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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #165 on: October 30, 2012, 07:38:47 pm »
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #166 on: November 22, 2012, 04:50:37 pm »
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #167 on: November 22, 2012, 06:04:27 pm »
Finally finished Brave New world and can't say much great about it. But after reading the addendum written years later it's pretty obvious the writer had a few grudges he just loved to grind. Though the concept is certainly interesting.

I'll have to track down catch-22 before long.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #168 on: November 22, 2012, 07:35:59 pm »
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Dubliners by James Joyce
The Republic by Plato
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #169 on: November 22, 2012, 09:54:34 pm »
Tolkien"s Lord of the Rings series. I'm in the middle of Two Towers. I forgot how great those books are. And, by comparison,  how bad the movies were.

Fun fact. One of the moms at my kids' busstop is British. She asked me to explain the American fascination with Tolkien. He was required reading in school (more than once according to her). She thought he was OK, but not worth the legions of fans.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #170 on: November 23, 2012, 03:18:03 am »
I'll have to track down catch-22 before long.

I'm reading that right now.  Really enjoying it!

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #171 on: November 23, 2012, 03:23:15 am »
America Rising by Tom Paine. The idea behind the book is that government has be bought and paid for by the rich and the corporations, so a group of people decide to fight back.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #172 on: November 23, 2012, 04:10:56 pm »
Finally finished Brave New world and can't say much great about it. But after reading the addendum written years later it's pretty obvious the writer had a few grudges he just loved to grind. Though the concept is certainly interesting.

I'll have to track down catch-22 before long.
I found a very old copy of Brave New World at work, and it didn't have the addendum. What did Huxley add?

I liked the idea of a dystopian future where people were blinded by pleasure. And Catch-22 is great and very much deserves it's classic status.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #173 on: November 23, 2012, 04:20:02 pm »
I found a very old copy of Brave New World at work, and it didn't have the addendum. What did Huxley add?

I liked the idea of a dystopian future where people were blinded by pleasure. And Catch-22 is great and very much deserves it's classic status.
It's called Return to a Brave New World Brave New World Revisited. First hunk was a comparison between it and 1984, lots of pretentious whining over how much faster we're all doomed than he thought, some recommendations on how to keep it from happening. Not worth half as much as the foreword in mine by Hitchens. Hitchens notes a few things which make the apparent conflicts of interest in Huxley's writing a bit more understandable. What I've got was originally published in 2003, you might be able to find it around.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #174 on: November 23, 2012, 06:35:11 pm »
Catch-22 is amazing. Bloody great book.

Currently reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, after that it is on to Pynchon.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #175 on: November 27, 2012, 10:08:25 am »

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #176 on: December 04, 2012, 02:25:53 pm »
Drood by Dan Simmons - a little dry, but good characters
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #177 on: December 04, 2012, 03:07:57 pm »
Found a copy of Don Quixote, holy shit is this hard to read(without bashing my head into something)... and it's entirely intentional...

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #178 on: December 04, 2012, 03:22:28 pm »
What do you mean found? Like, physical copy? Otherwise, I think Gutenberg has it.

Anyways, I can't decide between trying to chew through a Nietzsche book (I have almost all of his translated works. I'd read in original German but my German's not that good yet and I'd spend more time translating than anything else), Origin of the Species, or the The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. After my current book anyways.

I have easier reading too such as The Devil's Dictionary and Huck Finn. But I feel like chewing on something longer and bigger.

I've also The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft courtesy of one known as cthulhuchick.

I've been reading the Story of Mankind by Hendrik Loon. I'm on page 31 of 286 and I'm in Greek life.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #179 on: December 05, 2012, 03:48:56 pm »
I've read about half of Origin of Species.  Just finished yet another Feist book (part 2 of the Legacy of the Riftwar trilogy) and looking forward to the resolution.  I get book 3 this weekend on my next date. :3
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