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Postby granger » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:43 pm

picked up a hard copy of the third reich today because i couldn't resist the board game gimmick. tempted to re-read it.

just started the museum of eterna's novel by macedonio fernandez
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Postby dvr » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:45 pm

Is Michael Chricton's Timeline okay?
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Postby dvr » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:48 pm

dvr wrote:I'm reading this right now:
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It's not bad, easy read. I didn't know anything about Kings Canyon/Sequoia NPs. Second book I've read this year on NPS employees (first was Ranger Confidential, which I think is better).


This was okay. Got bogged down with unnecessary details but overall a good outdoor mystery kinda story. Mostly liked the NPS employee job descriptions and career paths
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Postby David Lobster Wallets » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:30 am

DZANC IS REPRINTING WOMEN AND MEN

http://www.dzancbooks.org/our-books/women-and-men
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Postby son of chucky » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:47 am

supersaturated wrote:I thought this story was great - "Cat Person" by Kristen Roupenian

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/11/cat-person


whoa, i know this author. good for her.
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Postby supersaturated » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:55 am

son of chucky wrote:
supersaturated wrote:I thought this story was great - "Cat Person" by Kristen Roupenian

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/11/cat-person


whoa, i know this author. good for her.


Cool! I felt the story was beautifully of the moment and timeless.
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Postby G_S » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:43 am

just popping in to say RIP Gass. read the Floating Opera this year and it was fun. need to dive deeper.

and a hearty FUCK YES at that mcelroy news
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Postby son of chucky » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:01 pm

yeah "cat person" was great. really good dialogue too.
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Postby tanaka » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:16 am

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late contender for best book i've read in 2017. the section on the Tiananmen massacre is heartbreaking.

i read this over the weekend. it's short, it's good and involves boats:

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gonna close out the year with these two

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Postby son of chucky » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:14 am

reading cujo by stephen king. it's not very good. i think i recall reading somewhere that he wrote it in a alcoholic/coked out rage.

also reading lincoln in the bardo, which is really amazing.
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Postby mission » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:20 am

G_S wrote:just popping in to say RIP Gass. read the Floating Opera this year and it was fun. need to dive deeper.

and a hearty FUCK YES at that mcelroy news


Floating Opera is Barth.

A book I read at a very impressionable age and still take as truth.
Good.
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Postby HotFingersClub » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:27 am

granger wrote:just started the museum of eterna's novel by macedonio fernandez


Are you enjoying it?
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Postby internetfriend » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:46 am

wow i’m really not liking the new krasznahorkai!
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Postby Sports Fan of the Year » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:54 am

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This book is relevant to my interests and seems like it might be a good way to break my longest spell of reader's block to date (lol, no it won't, but I'm confident in my ability to finish it in reasonably good time and not just read on public transport, so I suppose that's a start)
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Postby son of chucky » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:01 pm

i really like that murakami book. i read it years ago but for some reason his description of running along the charles river while listening to the moody blues on his discman always stuck with me. i think that was the band anyway. he's like "that old favorite, the moody blues." lol.
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Postby number none » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:40 pm

son of chucky wrote:reading cujo by stephen king. it's not very good. i think i recall reading somewhere that he wrote it in a alcoholic/coked out rage.


yeah it's the one he famously doesn't remember writing
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Postby Mr Spaceship » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:41 pm

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Postby theta » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:14 pm

picked this up based on the ringing endorsement of spider robinson

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Postby chimp » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:27 pm

i always post this but i'm super jealous of your classic SF library theta
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Postby abs » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:04 pm

read this for my noir club, was p fun but the ending was meh

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Postby Viola Swamp » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:07 pm

"Cat People"
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Postby theta » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:16 pm

chimp wrote:i always post this but i'm super jealous of your classic SF library theta


don’t be jelly they’re all pirated ebooks of which i find the coolest cover
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Postby mascotte » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:53 pm

Just finished The Stranger by Camus, have just started The Plague. Both were a mandatory read in my high school but I skipped them back then. Easy, enjoyable read.
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Postby Dead_Wizard » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:01 pm

Almost done w/ Mrs Caliban. Super breezy and fun read. Love the 80s yuppie vibe. Larry is so chill.
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Postby wollogallu » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:39 pm

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exactly what i wanted it to be
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Postby Seamus » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:51 pm

finished:

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starting:

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Raise. Hell. All. Summer. Long.

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Postby blab » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:12 pm

I just read a paragraph at the end of Sam Pink's Person that I really like and applies to an anxiety I have about my life.

It doesn't have a spoiler:

I don’t know if I should judge myself based on what I can accept or what I can’t accept but I do know that I always dislike where I am and then look back on where I was with sadness because it is gone.

Pink, Sam. Person (Kindle Locations 2841-2843). Eraserhead Press. Kindle Edition. ]


The memory of my last home(s) is/are warm and inviting, but when I try to place myself into particular memories from that place and time, I remember I was pretty miserable. I am trying to recapture the vibe from those happy days then I realize that I don't think I had such happy days.

Then I become anxious about the present -- today feels dull, but I'll prob remember it fondly.

Where does the impression of the past being cool come from? Is it realer than the dullness I actually experience?


Here's another part I like:

My roommate walks into the living room and hands me half of the orange.
We eat in silence, kind of directing attention to the pigeon sounds, kind of directing attention to the silence.
If I had the opportunity to walk into the room and see myself there, I would point and say, “You’re stupid.” But, I know I will never have that opportunity.
It seems I keep track of opportunities I will never have more than focusing on ones I do have and could have.
It feels like practice.
I look at the last wedge of the orange in my hand.
“This was a good orange,” I say.
I wipe my mouth on the inside of my elbow.
“Yeah,” he says. “Yeah it was.”
And there is goodness in the room.
I look at the goodness and check to see if my roommate is looking too.
He is not.
Does he see it.
He does not.
The goodness hangs in the middle of the room and I take a breath.

Pink, Sam. Person (Kindle Locations 586-611). Eraserhead Press. Kindle Edition.


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Postby the upland trout » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:21 pm

Finally finished my reread of:

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Now reading this:

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And then I think I'll tackle the Phenomenology again alongside these:

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Also reading this:
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Postby blab » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:27 pm

wow upland trout, that is quite an undertaking. if you don't mind me asking, what is it about Phenomenology of Spirit that you are drawn to? That kind of question probably doesn't elicit an easy/succinct answer...but it's super interesting that you are willing to digest that much theory at once.
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Postby the upland trout » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:51 pm

blayk wrote:wow upland trout, that is quite an undertaking. if you don't mind me asking, what is it about Phenomenology of Spirit that you are drawn to? That kind of question probably doesn't elicit an easy/succinct answer...but it's super interesting that you are willing to digest that much theory at once.


It's not a hard question to answer. Hegel comes up everywhere in the stuff I work on, so I figure I better get him figured out. Plus the whole period of German philosophy and culture between Kant and Hegel is super interesting. Finally I have a thing for difficult books.

I read 6 pages a day of the Phenomenology over the past few months and.... yeah it's fucking tough. But interesting and if I develop a good understanding of Hegel I think it will be super rewarding. So I'm going to give it another try and then maybe hit up the Logic and Philosophy of Right.
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