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Old 09-04-2009, 02:22 PM #1051
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A ton of short stories by Franz Kafka.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:01 PM #1052
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:20 PM #1053
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Yet again, I've abandoned Foundation. Scifi is something I really wanted to get into, but most of it just does not appeal to me.

Moving on to A Clockwork Orange and maybe a Kerouac novel.
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:20 PM #1054
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I see that a few people are reading Rand. I don't know if her philosophy will completely stick with me, but her books completely revolutionized the way that I look at politics and philosophy.
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:20 PM #1055
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:48 PM #1056
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:09 AM #1057
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watch out, that book sucks. I mean, it's exactly the same as P&P, except every once and a while the zombies attack. the zombies don't actually add anything into the storyline
Actuality, I skipped P&P&Z and went for more history. I just finished Adam, Eve, and the Serpent by Elaine Pagels. Its about how various groups Jews and Early (1st-5th century) Christians interpreted Genesis. Interesting theological debates and discussions over free will, sin, nature, etc....
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:32 AM #1058
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Yet again, I've abandoned Foundation. Scifi is something I really wanted to get into, but most of it just does not appeal to me.

Moving on to A Clockwork Orange and maybe a Kerouac novel.
for clockwork, make sure you read the full version not the shortened american one, makes a big difference if you havent read it before.

I'm currently reading another Irvine Welsh novel which im enjoying just as much as i did trainspotting...Crime
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:21 AM #1059
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about to start the Bourne series. cant wait after only seeing the first movie in bits and pieces it is all new to me

been working overnights on a desk for the past few weeks and have had alot of reading time. the 2 week list is long.
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:02 PM #1060
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:57 PM #1061
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:39 PM #1062
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:18 PM #1063
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:15 PM #1064
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The Scarlet Letter

Most difficult thing i've read to date. (i'm a sophmore)
Lots of unnecessary big words it seems. Though it was written in 1850.
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:30 PM #1065
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The Scarlet Letter

Most difficult thing i've read to date. (i'm a sophmore)
Lots of unnecessary big words it seems. Though it was written in 1850.
They had a different idea of what good writing was back then.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:44 AM #1066
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Old 09-13-2009, 04:00 PM #1067
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They had a different idea of what good writing was back then.
I figured, like going WAY off topic to describe or elaborate on something then changing the topic completely was a good idea.

People those days.
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:20 PM #1068
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held off on the bourne series. picked up
20TH CENTURY GHOSTS by JOE HILL.
great collection of short stories, just about to start the last story in it.
his other novel HEART SHAPED BOX was fantastic. also if anyone reads comics, he is the writer of LOCKE AND KEY.



RAGANA: the STAND is worth its wait for sure. such a great story all the way through. Are you a king fan? or just happened upon this one?
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:34 PM #1069
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:31 PM #1070
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:21 PM #1071
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Just picked up The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.

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