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Posted 08 March 2006 - 11:55 AM

I'm in the process of going through and reading or re-reading any of Stephen King's books that are at all tied into the Dark Tower series. I bought 4 new/unread hardcovers of amazon marketplace for $24 shipped!

For any Dark Tower fan that haven't heard, Marvel is making a comic: http://www.marvel.com/king
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 01:03 PM

I'm in the process of going through and reading or re-reading any of Stephen King's books that are at all tied into the Dark Tower series. I bought 4 new/unread hardcovers of amazon marketplace for $24 shipped!

For any Dark Tower fan that haven't heard, Marvel is making a comic: http://www.marvel.com/king

I've tried reading Insomnia multiple times and can't get into it.
The whole first half is so godawful boring I don't have any hope for the rest of it, so it remains unfinished.

Cell was more to my liking- mass slaughter in the first few pages.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 01:58 PM

V. - Thomas Pynchon - the only book of his I haven't read. I'm about 3/4ths of the way through. Damn good. Pynchon is my favorite writer.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:02 PM

I've tried reading Insomnia multiple times and can't get into it.
The whole first half is so godawful boring I don't have any hope for the rest of it, so it remains unfinished.

Cell was more to my liking- mass slaughter in the first few pages.

I haven't read Insomnia yet but I think it was one of the ones I just ordered. Many books are slow and boring, gotta work for it!

I read the cell last week. It felt kind of simple and dry. He already did the whole 'end of civilization' thing so well with The Stand I didn't really ever get into Cell even with zombies to pick up the slack.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:09 PM

im reading dune, im only about 20 or 30 pages in so far though.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:11 PM

V. - Thomas Pynchon - the only book of his I haven't read. I'm about 3/4ths of the way through. Damn good. Pynchon is my favorite writer.

Pynchon is such a mind-boggling genius.

My friend Zak Smith illustrated each page of Gravity's Rainbow. It's pretty incredible.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:33 PM

V. - Thomas Pynchon - the only book of his I haven't read. I'm about 3/4ths of the way through. Damn good. Pynchon is my favorite writer.

I loved The Crying of Lot 49! I made tons of copies of that horn image and pasted them up around my college. It was quite the prank. Later on, I tried to read Mason & Dixon but couldn't get into it.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:40 PM

i'm currently reading
dante's inferno
to kill a mockingbird
and
marx and lennon:the parallel sayings

of all of these, i would reccomend marx and lennon because it is amazing how some of groucho marx's and john lennon's views were so similar.
i will post some quotes from it later
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:45 PM

V. - Thomas Pynchon - the only book of his I haven't read.  I'm about 3/4ths of the way through.  Damn good.  Pynchon is my favorite writer.

Pynchon is such a mind-boggling genius.

My friend Zak Smith illustrated each page of Gravity's Rainbow. It's pretty incredible.

No way! You're friends with that guy?! I saw that thing a couple of months ago. I wanted to see if he wanted to sell one of the illustrations, but I worry that he would ask too high a price, or not want to break the set up, so I never asked. Those illustrations are truly awesome.

Mason & Dixon is probably my favorite Pynchon book. The sheer amount of knowledge, history, and insight it contains is amazing. It is so fully of beauty, it hurts just to think about it.

Allegedly, his next book has been submitted and is currently being edited.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:47 PM

Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry textbooks

HA HA


God I'm glad I'll never, ever, EVER have to study another Orgo text book again.

I have a huge backlog of books to read...House of Leaves...Gun, With Occasional Music....somewhere in Handmaiden's Tale...halfway through a re-read of 1984 but I'm getting frustrated with it much like I did the first time I read it. Gah
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 06:01 PM

Last Chance to See -Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine
^Endangered species.
Radar, Hula Hoops, and Playful Pigs - Dr Joe Schwarcz
^Chemistry
These two came in the mail just a while ago.

I'll get to them when I finish Revolution For the Hell of it - Abby Hoffman.
It's a very amusing book.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 06:15 PM

Im reading Pamela by Samuel Richardson. Against my will for a 17th century literature class. Its so wordy, that every single act is followed by ten pages of wordy words. Why did I sign up for this, i dont know.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:37 PM

Reading The Historian (Elizabeth Kostova), so far so good. Next is The Plot Aginst America (Philip Roth) and Shadow of the Giant (Orson Scott Card), and a friend suggested The Edge Chronicles so will try that soon (yeah, they're kiddie books, but what the hell). Embedded in America (The Onion compilation) is the current bathroom reading material.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:48 PM

dante's inferno

I hope you have a good translation, that can make it or break it.

I had a good one and thoroughly enjoyed it. Don't bother with Purgatory or Paradise though.
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Posted 09 March 2006 - 02:11 AM

Orson Scott Card

I got a few books into the Ender's Game series, then found out how much of a douche Card is in real life, and threw the books away.
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