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    Whole Sick Crew Benny Profane's Avatar
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    Recently Purchased.



    Unlike many other people, the books I buy are always the next ones I read. I don't buy books and keep them stashed away on my shelf for too long. Just have to finish Gravity's Rainbow and then these will be tackled quickly, especially cause I got a honeymoon coming up and plenty o' time to veg and read.

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    I'm not seeing anything in your post.

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    Whole Sick Crew Benny Profane's Avatar
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    Fuckin A.

    All I see are Red X's and I can't delete it or figure out what's wrong.

    Anyway, I bought:

    No Country for Old Men -- Cormac McCarthy
    Vineland -- Thomas Pynchon
    The Devil in the White City -- Erik Larson

    Sorry for the screw-up.

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    Quote Quoting Benny Profane (view post)
    Fuckin A.

    All I see are Red X's and I can't delete it or figure out what's wrong.

    Anyway, I bought:

    No Country for Old Men -- Cormac McCarthy
    Vineland -- Thomas Pynchon
    The Devil in the White City -- Erik Larson

    Sorry for the screw-up.
    Nice. I've read No Country, which I loved, and own The Devil in the White City, but alas, I'm not like you. I buy books and they sit for awhile, mainly because I get caught up in a whim when someone around here is raving about something. I've had Devil for a year at least.

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    Wishful thinking, perhaps; but that is just another possible definition of the featherless biped.

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    Quote Quoting Duncan (view post)
    nice...i remember you like steppenwolf which is my second favorite of hesse's. this book you just purchased in the first.

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    Quote Quoting lovejuice (view post)
    nice...i remember you like steppenwolf which is my second favorite of hesse's. this book you just purchased in the first.
    Yeah, I really dig Hesse. My preferences would go something like:

    The Glass Bead Game
    Steppenwolf
    Siddhartha
    Demian

    I've got a few more books in the queue before I tackle this one, but it'll be interesting to see where it falls.
    Wishful thinking, perhaps; but that is just another possible definition of the featherless biped.

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    My Hesse ranking:

    Magister Ludi: The Glass Bead Game
    Siddhartha
    Narcissus and Goldmund
    Rosshalde
    Gertrude
    Steppenwolf
    Demian
    Beneath the Wheel
    Peter Camenzind
    Ant-Man and the Wasp - 5
    Hereditary - 7
    Won't You Be My Neighbor? - 7.5
    The Tale - 8

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    and mine

    1. Narcissus and Goldmund
    2. Steppenwolf
    3. Siddhartha
    4. Gertrude
    5. Rosshalde
    6. Demian
    7. Beneath the Wheel
    8. Journey to the West


    and yes i need to read The Glass Bead Game

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    For about a dollar a piece:




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    Hesse for me:

    1. Steppenwolf
    2. Narcissus and Goldmund
    3. Demian
    4. Siddartha
    5. Beneath the Wheel

    Also, I liked Vineland by Pynchon, but that's the only one I've read by him and for what I know it's one of his lesser works.

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    Yesterday I bought:




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    I seriously did not need another book, but the 4:00 showing of I'm not There was sold out and I needed to kill time until 6:30. Therefore I wandered to the nearest bookstore and fumbled around until I saw this one, which is written by a guy who has been heavily recommended around these parts.

    Wishful thinking, perhaps; but that is just another possible definition of the featherless biped.

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    Something about having my own library of books to browse through is very appealing to me. Hence, I buy books compulsively and own literally hundreds that I haven't read. Gravity's Rainbow and Narcissus and Goldmund are two such books; let me know if they are worth prioritizing.
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    Quote Quoting Melville (view post)
    Something about having my own library of books to browse through is very appealing to me. Hence, I buy books compulsively and own literally hundreds that I haven't read. Gravity's Rainbow and Narcissus and Goldmund are two such books; let me know if they are worth prioritizing.
    I bet I'll get to this point some time. I always go into book stores telling myself I won't buy anything. Then, once I find something I want, I just tell myself that I eventually would have bought it anyway so I might as well just buy it now. I have found no counter argument.
    Wishful thinking, perhaps; but that is just another possible definition of the featherless biped.

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    dissolved into molecules lovejuice's Avatar
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    just purchase this for my friend's birthday.



    i read some of it. even though i'm familiar with most, it's still hilarious.

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    the sale at my local library is such a let down. most of them are hardcover of authers i have never heard of or pop writers which i have a lot of respect for, but i don't feel like reading their work. the only thing noteworthy that i get from it is to the lighthouse, and christie's curtain.
    "Over analysis is like the oil of the Match-Cut machine." KK2.0

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    Bought these today with a gift certificate I got for Christmas...




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    Picked these up:




    I almost bought The Demolished Man as well, but the cover was so horrendous I feared it would drive me insane.
    Last movies seen
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    Bought these today with my gift card. All were on sale:






    My son and I are halfway through the Silverstein book. He loves it.

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    These came in the mail today...




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    Oh, aren't we just a horde of materialist horders?

    What I got over the weekend:

    Pride & Prejudice
    A Canticle for Leibowitz
    When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
    Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman

    Arrived in the mail today:
    What the Maid Saw by Yasutaka Tsutsui
    Film Art An Introduction by Bordwell & Thompson

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    Please write about "Fragile Things" whenever you get around to reading it, Sycophant!

    It's gotten totally mixed reviews - I'd be curious to hear what someone on here thinks of it.

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    Don't buy books anymore. Not enough space. I interlibrary loan everything I need.
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    These all arrived today...










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