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Old 04-23-2014, 11:21 AM   #2806
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This book is really dope so far, but it may not be everyone's cup of tea. It seems to be about the time travelling fat kid from Mississippi with waves so deep they'll make you seasick.

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Old 05-19-2014, 03:11 PM   #2807
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This is the first book in a really long time that drew me in completely and kind of woke me up. There is more to what I've written hear about the experience of the city but I'm trying to get away from hermeneutics. I think it can be a bad habit where you project too much of yourself into the text. So really a review but kind of a sentiment that I'm left with after reading the book:

The book was very good and I think it mostly has to do with Marquez’ writing style. The way he built each character was probably the best example of it. The book has very little dialogue but the characters get developed by little anecdotes that he leaves in between sentences. They happen so quickly that they sometimes feel like afterthoughts but the book really becomes a collection of these idiosyncrasies. They become the subtext of the story that gives your imagination room to breathe. The way he writes the characters gives the story a great rhythm.

And the idiosyncrasies are passed down through the family line. Patterns repeat and there is almost an inevitable fate destined for each character. Members of the family imprint themselves on one another and shape the course of each other’s lives both literally and symbolically. The cyclicality of time and history is an important idea in the book and I think it has something to do with how we imprint ourselves on one another. In the story there is a Spanish galleon that has been shipwreck deep inland. It happened many years ago from the beginning of the story and nobody understands how it got there. Eventually most people forget it is even there. And I think that is how the influence of family customs, personalities, etc act within ourselves. They get passed down the line without anyone even remembering where they came from or why they are there.
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:22 PM   #2808
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Reading a newer Stephen King joint in anticipation of release for his new title, Mr. Mercedes, which has a synopsis that sounds very intriguing.
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:50 PM   #2809
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:12 PM   #2810
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:53 PM   #2811
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:06 PM   #2812
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I'm finally trying to get through Infinite Jest:



Now, DFW was one of my favorite writers, I love his first novel and his essay/short story collections, this book has always intimidated me but I've decided to read it since I have the week off. Almost 200 pages in, it was bursts of brilliance but also has long stretches of insanely detailed mundane writing that is really tough to get through (and it's just like - get on with it already dude). Going to continue it but I definitely need to read a lighter book along with this.

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Old 05-27-2014, 11:09 PM   #2813
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Reading Malazan Book of the Fallen.

On volume 4: The House of Chains
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:06 AM   #2814
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:26 AM   #2815
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Funny stuff.

Paul Thomas Anderson is adapting this into a film coming out this year, with Joaquin Phoenix playing the main character (a hippy, stoner Private Investigator) and Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Benicio Del Toro also starring. Here's what Phoenix looks like for the film:



Should be a great film.

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Old 06-03-2014, 12:38 AM   #2816
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PT Anderson is one of my favorite directors and Phoenix has become one of my favorite actors last few years. Did u read the book becuz you learned that PT was adapting?

That's why I read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I read Fincher was doing a film adaptation and his movies always have a wild story to tell.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:34 AM   #2817
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PT Anderson is one of my favorite directors and Phoenix has become one of my favorite actors last few years. Did u read the book becuz you learned that PT was adapting?

That's why I read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I read Fincher was doing a film adaptation and his movies always have a wild story to tell.
I've been wanting to read more of Pynchon for a while now, and I've known PTA was adapting this one into a movie, so I figured this would be a good Pynchon novel to read. It's great so far.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:16 AM   #2818
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Just finished lord of the flies and is starting in the oddessey. Many iconic moments in that book, very good read.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:21 AM   #2819
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My man hittin the required reading list hard dun
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Old 06-03-2014, 04:30 PM   #2820
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Finished reading:

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami 4/5

Voodoo River by Robert Crais 3/5

Fear and Loathing in Vegas 2/5

Crash by J.G. Ballard 1/5


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The House of Chains by Steven Erikson

Slaughtermatic by Steve Aylett

Mr. Mercedes by Steven King
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