what are you reading right now?

Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
You're all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:06 am

I bought this a few years ago on kindle and finishing a book and not having another book around I thought I'd finally get around to reading it:

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It's well written so far!
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Postby bongo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:34 am

that’s insane seeming
yeaaaaaaaaaaaa american nostalgia love it suburban living civilized families this could be my life
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:34 am

Sometimes you gotta put down Nausea and just read a page turner breh
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:38 am

I keep a list of the books I've read this year in my wallet (explaining the discoloration!)
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Postby bongo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:12 am

Kenny wrote:Sometimes you gotta put down Nausea and just read a page turner breh


who in hell is reading nausea
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:12 am

bongo wrote:
Kenny wrote:Sometimes you gotta put down Nausea and just read a page turner breh


who in hell a reading nausea


Calm down Super Mario
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Postby Bride of Qualls » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:12 am

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https://www.quantamagazine.org/evidence-found-for-a-new-fundamental-particle-20180601/

the standard model lying skept shaded, 21st c. science sees the unholy alliance of bad faith empiricism and condensed phase physics seize helm. all conceptions of forces and symmetries are eventually conceded to ultimately be 'emergent' in nature as far as falsifiable perspectives are or probably ever will be able to affirm.

the world dissolves into the Entropic Age. our children come to worship the Void.
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Postby bongo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:24 am

Kenny wrote:
bongo wrote:
Kenny wrote:Sometimes you gotta put down Nausea and just read a page turner breh


who in hell a reading nausea


Calm down Super Mario


how did y manage to edit this twice
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:25 am

I went from "Mario from Super Mario Bros" to the more brief (the soul of wit) Super Mario and then I misspelled Super

I constantly edit my posts immediately after posting, if it showed edits for every post mine would be terrible.
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Postby bongo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:28 am

thank you for clarifying
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:30 am

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Postby Barthes Starr » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:40 am

vivian darko wrote:helen dewitt in larb: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-wrong-stuff/#


you should check out the briggs i posted last page
seems to be quite harmonious w/ what dewitt is spelling out here, at least methodologically
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Postby alaska » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:23 pm

good page
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Postby CelticFC#1 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:18 pm

CelticFC#1 wrote:Sure this has been praised on here before, but halfway through and it really is fantastic.

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What a book. Epilogue was devastating.
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Postby forest design » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:43 pm

vivian darko wrote:helen dewitt in larb: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-wrong-stuff/#


Thanks for this
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Postby incoherent grunting » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:46 pm

I'm reading the one about the Golden State Killa and it.... slays
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Postby winjer » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:32 pm

also
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Postby cooly » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:33 pm

"mario from super mario bros" would have been good too. trust yourself.
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Postby abs » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:46 pm

incoherent grunting wrote:I'm reading the one about the Golden State Killa and it.... slays



Heck yeah it does!
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Postby water, sunbeams » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:23 am

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Postby Kenny » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:52 am

That seems sort of interesting, is it good? I worry that I'd just focus on how they are all boomers if I read it...

The first essay in this old 1910 book about book loving is a lot of fun if you don't mind a bit of fancy ladishness
https://archive.org/details/booksbookmenothe00macl
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Postby Spoons » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:04 am

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halfway through this (I'm reading the orig. german version though).
so good! highly recommended!
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Postby walt whitman » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:39 am

madness and chaos wrote:what is the best philip k dick to start with? I have no idea why I haven't read this brilliant man yet, seeing as we are quite similar in ideas and insanity

ubik?
i've seen a scanner darkly and want to read the book if it's different at all from the movie

that db is loaded!!!! which are the best? Are some of those short stories?

three stigmata sounds great too

Do androids dream; three stigmata; and a scanner darkly are top 3
Ubik is really good too
Valis deep dives into suicidal ideation & religious metafiction, not pleasurable imho
Minority report is a good short one

There’s a collected book of Dick that contains all the things I’ve mentioned, get that
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:15 am

Ubik is the best
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Postby rich uncle skeleton » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:01 am

I'm about 160 pages into Lonesome Dove and absolutely loving it except for his writing about Lorena, which is pretty whack thus far
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Postby blab » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:55 am

Just finished these two

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It feels self-indulgent to read this. Like I'm comparing myself to self-loathing Karl Ove enough to deceive myself into thinking my personal mundane experiences are also worth investing tons of thought into. i thought a lot about my dad while reading this, which was intense and kind of a bummer. so i felt like i found this book at the right time. i feel kinda cheesy for identifying with the narrator so much.


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a manual on how to write descriptions of smells and sick anti-hero thriller


Working on these two

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Shoutout to abs -- this book is wonderful

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still haven't figured out if the point of these is to identify with the narrator and reexamine yourself, or
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Postby HotFingersClub » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:45 am

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Hilary Mantel – Beyond Black
Loved it. Total technical mastery in a narrative sense somehow combined with a brutal baring of paranoias and dark impulses. It has such a rich atmosphere of sludge and poison, I’m not sure whether it’s better to mainline it or to spread it out over a longer period. Brilliant book.

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Charles Sprawson – Haunts of the Black Masseur
Very cool book to read on my holidays when I could go swimming whenever I wanted – became more wistful once back in London. It’s beautiful but it’s definitely a book for people who love books as much (or more) as it’s for people who love swimming.

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Hiromi Kawakami – Record of a Night Too Brief
The title story was super annoying… I liked the other two better but by that time it was operating on very limited good will.

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Ian McGuire – The North Water
Good salty sea writing. Almost McCarthyesque levels of fidelity to time, place and grime, and has the pace of a thriller. Good fun to read. It takes itself and its manliness very seriously though. My copy is an advance that I found on the bookshelf at a pub. McGuire has signed it on the inside cover and written “You ask am I tough enough? This book is my answer.” :roll: I guess whoever asked that question didn't actually care too much either way.
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Postby Kenny » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:45 am

Finished On Stranger Tides which was great as a page turner. I sort of liked how it just took magic as read instead of taking a long time explaining why it worked in the book universe. Also thought it was interesting how the lead character wasn't just an all out good guy.

Now reading:

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Which I bought years ago and then never touched
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