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
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Postby bongo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:31 am

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this is quite good so far, the prose is really lucid and relatable for me (guy being a jaded on academics ohioan finding himself stranded on the west coast drinking too much and having to realign). it’s slight and breezy but not short on poignant and concise mindfulness insights.


anyone familiar with cicero’s other work? dead wizard? looks like he’s done stuff on lazy fascist. this is my first exposure to him.
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Postby vivian darko » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:53 am

the human war is abysmal. sub-sub-tao lin
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Postby madness and chaos » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:06 am

lol, speaking of

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Postby bongo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:14 am

vivian darko wrote:the human war is abysmal. sub-sub-tao lin


woof lol
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Postby madness and chaos » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:15 am

brad phillips on IG recommended this. I'm so afraid to check it out

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Postby death is my amigo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:31 pm

thanks for the reccs (and sylabus [!]) guys : )
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Postby vivian darko » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:27 pm

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gerald murnane - the plains

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enrique vila-matas - bartleby & co

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j. m. coetzee - disgrace

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elif batuman - the idiot
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dan fox - pretentiousness: why it matters
this was a mess. essay-as-curation can be a really interesting form but here it just seems like a way avoid giving shape to a really underdeveloped argument (an argument to which i'm sympathetic). i thought it might be going somewhere interesting early on but then he just starts uncritically wielding the concepts/premises that he started to examine earlier. some cool stuff about etymology i guess.
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Postby Barthes Starr » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:30 pm

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dan fox - pretentiousness: why it matters


almost picked up the fitzcarraldo edition of this the other day, glad i held off
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Postby bongo » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:30 pm

the idiot pounds
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Postby supersaturated » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:58 am

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Joseph O'Neill might be my favorite living author.
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Postby dada » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:57 pm

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SICK! I need to find an epub of that timothy leary book. Is that how you're reading it, by chance?


got a hard copy, my wife works for a book review/publication and got it sent to her

edit: its pretty great reading the first hand documents, I am learning a lot about the early years so far
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Postby madness and chaos » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:16 pm

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should I read about huxley?
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Postby meeshpotato » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:34 pm

Man I actually really liked Tao lin’s Trip
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Postby madness and chaos » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:48 pm

meeshpotato wrote:Man I actually really liked Tao lin’s Trip


I JUST finished it seconds before reading this comment. I liked it a lot, too. Don't love him, but it was super decent.
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Postby silverapples » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:30 am

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second read. still heartbreaking. i wish the reader were given more insight into characters inner life apart from etienne. he seems to be the only character with a will, everyone else sort of just reacts or is coerced.
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when germinal gets too depressing i've been seeking refuge in this. i think it's the greatest testament to the author that a book about intimate spaces becomes an intimate space itself.
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picked this up because bachelard references it a lot in poetics of space, and because vivian posted it a few pages back. i just started it but i think it's one of my favourite books.

to think, for example, that i have never consciously registered just how many faces there are. there are a great many people, but there are a great many more faces, for every person has several. there are people who wear the same face for year on end; naturally it shows signs of wear, it gets dirty, it cracks at the creases, it splays out like gloves worn on a journey. these are simple people, practicing economies, and they do not change their face or even have it cleaned. it'll do fine, they insist, and who is to prove them wrong? the question, of course, since they have several faces, is what they do with the others. they keep them for best: their children can wear them some day. but it has been known for their dogs to go out wearing them too. and why not? a face is a face.
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Postby jon » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:18 am

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elif batuman - the idiot
really wonderful


I finished this last week and really loved it.

I've been working on:

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Not loving it...it's an interesting story but I'm just not finding myself wanting to read more.
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Postby conductor » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:33 pm

At the beach this week, gonna read so much... Started with Dead Man's Walk. Only like 100 pages in but liking it way more than Streets of Laredo because [Lonesome Dove ending spoilers]fuck a book without Gus.Toggle Spoiler
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Postby Kenny » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:52 pm

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Man this book was fucking awesome. I had a great time reading through it. Super tense, set in a believable lived in Universe and it sort of just dumps you into the end of a war that the "good guys" are losing and dumping refugees on a cramp system and everything is getting worse. I really loved how the motivations of basically every character were realistic and there weren't many just Bad Guys. I really love the pov it was written in, very zoomed in and if the character doesn't know what's going on you don't know. I really really loved it
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Postby Zekk » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:21 pm

Finishing this:
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A light read. Brett's a subdued chap. I actually didn't know that Mike Joyce was a one time member of Suede.

Going into this later:
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And at the same time, going through this:
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Heavier stuff, deepening the connections between Bataille, Hegel and Freud
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:22 pm

Started this today after buying it months ago off a hipinioner's recc:

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Only 30 or so pages in but she's great
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Postby abs » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:32 pm

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abs wrote:man i've hit a total wall with reading lately. finishing three separate things but not really making progress on any? ugh. just want to get through something.


I recommend, for you, Edward Lewis Wallant's Tenants of Moonbloom

or Emma Cline's The Girls

Easily digested. Enough "Yesss - please stay in my memory" moments to make the rest worth your while.



Thanks, mission! I read The Girls when it came out a few years ago and yeah that was definitely a breezy read. The bummer is I really like the books I’m reading... just so much going on lately that I don’t feel compelled to read! It’ll pass soon.
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Postby abs » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:35 pm

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picked this up because bachelard references it a lot in poetics of space, and because vivian posted it a few pages back. i just started it but i think it's one of my favourite books.



one of my favorites too!
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Postby Barthes Starr » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:26 pm

silverapples/abs, do either of you have thoughts about the mitchell vs. hulse translations?
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Postby fakename » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:52 pm

vivian, let me know what you think of bartleby & co.
I loved it years ago, and have been meaning to re-read it one of these days.

I'm about halfway through Lost Empress, and enjoying it a lot. It reminds me of 17776 (which I never actually finished :oops: )

I have the new Dewitt on deck, and I'm part way through Gun with Occasional Music on the kindle.
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Postby mudd » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:30 pm

the new dewitt is really unfortunate. bartleby & co was more fun than good, in my opinion. i also have an opinion of gun with occasional music but it's been a very long time so i'm not sure i can stand behind it.

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Postby Barthes Starr » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:31 pm

mudd wrote:the new dewitt is really unfortunate.


care to elaborate?
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Postby RIXX » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:01 pm

just bought this, gonna start it when i'm off work

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