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#61 Phantom Lord

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 08:57 PM

oh man I have a list right now:
Who Rules America by William Domhoff
In Defense of Anarchism by Robert Paul Wolff
Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick
South Park and Philosophy by Robert Arp

and over break I read a few Philip K Dick books: The Simulacra, Deus Irae, Flow My Tears The Policeman Said, and The Man in the High Castle

If you can't figure out what my major is then, then don't read those books!

I don't have the time but I really want to read Neuromancer by William Gibson

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 04:36 AM

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oh man I have a list right now:
Who Rules America by William Domhoff
In Defense of Anarchism by Robert Paul Wolff
Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick
South Park and Philosophy by Robert Arp

and over break I read a few Philip K Dick books: The Simulacra, Deus Irae, Flow My Tears The Policeman Said, and The Man in the High Castle

If you can't figure out what my major is then, then don't read those books!

I don't have the time but I really want to read Neuromancer by William Gibson

Ohhh, I like the anarchist leanings.
Might try those....
What about The Black Flag????

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 04:37 AM

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Anyone ever read "The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice" by Christopher Hitchens? It's pretty interesting...

I fucking hate that bitch

Perhaps I should explain, she encouraged poor destitute women not to use contraception, and refused Indian Government offers of decent housing for her "Orphans" because "suffering is good for thier souls, it brings them closer to God" Fucking sadistic witch


Yeah. I wish he had gone a bit more in depth and cited some of his sources though. I believe him, but now I have to write a persuasive essay and I don't really have a credible source.

Me vs. Mother Teresa....it's gonna be pretty tough.

Maybe you should approach Amnesty, they probably have lots of dirt on her

#64 Phantom Lord

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:14 AM

QUOTE(fifiroxy @ Feb 2 2008, 04:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Phantom Lord @ Jan 30 2008, 08:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
oh man I have a list right now:
Who Rules America by William Domhoff
In Defense of Anarchism by Robert Paul Wolff
Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick
South Park and Philosophy by Robert Arp

and over break I read a few Philip K Dick books: The Simulacra, Deus Irae, Flow My Tears The Policeman Said, and The Man in the High Castle

If you can't figure out what my major is then, then don't read those books!

I don't have the time but I really want to read Neuromancer by William Gibson

Ohhh, I like the anarchist leanings.
Might try those....
What about The Black Flag????

I haven't heard of that one, I'll check it out.  FYI, Anarchy, State, and Utopia is a good read but it's over 300 pages and very tough to read.  Read "Defense of Anarchism" first, a lot shorter.

Also, I want to start reading some Cormack McCarthy, his books sound interesting

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:57 PM

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I'm reading 'the pillars of the earth' by ken follett, an epic book about the building of a cathedral in the 12th century, so far, so very entertaining.

next up will be either 'the old man and the sea' by hemmingway, or the 'dice man' by fuckknowswho



Yeah, 'Pillars of the Earth' is a real decent epic, they've just put out the sequel, which I'm not sure I can face just yet in the middle of the southern summer, it will be good though...

He has written a few decent novels, check them out


A sequel...? hmmm, I wonder if it'll be any good. thanks for the heads up.


I finished 'the old man and the sea'. it's a glorious read

'Dice man' is just bizzare, truely.

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Check out "In Watermellon Sugar" by Richard Brautigan, one of the strangest books ever writen.
This is one of my favs as well, and although a kids book, truely depraved.
"He didn't care about the money, he wanted to strike fear into the hearts of men and bunnies"


haha, weird... it reminds my of this book,


although not as fear inducing as that bunny looks, it's a strange read

It's nothing like "the Little Prince", which I'll agree is great. It's about a little bunny who gets sick of being called little, so he robs a bank and then goes on the run from the cops. They catch him, but he and another rabbit break out of jail and hide in a cave in the mountains.



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Posted 09 February 2008 - 09:41 AM

Just dropping by, telling you I'm reading "Galileo's Finger" - which tells us about ten great scientific ideas. Very very interesting for the scientific geek, interested in quarks, quantum physics, other physics and some biology (evolution etc).
Positive rate. Gear up.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 08:12 PM

Ive ordered the new 13th Floor Elevators Biopic
Sounds really cool
They were maniacs!!!
I can relate to their Acid Cult Religious Mania
Very PKDick- VALIS Trilogy type psychotropic Plasmate crossbonding/Alien Jesus weirdness

#68 audiosnag

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 08:26 PM

Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut

Loved it

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 06:13 AM

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Clive Cussler - treasure of Khan


You read any others of his?
I haven't read any, they all look alright, just wondering if you had any opinion on studs/duds

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 06:47 AM

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next up will be either 'the old man and the sea' by hemmingway, or the 'dice man' by fuckknowswho


My ex was reading "The Dice Man" it sounds soo great.

Right now I'm reading "Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend".


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Posted 14 February 2008 - 10:06 PM

I am currently reading 3 books:

Hornby`s A long way down as a bedtime reading
Phillippe Grimbert`s Ein Geheimnis (A secret) for work (as I am a bookseller) and
a book called Doppler, written by Erlend Loe (which I prefer to read on my way to work).

So keep on reading!

Greetings from Ena


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Posted 15 February 2008 - 03:42 AM

I'm reading an ultimate trashy holiday read biggrin.gif Im about to go to the coast, so its guns, and murder, and sex, and all that good stuff biggrin.gif

Easiest trashy read.  mmhmm

After this, i'll be reading anatomy textbooks... whoo....

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 06:19 PM

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Im curious to read The Glass Bees by Ernst Junger, it looks interesting
About technology and collective conciousness

I have my copy
Second hand but mint
Looking forward to it........

