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Postby alaska » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:53 pm

incoherent grunting wrote:I am blasssting through 2666 because it's v.good.


Yeah it's honestly wild how good it is
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Postby incoherent grunting » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:11 pm

yeah, i'm in total awe of certain passages - they just stick with you
and i've read a lot of Bolaño before this, so it's that much more surprising
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Postby walt whitman » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:51 pm

yeah i wish everything bolano did was good/rewarding as 2666.
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Postby walt whitman » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:54 pm

currently reading these things
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Postby number none » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:23 am

don't neglect the transcript of Warhol and Burroughs first meeting in the appendices of the Bockris book. It's a scream
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Postby sadville » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:25 am

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Postby walt whitman » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:08 am

number none wrote:don't neglect the transcript of Warhol and Burroughs first meeting in the appendices of the Bockris book. It's a scream

oh my goodness, yes
the book is a treasure trove of unbelievable anecdotes and delicious quotations by factory denizens. i started out of order, going straight to the middle section of the book, in the mid sixties when warhol started making films which is when warhol got v evil, and literally every page is andy sucked this or that dick off, a horse kicked a dude in the head, everyone is on amphetamines making fun of brigid polk's weight problems, warhol is lamenting the LSD-induced death of a friend because they weren't there to film his suicide...

somebody upthread was asking about "page-turners"; the nihilistic soap opera that was warhol's life makes for p addictive reading !
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Postby bazooka » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:56 am

^^that was me... i'll just repeat my request for another page. really loving all the ideas so far! thanks everyone :)

what are some good "page turners"? i used to do this thing where i'd read some lite fiction to switch my brain into reading mode, before moving onto whatever. my best reading was done during this period, and i want to get back into it. but yeah any tips for books that are easy to burn through where you want to know what happens next?
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Postby Seamus » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:04 pm

i'll add to what i put previously with lost city of z, devil in the white city, people who eat darkness, all hpn certified
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Postby trigross » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:09 pm

I have before and will always recc Lonesome Dove because I love that dang book

anyway, I'm reading Master and Margarita for the first time since college. It's great, obv
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:22 pm

Lonesome Dove is terrific and fits the page-turner bill, but also has 800 pages in need of turning. (If that matters to you, bazooka.)
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:22 pm

It's a very breezy 800 pages, anyway.
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Postby Seamus » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:24 pm

Can you read Lonesome Dove independent of the other books in the series? It got published first, right?
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:26 pm

Yes, you can.
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Postby bazooka » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:50 pm

Eyeball Kid wrote:Lonesome Dove is terrific and fits the page-turner bill, but also has 800 pages in need of turning. (If that matters to you, bazooka.)


this is good to know. i don't think length is an issue for me. longer stuff actually appeals in some ways.
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Postby the upland trout » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:59 pm

Reading and really enjoying this: Image

What are some other good books of nature writing? I'm designing an environmental ethics course and a philosophy of nature course, but most of what I know is more academic, so I'm just now exploring this stuff.
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Postby Dead_Wizard » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:26 pm

pretty much everything John McPhee has done. Edward Abbey also. H is for Hawk by Helen Mcdonald really blew me away too; kind of a combination of memoir and nature writing.
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Postby abs » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:30 pm

the upland trout wrote:What are some other good books of nature writing? I'm designing an environmental ethics course and a philosophy of nature course, but most of what I know is more academic, so I'm just now exploring this stuff.



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Postby abs » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:31 pm

+1 for John McPhee
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Postby Dead_Wizard » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:37 pm

like this book ruled so hard:
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then I looked the dude up who he talks about and he's still at it, making bark canoes.
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Postby number none » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:07 pm

The Voyage of the Beagle!
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Postby number none » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:09 pm

also Peter Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard
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Postby number none » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:11 pm

oh and Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine's Last Chance to See
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Postby Seamus » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:11 pm

The Watch by Rick Bass is a good collection of nature-focused short stories. His other collections are good too, but a bit more uneven.
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Postby incoherent grunting » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:51 pm

yeah, desert solitaire is good!
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Postby Hambelt » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:31 pm

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and some books about fish and stuff for my office bookshelf so people think I know what I'm talking about

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Postby gargamel » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:36 pm

john mcphee is one of my favorite writers, please check out basin and range
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Postby the upland trout » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:47 pm

Thanks for all of the recommendations. I'll definitely check out Desert Solitaire and a few McPhee books soon. One Man's Wilderness looks pretty rad as well. And The Snow Leopard.
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Postby bazooka » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:51 pm

there's a book of poetry and prose by kenneth rexroth that i like a lot, it's a selection of his writings about the sierra nevadas, called In The Sierra
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Postby the upland trout » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:12 pm

Ah yes, I would be interested in poetry as well. Has anyone any thoughts on Robinson Jeffers?
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