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Postby The Protoplasm Kid » Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:45 pm

New Improved Alaska wrote:
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The Protoplasm Kid wrote:working my way slowly through what might be the single most stunning book i will have ever read

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i had to stop reading the pdf after a hundred or so pgs because i knew i needed to cherish it and both volumes finally arrived today i’m going to fall in love i’m going to be broken hearted


I got this from the library today and read some on the train
It's................ so good lol


!!!!!
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Postby The Protoplasm Kid » Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:45 pm

oh geez
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Postby The Protoplasm Kid » Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:46 pm

vivian darko darko wrote:oh hey i'm doing
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peter weiss - leavetaking
and it's incredible so far


curious to hear your thoughts ! need to go back to that sebald essay in on the natural history of destruction
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Postby speakers » Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:47 pm

half way through drive your plow over the bones of the dead and I’m not sure what to make of all the fuss
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Postby 31GeeWhizz » Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:47 pm

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Postby santos l halper » Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:19 am

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been waiting for this to come out for what feels like forever
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Postby AmondOrangegrove » Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:32 pm

About to finish Chaos by Tom O'Neil. It's about Charles Manson. Previous to me reading this, I didn't care about Manson at all, but Tom O'Neil did some fantastic work uncovering what certainly appears to be CIA and FBI grooming of Manson. Manson visited the Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic pretty much everyday when he was living in SF, the same clinic where a Dr. Jolly West had an office. Jolly West was one of the biggest scientists doing research for MKULTRA. That doesn't even scratch the surface of all the weird shit that went on in that case. I really suggest checking it out if you're interested in intelligence operations and the CIA.

Going to read The Jakarta Method by Vincent Bevins after I'm done. Gotta keep rotting my brain learning about the crimes of the CIA.
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Postby shizaam » Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:56 pm

been reading the emigrants for the first time
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Postby speakers » Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:59 pm

speakers wrote:half way through drive your plow over the bones of the dead and I’m not sure what to make of all the fuss


ok I finished this and last 100 pages or so are pretty great

now into chronic city
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Postby shacky » Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:13 pm

what's a good like literary-but-still-genre kinda gateway book for a 14yo who's really interested in fantasy books and gender politics? left hand of darkness? shirley jackson stories? something less than 60 years old?
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Postby speakers » Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:23 pm

speakers wrote:
speakers wrote:half way through drive your plow over the bones of the dead and I’m not sure what to make of all the fuss


ok I finished this and last 100 pages or so are pretty great

now into chronic city


not enjoying chronic city 150pg in
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Postby Folkboy » Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:41 am

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Not bad
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Postby conductor » Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:45 pm

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so good!
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Postby nosebleeds » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:35 pm

shacky wrote:what's a good like literary-but-still-genre kinda gateway book for a 14yo who's really interested in fantasy books and gender politics? left hand of darkness? shirley jackson stories? something less than 60 years old?

Drop a copy of Dhalgren in that kid's lap.
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Postby shacky » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:58 pm

went with a sick tmnt trade paperback she wanted

next year tho :twisted:
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Postby jirodreams » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:33 pm

Connie Willis's Blackout/All Clear - there's a great 400 page time travel novel hidden inside 1100 pages of numbing repetitiveness
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Postby HotFingersClub » Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:46 am

nosebleeds wrote:
shacky wrote:what's a good like literary-but-still-genre kinda gateway book for a 14yo who's really interested in fantasy books and gender politics? left hand of darkness? shirley jackson stories? something less than 60 years old?

Drop a copy of Dhalgren in that kid's lap.


Ancillary Justice would be a good choice here too
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Postby Mr Spaceship » Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:09 am

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so good!


would also recommend Secondhand Time
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