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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Indifferent43 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:20 pm

J.G. Ballard - The Drowned World

I'm now finally starting Stephen King's The Dark Tower series
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Melong » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:15 pm

I bought The Library Of America's Philip K. Dick Collection a couple of years ago. I'd already read and enjoyed The Man In The High Castle previously. It was still very pleasing. I lost interest after The Martian Time-Slip, however, a pretty weak book. Not sure where I should pick up now. Perhaps just read the remaining novels out of chronological order. I'm most curious about the late novels.
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Indifferent43 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:15 am

Stephen King - The Gunslinger (Dark Tower 1)
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Indifferent43 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:57 pm

Haruki Murakami - What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Enjoyed this memoir of sorts.
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Melong » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:02 am

Well, Dick's Valis is like reading a schizophrenic's ramblings on the supernatural. Depressing and unnecessary. Like all crackpot theories and philosophies, it's best to recognize it for what it is and move on. It's just that some epileptic schizophrenics achieve immortality as prophets, compile their holy book and are that much harder to ignore. Religion is a cancer.

I'm now rereading Iain M. Bank's Look to Windward.
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Indifferent43 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:42 am

Stephen King - The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower #2)

Was really cool, can't wait to start the third one.
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Indifferent43 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:23 pm

Stephen King - The Waste Lands (Dark Tower #3)
Herman Hesse - The Glass Bead Game
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Indifferent43 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:56 pm

Junky , by William S. Burroughs

Was really good.
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Indifferent43 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:19 pm

Ong's Hat: The Beginning , by Joseph Matheny
Stephen King - The Wizard and Glass (Dark Tower 4), another brilliant one!
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Carl » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:41 pm

Been too busy to read much.
As part of my Mary Shelley Meets Frankenstein's Daughter project, I finally plowed through Frankenstein, 1816 ed. If PB Shelley polished up the prose here as alleged, he did a poor job, imo.
Also a swell biography, Mary Shelley by Miranda Seymor.
*The Great Gatsby, The Sun Also Rises, V. and Neuromancer are my fave novels written by 20-somethings.
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Indifferent43 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:11 am

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

What a beautifully written book.
"They ran in urine smell of shadow, they ran in clean ice smell of moon."
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Annie » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:36 am

Indifferent43 wrote:Junky , by William S. Burroughs

Was really good.



Good taste, Indifferent43!! You're reading stuff up my alley. Have you tried Naked Lunch?!?

Try some Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac!!
Keep your eye on the doughnut, not on the hole.
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby snoghumangerm » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:21 am

Constance . Biography of Oscar Wilde's wife. Most fascinating.
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby snoghumangerm » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:25 am

Melong wrote:I bought The Library Of America's Philip K. Dick Collection a couple of years ago. I'd already read and enjoyed The Man In The High Castle previously. It was still very pleasing. I lost interest after The Martian Time-Slip, however, a pretty weak book. Not sure where I should pick up now. Perhaps just read the remaining novels out of chronological order. I'm most curious about the late novels.


I loved reading his books. Well, I've read some of them, but I'm sure I'd enjoy the others, too.
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Melong » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:42 pm

Starting this tonight
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