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Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
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You're all fakes
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Postby walt whitman » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:41 am

fucc that sounds amazing ^

this astrology BS has nothing on the original spiritualists
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Postby abs » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:12 pm

Glad you're enjoying, cj!
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Postby manunderer » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:33 pm

madness and chaos wrote:fuck yeah, love drug rock tales, gotta read that nolan

and i still need that mudd club book. i waited forever for one of those


if you're looking to spend a little, nina antonia has a bio of johnny thunders that i think is out of print but i emailed her and scored a copy

pretty good
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Postby glaucon » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:46 pm

Shah of Shahs sounds good. Thanks, mascotte. Have we discussed how Kapuscinki was loose with facts?

I'm reading Alice Munro's collection The Love of a Good Woman. Love the title story.

Some recent stuff:
Inspired by Blade Runner--although I don't care for the sequel, probably just don't like Villaneuve, turns out--"Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Wonderful, better than I had hoped. Then The Maltese Falcon. Good. Then Farewell, My Lovely. The story in Farewell, My Lovely is such a preposterous mess that it plays like a parody of noir, Lebowski-like. The book isn't all bad, however, because it contains Chandler's vivid Los Angeles landscapes.

And, unrelatedly, The Republic for Which It Stands, which is terrific.
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Postby Gnarls » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:56 pm

Jesse Eisinger - The Chickenshit Club
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Karen & Barbara Fields - Racecraft
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looking for something transformative to renew my love for fiction
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Postby delgriffith » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:06 pm

I just started on The Chickenshit Club too.
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Postby dvr » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:16 pm

glaucon wrote:Shah of Shahs sounds good. Thanks, mascotte. Have we discussed how Kapuscinki was loose with facts?


I liked Shadow of the Sun and Another Day of Life. Looking for a third one to read by him, might be Shah of Shahs
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Postby winjer » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:16 pm

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Postby mascotte » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:22 pm

Kapuscinski was glorified in Poland until his well researched biography was published. His family tried to withold the publication and they almost succeeded, the reprints were released with chapters describing his adventures with women and difficult relation with his daughter removed. Shah of shahs in particular is considered as a loose, fabularised and dramatized story. It reads well though when you don't call it a reportage or "non fiction" (the latter, nota bene, was a title of his biography by Artur Domosławski). He was also backed by prominent communists and collaborated with the regime's intelligence.
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Postby mercenaries of slime » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:33 pm

i liked kapuscinski's imperium

should be doing homework but reading this instead:

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Postby trigross » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:30 pm

Dead_Wizard wrote:Image
Been thinking about acid a lot lately


How's this?
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Postby chimp » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:37 pm

reaching the end of perdido street station, decided i needed a break from depressing books about climate change. PSS is a lot of fun but seems to be running out of steam a little at the moment
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Postby chimp » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:38 pm

i'm very much enjoying the character/concept of the Weaver but its appearance at a couple of key moments of peril felt a little deus ex machinaToggle Spoiler
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Postby mission » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:20 am

If you are into tales of rock and roll excess but have a sense of humour that extends beyond laughing your arse off when the dickhead does the dumb thing:

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Young's detachment from the grim scheissfest unfurling before him comes from a sad desire to fit in which I find depressingly close to my own callow youth.

Well-written, bizarre, judgment-free.
Good.
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Postby madness and chaos » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:12 am

I read the Nico book and it's phenomenal.
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Postby mascotte » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:07 am

Finished it during the weekend, it comes out tomorrow, let me know if you're interested

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Postby chimp » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:19 am

mascotte wrote:Finished it during the weekend, it comes out tomorrow, let me know if you're interested

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Looks very cool. Just bought "anthropocene or capitalocene?" edited by Moore literally ten minutes ago
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Postby mascotte » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:47 am

chimp wrote:
mascotte wrote:Finished it during the weekend, it comes out tomorrow, let me know if you're interested

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Looks very cool. Just bought "anthropocene or capitalocene?" edited by Moore literally ten minutes ago


http://www47.zippyshare.com/v/UYYwwgsi/file.html
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Postby chimp » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:01 am

whoa thanks
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Postby walt whitman » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:35 am

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how is this berger? 've only read ways of seeing. RIP
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Postby Messenger » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:13 pm

Gnarls wrote:Karen & Barbara Fields - Racecraft
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What do you think of this book?

I read it a year ago, and I still think about it a lot. There were parts of it that felt really challenging, I guess just because they went directly against my own ways of thinking about race and social justice. I'm planning on rereading it at some point soon.
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Postby Sweet Gregory Pectin » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:18 pm

Gnarls wrote:looking for something transformative to renew my love for fiction


i always recommend a naked singularity by sergio de la pava for those looking to transition from non-fiction back to fiction
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Postby deadbass » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:26 pm

Gnarls wrote:looking for something transformative to renew my love for fiction


Life: A User's Manual by George Perec was that for me. I had only read non-fiction for about two years and it brought me back. It helps that it's almost like a set of fascinating fictional long-form news articles that come together in an insanely intricate puzzle narrative, even while each micro-story has some amount of profundity in it. It was one of those books where I would just be excited to have a spare second to read some more of it.
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Postby Dead_Wizard » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:23 pm

trigross wrote:
How's this?


Haven't really delved deep yet b/c I'm looking for a good stopping point on my current read, but I picked it up on the recommendation of Jesse Jarnow, who wrote that Grateful Dead book "Heads". It reads like a David Grann book from what I've read so far though; just very compelling creative non-fic that covers a ton of ground from a counter culture perspective. Will post more thoughts once I read more than 5 pages.

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Laszlo Krasznahorkai's "Seiobo There Below" did it for me.
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Postby bongo » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:33 pm

great pick, that one
yeaaaaaaaaaaaa american nostalgia love it suburban living civilized families this could be my life
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Postby bongo » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:33 pm

man the tunnel is fucking wild so far
yeaaaaaaaaaaaa american nostalgia love it suburban living civilized families this could be my life
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Postby winjer » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:13 pm

Dead_Wizard wrote:
Gnarls wrote:
looking for something transformative to renew my love for fiction


Laszlo Krasznahorkai's "Seiobo There Below" did it for me.


yes
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Postby conductor » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:33 pm

I'm currently taking a break from reading Streets of Laredo to my father in law while I sit up with him in the ICU overnight. Both the situation and the book are a lot worse than Lonesome Dove.
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Postby deadbass » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:38 pm

Wow just read about Seiobo There Below and it's jumping onto the top of my pile.
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Postby madness and chaos » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:40 pm

a little life is so devastating and good for a renewed love of fiction
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