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What Book Are You Reading?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Canadiano, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. Canadiano

    Canadiano Guest

    I've got five different books at my bedside, but the last one I checked is called the Book Of Knowledge. I used to read it when I was seven, or something, but it's still not bad. Big pictures and good information on old English history. Right now I'm at the part when William of Normandy killed King Harold. Oh, and I'm still reading that short story collection by Farley Mowat. I'm sloooooow.
     
  2. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 10,006 Likes Received: 27
  3. SCAGNETTI

    SCAGNETTI New Jack

    Joined: Mar 13, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    "LOW LIFE" BY LUC SANTE... FACTUAL HISTORICAL SHIT ABOUT NYC FROM THE LATE 19TH CENTURY TO THE EARLY 20TH... I'VE BEEN ON THAT KICK LATELY... IF YOU'RE INTO THIS SUBJECT READ "GANGS OF NEW YORK" (IT WAY PRE-DATES THE ITALIAN MAFIA) AND THEN THIS ONE...
     
  4. Canadiano

    Canadiano Guest

    what do you mean it pre-dates the Italian Mafia? you talking about actual, less-organizsed then organized crime gangs? What were they, Irish, Italian, what else?


    *edit - rage, stop with the firsties bullshit. that is kindergarten styles, and even when I was in JK, I woulda gave you a bleeding nose. for real, you fuckers need to watch 90210 and understand what cool is before you decide to do this firsties bullshit.
     
  5. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,505 Likes Received: 441
    prozac nation.. everyone should know about this book..atleast the ones that read enough.
     
  6. Canadiano

    Canadiano Guest

    iloveboxcars - I've never heard of it, but I don't buy books from the bestsellers rack at Chapters, usually. I don't give a fuck what a Buddhist doctor tells me about evil, corporate drugs, and the media blindfolding us..nblahablahblahblah. I sorta like war books.

    at my bedside: Book Of Knowledge (sort of a kids book), Religion and the Rise of Capitalism by RH Tawney (1922), Selected Essays of Francis Bacon, and Farley Mowat - The Snow Walker.
     
  7. russianwrote

    russianwrote New Jack

    Joined: Apr 22, 2002 Messages: 16 Likes Received: 0
    paul theroux:the great railway bazaar
    robert capa:the definitive collection
     
  8. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 10,006 Likes Received: 27

    90210? WTF?!

    Anywho... I'm just following suit, because people did it to my threads.



    Books I'm reading:

    Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
    The Manhattan Hunt Club by John Saul
    Ship Of The Damned by James F. David
     
  9. Gödel, Escher, Bach, by Douglas Hofstadter
    Adobe AfterEffects QuickPro Guide, by some computer nerds
    The Book of the Cosmos, by Dennis Richard Danielson

    Got "A New Kind of Science" by Stephen Wolfram waiting for me next. That's gonna be a tough one. Beer,

    El Mamerro
     
  10. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    oh...
    Introducton to Maya v.4, by assorted Nerds and edited by an uber-nerd.
     
  11. E-DubleSkilZ

    E-DubleSkilZ New Jack

    Joined: Jan 30, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 1
    None - i cant read 2 well:eek:
     
  12. SCAGNETTI

    SCAGNETTI New Jack

    Joined: Mar 13, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    YEAH... PRIMARILY IRISH AND GERMAN, AND PRIMARILY IN LOWER MANHATTAN (BOWERY)... THE MAJORITY OF THE BOOK TAKES PLACE BEFORE THE REAL INFLUX OF ITALIANS... THE EARLIEST ORGANIZED GANGS SEEM TO HAVE BEEN OPERATED UNDER THE GUISE OF INDEPENDENT FIRE COMPANIES... BUT THAT'S TOO MUCH DETAIL... YOU JUST HAVE TO READ THE SHIT... IT ALSO DEALS WITH CHINESE GANGS AND ASSORTED OTHER CRIME GROUPS AND FIGURES...

    IF YOU DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THIS SHIT, SOME OF THESE STORIES WILL BLOW YOUR MIND... BOTH BOOKS ARE ALSO PRETTY COOL BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT SENSATIONALIZED AT ALL SO YOU GET A PICTURE OF HOW GRIMEY THIS ERA IN NYC ACTUALLY WAS
     
  13. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    question is ...

    Do any of you write? (funny question to ask The Writer's Fourm)

    poetry? prose?

    I've just finished another short screenplay. Anyone care to read it?
     
  14. I love to write, I used to rock some ill prose and short stories. But it takes too much out of me, both in energy and time, and I just don't do it anymore. I satisfy my need to write by coming on 12oz and ranting. beer,

    El Mamerro
     
  15. Canadiano

    Canadiano Guest

    I'll get into that shit, still. You're talking about the Luc Sante one, right?

    Mamerro, you're an uber-geek, eh?

    zest, I used to write essays for fun and shit, but then I realized that getting drunk and arguing with people, telling them that Canada needs to be run by a dictatorship and stuff like that, is much, MUCH, more fun.

    Don't you think HIV positive people should have that tattooed onto their hands? I do.
     
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