Dirt McGirt wrote:
Dirt McGirt wrote:
The Bachman Books - Stephen King (Rage, Long Walk, Roadwork, Running Man)
Dark Alliance : The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion - Gary Webb
yo dirt i was gonna get the bachman books but i wasn't sure so it it worth it...can you just help me with a little review on the stories....i didn't like fire starter cos the book started of very good and just ended as if it was rushed.
Yeah, the Bachman books were madness. Each one is about 150+ pages long. I read all four in about a week, couldn't put that shit down. It's well worth it. "Rage" is about a kid taking over his classroom with a 9mm and goes onto expose all the kids in the class as all having weaknesses. King actually got questioned by the FBI cause he wrote it when he was 17. It's a mindblowing story. The second one is "The Long Walk", and very well written as well. Basically, a bunch of people have to walk at least 4+ mph until only one survives. You are given rations and thats it, you can't stop or...some of the ways the people die along the walk are crazy. You should buy it for these two alone. "Roadwork" and "Running Man" are good as well, the first about a man who won't let the state build a new highway because it will run right through his house, a lot more interesting than you could imagine...and the second about a game show that executes contestants on live TV
, a movie was made with Shwarzenegger about it, but the book is better. Definitely peep 'em.
Now, that is what I love in a book thread; a nice synposis in which case has driven me to pick up those books.
William Upski Wimsatt, I'm surprised isn't more revered on this forum.
Bomb the Suburbs! & No More Prisons were books that changed my life.
Bomb the Suburbs is mostly about hip-hop & urban reclamations of space & what he learned while bombing & being a teenager that somehow was thrown into the media spotlight cos he wrote an article about being a white kid in hip-hop.
No More Prisons deals more with issues of education & being proactive especially if you come from an affluent background as Upski has & has no qualms about it because he has decided to use it to his advantage. Being a broke ass, I can't really relate but I see the potential. The book also delves pretty heavily into the positives of home schooling & how the latent functions of the education system have taken over the manifest functions & really there is nothing you learned in school in terms of "knowledge" that you could not have learned otherwise. He poses this question to the reader, go ask a teacher/prof if they could think of one thing they learned in school they couldn't have on their own, and if they couldn't have why not?
I asked my mom, she couldnt think of one thing. My ten year old brother is home-schooled. I wish I would have been too.
word to cool parents.
Ok, enough for now. =)