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Old 07-06-2013, 08:52 AM   #21
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Blood Meridian -Cormac McCarthy (best book ever)

Donald Barthelme, Hemingway, Tom Robbins, and just a lot of other off beat post modern stuff.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:41 PM   #22
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I've only ever read Child of God by Cormac McCarthy, but from what I hear everyone seems to love Blood Meridian, I suppose I better sit down and read it.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:10 AM   #23
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Blood Meridian is a durn good yarn and contains perhaps my favorite antagonist of all time so read it.

Reading is neat. I recently fell into The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon and have no choice but to read my way out. I can't believe I slept on dude so long.

His descriptors are amazing, evocative, et al.

They are disarmingly weird but incredibly apt and it makes the things he is describing excitingly vivid. This is where I would give examples for a school paper.

He is also great at describing food. I am finding that oddly very important to me in a writer. I think it is a mark of quality even. I suppose it is because having a relationship to food is such an integral part of the human experience that if you can convey that in any kind of novel way you will probably do well with other, weightier aspects of it.

For instance I just finished reading The Windup Girl, which is a novel partially about what happens when we **** with our food supply too eagerly and I was not impressed with it at all.

OMG sometimes I think I have wasted all my good thoughts on this silly website. Must find other mediums of expression.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:00 AM   #24
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The REAL question is do you use physical books or e-books?
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:42 AM   #25
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Blood Meridian is a durn good yarn and contains perhaps my favorite antagonist of all time so read it.

Reading is neat. I recently fell into The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon and have no choice but to read my way out. I can't believe I slept on dude so long.

His descriptors are amazing, evocative, et al.

They are disarmingly weird but incredibly apt and it makes the things he is describing excitingly vivid. This is where I would give examples for a school paper.

He is also great at describing food. I am finding that oddly very important to me in a writer. I think it is a mark of quality even. I suppose it is because having a relationship to food is such an integral part of the human experience that if you can convey that in any kind of novel way you will probably do well with other, weightier aspects of it.

For instance I just finished reading The Windup Girl, which is a novel partially about what happens when we **** with our food supply too eagerly and I was not impressed with it at all.

OMG sometimes I think I have wasted all my good thoughts on this silly website. Must find other mediums of expression.


If you haven't read Kavalier and Clay by Chabon, you gotta. That book will blow yo' mind. I love Wonder Boys by him, too.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:42 AM   #26
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The REAL question is do you use physical books or e-books?


I read both, sucka! Mostly physical.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:16 AM   #27
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The REAL question is do you use physical books or e-books?


I prefer to own a physical copy of the books I read, but thanks to college owning my bank account I have to make do with what I can afford.

This is the main reason why I wish that the used book store thing would catch on in my area.

I love used book stores.
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OMG sometimes I think I have wasted all my good thoughts on this silly website. Must find other mediums of expression.

i have been keeping a diary lately it is so much better, i recommend it.

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Old 07-18-2013, 07:48 PM   #29
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I read these three great books involving punk culture...well one but the other two are worth a mention:

Mosh Pit. This lesbian learns this other chick is no good for her all while living the stereotypical punk bohemian lifestyle of a girl with a doped up mommy.

Heavy Metal & You. Despite the title and the main character's love for all things metal, it's more punk than metal. Anyway, it's about a metalhead teen who finds this preppy girl who he's taken a liking to. The Girl turns out to be evil.

Godless. Agnostic going on Atheist kid decides to start his own religion as a joke with his friends (well..they aren't friends) and it goes too far causing problems for the entire city. Better watch what's in your water
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