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Old 10-03-2012, 12:34 PM   #8881
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lol sorry. 1950s?
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #8882
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everytime i read that, i get halfway through the first chapter and have to do something else.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:34 PM   #8883
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #8884
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I've almost finished reading:




Wondering whether anyone had any recommendations of other post-war american literature?

Seems to be a favourite genre for me atm.
read any Bukowski?

Mockingbird Wish Me Luck is a favourite of mine.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:55 AM   #8885
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ok thanks very much I will check out the charity shops, then amazon
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:50 AM   #8886
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Needs a bump, I like seeing what people read.

Last three books I've read are:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:19 AM   #8887
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the wall by marlen haushofer

you've neva heard of it
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:19 AM   #8888
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:36 AM   #8889
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you eva read that one, jared?


Doubt it
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:04 PM   #8890
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ordinary men

frustratingly non-committal and tedious
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:54 AM   #8891
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Catcher in the Rye.

Cant really see what the fuss is about.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:00 AM   #8892
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If there is one word I could sum up Ass Goblins of Auschwitz with, that word would be "feeble". It is mildly humorous in a campy b-grade exploitation film kind of way but it's just so poorly written and devoid of wit that it feels like the fan fiction of a junior high school virgin who has developed an unhealthy fetish for Hitler and guro.



I feel it necessary to refrain from offering much of an opinion on Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. I found the way it was written fascinating, but it didn't capture my attention for too long. Reading through Bertrand Russell's introduction and online interpretations rejuvenated my interest in the text and were crucial to my understanding of it. It seems Wittgenstein himself later found many of the ideas he proposed here contentious, and though I get the sense that it was an important building block for further work in the field of philosophy and logic it has been written about at length so i'm not sure if I can recommend reading it unless you really want to pick apart what Wittgenstein was getting at with logical atomism.



If there is one thing i'm never going to forget about this particular arc of The Sandman, Season of Mists, it is how I found Lucifer himself closing up shop and deciding to abandon his station one hell of a novel idea. More than that though, is further exposition on Dream's family and an epic congregation of who's who in esoteric mythology as they try to bargain with him for sovereignty. It is just beautifully written and once again astonishes me in how The Sandman universe continues to flesh out and develop.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:08 PM   #8893
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I take it listening to the audio book of freakenomics with my samsung earbuds doesnt count?
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:28 PM   #8894
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it does count, of course it counts

it is the writing that makes reading exciting

i hear the words all the time when i read
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #8895
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Wish i had more time to read i should get a job at a bookstore or something.

Last thing i read was Pitch Anything by Oren Klauff

It's about business psychology... fun read don't know if it's a bunch of bull though...
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:29 PM   #8896
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It isn't predictable, so you can be assured that there will be surprises along the way.






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Old 11-06-2012, 05:03 PM   #8897
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Reading the Stand right now. Just read Child of God by Cormac McCarthy, shit was fucked. Kind of boring, but I really liked his writing style.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:18 PM   #8898
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Catcher in the Rye.

Cant really see what the fuss is about.
are you older than your early 20s? that's normal

14-19 year olds see themselves in holden, anyone older than 20 sees holden as their annoying 14-19 year old self
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:36 PM   #8899
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You guys are all elitist douchebags so maybe one of you can recommend a book to ease in to philosophy?
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:44 PM   #8900
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Friedrich Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
René Daumal - Mount Analogue: A Novel of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing
David Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Francis Parker Yockey - Imperium
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

The last one isn't exactly the easiest read but I think it's important to have knowledge about at least.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:04 PM   #8901
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Friedrich Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
René Daumal - Mount Analogue: A Novel of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing
David Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Francis Parker Yockey - Imperium
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

The last one isn't exactly the easiest read but I think it's important to have knowledge about at least.
Cool, cheers man. The Hume and Wittgenstein books have piqued the most interest via my quick googling. You recommend them in that order or whichever one I get my hands on first?

Might check and see if the book depository has any/all of them
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:08 PM   #8902
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In that order. The first two have a novel structure and are easy to read.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:25 PM   #8903
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In that order. The first two have a novel structure and are easy to read.
That's what I thought.

Just bought the first three off the list for like $25 off of book depository compared to $60+ locally. I love that place.

Cheers mate.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:43 PM   #8904
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Friedrich Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
René Daumal - Mount Analogue: A Novel of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing
David Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Francis Parker Yockey - Imperium
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

The last one isn't exactly the easiest read but I think it's important to have knowledge about at least.

"isnt exactly the easiest read"
ya I bet you had one hell of a time with it, huh
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:21 PM   #8905
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Cool, cheers man. The Hume and Wittgenstein books have piqued the most interest via my quick googling. You recommend them in that order or whichever one I get my hands on first?

Might check and see if the book depository has any/all of them
I'm glad to hear it. You can find Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus up on Gutenberg if you aren't above reading ebooks -

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/5740/5740-pdf.pdf



I've been going back over the first couple of volumes. I adore this series, there is just an exceptionally rich mythology around its universe that runs rings around even Clive Barker (whose comics weren't very good if you ask me, Saint Sinner even felt like a Sandman knockoff). It's just beautifully written.



After discovering The Sandman which is more to my tastes I have to say I was a little underwhelmed. I've never been a fan of superheros in general but this messes with the formula enough to be distinctive.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:27 PM   #8906
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #8907
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Just finished this. Really cool and insightful.
Love his writing style.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:44 PM   #8908
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Cheryl Reinfield-Scars becase someone said i would be able to relate to it. realy enjoyed it such a good book genuinely emotional and just beautifull. <3
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:58 PM   #8909
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PS late but those are all terrible choices for "easing" into philosophy.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:59 PM   #8910
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Just finished this. Really cool and insightful.
Love his writing style.
It's great. I found it one of those books where time just flies by with each page.

I started The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.
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