what are you reading right now?

Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
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Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
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Postby abs » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:10 pm

@meeshpotato -- it's great so far! about 80 pages of her memoir (until age 30, when she's in mexico with buddy berlin and he's addicted to heroin) // the other half of the book is all letters to friends (mostly ed dorn)

@scramble -- def do. love that book.
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Postby reversemigraine » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:21 pm

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abs wrote:Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi is a neat post-apocalyptic one I recommend a lot.


i read his Wind-Up Girl years ago and it was great but when i went to find more they were all YA and i balked


The Water Knife came out two or three years ago and is another "adult" / non-YA novel, so you could try that too.
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Postby scramble » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:22 pm

ah yeah i knew he had a newer one, thanks abs and r m for the recs
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Postby madness and chaos » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:21 am

Horse Crazy was just okay. First Gary Indiana I read.

Reading Room to Dream now. I want more philosophical Lynch like the death and reincarnation blurbs in this first childhood chapter! Enjoying it a lot.
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Postby winjer » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:59 am

re: YA, Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian"
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Postby winjer » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:04 am

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Postby Mr Spaceship » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:36 pm

Eileen was so good I'm half tempted to re-read it again at some point this year

should become a Hipinion classic, really
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Postby sadville » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:48 pm

winjer wrote:re: YA, Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian"


I got a whole fucking class of kids to enjoy reading by having them read this book

too bad sherman alexie is an asshole :(
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Postby Conetoaster » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:30 am

Re: YA conversation

I just read the 3 wayward children novellas by Seanan McGuire. Really enjoyed them, wordlbuilding was good and they were nice and slightly dark fairytale type stories. Brief synopsis would be: it is about children who went through a portal to have an adventure like alice in wonderland have returned back home and have gone to a school to come to terms with return to "real" life and that the fact they are no longer welcome in their fairytales. Hijinks ensue, like murder. I enjoyed the diversity of the cast of characters also.
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:33 pm

Uh, Thomas Pynchon contributed to The Paris Review's blog today:

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/07/23/donald-barthelmes-slick-city-sophisticate-disguise/

Thomas Pynchon is the author of nine books, including Gravity’s Rainbow and V.


EDIT: Ah, there's a link at the end to the book from which this appears. Still, new(ish) Pynchon!
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Postby incoherent grunting » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:26 pm

I started reading this yesterday and it fucking sucks!
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Postby walt whitman » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:12 pm

Eyeball Kid wrote:Uh, Thomas Pynchon contributed to The Paris Review's blog today:

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/07/23/donald-barthelmes-slick-city-sophisticate-disguise/

Thomas Pynchon is the author of nine books, including Gravity’s Rainbow and V.


EDIT: Ah, there's a link at the end to the book from which this appears. Still, new(ish) Pynchon!

thats some good lit crit
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Postby mudd » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:59 pm

it was taken down.

there's something from it on another site now, i just googled around. dunno why it was removed. what was the book?

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Postby fakename » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:59 pm

mudd wrote:it was taken down.

there's something from it on another site now, i just googled around. dunno why it was removed. what was the book?

m

http://www.counterpointpress.com/dd-pro ... -of-don-b/
cached here: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/ ... clnk&gl=us
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Postby Plainsong » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:12 am

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Postby Eyeball Kid » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:02 am

fakename wrote:
mudd wrote:it was taken down.

there's something from it on another site now, i just googled around. dunno why it was removed. what was the book?

m

http://www.counterpointpress.com/dd-pro ... -of-don-b/
cached here: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/ ... clnk&gl=us

The Counterpoint Press listing shows the book came out in 2008, but that appears to be wrong? The Paris Review advertised it like it was brand-new writing. Odd.
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Postby chad » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:39 am

incoherent grunting wrote:I started reading this yesterday and it fucking sucks!
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Postby meeshpotato » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:18 pm

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Postby mudd » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:31 pm

Oh the teachings of Don b introduction isn’t new. Not sure about 2008, feels like it was earlier.

Looks like counterpoint has a new digital edition, but the Pynchon intro was definitely in the 1992 edition.

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Postby vivian darko » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:32 pm

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eh

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mary maclane - i await the devil's coming
she seems cool though this is hard to read cover to cover

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patrick white - voss
best book i've read this year by a wide margin

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rivka galchen - atmospheric disturbances
more accomplished than enjoyable

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jean rhys - after leaving mr. mackenzie
very good

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muriel spark - prime of miss jean brodie
yeah this rules (might prefer the comforters though? idk)

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edward said - orientalism
great

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j. a. baker - the peregrine
it's birds all right

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not quite done but it rules, thanks to bartatua for turning me onto this one
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:33 pm

mudd wrote:Oh the teachings of Don b introduction isn’t new. Not sure about 2008, feels like it was earlier.

m

I think the book may have recently come back in print.
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Postby meeshpotato » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:34 pm

abs wrote:@meeshpotato -- it's great so far! about 80 pages of her memoir (until age 30, when she's in mexico with buddy berlin and he's addicted to heroin) // the other half of the book is all letters to friends (mostly ed dorn)


sounds cool. did you get evening in paradise too?
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Postby alaska » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:39 pm

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ever since this was first posted i've been trying to make a "village green preservation society" joke about the name of this twitter account (we are the dah-dah-dah evan dara affinity) but i have made no progress
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Postby meeshpotato » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:51 pm

god save the house of leaves...
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Postby meeshpotato » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:02 pm

new dara is a free ebook download:

http://www.aurora148.com/eakins.php
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Postby abs » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:11 pm

meeshpotato wrote:
abs wrote:@meeshpotato -- it's great so far! about 80 pages of her memoir (until age 30, when she's in mexico with buddy berlin and he's addicted to heroin) // the other half of the book is all letters to friends (mostly ed dorn)


sounds cool. did you get evening in paradise too?



Yes! Just started reading. Great so far.
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Postby warmhouse » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:32 pm

Has anyone read PERDIDO STREET STATION by Mieville? I just finished it and I'm not sure how to feel.
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Postby walt whitman » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:16 pm

Didn’t get past the first couple pages
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Postby worrywort » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:50 am

i've read it. hope you can find time to process your feelings about it.
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Postby warmhouse » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:09 am

worrywort wrote:i've read it. hope you can find time to process your feelings about it.

I'm trying, although as always I've immediately picked up a new book and am focusing on that instead. Part of me detested it but part of me really liked how creative and different it was. That, at a certain point, the government pretty nonchalantly summons and talks to a demon is pretty wild. It all felt very wanky, and a lot of the math is clunky and dull. I think if it wasn't a Christmas present I would have given up on it. I don't know.
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