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OfflineSocrates
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Books...
    #3362682 - 11/15/04 04:09 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

What books are everyone reading these days? Ive seen some pretty crazy trends in reading around here... Things seems to move in waves... Strange waves... From fem nazi, to semi-fem nazi with a touch of penis envoy, to full on drug abuse and gender confusion. Kerouac, it wasent all you... You played a small role... Then, maybe a progression into the whole Nileist groove... You know, as if that were logical.


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Re: Books... [Re: Socrates]
    #3362683 - 11/15/04 04:10 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Harry Potter.


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Re: Books... [Re: Socrates]
    #3362695 - 11/15/04 04:18 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

eh...i just turn the pages of the shroomery. i think it's kind of bad for my grammar too. i need to pick up a real book.


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Re: Books... [Re: felix]
    #3362711 - 11/15/04 04:30 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

i never read any stories or anything...mostly science books and shit about drugs


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Re: Books... [Re: norwegian1]
    #3362746 - 11/15/04 04:53 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Yeah, i usually only read non-fiction. The Celestine Prophecy was alright though. Currently i'm reading High Priest by Timothy Leary. Very intriguing book.


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Re: Books... [Re: Socrates]
    #3362966 - 11/15/04 08:25 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I read a lot more fiction than non-fiction.  I like how it stimulates my imagination and think it's important that we do allow our imagination to run wild as we're getting older.  No one wants to become one of those grumpy old men who just sits on the porch all day bitching. :lol:

Most recent books include a re-read of Blood of the Fold and Temple of the Winds by Terry Goodkind.


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Re: Books... [Re: Silven]
    #3363071 - 11/15/04 09:37 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

island by aldous huxley currently.


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Re: Books... [Re: druqks46]
    #3363102 - 11/15/04 09:57 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I'm re-reading The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.


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Re: Books... [Re: Socrates]
    #3363120 - 11/15/04 10:13 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I'm still finishing Dostoyevsky's The Idiot, and my mom recently went out and bought me the new Dean Koontz book, Odd Thomas, which I have yet to start reading.


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Re: Books... [Re: Socrates]
    #3363458 - 11/15/04 12:37 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I have been trying to read "El Proceso" (The Trial) by Kafka in Spanish. When I bought it I had access to a Spanish-English dicitonary... that disappeared curiously the day after I bought the book. So basically I am trying to read a crazy book in a language with which I'm only tangentially acquainted- very basic grammar, limited vocabulary, etc. I've ended up isolating the words I actually understand and then trying to use those to figure out the ones I don't by context. That's really hard when I don't understand direct/indirect objects, prepositions, past or future tense, blah blah blah. It's kinda fun though. They don't sell many English books in Barcelona, and they don't sell many Spanish-English dictionaries in Paris.


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Re: Books... [Re: TurnpikeGates]
    #3363474 - 11/15/04 12:43 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Most recently, I've been reading a lot of Salman Rushdie - including Grimus, Midnights Children, The Moors Last Sigh, and the Satanic Verses. Right now, I'm reading "Lila" by Robert Pirsig (the guy who wrote Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintaince). When I finish that, I think I'll start reading a collection of Nietzsche's journals from the last years of his life (I think the book is called "Fragments of a Shattered Mind", or something along those lines), when he was going competely insane... i'd like to see how his ideas changed from Thus Spake Zarathustra and Genealogy of the Morals (two really interesting books, in my opinion)


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Re: Books... [Re: adrug]
    #3363481 - 11/15/04 12:47 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Currently reading The Illuminatus! Trilogy.
Next up is "And I Was There" by former rear-admiral Layton... his tell-all autobiography of Pearl Harbour and what our intelligence angies did and did not know about that day.


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Re: Books... [Re: Gr8fulJ420]
    #3363711 - 11/15/04 01:42 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Reading a couple of things at the moment including the last book of the Dark Tower series, Irvince Welshes' Maribou stork nightmares, and just finished Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by HARUKI MURAKAMI. Plus a bunch of art history and geology stuff for school.


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Re: Books... [Re: beejay]
    #3363747 - 11/15/04 01:50 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

re-reading my collection of Jack Chick tracts
www.chick.com


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Re: Books... [Re: norwegian1]
    #3363770 - 11/15/04 01:57 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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norwegian1 said:
i never read any stories or anything...mostly science books and shit about drugs




Yea that seems to be the trend with me. Don Juan is about as close to "story telling" as anything i've read in the last year.


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Re: Books... [Re: PeyoteZen]
    #3363787 - 11/15/04 02:01 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Just finishing up The Orchid Thief, and On the Road...going to read the Poisonwood bible after that.


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Re: Books... [Re: funkymonk]
    #3363994 - 11/15/04 02:50 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

The Orchid Theif, like the movie adaptation style? Also, on the Road is awesome! Just... Dont read Big Sur... You will lose respect for good `ol Jack.


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Re: Books... [Re: Socrates]
    #3364061 - 11/15/04 03:10 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

deception point by dan brown, and i suggest to everyone illusions by richard bach


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Re: Books... [Re: lemon_lw]
    #3364191 - 11/15/04 03:39 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

A Brave New World by A. Huxley


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Re: Books... [Re: Socrates]
    #3365528 - 11/15/04 08:01 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

i'm a pretty big reader, in the middle of "a clockword orange"

somehow never read Dante's Inferno, so i'll move on to that next


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