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Reply #360 on: June 08, 2004, 01:59:23 AM
Feels odd to admit this... but while reading The Bell Jar, I had to read it sporadically and without intensity.  Hit too close to home I guess.  The mind is so fragile...  and Plath captured that all too well.
Classic.


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Reply #361 on: June 08, 2004, 11:31:36 AM
Lynch on Lynch.


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Reply #362 on: June 08, 2004, 02:35:34 PM
“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” - Andy Warhol


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Reply #363 on: June 08, 2004, 02:40:27 PM
i read the bell jar in high school when i was really angsty. needless to say, i loved it. i liked to read it again at some point.


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Reply #364 on: June 08, 2004, 03:22:37 PM
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, by Susan Jacoby


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Reply #365 on: June 08, 2004, 05:17:41 PM


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Reply #366 on: June 08, 2004, 05:58:05 PM
At wave level, everything exists as a contradiction. Everything is existing in more than one stage/place at any given moment. Everything must move/vibrate and constantly change to exist. Everything, including buildings, mountains, oceans and thoughts.


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Reply #367 on: June 09, 2004, 02:14:19 AM
"Ask the Dust" John Fante


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Reply #368 on: June 09, 2004, 02:18:09 AM
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"Ask the Dust" John Fante

excellent choice

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Reply #369 on: June 09, 2004, 10:36:27 AM
CHOKE


(Does anyone know any authors similar to Palahniuk?  I'm in a Palahniuk frenzy lately, I need more Nihilism (and no I don't mean Nietzsche nihilism))
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Reply #370 on: June 09, 2004, 11:49:16 AM
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Does anyone know any authors similar to Palahniuk?  I'm in a Palahniuk frenzy lately, I need more Nihilism (and no I don't mean Nietzsche nihilism


J.G Ballard
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Reply #371 on: June 09, 2004, 12:13:47 PM
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(Does anyone know any authors similar to Palahniuk?  I'm in a Palahniuk frenzy lately, I need more Nihilism (and no I don't mean Nietzsche nihilism))


budgie recommended to me Chemical Pink by Katie Arnoldi, which is somewhat in same vein as a Palahniuk book.
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Reply #372 on: June 09, 2004, 02:36:43 PM
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fantastic book. how did you like it?
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Reply #373 on: June 09, 2004, 02:58:08 PM
Paul Auster's New York Trilogy
more than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. one path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. the other, to total extinction. let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
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Reply #374 on: June 10, 2004, 12:38:56 AM
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"Ask the Dust" John Fante

excellent choice

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I had a complete love/hate relationship with this book after I read it.