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Old 04-03-2008, 12:04 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Dead Babies by Martin Amis



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If the Marquis de Sade were to crash one of P. G. Wodehouse's house parties, the chaos might resemble the nightmarishly funny goings-on in this novel by the author of London Fields. The residents of Appleseed Rectory have primed themselves both for a visit from a triad of Americans and a weekend of copious drug taking and sexual gymnastics. There's even a heifer to be slugged and a pair of doddering tenants to be ingeniously harassed. But none of these variously bright and dull young things has counted on the intrusion of "dead babies" — dreary spasms of reality. Or on the uninvited presence of a mysterious prankster named Johnny, whose sinister idea of fun makes theirs look like a game of backgammon.
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:46 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I've actually picked up a book for the first time in 4 years.

Londonstani. Got it off the bargain books shelf in Chapters.

It's good. violent and good.
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I suggest picking up Cormac McCarthy's latest work: The Road.

Very very good read.
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Books? Aside from text books, you mean? I'm going through a Dumas phase at the moment ... in the middle of the Count of Monte Cristo. The brilliance. I love this book.
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http://www.amazon.com/Jimi-Hendrix-I...7256070&sr=1-1

Just picked this up today! Booya.
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:06 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:18 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Lord of the Flies - William Golding

Great book.
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:23 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Lord of the Flies - William Golding

Great book.
One of my favourites.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:03 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I have only ever read like 7 or 8 books in my life(sad but true, very short attention span)

But I thought a Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy was great but no one I know has ever read it and the few who have hated it. Anyone here read it?
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:05 PM   #30 (permalink)
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sure i've read it. it was fantastic. a great imaginative reality and a fun story. i enjoyed it thoroughly, but i was about 14...
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No, I haven't read it sadly.

I've recently completed Aldous Huxley's: "The Devil's of Loudon"

It's about an apparent demonic possession of a nun in Church in France (Loudon). I believe it's a non-fiction work that Huxley did research on and I found it pretty terrifying in parts. Since I'm a person who believes in the supernatural I naturally gravitated towards it. It could be worth a read.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:48 PM   #32 (permalink)
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"The Game"

if you're single and love women - go read this book now.
Basically, its a true story about a loveable nerd who can't get a girl whatsoever.
he's never had a real girlfriend, had sex once when he was like 25, and is now about 30 years old depressed and fragile, and has given up on finding a woman.

he's a writer, and one day he accidentally ends up getting an assignement to write an article on Pick up artists and the underground world of pickup artists (it actually exists).
the book revolves around 2 years of his life and how he learns the game, gets taught everything there is to learn about woman, life in general, and happiness. by the end of it all, he becomes a man-whore, and around the pick up artist community - is regarded as the greatest pick up artist in the world.
from nerd to love guru in 2 years. true story.
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:06 PM   #33 (permalink)
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sure i've read it. it was fantastic. a great imaginative reality and a fun story. i enjoyed it thoroughly, but i was about 14...

Wow, read that when I was 19 and it took me 2 years to read it.(told ya I have a short attention span)

Books just dont hold my attention like flashing lights and sounds and bright colours.....
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:08 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Books just dont hold my attention like flashing lights and sounds and bright colours.....
I'm with ya Snoochie. I honestly have only ever read one book from cover to cover. I've started many, but just lost interest quickly. If every page had a nekkid woman on it, I'm sure I'd get through another book eventually.
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:12 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I'm with ya Snoochie. I honestly have only ever read one book from cover to cover. I've started many, but just lost interest quickly. If every page had a nekkid woman on it, I'm sure I'd get through another book eventually.
Magazines, that I can read, but only in the can. God bless my wife, she thinks I need to read more and has been buying me subscriptions to Maxim for 2 or 3 years now. And I still have my old, pre-marriage collection of goodies-although the pages are now a little stiff
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:19 PM   #36 (permalink)
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don't you guys ever get sick of just watching screens all the time? the printed page brings comfort and lets your imagination go crazy. good authors build with words what no one could ever build with flashing lights and CGI...
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:24 PM   #37 (permalink)
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don't you guys ever get sick of just watching screens all the time? the printed page brings comfort and lets your imagination go crazy. good authors build with words what no one could ever build with flashing lights and CGI...
Tolkein is the only author that could somewhat hold me, but it still took me 3 years to read 5 books. I cant remember what ive read by time Ive finished the page and I have to read it over..dont know why I just cant read very well.
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:07 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Here are a few quotes from what I consider to be the world's greatest novel. Remember that this is written by a native Russian in his third language - Vladimir Nabokov. Tell me this doesn't make you want to read!?!?!?

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Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita. Did she have a precursor? She did, indeed she did. In point of fact, there might have been no Lolita at all had I not loved, one summer, an initial girl-child. In a princedom by the sea. Oh when? About as many years before Lolita was born as my age was that summer. You can always count on a murderer for fancy prose style. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, exhibit number one is what the seraphs, the misinformed, simple, noble-winged seraphs, envied. Look at this tangle of thorns.
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I owe my complete restoration to a discovery I made while being treated at that particular very expensive sanatorium. I discovered there was an endless source of robust enjoyment in trifling with psychiatrists: cunningly leading them on; never letting them see that you know all the tricks of the trade; inventing for them elaborate dreams, pure classics in style (which make them, the dream-extortionists, dream and wake up shrieking); teasing them with fake "primal scenes"; and never allowing them the slightest glimpse of one's real sexual predicament.
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Lolita, when she chose, could be a most exasperating brat. I was not really quite prepared for her fits of disorganized boredom, intense and vehement griping, her sprawling, droopy, dopey-eyed style, and what is called goofing off — a kind of diffused clowning which she thought was tough in a boyish hoodlum way. Mentally, I found her to be a disgustingly conventional little girl. Sweet hot jazz, square dancing, gooey fudge sundaes, musicals, movie magazines and so forth — these were the obvious items in her list of beloved things. The Lord knows how many nickels I fed to the gorgeous music boxes that came with every meal we had!
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We had been everywhere. We had really seen nothing. And I catch myself thinking today that our long journey had only defiled with a sinuous trail of slime the lovely, trustful, dreamy, enormous country that by then, in retrospect, was no more to us than a collection of dog-eared maps, ruined tour books, old tires, and her sobs in the night — every night, every night — the moment I feigned sleep.
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I am thinking of aurochs and angels, the secret of durable pigments, prophetic sonnets, the refuge of art. And this is the only immortality you and I may share, my Lolita.
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:10 PM   #39 (permalink)
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one book I have always wanted to read is "War and Peace" (Im not sure thats the correct english translation) but never got the chance.
I have heard it is extremmely difficult to read. Has anyone of you read it?
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don't you guys ever get sick of just watching screens all the time? the printed page brings comfort and lets your imagination go crazy. good authors build with words what no one could ever build with flashing lights and CGI...
To each their own I guess. I don't have the attention span to sit still to read a book. I find books incredibly boring.

That might explain why I have a limited vocabulary too.
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