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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 mudd » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:28 am

Insurrecto was pretty good but I didn’t get a whiff of bolano.

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Postby Dedalus » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:32 am

Finally finished The Recognitions and I think I'm too dumb for it. I tried a "if you don't know what's going on just plow through it" approach and it probably hurt more than it helped. I want to make a bootleg edition where I just add "Wyatt said" after any time Wyatt is talking to make it more accessible for the masses.
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Postby incoherent grunting » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:09 pm

finished Flow my Tears... and NOW I'm reading this thing;

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Postby theta » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:54 pm

finished

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now reading

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Postby Riverchrist » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:53 pm

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Aside from the part where a rancher girl moves into town and they trick her into wearing dresses to "be a real girl" I enjoyed re-reading this. Extreme nostalgia bomb.

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I had a yen to re-read Vile Bodies and couldn't find it, settled for this which I mostly didn't remember because there aren't many classic bits in this one.
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Postby Seamus » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:44 pm

I read Normal People on holiday a couple of weeks ago. I guess it was okay, but it felt like it had completely run out of steam by half way through imo. Forgettable.

Now I'm reading:

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Raise. Hell. All. Summer. Long.

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Postby incoherent grunting » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:55 pm

if you thought Normal People ran out of steam i can't wait for your review of Barbarian Days
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Postby Seamus » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:58 pm

haha, yeah I am already a little concerned about how long it is
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Postby Barthes Starr » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:21 pm

incoherent grunting wrote:finished Flow my Tears... and NOW I'm reading this thing;

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it's so good
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Postby Kenny » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:07 am

is that a novel or non fiction?
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Postby incoherent grunting » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:17 am

Kenny wrote:is that a novel or non fiction?

Non-Fic
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Postby shizaam » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:28 am

just started The Uninhabitable Earth
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Postby Marza » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:10 am

I'm usually a bit embarrassed posting in here because everyone else's books seem so rarefied, but I just finished:

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And really loved it. It was thrilling reading someone challenge the sacredness of 'hard work makes you a good person'. A lot of his deconstruction as to why this phenomenon is occurring was quite compelling, too.

I also started a new thing where I was actively taking notes and writing down quotes each chapter. It was a little tiring at times, especially because I can't type very quickly on my phone, but I think it made me engage with the content a lot more. I think I'll retain the ideas of the book a lot better, and even if I don't, I'll now have notes to check. Gonna keep doing this for fiction and non-fiction.
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Postby Getbetter » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:18 am

I'm about halfway through the We Got the Neutron Bomb and it's a good read. Yet part of me is starting to feel like some of the punk stuff is stupid. Like i'm not a huge fan of the Runaways yet in the book it talk about how they paved a way for other bands. The Quick are a great band learn from the book so far.
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Postby i_am_agriculture » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:38 pm

Dra— sounds interesting. I might check it out.
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Postby chimp » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:33 pm

Recently finished Robert Peston's WTF? which is more or less an account of Brexit in the context of recent British political and economic history from a liberal-left perspective. He describes the ways in which London is really a separate society to the rest of the country, the development of austerity as a political idea and economic doctrine, skyrocketing inequality, the difference between Englishness and Britishness and the ignorance of the political and media class to the perspective of much of the country - particularly on the matters of economic growth and immigration. There are a few sideswipes at both Labour an be the Tories. He finishes up with a few Keynesian, worker-engagement type proposals to paint over the rot. Quite standard stuff. What renders this book a little unsatisfying for me is the absence of class analysis and the role of global capital. It's very safe, don't-be-extreme type stuff. Will likely not bring much new to most readers here
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Postby abs » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:32 pm

Had to add another bookcase to the house today. Immediately filled with the spillage from various rooms/other bookcases. Shit is out of control.
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Postby Mr Spaceship » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:39 pm

goal is to read more books this summer

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Postby shacky » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:18 am

abs wrote:Had to add another bookcase to the house today. Immediately filled with the spillage from various rooms/other bookcases. Shit is out of control.


have you posted pix? luvvv seeing boarder's collexxx
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:26 am

I'm reading The Small House at Allington by Trollope (5th in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series) and it's soooooo good.

The Warden was a fun page turner and Barchester Towers was realllllly good, but then Doctor Thorne was sort of "good but forgettable" and while Framley Parsonage was better I was a little worried that it was just gonna be Barchester Towers that was Great but man this one is good.

i wonder if I should read the Palliser novels... it's a lot of Trollope
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Postby abs » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:51 am

shacky wrote:
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will do at some point!

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Postby galactagogue » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:54 am

oh have not seem that edition but i love mishima
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Postby abs » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:56 am

it's barely 70 pages, slim little novella. def enjoyable.
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Postby reversemigraine » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:07 am

Inspired by ripersnifle's The End of the Myth and Gonz0's comment in the POTUS thread about rural whites who have encountered <10 Hispanic people in their entire lives but hate "illegals" and want a wall: are there any Perlstein-y / Kevin Kruse-ish kinda books out there about the ways in which modern immigration (late '80s / early '90s to present, I guess?) was pushed as a wedge issue?
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Postby Kenny » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:06 am

Kenny wrote:I'm reading The Small House at Allington by Trollope (5th in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series) and it's soooooo good.

The Warden was a fun page turner and Barchester Towers was realllllly good, but then Doctor Thorne was sort of "good but forgettable" and while Framley Parsonage was better I was a little worried that it was just gonna be Barchester Towers that was Great but man this one is good.

i wonder if I should read the Palliser novels... it's a lot of Trollope


Finished this, really fun book, if a slightly trailing at the ending. Definitely makes me want to read the last one soon. Loved it.
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Postby mystery meat » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:15 am

vibing on your Trollope reads Kenny, highly recommend Orley Farm i back-to-backed it with Middlemarch last year and it was aces
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