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Old 07-05-2012, 10:17 PM   #2311
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Masterpiece from one of my favorite authors ever.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:18 AM   #2312
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It says your currently reading Juliet, Naked.. Lol

Did you already finish it? I read half way through and then lost the book and could never return to it. Was the ending satisfying?


oh btw, you should join The Book Squad.. we need more people to join..


That was over a year ago! I've read the entire Song of Ice and Fire series since.

The ending was disappointing imo. Currently reading American Pastoral since you and RiDonks recommended it.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:44 AM   #2313
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i only just started American Pastoral, jail and irondarts have both commended it though. so far its living up.

read 'old man and the sea' as my hemingway intro, wasn't particularly blown away. i think i'd have maybe enjoyed it more had i already encountered his more descriptive realist works. as a fable i found it just okay, the underlying message didn't strike me as profound, pretty simple overall. though maybe i confess to possibly not understanding some of it, what the hell was the symbolism the lions about?


also read Portnoy's Complaint by Roth, terrific title but the description on the back lead my expectations in the wrong direction and i wound up somewhat disappointed. i expected the main character's devient amoral sexuality to clash more frequently with his conscience, i expected a shut-in who could never sustain a lasting relationship or even talk to a girl for fear of his f*cked up fetishes coming to light. didn't get that, instead it was just about a jew with uptight parents who had a few relationships, one of which happened to be with a giant slut. eh....

nevertheless still awesomely funny and well worth a read. redundant at times in terms of the observations, the humerous tangents and the like, but that wasn't really a problem since roth has such a tremendous command of the language and every word he writes flows so well, no matter how repetitive the content gets, it still sounds fresh
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:49 AM   #2314
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:10 PM   #2315
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That was over a year ago! I've read the entire Song of Ice and Fire series since.

The ending was disappointing imo. Currently reading American Pastoral since you and RiDonks recommended it.
Sucks that the ending sucked..

And you needs to update the goodreads man.. And visit the dead posters society...we floundering...
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #2316
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Liars Poker is very funny so far.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:59 PM   #2317
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Zeta was Hunter Thompsons good friend.Benicio Del Toro's character on Fear And Loathing was based off of Zeta.Except he wasnt Samoan he was Chicano.Zeta is considered the chicano Malcolm X.He went to Mexico and was never heard from again.
Zeta was the one that coined the term "gonzo journalism".

Great read.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:21 PM   #2318
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Currently just getting into Robert K. Massie's "Nicholas and Alexandra".


I figured since I enjoyed the movie I should read the book, and found a first edition hard-back at a yard sale the other day for 1.00.

Highly recommended for anyone interested in Russian history, or History in general.

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Old 07-08-2012, 01:49 PM   #2319
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intedasting book to say the least
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:47 PM   #2320
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I don't know what it is about these soccer books, but MAN they are good reads.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:53 PM   #2321
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i'm definitely down for this book club btw dash, assuming we stick with a book a month or something and it doesn't move to quick. i'm not the fastest reader.


american pastoral is everything i could have possibly hoped for btw
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:04 PM   #2322
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I got a GoodReads account a while back and I just saw you guys have a book club there. I just joined!

I recently just finished:


It was good. The movie and book follow pretty close to each other. It's an easy read that is enjoyable.

7/10

and


This is Stephen King's magnum opus and one I have heard a lot of good things about. Very quick read (finished it in less than a day), kind of slow paced, but still good.

7/10

Now reading:


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Old 07-08-2012, 05:05 PM   #2323
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just srated the third shahes book. dont know what it is, only read 2 chapters, then stopped. others, i kept going going and going..
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:31 PM   #2324
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The Wanderers was epic, just like every other Price book.

Now I'm about to start this:

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Old 07-11-2012, 08:34 PM   #2325
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Hyperion (Cantos) by Dan Simmons - 10/10


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