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Author Topic: Book Thread. What are you reading?  (Read 3461 times)

Bobby McConway

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #280 on: January 15, 2016, 10:56:38 pm »
Even though I believe it's a horror story, I think there's an argument to be made that it's a black comedy. And no, he isn't Lovecraft mostly because his stories are utilized best as social and political satire versus visceral body horror.

I think there's a level of social satire within some of Lovecraft's books.  Not as plain as Kafka's, but it's still there.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #281 on: January 15, 2016, 11:00:31 pm »
Even though I believe it's a horror story, I think there's an argument to be made that it's a black comedy. And no, he isn't Lovecraft mostly because his stories are utilized best as social and political satire versus visceral body horror.

I think there's a level of social satire within some of Lovecraft's books.  Not as plain as Kafka's, but it's still there.

No, you're absolutely right. Although a horror mind primarily, Lovecraft was a satirist but he was more subtle. Drinking sometimes makes it difficult to articulate. I also haven't smoked yet today so I'm about to get on that right now.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #282 on: January 15, 2016, 11:03:32 pm »
Even though I believe it's a horror story, I think there's an argument to be made that it's a black comedy. And no, he isn't Lovecraft mostly because his stories are utilized best as social and political satire versus visceral body horror.

I think there's a level of social satire within some of Lovecraft's books.  Not as plain as Kafka's, but it's still there.

No, you're absolutely right. Although a horror mind primarily, Lovecraft was a satirist but he was more subtle. Drinking sometimes makes it difficult to articulate. I also haven't smoked yet today so I'm about to get on that right now.

Yeah... take a sip.

And I guess I'm more interested in cultism than I am existentialism,  which is why I think Lovecraft is geared more towards me.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #283 on: January 15, 2016, 11:05:30 pm »
Even though I believe it's a horror story, I think there's an argument to be made that it's a black comedy. And no, he isn't Lovecraft mostly because his stories are utilized best as social and political satire versus visceral body horror.

I think there's a level of social satire within some of Lovecraft's books.  Not as plain as Kafka's, but it's still there.

No, you're absolutely right. Although a horror mind primarily, Lovecraft was a satirist but he was more subtle. Drinking sometimes makes it difficult to articulate. I also haven't smoked yet today so I'm about to get on that right now.

Yeah... take a sip.

And I guess I'm more interested in cultism than I am existentialism,  which is why I think Lovecraft is geared more towards me.

That's the beauty of classic literature, me droogie! There's something in it for every mind.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #284 on: January 15, 2016, 11:06:03 pm »
Yeah... take a sip.

I used to think this was a line in the Aqua Teen theme song.
"You wanna trip?  Take a sip."

Bobby McConway

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #285 on: January 15, 2016, 11:08:38 pm »
Yeah... take a sip.

I used to think this was a line in the Aqua Teen theme song.
"You wanna trip?  Take a sip."

My name is...

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #286 on: January 15, 2016, 11:12:47 pm »
Yeah... take a sip.

I used to think this was a line in the Aqua Teen theme song.
"You wanna trip?  Take a sip."

My name is...

Shake-zula?

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #288 on: January 15, 2016, 11:14:46 pm »

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #292 on: January 16, 2016, 09:06:03 pm »
I've been reading Absalom, Absalom! in AP lit and it's brutally dense. Faulkner's sentences are so long that by the time I finish one I've usually forgotten where it started.

Yeah, Faulkner will do that. Ever read Kafka?
Nope. Closest I've gotten is that one episode of Breaking Bad (Kafkaesque, s2 e9) lol.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #293 on: January 16, 2016, 09:08:56 pm »
I've been reading Absalom, Absalom! in AP lit and it's brutally dense. Faulkner's sentences are so long that by the time I finish one I've usually forgotten where it started.

Yeah, Faulkner will do that. Ever read Kafka?
Nope. Closest I've gotten is that one episode of Breaking Bad (Kafkaesque, s2 e9) lol.


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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #294 on: January 16, 2016, 09:24:56 pm »
I've been reading Absalom, Absalom! in AP lit and it's brutally dense. Faulkner's sentences are so long that by the time I finish one I've usually forgotten where it started.

Yeah, Faulkner will do that. Ever read Kafka?
Nope. Closest I've gotten is that one episode of Breaking Bad (Kafkaesque, s2 e9) lol.


Ok then.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #295 on: March 07, 2016, 11:43:26 pm »
Reading Gone with the Wind in English class. I fucking love it so far.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #296 on: March 08, 2016, 08:24:47 pm »
I finished To Kill a Mockingbird a while ago for class, but was too lazy to locate this thread.

Great book, by the way.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #297 on: March 08, 2016, 08:48:15 pm »
Just finished Into the Wild. Very powerful book, despite its narrative inconsistencies. We're watching the movie tomorrow, and I have high hopes.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #298 on: March 11, 2016, 01:02:28 pm »
Just finished Into the Wild. Very powerful book, despite its narrative inconsistencies. We're watching the movie tomorrow, and I have high hopes.
Read that freshman year, liked it quite a bit. Never got to the film though, unfortunately.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #299 on: March 12, 2016, 12:05:00 am »
Just finished Into the Wild. Very powerful book, despite its narrative inconsistencies. We're watching the movie tomorrow, and I have high hopes.
Read that freshman year, liked it quite a bit. Never got to the film though, unfortunately.
Turns out we were actually just watching a documentary about Chris McCandless, not the film lol. It was very interesting, though. Turns out he had an abusive father.

 

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