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Old 03.20.2013, 03:42 PM   #3101
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Brilliant book and I'd recommend this to anybody with a slight interest in politics or social history. It's also depressing as hell when you realise not much is going to change.

I read that and agreed with most of it but I've since been put off after seeing its author on TV a few times. He just comes across as really irritating. It doesn't help that he looks about 12.

 
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Old 03.21.2013, 02:19 PM   #3102
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Finished the David Hickey art essay book. Now onto this. One chapter in and I am excited.

 


One of my favorite writers, Robert Anton Wilson, has talked extensively about Buckminster Fuller and his ideas and now that I work at a Library, I can check out Fuller's books.
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Old 03.21.2013, 03:16 PM   #3103
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Old 03.21.2013, 03:40 PM   #3104
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Elmore Leonard - Swag

After the massive mindfuckery of Blood Meridian this is exactly what I needed. If Cormac McCarthy takes two pages to describe a tree, Elmore Leonard rarely takes more than a sentence to describe anything. It's like listening to Blitzkrieg Bop straight after listening to Bach, or something.
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Old 03.21.2013, 04:39 PM   #3105
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Old 03.25.2013, 09:52 AM   #3106
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I bought about a dozen or so books at the Friends of the Houston Public Library book sale yesterday. Some awesome stuff!
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Old 04.02.2013, 12:59 PM   #3107
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Old 04.03.2013, 04:06 PM   #3108
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I bought about a dozen or so books at the Friends of the Houston Public Library book sale yesterday. Some awesome stuff!

Is a sale like this open to non students? If so, please let me know the next time you have a sale such as this so I can let me dad know. He is a big reader and would enjoy helping a worthy cause.
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Old 04.10.2013, 04:02 PM   #3109
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Has anyone read Magick Without Tears by Aleister Crowley? I printed it out and will be checking it out soon.

The library I work at has all the original editions of Crowley's books but they are held in the Special Collections area, not available for check-out.

Some of his books are in print, but there are quite a few that are not.
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Old 04.10.2013, 07:53 PM   #3110
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Old 04.18.2013, 01:06 PM   #3111
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I finished the Dawkins book and am starting this one that I found in the Library I work at. 40 pages into and and awesome as fuck already. Parmenides is all up in this bitch.
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Old 04.18.2013, 01:17 PM   #3112
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Oh, and me and my wife are about 138 pages into this bad boy, one of my faves.
 

This is the 3rd time I am reading it. Read it when I was 19, then again around age 27. I am now 39. I see new shit every time.
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Old 04.18.2013, 01:19 PM   #3113
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Man, if you guys want to read an engrossing collection of first hand accounts to a terrorist act, this is it. amazing book so far. Really amazing. Murakami is da MAN.
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I bought about a dozen or so books at the Friends of the Houston Public Library book sale yesterday. Some awesome stuff!

I buy all my books at the library across the street from work, they have some seriously great shit, in fabulous shape because they weren't in circulation most were donated for sale, usually $.50-1.00, sometimes even 3 for $1!! Recently read this:

 

I thought it was superb. I liked that it was a single day stretched across several hundred pages (this only felt like it was too much for a day once or twice during the novel), with the perfect blend of mundane daily moments which intersect deep existential insights and reflections. After all, isn't this how real life is? I get some my deepest epiphanies about life waiting for the light rail to pull up, or sweeping the kitchen floor. The ending was surprising at several layers, and while partly unrealistic, the over-all effect was convincing. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author, naturally fluid dialogue and better narration, excellent pace, expansive sensory details and setting.
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That book was ok, but I get sick of Chuck's "he said" "she said" "I said" repetition, you have to almost invent your own conjugations just to get through it.. Coincidentally when I was reading Saturday, I was thinking to myself, "See, this is what Survivor could have been, a better crafted introspective exploration of a single day." McEwan does it better
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I'm looking forward to reading more from this author, naturally fluid dialogue and better narration, excellent pace, expansive sensory details and setting.

Try and get hold of his first book, a collection of short stories, First Love Last Rites, and his really early novels like The Cement Garden and The Child in Time. Absolutely brilliant. He's mellowed a lot since then but purely in terms of the way he writes, along with maybe Kazuo Ishiguro, he's still probably my favourite current British novelist.
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