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Guest professor poopatronic

ok well there hasn't been any literature topics lately and i'm trying to find new stuff to read so i made this post. i seem to always find myself reading the same authors (which i don't mind, that's why i read them) and i want to see what other people like or would recommend. and so i'm actually contributing, some writers i would recommend include JD salinger, charles bukowski, jack kerouac, kurt vonnegut, ernest hemingway, and many others i'll think of later.

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Guest socrates

all the old shit by wimsatt and hella books about middle east relations and the otonian art period...yeah im wierd

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The Football Factory

Headhunters

England Away

 

.......all by John King. These are my new favourite books, got me back into reading on a regular basis

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Guest catwash

anything by Douglas Copeland, I'd also recommend the Iceberg Slim book 'pimp' - crazy book...

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I don't like salinger one bit, vonnegut is good though

 

 

if you're looking for a change of pace - Terry Prachet is your only man:king:

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everything's got to be a popularity contest on here.

 

books i've read and would recommend recently:

 

American Gods- Neil Gaiman

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner- Alan Silitoe

Bushwacked Piano- Thomas McGuane

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i thought the lonliness of the long distance runner was a song by iron maiden.

 

kurt vonnegut is great for literary merit and entertainment. camus' the plague combines disease and philosophy- totally sweet. trying to read joyce's ulysses right now. really interesting but one of the most difficult books in the english language.

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Guest platapie

i feel liek such a dumbass sometiems to think ive never finished readign a real book. back to the computer and tv i guess.

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Guest tears*uno

books are for chumps

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Isaac Asimov - the Foundation trilogy

I, Robot

I don't know if science fiction is your thing, but I fucking love this guy's writing.

 

And if by some chance you haven't read The Lord of Rings, read it immediately. Even if you think you don't like fantasy, there's no way anyone in their right mind could dislike these books.

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Originally posted by Armenhammer

1984 - George Orewell

 

damn good book.

 

I'VE YET TO READ THAT BOOK BUT HIS OTHER SHIT ROCKS.

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Originally posted by Xeroshoes

And if by some chance you haven't read The Lord of Rings, read it immediately. Even if you think you don't like fantasy, there's no way anyone in their right mind could dislike these books.

 

right here, Bored of the Fucking Rings. I thought it blew, and its not because I'm not a big reader............

 

 

 

anyway, serious literature? Homer's Odyssey. nuff said

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Originally posted by 23578

American Gods- Neil Gaiman

 

 

I was going to come on here and suggest that myself.

 

 

Neil Gaiman is amazing.

 

 

I also suggest Good Omens.

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definately, that guy is way out there, in a very good way. i just picked him up because i was somewhere they had only number one best sellers and they looked pretty sucky. so my hopes weren't very high, i was sooo0 wrong.

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propers to thalatta for giving joyce's ulysses a shot. that is not easy, but once you're in, you're in. i've read it close to a dozen times. of course, the original odyssey is the best story ever told.

 

but if you can handle dense, but aren't up for long, what i recommend is jorge luis borges' labyrinths or a personal anthology. it's what all the kids are reading now.

 

much of what you guys are ratting off here is basic high school and college stuff, which is fine for that age and good reading, but still rather basic. therefore, here's a grown-ups guide:

 

if you dig camus, move on to sartre.

if you dig kerouac, move on to burroughs.

if you dig bukowski, move on to beckett.

if you dig marquez, move on to borges.

if you dig hemingway, move on to faulkner.

 

these aren't that much more grown-up really, but they're a next step.

 

really, if you want some reading that will grow with you, you gotta go for the old tales.... the bible, odyssey, ramayana, beowulf, and so forth. also, twain, swift, and melville will grow with you. all that sci-fi shit is wack, as timeless as an apple two plus.

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these aren't that much more grown-up really, but they're a next step.

 

really, if you want some reading that will grow with you, you gotta go for the old tales.... the bible, odyssey, ramayana, beowulf, and so forth. also, twain, swift, and melville will grow with you. all that sci-fi shit is wack, as timeless as an apple two plus. [/b]

 

that's a pretty broad statement, have you read kurt v.? orsen welles? i admit i'm not the biggest sci. fi. head or anything, but there is as much timeless sci. fi. stories out there as any other.

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noam chomsky - anything (if you're into politics)

 

edgar allan poe - anything (truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu)

 

hemingway - "in our time" (small book, good short chapters that are to the point)

 

some british guy - "rime of the ancient mariner" (so you know what the hell IRON MAIDEN was talking about!)

 

 

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Ms. Badu thinks you better call Tyrone first and tell him to "rawk awn".

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Originally posted by bodice_ripper

 

Homer's Odyssey. nuff said

 

 

ugh...

 

 

not if you had to translate half or more of it (i think we actually translated all of it) in your latin class.

man, if that was ever a bad move in high school........

:mad::heated:

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