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What Book Are You Reading? Pt. 14 (bak 2 skool edishun)

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Weapon X, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    Hello. I started school last week, and am not looking forward to endless hours of sleeping in class, and watching football and hockey and baseball instead of doing homework.

    Yesterday, for my birthday, I was given "The Thinking Fan's Guide to Baseball, Third Edition" by Leonard Koppet; forward by Pat Gillick. Supposedly, it's the first analytical book on baseball.

    I wish I had received this gift earlier, and had had tickets to the Mariners/Jays series, because I would have gotten Mr. Gillick to sign it, as he works as a consultant with the M's now.

    Also, I am reading Somerset Maugham's "The Magician". So far, so damn good. The magician is such a pompous, arrogant, educated man...I love his dialogue!

    What book are you reading?














    PS. Do you think it'd be fucked up if I studied Nostradamus' prophecies on the third anti-Christ, then tried to be that guy? No, that's a stupid question.
     
  2. yeaaaah baby

    yeaaaah baby Elite Member

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  3. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    i just read Animal Farm
     
  4. SilentBob

    SilentBob Member

    Joined: Dec 23, 2002 Messages: 683 Likes Received: 1
    The anthology of elizabethan prose fiction. I just got it today ... I've been waiting over a month for the bookshop to get it in and they almost didn't give it to me ( some how they had lost the copy that was on reserve for moi ). Luckily the girl serving me was nice enough to just give me what i think was someone else's copy.

    Anyway, I have to read it for a course I'm doing. I'm amazed that all the stories from that era are filled with as much debauchery and random violence and the like as any of that avante gard shock horror crap. I guess people have found immorality interesting for almost ever ..
     
  5. kaesthebluntedwonder

    kaesthebluntedwonder Elite Member

    Joined: May 16, 2000 Messages: 3,066 Likes Received: 0
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    This book is the shit.
     
  6. perhap

    perhap Member

    Joined: Sep 2, 2004 Messages: 390 Likes Received: 0
    Asian health secrets.

    I drink a lot of tea. Fresh herbs and whatnot to use in tea to help with energy and whatnot, better days.

    A whack on the side of the head

    ^reading this one for class. Had to do a report, and presentation already. Its a good book to help with mental blocks, its easy to read. yea.

    I have to read some design related book too. I think the teach said a good book was "All corvettes are red" about chevy's original plans and stuff for corvettes. Something....i dont know, havent read it yet.
     
  7. pixie

    pixie New Jack

    Joined: Sep 1, 2004 Messages: 55 Likes Received: 0
    me too! i just finished it last week and then i read 1984, now i'm reading utopia... i have A LOT of free time on my hands lately so if anyone has any good recommendations i'd be up for checking them out
     
  8. Xeroshoes

    Xeroshoes Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2001 Messages: 1,413 Likes Received: 0
    I just read Demian, by Hermann Hesse, I love this guy...but pretty soon I'll be reading The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Last Days of Socrates, Herodotus' histories, etc, for school...shit will be a load on my back but I plan on reading all...or most...of it. I'll see how my motivation holds up. Pixie - read Faulkner. Just do it. Animal Farm is all good, but if you want to be into the intense literature tip my suggestion would be Faulkner, above all; plus, get into poetry. I don't want to claim to be any expert, but I would reccomend some T.S. Eliot. I dont know. A lot of well known literature is well known for a reason. Go for the tried and true, I guess.
     
  9. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 3
    ^ The Wasp Factory.

    Currently Reading- GUNS,GERMS & STEEL.
    (Think thats the title)
     
  10. Xeroshoes

    Xeroshoes Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2001 Messages: 1,413 Likes Received: 0
    Interesting book, but it gets super repetitive...I never even finished it.
     
  11. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1859844480.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg'>

    Except the old edition.

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    Selected essays on cultural theory.

    [img]http://mc.clintock.com/second_floor/bookcase_2/ICON-images/a_confederacy_of_d.jpg'>

    Confederacy of Dunces, funny.

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    Volumes 1 through 10, one of the best comics ever.

    I have a habit of reading more than one thing at a time.
     
  12. ment2

    ment2 New Jack

    Joined: Apr 16, 2002 Messages: 11 Likes Received: 0
    i think im gonna get back into dharma bums and finish it.
     
  13. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

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  14. slave_one

    slave_one Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2003 Messages: 2,745 Likes Received: 2
    http://www.mangamaniacs.org/images2/lonewolfcover.jpg'>

    i'm on the 3rd book so far...
     
  15. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,505 Likes Received: 440
    just got done with this... like.. 3 minutes ago. now starting::


    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

    so far it's about 2 deaf guys.
     
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