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Old 06-27-2011, 03:11 PM   #1726
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:56 PM   #1727
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Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar

Wow is all i can say. foundation of 20th century literature right here. I had only read short stories of Cortazar before but this novel's incredible
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:03 PM   #1728
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Wow is all i can say. foundation of 20th century literature right here. I had only read short stories of Cortazar before but this novel's incredible

Cool. I'll have to check that out.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:47 AM   #1729
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Haven't read this since I was a wee lad. It's pretty damn good. I started listening to audio books at work. Never thought I'd be able to focus on both the books and work at the same time before, so never bothered trying it until Tuesday. Anyway, since like noon Tuesday I've "read" two books and am a third of the way through Ender's Game. Looks like I'm going to go through a lot of these, so I'm looking for some recommendations. I like sci-fi, horror/supernatural, and would like to try a good comedy.

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Old 07-01-2011, 12:49 AM   #1730
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Wow is all i can say. foundation of 20th century literature right here. I had only read short stories of Cortazar before but this novel's incredible
In what order are you reading it?
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:50 AM   #1731
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Haven't read this since I was a wee lad. It's pretty damn good. I started listening to audio books at work. Never thought I'd be able to focus on both the books and work at the same time before, so never bothered trying it until Tuesday. Anyway, since like noon Tuesday I've "read" two books and am a third of the way through Ender's Game. Looks like I'm going to go through a lot of these, so I'm looking for some recommendations. I like sci-fi, horror/supernatural, and would like to try a good comedy.

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Try Philip K. Dick's "Ubik". It's some of the best sci-fi ever written with a good touch of comedy.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:51 AM   #1732
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Try Philip K. Dick's "Ubik". It's some of the best sci-fi ever written with a good touch of comedy.


Hah.

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Old 07-01-2011, 12:58 AM   #1733
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He must've had a hell of a time in middle school, right ?
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:17 AM   #1734
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Try Philip K. Dick's "Ubik". It's some of the best sci-fi ever written with a good touch of comedy.

Cool, thanks.

To anyone who listens to audiobooks, if you increase the tempo by about 35% or so you'll get through the books quicker while still being able to understand everything clearly. And no, it won't sound like the book's being read by Alvin and the Chipmunks(someone asked me that today), since you're just increasing the tempo and not the pitch.
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:22 AM   #1735
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anyone read slaughterhouse 5?
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:25 AM   #1736
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One of my fave books of all time. A total mind f*ck. More so from the actual accounts of the bombing of Dresden than the fantasy parts, imo.
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:27 AM   #1737
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Cool, thanks.

To anyone who listens to audiobooks, if you increase the tempo by about 35% or so you'll get through the books quicker while still being able to understand everything clearly. And no, it won't sound like the book's being read by Alvin and the Chipmunks(someone asked me that today), since you're just increasing the tempo and not the pitch.

But what if you want it to sound like chipmunks are reading to you so you can fap to it. Hypothetically of course.
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:28 AM   #1738
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Yeah, my teacher's wife's sister was trying to argue that pilgrim actually traveled through time but I think it's clear that he has some kind of schizophrenia or something.

I really need to read it a few more times so I can grasp everything. I do like saying so it goes whenever something shitty happens now though.
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:57 AM   #1739
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I'm actually reading Hopscotch for a second time in the order he outlines at the beginning of the book. He is one of the most brillaint writers I have encountered so far. The only other writer I would put alongside him is Kafka.
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I'm actually reading Hopscotch for a second time in the order he outlines at the beginning of the book. He is one of the most brillaint writers I have encountered so far. The only other writer I would put alongside him is Kafka.
You, sir, are a wise individual. Check out Jorge Luis Borges if you haven't already. He's in the same ballpark as those two you mentioned.
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