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Old 04-24-2009, 04:17 AM   #76
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Not reading anything right now, but will cop this tomorrow

that's crazy, I just started reading that last night.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:43 AM   #77
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that's crazy, I just started reading that last night.

Ironic.

I'm surprised I hadn't heard about that before, but am going to cop that tomorrow before I head off to the march.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:53 AM   #78
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before weeks ovah..

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Old 04-24-2009, 03:48 PM   #79
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Ill post a mini-elaboration of how I found the novel to be, once the readin' is done...
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:14 AM   #80
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I agree with Rant is was quite horrid.. and I heard that Snuff was utterly detestable, so Im just not going to waste time with it...


But you should surely try reading 'Choke' and 'Survivor' if you have not yet, they are very much worth your reading efforts...
Snuff is complete garbage, definitely don't waste your time with it. I was very disappointed because when I heard he was writing a book about porn, I thought it seemed like the perfect subject matter for him to write about. I didn't mind Rant, although compared to his earlier work, it's not that great.

Currently reading Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer.
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:52 AM   #81
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My summer reading list:
I Win! by U. Lose

Robots by Anne Droid

Danger! by Luke Out

Cloning by Irma Dubble II

Hot Dog! by Frank Furter

Cry Wolf by Al Armist

Wake Up! by Sal Ammoniac

I'm Fine by Howard Yu

Gambling by Monty Carlos

Mensa Man by Gene Yuss

Big Fart! by Hugh Jass

Hypnotism by N. Tranced

Downpour! by Wayne Dwops

Full Moon by Seymour Buns

Sea Birds by Al Batross

Teach Me! by I. Wanda Know

I Say So! by Frank O. Pinion

Tug of War by Paul Hard

Surprised! by Omar Gosh

Beekeeping by A. P. Arry

Good Works by Ben Evolent

Golly Gosh! by G. Whiz

It's Magic! by Sven Gali

April Fool! by Sue Prize

Come on in! by Doris Open

Parachuting by Hugo First

Get Moving! by Sheik Aleg

I Like Fish by Ann Chovie

Leo Tolstoy by Warren Peace

May Flowers by April Showers

Pain Relief by Ann L. Gesick

It's Unfair! by Y. Me

Armed Heists by Robin Banks

How to Annoy by Aunt Agonize

Racketeering by Dennis Court

I Love Wills by Benny Fishery

Stop Arguing by Xavier Breath

Sofa so Good by Chester Field

Riel Ambush! by May T. Surprise

Falling Trees by Tim Burr

Monkey Shines by Bob Boone

Why Cars Stop by M.T. Tank

Turtle Racing by Eubie Quick

Military Rule by Marshall Law

I Like Liquor by Ethyl Alcohol

I Love Crowds by Morris Merrier

Off To Market by Tobias A. Pigg

A Great Plenty by E. Nuff

Mosquito Bites by Ivan Itch

My Lost Causes by Noah Veil

Grave Mistakes by Paul Bearer

Get Out There! by Sally Forth

Red Vegetables by B. Troot

Irish Flooring by Lynn O'Leum

Highway Travel by Dusty Rhodes

It's a Shocker by Alec Tricity

Keep it Clean! by Armand Hammer

I Hit the Wall by Isadore There

Ship Mysteries by Marie Celeste

I Hate the Sun by Gladys Knight

It's a Holdup! by Nick R. Elastic

He Disappeared! by Otto Sight

I Hate Fighting by Boris Hell

Mexican Revenge by Monty Zuma

I Didn't Do It! by Ivan Alibi

Life in Chicago by Wendy City

Without Warning by Oliver Sudden

Pain in My Body by Otis Leghurts

Desert Crossing by I. Rhoda Camel

Candle-Vaulting by Jack B. Nimble

Happy New Year! by Mary Christmas

You're Kidding! by Shirley U. Jest

Webster's Words by Dick Shunnary

Those Funny Dogs by Joe Kur

Wind Instruments by Tom Bone

Winning the Race by Vic Tree

Crocodile Dundee by Ali Gator

Covered Walkways by R. Kade

I Need Insurance by Justin Case

Whatchamacallit! by Thingum Bob

Let's Do it Now! by Igor Beaver

I'm Someone Else by Ima Nonymous

Animal Illnesses by Ann Thrax

He's Contagious! by Lucas Measles

The Great Escape by Freida Convict

Music of the Sea by Lawrence Whelk

Breaking the Law by Kermit A. Krime

Cooking Spaghetti by Al Dente

Smart Beer Making by Bud Wiser

Good Housekeeping by Lottie Dust

Mountain Climbing by Andover Hand

Theft and Robbery by Andy Tover

Equine Leg Cramps by Charlie Horse

The Lion Attacked by Claudia Armoff

Poetry in Baseball by Homer

I Love Mathematics by Adam Up

Exercise on Wheels by Cy Kling

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Unsolved Mysteries by N. Igma

