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Old 01-04-2011, 01:44 AM   #1261
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I go back to school on Wednesday so I'm trying to cram as many books into this last week as possible.
That is rather awesome..
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:53 AM   #1262
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Now I have started, another novel.. (the other 3 I half way started im not even close to finishing yet)

Im about 1/4th way through: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami.

Definitely loving it so far..


lol I recommended you that book in this thread like in the summer after I read it. the simple composition of the novel belies the complexity of the story and its lingering implications. The ending is foreshadowed yet still emotionally powerful. are you planning on reading the latest murakami novel? i heard good things about it but i don't think a translation has been released yet.
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:12 AM   #1263
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Bordain really captured his personality in the tone, pace, and choice of vocab, used in this book. As I read it, I can literally hear him not only saying the words, but its convincing thats how he actually would speak and tell the story.
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:14 AM   #1264
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Bordain really captured his personality in the tone, pace, and choice of vocab, used in this book. As I read it, I can literally hear him not only saying the words, but its convincing thats how he actually would speak and tell the story.

man that guy is not half as funny as the dude from Man vs. Food. GOAT food show.

I have hit the food wall. In the battle of man vs. food. man won!!!
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:22 AM   #1265
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man that guy is not half as funny as the dude from Man vs. Food. GOAT food show.

I have hit the food wall. In the battle of man vs. food. man won!!!

i liake food
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:32 AM   #1266
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man that guy is not half as funny as the dude from Man vs. Food. GOAT food show.

I have hit the food wall. In the battle of man vs. food. man won!!!

Are you being serious?????

No Reservations and Man vs. Food are on such opposite ends of the non-cooking Food-TV program spectrum, thats its not even fair for EITHER show to try to compare them.

Their personalities, their working knowledge of the preparation of food, and the cultural practices surrounding food, are on totally different wavelengths.

Not to take anything away from Man vs. Food (which I find myself watching all the time) but he isn't even in the same conversation with Anthony Bordain.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:58 AM   #1267
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lol I recommended you that book in this thread like in the summer after I read it. the simple composition of the novel belies the complexity of the story and its lingering implications. The ending is foreshadowed yet still emotionally powerful. are you planning on reading the latest murakami novel? i heard good things about it but i don't think a translation has been released yet.

When you gave me some info on the author, that was the first I had heard about him. I forgotten to look up the novel, like much of the material that intrigues me. I'm about 3/ done with this novel and I can definitively feel the resolution arriving with force. I'm not sure which of his novels I'll read next, but I'm sure that ill eventually read his latest one.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:05 AM   #1268
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i hate posting from my phone.. half of what I type gets posted and I would take me forever to edit :mad
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:06 PM   #1269
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New edition of 'Huckleberry Finn' to lose the 'n' word
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:57 PM   #1270
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Just completed reading Huckfinn about 20 minutes ago. Just as I'm googling the book so I can read up on some history of the it, I see a news link about how they are releasing a sensored version. It's even trending on twitter.


That is complete garbage. This book is a one of the best books ever written. If you think Mark Twain is racist you are a retard. I really hate ignorant people.
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:09 PM   #1271
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The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons. it's gotten to the point where i bring that book everywhere i go because i can't put it down. i also bought When the Game Was Ours by Bird, Magic, and Jackie MacMullan. They're my two favorite ESPN personalities.
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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - 10/10

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Old 01-04-2011, 05:12 PM   #1275
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Just completed reading Huckfinn about 20 minutes ago. Just as I'm googling the book so I can read up on some history of the it, I see a news link about how they are releasing a sensored version. It's even trending on twitter.


That is complete garbage. This book is a one of the best books ever written. If you think Mark Twain is racist you are a retard. I really hate ignorant people.

it was done to make it more accessible in the classroom, that it could be taught in more racially sensitive environments. this reasoning could set a dangerous precedent for the future.
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