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Literature thread

postby slyskiller » 03/03/14 @ 20:07

Have any books, short stories, poems, articles, etc. you want to share? Post them here! Which books are your favorite? Which books are not? Why? How did this book blow your mind?
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Re: Literature thread

postby phillyb™ » 03/03/14 @ 20:11

ayn rand - the anthem. read it
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Re: Literature thread

postby Derek » 03/03/14 @ 20:16

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I just finished up that one, took me a couple weeks but I managed.
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Re: Literature thread

postby phillyb™ » 03/03/14 @ 20:22

the magic school bus books were pretty cool.
and the berenstain bears were ALWAYS entertaining. those little cubs were always getting into shit their paws couldn't handle.
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Re: Literature thread

postby slyskiller » 03/03/14 @ 20:36

I lose brain cells every time I come to this site. :phillyb™:
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Re: Literature thread

postby phillyb™ » 03/03/14 @ 20:39

you stupid fuck. we are far more literate than your 18-year-old ass.
your original post was nothing more than stupidly talking about an intellectual topic.

i'm gonna ask an open-ended question about something proper so i can sound "smart"


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Re: Literature thread

postby phillyb™ » 03/03/14 @ 20:39

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Re: Literature thread

postby slyskiller » 03/03/14 @ 20:55

My two favorite books are "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger and "The Lock Artist" by Steve Hamilton. I feel like Holden Caulfield really demonstrates how I feel about the assholes who I talk to in my life. That book taught me to not be so open to people and to not care about anyone else really. My life isn't bad or anything like his, I just find that I can easily relate to Holden.

"The Lock Artist" was an interesting read. The plot was exhilarating. The book really is eye opening to the idea of a child being raised in the wrong household. I feel like this is a big problem in our society today and is a main reason on why many kids are ending up in prisons.

This is coming from the mind of a 16 year old. If you haven't read these books already, I recommend them.
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Re: Literature thread

postby phillyb™ » 03/03/14 @ 21:00

catcher in the rye is really good for when you first realize authors were allowed to curse in books.
i prefer poetry to novels - they're much shorter and more cryptic a la my typing and stories.

like this - viewtopic.php?f=39&t=452
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Re: Literature thread

postby Derek » 03/03/14 @ 21:32

The Catcher in the Rye was awful. I had to read it for school years ago and I did not enjoy it at all. It's basically the story of a spoiled kid who throws a lengthy tantrum because he can't deal with the repercussions of his own actions.


I most recently read Shop Class as Soulcraft, it was quite good.

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Re: Literature thread

postby phillyb™ » 03/03/14 @ 21:52

i've read nevermind by nirvana like a million times.
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Re: Literature thread

postby bigx5murf » 03/03/14 @ 22:13

Kinda girly, but The Bell Jar wasn't bad. It was basically about some chick who goes to intern in NYC then steadily loses her sanity.

Really explains the thought process of women, and why they're all bat shit crazy.
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Re: Literature thread

postby andy » 03/03/14 @ 23:40

I liked and highly recommend "A Confederacy of Dunces".
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Re: Literature thread

postby GeorgeG5 » 03/04/14 @ 05:10

for easy reading, I like all the stuff from Terry Pratchet(Discworld), Douglas Adams(Hitchhiker) or Phillip K. Dick(Blade Runner)

other than that, I read basicaly anyting I find... King, Irving, Nesbo, Larsen, Munthe, Yamamoto
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Re: Literature thread

postby Derek » 03/04/14 @ 08:56

So this is more my style, I don't read fiction very often...

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Re: Literature thread

postby Skinny » 03/04/14 @ 12:36

Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis. Its a fast read but really good.
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Re: Literature thread

postby theAngryMarmot » 03/04/14 @ 17:43

I recently bought/read "Glock, America's Handgun."

It was great!

