Read Anything Good Lately?

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Re: Read Anything Good Lately?

Post by Salty » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:50 pm

Cool man; If you're interested, I should be able to scan a copy of that deposition tomorrow. Interesting reading
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Re: Read Anything Good Lately?

Post by jerome » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:51 pm

Salty wrote:Cool man; If you're interested, I should be able to scan a copy of that deposition tomorrow. Interesting reading
cool, i need something cool to read.
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Re: Read Anything Good Lately?

Post by jerms » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:59 pm

I just bought four of the books talked about in this thread... a total impulse purchase... :wink
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Re: Read Anything Good Lately?

Post by cerevisiaephilus » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:18 pm

I can't believe George Saunders was mentioned on the Drake. I think Nemo mentioned the New Yorker once, maybe in the magazine. Blowing my fucking mind.

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Re: Read Anything Good Lately?

Post by Back Eddy » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:22 pm

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Re: Read Anything Good Lately?

Post by Rhyacophila » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:25 pm

alteredstates wrote:...i could read 1984 for the rest of my life.
1984 IS the rest of your life



I don't read
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Re: Read Anything Good Lately?

Post by Back Eddy » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:33 pm

Late arrival to this thread, but I do have an opinion:

One of the great American authors, overlooked by many - including this thread. A great author for people like me (and maybe you) - because I have a few beers/bourbons before bed time and reading time. Light, easy reading, but not frivolous. Meaningful prose, but fun to read and funny - and extremely profound at times.

Kurt Vonnegut.

Many titles to read, but I enjoyed (among others):

Bluebeard
Cat's Cradle
Galapagos

:cool

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Re: Read Anything Good Lately?

Post by jerome » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:32 pm

the late, great Lewis Grizzard deserves mention also. Talk about funny.
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Re: Read Anything Good Lately?

Post by fishsnoop » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:34 pm

I almost fucked up! I thought this thread said rode anything lately. I almost posted pictures! Fuckin a, you guys read way too much, especially if you are over 30 ride somethin would ya.
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Re: Read Anything Good Lately?

Post by highstream » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:52 pm

HAHAHAHAHA, Jerome is becoming a dirty mountain hippie. Come home to the south so you can remember what life is all about.


In all seriousness, holler when you get back I owe you a fishing trip. :cool
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Re: Read Anything Good Lately?

Post by CarpeTructa » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:23 am

Back Eddy wrote:One of the great American authors, overlooked by many - including this thread. A great author for people like me (and maybe you) - because I have a few beers/bourbons before bed time and reading time. Light, easy reading, but not frivolous. Meaningful prose, but fun to read and funny - and extremely profound at times.

Kurt Vonnegut.

Many titles to read, but I enjoyed (among others):

Bluebeard
Cat's Cradle
Galapagos
I would put A Man Without a Country at the top of that list of Vonnegut's works. However, I thought this thread was about if one has read anything good lately, not a list of what one thinks are the great authors that need to be read. If that's going to be the case...
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Re: Read Anything Good Lately?

Post by ditchdoc » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:40 am

It did elevate farther than "lately." But if you're a reader, you will appreciate new titles.

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