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
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Come around
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Postby Arturo » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:40 pm

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Couldn't even remember buying this but picked it up to read on holiday and it was excellent.

What's the best Everett stuff?
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Postby Sobieski » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:02 pm

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Someone mentioned this a few pages back. I want to say that it could have maybe have been shortened pretty significantly. I think I got something out of it though, and maybe what I found tedious also helped it ferment in my head. Maybe it is quite a good length. I want to get in the head of an entrepreneur.

Yo that was me, i read it in a couple days and felt the same way. I suppose it was interesting to learn how on the rocks the company always was until they went public but it was a bit repetitive. I didn't like the last bit set in present day either, felt like ad copy.

Yeah I read it a few months ago and it was an interesting book but it also made me hate nike/feel like I was being marketed to
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Postby adam sampler » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:28 pm

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trying to finish this in the next few days. this type of theory is exhausting -- I'm able to latch onto a few worthwhile points but feel like it all boils down to variations on "these conversations are difficult because they are necessary -- it is their necessity that makes them difficult. what to make of that?"

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so instead I'm gonna start this today, skimming through so far has gotten me reeeeal hyped
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Postby fakename » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:41 pm

I'm looking for more stuff like steven millhauser and kelly link

what are the hipinions on karen russell and sarah bynum?
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Postby Ampersand » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:04 pm

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"Le Miroir," "Residents Only" and "The Strangers" I'd include among his greatest hits. "Marriage" stands out as well, not only for the amount of Actual Fucking.

I hadn't read any of these stories before but now I own nearly all Aickman's work. I'll just have to read them all again. Also found this 50-minute doc, haven't watched yet:



this board turned me onto Aickman about five years ago and I've been spreading the gospel ever since.


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Postby i_am_agriculture » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:20 pm

I read that Aickman last year when it came out and the one that really sticks out to me is "No Time Is Passing".
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Postby abs » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:10 pm

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this is great.

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Postby walt whitman » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:22 pm

feeling revulsion to Heidegger is pretty normal, i think. some good thoughts if you manage to parse the word soup
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Postby high bias » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:38 pm

finished zeroville, which i loved. just started this

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my first higgins. really liking the dialogue so far
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Postby tanaka » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:18 pm

i've a bad habit of reading a gazillion books at the same time, right now i've managed to narrow my reading down to four, all related so it's been enjoyable to jump back and forth between them. my sister china might go down as an all-time fave, a travel memoir from the 30s with lots of philosophical and historical digressions. lu xun's short stories is a re-read, would rec this translation over the other existing versions, lobotomized penguin classic one is particularly egregious for a number of reasons, as a paranoid i'm sure it's sabotage.

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in terms of foreign language books, i read this last month:

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it's about the effects of "historical nihilism" which has been a contentious topic in chinese intellectual discourse in recent years, author claims that writers who shit on historical figures and introduce revisionist perspectives about certain events are willing agents of crapitalism which def doesn't exist in china.
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Postby trigross » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:36 pm

My sister china looks great, I really enjoyed Oracle Bones and am currently reading The Souls of China. Love a good China memoir. I picked up the Spence Mao bio - is it any good? Also picked up Huang's 1587 which looks right up my alley.

Also I'm reading Housekeeping which I've put off for a long time and hoo boy, can Robinson write a fucking sentence.
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Postby criss elliott » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:01 pm

reading against nature by huysmans, having a difficult go of it. feel like im in a freefall w the barrage of details and names without a lot to hold on to. might start another book just to get goin again cuz im really draggin
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Postby Kenny » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:04 am

Should I pay £20 to get Infinite Jest in hardback even though I probably won't reread it for a few years
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Postby ahungbunny » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:09 am

did it get a hardcover rerelease? if it's a first print then no question
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Postby walt » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:00 am

The first 50ish pages have given me some extreme anxiety
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Postby blab » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:33 am

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i ordered this and at the same time downloaded an ebook and put it on my phone. i can't stop reading it, i'm worried i'll be finished before the book arrives.
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Postby warmhouse » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:18 pm

do you guys have yearly goals/resolutions? mine for last year was to buy second hand books, for this year its read more women.

i think next year i'm going to try to do kindle only?
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Postby warmhouse » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:19 pm

ahungbunny wrote:did it get a hardcover rerelease? if it's a first print then no question

the first release is hardback. if vollman's name is spelled wrong on the back (did I spell it wrong just then?) then its a first edition.
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Postby Kenny » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:31 pm

Last year I decided to read more women and in the end over half the books I read were by women. I want to keep it up especially as it helped me discover Rose Macaulay and led me to read my first LeGuin
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Postby chowder julius » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:37 pm

Kenny have u read Muriel spark
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Postby chowder julius » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:40 pm

warmhouse wrote:do you guys have yearly goals/resolutions? mine for last year was to buy second hand books, for this year its read more women.

i think next year i'm going to try to do kindle only?

last year it was to read 100 books (and collect physical copies of each, overwhelmingly used), this year its to improve on total pages read and to read from authors from as many different countries as possible
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Postby chowder julius » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:43 pm

march is women's history month, it's a good opportunity to do a mini challenge to read more women. i'm doing a black lit challenge this month for black history month
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Postby warmhouse » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:18 pm

one problem with my wish to read more women, it coincided with beginning a 1200 page book by a man. i am doing a bad job at this so far, but podody's nerfect.
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Postby ahungbunny » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:17 am

warmhouse wrote:
ahungbunny wrote:did it get a hardcover rerelease? if it's a first print then no question

the first release is hardback. if vollman's name is spelled wrong on the back (did I spell it wrong just then?) then its a first edition.


i feel it's important to make clear that i know the initial release was hardback, hence me typing rerelease in the original post
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Postby No Good Advice » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:57 am

Maybe ten years ago I made a resolution to read more women. It was a big success. Then I stopped consciously working towards it but naturally built an ever-growing wishlist of books that just happened to be 90% female. My top 10 all-time list is now mostly all women.
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Postby moses » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:58 am

Post the list
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Postby j-ol » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:45 pm

i did an entire year of only women's authors in 2017. highlights were ferrante, lucia berlin, flannery o'connor, clarice lispector, elizabeth smart 'by grand central station i sat down and wept', helen dewitt, le guin, patti smith.

i asked for reqs itt, got a tonne of fantastic recs for the wishlist.

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Postby No Good Advice » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:45 pm

moses wrote:Post the list


I fear it's not that interesting to look at. My resolution back then led me to 18th and 19th century English literature which completely took over my reading life and that obsession has only occasionally let up.

Something like

Charlotte Brontë (eternal #1) - Villette / Jane Eyre
George Eliot - Middlemarch / Mill on the Floss
Jane Austen - Mansfield Park / Emma / Persuasion
J.M. Coetzee - Waiting for the Barbarians / Summertime
Edith Wharton - The House of Mirth
Anne Brontë - The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Frances Burney - Evelina
Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights
Le Guin - Left Hand of Darkness
Jon Fosse / Ferrante etc
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Postby j-ol » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:29 pm

wait is jm coetzee a woman?
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Postby mudd » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:34 pm

No. “Mostly all”

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