Other than that I basically read magazines :

Make Magazine,
MagPi
Top Gear Magazine
Import Tuner
DSport
Sports and Classic Car
Vintage RaceCar (phantastic magazine. A bit hard to get though.)
Vintage Motorsports
Racecar Engineering
Science Daily
History Magazine
etc,

I download most of them and read them on my Lenovo Twist while eating lunch.
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Re: Literature thread

postby Derek » 03/04/14 @ 19:51

Where do you access them digitally?
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Re: Literature thread

postby bigx5murf » 03/05/14 @ 01:07

Why is Glock America's handgun? It's austrian no?

M&P or XD series is more deserving of the title.
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Re: Literature thread

postby Derek » 03/05/14 @ 08:49

bigx5murf wrote:Why is Glock America's handgun? It's austrian no?

M&P or XD series is more deserving of the title.


1911.
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Re: Literature thread

postby bigx5murf » 03/05/14 @ 14:04

^That too, but too many bootlegs nowadays
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Re: Literature thread

postby Derek » 03/05/14 @ 14:11

I did at one time read The Green Mile book series, I would highly recommend that one, it's a pretty easy read.
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Re: Literature thread

postby theAngryMarmot » 03/05/14 @ 19:16

Derek wrote:
bigx5murf wrote:Why is Glock America's handgun? It's austrian no?

M&P or XD series is more deserving of the title.


1911.



Because to be honest, very few firearms had quite the social/pop culture influence of the Glock in the US. The title isn't referring to the origin. There were countless rap songs, movie references, and ignorant political accusations (remember how the anti-gunners tried to say it could go through metal detectors, failing to realize the barrel, magazines, and springs were metal...)

The Glock generated a massive social/cultural response. It became a household name. It also created a firestorm in law enforcement circles (good and bad.)

The Glock became pretty much the AK47 of the pistol world in the US.

Read the book, it is a great. Goes into all the details about the scandals, successes, and the crazy stories surrounding it's introduction, marketing, and it's inventor/owner. It was a crazy thing.
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Re: Literature thread

postby Hell Toupee » 03/10/14 @ 00:23

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Told from the perspective of a fledgling race car driver's dog, this novel is basically the life story of said driver and phollows him through his ups and downs and has occasional bits of racing wisdom thrown in. It's good if you're looking for a story with cars/racing that's actually a story and not a tale from history or seasons past.
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Re: Literature thread

postby slyskiller » 03/10/14 @ 01:56

I picked up a comic book called "Maus" by Art Spiegelman. I will read it and tell you how good it is.

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postby GeorgeG5 » 03/10/14 @ 02:25

Maus ist sehr gut!

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Re: Literature thread

postby Skinny » 03/10/14 @ 03:51

theAngryMarmot wrote:
Derek wrote:
bigx5murf wrote:Why is Glock America's handgun? It's austrian no?

M&P or XD series is more deserving of the title.


1911.



Because to be honest, very few firearms had quite the social/pop culture influence of the Glock in the US. The title isn't referring to the origin. There were countless rap songs, movie references, and ignorant political accusations (remember how the anti-gunners tried to say it could go through metal detectors, failing to realize the barrel, magazines, and springs were metal...)

The Glock generated a massive social/cultural response. It became a household name. It also created a firestorm in law enforcement circles (good and bad.)

The Glock became pretty much the AK47 of the pistol world in the US.

Read the book, it is a great. Goes into all the details about the scandals, successes, and the crazy stories surrounding it's introduction, marketing, and it's inventor/owner. It was a crazy thing.



I thought that the title was self explanatory.......
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Re: Literature thread

postby andy » 03/10/14 @ 23:05

slyskiller wrote:I picked up a comic book called "Maus" by Art Spiegelman. I will read it and tell you how good it is.

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I read it in 10th grade. If memory serves it is a 3 part graphic novel. Replace the word Jew with rat and it is world war 2 concentration camps and the life of this one guy.

It was pretty ok as far as graphic novels are concerned.
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Re: Literature thread

postby Derek » 03/11/14 @ 08:18

Skinny wrote:I thought that the title was self explanatory.......


I was just being a smart ass, I understood the premise of the book.
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Re: Literature thread

postby phillyb™ » 09/26/15 @ 15:00

anyone know anything about a book called "a fine balance?"
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