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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2010 on: December 14, 2016, 03:25:31 PM »
Blood Meridian remains my favorite book but I reread it over the summer and some of the more intensely cruel sequences were harder to stomach than they were when I was 19. 

Suttree is also wonderful and oddly humane as much as a Cormac McCarthy book can be.  I think you can read the Border Trilogy, Blood Meridian, Suttree and avoid Child of God and the rest, honestly.

Has anyone read the Man Who Loved Dogs?  My wife just got it for me and I think the English translation just came out.  I guess it's a noir about Trotsky's assassin with some canine subplot or theme so the combination of dogs and leftist intrigue targets my two primary interests.. 

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« Reply #2011 on: December 14, 2016, 03:28:44 PM »
For the love of God, do not avoid Child of God!
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« Reply #2012 on: December 14, 2016, 04:25:07 PM »
I'm reading Pynchon's Bleeding Edge, and not only is it super fun, it's making me realize that Pynchon is 100% understandable if you get all the unexplained references. This takes place in NYC in spring 2001, which is probably where most of my NYC memories hail from  -- references to Kozmo.com, Welcome to the Johnsons, Krispy Kreme, etc etc. abound.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2013 on: December 16, 2016, 02:10:53 PM »
I have been on a tare of reading W.Somerset Maugham books lately.

I can't get enough, the last ones I read were Ashenden and the Razor's Edge.  I really enjoyed both.

Currently I am reading a PG Wodehouse anthology and its pretty fun, I have never read any of the Jeeves and Wooster stuff.
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« Reply #2014 on: March 05, 2017, 04:40:55 PM »


Untold story of the original Circle Jerks bass player.  Author Hunter Bennett really did some detective work to put this together, and it pays off with one of the most interesting punk bios I've ever read.  Rogerson was a real life Jon Wurster character from start to (sadly early) finish.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2015 on: March 11, 2017, 12:53:04 AM »


Untold story of the original Circle Jerks bass player.  Author Hunter Bennett really did some detective work to put this together, and it pays off with one of the most interesting punk bios I've ever read.  Rogerson was a real life Jon Wurster character from start to (sadly early) finish.


When you say he's like a Wurster character do you mean he has delusions of grandeur or is always enjoying himself despite chaos around him or always feels put upon or marginalized despite his inherent greatness?
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2016 on: March 11, 2017, 11:18:47 AM »
Mainly the first two, but the third is in there a bit too.  Also, constantly oblivious to reality hare-brained scheming and identity swapping.

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« Reply #2017 on: March 15, 2017, 12:39:04 PM »
I'm reading the Alice Bag book. a couple hundred pages in. Pretty great!

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2018 on: March 24, 2017, 12:10:40 PM »


Just finished this Keith Morris Bio.
It was okay, albeit kind of dull but there are some funny parts about how f'd up Greg Ginn is which are pretty entertaining.
Keith was also in bands called " Midget Handjob " and " Bug Jar " so theres that.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2019 on: March 24, 2017, 12:32:21 PM »
Sick On You
by Andrew Matheson

The Hollywood Brats story

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2020 on: March 24, 2017, 02:29:48 PM »
Sick On You
by Andrew Matheson

The Hollywood Brats story




Thats so bizarre because I checked this book out of the library along with the Keith Morris one. SPOOKY
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2021 on: March 24, 2017, 03:03:33 PM »
A great way to feel better about you life: read the true story of a total psycho.


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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2022 on: March 26, 2017, 01:40:50 AM »
For my fiction book I started the first Expanse novel, Leviathan Wakes. I'm about 200 pages into it and it's a hell of a lot of fun. It's got a real focus thematically (it's 100% a story about class) and it's really easy to get sucked in even if you only plan to read a chapter or two. It's also one of the rare "hard" sci-fi books that doesn't pile on technical speak while still being pretty horrifically accurate; the way the authors write about space travel is particularly harrowing.

My non fiction is The Run of His Life. I've only read the intro so far but I am very excited to spend more one with it.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2023 on: April 18, 2017, 06:36:04 PM »
Im watching

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-the mindy project
-gossip girl
-desperate housewives

all these are so good, but some people might not be intellectual enough to appreciate the finer points in these series.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2024 on: May 16, 2017, 07:48:01 AM »


Untold story of the original Circle Jerks bass player.  Author Hunter Bennett really did some detective work to put this together, and it pays off with one of the most interesting punk bios I've ever read.  Rogerson was a real life Jon Wurster character from start to (sadly early) finish.


This is a great, fast read.
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