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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Cassiel » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:38 pm

There was a flurry of articles about the Henriette Lacks book when it was first published. The amount of money that companies have made from her cells without her permission and without any of it going to her family is ludicrous.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Myth » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:43 pm

I think you just made me feel bad enough that now I will feel guilt for purchasing a book about her.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Ensabahnur » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:30 am

On to God Emperor of Dune.

First book was the best so far. Much more detailed than the others.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Deacon (AYC) » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:45 pm

I'm reading Man in the High Castle right now, love it.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Cassiel » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:24 pm

Just put in an order for V., The Rum Diary, At Swim-Two-Birds, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Crime and Punishment.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby bdnakathelakaflammab » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:51 pm

Cass, have you read The Master and Margarita? I have a feeling you would really enjoy the first chapter. I'm always a fan of debating the existence of Satan with Satan himself. And fast-talking, vodka-drinking, streetcar-riding black tomcats. Not to mention the book is laugh out loud funny.

I need to get better at the rooski so I can try to tackle that bitch in its original banned tongue.

edit: Forgot the hyphens.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Turkey_Slayer » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:17 pm

I was thinking about reviving this thread recently. Anyway, I had a professor recommend me Christopher Moore. Are his books entertaining?

In the mean time I've been reading The Cultural Origins of Human Cognition by Michael Tomasello.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Cassiel » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:34 pm

Nope, I've read very, very little Russian fiction. Bulgakov is on a short list, but there's a lot of Dostoevsky and Gogol and others I'll probably read first.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby OniBarubary » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:48 pm

I enjoy Moore's books a great deal.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby pix » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:31 am

Those Russians are fucking writers.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Cassiel » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:25 am

Notes from Underground is better than booze.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Herosbane » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:18 am

God, I'm sure you cock-fucks are gonna get all uppity, but I got a healthy dose of enjoyment out of Lone Survivor.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Cassiel » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:35 pm

V. was fucking amazing.

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Re: The Book Thread

Postby OniBarubary » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:41 pm

Recently read a number of decent books.

City of Thieves by David Benioff
John Dies at the End by "David Wong" i.e. Jason Pargin. (can't reccomend this one enough for people that love Lovecraftian shit)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Book of Lost Things and The Gates by John Connoly
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To by D.C. Pierson

Some more that aren't within line of sight.

...fucking Borders drawing me in with their buy one get one half off bullshit. And then store closing sales.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Myth » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:02 am

I love this book. It was not at all what I was expecting based on what NPR led me to believe it was about. I thought the book they talked about on NPR would be good - this book is terrific. :D
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby RageAgainstVoid » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:36 am

Tentacles sure are fascinating, eh Myth?
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Myth » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:15 pm

Why, RAV, must you spoil all the things I dare to enjoy? You're like the George Lucas of my life.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby RageAgainstVoid » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:30 am

I'm your billionaire wielding industrial light and magic? All misgivings aside, if a George Lucas personally were to invite you to dinner, you know it would be the highlight of your life and you'd be such a suck-up. We'd sit over a bottle of the finest beverage, talking about the even finer points of me, my work and my future, until I, wholly intoxicated, would look deep into your eyes and whisper: "Myth, I feel the Force is strong in me, but I need your guidance.", and you'd be like *swoooooooooooooooooooooooooooon...*.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Myth » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:47 am

I'm going to compile all these responses into a volume and call it, "RAV's Wild Fantasies, or, Things that Would Never Happen." It'll be rad.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby RageAgainstVoid » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:33 am

Such flattering dedication! A labour of love, I am sure.

You are obsessed with me. And let me tell you, this is very much appropriate.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Mur » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:19 am

I very jelly.
I dont have time to read for leaisure these days. Currently on the shelf is nothing but bollocks about behaviour management in primary schools.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Cassiel » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:14 pm

Mur wrote:I very jelly.
I dont have time to read for leaisure these days. Currently on the shelf is nothing but bollocks about behaviour management in primary schools.

Time is everywhere. Currently I make it through 30ish pages of American Gods a day, half on the shitter and half at lunch. Same deal with Inherent Vice before that, but it's Pynchon so fewer pages. Actually, this is how I got through all the books I've read this year (only the fiction is in my sig though).
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Cassiel » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:48 pm

Cryptonomicon is amazeballs. All of you should read it.
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Re: The Book Thread

Postby Nooneyouknow » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:19 pm

Friend of mine read that when it came out, raved for months about how good it was. It was on my list to read, then I completely forgot it existed.
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