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I need a good book pt.2

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Originally posted by T.T Boy

ok, for some unknown reason in the past little while i have the desire to read uncontrollably, ive finished most of the novels i own for the umpteenth time, and now im looking for suggestions on what else i could read. please enlighten me on some good reads, and ill head to the library and pick up a few gems. they could be on anything just as long as its good, i can find intrest in almost any subject so please, tell me book that have really changed you and your life and the way that you think. thank you for your time.

 

T.T Boy took the word's right out of my mouth, so in advance thanks!

 

 

 

-deto. </span>

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It might sound a bit corny, but I picked up Seabiscuit on a long train ride

and really enjoyed it. It's a slice of a different time in American history

were Men were gamblers and women had dinner ready. Well not so much....

but it's a great tale of 4 people (well 3 people and a horse) who came from

behimd to win it all. A good read if you like historical non-fiction.

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Thanks for the response Kilo, I surprisingly enjoyed the movie, I'm sure the book would be better as almost every book is better than the movie. I might just give the book a go.

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Guest Dusty Lipschitz

i just finished this

 

and now im reading this

 

id recommend both

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when i was younger and still in high school, i used to read a lot...

but now that i'm older, i'm in front of the computer all the time, so i'm pretty much braindead.

 

all the vampire books by anne rice, and the witching hour and all the books that follow it. very good fiction, and erotic.

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Guest Dusty Lipschitz

and for when mental invalid gets here...

i ordered naked off amazon. its next on the list.

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I too wanna read Naked, looks like a good read.

the last book I read and highly recommend is Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr.

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What Book Are You Reading? Pt. 7

 

I just started a book called “Seduced By Hitler”. I borrowed it from a friend (he got it from the bargain bin at Chapters), and am not expecting anything groundbreaking. It is about the psyche of the German people when Hitler came into power.

 

I think next I will finally pick up Anna Kerinina (whatever it’s called) by Tolstoy. That guy is really good.

 

So…what book are you reading?

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Oh, I didn’t see Deto’s thread. Can Channel Zero handle two threads on books on the first page? We’ll see, we’ll see.

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Im reading my Maxim subscription. Im reading the numbers on my horribly high gas bill. Also ive got the brand new release of Sprints new version of You are Geting Anally Raped by your phone company Part II

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big ups on book threads, i just startes ART IN THE AGE OF RISK by N.Calas...i'll tell you about it.

 

Tolstoy is dope..just skip his ends

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Naked is still on my list as well.

 

For some reason I decided to start reading Shakespeare. So far its kinda been slow going and painful.

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I’ve heard of that book, Tesseract. It’s essays, right? You have any idea what they’re on? One really good essay book my buddy’s dad lent me is “the selected essays of Sir Francis Bacon.” It’s sorta self help, you might say. Written in the 16th century, and pretty darn insightful.

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I forgot to mention that I also read A Russian Beauty and other stories by Vladimir Nabakov very recently. That guy has a style like no other that I’ve read. I enjoyed it, no doubt.

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I'm on a bit of a faulkner bender right now. I read "Light in August" two weeks ago, then just last week I read "As I lay dying" while waiting for my long-delayed plane to arrive at the terminal, and now I'm starting "The Sound and the Fury". After I'm done that, I want to read "To Kill A Mockingbird" since I've only ever seen the movie (which I love to death), but after that I'm gonna steer away from the books about the south. Maybe pick up another Kenziburo Oe novel.

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i'm reading 'invasion' a sci-fi book by robin cook, it's kinda cheesy i found it in a bin for free.

 

 

"A gigantic spaceship arrives in the stratosphere to dump some black disks onto Earth. Touch these things at your own risk, however; unsuspecting souls who handle the disks receive a sting, soon followed by flulike symptoms and ending in a kind of zombie assimilation into the alien consciousness. And make no mistake: these aliens are up to no good--we know this because the victims of the UFO-flu are soon transformed into hideous reptilian creatures."

 

 

HAAAH oh gawd that sounds bad. aahahaha

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Delayed planes are key for reading. So is waiting forever in court.

 

 

This may seem a bit low brow, but does anyone have any input regarding Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 novels? I used to read him a lot in my early teenage years, and really liked his stuff. I hear that the Rainbow 6 books have good action, and I wanna get away from all this Russian stuff I’ve been reading lately.

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Originally posted by Weapon X

I’ve heard of that book, Tesseract. It’s essays, right? You have any idea what they’re on?

 

Dude is supposed to be one the most brilliant art critics of his age, that worked alot in europe and america and helped modernism a lot. I'm expecting possitive sharp views by a critic...not an easy one to find. I'll let you know when i'm done though.

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Originally posted by ubejinxed

i read 'east of eden' not long ago by steinbeck i really liked that

 

I want to check more of his stuff out. I’ve read The Pearl (which I hated), Of Mice and Men, and Cup of Gold (his first novel, and I really liked it, even if it had it’s faults here and there). My friend has been strongly urging me to read Tortilla Flats. He says that it’s great if you’re a drinker, too. How was East of Eden?

 

*edit – you said you really liked it.

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