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« on: September 13, 2008, 09:41:27 PM »

any books you guys are into right now?

i just read the first two books of "100 Bullets" and now i'm hooked
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 11:48:46 PM »

go out and purchase everything that kurt vonnegut ever wrote.
cry when you realize you'll never get to meet him.
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 11:49:32 PM »

The Road by Cormac McArthey...he also wrote No Country For Old Men
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008, 12:17:28 AM »

The Road by Cormac McArthey
yeah, that was sick.
i may be blowing it... but i'm not afraid to say i cried when i read the last 10 pages, or whatever
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2008, 08:10:43 AM »

yeah, it's a brutal book.  Right now I'm reading Into The Wild after seeing the movie.
Hell's Angel by Sonny Barger is a cool read if you're into that kinda stuff.
Hank Williams biography will be read soon.  But next up is the Necronomicon or
The Field Guide to Demons.
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008, 01:12:21 PM »

everything by charles bukowski
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2008, 01:47:32 PM »

Books are for nerds.

I read The Stranger by Albert Camus and Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut this summer.  Both were pretty good.

I've been reading A People's History of the United States for about 3 years.  It's like reading a fuckin' textbook, SO boring.
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2008, 05:44:11 PM »

anyone ever heard of a book called life and limb? its a collection of stories written by skaters and others in the industry, including ed templeton, the gonz, and others..not all the stories are completely about skating, but 99% are at least skateboarding related..really interesting stuff if you get a chance to check it out.
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2008, 05:52:19 PM »

Beowolf by Seamus Heaney
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2008, 09:25:06 PM »

anyone ever heard of a book called life and limb? its a collection of stories written by skaters and others in the industry, including ed templeton, the gonz, and others..not all the stories are completely about skating, but 99% are at least skateboarding related..really interesting stuff if you get a chance to check it out.
that book is sick. i really liked "the ulf does not exist." it's almost true if you take the orginazitional aspects out of it...

scott borne's piece on skating=martial arts is epic. i've actually had some pretty cool conversations about the physcal and spiritual parallels between the two with a dude that i work with on stage builds sometimes. he's in his mid-forties and has been training in different martial arts since he was like 7 or some shit.  dudes rad. got like a 4 foot vertical leap and learned to ollie in about three tries.
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2008, 10:06:56 PM »

I am hoping to finish up Nikki Sixx's "Heroin Diaries" soon. I will then move onto Slash's autobiograpy followed by "Angels and Demons", when I get it of course.
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2008, 09:29:25 AM »

Vonnegut for sure, Catcher In The Rye a must, Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer-obviously... The last book I read was Early Bird-pretty funny. Also, if you're into Vonnegut; check out Theodore Sturgeon-I'm saying huge influence on Vonnegut.
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2008, 10:04:31 AM »

I've been wanting to read the Hitler book, Mein Kampf. Seems interesting.
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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2008, 10:08:19 AM »

1984 is probably my favorite book, ever.  I still can't believe that my High School gave it to me when I obviously held their ideals in severe disdain.

The first Vonnegut book I read was Hocus Pocus.  I hadn't read anything before that seemed tailor made to entertain me.  More Vonnegut to follow...

If anyone likes comix, I suggest the following titles:

Usagi Yojimbo
Acme Novelty Library
Optic Nerve
Hate
Eightball
Savage Dragon (The only way to get your super hero fix.)
Magic Whistle
Preacher (My all time favorite thing.  Not favorite comic, favorite thing.  Ever.)
Blue Monday

Or, anything by:
Jack Kirby
Steve Ditko
Will Eisner
Dean Haspiel
Danny Hellman
Sam Kieth


Oh, and do yourself a favor and check out all the 80's-90's Marvel stuff from Walt Simonson and Frank Miller.  There's also some great Krazy Kat collections being made.  Buy 'em.
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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2008, 12:37:20 PM »


The first Vonnegut book I read was Hocus Pocus.  I hadn't read anything before that seemed tailor made to entertain me.  More Vonnegut to follow...
the concept alone of hocus pocus is epic. the story itself is amazing, and the execution is fucking flawless. reading it and envisioning the scraps of paper it was written on is a pretty cool experience.

if you haven't read it yet, i recommend "galapagos" for your next vonnegut read. "player piano" is also really good, even if the theme isn't necessarily applicable. just replace automation with outsourcing, though, and you're good to go.
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