Good Books

February 23, 2011 @ 04:22:07 AM
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Ishmael

IT's one of the best books ever written.


yes
February 23, 2011 @ 04:31:35 AM
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Howard Zinn's - A Peoples History of the United States

Howard Zinn is a master.

One of the few books I would recommend to everyone.

Get knowledge son.


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requiem for a dream
February 23, 2011 @ 04:33:52 AM
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The Pillars of the Earth
Norwegian Wood
The Catcher in the Rye
February 23, 2011 @ 05:11:41 AM
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Brave new world by aldous Huxley

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February 23, 2011 @ 19:43:03 PM
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Zodiac
Of Mice and Men
Animal Farm

This new layout is a disappointment

February 23, 2011 @ 23:51:57 PM
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Anyone has a kindle ?

I have like 1,000+ books on mine... I don't even know where to start..
February 24, 2011 @ 00:41:08 AM
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Alright. You want to be a trill boss. Read everything within the following text:

- Obvious Adams by Robert Updegraff
- Acres of Diamonds by Russel Conwell
- The Art of War
- The Book of Five Rings by Mushashi Miyamoto
- On War
- The Prince by Niccolp Machia
- The Sun Also Rises by Ernest
- Anything Thomas Jefferson ever wrote
- Shakespear
- The Tao of the Wu
- A Shore Thing by Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi

Remain trill.
February 24, 2011 @ 00:48:52 AM
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Anyone has a kindle ?

I have like 1,000+ books on mine... I don't even know where to start..

Got one for X-Mas, really digging it so far. Some of the prices for older books that have cheap paperbacks could be better though.
February 24, 2011 @ 13:22:07 PM
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Anything Thomas Jefferson ever wrote


You're better off reading John Locke
February 24, 2011 @ 16:00:35 PM
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+ South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami

+ Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

+ American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Best pieces I've ever read. smokeyface

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February 24, 2011 @ 17:15:28 PM
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^I sort of liked American Psycho and it's style was novel and all that, but did you really think it was that good? I felt it was too repetitive, a 400 page book and like 300 pages were description, I understand it's a satire on the rich and the power of money and what it does to people so the description was necessary (not that much though) but I thought it went over the top.
February 24, 2011 @ 18:11:24 PM
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Tao Te Ching
The Descent of Man
The Art of Seduction
The Good Earth
February 24, 2011 @ 18:35:25 PM
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co-sign ishmael and howard zinn's a people history of USA

I'd highly recommend this book.

February 24, 2011 @ 20:26:11 PM
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- The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway


smokeyface One of my favorite books ever.
February 26, 2011 @ 16:09:20 PM
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^I sort of liked American Psycho and it's style was novel and all that, but did you really think it was that good? I felt it was too repetitive, a 400 page book and like 300 pages were description, I understand it's a satire on the rich and the power of money and what it does to people so the description was necessary (not that much though) but I thought it went over the top.


Good point; though with the over-the-top descriptions, I felt I was actually Bateman.

Or it could be I'm an Ellis fan to begin with.

Ever read Less Than Zero? Wild.

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February 26, 2011 @ 17:17:10 PM
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Nah that's the only one of his i've read, I might look into Less Than Zero then to see if it's his style that I don't particularly like or just American Psycho.
February 28, 2011 @ 02:55:52 AM
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just started reading "69" by ryu murakami
February 28, 2011 @ 13:55:26 PM
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just read Tao of the Wu, fuckin dope, i took in a lot of that book.

currently in the middle of the Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut. likin it so far
February 28, 2011 @ 16:39:42 PM
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Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
February 28, 2011 @ 17:18:14 PM
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anyone read malice from the clipses new book?
March 01, 2011 @ 00:37:52 AM
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moby dick is legitsmokeyface

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March 04, 2011 @ 01:33:03 AM
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So BORDERS here in nyc is going outta business and i went to see what sale is going on and they jacked up prices by doubling all ticketed books and then throw on the old 30% off stamp on it, So my girl calculated the 5 books she wanted and after discount they came to $85 then i ordered all 5 books she asked for on Amazon and shipped it cost me for all 5, $38! And book stores wonder why theyre all folding to itunes and kindles of the world..
March 04, 2011 @ 02:23:04 AM
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On Borders closing ^^^
There are probably going to be a handful of book stores around sooner or later... If you have an eReader the only point of buying a book will be to have a tangible copy...Or if it isn't available for your ereader. Personally I would still purchase books I really like to have physical copies of my favorite books or important books. I do believe a personal library is important to keep. But the fact that my Kindle can hold over one thousand books is unmatched... The fact that I can go online and find thousands of books for free (even paid ones) is unmatched. The fact that I can find definitions of words instantly, and leave notes and highlights on the spot then have those notes and highlights printed out for research purposes is unmatched. Also I can buy a book on the toilet and start reading.


Certain books like picture books (the one's Rizzoli and other publishers make) and collectibles would hold it's value...


I've heard people actually say they don't like eReaders, and the fact is old farts who don't like eReaders are the problem with society today. Technology should be our slave it should make our lives easier. Example, instead of going to the deli every morning for a newspaper it's sent directly to your ereader-possibly before you start your day. No one can tell me that the convenience and space saving of an eReader is inferior to a book.
March 12, 2011 @ 16:39:11 PM
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Brave New World.
Clockwork Orange.
Something Wicked This Way Comes.
Farenheight 451.
The Bluest Eyes.
March 12, 2011 @ 17:19:57 PM
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THE BLOOD MERIDIAN: OR THE EVENING REDNESS IN THE WEST by Cormac McCarthy

The dialogue is like a strange shakespearean southern slang. It's amazingly violent and incredibly written. The language takes some getting used to but it's one of the best books i've read in a long time. I highly recommend it.

Speak softly & carry a big pistol.

March 12, 2011 @ 20:21:59 PM
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Last Exit To Brooklyn - Hubert Selby Jr.
March 19, 2011 @ 22:21:47 PM
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Women - Charles Bukowski
March 19, 2011 @ 22:27:39 PM
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the great gatsby and native son.
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