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Just finished a couple of Phillip K. Dick's: Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said and The Man in the High Castle. Also I read a collection of short stories by Kawabata, Japan's first Nobel Prize winner for Literature.

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By the way, R.I.P. Vonnegut.

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By the way, R.I.P. Vonnegut.


word, I just heard about that.

R.I.P.

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I just finished reading Perfume, not having seen the film yet. I'm gonna rent the movie soon, quite interested in seeing if they were able to catch the atmosphere of the book. I really enjoyed reading it, didn't think I'd like it that much. It drags a bit in the middle and sometimes there's just too much talk about smells, but apart from that I have no problems with the book.

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"The Book Of Absinthe: A Cultural History" - by Phil Baker..


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"Time Will Darken It" - William Maxwell..


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Infidel- Ayann Hirsi Ali

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By the way, R.I.P. Vonnegut.


word, I just heard about that.

R.I.P.

In response to his death, I decided I'd read a book by this man, not having heard of him yet. So I read Slaughterhouse Five, which seemed to be considered as his magnum opus. The book only took me about two days to read, which I find to be quite fast, but the seven hour bus ride of yesterday will probably have something to do with it. I enjoyed the book, especially liked how he mixes serious stuff with humour and science-fiction with history. I don't think it's as great as some people make it out to be, but it was a great read nonetheless.

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So I said some time ago I would read L'étranger (The Stranger) by Albert Camus. Now I've finally read it seeing as my oral exam for French is coming closer (next month). I finished this book quite fast as well, normally I don't read that fast in French, seeing as it's only my third language, but I seem to have gotten better in understanding the language. As to the book, I found it to be quite good. The first part seems like it doesn't lead to anything, but once in the second part it does make for a nice build-up. I'm not too fond of the ideas of Albert Camus' absurdism, but then again, I've never been too fond of existentialist thinking. I do enjoy reading them though, it just doesn't really stroke with my own ideas.

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"Abbie Hoffman: American Rebel" - Marty Jezer

The problem I'm having with this book is the author's random shots at individuals from this time period. I'm fine with him not being objective about Hoffman, but his cheap shots at J. Edgar Hoover and others makes this book feel inaccurate.


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I am currently reading The Rum Diary after reading Screwjack about a month or two ago. I really enjoy Hunter S Thompson's writing, eventually i will read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.


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"My Life With Mr. S" - George Jacobs was a good read.

Now I'm reading "An American Life" - Ronald Regan


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I'm about halfway through Cell by Stephen King. Just picked it up yesterday. It seems good...so far. Getting kinda weird, though. I remeber Femi or someone was asking about it.

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I'm about halfway through Cell by Stephen King. Just picked it up yesterday. It seems good...so far. Getting kinda weird, though. I remeber Femi or someone was asking about it.



is the movie the cell based on this

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I just got a shitload of books for free..

"The Complete Works of Lewis Carrol"
"A Season In Hell" and "The Drunken Boat" - Arthur Rimbaud
"The Dharma Bums" - Jack Kerouac
"The Stranger" - Albert Camus
"The Portable Nietzsche"
"The Abortion: An Historical Romance" - Richard Brautigan
"A Confederate General From Big Sur" - Richard Brautigan
"Under Milk Wood" - Dylan Thomas
"Women" - Charles Bukowski
"The Roominghouse Madrigals" - Charles Bukowski
"South Of No North" - Charles Bukowski
"The Pocket Book of Robert Frost Poems"


Needless to say I don't have to hit up a bookstore for a while.


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I'm reading Rant by Palahniuk...it is very innovative the way he develops characters through them speaking of the main character or experiences with the main character but rarely of another character. This way it develops the main character as well as the characters commenting on the main character...i'm trying not to give too much away. This dude is an excellent writer.


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"Brian Jones" - Alan Clayson...It's a bio of the late Rolling Stone member.


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"A Long Way Down" - Nick Hornby...Very good book, so far. Just over 100 pages into it.


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Finished Albert Camus - "The Stranger" and Sylvia Plath - "The Bell Jar"


Now I'm reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez - "Living To Tell The Tale", which is the first part of his autobiographical trilogy.


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