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Got in a big GNR mood last week and picked this up. I was more into the Crüe than GNR. I will say that the first 80 pages are pretty eye-opening...Axl taught Sunday school, Slash was born with a silver spoon and his mom dated Bowie during "The Man Who Fell To Earth", Adler apparently received service from gay prostitutes because it was all the same, and Izzy...everyone agrees he's the coolest member.

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starting for the 5th time:

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Good luck, PL. Its a treat once you get through it, but its a task.

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Flying Rabbit wrote:Good luck, PL. Its a treat once you get through it, but its a task.



i've tried to read it for years....i feel like it'll really enlighten me but it's PAINFUL

i might just get the cliffs notes.
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Penny Lane wrote:
Flying Rabbit wrote:Good luck, PL. Its a treat once you get through it, but its a task.



i've tried to read it for years....i feel like it'll really enlighten me but it's PAINFUL

i might just get the cliffs notes.

With that sentence, Pynchon begins his infamous work Gravity's Rainbow . . . one of the most controversial, most discussed, most debated, and most frequently started-and-then-put-down works of the twentieth century. It is hard to bring up Gravity's Rainbow in literate company and not elicit some sort of a response. I have even found the mere mention of it to be like the punch line in some tacit academic joke: "oh, so you're reading that, eh? heh heh heh. . . ."

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The Black Canary wrote:
Penny Lane wrote:
Flying Rabbit wrote:Good luck, PL. Its a treat once you get through it, but its a task.



i've tried to read it for years....i feel like it'll really enlighten me but it's PAINFUL

i might just get the cliffs notes.

With that sentence, Pynchon begins his infamous work Gravity's Rainbow . . . one of the most controversial, most discussed, most debated, and most frequently started-and-then-put-down works of the twentieth century. It is hard to bring up Gravity's Rainbow in literate company and not elicit some sort of a response. I have even found the mere mention of it to be like the punch line in some tacit academic joke: "oh, so you're reading that, eh? heh heh heh. . . ."


it makes 'war and peace' read like Dr. Seuss
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Pretty much. You could always get this:

http://www.themodernword.com/pynchon/zak_smith/title.htm

Artist Zak Smith illustrates every page of Gravity's Rainbow.

sample pic: Image

about what you'd expect.

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Starting Dennis Lehane "Darkness, Take My Hand" today. Need a little light reading now.

Any reviews??

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The Black Canary wrote:Starting Dennis Lehane "Darkness, Take My Hand" today. Need a little light reading now.

Any reviews??


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Scored these today at the library.

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I recently read all of of the Chuck Klosterman books. I even read his novel.
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Gator McKlusky wrote:We went to Seattle for Spring Break this year and I said lets go to the Olympic National Park so the kids can play in the snow and my wife said we can also go to Forks. I said what the hell is a Forks? The town is cashing in big time and had Twilight crap everywhere.

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just finished. Sort of a kids book, sort of not.

This is next

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Ive owned it over a year but not got round to reading it yet.
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Zip City wrote:Image

about 100 pages in


How do you like it so far? I'm a huge horror buff and was thinking of picking this one up.
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So excited Preston & Child have come out with a new Agent Pendergast book, "Fever Dream"

We find out favorite southern agent, back on in LA, only to discover his wife was murdered 11 years ago, while they were big game hunting in Africa!!!! Oh, my goodness, so with his faithful friend Lt. Vincent D'Agosta, he embarks to find out who killed Helen, why and who was this woman he married !?!?!?!?

Just getting all tingly on this one!!!!

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Just finished Operation Mincemeat by Ben MacIntyre, a true WWII spy story (the subject of the previous book and movie, The Man Who Never Was. Not quite "reads like a great thriller" level, but close and very interesting and well done/researched. He's apparently got an even more highly regarded book about another WWII spy called Agent Zig Zag, and i liked Mincemeat enough to get the other one out of the library. Haven't started it yet, though.
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beantownbubba wrote:Just finished Operation Mincemeat by Ben MacIntyre, a true WWII spy story (the subject of the previous book and movie, The Man Who Never Was. Not quite "reads like a great thriller" level, but close and very interesting and well done/researched. He's apparently got an even more highly regarded book about another WWII spy called Agent Zig Zag, and i liked Mincemeat enough to get the other one out of the library. Haven't started it yet, though.

Now there's a coincidence.
My wife's picking this up tomorrow, we just watched The Man Who Never Was a couple of days ago, and I read a review on this book in The New Yorker last weekend.
I'm looking forward to reading it myself, but she's been on a WWII history kick lately, so I'll have to wait my turn.

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scotto wrote:
beantownbubba wrote:Just finished Operation Mincemeat by Ben MacIntyre, a true WWII spy story (the subject of the previous book and movie, The Man Who Never Was. Not quite "reads like a great thriller" level, but close and very interesting and well done/researched. He's apparently got an even more highly regarded book about another WWII spy called Agent Zig Zag, and i liked Mincemeat enough to get the other one out of the library. Haven't started it yet, though.

Now there's a coincidence.
My wife's picking this up tomorrow, we just watched The Man Who Never Was a couple of days ago, and I read a review on this book in The New Yorker last weekend.
I'm looking forward to reading it myself, but she's been on a WWII history kick lately, so I'll have to wait my turn.


You can start w/ Agent Zig Zag and then swap :)
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Anyone read Michael Lewis's The Big Short? I loved moneyball and liar's poker...i just read this great excerpt of his new one...

http://www.vanityfair.com/business/features/2010/04/wall-street-excerpt-201004?currentPage=1
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the Founding Fathers, and Mothers, were totally bad-ass.

i gave up reading alexander hamilton.....too much like alexander hamilton.

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'Scratch wrote:Image

the Founding Fathers, and Mothers, were totally bad-ass.


Big fan of Shaara.

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Ive owned it over a year but not got round to reading it yet.


That just looks/sounds awesome.

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Given to Fly wrote:
'Scratch wrote:Image

the Founding Fathers, and Mothers, were totally bad-ass.


Big fan of Shaara.

If you enjoy The Rise, don't forget pt 2
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ohhh i love him..thanks!!@ might order this off amazon today!
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I'm reading Pride and Prejudice for class and so far it's painfully dull.

I've also got a handful of half-read books that I want to have finished by the end of the summer. For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Nick Adams Stories, La maison des sept jeunes filles, and Leaves of Grass.
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Emily wrote:I'm reading Pride and Prejudice for class and so far it's painfully dull.

I've also got a handful of half-read books that I want to have finished by the end of the summer. For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Nick Adams Stories, La maison des sept jeunes filles, and Leaves of Grass.


YES to leaves of grass and for whom the bell tolls....for P&P, maybe you can skip to the movie, mr. darcy is HOT.
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So I've heard! We're actually watching the movie in class tomorrow and I'm looking forward to that a lot more than finishing the actual book!
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