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Weapon X

What Book Are You Reading? Pt. 11

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what new pahliunuk?

 

I had the same reaction. To me, "new palahniuk" refers to less than 3 days ago. But, I'm sure he is referring to Diary. Which was good.

 

I'm reading Deception Point by Dan Brown. Yes, absurdly far fetched...but I'm enjoying it.

 

I might get She's Come Undone next. Or You Shall Know Our Velocity...or whatever.

 

 

Anyone read Alice Sebold? Thats my recommendation of the year.

 

**Edit: Onsecondplea reminded me of my recommendation. So if rape makes you not want to read the book...than steer clear of this author. But, shes really written some great books.

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Just finished The Beach by Garland.. fucking awesome.

I then saw the movie.. fucking garbage.

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I would like to read the beach, but im afraid of what my reaction would be since ive seen the movie....eh maybe.

I havent read the stranger yet so im going to pick that one up, that and fast food nation (still a bit late on that one I know)

 

 

/ word on those dune books im still fucking waiting for the machine crusade to be released on paper back...ill probably have to go reread the butlerian jihad. (the prequel series by his son brian herbert and Kevin anderson)

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king of the roadkills- bucky sinister

 

and the beach is an awesome book... i actually liked the movie a bit, too, but the two are barely comparable...

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Jazz Anecdotes

 

short stories and interviews about all types of

subjects, some funny, some sad, all real gritty

from the golden area of jazz bands.

 

When I'm done with it I'm going to mail it to my Grandmother.

She'd get a way bigger kick out of it because

she knows all the names and the songs that they refer to.

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I just finished Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palanhiuk. All I have to say is it is a litereary train wreck. It explores everything you hate are disgusted by with all the disgusting carnage of a train wreck and no matter how repulsed you get for some reason youjust can not turn away.

 

I am also almost done with Downsize This by Micheal Moore. I am taking a break from this book for a few days because it always pisses me off to learn just how much washington is pissing on us.

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Just a question: where did this trendy book scene come from?

 

There must be at least 5 people on this thread already who are reading a Pahliniuk book. Reading is good and all, but are you all members of the same book club? Did Oprah recommend this to you? Perhaps it’s a vegan bboy art student thing?

 

I ain’t trying to come off hostile; maybe I’d like dude’s books. I’m just curious as to why this writer gets read so much by graffiti youngsters when there is quite literally a gigantic universe of literature out there.

 

I don’t know anyone in my circle of friends who reads this guy’s stuff. I’m sure I used to know people that did, but I stopped hanging around ‘trendsters’ a long time ago.

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i am reading them just because his plot lines get so ungodly fucked up. I didn't know anyone else on here was even reading one of his books. To be honest I don't care. I'm being trendy by reading one of his books, OH SHIT!!!! I better take all his books i have and burn them in my backyard and listen to the most underground of underground music possible. I can listen to something that is so underground that the person that put it out doesn't even know they did it. Maybe then I can rid myself of my trendy reading habits and go back to being the cool anti trendy, trendy scenester bashing scenester that I always wished I could be.

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yesterday finished "may god have mercy" (quick read, cross between mailer's "executioner song" and capote's "in cold blood", both of which i have read) by john tucker.

last night started "angels & demons" by dan brown.

 

mental: i started naked but couldnt get into it. maybe it was my frame of mind.

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I wasn’t trying to come off hostile. I’m just saying that every time books are in discussion on 12oz, there are a ton of people who read this guy’s books. I’m asking if there is some sort of book club (literally of figuratively) that you guys are a part of.

 

There’s so many books out there, in so many languages, by so many people. I really find it odd that so many kids on 12oz read the same books. I’m curious as to why.

 

Perhaps I shouldn’t have mentioned ‘trendsters’. It’s just that I have a very good idea as to who, within the people I know, or used to socialize with from time to time, read this guy’s stuff.

 

 

Oh yeah, ‘underground music’. JayLib, or madlibs, or dibbsydoodle, or whoever really loves Dumas and Dostoevsky, eh? :rolleyes: when the fuck did this become about underground music?

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for some reason reading Im having trouble computing reading and trendy.

 

I read chucks books dont really consider myself trendy for reading them...I just kinda enjoy them.

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I too just finished a book about meditation.

It's written by some crazy tibetan monk but

the 'praise' on the back cover was written by

Mr. Richard Gere. That made me laugh.

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I recently finished reading MONSTER: the autobiography of an LA gang member.

I definitely recommend this book. I hardly ever read, and have a hard time staying interested for long, but I read this 400 page book in two weeks. Go out and get it.

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Just finished Narcissus and Goldmund yesterday. Thanks to Ube for listing it in one of the threads a long time ago. It was most excellent.

 

Now I'm reading some short 80-some page book on pi and debating on starting The Golden Mean by Mario Livio or Long Time Passing: Vietnam and the Haunted Generation (a huge book with short interviews from a bunch of people in all aspects of that time period... soldiers, protesters, etc...)

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Guest Dusty Lipschitz

quastion:

 

anyone ever read or take a stab at pynchon's gravity's rainbow?

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hey weapon x..my bad duder..I think I was pmsing this morning and got all pissy too. but chucks books are just fucking strange like I said. they twist around into something you don't expect and make you sto and just say "what the fuck just happened?"

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i started fast food nation again, i dont know why, but its a damn good bookk.......kk....

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Just finished Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Shortly before that i read:

Glamorama by Brett Easton Ellis

Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

 

about to start something else...who knows what, i have a list sitting in my room of a shit load of books that i need to get from the library.

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weapon... well, these threads are suggesting books, and if 3 people suggest a book, people are likely to take interest... i guess

 

how many times has 'on the road' been suggested?

 

i pumped out kafka's metamorphisis the other day.. it was cool.. overrated, but cool. it's only like an hour read.

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