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We had to do this asinine project on Beowulf for honors English in high school so I've always hated it because of that, but it is entertaining and an easy read.
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard as it seems - Led Zeppelin
I've never read any of Rand's stuff, though I am a Republican. You might find entertainment in reading a book that is derived from pure, unadulterated hatred of her, which was written by a friend of mine. Extremely bright guy, but it was his first book and he'd recently made the switch from the extreme right to the extreme left. I found it difficult to get through, but part of that is probably because I really don't give a s^*t about Rand, her followers, or her detractors....I read it because my friend wrote it. Here you go:
Ayn Rand Hates Tuscaloosa (And You Too, Joplin) - By George Kelley
That's one part of the world I know next to nothing about. I may read those soon. This thread should never die, since I want to refer back to it when looking for something to read.
Ha...sounds interesting. Is it accessible?
Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm a schizophrenic and so am I.
Dostoyevsky's "The Gambler" is a very short book (maybe 100 pages) and a nice intro to his writing and a fun autobiagraphical story about an addicted gambler in the mid 1800's. Dos liked to gamble
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Yes, you can buy on Amazon or in pretty much any ebook form. I tell you now, he's not yet a master at writing, but his research skills are fantastic. He does make points that, as a Republican, I can see how I wouldn't want to just line up and follow Rand.
He had been toying with the idea of writing this book, and when the tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa I guess it brought his angle into better focus. Being from Tuscaloosa, I was hoping for more about that day, but that's really not the point of the book.
I'll check that out first. Good way to get familiar before tackling a tome.
About halfway through Lawrence Wright's new book on Scientology, "Going Clear." Never knew much about Scientology other than that is was some crazy shit, but wow. I would recommend this to anyone.
What type of genre do you like OP?
although he apparently became a nazi sympathizer later in life in norway during WWII, knut hamsun was a great writer
Growth of the Soil is a phenomonal book and Hunger is great too
dude won the Nobel prize for lit way back in the day
Childhood's end by Arthur C. Clarke
The Stand by Stephen King. Just go done reading it. Long, but amazing.
That's been on my to read list for awhile.
Three W's In My Life: Ward, Weinke, and Winston
Cant believe no pne put any of the CHuck Pahlianuhk books for entertainment purposes
Extremely intertaining for pointless reads
$50 bet with Rebels10 - Best of 3 Egg Bowls
**the $50 goes to others schools athletics dept**
Great book. Took about a month of reading a couple of hours after work every night. But highly, highly recommend. King takes about 100 pages to truly set the scene, then you're hooked.
I really want to see the mini series that was done in the early 90's now.
Anything by Orson Scott Card.
Particularly, as mentioned a couple times, the Ender's Game series is phenomenal. It honestly changed the standard that I judge books against. Character development is second to none. There's nothing inappropriate, so it can be read by teens, but I thoroughly enjoyed it as an adult.
laconophilia is everywhere...
i've never read this book but I just read about it. apparently a movie is set for release in November
The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz
A true story about survival as the author and 6 others escape from a Soviet prison in Siberia and walk across Siberia, The Gobi Desert, Tibet, and the Himalayas to freedom.
Less Than Zero
"As far as the downvotes. It's a gnat biting an lion"
-- A member of tRCMB Justice League, taking the internet WAY WAY too seriously.
Evil entheta. Pick up Dianetics and learn the truth IMO.
Would rather skip ahead to OTIII and get to the good stuff
Definitely a great read.
Glad this thread came to life, using the suggestions to compile a list and hit up the library today...
Not sure if any of you lazy bastards run, if you do , then the book Born to Run, if not already on the list is a very good read. Hell I hate running, but the book was inspiring. Especially the part were they made a energy drink from rattlesnake venom and aguava(sp?)
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Didn't mean to quote.
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