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Any good or just freaky?

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Well it's not the most easy book to read. The writing style is nonlinear and the subjects - or more - how they are told are not for the easily offended.

But behind all that, lies a masterpiece. If you want a little challenge, that is.

You were just a damn sequencer
Moving to the beat
Living with a synthesizer
Cold as a repeat

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Bough some books for my vacation,

David eberhard - I trygghetsnarkomanernas land
Chris Anderson - Long tail
Haruki Murakami - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

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I'm actually going through the Content Management System of my website. 101101001 stuff etc

In de disco draait de deejay
De hele nacht discomuziek
Waardoor er in de harten van het publiek
Een verlangen ontstaat naar sex en romantiek

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San wrote:

@Discontinues: WUBC was the first book of Murakami's I read a few years back and a good way to start reading his work, I think. Unfortunately Norwegian Wood was early in his career and criticised because it was too "pop" and Americanised. The plot of WUBC will blow your mind. It does get quite gruesome at times, one of the stories in the very convoluted plot follows a soldier on a secret mission in WW2 on the border of Manchuria and Siberia, and his company are discovered by the violent Russian/Mongolian troops.

I really don't know about Haruki Murakami anymore... 'Norwegian Wood' is turning me into a homosexual... I just can't stand these women (bitches) any more.

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Henri Puolitaival wrote:

Almost finished Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs.

When you think you have tried everything, try this one.

i love that book. my favourite book of his is 'cities of the red night' though. junkie is also cool - but pretty mental.

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Dennis Cooper - The Sluts

Unique 'murder mystery' told through emails and message boards. Recommended

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jonny five wrote:
Henri Puolitaival wrote:

Almost finished Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs.

When you think you have tried everything, try this one.

i love that book. my favourite book of his is 'cities of the red night' though. junkie is also cool - but pretty mental.

i also read some books about drug addicts, but not one by burroughs' yet. probably i should?

but most probably the very best within this topic i read was "iced" by ray shell. written very snatchy and as a diary of a crackhead, it tells the tragic story of a young black guy with a promising future, who fell deep and deeper into his crack addiction till his life is nothing else than grim. he starts to write things, his thoughts down, cause he belives he has to before everything is gone and forgotten. its not allways easy to read and follow, but this book was truly harrowing and also profound and the most compelling. for everybot whos interessted in books like this, i strongly recommend.

atm im reading "qualitative choice analysis" by kenneth train, and i do hate it. mostly because i still dont understand that much, but have to. ah well,..

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.."this world`s a bubble"..

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Rumpole of the Bailey smile

"Hey Sweden."
"They're Norwegian Mac."
http://robotdj.net/?dj=Guyver303

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zora, if you are into books about drug addicts you should check out the herbert hunke reader. some very interesting and odd tales : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Huncke

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thx for the hint, jonny five. havent read such books since a long time. probably should try one again. i guess im in the mood for it. since i have to read more damn spezialized texts atm hmm, it seems i can not manage to clear my head enough for other stuff im trying to read since a while. and after i read some reviews about the book youve recommended, i think this guy is probably the right to start with again. big_smile

.."this world`s a bubble"..

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Hmmm... Hot! Give me more! What is it?
Anyways: away with the Haruki Murakami, finished it yesterday. Thank god. And now on to 'The Life Of Pi' by Yann Martel. The preface is promising.

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discon, its a story from anais nin called Mathilde

now reading kerouac 'on the road'

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If you like Naked Lunch trying reading some stuff by Danilewski... House of Leaves is pretty good, I couldn't make it through Only Revolutions (really bizzare and alienating... but may be someones cup of tea).


I've been reading a lot more lately (more time on the bus!)



Just finished Camus' the Stranger, and now I'm into The Fall.

Prior to that I read Arthur Miller's Focus.

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finished "Mediated" by Thomas de Zengonita. Interesting book in a loose stream of consciousness style about how the media cultivates our narcissism and the "flattered self". At times hard to follow his train of thought. Skip the chapter on George Bush while you're at it

Reading The Shining now. Hasn't scared me yet although I've seen the movie about 20 times

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I am trying to read Gravity's Rainbow in a german version translated by elfriede jelinek. I suspect though that I might be too stupid for it

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Things I didnt now - Robert Hughes, an autobiography by the art critic

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Russia & The Russians - Geoffrey Hosking

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I just read this short story. A nice little piece of sadness. Real good. Try it.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/2197149/Ice-Man

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cebteq wrote:

discon, its a story from anais nin called Mathilde

now reading kerouac 'on the road'

Yeah! Anais Nin is always good for some literary porn! I should have known! Is it any good, besides the sexual passages? "The life of Pi" is really promising. How about Kerouac's classics?

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@Discontinues - Life of Pi is superb I enjoyed it much more than Murakami. I read Dance Dance Dance and WUBC and kinda enjoyed them but I found them ultimately unsatisfying. It felt tike I'd missed something important at then end. Maybe i am too stupid.

@Bankie - I was just thinking about the House of Leaves - great book. I still love the subtle changes in dimensions of the house in the Navidson Record. Chilling stuff!

For now I am reading the Illustrated Brief History of Time. It it is pretty good so far, although has the tendency to send me to sleep..

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just came across this site, haven't looked in depth but will be me thinks,
buy/sell your books here...
http://www.greenmetropolis.com/

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scum manifesto... my roommates (female) slipped it under my bedroom door...

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A friend gave me Perdido Street Station by China Mieville to read last night.

"The metropolis of New Crobuzon sprawls at the centre of its own bewildering world. Humans and mutants and arcane races throng the gloom beneath its chimneys, where the rivers are sluggish with unnatural effluent, and factories and foundries pound into the night. For more than a thousand years, the parliament and its brutal militia have ruled over a vast array of workers and artists, spies, magicians, junkies and whores. Now a stranger has come, with a pocketful of gold and an impossible demand, and inadvertently something unthinkable is released. Soon the city is gripped by an alien terror - and the fate of millions depends on a clutch of outcasts on the run from lawmakers and crime-lords alike. The urban nightscape becomes a hunting ground as battles rage in the shadows of bizarre buildings. And a reckoning is due at the city's heart, in the vast edifice of Perdido Street Station. It is too late to escape."

Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.