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Sleep of Memory by Patrick Modiano
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sleep of memory is a mostly wack book about street names and books that the main character was reading at various points that memories happened in his life; stylistically it's very muted and when you turn down the volume that much, the noise that get ...more
The Ticket That Exploded by William S. Burroughs
" oh I read this in high school. lots of sperm. "
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The Strawberry Statement by James S. Kunen
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there's something interesting here in that james simon kunen seems, as a nineteen year old, fairly caught up in being objective here and not making a hero out of himself (which is good because he's not, remotely); the protests at columbia in 1968, ov ...more
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The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens
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a worthwhile indictment of one of America's greatest monsters; Kissinger has long gotten by on people not investigating the details his hand in world affairs because those hands seem so divorced from effecting our domestic life (beyond the tragedy of ...more
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The White Album by Joan Didion
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the white album is a classic book of essays of new journalism that takes stock largely in author Joan Didion's cultural preoccupations, including water, architecture, the women's movement, Hawaii, the black panthers, Charles Manson, the doors, and Ho ...more
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Hooking Up by Tom Wolfe
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wow, who knew that tom wolfe was so stupid? among things he completely misunderstands within these essays are: marxism (numerous times), nietzche, des cartes, judith butler, susan sontag, marshal mcluhan, noam chomsky, richard dawkins and memes, the ...more
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Quakeland by Kathryn Miles
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I don't know why I bought this book: I have very little interest in earthquakes. 100% of this book is about earthquakes. It's basically pop science, making seismology into something palatable for the average reader by presenting facts and circumstanc ...more
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Quakeland by Kathryn Miles
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Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
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high quality late period Vonnegut: a veteran of the war in Vietnam recounts his life story of that war, his time as a physics professor, his time as a prison teacher, and his part in a prison insurrection - told nonlinearly, in Vonnegut fashion, with ...more
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The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. by Robert Coover
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coover's sophomore novel is about a man who has created a sort of fantasy baseball game that relies on statistics and dice to play out each game and each player's life alongside the game, but it more importantly places baseball at the center of ameri ...more
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