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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2007, 12:16:21 am »
Dunno how you stomach all that Camus, man.  He just gets me down worse than Poe.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2007, 12:18:52 am »
and his masterpiece, Guns Germs and Steel.


that was really good
see the doc.
he actually did a really good job throughout
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2007, 12:19:32 am »
Camus = teh win.  Much better than Satre, the jumped up little prick.
"The thoughts of all men arise from the darkness. If you are the movement of your soul, and the cause of that movement precedes you, then how could you ever call your thoughts your own? How could you be anything other than a slave to the darkness that comes before? Only the Logos allows one to mitigate that slavery. Only knowing the sources of thought and action allows us to own our thoughts and our actions, to throw off the yoke of circumstance."
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2007, 02:50:43 pm »
Currently reading The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Despite my wife constantly telling me how strange I am she is only encouraging it by buying me these books for Xmas. 

I have to say it is quite interresting and amusing so far.  I'm less interested in the so-called "religion" than how Mr. Henderson deconstructs both evolution and intelligent design. 
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2007, 03:55:25 am »
Guns, Germs, and Steel.  It's going a long way to help me get past the whole "take to the wild" bent.  It's good to understand the factors that led to various stages of development for different kinds of societies, and how those factors influenced the outcomes of clashes throughout history.  I'm only about half-way through, but I'm digging it so far.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2007, 06:59:07 am »
Hiya bhode!

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« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2007, 07:08:07 am »
Howdy, Idem!

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« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2007, 06:45:23 pm »
LOL!  FREAD RUINT!
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2007, 06:48:17 pm »
Guns, Germs, and Steel.  It's going a long way to help me get past the whole "take to the wild" bent.  It's good to understand the factors that led to various stages of development for different kinds of societies, and how those factors influenced the outcomes of clashes throughout history.  I'm only about half-way through, but I'm digging it so far.

Funnily enough, thats the book I probably would have suggested, if asked.

I'm about Chapter 4 in it.
"The thoughts of all men arise from the darkness. If you are the movement of your soul, and the cause of that movement precedes you, then how could you ever call your thoughts your own? How could you be anything other than a slave to the darkness that comes before? Only the Logos allows one to mitigate that slavery. Only knowing the sources of thought and action allows us to own our thoughts and our actions, to throw off the yoke of circumstance."
- R. Scott Bakker, The Darkness That Comes Before

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #39 on: January 15, 2007, 06:49:54 pm »
is it much better then the doc?
i can't seem to find it anywhere in town...
and i maxed my credit cards so i cant order it online
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2007, 09:29:30 pm »
Guns, Germs, and Steel.  It's going a long way to help me get past the whole "take to the wild" bent.  It's good to understand the factors that led to various stages of development for different kinds of societies, and how those factors influenced the outcomes of clashes throughout history.  I'm only about half-way through, but I'm digging it so far.

Funnily enough, thats the book I probably would have suggested, if asked.

I'm about Chapter 4 in it.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2007, 03:06:41 pm »
hello I'm new
I'm reading Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2007, 03:23:11 pm »
Them's good reads.
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Pope/Wrought Iron Instigator
First Church of Last Exit Before Toll
The Spider Project.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2007, 04:14:41 pm »
too bad i only got them digitally .. sucks to read it off the screen, even with the amazing CDisplay viewer.

i wanna sit outside in the park under a tree in the cold winter-sun while reading

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2007, 04:39:08 pm »
Welcome, Hypnos! Sandman's really good stuff. As far as I'm concerned, Neil Gaiman can do no wrong. You might like the movie Mirrormask, which was written by Gaiman. The art director is Dave McKean, who did a lot of art for Sandman.

Right now I'm reading some anthology of short stories published in 2006.