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 10:28 PM

reading "rant" by chuck palehnuik

it's a laff riot

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:51 PM

Read The Glass Bees
It was amazing, the author is an ex German Stormtrooper, and some of the book reflects on his military experience, but he was also a friend of Albert Hoffmannn which might explain the trippy, futuristic reality bending central scene which revolves around a visit to a garden belonging to a future miniature robot/automaton factory magnate, where nothing is at seems, and he encounters the robotic glass Bees of the title.
I cant wait to read some more of his stuff, he has a very concise and involving style of writing.

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 09:29 PM

still haven't finished 'dice man' yet. only got 5 pages left, but it starts to get pretty repetative, so I've started

'things the grandchildren should know' by Mark Oliver Everett. ROCK MUSIC! DEATH! CRAZY PEOPLE! LOVE!


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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:35 PM

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Ive ordered the new 13th Floor Elevators Biopic
Sounds really cool
They were maniacs!!!
I can relate to their Acid Cult Religious Mania
Very PKDick- VALIS Trilogy type psychotropic Plasmate crossbonding/Alien Jesus weirdness

Reading this now
Excellent pics and reminicing by all the band, and many others
Roky was traumatised badly by it all
Then recovered with a lot of help from Henry Rollins
Tommy comes off as a self important manipulating asshole
Theres so much to read, just dipping in and out of it

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 03:00 AM

has anyone here read House of Leaves?
just because my brother's getting it.. i'm thinking about reading it after him, but i've read that this book gave a lot of people who read it, really fucked up dreams.
dunno if i'm ready for that at this point in time..

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 10:39 AM

seriously, everyone should read "On Liberty" by John Stewart Mill, if  you live in a western dominated society it explains your structure of government.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:46 AM

Reading a book called Lucifer
Its fiction, about Neurology and Religion
Where there is a new internet based church, a breakaway Christian Sect , called The Church of the Soul Truth
Interesting, not finished it yet

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:56 AM

The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
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Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley.



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Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:18 AM

I'm reading The Rum Dairy - again

One of my favourite books of all time

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:25 AM

I wanted to rea-read 'THe Northern Lights before I saw the film but never got around to it, saw the film, thought it was OK, nothing brilliant, but ok..........

Re-read the book now - different thing completely - the film is utter shite!!!  Northern Lights is a fantastic book, full of drama, intrigue, adventure, believable characters and real suspense at the end - the film does the story no justice whatsoever, it's a terrible adaptation!  I don't give a crap if i don't see the others films, in  fact i don't think I'll bother, they'll spoil one of my favourite set of books -Liam's father can take him to see them if Liam wants to go - mind you, he's reading the northern lights now, and he think the film was rubbish in comparison too!

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 07:31 PM

Isn't The Rum  Diary a book from BDT .I love it too , but its a movie isnt it. I try read something about quantom physik , to make my card play better .

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:45 AM

Noam Chomsky -Power and Ideology
About American foriegn policy esp in regard to South America
Very interesting, and important right now as things are hotting up in the struggle for South American countries to retain their independence
Incredibly the first book of his that Ive read!

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:28 AM

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Isn't The Rum  Diary a book from BDT .I love it too , but its a movie isnt it. I try read something about quantom physik , to make my card play better .


No its Hunter S Thompson. He wrote it in his early 20's and no one would publish it. He obviously gained notoriety with Hells Angels and of course "The Vegas Book" so random house eventually published it. And thank lono they did!

Johnny Depp is funding the film (he is also going to play the lead) and it is in pre- production at the moment. The problem is, even though Depp is behind it all the way the studios arent sure it a winner so it has been in pre-production for about 4 years now. It will be made and I bet it will be a stonker of a film

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 12:08 PM

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Isn't The Rum  Diary a book from BDT .I love it too , but its a movie isnt it. I try read something about quantom physik , to make my card play better .


No its Hunter S Thompson. He wrote it in his early 20's and no one would publish it. He obviously gained notoriety with Hells Angels and of course "The Vegas Book" so random house eventually published it. And thank lono they did!

Johnny Depp is funding the film (he is also going to play the lead) and it is in pre- production at the moment. The problem is, even though Depp is behind it all the way the studios arent sure it a winner so it has been in pre-production for about 4 years now. It will be made and I bet it will be a stonker of a film

Yes , I Know a little bit about the story. Benicio del Toro was playing "Dr. Gonzo " ( who got lost or murdered in Mexico  2 or 3 years later that story happened) in  Fear and Loathing with J.Depp. But as long I know Benicio del Toro wanted to produce The Rum Diary ; yes there was alot of trouble with it.
But I thought he brought out a documentary off The Rum Diary. But I know I was confused by following that. Maybe the suicide has something to do with it ; but normally that would be , so sad it is ; the right point for the studios to bring out the film and making money.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 10:57 AM

Im reading some Bukowski, where he is a mailman
funny and dark and shameless

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 11:13 AM

Natsuo Kirino's 'Out', a book about four Japanese housewives who cross a line and can't go back... Pretty gripping. Although for ages I thought it was written by a man, it has such a masculine feel to it. I only realised yesterday that Natsuo is a woman's name...  huh.gif

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 11:22 AM

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Natsuo Kirino's 'Out', a book about four Japanese housewives who cross a line and can't go back... Pretty gripping. Although for ages I thought it was written by a man, it has such a masculine feel to it. I only realised yesterday that Natsuo is a woman's name...  huh.gif

I read that, it was pretty good
Shes got a new one out at the moment might give it a go




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