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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


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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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Postby winjer » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:48 pm

cool. have had that on the shelf forever & keep wanting to pick it up, but have been hesitant to after being rather unmoved by People in The Trees
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Postby winjer » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:57 pm

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this was another recent read that helped suck me back in after a slump
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Postby warmhouse » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:07 pm

madness and chaos wrote:a little life is so devastating and good for a renewed love of fiction


when i started that, i kept mixing all the guys up. I'd be like "wha? which one is this again?"

and by the end of the book.... well... i knew them all pretty well
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Postby reversemigraine » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:19 pm

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Why not?
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Postby mission » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:14 pm

St Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels.

I couldn't hack the child abuse scene. Just couldn't read it - which is the first time I have ever swerved fictive ugliness in many years of reading transgressive/outsider/risky/bold literature.

The nonstop parade of detestable aristos does wear a bit thin but there's a good line on pretty much every page and anyone who has learnt that heightened awareness and intelligence aren't actually helpful will find much with which to empathise.

The truth was that he hated the very rich, especially since he was never going to be one of them. They were all too often only the shrill pea in the whistle of their possessions. Without the editorial influence of the word “afford,” their desires rambled on like unstoppable bores, relentless and whimsical at the same time.


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Postby theta » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:22 pm

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Postby walt whitman » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:43 pm

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Why not?

jeter's an interesting writer. curious how that goes for you
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Postby atomicbombshell » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:58 pm

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this was a killer reread. ugh. ugh ugh ugh.

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this book is amazing.
☽ ☾ ● ◯ ● ☽ ☾

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Postby ahungbunny » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:37 am

i've seriously never seen a delany book in any used bookstore, and i've been looking off and on for like seven years now. am i extremely unlucky or are yinz just ordering stuff new and/or from the internet
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Postby theta » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:38 am

i pirate all my ebooks sorry delany i love youToggle Spoiler
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Postby ahungbunny » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:38 am

i'm currently reading some dumb book about blackbeard that's mostly boring public record stuff because there's almost nothing primary written about the guy. that's what i get for a blind purchase when i wanna learn about pirates
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Postby ahungbunny » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:40 am

theta wrote:i pirate all my ebooks sorry delany i love youToggle Spoiler


that cover/style is so cool that it made me angry i never see anything and prompted me to complain about it

nice work
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Postby theta » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:43 am

first of all it matched my av

second of all i love that style of science fiction paperback cover so much i am thinking of wheedling a half sleeve inspired by it out of the artist that did my last tattoo

the irony is i don't own any literal sci-fi paperbacks
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Postby ahungbunny » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:49 am

that's a great idea

that 60s penguin pocket /-style paperback is the best, they're the #1 reason i buy second copies of books

kinda also feel they make novels seem smaller and more digestible and that's especially attractive to me
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