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im about 100 pages deep into a 800+ Dan Simmons novel. THE TERROR.

holy shit! this book is a fucking crazy edge of your seat, page turner.

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im about 100 pages deep into a 800+ Dan Simmons novel. THE TERROR.

holy shit! this book is a fucking crazy edge of your seat, page turner.

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I like the cover... I always judge a book by its cover.

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I like the cover... I always judge a book by its cover.


the quote on the back says it all about the author...

"I am in awe of Dan Simmons." - Stephen King.

i grabbed the book from the bargin bin at B&N for $5. Hardcover.


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It's taking me a while cause I read a chapter, then listen to that particular CD that the chapter covered.

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It's quick reading though, and I don't know what's next.


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Keep reading it every now and then. Was into it at first, then lost it, then read Slapstick by Vonnegut, so I'm trying to work myself back into a frame of mind for this.

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Does Irvine Welsh write about anything but British Junkies? :lol:

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shit is OFF THE FUCKING CHAIN

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my sixth consecutive Pelecanos. Had to weed off of him for a bit. The Derek Strange series is required reading.


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re-reading the Road by McCarthy.....Not sure I got it the first time..


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Blastmaster - how is that Irvine Welsh book?

Just read the 4 Rabbit books back to back - some of the best books i've ever read...
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Finished this the other day and it blew ma' mind...
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Halfway through this and its great...
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just finished brooklyn follies by paul auster. pretty good.

working on fear and loathing in america - the gonzo letters vol. 2 by hunter s. thompson.


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and then took a break because reading is a lot harder than watching TV with my mouth hanging open.

Looking for a new read though. Might pick up The Terror per darkwingduck's endorsement; the title sounds promising.

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I love dispatches, there is a great book on Stanley Kubrick and directing, basically a series of interviews, and in one of them Kubrick said he read dispatches and called Herr, said he loved the book but it could never be a film but he badly wanted to collaborate. The two along with Gustav Hasford ended up writing Full Metal Jacket.


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and then took a break because reading is a lot harder than watching TV with my mouth hanging open.

Looking for a new read though. Might pick up The Terror per darkwingduck's endorsement; the title sounds promising.


Neal Stephenson is super dope. Check out that diamond age


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Comprising two distinct but interrelated plots, the narrative runs back and forth between the two, taking up each plotline in alternating chapters.

The odd chapters tell Kafka's story as he runs away from his father's house to escape an Oedipal curse and to embark upon a quest to find his mother and sister. After a series of adventures, he finds shelter in a quiet, private library in Takamatsu, run by the distant and aloof Miss Saeki and the androgynous Oshima. There he spends his days reading the unabridged Richard Francis Burton translation of A Thousand and One Nights and the collected works of Natsume Sōseki until the police begin inquiring after him in connection with a brutal murder.

The even chapters tell Nakata's story. Due to his uncanny abilities, he has found part-time work in his old age as a finder of lost cats (a clear reference to The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle). The case of one particular lost cat puts him on a path that ultimately takes him far away from his home, ending up on the road for the first time in his life. He befriends a truck-driver named Hoshino. Hoshino takes him on as a passenger in his truck and soon becomes very attached to the old man.

Nakata and Kafka are on a collision course throughout the novel, but their convergence takes place as much on a metaphysical plane as it does in reality and, in fact, that can be said of the novel itself. Due to the Oedipal theme running through much of the novel, Kafka on the Shore has been called a modern Greek tragedy.


Wish I got the one with that cover, I like it better. Not my favorite Murakami book so far, but still great.


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funnest read ive had in a while...educates u a bit about eating out/cooking too. dude is a really really entertaining, sometimes eloquent writer.

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funnest read ive had in a while...educates u a bit about eating out/cooking too. dude is a really really entertaining, sometimes eloquent writer.


that was a good book. i've eaten at his restaurant a few times. pretty killer.


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just finished:
No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
can't wait for the movie... book was a quick read too.
I'm just going to start reading all his shit.

currently:
Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller
i was entranced by Tropic of Cancer... Capricorn hasn't caught me though, probably because he actually has a job in this book and writes about it for the first 60pgs.
still, he throws in some incredible passages that keep me going.


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Gettin my nerd on

Richard Hamilton - Judas Unchained
Charles Stross - Singulariey Sky

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funnest read ive had in a while...educates u a bit about eating out/cooking too. dude is a really really entertaining, sometimes eloquent writer.


that was a good book. i've eaten at his restaurant a few times. pretty killer.


man, i would love to go to his restaurant..pretty expensive or what?

do u watch his show on the travel channel? shit is DOPE

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Blastmaster - how is that Irvine Welsh book?


The conclusion is kinda predictable and rushed, but its a solid, very fun read. If you like his older stuff, its similar. A little more tame, but its still an Irvine Welsh novel. There is a cool male on male rape scene.

I am about to crack open Fury by Salman Rushdie.


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the foundation is the shit, sequels start to diminish in quality. the one with the Mule is the best one


I agree

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