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    Probably Mark Twain's short story about Adam and...

    Probably Mark Twain's short story about Adam and Eve.
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    Poll: I just started writing with pen and paper after...

    I just started writing with pen and paper after using a manual typewriter for a long time. I love my typewriter and the clack-clack-clack-bing! but it limits me to only writing at home. While this...
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    Coyote Blue - Christopher Moore Me Talk Pretty...

    Coyote Blue - Christopher Moore
    Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
    Still Life With Woodpecker - Tom Robbins
    Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins
    Parts of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
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    How Often Do You Re-Read A Book?

    I didn't become an avid reader until a few years ago (in my mid-twenties). Since then I've been interested in reading as much fiction as I can and haven't bothered to read a novel a second time. ...
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    I am not enjoying Les Miserables very much. I...

    I am not enjoying Les Miserables very much. I have about three hundred pages to go. I know some may think it is blasphemy not to just love it but I hardly even like it. I like parts of it but...
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    I should finish Les Miserables before thinking...

    I should finish Les Miserables before thinking about anything else. I'd like to read Post Office by Charles Bukowski, The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, and All About Lulu by Jonathan Evison.
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    Nothing to distract you, as in internet...

    Nothing to distract you, as in internet discussion forums...? :)



    That's a good way to put it. I've only read it once (this year) and I don't understand why it is such a problem to read. I...
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    I own them. Usually copies from the thrift store...

    I own them. Usually copies from the thrift store or used book store. I write in them, and I love having them on my shelves.
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    I am a fan. I've read: Timbuktu The...

    I am a fan.

    I've read:

    Timbuktu
    The Brooklyn Follies
    Travels In The Scriptorium
    Moon Palace
    The New York Trilogy
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    I am through about 950 pages of Les Miserables. ...

    I am through about 950 pages of Les Miserables. It's good but at around 800 I had to take a break. I'm back at it again and plan to stick with it until I finish it.

    I also need to finish Against...
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    Off the top of my head and in no particular...

    Off the top of my head and in no particular order:

    1. The Bible, specifically much of the stories in the Old Testament and Paul letter's in the new.
    2. Underworld - Don DeLillo
    3. Searching For...
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    I read that Chuck himself says it is...

    I read that Chuck himself says it is "paul-uh-nick."
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    I appreciate "literature", as in stuff that gets...

    I appreciate "literature", as in stuff that gets me thinking and that really requires thought to decipher. Don DeLillo has been my favorite writer for a long time and the only writer of whom I've...
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    Poll: I will underline passages that I really like in...

    I will underline passages that I really like in novels. I usually don't write out my thoughts in the book, though. I usually have used/worn copies of novels so that I can do such things as write in...
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    I am currently reading As I Lay Dying. It's my...

    I am currently reading As I Lay Dying. It's my first novel by Faulkner. So far, I like very much. I'm about half way through it.
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    I have not read anything by Roth, although I have...

    I have not read anything by Roth, although I have Plot Against America sitting on my To Read shelf.

    DeLillo is the only writer for which I've read everything he's written. Some of his novels are...
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    I usually buy them second hand: *during used...

    I usually buy them second hand:
    *during used book store sales,
    *at thrift stores,
    *at library book sales,
    *with gift cards obtained at Christmas and birthdays,

    or I get them via BookMooch.
    ...
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    Fiction: Underworld - DeLillo White Noise -...

    Fiction:
    Underworld - DeLillo
    White Noise - DeLillo
    The Brothers K - David James Duncan
    The Catcher In The Rye - J.D. Salinger
    Ulysses - James Joyce

    Non-fiction:
    The Bible
    Across Painted...
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    Finished Ulysses. (I wondered if it would be one...

    Finished Ulysses. (I wondered if it would be one of those over-rated classic novels but no, sir, it was not. I loved it.)

    Started Sometimes A Great Notion by Ken Kesey.
  20. Thread: Dander

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    Dander

    My first finished fiction piece. Any critique -good or bad- is welcomed. Thanks. :)

    Dander

    “Hey Jag.”

    I kept turning the wrench and looked up. “Yeah.”

    “C’mere. Look at this.”
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    Poll: Library or Bookstore?

    I have been buying the books I read for about a year and a half now, usually used. If I end up not liking them I sell them or use BookMooch to get rid of them. Lately I've been thinking about...
  22. Thread: Jack Kerouac

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    I liked On The Road an awful lot.

    I liked On The Road an awful lot.
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    The only non-fiction I read is the Bible. ...

    The only non-fiction I read is the Bible. Besides that it's pretty much fiction for me.
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    The Raw Shark Texts - Steven Hall

    Did anyone here read it? What did you think?

    I thought it was pretty good. I expected less, I'll admit. It was reminiscent of Momento and other such books/movies but it was interesting and it...
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    The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks. I still...

    The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks. I still love it.
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