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“Nightwork” Christine Shutt - 6/10
“Well” Mathew McIntosh - 8/10
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“The Passion According To G.H.” - Clarice Lispector 7/10. Feels like reading something in between Thomas Bernhard and Sartre. I think I prefer her to either.
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“Almanac Of The Dead” - Leslie Marmon Silko 8.8/10

Would make a great miniseries.
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Morning Star - Brown
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I started reading “Nova” by Samuel Delaney. There are characters in it who talk like Yoda. This was published nine years before Star Wars was in theaters.

EDIT: there’s also a poison tooth, but “Dune” predates this by a few years
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“Vanishing Point” - David Markson

For some reason I enjoyed this much more than “This Is Not A Novel” even though they are virtually identical. Maybe because this one is more obviously a meditation on death.
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“A Brief History Of Seven Killings” - Marlon James 8.8/10

“Jesus’ Son” - Denis Johnson 7.7/10

I’m thinking of doing nonfiction November

I have in mind: “And The Band Played On”, “Fear And Loathing On The Campaign Trail 72” and “Fight…” ( Eugene Robinson)

Not sure if I’ll get through all three as there’s other odds and ends I’m trying to finish plus “The Recognitions”
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“And The Band Played On” - Randy Shilts 9/10
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I started Eugene Robinson’s “Fight…” book. It’s fun but kind of feels like one of TNBW’s tall tales.
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cxwx wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 4:51 am “Johnny Got His Gun” - Dalton Trumbo 10/10
still one of my favorite books.
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pooptastik wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:08 pm
cxwx wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 4:51 am “Johnny Got His Gun” - Dalton Trumbo 10/10
still one of my favorite books.
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I don’t think I’ve read anything more suffocating.
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"The Mongolian Conspiracy" - Rafeal Bernal 8/10
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“The Trees” - Percival Everett 8.8/10
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“Lord Of Dark Places” - Hal Bennett 9/10
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“Cyclonopedia” - Reza Negarestani ???/10

What the fuck did I just read. A farce in the form of H.P. Lovecrafts Necronomicon reconstructed as a fake academic thesis. Or something like that, I guess.
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"The Earlie King And The Kid In Yellow" - Danny Denton 10/10

One of the best things I've read all year
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this might be above my reading level
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"Tenth Of December" - George Saunders 9/10

Shout out to Alters Of Radness for singing this guys praise if you're still lurking the board.
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“Magnetic Field(s) - Ron Loewinsohn 9/10
Reads like a more focused DFW

“Phantoms” - Dean Koontz 7/10
This was mentioned in “Cyclonopedia” I recently read which is the only reason I decided to check it out. Was better than his usually schlock. The concept of a life form that is a mimic being able to absorb the collective intelligence and evil of humanity was interesting. This got made into a movie with Ben Affleck and Rose McGowan that is the epitome of late 90’s early 2000’s garbage.
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The Myth of the Spoiled Child

If you ever find yourself making a grouchy comment about participation trophies, you're a boomer
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“If It Bleeds” - Stephen King 7/10
“Pastoralia” - George Saunders 8.5/10
“Ice” - Anna Kavan 8.5/10
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Hyperion

Been a long time. Trying to trick my brain into reading books again. I guess Dan Simmons sucks now. I don't know much about it.
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I'm trying to get through Satantango before I (possibly) subject myself to a seven hour long movie. It's under 300 pages but feels like ten thousand.
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“Perfume” - Patrick Suskind 9.5/10
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fall of hyperion
very long
i cut my hand at work and just let it drip on my desk during a conference call -copstache
probably some punk broth - tvbfvs
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