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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov, 2007  Reply with quote

TheRealJollyRoger wrote:
Started reading a long graphic novel (fancy word for comic book tounge2) called Bone , about 1000 pages or so long. Also reserved The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.
My mom says the Fountainhead is AMAZING, though not quite as good as Atlas Shrugged. hehehe, not too big on Vonnegut, though. His concept of time in Slaughterhouse-Five scares the hell out of me.


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PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov, 2007  Reply with quote

Land of Fire by Chris Ryan... It's a pretty good book.


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PostPosted: Wed 14 Nov, 2007  Reply with quote

Irrational Man, and I am also starting Night tomorrow.

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i dont Read much but i orderd this book on Lucid Dreaming of Ebay LOL

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007  Reply with quote

cool which one?


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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007  Reply with quote

Finished Se una Notte at last (Ryan, come talk to me about it!).

Still reading Introduction à la Rhétorique: Théorie et Pratique (Introduction to Rhetorics: Introduction and Practise), by Olivier Reboul. Also, on Rhetorics, I've picked up the good old On Rhetorics by Aristotle, and the Portuguese translation for Perelman and Tyteka's Traite de l'Argumentation.

Also reading Daniel Hausman's Philosophy of Economics and Ariano Suassuna's O Auto da Compadecida ("auto" translates as act, the dramatical genre similar to the farse, in which the plot stands as a religious–symbolic allegory of life; "compadecida" breaks into "com–" which means something like with or for the other and "padecida," the feminine past participle of "padecer," to suffer, therefore "she who suffers for/with someone," a reference to Our Lady of Aparecida), a now traditional play from Brazilian modernism, nice story actually.


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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007  Reply with quote

I'm waiting on the Fountainhead to get returned by some bum (with good taste) who took it out at my library. Currently reading: Sports Illustrated tounge2

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Nov, 2007  Reply with quote

finished Bone

it's a comic book. I suggest that anyone with an interest in comics at all, or fantasy, check this out form your local library. It's absolutely fantastic, funny, exiting, serious. Also containing 2 of the saddest panels of comics i have ever seen (tounge2, but seriously, nevar forget!) Anyway, everything about it is brilliant, and it was rightly named "best comic book" by the National Cartoonists society (if that means anything)

i am also done with Cat's Cradle which is of course Vonnegut. because it's Vonnegut, and because it isn't Breakfast of Champions, i am doomed to like it. Now, it's easier (and by easier i mean its smoother, or seems to be to me, and i can read it longer and longer without putting it down) to read then Slaughterhouse V, but not as much as Slapstick. However, i wasn't too impressed with the plot. No, scratch that, i WAS. But the plot didn't seem to pan out until the very end, i could have done with a bit more excitement. Nevertheless, it's probably also the funniest Vonnegut book i have read so far.

Don't take my word for most books, or at least don't take them seriously. Like movies, i tend to like whatever i read. After all, the point of the book is to be enjoyed, no? I don't really like to "look into" books either tounge2. I'm all for symbolism, but the story has to come first for me. However, when i DO catch that occasional symbol, i flip out at how awesome it is. lach1

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Finished Se una Notte at last (Ryan, come talk to me about it!).


me Ryan? if so then i'm all ears. I can talk and play xbox at the same time, don't worry. grin


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PostPosted: Sat 24 Nov, 2007  Reply with quote

Stopped Introduction à la Rhétorique (Introduction to Rhetorics), to compare with Aristotle's On Rhetorics, which I am reading now.

Also finishing Hausman's Philosophy of Economics, and I'm done with the Auto da Compadecida, which is a truly beautiful play.

I'm now reading Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy, in the Portuguese translation, and I'm fascinated about how much I did not pick up the first time I read it. Nietzsche now sounds like a more complete, yet more powerful philosopher, and his writings have never been so optimistic.

I also read, during the week, Pierre Louÿs' Manuel de civilité pour les petites filles, à l'usage des maisons d'éducation (Civility manual for little girls, to be used in educational establishments), a 1926 satire of etiquette manuals, highly erotic — pornographic —, highly controversial — iconoclastic —, highly polemical — the Antichrist of political correctness. Fascinating book, a recommended reading for all of age in the forum.


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PostPosted: Sat 24 Nov, 2007  Reply with quote

Finally got Fountainhead, will begin reading it soon. Maybe I should've waited longer between Ayn Rand books...this thing is 750 pages, I thought it would be about 200, hahaha.

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Nov, 2007  Reply with quote

I'm half-way through a book called Black Boy by Richard Wright. Its supposed to be an autobiography, but he never kept a journal so all the events of his life are written from his memory. As he's writing about events from thirty-five years ago, some of the events are inevitably altered due to what time has done to his memories. Regardless, its still an excellent read and a enlightening look through the eyes of an African-American boy growing up in the Jim Crow South of the United States.

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Nov, 2007  Reply with quote

Reno wrote:
I'm half-way through a book called Black Boy by Richard Wright.
hahaha, for a minute there I thought you were talking about the Richard Wright of Pink Floyd fame, a white keyboardist. I was like...what? lach1


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PostPosted: Wed 28 Nov, 2007  Reply with quote

I'm about to read the kite runner, is it any good?


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PostPosted: Wed 28 Nov, 2007  Reply with quote

The ending sucks, terribly, but the remainder 90% of it are really good smile

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