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Old 02-09-2013, 10:12 PM
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:42 PM


Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace - D.T. Max
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:06 AM
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Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace - D.T. Max
Man that's awesome. If you could, please tell me what the word is on it after you get through it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:07 AM



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Old 02-17-2013, 04:46 PM
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Man that's awesome. If you could, please tell me what the word is on it after you get through it.
Sure thing, man.

I take it you're more familiar with DFW than I am (having only read The Pale King, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and his latest collection of essays), so coming from my newbie POV, I think the book does a fine job of outlining his academic/creative side and background, coupled with a scrutiny of his writing style and influences from Wittgenstein (most interesting part of the book).

On the other hand, possibly due to Mother Wallace not wanting to give interviews with the author or whatnot, there's a major hole in the donut regarding DFW's, how do you say, fallout with his parents. His depression is covered in great detail. The author's language incorporates Wallace's own linguistic genius with his own to beautiful effect, even if it feels declarative, i.e. he went to Amherst, then he wrote Broom of the System, then he was depressed, then he had another girlfriend, etc.

I liked, too, how he was pretty much a conflicting character throughout his own life; polite in written correspondence, but kind of a dick to his students. And other writers, too. His comment on a later Updike novel is choice: "like a penis with a thesaurus."

So, in short, from my end, I think it gives a fascinating but short shrifted look at his tormented genius. The last chapters seem to breeze through his latter years until his suicide, and then kind of peters out. Best thing I could compare it to is that Greg Olson book on David Lynch. Insightful but full of redundancies.

So....done with that, now I'm on:


Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan

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Old 02-19-2013, 08:41 PM
@ midnight angel

What did you think of Porno? I read Trainspotting (probably in my top 5 all-time) and Glue ( liked it a lot) and then waited for this to come out. I remember being extremely disapointed in it. Was actually thinking of re-reading all of them again cause its been a long time.

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Old 03-05-2013, 11:34 PM
I just finished reading CHEAT: A Man's Guide To Infidelity

Written mostly by stand-up comedians, it's a serious guide for guys that's all about cheating on your girlfriend. It tells you pretty much everything you need to know: the right mindset to have about cheating, what kind of person you need to be to cheat, and then it gives you all the dirty details on the who, what, when, where, and why of sneaking around. IT tells you how to prepare, how to approach, and how to cover your tracks. It covers prostitution, side relationships, booty calls, f*ck buddies, and even one-night stands.

It also has stories of failure (got caught) and success (came out on top) from people who have cheated in the past, plus analyses.

It's a great book. I enjoyed it.

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Old 03-06-2013, 03:44 PM
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:30 AM
Women by Bukowski. I seem to have fed up with Buk cause I can't force myself to finish it.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:10 PM


Mulligan Stew - Gilbert Sorrentino
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:32 AM


Birdman
by Mo Hayder
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:30 AM


On a side not, usually I do not like a TV or movie tie-in edition to a book but I am really digging the tie-in editions for this series.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:10 PM


Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam - Nick Turse
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:54 PM






first time read
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:54 PM

Crystal Lake Memories
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:01 PM
Be Bad Now W. Hock Hochheim Contact by Max Velocity.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:11 PM
Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)
Watership Down (Richard Adams)
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:29 AM
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Awesome, way to go. Hope you like it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:33 PM
Dark Places - Gillian Flynn
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:15 AM
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:15 PM
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:38 AM
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If you liked this, check out Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight.


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Old 05-22-2013, 07:19 PM
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:25 PM








Dune House Corrino by Brain Herbert



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Old 05-28-2013, 05:38 AM
^ how is 2061, I read the first two long ways ago and enjoyed them.
The Great and Secret Show
Love it but I'm in doubt of my identity right now because I'm attracted in a weird way to the erotic portions of this book. Anyone who's read Barker will know what I'm talking about.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:24 PM

Red Moon - Benjamin Percy
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:24 PM

Roadside Picnic (Arkady and Boris Strugatsky)
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:28 PM
Reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Abarat by Clive Barker








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Old 05-30-2013, 12:17 AM
Swan Song
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:10 AM
Finished The Great and Secret Show 9.0
now starting on Jurassic Park (page 15 so far)
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:26 PM


The Minus Man - Lew McCreary
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:37 PM
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:11 AM
about to start reading Inherent Vice. PT Anderson is turning it into a film.

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Old 06-19-2013, 05:33 PM


The Wolf of Wall Street - Jordan Belfort

Starting this in anticipation of the film.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:03 PM
Debt: The First 5000 Years by Davis Graeber and Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:14 PM
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