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**12OZ SUMMER READING**

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it's summertime, pussies

 

i need some good reading. i read AMERICAN GODS by NEIL GAIMAN sometime last year. it was fucking good. last week i bought NEVERWHERE by neil gaiman and it was pretty fucking good, too. this week i've bought STARDUST by neil gaiman and HITCHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY.

 

this is the fucking suggest a book thread for this summer... so suggest a book.

 

I strongly suggest American Gods.

 

neverwhere is a slightly easier and much shorter read.

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I'm reading a compilation... it's called Berlin Noir by Phillip Kerr... it's actually 3 novels, March Violets, The Pale Criminal and A German Requiem.

 

The main character is a 'radical thinker' pushed out of the berlin police and into being a private detective.

 

Pretty historically straight, the first novel is full of racial epithets that make your toes curl... "got more lip than a nigger with a trumpet"!!! Still, they're all in context and they are very good books... mysteries with alot of reich involvment...

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Originally posted by shoekeys

Hunter S. Thompson yourself out B

he's some real talk.

 

born there... done that...

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you should consider reading THE LOVELY BONES.. by alice cleabold, or something like that...

 

it's a very well written, twisted book..

 

i thoroughly enjoyed it..

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i'll probably buy a few of these books next week

 

still haven't checked out "tesseract"

 

 

 

hmm

 

im gonna read "On the road" by jack keuroac

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On the Road is great... know that the driver (Neil ? I think... I forget) is also a real person, and also a character with his real name (plus bus driver for the merry pranksters) in Electric Kool Aid Acid Test by Ken Kesey

 

*other titles in the Ken Kesey catalog - One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest, Once a Great Notion

 

recommended related reading... Brautigan... Confederate General at Big Sur, and, Trout Fishing in America...

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Guest Plaid Fill-ins

Poetry by Allen Ginsberg.

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I just started "Narcissus and Goldmund" by Herman Hesse. So far so good...

 

I recommend another book by him called "Siddhartha".

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Originally posted by VAITOMANOCU

"Siddhartha".

 

very dry...

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just finishing up drowning in fire by craig womack.. it's alright.. kinda of melodramatic... if anything, it reaffirmed my sexuality, as i didn't pop a boner during the various gay love scenes.

 

as for after? im not sure... was thinking about american psycho, farenheit 451 or siddartha.

 

the main find last summer was phillip roth's portnoy's complaint... it's pretty funny.

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pirates and emperors, old and new-chomsky..

this book came to me, not the other way around..just

started it..

chances are i'll read a third or half of it and then lose

interest and get into another book and do the exact

same thing....i rarely seem to finish books....

 

i think i might teach myself some advanced biology

this summer...probably not, but i keep thinking it would

be cool to learn more than the basics...just for farts and

sniffs.

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Originally posted by Smart

I'm reading a compilation... it's called Berlin Noir by Phillip Kerr... it's actually 3 novels, March Violets, The Pale Criminal and A German Requiem.

 

The main character is a 'radical thinker' pushed out of the berlin police and into being a private detective.

 

Pretty historically straight, the first novel is full of racial epithets that make your toes curl... "got more lip than a nigger with a trumpet"!!! Still, they're all in context and they are very good books... mysteries with alot of reich involvment...

 

that sounds wicked. Hopefully I can find it at the library.

 

I'm reading a collection of short stories by Somerset Maugham. For the summer, I wanna attack either House of the Dead by Dostoevsky for my second time, or Anna Karenina by Tolstoy because Tolstoy is amazing.

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Originally posted by nick5542

kama sutra for dummies

 

my bro was given a copy of Kama Sutra; some new translation. I was looking through, and it's pretty cool, actually. I think it could help a lot.

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Originally posted by ARCEL

The Hiawatha by David Treuer, good stuff.

 

David Treuer

Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Michigan

 

The Hiawatha (Picador USA, 1999)

 

As The Hiawatha begins, a young man is released from prison after serving ten years for murder. How he got there, and what will happen to him next, are the questions at the heart of David Treuer's remarkable novel.

 

As Simon settles into the American Indian neighborhood of Minneapolis where his troubles began, we witness the events that both haunt and shape his family. Recently widowed, and encouraged by government relocation schemes to move Native Americans off their reservations, Simon's mother, Betty, takes her four young children from the woodlands of her Ojibwe tribe to make a new life in the city.

 

Betty struggles to keep her family and her dignity intact, while her younger son, Lester, finds romance on a soon-to-be-demolished train, and Simon secretly protects his mother by taking a dangerous job building skyscrapers that, once completed, will never welcome him.

 

Unfolding to reveal the dark truths that have damaged Simon's family, The Hiawatha is a stunning achievement: a moving portrait of a family, an exploration of the often hidden role played by Native Americans in city life, and a fast-paced story of murder that moves effortlessly between the natural and the man-made world.

 

David Treuer more than delivers on the promise he displayed in his acclaimed first novel, Little, and confirms his reputation as one of the most talented and original writers of his generation.

 

 

sounds good, too.

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Originally posted by shoekeys

Read:

 

ISHMAEL- daniel quinn

 

come to a deeper understanding of our culture and why things are the way they are.

www.ishmael.com

 

WORST BOOK EVER!

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