What are you reading?



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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jirodreamsofdank » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:59 pm

Finally read Rip It Up And Start Again - pretty much skimmed the last quarter, Reynolds spent way too much time on top-40 synthpop and U2 to give The Birthday Party three paragraphs and only refer to the Cure dismissively.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby sears » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:06 am

"The Wall" by John Lanchester was good -- sorta like 1984 at first

I really liked "Circe" which is a new novel about Circe. It's like a really good miniseries.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jirodreamsofdank » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:46 pm

11/22/63 - been a decade-plus since I read any King, really into it so far but I'm dreading the likelihood of the last third being a disaster.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby repoman » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:41 pm

Just finished The Man Who Was Thursday, just started this

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Re: What are you reading?

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby repoman » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:36 pm

What percentage of books you read on the recommendation of friends do you wind up enjoying?
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jirodreamsofdank » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:49 pm

My friend group has pretty diverse and firm interests so I don't get (or give) a lot of recommendations but when it happens they're pretty spot on.

I do keep copies of one book to give to new people to see if I can traumatize them - the three Andre Dubus novellas collected as "We Don't Live Here Anymore."
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:44 am

repoman wrote:What percentage of books you read on the recommendation of friends do you wind up enjoying?

100%!! Lucky me.

I think this is simply because only the friends that have a good handle on my reading tastes recommend books to me.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Jwar » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:34 am

I'm currently reading Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z Brite. If you ever want something that will challenge you mentally, physically, and spiritually (haha) this is it. Super fucked up book that has a twisted romantic edge to it. It's extremely sad as well as it highlights just how hard life was as a homosexual male in the 90's (which is something I think a lot of readers kind of missed the point on).

It's a hard read but I haven't been able to put it down. Only two chapters left.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby weebles » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:30 am

jirodreamsofdank wrote:11/22/63 - been a decade-plus since I read any King, really into it so far but I'm dreading the likelihood of the last third being a disaster.


No spoilers.

I really enjoyed 2/3 of this book and didn’t understand why the other 1/3 was included. It doesn’t even really matter which third you choose. You could just pick one, remove it, slap the other two together and be good to go.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby repoman » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:55 pm

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby JereFuzz » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:47 pm

Media Virus by Douglas Rushkoff:

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby BetterOffShred » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:54 pm

repoman wrote:What percentage of books you read on the recommendation of friends do you wind up enjoying?

Probably like.. 10%.. in fairness after about 1 or 2 chapters if I'm not digging what I'm reading, it's over.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jirodreamsofdank » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:06 pm

Started The Dead Zone, got to a 1975 Stephen King description of bondage/sex, deleted it from my Kindle.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby BetterOffShred » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:16 pm

It's like how I feel when I picture George R R R^4 Martin writing all the rape shit in game of thrones. Pass
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