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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #405 on: February 08, 2008, 08:55:31 pm »
Kill him.  He'll never borrow things forever again, after that.

No Logo wasn't bad, I felt, but this is shaping up to be much better.  Plus its like 4 times the size of No Logo as well.  Its huge.  And yellow.  Bright yellow.
"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 #406 on: February 08, 2008, 09:37:32 pm »
Kill him.  He'll never borrow things forever again, after that.

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i never even finished No Logo

cause it just went ooonnn and onnnnn and onnnn

the first couple of chapters about the history of brands was interesting, though.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #407 on: February 11, 2008, 01:15:45 pm »
I cant actually remember that much of it.

Also, reading John Mearsheimer's The Tragedy of Great Power Politics.  Its a course text, but I've been meaning to read it anyway.  Mearsheimer recently wrote a book with Stephen Walt about the "Israel Lobby" in the United States which got him a lot of flak, considering he went out his way to show that it was perfectly normal and acceptable for special interest groups to lobby the US on its foreign policy.  This, on the other hand, is his Grand Theory text, his iconoclastic attack on the optimists on Globalization, so it should be interesting.
"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 #408 on: February 11, 2008, 04:42:19 pm »
I got my eReader back, (YYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!!!) and I'm reading Stephenson's 'Command Line' book.  It's brilliant.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #409 on: February 12, 2008, 10:27:00 pm »
I'm reading Homage to Catalonia by Orwell.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #410 on: February 13, 2008, 04:36:58 pm »
Petersburg by Andrei Bely
Next up: Мастер и Маргарита (The Master and Margarita) by Bulgakov

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #411 on: February 13, 2008, 04:46:08 pm »
THE SEVENTH PROOF!
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #412 on: February 14, 2008, 06:52:06 pm »
Zodiac by Neal Stepehnson.
"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 #413 on: February 14, 2008, 07:51:18 pm »
Warren Ellis + Others - Transmetropolitan
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #414 on: February 15, 2008, 12:52:08 am »
Warren Ellis + Others - Transmetropolitan

There are some really good lines from that one.  I occaisionally fail at trying to mimic the style of imprecations.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #415 on: February 15, 2008, 01:25:39 pm »
Yeah, that kind of rolling psychological analysis is only really possible in print, failing in person unless you really know your mark. 
Alternating questioning of someone's genetic / moral / genital / intellectual capactiy interspersed with properly declined forms of "Fuck" is about as close as IRL can get.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #416 on: February 16, 2008, 06:27:23 am »
Example?

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #417 on: February 19, 2008, 05:15:29 pm »
I'm reading The Stranger.

what is this kid talking about?

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #418 on: February 19, 2008, 05:20:57 pm »
I decided to re-read Goedel Escher Bach, as it's been a few years, and I might pick up some new stuff with another go-around.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #419 on: February 19, 2008, 10:59:09 pm »
"Extermination Zone" by Dr. Randall Phillips.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
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