May 31st, 2006, 05:29 PM #381
June 6th, 2006, 02:19 PM #382
Just finished "The Alphabet of Manliness" by Maddox.... AWESOME!
June 9th, 2006, 02:47 AM #383
I just finished reading Flannery O’ Connor’s short story collection “Everything That Rises Must Converge,” which I thought was pretty good. I should definitely read more of her stories.
I also finished reading Chuck Palahniuk’s “Stranger Than Fiction,” which is a collection of essays. That Chuck Palahniuk has definitely lead an interesting life!
Currently, I am reading Jorge Luis Borges’ “Collected Fictions.”
Yep, I have been on a collection kick lately. It happens.
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June 10th, 2006, 08:31 PM #384
I'm about to take off on a two-week vacation and will bring along:
1. "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser (let's see what all the fuss is about)
2. "Labyrinths" by Jorge Luis Borges.
3. "American Prometheus," a biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, which just won the National Book Award.
June 14th, 2006, 11:43 AM #385
Desolation Angels - Kerouac
June 14th, 2006, 11:45 AM #386
The series of the Danes and England by Bernard Cornwell and the series by Simon Scarrow.
June 14th, 2006, 02:21 PM #387
Re-reading, then about to give as a gift, the most poignant novel ever written:
June 20th, 2006, 03:50 PM #388
Currently reading the last of the 3 available Hyperion "Lost" books (first two written by Hapka, last one by Thompson). Each book is roughly 160 pages. [That would normally be warning sign number one.]
The plot of each consists of taking an unknown (and uninteresting) character X from the island, have a bit of interaction with the main characters, then go through X's backstory via flashback every other chapter. The worst thing I found is these 3 books' characters are all absolute tools.
If you like the show, I recommend avoiding the books at all costs since they add nothing to the mythology (they are probably not allowed to). Big waste of time.
June 23rd, 2006, 02:01 AM #389
I am currently reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ “Love in the time of Cholera,” and “The Collected Stories of Franz Kafka.”
June 23rd, 2006, 12:05 PM #390
just finished Jpod by Douglas Coupland