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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: Grateful Dead] * 2
    #26475297 - 02/08/20 12:58 PM (1 year, 11 months ago)

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: DividedQuantum] * 2
    #26475318 - 02/08/20 01:14 PM (1 year, 11 months ago)

If you are a fan of his read Blood Meridian.  You will never look at Native Americans the same. 

Love how he writes.  Basic and to the point and writes his own way.  Read everything of his.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: Barnaby] * 1
    #26475474 - 02/08/20 03:12 PM (1 year, 11 months ago)

Yeah I've read it. Of all his books I've read, that one is my favorite. It's rather chilling to read, though -- it's one of the most brutal and unforgiving books I've ever read. But still a masterpiece.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: dk-1]
    #26475979 - 02/08/20 08:39 PM (1 year, 11 months ago)

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Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace



Amazing book.

I'm currently reading Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre.




I always wondered how hard it would be to get through Nausea and Being and Nothingness. I don't have a philosophy background. I only took 101 and it just covered the Greeks. What was useful about the class was an exposure to the Socratic Method, and the instructor basically interrogated us to see if we could back up what we said.

I read Huis Clos and L'Etranger in French/No exit and The Stranger in English. I read Existentialism is a Form of Humanism, but these seemed easy to me and not particularly dense.

What got me reinterested in this 35 years later was listening to Velvet Undergrounds, "I'll Be Your Mirror" and the Cure's "Killing an Arab", which are based on those two works of existential fiction.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: DividedQuantum] * 2
    #26479504 - 02/11/20 04:33 AM (1 year, 11 months ago)

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Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert



that's a great one, only read the first 4 books tho

i'm currently reading "Acid House" by Irvine Welsh

it has some really funny parts but it's pretty hard to read


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: The_Brown_Wizard] * 1
    #26481325 - 02/12/20 03:41 AM (1 year, 11 months ago)

Summerland by Michael Chabon, one of my favourite fictions ever!


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: bertblack] * 2
    #26481335 - 02/12/20 03:49 AM (1 year, 11 months ago)

Tom Robbins something to do with whooping cranes!?!

Near the end.

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: WhoManBeing] * 1
    #26481336 - 02/12/20 03:51 AM (1 year, 11 months ago)

I wrote a book. Think the two hour read be pleasantly partaken.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: WhoManBeing] * 2
    #26482472 - 02/12/20 08:37 PM (1 year, 11 months ago)

Room to Dream by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: DividedQuantum]
    #26485562 - 02/14/20 04:26 PM (1 year, 11 months ago)

Lynch, have seen all of his movies, interested in this book but for now on to three with Koontz and his Hawk series. Learn governments and the structure and how it works with globally.  Crooked Staircase. Amazing how much one can read, and it is entertaining and through half it. 

Amazing taking a break for a week how much one can read and how idiotic most media with movies and t.v. and a hell lot of music is to me.  I just have to take a break once in awhile as it makes it impossible to read.

For the readers to do one book at a time or do more?  When I get into many, which is two, not counting a bit of self help books that have some wisdom to it instead of the shit I live around and endless unasked for advice and wisdom, I just like to focus on one novel and read for long periods.

I really hate January and February and cold.  Whatever.  Cat is happy I am around so much.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: Barnaby] * 1
    #26486342 - 02/15/20 01:55 AM (1 year, 11 months ago)

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: dodgem]
    #26486359 - 02/15/20 02:21 AM (1 year, 11 months ago)

It is great to say the book you are reading but can anyone add why they enjoy the book they are reading?  :shrug:

To see if I want to read it myself?


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: Brian Jones] * 1
    #26488951 - 02/16/20 09:20 PM (1 year, 11 months ago)

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Grateful Dead said:
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace



Amazing book.

I'm currently reading Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre.




I always wondered how hard it would be to get through Nausea and Being and Nothingness. I don't have a philosophy background. I only took 101 and it just covered the Greeks. What was useful about the class was an exposure to the Socratic Method, and the instructor basically interrogated us to see if we could back up what we said.

I read Huis Clos and L'Etranger in French/No exit and The Stranger in English. I read Existentialism is a Form of Humanism, but these seemed easy to me and not particularly dense.

What got me reinterested in this 35 years later was listening to Velvet Undergrounds, "I'll Be Your Mirror" and the Cure's "Killing an Arab", which are based on those two works of existential fiction.




I've also only taken two philosophy classes, I think Nausea is pretty straight forward if you vibe with existentialism. I'd give it a read.

However, I've had Being and Nothingness on my shelf for years and never finished it. I tried reading it once when I was 18 (no philosophy background) and stopped after maybe 100 pages. Because I was going though a lot at time time and actually felt the book was making my mental state worse. It was likely because it was the first time i'd been exposed to existential thought and it effected me deeply.

However, reflecting back all these years later, I think that it was the basic existential ideas about meaning that struck me so deeply and likely not anything unique about Sartre's ideas.

Therefore I've continued to try and explore the big ideas of existentialism in a broad sense by reading a variety of works instead of deep focused works.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: Grateful Dead] * 1
    #26489162 - 02/17/20 12:25 AM (1 year, 11 months ago)

Da Bible NIV


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: dk-1] * 2
    #26489448 - 02/17/20 07:05 AM (1 year, 11 months ago)

Recently heard Frank Conniff talk about Nausea on MST3K. I have it but haven't invested any time in it. Not sure I will. You can find it here

Currently reading Shakespeare's Sonnets.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: ChRnZN]
    #26497802 - 02/22/20 12:28 AM (1 year, 10 months ago)

Damned by Chuck Palahniuk


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: DividedQuantum]
    #26498428 - 02/22/20 02:51 PM (1 year, 10 months ago)

Man, read to many of his books IME I want to be a tranny.  His story on submarines was interesting.  Haunted didn't want to make me puke but I will never put my asshole up to that, I will leave it to one's imagination that hasn't read it.

Never got the Chinese story.  Pygmy I think it was called and I know the outline of it.  I don't know,  would like to go and see his next book signing tour and just sense what he is like.  Always regret not seeing Hunter S. Thompson as his in Denver.

But Chuck has a long way to go in his literary career.  King is way to popular to ever do one but Koontz maybe.  Finishing this series of Jane Hawk.  Still,  that last name is so cliched but the writing is good in my opinion.

This isn't a book club and the Shroomery is for M's and Zoomers that barely read and need a screen in front of their face all the time with things that mean nothing, but still,  some older people that like to get their voice in once in awhile. 

About everything on the Shroomery is tripe.  When they legalize shrooms in the states in time looking forward to it.  I mean really.  Read the headlines of the latest Pub.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: Barnaby]
    #26498712 - 02/22/20 06:13 PM (1 year, 10 months ago)

Disses younger generations for not reading in a post that's barely comprehensible. :whippedcreamhead:


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: clock_of_omens]
    #26498899 - 02/22/20 08:45 PM (1 year, 10 months ago)

That delicious irony is off the charts!!

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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: LogicaL Chaos] * 1
    #26507078 - 02/27/20 08:56 PM (1 year, 10 months ago)

Mirage by Clive Cussler


Wasn't planning to read this, but since Clive Cussler died on Monday, I felt I'd move it up in the rotation in his honor. It's really no problem since they're very good and are of a sophistication that raises them above mere pulp entertainment. I have zero doubt this book will be good.


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