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 Post subject: Re: Books
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:26 pm 
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Reading this massive beef book at the moment. Always knew these guys were weird but... :shock: :delaware: :delaware: :shock:


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AppTrans wrote:
I believe I read a short story collection of hers back in college, but I'll surely investigate! Any good dystopian books you guys can think of?
Joyce Carol Oates is a master of deeply unsettling, hypnotic prose. The alternating cruelty and tenderness of her work turns my stomach, yet she has always been one of my favorite writers. Reading her short story "Poor Bibi", in which a couple take euthanising their pet into their own hands after being refused help by the vets, is one of the most horrifying experiences I'll ever have. Truly repulsive and emotionally scarring, the kind of thing you wish you could forget but will forever haunt you afterwards.
The Unlimited Dream Company by JG Ballard would be my dystopian recommendation.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:23 pm 
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Thanks! I'm off to my meeting NOW!


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Well how did it all go down at the meeting, App?

Having my first intro to Badiou, where he defends the risk and adventure of love against the threats of safety and comfort, consumerism and hedonism.
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Well how did it all go down at the meeting, App?

Having my first intro to Badiou, where he defends the risk and adventure of love against the threats of safety and comfort, consumerism and hedonism.
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It was fun! Our host made us chicken and potatoes. He's the most intelligent person I've ever met & technically a genius at law. Anyway, we discussed A Confederacy of Dunces, Still Life With Woodpecker & Blood Meridian. Good start for a literary society in Central Pennsylvania. We all had cigars and brandy (and I rarely drink). Then we watched boxing and had more to drink!!! A success.
We decided our books for the next meeting: The Sun Also Rises, On the Road & my pick is Tropic of Cancer.
Thanks for asking LL. :kiss:


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That pretty much sounds like my idea of a perfect evening. *starts a book club* :sherlock:


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The man...

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and the mandatory reading...

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Among others by a man who in my opinion is one of the finest and most vital thinkers of the last hundred years.


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I finished the Jaycee Dugard memoir called A Life Stolen. So depressing


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:25 pm 
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"Long ago, in childhood, when Summer reverberates and feels and throbs all over, it begins to circumscribe my body along with my self, and my body gives it shape in turn: the "joy" of living, of experiencing, of already foreseeing dismembers it, this entire body explodes, neurons rush toward what attracts them, zones of sensation break off almost in blocks that come to rest at the four corners of the landscape, at the four corners of Creation. --from Coma The novelist and playwright Pierre Guyotat has been called the last great avant-garde visionary of the twentieth century, and the near-cult status of his work--because of its extreme linguistic innovation and its provocative violence--has made him one of the most influential of French writers today. He has been hailed as the true literary heir to Lautréamont and Arthur Rimbaud, and his "inhuman" works have been mentioned in the same breath as those by Georges Bataille and Antonin Artaud.Winner of the 2006 prix Décembre, Coma is the deeply moving, vivid portrayal of the artistic and spiritual crisis that wracked Guyotat in the 1980s when he reached the physical limits of his search for a new language, entered a mental clinic, and fell into a coma brought on by self-imposed starvation. A poetic, cruelly lucid account, Coma links Guyotat's illness and loss of subjectivity to a broader concern for the slow, progressive regeneration of humanity. Written in what the author himself has called a "normalized writing," this book visits a lifetime of moments that have in common the force of amazement, brilliance, and a flash of life. Grounded in experiences from the author's childhood and his family's role in the French Resistance, Coma is a tale of initiation that provides an invaluable key to interpreting Guyotat's work, past and future."


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I'm reading Illusions perdues
by Honoré de Balzac


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I have two chapters left on Norwegian Wood, which is the third book I've read from Murakami. I don't know what it is about his writing that appeals to me so much right now, maybe it's just this feeling of being in a transitionary period of my life. I don't know what it is, but his stories really resonante with me.
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Main Street doesn't seem to go anywhere...


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Intrigued by this one, PG! It looks like a book about me :D Sometimes my all-consuming, soul-wrenching passion for music makes me feel a bit like some fevered crazy person. I can spend days drifting from one musical epiphany to the next and almost hear my head buzzing from it all.
I'm interested in reading Adam Harper's Infinite Music book, too.


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