vonnegut i just got.
     
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    pacman - Replied Sep 8, 2001

    "The Streetsigns of My City"
    by D.R. Ivingaround
     
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    krs702 - Replied Sep 8, 2001

    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..
     
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    boxcarwilly - Replied Sep 8, 2001

    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.
     
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    cese - Replied Sep 9, 2001

    CURRENTLY IT IS BOMB THE SUBURBS
     
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  14. rules for mules - Replied Sep 9, 2001

    willy,
    have you read any rimbaud?
     
  15. iced out mocha - Replied Sep 9, 2001

    Im currently reading the bible all the way through.