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Pastor Josh

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #810 on: July 16, 2009, 02:14:58 PM »
The religious aspect may turn you off, but that's a shame, because this



is fan-fucking-tastic.


I liked his The Gospel According to America.  I'll check this out.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #811 on: July 16, 2009, 03:52:13 PM »
Trudging through "The Gulag Archipelago" by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. I just started chapter 3 (aka pg 93).

It would be awesome if this was a choose your own adventure book.

Except all the adventures end the same way. Prison/work camp.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #812 on: July 16, 2009, 04:28:40 PM »
"speak, memory," nabokov.

and also that doug kenney bio in about an hour or two. real time!

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« Reply #813 on: July 16, 2009, 04:30:21 PM »
I started "Lolita" two days ago.

We'll see if all the fuss about Vladdy is justified.  Oh, yes, we will see.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #814 on: July 16, 2009, 04:48:15 PM »
While I haven't read Lolita, Nabokov's Invitation to a Beheading is my jam.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #815 on: July 16, 2009, 04:55:43 PM »
buffcoat: do tell as ye proceed!

dan b: i liked "invitation to a beheading" plenty but it still sits below the rest of his books for me. a second read will probably remedy my ranking! (it's been a bit but the descriptions of the soon-to-be-beheaded's family - his wife, in particular - i recall as being awfully funny and also so so sad at the same time; that's what sticks with me. also, the warden, and the STBB's fellow prisoner.)

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #816 on: July 16, 2009, 05:14:11 PM »
Reading Pale Fire now.  It's Nabokov Summer Jam '09.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #817 on: July 16, 2009, 05:31:49 PM »
Read Camus's The Stranger for the first time. On to The Metamorphosis, also for the first time. I guess it's a classic existentialist kind of week.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #818 on: July 16, 2009, 05:45:27 PM »
Read Camus's The Stranger for the first time. On to The Metamorphosis, also for the first time. I guess it's a classic existentialist kind of week.

mr nabokov has a very nice essay (sorta) on "the metamorphosis" in his "lectures on literature." with pitchers!

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #819 on: July 16, 2009, 05:53:36 PM »
Still trudging through this:



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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #820 on: July 16, 2009, 05:55:56 PM »
Two-thirds of the way through Eye Mind: Paul Drummond.  
The Elevators are recording Easter Everywhere.  
No mention of Johnny Winter yet.  I'm surprised he's gotta be in there somewhere.

Would be done with it but I read Drunkard's Walk cover to cover once I started it was all I wanted to read.

Chapters 9 and 10  were eye opening.

Apple had to make Itunes' Random Play less random so people would think it was random.

Hah, I like stuff like that.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #821 on: July 16, 2009, 06:21:35 PM »
I'm reading a Leni Reifenstahl bio. God she was loony tunes.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #822 on: July 16, 2009, 06:53:26 PM »
I'm working, slowly, through City of Quartz, Mike Davis' scalding, Marxist history of Los Angeles. It's a bit old, but very thought provoking and explains the the strange malaise and lack of culture that made growing up and living here stressful and depressing for me.

http://www.versobooks.com/books/cdef/d-titles/davis_m_city_of_quartz.shtml

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #823 on: July 16, 2009, 07:02:33 PM »
I'm reading a Leni Reifenstahl bio. God she was loony tunes.

Ever see the movie?  That chick had nice legs.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #824 on: July 16, 2009, 07:03:56 PM »
I'm working, slowly, through City of Quartz, Mike Davis' scalding, Marxist history of Los Angeles. It's a bit old, but very thought provoking and explains the the strange malaise and lack of culture that made growing up and living here stressful and depressing for me.

http://www.versobooks.com/books/cdef/d-titles/davis_m_city_of_quartz.shtml


I'm reading Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey.  Totally depressing stories that take place in L.A.
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