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Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:08 am
by walt whitman
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 !

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:56 am
by bazooka
^^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?

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:04 pm
by Seamus
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

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:09 pm
by trigross
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

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:22 pm
by Eyeball Kid
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.)

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:22 pm
by Eyeball Kid
It's a very breezy 800 pages, anyway.

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:24 pm
by Seamus
Can you read Lonesome Dove independent of the other books in the series? It got published first, right?

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:26 pm
by Eyeball Kid
Yes, you can.

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:50 pm
by bazooka
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.

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:59 pm
by the upland trout
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.

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:26 pm
by Dead_Wizard
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.

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:30 pm
by atomicbombshell
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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Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:31 pm
by atomicbombshell
+1 for John McPhee

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:37 pm
by Dead_Wizard
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.

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:07 pm
by number none
The Voyage of the Beagle!

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:09 pm
by number none
also Peter Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:11 pm
by number none
oh and Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine's Last Chance to See

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:11 pm
by Seamus
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.

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:51 pm
by incoherent grunting
yeah, desert solitaire is good!

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:31 pm
by Hambelt
Just got this

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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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Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:36 pm
by gargamel
john mcphee is one of my favorite writers, please check out basin and range

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:47 pm
by the upland trout
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.

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:51 pm
by bazooka
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

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:12 pm
by the upland trout
Ah yes, I would be interested in poetry as well. Has anyone any thoughts on Robinson Jeffers?

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:58 pm
by dvr
I really didn't like Desert Solitaire, he was a huge hypocrite and crypto-soil killer in it. I liked The Monkey Wrench Gang way better. I've heard The Snow Leopard is great, it's high on my to-read list.

I liked these:

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Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:06 pm
by dvr
if you want to read one mountaineering/climbing book i'd recc this:

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real quick read. dunno where you're taking an environmental ethics/phil of nature course but maybe outdoor recreation will come up.


edit: and this was really good too, lot's on the climate/weather.

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Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:07 pm
by goofjan grievens
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Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:52 pm
by alaska
i still love this short lil thing re: NATURE & what i've read of "pilgrim at tinker creek" (but what i've read of it i read a long time ago)

http://www.courses.vcu.edu/ENG200-lad/dillard.htm

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:13 am
by mancubz
i just finished
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which i really enjoyed
and now i'm reading
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which i can already tell is one of those nf books where goddess save whoever is sitting near me because i'm probably gonna tell everyone, "holy crap check this shit"
i'm gonna force this kid in one of my classes to read 'hiroshima' while i read this so that he can be my book friend (he said he wants to know more about the bombs so i'm not just purely an asshole, i'm only partly an asshole)

Re: what are you reading right now?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:51 am
by Sobieski
hey fuck you heidegger

that's all I have to say and not even just for being a nazi and using words in an annoying way