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Old 08-16-2017, 06:07 AM   #10381
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Finished A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro last night. enjoyed it thoroughly. had an unusual narrative and structure. really subtle and mellow read.

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Old 08-16-2017, 08:03 AM   #10382
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:28 AM   #10383
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Old 08-26-2017, 02:21 PM   #10384
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Old 08-26-2017, 02:25 PM   #10385
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Michel Houellebecq - Submission
My review canīt be better than this one https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/sep/08/submission-michel-houellebecq-review-satire-islamic-france

If you are interested in political situation in Europe, I recommend you this great satire.
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Old 08-26-2017, 02:29 PM   #10386
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Tony Robbins - Unshakeable! Really inspiring book
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Old 08-27-2017, 03:37 AM   #10387
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i need 'awaken the giant within'
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Old 08-27-2017, 06:22 PM   #10388
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Michel Houellebecq - Submission
My review canīt be better than this one https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/sep/08/submission-michel-houellebecq-review-satire-islamic-france

If you are interested in political situation in Europe, I recommend you this great satire.
Well, didn't read that particular review, but I totally 'dig' Houellebecq. And the reason for the quotation marks is, that dig is the leas word one could use to describe a relation with MHs' prose. It's like listening to The devil and god are raging inside me over and over. Good, sad, suicidal, reflective, unpleasant. Honestly after reading a few of his books (three, to be exact), I could not stand it anymore. And I think that "Submission" is the best work of his.
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Old 08-27-2017, 06:30 PM   #10389
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Now I am reading Brothers Karamazov, and if I don't die trying (1000 pp in the polish edition), I will finish reading another classic, Jane Eyre (and I really would prefer not to, but it's not that bad after all)
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:58 AM   #10390
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:59 AM   #10391
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Now I am reading Brothers Karamazov, and if I don't die trying (1000 pp in the polish edition), I will finish reading another classic, Jane Eyre (and I really would prefer not to, but it's not that bad after all)
reading things you dont want to read

really have to ask yourself - why
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:00 AM   #10392
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:46 AM   #10393
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Well, not because of some absurd sense of duty (yup, seen the previous posts$ but because it's a mandatory reading. So I guess, passing is quite a motivation, certainly better than Napoleon Hill
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Old 09-01-2017, 04:26 PM   #10394
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:53 PM   #10395
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Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess

If you've seen the movie, then you have no idea what the book is about. And, if not for the movie, I'd have a terrible time explaining what the book is about. And, still do, really. It's a mess.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:46 AM   #10396
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Man's search for meaning - Viktor Frankl. I can highly recommend that book! Amazingly valuable
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The last book I read was The Crysalids by Jon Windham. My next book is going to be Day Of The Triffids, also by Jon Windham. Recommend the former to anyone who likes sci-fi/thriller.
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:22 AM   #10399
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Btw why isn't there a poetry thread? It may sound absurd, but although i listen to a lot of music, i maintain a poetry dilettante- would love to change that
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how are you finding this chuck? ive only read thus spake zarasthutra, and i only got halfway through it because i hated nietzsche's style of writing. is this any different stylistically?
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Btw why isn't there a poetry thread? It may sound absurd, but although i listen to a lot of music, i maintain a poetry dilettante- would love to change that


im pretty sure there has been one at some point, but it has sunk into the depths due to lack of use.
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i thought it was pretty great, theres a lot going on with plants in general that we aren't privy to. i find that stuff fascinating.
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how are you finding this chuck? ive only read thus spake zarasthutra, and i only got halfway through it because i hated nietzsche's style of writing. is this any different stylistically?
this is the first nietzsche i've read so i can't compare, i wouldn't be surprised if this were written in a different style though because it's basically just his notes on things. i wanted to get to the core of his ideas right away and this seemed like the best overview.

and yeah its great imo. i used to avoid nietzsche because i ignorantly assumed he was just some sort of depressed nihilistic pre-nazi recluse given i knew how nazism was apparently influenced by him, although within the first number of passages in the will to power he explicitly condemns nationalism.

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oh cool, ill probs give it a check some time

yeah he is a commonly misinterpreted dude. even people who read him sometimes come away thinking he is a nazi
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well my take of it is he was a proponent of a social experiment involving an elite class of people who made the decisions, but it was more like a council of elon musks or something, legit good smart people with good intentions
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