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What book are you reading? Part 20

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Currently Reading this, Its Interesting but I have to read it in sections, then return to it.

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Holy shit, I thought I was the only person who knew Robert Anton Wilson. His documentary, "Maybe Logic" is (or should I say seems..hah) awesome, lots of old footage and interviews. I'm currently into The Illuminatus Trilogy. Wacky and amazing. Youtube that shit.

 

 

 

The person who mentioned Infinite Jest, there's a great interview with the author (forget his name) on Charlie Rose's website...dude seemed too intelligent for his time.

 

 

And Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels is a great read.

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A friend gave me these for my birthday.

I finally got her gift maybe two weeks ago.

I am half way through the first one and contemplating

even beginning to read the second.

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As lame as this is, I'm reading Cesar Milan's, "how to be the pack leader". I got two dogs now, trying to make sure I'm doing shit right.

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Re-reading this now. a great book, and probably my favorite. kerouac is amazing.

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Then im going to re-read this. another great one by kerouac..

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And did anyone ever read this??? I was considering it my next read..

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finished this yesterday, good read. dude catches a charge trafficking a package to an undercover cop in new york and utilizes painting to gain fame and notoriety for his case as he attempts to get clemency.

 

 

starting this one this afternoon

 

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And did anyone ever read this??? I was considering it my next read..

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i have it and Tom Wolfe's the Kandy-Kolored-Tangerine Steamline Baby.

Although I never finished Acid Tests, its not that easy of a read. Sure, that is relative but it took a while to "get in the flow" of reading it. It's hard to explain, but try it out...give it some time, though. I've heard people say it was terrible cause they could n't follow it, but I've asked people who have finished it and they seem to appreciate it after wards.

 

Personally, Wolfe's KKTSB seemed a bit more coherent (maybe cause it's not always in the realms of hallucinogenics) and was a good read.

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The book opens on a 23-year-old Frey, who appears to have lived eight lifetimes before hitting the quarter mile, and is about to throw in the towel. He is not a pretty sight: "My front four teeth are gone, I have a hole in my cheek, my nose is broken and my eyes are swollen nearly shut." His clothes are covered with spit, snot, urine, vomit and blood, liquids that come up quite often throughout the extent of the book. Delivered to his parents, he is barely conscious, yet requests that his father buy him two bottles of wine, which, amazingly, he does, and which Frey, amazingly, downs as if it were water.

 

 

im trying to pick up this book again...being an alcoholic myself. reading this book the first pages helped me before i relapsed again.

but i want to read it all the way through..

good book for anybody who has been down in the worst of worst in they're drinking.

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just finished it.

 

didnt like how it was broken up, and was also written sloppily (one minute he had bullets, the next he didnt and then he did again ETC). and i think it came to a conclusion way too quickly.

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The book opens on a 23-year-old Frey, who appears to have lived eight lifetimes before hitting the quarter mile, and is about to throw in the towel. He is not a pretty sight: "My front four teeth are gone, I have a hole in my cheek, my nose is broken and my eyes are swollen nearly shut." His clothes are covered with spit, snot, urine, vomit and blood, liquids that come up quite often throughout the extent of the book. Delivered to his parents, he is barely conscious, yet requests that his father buy him two bottles of wine, which, amazingly, he does, and which Frey, amazingly, downs as if it were water.

 

 

im trying to pick up this book again...being an alcoholic myself. reading this book the first pages helped me before i relapsed again.

but i want to read it all the way through..

good book for anybody who has been down in the worst of worst in they're drinking.

 

 

you know this guy is a fraud, right ?

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wasnt he the only guy to make Opra(sp?) an ass?

 

isnt he dead now?

 

 

 

(okay, the last sentence is false. but he did make oparah look silly)

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forget the jokes about Al Gore being dull and monotone. This is a fantastic book, and even post-bush its still incredibly relevant.

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Santana sorry for this belated response. This will be a biased opinion since I am a scifi nut and consider Herbert's works to be magnificent but, if you have an appeal for scifi Herbert is the way to go. His character development is superb and humanistic, no cliche actions, human fallibility apparent. It is a masterful blend of futuristic landscapes and technologies coupled with questions of morality, science vs. nature, socioeconomics, relevancy of religion and it's influence, and proletariat revolution.

 

Just finished up

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