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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1245 on: March 26, 2010, 08:58:45 AM »
Have you read Angels yet? That's probably my second favorite of his after Jesus' Son. His books are very different. And some are just plain weird (Fiskadoro, Resuscitation of a Hanged Man).

I agree completely. Angels is really great, but I rarely hear it getting any love.
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« Reply #1246 on: March 26, 2010, 01:33:16 PM »
I'm reading Jon Ronson's The Men Who Stare at Goats. He's an FOT, no?
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1247 on: March 26, 2010, 04:23:36 PM »
Haven't noticed this thread until now. A rather fun one!

Just finished Mark E. Smith's Renegade. I guess you could call it his memoirs, though it's more just a 246-page rant against everyone and everything. Highly entertaining and recommended for The Fall fan...uh. I wish it was available as an audiobook.

And Confederacy of Dunces is one of my favorites, as well.  I especially love the dialog between Ignatius and his poor muscatel-loving mother!


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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1248 on: March 27, 2010, 12:50:54 AM »

I'm now reading 'A Confederacy of Dunces'

that's my favorite book.  the audiobook is really good too; the reader does the characters in different voices and really makes each stand out. 


I really love that book and if they ever pull of the impossible and make it into a film I've always imagined Zach G would be great for the Ignatius role.

I wasn't crazy about the book but I would love that movie. You're a genius.

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« Reply #1249 on: March 27, 2010, 10:51:04 AM »
Just finished Mark E. Smith's Renegade. I guess you could call it his memoirs, though it's more just a 246-page rant against everyone and everything. Highly entertaining and recommended for The Fall fan...uh. I wish it was available as an audiobook.

"RENEGADE-uh! As read by the author, Mark-uh E. Smith-uh!"

I like Mark E. Smith impressions, is what I'm saying.
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« Reply #1250 on: March 28, 2010, 05:34:12 PM »
I just started Zadie Smith's essays collection CHANGING MY MIND. Am looking forward to her discussion of 'Date Movie'.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1251 on: March 29, 2010, 01:34:44 PM »
Currently reading Bird by Bird by Ann Lamont (very funny). Also reading for a class, How Should We Live? An Introduction To Ethics by Louis P. Pojman, and last but not least The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, A Leadership Fable (also for a class) by Patrick Lencioni. I'd recommend the Lencioni book for any managers out there.

I love this thread BTW. Very interesting and refreshing to read.

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« Reply #1252 on: March 29, 2010, 02:19:57 PM »
At twenty-years-old this is a little odd, but I'm reading through the original Brothers Grimm stories.

These things are sick. They give me the same feeling I got when I saw Stroszek for the first time, and I can't imagine reading them as, say, a seven-year-old.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1253 on: March 31, 2010, 07:17:03 PM »
I am reading the Cartoon History of the Universe, the one with China and Rome up to Jesus in it.

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« Reply #1254 on: March 31, 2010, 08:35:39 PM »


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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1255 on: April 14, 2010, 10:10:07 PM »
Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gould was really great. To me, it had a Michael Chabon vibe to it. The book length looked intimidating but it was an extremely fast read. However that may have been the day where I subbed at the high school, sat there and only read the entire day while the student teacher ran the class. That was an easy 70 bucks.

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« Reply #1256 on: April 15, 2010, 09:14:43 AM »
Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gould was really great. To me, it had a Michael Chabon vibe to it. The book length looked intimidating but it was an extremely fast read. However that may have been the day where I subbed at the high school, sat there and only read the entire day while the student teacher ran the class. That was an easy 70 bucks.

Agreed; probably the most fun book I have read in the last 5 years. Any idea if the author's new one, using Chaplin as a (the?) primary character is even half as good?

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« Reply #1257 on: April 15, 2010, 06:39:29 PM »
Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins - complete with Richard Brautigan reference.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1258 on: April 16, 2010, 10:23:35 PM »
The new David Mitchell book is sorta blowing my mind. 

It took a good 40 pages to hit some sort of rhythm.  AND THEN IT'S OFF!

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« Reply #1259 on: April 17, 2010, 10:19:26 AM »
The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell.  Amazing.
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