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Old 07-20-2011, 06:39 PM   #1786
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This thread makes it seem that you guys are all literature graduates. Doesn't anyone read sci-fi, horror...anything else?

Not really. I will occasionally when my aunt recommends something (I've ggot the Diamond Age waiting on my to red list). Nnothing agaainst those genres, they're just not what I like.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:38 PM   #1787
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Decent philosophical novel with clear and concise writing. I get his philosophy and what he was expressing through Meursault but I just don't necessarily agree with it and the entire thing basically makes Meursault out to be a sociopath who only connects through the world through sensory experience. Great ending though, the final chapter was my favorite part of the book.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:21 PM   #1788
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Not really. I will occasionally when my aunt recommends something (I've ggot the Diamond Age waiting on my to red list). Nnothing agaainst those genres, they're just not what I like.
by Neal Stephenson?

i couldnt get passed the first couple chapters.. his made up language and speaking structure that he created for the story was off-putting..
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:32 PM   #1789
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by Neal Stephenson?

i couldnt get passed the first couple chapters.. his made up language and speaking structure that he created for the story was off-putting..

Yeah, my aunt said the beginning was a little unnecessary and that it got better later in the book. I haven't read it yet but i'll be sure to post my thoughts.
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:28 PM   #1790
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i'll start this tonight or tomorrow, book 4/5
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:08 PM   #1791
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My mindless reading of the summer. Hell of an entertaining book.
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:25 AM   #1792
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im not sure how to post pictures on my posts lol

http://www.allenandunwin.com/default...=9781742372389

quite an interesting book
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:41 AM   #1793
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Going to start this today.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:03 AM   #1794
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:23 AM   #1795
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Just started this:



So far, it's completely awesome. Can't wait to get deeper into it.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:41 AM   #1796
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:34 PM   #1797
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Very good book and it exposed me to some different ways of thinking about some of the problems of our federal government, especially social security. Definitely a recommended reading for everyone. Friedman is clear and concise in his writing.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:48 PM   #1798
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I'm reading Breakfast at Tiffany's

this is emotion talking right now, but Capote might be my favorite american author of all time.

now I have read basically everything capote has written from his early work where he exuded heart/humanity to his last book full of cynicism and narcissistic b!tchery.

throughout all the books his prose is so perfectly witty, succinct and well constructed.

recommended along with all the other works. capote's later irrelevance has rendered him almost underrated
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:34 PM   #1799
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I'm glad I put this off for so long because I think now was the rigght time for me to fully appreciate this book. Thrilling read and it had some terribly interesting ideas to turn around in my mind (the objective existence of history/reality outside of human perception for one). The love story parts were also very well written and Orwell has me itching to read more of his work. Very direct writing style with artistic flourishes that added the quite desperation that the character lived through.
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Just started the first Dexter book. Seen all the TV episodes, thought I'd read the books.
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