books - Page 20 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-01-2008, 11:04 AM   #286
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,700
Local Time: 05:29 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by LemonMacPhisto
I really want to read A Confederacy of Dunces after 1984, worth it?
I say yes. A very strong yes.

It's a bizarre little book, but worth reading.
__________________

__________________
corianderstem is offline  
Old 01-01-2008, 11:08 AM   #287
Breakdancing Soul Pilgrim
 
UberBeaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: the most serious...douch hammer ever
Posts: 20,318
Local Time: 08:29 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by LemonMacPhisto
I really want to read A Confederacy of Dunces after 1984, worth it?
Totally. I love that book. They were supposedly making a movie of it with Will Ferrell...I wonder whatever happened to that. It's one of the funniest and quirkiest books I've ever read.

I finished Portnoy and moved on to Chuck Klosterman IV. I'm on the U2 section now.
__________________

__________________
UberBeaver is offline  
Old 01-01-2008, 11:27 AM   #288
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,700
Local Time: 05:29 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by UberBeaver
Chuck Klosterman IV.
Oooh, that's on my to-be-read stack for this year.
__________________
corianderstem is offline  
Old 01-01-2008, 11:32 AM   #289
Breakdancing Soul Pilgrim
 
UberBeaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: the most serious...douch hammer ever
Posts: 20,318
Local Time: 08:29 AM
I went on a Klosterman kick starting this summer. I read the first three, and IV has been on my shelf for a while now. It takes me so long to get through a book now...
__________________
UberBeaver is offline  
Old 01-01-2008, 01:21 PM   #290
LMP
Blue Crack Supplier
 
LMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 37,609
Local Time: 07:29 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by UberBeaver


Totally. I love that book. They were supposedly making a movie of it with Will Ferrell...I wonder whatever happened to that. It's one of the funniest and quirkiest books I've ever read.

I finished Portnoy and moved on to Chuck Klosterman IV. I'm on the U2 section now.
http://www.cracked.com/article_15072...er-killed.html

It should be on there at #1.
__________________
LMP is offline  
Old 01-01-2008, 02:02 PM   #291
Blue Crack Supplier
 
No spoken words's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Where do YOU live?
Posts: 43,241
Local Time: 05:29 AM
I wish I understood the appeal of Klosterman in book form.
__________________
No spoken words is offline  
Old 01-01-2008, 08:54 PM   #292
Blue Crack Addict
 
onebloodonelife's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 15,106
Local Time: 08:29 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by LemonMacPhisto
Right now I'm reading 'Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs' by Chuck Klosterman
Nice! One of my favorite books.
__________________
onebloodonelife is offline  
Old 01-01-2008, 10:03 PM   #293
Breakdancing Soul Pilgrim
 
UberBeaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: the most serious...douch hammer ever
Posts: 20,318
Local Time: 08:29 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by No spoken words
I wish I understood the appeal of Klosterman in book form.
He seems like a guy I'd like to sit and drink and debate stupid shit with.
__________________
UberBeaver is offline  
Old 01-02-2008, 02:42 AM   #294
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Saracene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia, some time after tea
Posts: 6,325
Local Time: 01:29 PM
I'm reading Neil Gaiman's collections of short stories. He's got some warped imagination; I can't look at Snow White and Narnia stories in quite the same way after "Snow, Glass, Apples" and "The Problem of Susan",
__________________
Saracene is offline  
Old 01-03-2008, 06:47 AM   #295
Jesus Online
 
Angela Harlem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: a glass castle
Posts: 30,163
Local Time: 12:29 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by bonosgirl84
I am currently reading "Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression."
I still plan on one day finishing that delightful little book of virtues you sent me all those years ago... Once I stop feeling so venomously offended!!



I have so many new books at the moment that I think I might have died a while ago and could actually be in heaven. I'm taking a complete and real break from uni in about 3 months and will have some time (hopefully) to indulge in about 14 new books I have picked up (while shopping for others, naturally) and that others have kindly donated to the Keep Anna's Brain Ticking Fund. Books. Honestly. They're my porn. Followed by movies. Give me a lovely new book (or old), and I'm like a dog being scratched on the belly.

__________________
<a href=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/angelaharlem/thPaul_Roos28.jpg target=_blank>http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...aul_Roos28.jpg</a>
Angela Harlem is offline  
Old 01-03-2008, 12:14 PM   #296
Neon Zebra
 
beegee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: southern nevada
Posts: 10,590
Local Time: 05:29 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Angela Harlem
I still plan on one day finishing that delightful little book of virtues you sent me all those years ago... Once I stop feeling so venomously offended!!


I'd forgotten all about that!
__________________
beegee is offline  
Old 01-03-2008, 12:18 PM   #297
Blue Crack Addict
 
Dalton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Little hand says it's time to rock and roll.
Posts: 15,147
Local Time: 09:29 AM
I just finished The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene. God, I wish my name was Graham Greene.


Alliteration FTW
__________________
Dalton is offline  
Old 01-03-2008, 12:50 PM   #298
Blue Crack Supplier
 
No spoken words's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Where do YOU live?
Posts: 43,241
Local Time: 05:29 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by UberBeaver


He seems like a guy I'd like to sit and drink and debate stupid shit with.
I agree, but I can't read a few hundred page worth of his stuff. There are just too many other books I want to get to.
__________________
No spoken words is offline  
Old 01-03-2008, 01:59 PM   #299
Blue Crack Distributor
 
VintagePunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In a dry and waterless place
Posts: 55,732
Local Time: 08:29 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Saracene
I'm reading Neil Gaiman's collections of short stories. He's got some warped imagination; I can't look at Snow White and Narnia stories in quite the same way after "Snow, Glass, Apples" and "The Problem of Susan",
I've read that collection; it was good. As a rule I don't enjoy short stories all that much, but I enjoyed both Gaiman collections I've read.
__________________
VintagePunk is offline  
Old 01-03-2008, 02:00 PM   #300
Blue Crack Supplier
 
No spoken words's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Where do YOU live?
Posts: 43,241
Local Time: 05:29 AM
VP, have you read Gaiman's Sandman Graphic Novels?
__________________

__________________
No spoken words is offline  
 

Tags
books, reading

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com