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for those who read, what are you currently reading and what have been some of your favorite books?

 

right now, i am reading -

eyeless in gaza - a. huxley

portrait of the artist as a young man - j. joyce

 

i recommend the following books -

tropic of cancer - h. miller

catcher in the rye - j.d. salinger

candide - voltaire

ham and rye - c. bukowski

 

thank you and good night.

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flatland: a romance of dimensions by edwin a. abbott

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the gutenberg galaxy by mcluhan.....................this book is taking

me a friggin' long time to finish/understand. dood is beyond me by a billion lightyears.

as far as recommendations, my fried brain is thinking the count of monte christo and weaveworld for some reason. haha........oh.....ugh....

i'm toasted.

bed.

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in the last 3 weeks I've read:

Fools Crow - James Welch

V is for Victor - Mark Childress

At Play in the Fields of the Lord - Peter Matthiessen

Breakfast on Pluto - Patrick McCabe

Like a Hole in the Head - Jen Banbury

A is for Alibi - Sue Grafton

B is for Burglar - ""

C is for Corpse - ""

D is for Deadbeat - ""

E is for Evidence - ""

Cuba Libre - Elmore Leonard

Big Trouble - Dave Barry

L.A. Confidential - James Ellroy

Freaky Deaky - Elmore Leonard

 

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i have digital cable and i have a menu that tells me whats on. thats all iv read in the last year. that and life sucks die. oh and my application for work. and maybe a menu or two

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currently reading: house of leaves by mark z. danielewski

and breakfast of champions by kurt vonnegut

 

favorites:

behold a pale horse by william cooper

bluebeard by kurt vonnegut

 

 

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we're reading portrait of the artist in my english class right now. next up is selected poetry by rilke and then stories by kafka.

 

i recommend the dollmaker by harriette arnow and letters from the earth by mark twain.

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The Phantom Tollbooth kicks serious butt, by Norton Jester.

 

Rule of the Bone is also an awesome book, I loved it, and it's a quick, exciting read. by Russell Banks. also wrote Ice Storm and the Sweet Hereafter.

 

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, has been recommended by me to everyone I know for the past few years.

 

Dharma Bums by Kerouac. this book is almost better than On the Road. genius!

 

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Alex Haley is profound. everyone should read this.

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there are many more books that are universal musts. this is a good topic, I'm always looking for prospective reading material. keep it up.

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malcolm x autobiography

 

and timeline for school..(which i chose to read).. its by the guy who wrote jurrasic park..

 

i wanna read the Assata autobiography but i havent bought it..

 

also...catcher in the rye.. is a great book.. if you dont like to read.. you should still read this.. its a book writin in a way as a teenager its great..

 

i saw the new the onion book .. it was fucking great..

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rite now i am in the middle of

on the road-kerouac (15th time)

1984-orwell

nityananda caritamrta-vrndavan dasa thakur

online readings of

morrison

rilke

dylan fucking thomas

meirue (http://www.angelfire.com/nj2/thesubtlesymphony/direction.html)

conor oberst (bright eyes)

 

i have to agree with these recommendations highly:

tropic of cancer - h. miller

catcher in the rye - j.d. salinger

ham and rye - c. bukowski

 

 

and i am gonna add afew:

naked lunch-burroughs

prabhupada (aka your ever well-wisher)- satsvarupa maharaj

100 years of solitude-marquez

war and peace-tolstoy

house of the dead-dostoevsky

animal liberation- peter singer

 

authors you should look into:

frantz fanon

che guevara

kerouac (duh)

mencken

soren damn kierkegaard.

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Im currently reading the bible all the way through.

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Anything by Rudolfo A. Anaya

ex.

Bless Me Ultima

Heart Of Aztlan

Tortuga

Ernest Hemingway (anything)

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

Poetry by Allen Ginsberg (some)

Always Running (Ganglife in Los Angeles)

Monster (Not really the finest in literature but Funny)

Tao Te Ching (Scriptures from the Taoist)

Dhammapada (Sciptures Hinduism)

Zen Flesh Zen Bones (A book of Zen Koans to stimulate the mind)

Dialouges by Plato

A Hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich by Alice Childress

Go Ask Alice Anonymous

 

and some more... I have to check my book stash...

