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Author Topic: Book Thread. What are you reading?  (Read 3071 times)

Reign in Treet

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #400 on: March 06, 2018, 08:17:49 pm »
Dissociative amnesia

I can't be expected to keep up with all of these things.

ChillinDylan Godsend

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #401 on: March 06, 2018, 08:49:31 pm »
This about sums up Dommy (he's not here yet Diego, so I'm allowed)...

He's gone radio silent these past few days. But we need him now more than ever.


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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #402 on: March 07, 2018, 06:46:35 pm »
Iím about to start 13 Reasons Why.

Tho Master Fie

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #403 on: March 07, 2018, 08:22:58 pm »
Iím about to start 13 Reasons Why.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #404 on: April 04, 2018, 12:41:14 am »
Currently halfway through The Fountainhead. I gotta say... it's good stuff. I have difficulty believing Trump actually read this thing from cover to cover, though, given his functional illiteracy.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #405 on: April 04, 2018, 12:52:13 am »
Halfway through Pet Sematary.

Some heavy stuff. It's definitely ramping up and I have no idea where this sick twisted story is gonna lead but I'm ready. At least I think I am.

ChillinDylan Godsend

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #406 on: April 04, 2018, 01:04:14 am »
Halfway through Pet Sematary.

Some heavy stuff. It's definitely ramping up and I have no idea where this sick twisted story is gonna lead but I'm ready. At least I think I am.

Scariest book I ever read.  Shame they made the movie so less intense...

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #407 on: April 15, 2018, 11:56:52 pm »
Okay. The Fountainhead is one of the best novels I've ever read. I might write a full review for this thing. There's a lot to dissect here.

ChillinDylan Godsend

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #408 on: April 16, 2018, 10:25:37 am »
Okay. The Fountainhead is one of the best novels I've ever read. I might write a full review for this thing. There's a lot to dissect here.

Never read it.  Saw the movie years ago and remember it being pretty good though.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #409 on: June 04, 2018, 05:25:19 pm »
Just read Animal Farm. Can't believe I was never assigned this in high school, but it was great. Wasn't there a meme of sorts on here that Jed didn't understand it? How did that arise?
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ChillinDylan Godsend

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #410 on: June 04, 2018, 08:02:08 pm »
Just read Animal Farm. Can't believe I was never assigned this in high school, but it was great. Wasn't there a meme of sorts on here that Jed didn't understand it? How did that arise?

Fantastic book.  Read it in high school. 
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #411 on: June 04, 2018, 08:28:40 pm »
Just read Animal Farm. Can't believe I was never assigned this in high school, but it was great. Wasn't there a meme of sorts on here that Jed didn't understand it? How did that arise?

Fantastic book.  Read it in high school. 

The conclusion of Boxer's arc is one of the saddest things I've ever read. Orwell never shies away from even the cruelest irony. I'm thinking I should revisit 1984 now, because I remember enjoying it a few years ago but I can't remember most of the details of it.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #412 on: June 05, 2018, 05:14:05 pm »
Picked up Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace the other day. I'm a big fan of This is Water and A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again so I'm looking forward to reading it.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #413 on: June 05, 2018, 05:46:38 pm »
Just read Animal Farm. Can't believe I was never assigned this in high school, but it was great. Wasn't there a meme of sorts on here that Jed didn't understand it? How did that arise?

Fantastic book.  Read it in high school. 

The conclusion of Boxer's arc is one of the saddest things I've ever read. Orwell never shies away from even the cruelest irony. I'm thinking I should revisit 1984 now, because I remember enjoying it a few years ago but I can't remember most of the details of it.

Orwell has NO Disney bullshit in him.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #414 on: July 09, 2018, 09:23:25 pm »
I'm currently 2/3rds of the way through Atlas Shrugged. Honestly, I've never read anything quite like this before.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #415 on: July 12, 2018, 09:48:25 pm »
I'm currently 2/3rds of the way through Atlas Shrugged. Honestly, I've never read anything quite like this before.

This woman is deranged.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #416 on: July 13, 2018, 01:10:16 am »
I'm currently 2/3rds of the way through Atlas Shrugged. Honestly, I've never read anything quite like this before.

This woman is deranged.
The protagonist, the author, or both?

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #417 on: July 13, 2018, 01:31:38 am »
I'm currently 2/3rds of the way through Atlas Shrugged. Honestly, I've never read anything quite like this before.

This woman is deranged.
The protagonist, the author, or both?

I was referring to my good friend Mrs. Rand. I liked The Fountainhead, but I think the scope of this one is to its disadvantage. I'm in the middle of the conclusion right now, which is a 60-page speech. Still, I think a lot of the descriptions of societal collapse are vivid and arguably prescient.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #418 on: July 13, 2018, 12:21:20 pm »
I'm currently 2/3rds of the way through Atlas Shrugged. Honestly, I've never read anything quite like this before.

This woman is deranged.
The protagonist, the author, or both?

I was referring to my good friend Mrs. Rand. I liked The Fountainhead, but I think the scope of this one is to its disadvantage. I'm in the middle of the conclusion right now, which is a 60-page speech. Still, I think a lot of the descriptions of societal collapse are vivid and arguably prescient.
The conclusion to Anthem felt manifesto-y to me. I donít know if thatís just her style though.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #419 on: July 14, 2018, 11:44:04 am »
I'm currently 2/3rds of the way through Atlas Shrugged. Honestly, I've never read anything quite like this before.

This woman is deranged.
The protagonist, the author, or both?

I was referring to my good friend Mrs. Rand. I liked The Fountainhead, but I think the scope of this one is to its disadvantage. I'm in the middle of the conclusion right now, which is a 60-page speech. Still, I think a lot of the descriptions of societal collapse are vivid and arguably prescient.

After your earlier declaration of love for The Fountainhead, I was about 50-50 on whether or not this would prove too much. For someone who hasn't read, can you elaborate on the "arguably prescient"?


 

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