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Old 01-14-2012, 04:04 PM   #2011
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i read the bell jar around 10 years ago. geared more towards women only because the protagonist is female. i remember enjoying it very much nonetheless.
i've heard it described as the female equivalent of Catcher in the Rye... regardless of the accuracy of that statement thematically, i feel like the number of females i've encountered who love Catcher in the Rye in spite its total gearing towards men (or confused adolescent boys to be specific lol) means that anybody regardless of sex can enjoy The Bell Jar.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:48 PM   #2012
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gone with the wind
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:11 AM   #2013
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If I made a movie of Atlas Shrugged, I would cast Jon Hamm as Hank Reardon. For some reason I keep imagining Reardon looking like Don Draper lol.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:16 PM   #2014
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If I made a movie of Atlas Shrugged, I would cast Jon Hamm as Hank Reardon. For some reason I keep imagining Reardon looking like Don Draper lol.

Bingo!

It's a combination between the fact he created his own persona after a sh!tty childhood, his troubles/ lack of chemistry with wifey, and sheer professional pioneer spirit that solidfies that comparison!

Who'd be Francisco? Banderas?

Dagny should be Jenn Connely, (strong, beautiful graceful elegant)

Right now I'm reading:
33 Strategies of War - Robert Greene
Bhagavad Gita
War of Art

and then when school comes

Enahnced Human Anatomy and Physiology
Neuroscience
Neuropharmacology
Brave New World (how the fukk have i not touched this despite referencin it a million times is beyond me)
Tempest (nice chaotic shakespeare)
Black No More
Never Let Me Go
Gulliver's Travels

After that

going to chomp down on the Complete Hebrew Dictionary
Finish Bible
and Read the Vidal book Dasher suggested

You motherf*ckers are going down. 21 years old and absorbin knowledge like VishaltotheG's cervix absorbs Catzhernandez urine fukk ya.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:46 PM   #2015
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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov - 8.5/10

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Old 01-15-2012, 07:06 PM   #2016
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Bingo!

It's a combination between the fact he created his own persona after a sh!tty childhood, his troubles/ lack of chemistry with wifey, and sheer professional pioneer spirit that solidfies that comparison!

Who'd be Francisco? Banderas?

Dagny should be Jenn Connely, (strong, beautiful graceful elegant)

I don't really have a strong image of Francisco but I would probably go with someone like Eric Bana or maybe Bardem.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:37 PM   #2017
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brad pitt and angelina jolie are apparently huge Rand fans and were in minor pursuit of the project while it was still in discussion. the final product looks absolutely disgustingly terrible and there are no big names attached.... whatever, i'll never watch it. but i remember while reading it i'd always picture Jolie as Dagny and Russell Crow as Reardon. not sure about Francisco but those two suggestions seem pretty good, especially Bardem.



i was looking through some Vidal stuff at the bookstore the other day. i remember deciding not to look into any of his stuff even after my interest was piqued by the same dasher recommendation (Creation was the title if memory serves me). it was because i was watching some videos of him on youtube and he was droning on about a bunch of conspiratorial mumbo jumbo that was just so obviously bullshit. then i read this Christopher Hitchens article that argued dude had just lost it. that made a lot of sense, but i still haven't picked up a book of his. the one i was purveying at the bookstore had such a ludicrously interesting plot though, it was literally about the crucifixion taking place in modernity, complete with crazed media attention and money politics and all of that. can't recall the name but it seemed pretty gosh darned ambitious.
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I could definitely see Pitt playing John Galt.
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Bout the third time I read it, holds up everytime.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:05 PM   #2021
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So far it's solid. I think the premise is more interesting than the story I am reading. I'm at the beginning of the 3rd act, so business may finally be about to pick up.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:00 PM   #2022
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A really good, exhaustively researched book about the history of Area 51, it is NOT about Alien's, it covers the extensive secret military projects that have gone on at Area 51 since the 50's, from the making and testing of Spy Planes, Stealth planes, Drones which were built there during the Iraq war as well as the hundreds of Nuclear bombs they set off at Area 51 during the years. Really comprehensive book that I enjoyed a lot. Not about Aliens, although she offers a bizarre account of the Roswell incident and the remains which were sent from Area 51 in the last chapter.

Overall a great book.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:38 AM   #2025
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i read The Stranger by Camus not too long ago... at the moment, i don't feel like i'm in any condition to do a review justice, but i do know that it struck a chord. i sort of expected a chord to be struck, and my knowledge of the quote "man in his nakedness faced with the absurd" sort of dulled the chord, but nevertheless, a powerful character powerfully written. i thoroughly enjoyed the brief quotes related to the interchangeability of one life for the next. i think the brevity is what gave it its thrust... with that writing style, had the point been pounded home, it wouldn't have meant nearly as much. it was an authentic account of a man who couldn't understand why anything around him, be it his surroundings or his fellow human beings, wound up the way it did. and it was that lack of understanding that drove him to acceptance... of the very point Camus meant to get across. absurdity only reaches so far as a proper explanation falls short. but the side characters weren't delved into with any real depth, it was all about Meursault and his dealings with his surroundings. a proper reflection upon the decisions of everybody around him may have fleshed out the story, but why bother when the main point is the randomness of everyday decisions? i loved every bit of it, looking forward to reading more of his work. it made for such an easy read i've got no reason not to check out more.
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