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« Reply #285 on: February 21, 2004, 07:23:59 PM »
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Let me know how Survivor is please, Mac.  I wanted to read it, but as with movies, I don't get around to reading movies or reading books without buying them.  I guess I feel the need to get my money's worth after I buy it or something, but please let me know how it is.


Okay, just finished it, and I have to say it's my least favorite Palahniuk book (I have Choke and Lullaby left to read). I felt the characters and story took a back seat to explore his commentary about fame and celebrity. Of course it has Chuck's wicked sense of humor, and I liked the relation that both the cult and fame 'program' someone, but overall the book just felt like it was lacking character.

I'm now onto:

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« Reply #286 on: February 21, 2004, 10:46:10 PM »
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Just finished Eleanor Coppola's Notes on the Making of Apocalypse Now.
It wasn't what I expected it to be, but I liked it.
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« Reply #287 on: February 21, 2004, 11:21:07 PM »
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Reading "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".  Very interesting so far.

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« Reply #288 on: February 22, 2004, 04:07:55 PM »
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'fer all the Salinger fans:

Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #289 on: February 22, 2004, 04:52:42 PM »
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Just finished Catch Me If You Can. Definately worth reading even if you've seen the film. I dont think the film demonstrates half of Abagnales genius or the brutality of that French prison he served in.

Im waiting for Werewolves in their Youth by Michael Chabon to arrive. After enjoying Salingers 12 short stories so much I thought it seemed like a good idea. I love Chabon. Like Hunter Thompson, I find his writing so damn enjoyable that I'd read anything he wrote.

Also thinking of getting A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. Any Xixaxer recomendations?

Also after 12 Storys, F&Z and Catcher - what other Salinger books are there?
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« Reply #290 on: February 22, 2004, 05:10:43 PM »
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban  :oops:

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« Reply #291 on: February 22, 2004, 05:27:42 PM »
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« Reply #292 on: February 22, 2004, 05:57:24 PM »
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« Reply #293 on: February 23, 2004, 05:00:05 AM »
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something that has nothing to do with movies or politics.
endless 'nothing is what it seems'-isms

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« Reply #294 on: March 01, 2004, 03:50:14 PM »
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The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories by Hemingway.

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« Reply #295 on: March 01, 2004, 05:41:47 PM »
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The funniest book I've ever read:

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« Reply #296 on: March 02, 2004, 08:50:57 AM »
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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.

Good read thus far (I'm only 100 pages into it).  Reads like an American version of a Rushdie novel.

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« Reply #297 on: March 02, 2004, 09:21:15 AM »
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Got it. Love it. Agree with it.

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« Reply #298 on: March 02, 2004, 11:35:21 AM »
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« Reply #299 on: March 02, 2004, 06:09:48 PM »
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