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PatrickBateman



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Ishmael.
Post Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:27 pm
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Mark in Minnesota



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This girl I've been dating gave me Run With the Hunted by Charles Bukowski for my birthday last week. I hadn't read anything of his before. I read most of this book last week on flights between Minneapolis and San Jose, and in a hotel room in Santa Clara.

Near the end of the book, there's a poem called This, the last stanza of which reads:

Quote:


humanity
you sick
motherfucker


Around that, she bracketed a note saying: "When I read this, I hear your voice in my head."

It's a good book, but I don't know what to make of that.
Post Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:28 pm
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PatrickBateman wrote:
Ishmael.


What do you think of it so far? I like Daniel Quinn's writing, but I haven't picked up a book of his in years.
Post Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:26 pm
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Harpsichord wrote:
Refuting Evolution


Done in 143 pages I see. What do you think of it?
Post Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:33 pm
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HP:7 (harry potter 7). i agree with the previous mentioned comment. not a very epic ending. kind've left me with questions. i foresee maybe another coming out.

i was given the metamorphosis by franz kafka (sp?) awhile ago. my friend that handed it to me said it was all the rage. anyone have an opinion they'd care to share?
Post Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:42 pm
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pedavis wrote:

i was given the metamorphosis by franz kafka (sp?) awhile ago. my friend that handed it to me said it was all the rage. anyone have an opinion they'd care to share?


I don't know about it being "the rage," but it is a great read. I couldn't tell you how many times I've read it, and have continued to enjoy it (it was part of my bathroom library for quite some time). Start with Metamorphosis, then move on to his novels. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with Kafka.
Post Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:54 pm
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I like this book a lot. Even moreso than "The Kite Runner"


I thought this would be interesting, but I have to admit it nearly bored me to tears
Post Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:24 am
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This book is hilarious.
Post Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:31 am
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mzehe916 wrote:
pedavis wrote:

i was given the metamorphosis by franz kafka (sp?) awhile ago. my friend that handed it to me said it was all the rage. anyone have an opinion they'd care to share?


I don't know about it being "the rage," but it is a great read. I couldn't tell you how many times I've read it, and have continued to enjoy it (it was part of my bathroom library for quite some time). Start with Metamorphosis, then move on to his novels. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with Kafka.


I like the hunger artist more, as well as the Penal Colony. There's like a collected short stories of kafka edition out there is worth the having.
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futuristxen wrote:
mzehe916 wrote:
pedavis wrote:

i was given the metamorphosis by franz kafka (sp?) awhile ago. my friend that handed it to me said it was all the rage. anyone have an opinion they'd care to share?


I don't know about it being "the rage," but it is a great read. I couldn't tell you how many times I've read it, and have continued to enjoy it (it was part of my bathroom library for quite some time). Start with Metamorphosis, then move on to his novels. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with Kafka.


I like the hunger artist more, as well as the Penal Colony. There's like a collected short stories of kafka edition out there is worth the having.


Very much so. "Franz Kafka: The Complete Stories" the edition I have has a foreword by John Updike. Pretty much a must have and the shorter stories in the end are about a pooh's length. Buy it now.
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I'm flipping between all of these....


I don't always agree with what he says, but he's still amusing and periodically thought provoking.

Thompson's early shit...

Depressing as all fuck!

My favorite current comic...

Finihsed it hte other night, but I'm going to reread it.

I think this literary hallmark needs no explanation.

-kHill
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Cant you hear me calling, the life of Bill Monroe, the father of Bluegrass.

by Richard d. Smith

BILL MONROE IS MORE HIPHOP THAN YOU!!!!!
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Bunnicula is more hiphop than bill monroe. Sorry.
Post Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:27 pm
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m hanora wrote:
futuristxen wrote:
I need to get up on my Marget Atwood. I've never read any of her books. Only heard her spoken of in various tones by varying degrees of people.



GET UP
GET UP
GET UP
GET UP


is that loud enough


don't bother.
don't bother.
don't bother.
don't bother.
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Just finished V. by Pynchon. Simply incredible. I haven't read anything else by him but I was fixated on this book the entire time. His prose is unlike anything I've read, and this has to rank among one of the finest examples of experimental fiction. Well, I'm not sure what the qualifications for a title like that are exactly, but the non-linear storyline, the thought-memory descriptions, and the surreal quality of the entire book blow me away. If I could write anything half this good I'd be famous. It's not too late.
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