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Suggested Reading

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Jose Cuervo, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. Jose Cuervo

    Jose Cuervo New Jack

    Joined: Aug 22, 2002 Messages: 80 Likes Received: 0
    I just learned how to read last week.
    I am currently reading YOU SHALL KNOW OUR VELOCITY by Dave Eggers. Interesting book. Check it out if you know how to read like me.

    Post favorites and short descriptions if you have a lot of time on your hands like I do.

    Sorry if there is a thread like this already.
  2. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623

    anyway, read chuck palahniuk..the fight club guy
  3. caL

    caL Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 2,056 Likes Received: 0
    thats all i see that guy post is numbers "first, second"
    i dont really read but my friend said that Chuck Palahniuk
    is a good writer. u know, the guy that wrote fight club.
    check out his other books
  4. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2003 Messages: 647 Likes Received: 0
    Read Douglas Adams- Last Chance to See

    I haven't read into it much, only the first thirty or fourty pages while in a book store, and it seems really good (if you like DA). He traveled around looking for endangered animals with one other cat (whose name I can't recall....some scientist/ preservationist kinda guy).

    That's the only one I've got for now...
  5. j

    j Guest

    The Wisdom Of Insecurity by Alan Watts

    KING BLING Guest

    Man have you not caught on that this will ultimately lead to you being banned?


    Hells Angels by Hunter S. Thompson
    The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present by Howard Zinn
  7. Jose Cuervo

    Jose Cuervo New Jack

    Joined: Aug 22, 2002 Messages: 80 Likes Received: 0
    A lot of you have probably read this already, (I hear it's required at a lot of schools) but I just recently read Ishmael by Daniel Quinn for a class. Without sounding like a total hipppie, it really gave me a different perspective on how we live our lives on a daily basis and how selfish most of us are in treating the world like it belongs to each of us.

    No, I don't wear patchouli.
  8. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,278 Likes Received: 240
  9. mapo returns

    mapo returns Member

    Joined: May 4, 2003 Messages: 687 Likes Received: 0
    i hate when people post bullshit books to make themselves look smart.

    Mapo's Book Reviews. I dont read any fiction at all. Fiction is the work of the devil. True shit only please.

    Nickel and Dimed - Its a story of a upper middle-class journalist who actually lives and works as a member of the 'working poor'. As a maid, a waitress, etc and lives entirely on her paychecks made from these jobs.

    Absolutely American - A book about a journalist who lived among a West Point class from freshmen year until graduation.

    Devils Knot - A book about the West Memphis 3. Three boys in West Memphis Arkansas accused of being in a cult which led to the murder of 3 eight year old boys in what prosecutors described as a sacrifice killing. There was no evidence at all against the the 3, yet they were convicted.
  10. sadangry

    sadangry Junior Member

    Joined: Jan 8, 2003 Messages: 156 Likes Received: 0
    ^^^^Yeah Im not too into non-fiction. Ill read it but it doesnt usually keep my interest, depends on the book, and I do like the way Chuck P. writes. Im almost finished with NEWJACK ByTed Conover, this guy became a CO so he could write about the prison system. Pretty dope book, kind of a slow read. And I just finished 25th hour which I really enjoyed.
  11. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    can someone suggest something on a bit of an optimistic note, w/ out the corniness of being optimistic? everything i've read recently has been rather depressing... i've turned to my old comic books in the mean time
  12. master bates

    master bates New Jack

    Joined: Jul 21, 2002 Messages: 73 Likes Received: 0
    Manchild in the Promise Land I forget who's it by but it's a really good book about a guy growing up in New York
  13. Kettiecat

    Kettiecat Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 27, 2002 Messages: 1,122 Likes Received: 0
    Quotes from my favorite book

    Zen and the art of motorcycle mainenance- Robert pirsig

    "I never confront them with the question. It's better to just get along."

    "There are human forces stronger than logic. There always have been..."

    "...to see if in that strange separation of what man is from what man does we may have soem clues as to what the hell has gone wrong in this twentieth century."

    "He felt that institutions such as schools, churches, governments, and political organizations of every sort all tended to direct thought for ends other than truth, for the perpetuation their own functions, and for the control of individuals in the service of these functions."

    "It was reason itself that was ugly and there seemed no way to get free."

    "The best students are flunking. Every good teacher knows that."

    "if you really don't care you aren't going to know its wrong. The thought will never occur to you. The act of pronouncing it wrong is a form of caring"

    "Schools teach you to imitate."

    "To live only for some future goal is shallow."

    "The real cycle that you are working on is a cycle called yourself."
  14. j

    j Guest

    word [​IMG]
  15. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    Carter Beats The Devil by Glen David Gold
    It's fun, exciting, mysterious and a little bit thrilling
    without all the sap usually associated with the previously mentioned traits.
    It's about a magician in the time of Houdini who gets involved in the
    death of a president, the beginings of the secret service and the battle
    between magicians to out do each other. Really good reading.

    It's one of those 'winter-no-sunlight-need-a-smile' books.


    I'm currently readin the Quar'an.
    It's about this Allah guy who knows everything and is all forgiving
    but it's also about how you'll end up in eternal flames if you piss him off.
    Then there's some stuff about how many goats you need to trade for
    you third wife and some stuff like that. Did you know that an Islamic man
    is allowed to marry a Christian or a Jewish woman but an Islamic woman
    cant. I mean they cant marry a non-Islamic man, not marrying another woman. But I bet they dont approve of that either.