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Discussion in 'Art & Literature' started by AtroposHeart, Jun 18, 2013.
comics : batman court of owls
books : games people play by eric berne
Dune by frank herbert
the will to keep winning by daigo
rereading : the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
manga : i dunno im not interested in anything rn
I'm having a lot of fun reading Starship Troopers, my copy of the Foundation trilogy by Isaac Asimov came by too.
After reading Blood Meridian and American Terrorist, I think need some antidepressants, especially anything made by Cormac Mccarthy.
I found and old playboy magazine under my bed from 1990 with robin givens on it. Reading that while I wait for for the biography on chesty puller ( Chesty: The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller) to come in
i am currently reading a small title most people dont know about, its called JoJo's bizarre Adventure, Stone ocean. Its by Hirohiko Araki. If your a man of true culture, check it out
In Chapter 10 and 11, The main protagonist loses his first 2 battle buddies, his mom dies and his acting Lieutenant gets killed saving him during a combat mission. : ( : (
Rereading Blood Meridian again.
Besides No Country For Old Men and The Road which I'm interested in reading in the future, would Child of God be a lot like those two? Anyone ever read it?
I'm reading Prador Moon by Neal Asher after The Dom recommended the Polity series
"Shines the name, shines the name of Rodger Young."
I didn't know the little songs each ships play before launch were actual songs.
And that concludes Starship Troopers for me, that was a lot of fun reading.
Just finished up a short story anthology called "Salt Winds and Gobi Dust". In nonfiction, I recently finished a book of collected letters from a long-dead State Prosecutor of the defunct South African Republic.
I am reading Arguably. A collection of Christopher Hitchens' published essays. Its really interesting and despite the sometimes pretentious tone he takes it is surprisingly easy to get through and pretty funny in places. MRA's will jizz themselves when they get to the essay on why women arent funny.
Ghosts of Onyx, a Halo novel about the Spartan III program (a classification of super soldiers) where the protagonists start using war orphans (age 5 to 9 years) as test subjects to become super soldiers. You get that vibe while reading the whole thing as "This is an incredibly shit decision, and if the situation were any less serious we wouldn't be doing it. But, it is that bad, so we're stuck" and "If Hell exists, we're all definitely going to be roasting for eternity, 'military necessity' be damned."
I'm reading The Diana Conspiracy Exposed by Martyn Gregory. It's an interesting read so far, but I have to say: that Dodi Fayed guy who Diana was hooking up with sounds like he was an annoying spoiled cunt and he comes off very badly in this book. He seems like he was a loser who was bad at everything that his dad set him up for and I'm amazed this guy was able to date Diana.
"At the Mountains of Madness" by H. P. Lovecraft. There is a great sense of dread by it, and the Old Ones are fascinating.
Spoiler: Writer sperging ahoy
I really wanted to love it; some of the author's word choices are very creative and I envy the phrases, but the weird first time-quicky-sex scene in the storage closet of an autopsy room filled with pickled organs, an airbourne plague that has killed people close to the protag, and friend of love interest dying mere inches away due to said plague made me feel like the author started strong but took writing advice from bad fanfics somewhere along the way in terms of characterization for the protag.
Ian Fleming, Ohmss.
Like all of Flemings books, absolute killer. I just love how Bond is different from the movies.
If you like Bond, read the books. If you try to quit either smoking or drinking, dont read the books.
I travel by Amtrak a lot (24hr + trips) and love books like this to add to my pass the time reading list.
I never got the Dodi and Diana thing.
However, for the bad he was, he at least treated her a bit better than her spoiled cunt of a husband.
If you ever want a fun, gossip royals read...The Royals by Kitty Kelley.
Do you like reading about interesting royals?
What I'm currently reading...
Working my way through Nelson DeMille's books.
They are beautifully politically incorrect adventure/ suspense /crime novels that you can get totally lost in.
Today I just finished Night Fall which includes TWA flight 800, the 93 WTC bombing and the eventual collapse of the Twin Towers.
In a rather coherent and believable way.
Ooh, thanks for the recommendation. I love royal gossip. I'm coming into the Princess Diana thing as an outsider who barely knows anything about her, so reading about Dodi for the first time, he comes off as such an asshole in the beginning of this book. Especially if he took his model girlfriend with him on vacation and then left her to go off and cheat on her with Diana. WTF.
I'm reading The Princes in the Tower. Did Richard III have them killed? Probably, I haven't finished it yet.
I love it too.
It passes the time on a trip, a whole other world which no matter how much I read will never understand and makes you go WTF more than once.
Spoiler: Royal Sperging
Like I said...I never got the Dodi and Diana thing.
She did seem to like "bad boys" or men she knew would piss off "The Firm" (The Royal fam). So maybe that's why she hooked up with him.
Plus she didn't really have any relationship experience outside of Charles who started showing her attention at 16.
Diana wasn't perfect but Charles is a real spoiled sack of shit that took advantage of a sheltered teenager. And he certainly knew what a shit childhood she had, he dated her older sister and Diana was even born on QE2's Sandringham estate.
You will love Kitty Kelley!
In recent years, quite a bit of what she put into that book has been proven true.
The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown is also good, she knew Diana.
Queen Victoria is also interesting.
In her marriage to Albert, she was quite open (for Victorian times. She even proposed to him) about how much she loved sex with him but HATED the outcome...pregnancy and 9 children.
Her relationship with John Brown is equally if not more interesting...she was buried with a lock of his hair, his picture and his mother's wedding ring which he gave her in the 1880's.
It's a pity so much of her adult (she kept a daily diary from 13 till her death at 81)diaries were destroyed by her daughter after her death.
And all traces of Brown were totally erased.
Victorias daughter Princess Louise is also very interesting.
Supposedly she had affairs starting in her teen years, got it on with her sculpture teacher and shocking for the time...married a commoner.
Windsor Castle (the royal archives) still refuses to release most of her papers and diaries 7 decades after her death.
And this is an archive that let slip film of then Princess Elizabeth (now the Queen) and her mother (then the Queen) giving the Nazi salute at the direction of Edward VIII.