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barlow



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Can I be the first ...  Reply with quote  

... to re-ignite an old thread.

I have started to get the bus into work again, and have now read just about every book I own.

Any recommendations?
Post Sun Jun 30, 2002 3:34 am
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"A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius" autobiography of Dave Eggers
one of the most insightful books about not much at all
Post Sun Jun 30, 2002 6:03 am
 
Sage Francis
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I just read "Stupid White Men" by Michael Moore. His writing style becomes aggrivating after a while, but he highlights some very interesting things and drowns you in statistics.
Post Sun Jun 30, 2002 4:21 pm
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My Experiments with Truth: an autobiography- Mahatma Gandhi

The Gospel According to the Son- Norman Mailer

Both are very interesting and entertaining reads. Check them out if you're bored.

Abacus70
Post Sun Jun 30, 2002 5:37 pm
 
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"Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse.
One of the most insightful books on eastern religion I've ever read.
Post Sun Jun 30, 2002 5:44 pm
 
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Bomb the Suburbs, William Upsky Wimsat
book about hip hop culture & race relations...ect...good read
Post Sun Jun 30, 2002 6:33 pm
 
tie-my-shoe



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stranger in a strange land by robert heinlein
its a philosophy book disguised as science-fiction. intriguing, to say the least.
Post Sun Jun 30, 2002 7:00 pm
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Post Mon Jul 01, 2002 12:06 am
 
Petrouchka Rasputin



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Anything by Rohinton Mistry (A Fine Balance, Family Matters, etc) or Salman Rushdie (The Satanic Verses, The Ground Beneath Her Feet...); 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

XvScott - That Dave Eggers shit is damn good. Goddamned fucking good.

(cussing is such a novelty! it's like I'm 7 years old all over again!)
Post Mon Jul 01, 2002 12:56 am
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Pimp, by Iceburg Slim.
Post Mon Jul 01, 2002 1:08 am
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barlow



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Thanks for the replies.

I will head bookstorewards some point today.

Tie-my-shoe> I read "Stranger" a couple of months ago.
Excellent book. I am still trying to get my girlfriend to read it, but the er... size of it scares her.
Post Mon Jul 01, 2002 8:34 am
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Anything by Charles Bukowski. Right now I'm reading "Run With The Hunted". It's a collection of his poems, short stories, and excerpts from his novels. The guy is awesome.

Chuck Palahniuk too. I've only read "Choke" and "Survivor", but they were nice.

And I like Kurt Vonnegut.
Post Mon Jul 01, 2002 12:30 pm
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writers well worth checking out: charles bukowski, henry miller, paul auster, yukio mishima, emile cioran, raymond carver, fyodor dostoyevsky, jean genet, banana yoshimoto and hubert selby jnr.

all damn fine
Post Mon Jul 01, 2002 2:17 pm
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