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RE: what do you read? | from DubyaJan 21 2004 - 07:24

The Iraqi casualty figures and my bank balance. Ohhhh yessss!

RE: what do you read? | from huangxueJan 12 2004 - 06:09

i like those novels that make me feel peace and sad,and i like some
literature about teenage that i can taste the pure feeling

RE: what do you read? | from KeithJan 11 2004 - 14:51

Start with Survivor. That's his best, or most consistant, book. It is in the process of being made into a movie right now as well.

RE: what do you read? | from gibbsJan 10 2004 - 05:56

another great one is The Adventures of Cavalier and Clay, written by Michael Chabon (guy who wrote Wonder boys).

i have never read any of palahnuik, which is good one to get started on?

RE: what do you read? | from DeanJan 07 2004 - 01:23

Oh really?

RE: what do you read? | from hogwashJan 06 2004 - 20:04

eugenides is a pussy.

RE: what do you read? | from DeanJan 05 2004 - 03:25

Palahniuk is lame too. Try's to hard and steals every idea...
Try Euginedes "Middlesex" and DCB Pierre "Verno God Little" and K Dunnes "Geek love" and James Robert Bakers "Boy Wonder" and P susskinds "Perfume".....

RE: what do you read? | from humpJan 04 2004 - 19:14

how can you go through all palahniuk's books and still have time for nick hornby? hornby's a waste of your time. just cause he writes lists of music doesn't mean the limp little shit's worth your time. yourlife is short, don't waste it eading his dull tripe. go get something by bukowski or fante or miller or ballard or philip k. dick or bernard or pennac or kelman or alan warner or something with. hornby has no guts, and he got no feeling.

RE: what do you read? | from ronDec 14 2003 - 16:54

i've recently read all of chuck palahniuk novels (FIGHT CLUB, SURVIVOR, CHOKE, etc.) all of them were amazing. right now i'm going through all of the Nick Hornby stuff (ABOUT A BOY, HOW TO BEE GOOD, HIGH FIDELITY.) my favorite book of all-time is THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV. it strikes a soft spot b/c i too an Eastern Orthodox.

RE: what do you read? | from lee-roy's biggest fanDec 14 2003 - 14:47

I read lee-roy's post. He so funny!!!!!1

RE: what do you read? | from lee-royDec 14 2003 - 14:04

i red a good book once. i think it was blue or maybe green. it was funny but sad too. it made me think. i spend more time listening to music, though, like idaho, 50 cent, and wayne newton.

RE: what do you read? | from gibbsDec 14 2003 - 10:55

Vonnegut jr. and tolstoy?

of course those are critically acclaimed authors but doesnt anybody read anything light-hearted anymore? sheesh.

anyone looking for a good book, laugh out loud funny, should pick up any david sedaris. his books are in constant rotation for me and hearing him live is even better with his nasaly voice.
augustus burroughs is another new author who writes frighteningly funny books that read like passing a car accident on the road- you cant help but look.
. . .and of course there is vonnegut, nabakov, and byron.

oh yeah, the post office by bukowski-heeelarious!

RE: what do you read? | from ThalDec 13 2003 - 09:06

Favourite authors:

Joseph Heller
Saul Bellow
Kurt Vonnegut
John Fowles
Robertson Davies

RE: what do you read? | from LasseDec 13 2003 - 02:12

Probably not very interesting but I read John Irving, Knut Hamsun (of course...)and Albert Camus.

Dostojevskij is not bad either.

RE: what do you read? | from RipDec 12 2003 - 19:40

Jason - Hey, Wait

And for any sports junky: Cobb by Roger Kahn.

RE: what do you read? | from marcDec 12 2003 - 15:54

Private Eye every two weeks.
Non-fiction, normally either art or science, but I have been reading a lot of Chomsky lately. Also Greg Pallast's book 'The Best Democracy Money Can Buy'.
Artists books when I can afford them.
Fiction wise; Charles Bukowski, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Haruki Murakami, John Wyndham, Dr Seuss.

Oh, and anything to do with UFOs.

RE: what do you read? | from Rob sDec 12 2003 - 14:54

The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman by Bruce Robinson is one of my fave books and the Evil Dead companion.

RE: what do you read? | from Alex NiedtDec 12 2003 - 14:27

A absolute must-read for anyone who records on their own, at home or in a professional studio, is "The Art of Mastering," by Bob Katz. No, it's not just for mastering engineers, but for everyone involved in the recording process, making sure the most is made of out of everything you do. No other recording book could even begin to compare. READ IT, JEFF! As for the other stuff I read: Recording magazine (Bruce Kaphan contributes articles), EQ magazine, Mix magazine, Keyboard magazine, Electronic Musician magazine, Transworld Skateboarding magazine, and if I have time, which I usually don't, I like mystery novels and some poetry.

RE: what do you read? | from KeithDec 12 2003 - 14:23

Just finished Henry Miller's Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, Kahil Gibran's The Prophet, and Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason.

One of the best books I've read in the last couple of years has been J.G. Ballard's "War Fever". It's a collection of really bizarre, beautiful short stories.

RE: what do you read? | from Seth HowardDec 12 2003 - 13:48

Brian (or the rest of you so far for that matter)- Have you read "Please Kill Me"?

The Lester Bangs anthology "Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung" is also excellent.

RE: what do you read? | from brianDec 12 2003 - 13:01

non ficition. anything historical or biographical. archaeology. ancient world, civilizations. dorothy parker. case studies. music/entertainment.

RE: what do you read? | from stemsDec 12 2003 - 12:40

Interesting. I tend to stick to non-fiction too. I despise most poetry, especially from the last 50 years or so, though the good stuff, hard to find though it is, is very meaningful to me.

I like biographies a great deal. History. True crime when I'm in a trashy mood.

I'm a librarian by day so at least I have major access to books.

Oh yeah, Michael Moore's book "Dude, Where's My Country" is a must-read for anyone who disagrees with or hates Dubya Bush, like me.

RE: what do you read? | from cDec 12 2003 - 11:21

I like biographies/autobiographies of people I admire (mostly musicians). I'm also interested in reading anything about parapsychology. I would say my favorite book ever is "The Consumer" by Michael Gira - it's disgusting, disorieting and disturbing (alliteration not intended).

RE: what do you read? | from Seth HowardDec 12 2003 - 10:02

For magazines, I like:

Tape Op
The Big Takeover
Under The Radar
The New Yorker

I'm mostly a non-fiction reader -mostly music history stuff.

I usually don't dig fiction too much, but I like stuff like Rick Moody and Raymond Carver.

books, mags, etc. | from ckDec 12 2003 - 08:27

Excuse the self-indulgence of this post, but I'm curious what Idaho fans (or Idaho members) read--fiction, poetry, music mags, etc. Thanks.

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