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Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
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Postby incoherent grunting » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:49 pm

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Very mediocre!

I'm going to re-read Bolano's Last Evenings on Earth before diving back in and finishing Dune.

The Spanish version of Last Evenings on Earth is called Llamadas Telefónicas which means Telephone Calls and has a cool original cover - all the Anagrama versions have very cool covers - except for 2666 which the Gustave Moreau painting can't be beat
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Postby the upland trout » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:43 am

deep blue meanies wrote:
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My girlfriend got this for me and we will be reading it together, though she will be reading it in Turkish.


how is this? looks up my alley.



It's pretty good? I've still not made up my mind and my pleasure-reading time has dwindled recently, so I'm making slow progress.

The writing is not super interesting, though it's not bad either. However I am enjoying reading it and I don't know too much about Turkish history and culture, so reading this book has been very interesting. Half of the time I spend with it is spent googling various references and historical events.

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Postby i_am_agriculture » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:50 pm

mercenaries of slime wrote:can xue is great

I'm gonna check her stuff out, thanks!
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Postby incoherent grunting » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:14 pm

can anyone recommend sort-of-psychedelic vibe novels like Crying of Lot 49, PKD, etc.. not about drugs, but kind disorienting and weird (for lack of better term)?
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Postby the upland trout » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:39 pm

incoherent grunting wrote:can anyone recommend sort-of-psychedelic vibe novels like Crying of Lot 49, PKD, etc.. not about drugs, but kind disorienting and weird (for lack of better term)?


Motorman by David Ohle
The Beak Doctor by Eric Basso
The Great Lover by Michael Cisco
Minor Angels by Antoine Volodine
Maldoror by Lautreamont
Ice by Anna Kavan
Life in the Folds by Henri Michaux
The Beetle Leg by John Hawkes
The Other Side by Alfred Kubin
Sisyphean by Dempow Torishima
Lanark by Alasdair Gray

Clarice Lispector... Wilson Harris?

Lots of good stuff here: https://www.wakefieldpress.com/index.html
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Postby crash.landing » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:51 pm

incoherent grunting wrote:can anyone recommend sort-of-psychedelic vibe novels like Crying of Lot 49, PKD, etc.. not about drugs, but kind disorienting and weird (for lack of better term)?


Anything by Richard Brautigan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Brautigan
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Postby incoherent grunting » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:21 am

Thanks y'all
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Postby shizaam » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:43 pm

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Oh interesting. Children of Time wasn't my favorite but it wasn't terrible either. I'm curious how this pans out. The author's biology background is a huge draw for me.

Edit: I guess Zoology background technically

Edit2: how'd you get a copy of this?
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Postby chowder julius » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:25 pm

im still slowly reading the magic mountain, about 25% complete, and i love the barely perceptible yet growing sense of dread and discomfort underlying the whole thing. really unique and special quality. i have no idea where this is going but i'm v intrigued...
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Postby iwillneverpost » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:46 pm

incoherent grunting wrote:can anyone recommend sort-of-psychedelic vibe novels like Crying of Lot 49, PKD, etc.. not about drugs, but kind disorienting and weird (for lack of better term)?


Dhalgren if you haven't already.
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Postby Chyet » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:59 pm

de sade is just armpit fetishes
ad astra per alia porci/harken' up, cowards/and hell is dark
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Postby chowder julius » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:09 pm

mfw reading de sade

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Postby sadville » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:34 pm

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Postby incoherent grunting » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:36 am

Fever Dream is so good and a great suggestion for what I'm looking for, but I just read it! :)
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Postby mudd » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:21 pm

Joseph McElroy does the rising paranoia thing really well, I always recommend lookout cartridge but most of his other work does it too.

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Postby shizaam » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:15 pm

this was a blast, burned through in three days. little bit of generation ship, and some _fantastic_ imagining of non-human sentience / societies
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Postby abs » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:03 pm

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damn, loved this.
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Postby chowder julius » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:35 pm

gonna keep an eye out for that one. that cover :oops:
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Postby clownwig » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:16 am

incoherent grunting wrote:
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Very mediocre!


it's been several months since I read this but I'm pretty sure that it actually rules and is the funniest thing I've read since I don't remember when.
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Postby abs » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:29 am

cj, do! I think you'd dig. great mix of sex/passion, capitalism/post-war mentality, social class blah blah -- don't want to say too much but it's gorgeous. going to read more lawrence now.
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Postby chimp » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:01 am

shizaam wrote:this was a blast, burned through in three days. little bit of generation ship, and some _fantastic_ imagining of non-human sentience / societies
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Yeah this is great
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Postby rushedbehind » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:22 am

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i read all of this today, and holy shit it was good. beautifully written, but it has this kind of cold/cruel aspect to it that i can only compare to a michael haneke movie. the last forty or so pages were incredibly eerie and powerful.
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Postby Kenny » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:39 am

I've had Children of Time on my bookshelf for aaaaages, I'm not sure why I haven't gotten around to reading it. Everybody says it's great!

I'm reading:

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Which I've also had for a while, but I had that poem "I remember Aldestrop" randomly in my head for a while and then I saw this on the shelf and then it clicked that Aldestrop is by this guy and it's Spring so it's the perfect time to read it. It's very good but poetical writing so it's sort of slow going but very nice. He rides a bike from London to around Bristol in 1913
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:48 am

That Lady Chatterley's Lover cover is hilarious
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Postby chowder julius » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:49 am

hilarious is not the word :oops: :oops:
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Postby chowder julius » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:50 am

i would like to get halfway thru the magic mountain this weekend but that means reading 200 more pages today. wish me luck!
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Postby abs » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:27 am

chowder julius wrote:hilarious is not the word :oops: :oops:


it invokes ..uh... a feeling
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Postby nosebleeds » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:43 am

Read The Remains of the Day in 2 days. Probably the best book I'll read all year.
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