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Post by santebal » Tue May 15, 2012 8:05 pm

Devils and Babies.

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Post by Johnny Boy » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:22 pm

Junji Ito - Uzumaki

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Post by santebal » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:38 am

I just finished Book of Blues by Jack Kerouac. There were a lot of parts that reminded me of something Korine would write. Great read, I recommend it.

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Post by santebal » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:32 am

Finished Pol Pot Plans the Future a couple days ago, which was a collection of documents from the Khmer Rouge during their rule in Cambodia. Very interesting. Now, I'm reading Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller. I have the collected works of both Chekhov and HD set to the side as well.

EDIT: Also, I'm curious... is any of Dan Colen's art books worth buying, like Disappearing Act?

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Post by 16bitsystems » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:31 am

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stole this from the library at school my last semester. i'm half way through it. best i can tell it has been out of print for a long time. it's ionesco's only novel. it hadn't been checked out since 1988 so i didn't feel bad about stealing it. i would have stolen it either way though. it's really powerful. it's like the stranger but about a more banal and bored character who doesn't kill anyone.

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stole this from the library at school my last semester. i'm half way through it. best i can tell it has been out of print for a long time. it's ionesco's only novel. it hadn't been checked out since 1988 so i didn't feel bad about stealing it. i would have stolen it either way though. it's really powerful. it's like the stranger but about a more banal and bored character who doesn't kill anyone.
Great find. I've been trying to find that guy's work for a while. I would have tried to steal it before you.

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Post by nnos482 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:09 pm

I've revisited The Great Gatsby. They're helping others die, it's inevitable and certainly not premeditated. Fucking Daisy, I thought I liked her.

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Post by SINISTER FUNKHOUSE » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:32 am

just received pigs, so that's the last thing i read. it's alright. i enjoyed the curb dance page[s] the most, but that's probably because it brought back a specific visual/voice-over in my head.
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Post by yourbuddyoz » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:31 pm

I've gotten way into Thomas Pynchon this year. THE CRYING OF LOT 49 and INHERENT VICE are great companion pieces on the death of '60s idealism. Vice is like a majestic mashup of Lebowski, Long Goodbye, Fear and Loathing and Chinatown.

The current Pynchon I'm working on is AGAINST THE DAY, which is a 1,000 page bohemoth about the late 1800s, early 1900s. All sorts of shit going on - the Chicago World's Fair, Colorado miner labor union disputes, a balloon airship crew (very reminiscent of team zissou), Tesla and tons more intersecting plots and characters. Pynchon is becoming one of my top three favorite writers. He's so inventive and funny and sometimes a complete dick, assaulting you with heaps of obsolete terms, rare words and historical/scientific references. It can be maddening but he keeps it entertaining.

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Post by santebal » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:05 pm

I've also just recently got into Thomas Pynchon. I read both of those books and V. His writing is like no other's I've read, very complex; I like it a lot. I got Gravity's Rainbow last week, I plan to read that one soon. The man is brilliant.

Right now, I'm reading Diogenes the Cynic - Sayings and Anecdotes with Other Popular Moralists, The Stalin Era by Anna Louise Strong, and Cassavetes on Cassavetes by John Cassavetes/Ray Carney.

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Post by downward » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:23 am

im reading the martian by andy weir. its really good,

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Post by Antarctica » Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:31 am

Blood Meridian and Goya by Robert Hughes

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Post by santebal » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:48 am

Death in Midsummer and Other Stories by Yukio Mishima

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