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Old 04-23-2011, 07:26 PM   #1546
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I'm about 30 pages into CS Lewis' The Great Divorce.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:54 PM   #1547
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I'm reading The Coming of Age Mississippi or something for my college class.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:02 PM   #1548
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Really makes you worry about the future of human race.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:39 PM   #1549
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Creative and interesting book that contains the little bits of wisdom I always enjoy from Lewis. He's got a gift for communicating his observations simply and honestly to make them feel obvious and unbelievable that they weren't already common though in your mind.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:56 PM   #1550
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:34 PM   #1551
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Finished "The Beach" by Alex Garland. Brilliant book!

Starting this sometime over the weekend.



"On the Road" by Jack Kerouac.
The beach is one of my favourite books ever, always reread it once every few years. I've had one the road on my desk with a bunch of other books for a few months now, will get there eventually.
Let us know how it goes.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:15 PM   #1552
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Bout to read this:



It will be the first I've read from Frued other than some small exerpts so we'll see how it goes.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:30 PM   #1553
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Bout to read this:



It will be the first I've read from Frued other than some small exerpts so we'll see how it goes.

I really dig Freud even though i question the validity of his methodology quite often. If you want some freudian big picture stuff check out Civilization and Its Discontents. It's his seminal work where he tries to extrapolate his analysis of the individual to a diagnosis of society at large. My favoirte book from him.

you read so damn much lol. I mean it as a compliment.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:36 PM   #1554
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Yeah, I pretty much cut TV, with a few exceptions of course, and video games out of my free time to make room for reading lol. I'll have to check that one out. I actually went to Barnes and Noble to get this one because the used bookstore I go to mainly has fiction and they only had 2 works by Freud. Assholes lol.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:18 PM   #1555
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reading....? i'd rather jackoff a tiger in a phone booth

nothing is more depressing and boring than to read... unless its something that really interest me... like martial art books... books by bruce lee and so on... something that truly means.... books by great men..... not just some random ass "glory days" by wilhelmina wilhelmson shit.. i'd rather watch a movie instead...

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Old 04-25-2011, 09:25 PM   #1556
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reading....? i'd rather jackoff a tiger in a phone booth

nothing is more depressing and boring than to read... unless its something that really interest me... like martial art books... books by bruce lee and so on... something that truly means.... books by great men..... not just some random ass "glory days" by wilhelmina wilhelmson shit.. i'd rather watch a movie instead...

Then maybe you should stay out of the "what are you reading?" thread.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:27 PM   #1557
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Then maybe you should stay out of the "what are you reading?" thread.

no shit, since wilhelmina wilhelmson writes great novels
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:30 AM   #1558
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excellent, loved it.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:34 PM   #1559
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Captain Atom: Armageddon - 8/10



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Old 04-30-2011, 03:31 PM   #1560
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Been reading this for a while and finally finished. It contained Prufrock and Other Observations, Poems 1920, and The Waste Land.

Prufrock and other Obersvations contained some incredibly brilliant moments. The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock might be my favorite poem from him and bits and pieces of other poems were fantastic. Overall though the collection was inconsistent with great highs and some definite lulls.

Poems 1920 seemed to be more consistent overall and but it didn't have the same type of high moments Prufrock did. The collection seemed a bit dry and it felt like Eliot was stroking his ego during parts. My favorites here were probably The Hippopotamus or Whispers of Immortality.

The Waste Land was a masterpiece. It captured the desolation, isolations, and fears of the WWI time period and also reflected his own destruction as he wrote it while recovering from a nervous breakdown. It was dark and distant and had the type of presence and brilliance I'd expect from one of the most praised poems of the 20th century.

Some of the works were tedious because of the multiple references and obscurity of those references along with Eliot's language. However, I became accustomed to it over the length of the collections and it became less of an issue.

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