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What Book Are You Reading? Pt. 18

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Weapon X, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    Alright, I just re-started on a book I bought for myself over the holidays called "Hitler's Scientists: Science, War, and the Devil's Pact" by John Cornwell.

    I'm only 60 pages in, but damn, this book is awesome! I am learning much about the history of European science, dating back from the eighteenth century. This book makes you think a lot about the ethics a scientist may or may not hold while doing their work.

    Anyone who is into European history, science, or just a plain old book that makes you think, check this out. Symbols, I'm looking at you.

    What book are you reading?
     
  2. hulk hogan

    hulk hogan Member

    Joined: Oct 31, 2001 Messages: 648 Likes Received: 0
    On McCluhan : Foward through a Rearview Mirror
     
  3. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    The Reconing

    It's Papal intrigue in the end times and very well written.
    yo weapon.... you should pick up a copy. I found mine at shoppers.
     
  4. Beast546

    Beast546 New Jack

    Joined: Mar 31, 2002 Messages: 96 Likes Received: 4
  5. cloner

    cloner Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 29, 2004 Messages: 1,717 Likes Received: 0
  6. velocet

    velocet New Jack

    Joined: Dec 30, 2004 Messages: 37 Likes Received: 0
    Just finished four books..

    The Castle - Franz Kafka
    Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
    Crash - J.G. Ballard
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

    Fucking weird combinations.

    And now I have no more books to read.. and its super hard to find English books where i'm at.

    Here's the description on the back of Crash:

    In this hallucinatory novel, an automobile provides the hellish tableau in which Vaughan, a "TV scientist" turned "nightmare angel of the highways," experiments with erotic atrocities among auto crash victims, each more sinister than the last. James Ballard, his friend and fellow obsessive, tells the story of this twisted visionary as he careens rapidly toward his own demise in an internationally orchestrated car crash with Elizabeth Taylor.

    A classic work of cutting-edge fiction, Crash explores both the disturbing implications and horrific possibilities of contemporary society's increasing dependence on technology as intermediary in human relations.

    I usually love Kafka's stuff but wasn't really feeling The Castle.. .No wonder he never finished it.
     
  7. JesusMachine

    JesusMachine Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 3, 2002 Messages: 4,499 Likes Received: 204
    Timequake - Kurt Vonnegut

    halfway through and possibly the worst shit he's ever written.
     
  8. JesusMachine

    JesusMachine Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 3, 2002 Messages: 4,499 Likes Received: 204
    i saw the movie with james spader, that shit was so fuckin' twisted!
     
  9. velocet

    velocet New Jack

    Joined: Dec 30, 2004 Messages: 37 Likes Received: 0
    Haha.. Vonnegut is awesome though.

    Have you read anything by Theodore Sturgeon? It has been said that that author was Vonnegut's inspiration in creating his recurring Kilgore Trout character.

    Such Sturgeon titles are as follows:

    -The Saucer of Loneliness
    -Baby Is Three
    -Killdozer!
    -The Dreaming Jewels
    -Venus Plus X

    etc..etc...

    I wanna get my hands on one of these but I can't find his stuff anywhere..
     
  10. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    I just finished the new Clive Cussler book.
    Dirk Pitt is my hero.
     
  11. JesusMachine

    JesusMachine Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 3, 2002 Messages: 4,499 Likes Received: 204

    cool, gotta check out ol' Theo. have you ever read any and are they short stories?

    ya, vonnegut is one of my favorite writers. i think in timequake he's just too old and don't give a shit anymore. Breakfast of Champions blows this out.
     
  12. velocet

    velocet New Jack

    Joined: Dec 30, 2004 Messages: 37 Likes Received: 0
    The Sturgeon books I listed are all novels, not shorts.. I haven't had the chance to read any because they're hard to find. And apparently dude has wrote tons of books.
     
  13. fatalist

    fatalist Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 10, 2004 Messages: 6,354 Likes Received: 25
    I need to get my hands on some good reads, since I'm not going to school this semester, i finally have time to read.
     
  14. bathoræ

    bathoræ Member

    Joined: Jun 12, 2003 Messages: 529 Likes Received: 0
    I've really been into "dystopias" lately... (a la 1984, Brave New World, etc...)

    Still haven't been able to get my hands on We but I stumbled upon this long list of other books...

    Right now I've got about 50 pages left of Jack London's Iron Heel then it's on to:
    Island - Aldous Huxley
    A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
    334 - Thomas Disch
    The Giver - Lois Lowry

    ...mmm James Spader. The Secretary was such an awesome movie...
     
  15. Xeroshoes

    Xeroshoes Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2001 Messages: 1,413 Likes Received: 0
    Just finished Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card...it was entertaining but I was kind of disappointed. Before that I read The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley, a book of Bukowski short stories, and Crime and Punishment. All wonderful. Now it's back to school stuff...I think Plato is up next. And yeah, Timequake doesn't come close to anything else I've read by Vonnegut.
     
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