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Outdoor Activities by Alf Resco

Maritime Disasters by Andrea Doria

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Overweight Vegetables by O. Beets

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Almost Missed the Bus by Justin Time

My Life in the Gutter by Yves Trough

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The Fall of a Watermelon by S. Platt

Pull with All You've Got! by Eve Ho

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I Lost My Balance by Eileen Dover and Paul Down

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Songs from 'South Pacific' by Sam and Janet Evening

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Old 04-25-2009, 02:55 AM   #82
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:05 AM   #83
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The African Dream - Che Guevara


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"This is the history of a failure." With these words, Guevara, the Cuban revolutionary and leftist icon killed in Bolivia in 1967, launches into a brutally honest account of Cuba's disastrous 1965 intervention in Congo. Guevara traveled to Congo to foment a Communist revolution in a country that then as now was in a state of anarchy. But as he readily admits, he was unable to mobilize his Cuban forces and Congolese allies into a cohesive force. Much of the blame he lays at the feet of the Congolese, "the poorest example of a fighter that I have ever come across to now." But Guevara's ruminations about the frustrations of his insurgency are only part of these "war diaries." Guevara's correspondence with Congolese guerrilla leaders is also included, as are his often negative comments on these leaders. Throughout, Guevara, who was trained as a doctor, displays the analytical mind that made him famous. For example, in hindsight, his prediction that Laurent Kabila was the only guerrilla leader with the potential to rise to the top looks prescient, since Kabila ruled the Congo for a time in the 1990s. Readers looking for an introduction to Che will want to consult the recent comprehensive biography by journalist Jon Lee Anderson but no matter their ideology, readers will find that these writings further their understanding of one of the late 20th century's most intriguing historical figures.
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:24 AM   #84
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A Bright Shining Lie - John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:21 PM   #85
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Wow y'all read some heavy stuff. I remember reading RL Stine Goosebumps in grade 5 lol.

Currently reading some John Maxwell.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:34 PM   #86
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best stephen king book ever.

just finished bag of bones last night. pretty good book but the ending was a bit of a let down.
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i just finished a great book called "final exam" by pauline chen

http://paulinechen.typepad.com/

it was her own developing reflections as a surgeon on mortality. i didnt know the extent that physicians' fear of death drives their actions and how it affects patient care
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:45 AM   #88
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There's a new Palahnuik novel called Pygmy coming out in in a couple of days.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmy_(novel)
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Did you like it?

Do you recommend it?

Any personal feeling toward it?


This is my second read because I wanted to watch Apocalypse Now (which I still haven't even after reading it again for some reason).

Did I like it? Very much. This isn't my favorite, I liked "The Secret Agent" and "Under Western Eyes" better, but no one tells an exotic story like Conrad, the descriptions of the jungle in this book are brilliant. I think it might be the most cognitively challenging of all his stories because of the style of prose and also some of issues he raises (european disillusionment being the most interesting for me). The book is very unsettling though because it touches on every dark theme imaginable (madness, disillusionment, corruption, immorality...all that are very clear). Plot-wise it is very suspenseful, which is odd considering how slow it moves for such a condense story. Still, any time I write or talk about this book I always approach it with a level of uncertainty because he never really dictates his opinions over the book and a lot of it is very insinuatory.
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I finished reading Lullaby a few days ago.. and while I enjoyed it, I cant say its better than Diary.

The concept of Lullaby is great, but the delivery turned a bit stagnant by its end.

It was full of good Palahnuik trademark stuff, however it failed to leave a resounding impression on me...

It was however waaaay better than Rant and Snuff combined...


Yeah, Lullaby wasnt very good. I thought the story was a little too silly, even for a Palahniuk novel, and the characters werent as interesting as in his past stuff.

This new one sounds interesting. I may have to give it a chance, but theres still no way I'm reading Snuff. I dont think I've heard one positive thing about that book.
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