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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1515 on: March 10, 2011, 10:56:58 PM »
Working my way through VALIS by Philip K. Dick. I haven't read a ton of Dick's stuff, but this is by far the weirdest of the things I've read. I'm not sure what I think of it yet. It's reminding me in spots of both Burroughs and Pynchon, but I'm going to keep reading anyway.
I'll probably go into the wee hours.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1516 on: March 11, 2011, 07:35:08 AM »
Conicidentally, I am reading Ubik, another Philip K Dick novel. It's packed full of interesting ideas, but thank God screen adapters don't stick strictly to his fashion descriptions.

I am also on about page 1575 of War and Peace.

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« Reply #1517 on: March 11, 2011, 10:17:08 AM »
I loved Ubik. I've read it twice. It's the only thing Philip K. Dick wrote that was never made into a movie, wasn't it? I'm too lazy to imdb that, but next time Martin Short is on the Best Show I'll ask him.

Currently reading 'Indiana, Indiana' by Laird Hunt. Different from the other books of his I've read as (so far) there is no criminal/underworld element. The guy in the book takes a trip to New Harmony and everything.

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« Reply #1518 on: March 11, 2011, 10:25:02 AM »
I finally picked up Wittgenstein's Mistress after a year or so of wanting to read it. Its great so far!

Right on, dcgut. Markson rulez!

That Berman book has been on my list for years but I've never gotten around to it.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1519 on: March 17, 2011, 10:49:53 AM »
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1520 on: March 18, 2011, 04:20:07 PM »
Just finished:



(not for fun.)

Where do you go from there?

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1521 on: March 18, 2011, 04:58:25 PM »
How We Die by Sherwin B. Nuland would be a good follow-up, Chris L. You don't want to give heart disease and strokes short shrift.
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« Reply #1522 on: March 18, 2011, 05:23:25 PM »
Just finished:



(not for fun.)

Where do you go from there?


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« Reply #1523 on: March 18, 2011, 05:49:45 PM »
I thought I'd get to one or both of those eventually, but I was mostly being rhetorical.  Like, "this guy just explained the whole history of everything, now what?"  Not a bad book but sheesh that title is kinda overreaching a bit.

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« Reply #1524 on: March 18, 2011, 05:55:51 PM »
Wouldn't the logical step to start reading about space?

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« Reply #1525 on: March 18, 2011, 07:03:29 PM »
Wouldn't the logical step to start reading about space?
Or stop reading.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1526 on: March 18, 2011, 10:23:54 PM »
Wouldn't the logical step to start reading about space?
Or stop reading.

Seconded.
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« Reply #1527 on: March 18, 2011, 11:14:01 PM »
Oh, good heavens. I didnít realize. I send my condolences out to the rest of the OíConnor family.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1529 on: March 19, 2011, 03:51:41 AM »
I thought I'd get to one or both of those eventually, but I was mostly being rhetorical.  Like, "this guy just explained the whole history of everything, now what?"  Not a bad book but sheesh that title is kinda overreaching a bit.

well, if the title was "the history of everything" then yeah maybe but its the history of civilizations,  i think you're the one over reaching.

if he does explain "everything" in the book then i'd say the title was pretty modest

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