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Reply #390 on: June 24, 2004, 01:50:42 PM
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AWESOME BOOK!  Makes the movie suck a big dirty pipe though, I'll tell you that.


I actually liked the movie (especially the performances) but, you're right, the book is far superior. I think the movie tried way too hard to be PG-13 when the book obviously isn't.  Lost a lot of depth that way.


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Reply #391 on: June 25, 2004, 01:41:21 PM
Currently Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller.

NEXT: Naked Lunch by William Burroughs


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Reply #392 on: July 10, 2004, 12:52:09 AM
just started Candide.  

it's in this book anthology of world masterpieces or something.  so, i'm not sure if it's just an excerpt.  is it really that short?  less than a hundred pages?


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Reply #393 on: July 10, 2004, 01:32:30 AM
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I read that a while ago, and am about to start on another one of his books "The Wanting Seed."  Anyone read that?

Yes! I love that book. I'll always wonder why there isn't a movie of it already, some of it is in tune with issues of today, in a way.

I just bought 'Stanley Kubrick, Director: A Visual Analysis' today. Haven't gotten too far into it yet, but it gives some amazing insight into Kubrick and how he worked (to me, anway) and I already love it. I could just be jumping to conclusions though.
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Reply #394 on: July 17, 2004, 07:10:32 PM

She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb


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Reply #395 on: July 17, 2004, 08:18:26 PM
Summer Reading Time:

On The Road - Kerouac
The Grapes Of Wrath - Stienbeck (required)
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Angelou (required)
Satanic Verses -Rushdie
Shockproof Sydney Skate - Meaker


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Reply #396 on: July 18, 2004, 07:28:11 AM
\"I wanted to make a film for kids, something that would present them with a kind of elementary morality. Because nowadays nobody bothers to tell those kids, \'Hey, this is right and this is wrong\'.\"
  -  George Lucas


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Reply #397 on: July 18, 2004, 08:39:19 AM
by Chuck Palahniuk


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Reply #398 on: July 18, 2004, 09:40:30 AM
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just started Candide.  

it's in this book anthology of world masterpieces or something.  so, i'm not sure if it's just an excerpt.  is it really that short?  less than a hundred pages?

It's pretty damn short. About 100 pages sounds about right.


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Reply #399 on: July 18, 2004, 12:59:45 PM
i just started the wind-up bird chronicle after finishing sputnik sweetheart.  murakami is quite an interesting writer.


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Reply #400 on: July 22, 2004, 10:23:19 PM
crossed off the summer reading list:

Candide
The Magnificent Ambersons
Lolita
The Da Vinci Code
The Night of the Iguana
Sweet Bird of Youth
The Rose Tatoo

Currently reading: Pi, the script and Darren's "guerilla journal entries"


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Reply #401 on: July 23, 2004, 04:47:54 AM
I just started reading The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumb-ass.
It's going to take me a while this fucker, two volumes, 760 pages each. but it's good so far.
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Reply #402 on: July 23, 2004, 03:55:16 PM

"We're all one thing, Lieutenant. That's what I've come to realize. Like cells in a body. 'Cept we can't see the body. The way fish can't see the ocean. And so we envy each other. Hurt each other. Hate each other. How silly is that? A heart cell hating a lung cell"


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Reply #403 on: July 23, 2004, 06:20:12 PM
Choke by Palahniuk

Savoring every fucking page of this one.
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 #404 on: July 24, 2004, 03:57:36 PM
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Choke by Palahniuk

Savoring every fucking page of this one.


Good pick!
"As a matter of fact I only work with the feeling of something magical, something seemingly significant. And to keep it magical I don't want to know the story involved, I just want the hypnotic effect of it somehow seeming significant without knowing why." - Len Lye