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    that was so hard to read... i was exhausted after i finally finished it.
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    Currently flipping back and forth between these two (both good reads):

    Waiting For The Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes & The Sound Of Los Angeles - Barney Hoskyns

    Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport
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    Quote Originally Posted by gescom View Post
    that was so hard to read... i was exhausted after i finally finished it.
    yea, it really was a challenge, but ironically I did find it hard to put down in spite of its denseness, and I really want to read it again. There was just too much to digest in one readthrough.

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    I have only read one Pynchon book, "The Crying of Lot 49," well, because it was on of my required reading lists for a class, and I didn't know what the hell was going on, lol!

    I just remember some woman's boyfriend dying and then her discovering some vast conspiracy.

    So I can only imagine attempting to make it through a longer Pynchon book like "Gravity's Rainbow."

    And yet, I made it through Joyce's "Ulysses." :O

    But our teacher walked it through it and so did Jameson whiskey, lol!

    "Ulysses" is pretty bipolar, however. Some chapters go down well, but others, are like, well, wtf? I got through it, but I won't dare attempt it soon. Let alone "Finnegan's Wake."

    Joyce and Pynchon > most of us...

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    Reading this right now...very odd, almost abstract short stories by the writer of PONTYPOOL* Tony Burgess.


    *I have pimped the movie version of this on multiple threads...check this movie out folks. Great atmosphere/acting/sound design contribute to one of the most effective 'zombie-esque' horror flicks i have seen.

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    "House of Leaves," it's really unsettling which makes it a great read. I do suggest reading in at night, it just makes it 10xbetter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margaritag7 View Post
    I do suggest reading in at night, it just makes it 10xbetter.
    Oh, but seriously! I read that book all night on a coffee fueled stupor! Creepy! Late night caffeine driven stupors are also a good way to read Lovecraft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orpheus View Post
    And yet, I made it through Joyce's "Ulysses." :O



    "Ulysses" is pretty bipolar, however. Some chapters go down well, but others, are like, well, wtf? I got through it, but I won't dare attempt it soon. Let alone "Finnegan's Wake."
    Is that "O" face you put there on purpose or just ironic? All I remember from Ulysses is some chick 'bating while she was thinking about her husband who wasn't around (maybe at the War?). :D And let me just tell you, how awkward it is to have your male history teacher point out some chick diddling her nub when you go to an all girls school...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoobyTrap View Post
    Is that "O" face you put there on purpose or just ironic? All I remember from Ulysses is some chick 'bating while she was thinking about her husband who wasn't around (maybe at the War?). :D And let me just tell you, how awkward it is to have your male history teacher point out some chick diddling her nub when you go to an all girls school...
    Talk slower...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoobyTrap View Post
    Is that "O" face you put there on purpose or just ironic? All I remember from Ulysses is some chick 'bating while she was thinking about her husband who wasn't around (maybe at the War?). :D And let me just tell you, how awkward it is to have your male history teacher point out some chick diddling her nub when you go to an all girls school...
    You see, if I was that teacher, well, I would had skipped that chapter. Let cliff notes explain diddling to students.
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