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acniner
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« on: October 23, 2007, 04:41:54 PM »

Feeling kinda bookish?  What are you reading?  Audio books count too.

I'm about half way through A Confederacy of Dunces and it is pretty much a riot.  I had heard from so many people that the book was hysterically funny and was a little concerned since I hadn't laughed after reading the first hundred pages.  After that hundred mark it got pretty damn funny.  I guess it's just one of those books that takes a little time to warm up the engine.
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007, 05:17:45 PM »

I don't read anything but law textbooks anymore. How about in addition to current reads, let's hear some favorites. I'll throw out two of my favorites, Lost Horizon by James Hilton and Once a Runner by John L. Parker, Jr. Hilton is a great writer, also known for Goodbye, Mr. Chips. The Parker book is more of a cult-type runner thing.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007, 05:40:42 PM »

I don't read anything but law textbooks anymore.


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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007, 06:59:22 PM »

Conferacy of Dunces is one of my favorites.

I'm reading Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins.  If you like Vonnegut you'd love Robbins I think.  It's pretty wacky and lyrical.
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2007, 08:28:15 PM »

Just finished Into The Wild (wanted to read it before seeing movie...which I still have not seen) and am currently reading Moby Dick.
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2007, 10:36:05 PM »

For school I'm reading Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje and for leisure I'm reading Siddartha.
good stuff.
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2007, 11:20:54 PM »

and for leisure I'm reading Siddartha.
good stuff.


that Buddha is one cool fellow huh
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2007, 11:39:59 PM »

hellz yea he is. and not all fat and round as he's rumored to be. it's slow reading though, I never have time.
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2007, 11:52:03 PM »

im with ddn12.  nothing says i dont feel like reading for pleasure more than spending half your day reading educational material anyway.

other than that, the last book i read was 'the road'.  i found it quite good.
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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2007, 12:59:24 AM »

Well, the last book I finished was The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Absolutely phenomenal. One of the saddest most grotesque, and in some parts strangely beautiful pieces of literature I have ever read. Before that I finished Hemmingway's Green Hills Of Africa which was really good, but not nearly my favorite of his. Im obsessed with the lost generation so I tend to stay around that time frame, but I do occasionally venture outside for classics and newer stuff I really enjoy Tom Robbins and of course Hunter S. Thompson.
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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2007, 02:09:07 AM »

I kind of think that "The Road" is the most important novel (that I've read) written in our lifetimes.  Unless any of you were alive for Cheever's "Bullet Park." 
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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2007, 07:48:27 AM »

The Jungle is a great book.
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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2007, 09:12:01 AM »

I don't really read much for pleasure during school either.

I'm trying to work my way through sex drugs and cocoa puffs.  Sometimes I think the guy is an asshat, sometimes a genius.
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2007, 11:19:25 AM »

and for leisure I'm reading Siddartha.
good stuff.


that Buddha is one cool fellow huh

I dunno if you know but that book is fiction, it's not intended to be biographical.

I kind of think that "The Road" is the most important novel (that I've read) written in our lifetimes.   
Also, what does that even mean?  I don't really understand how people say that such and such a book is the most important.
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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2007, 01:08:20 PM »

yes yes, I realize its fiction.

Mitch, what's a Hemingway book that will redeem him in my eyes after Old Man in the Sea and The Sun Also Rises? Because right now, I hate him.
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