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message 1: by Tyson (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:21PM) (new)

Tyson Marshall (marshall621) I'm reading a book on how to write a decent research paper. I'm going to attempt to write a paper on the Russian Mafia or some aspect of it like trafficking.

yea or nay? It's a pretty boring book with good information. so....yea I guess.

message 2: by Geoff (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:21PM) (new)

Geoff | 5 comments 'USA', by John Dos Passos. If you liked "Ragtime", you'll dig this....

message 3: by palehighway (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:24PM) (new)

palehighway | 2 comments Is that Doctorow's "ragtime" or a different one?

message 4: by Dusty (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:24PM) (new)

Dusty Summers "Martin Dressler" no clue what its about, ill keep you posted

message 5: by Geoff (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:26PM) (new)

Geoff | 5 comments Yes, it is.

message 6: by strawberryluna (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:29PM) (new)

strawberryluna | 11 comments i'm totally and geekily absorbed by "New Moon", Stephanie Meyer, the second in her series of 3? i've heard 3 more are bing written, so who knows. it's almost embarassing, but you know what? vampires are the shit. so there.

message 7: by Geoff (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:31PM) (new)

Geoff | 5 comments Ian Rankin's 'Rebus' novels continue to rock....''The Kite Runner' was pretty ok....and 'Dracula in London' was scattershot, as short story comps by multiple authors often are...

message 8: by Geoff (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:13PM) (new)

Geoff | 5 comments I copped a copy of Norman Spinrads' "The Iron Dream", while at the bank-I guest that technically it's an alternate history novel because it works on the premise that following a brief dabbling in radical politics, Adolf Hitler moved to the US, where he became a prime mover in science fiction fandom as well as a noted illustrator and author.

The prose is just fuckin' awfull but I think that 's kind of the point-Spinrad is taking the piss out of a certain aspect of SF, showing up the love of totalitarian imagery that both it and fascism have.

I also got a PK Dick book from somewhat late in his career....I hope it's not weird or anything....

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TENEBRINI | 10 comments I'm reading "What is the What" by Dave Eggers. It's about a refugee from Sudan (one of The Lost Boys) and his experience there and here now that he's in America. Both experiences seem to suck but less suck here (USA) than there (Sudan).

Some of it is pretty harsh and depressing. Makes me feel pretty good about my own life.

It's a pretty easy read but I cant take too much in one sitting. I just read a chapter where just after waking up on the desert floor with a vulture sitting on his leg sizing him up he describes how his best friend sat down under a tree and died of exhaustion, dehydration, malnutrition, loss of hope, etc... and he had to dig a hole with his bare hands a bury him so the birds wouldn't get at him right away.

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strawberryluna | 11 comments I'm still slogging through 'Quicksilver' by Neal Stephenson. I picked it up when I wasn't really able to devote the right amount of time to it. Note: not a good right before bed read. ;-) I hope that's the issue, because I really want to like it.

'What is the What' is on my want to read list. I like a lot of the Eggers that I have read so far.

message 11: by Geoff (last edited Jan 12, 2008 08:53AM) (new)

Geoff Peveto (stinkbait) | 1 comments I have about six going when I actually get a second to sit down. Most recentlyvworked on is diary by palahniuk. That dude can tell a story.

Also working on some lester bangs who also tells a good story but in a much more insane way

message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

DUDE, I LOVED 'Quicksilver". That dude can do no wrong in my eyes, but it's heavy, heavy reading. LOOONG. But awesome.

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Also, I forgot to mention right now I'm reading "Walden" by Thoreau. Man oh man, I am loving this book, mainly because Thoreau is such a jerk-face. I have been personally insulted by him about ten times so far, so much so that I actually scoffed out loud every time.

Love it!

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