 

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Confucius , Analects

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Originally posted by krs702:

i wanna read the Assata autobiography but i havent bought it..

 

also...catcher in the rye.. is a great book.. if you dont like to read.. you should still read this.. its a book writin in a way as a teenager its great..

 

Yes krs,one of the best books...ever

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Originally posted by iced out mocha:

Im currently reading the bible all the way through.

 

i can tell you how it ends, if you want..??

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completely reading the Bible is a damn good idea, one that earns my recommendation. then you can finally understand that Milton you couldn't finish in 11th grade.

I like The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevesky better, but it's a god damned 700+ pages. House of the Dead is worthy of reading also.

 

Peter Singer? what are you a student at the New School?.. http://www.12ozprophet.com/ubb//wink.gif'> I loved that book. you might as well have suggested On Liberty..which still would be well-assigned. I'm a hypocrite. what's new?

 

James Thurber. this guy always amazes me with his simplicity and universal appeal. The Thurber Carnival is an ideal place to start. I read stories of his to a cabinful of 13 year-olds and even they appreciated him.

 

Plato's Republic is astounding when kept in context with its age. read this instead of seeing the Matrix.

 

any poetry by e.e. cummings..

 

that's it.

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Why was "Monster" funny? I found that book raw and depressing.

Last thing I read was Omerta by Mario Puzo.

My next targets are Puzo's first two books, Imajica by Clive Barker, and whatever else I can find by Henry Miller (all I've read of his is Air-Conditioned Nightmare).

At some point, probably this winter, I'm gonna bludgeon my way through some classics I missed.

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http://www.succubus.net/bitch/bitches/salyx.jpg'>

why are you a bitch?

People who get on my nerves are always

promptly put in their place, despite the

consequences.

 

what's the bitchiest thing you've done?

I turned on the hose full blast while my

sister was in the shower so she'd get

scalded by hot water. She screamed

pretty loud.

 

 

 

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Originally posted by cracked ass:

Why was "Monster" funny? I found that book raw and depressing.

 

When I was reading it I somehow felt a large portion of that book was made to glorify Mr Shakur, the author. When he told stories

about back in the day. He always seemed to be the biggest baddest craziest mothafucka around. I think he might have exaturated many of the stories just to make himself look good. I thought Monster was going to be totally against gangs, yet he glamorized it repeatedly.

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Originally posted by DISCO BRYSO:

completely reading the Bible is a damn good idea, one that earns my recommendation. then you can finally understand that Milton you couldn't finish in 11th grade.

I like The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevesky better, but it's a god damned 700+ pages. House of the Dead is worthy of reading also.

 

Peter Singer? what are you a student at the New School?.. http://www.12ozprophet.com/ubb//wink.gif'> I loved that book. you might as well have suggested On Liberty..which still would be well-assigned. I'm a hypocrite. what's new?

 

any poetry by e.e. cummings..

 

that's it.

 

 

agreeing agreeing, save that i didnt really like brothers. but the bible is a must read.

 

animal lib is required reading at the new school. that fucking kicks my ass. that book sparked a lot of stuff in my heart mainly the speciesist arguements. at first i only liked the liberation arguments but by the fifth time the facts got old and the philosophy held its ground, so... thus the vegan lifestyle i attempt.

 

 

chuck p. is a vivid writer and sometimes says somethings taht are valid but he sometimes also just runs the shock fiction card all too much. he is good when you dont want to think about reading and finish a book in two hours.

 

 

also forgot letters from a wallflower. fuck whats the authors name... it is being pegged as a modern day catcher i wouldnt call it that but seeing as it is making banned books lists in schools you should read it.

 

 

has anyone read that steve martin book? i heard it isnt comedy and actually really nice reading.

 

 

i have skimmed rimbaud but never concentrated on him...should i?

 

 

ee cummings is my saviour.

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