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May 3rd, 2003 02:30 PM
kellychaos
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Originally Posted by Grazzt
Why don't we combine the two and have Robinson Jerusalem?

And his boy Frtiz ... stuck on a desert island with no comforts from home ... I'm babblin' ... whateva :/
May 1st, 2003 07:48 PM
Grazzt Why don't we combine the two and have Robinson Jerusalem?

May 1st, 2003 06:50 PM
Protoclown I suggest some Spider Jerusalem.
May 1st, 2003 03:27 PM
Grazzt I suggest some Fritz Leiber, Michael Moorcock and Spider Robinson.
May 1st, 2003 01:48 PM
kellychaos K ... So I read this:

I Married A Communist by Philip Roth
this is about a radio show communist who is black listed in the mccarthy era. it's a good portrait of american society and paranoia during the 50's. it's a fiction, but the setting is all too real and rather poignant considering the state of things in our country right now.

... and liked it. I liked the way Ira's tiwisted character was seen through the point of view of both Murray and Nathan. I also liked the "behind the scenes" view of the movement as opposed to the communist threat painted by the usual media terrorists. It's kind of scary how much influence the media and government had at the time ... and still does to some degree. 8-) I was kind of wondering whether the Ira character was supposed to be a metaphor for one person (or many people). Interesting nonetheless. Thank you.

Now ... have you read any of my picks? ... hmmm.
Apr 23rd, 2003 12:47 PM
kellychaos
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Originally Posted by glowbelly
i wasn't aware that part of kelly's job was to inform his fellow employees what he was reading for his own enjoyment that week.
Of course it is. In our discussion group, we try to fit it in between "Belching For Volume" and "Comparing Weenie Sizes".
Apr 23rd, 2003 12:12 PM
glowbelly i wasn't aware that part of kelly's job was to inform his fellow employees what he was reading for his own enjoyment that week.
Apr 22nd, 2003 07:02 PM
FS Why. You is one o'them book-readin types, aintcher?
Apr 22nd, 2003 02:34 PM
kellychaos
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Originally Posted by glowbelly
oh yeah. i forgot that it's not "cool" to do things that your friends would make fun of you for. my bad.
Not exactly high school ... but in the "blue collar" job I work, it might as well be. These guys are smart but smart in a different way. I see no advantage to my airing my literary laundry. I like my balls and would rather not take them home with me in a bag from work. And so, if I DO end up reading that particular novel, it will not be known to them.
Apr 22nd, 2003 10:47 AM
glowbelly oh yeah. i forgot that it's not "cool" to do things that your friends would make fun of you for. my bad.
Apr 21st, 2003 04:56 PM
FS Glowbelly, REALLY. They'd have his reputation for breakfast, they would! Why, mind yer manners, young lady. :shame
Apr 21st, 2003 01:40 PM
glowbelly why don't you just tell them that you're reading 5 books that someone suggested to you and she's reading 5 books that you suggested to her?

hrmmmm?
Apr 21st, 2003 12:56 PM
kellychaos
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Originally Posted by glowbelly
chickenshits. why wouldn't you read it? afraid you might like it?
Nah ... guilty pleasure doesn't scare me ... explaining it to my friends does, though.
Apr 21st, 2003 10:33 AM
glowbelly chickenshits. why wouldn't you read it? afraid you might like it?
Apr 19th, 2003 12:32 PM
kellychaos Okay! Okay! Honesty got the better of me, Glow. I probably will NOT read Jane Eyre. The remainder of your suggestions looked interesting, though. I just couldn't live with the guilt on my conscience. Feel free to cross one of the books off of my suggested list. No need for you to feel to feel obligated.
Apr 18th, 2003 10:25 PM
Krythor You have a way with describing books, it seems. The first three particularly interest me, I'll start from the top down (excluding Jane Eyre ) Also, I have no problem with big books, I breeze through the first few hundred pages with ease, I put an insane amount of dedication into the first day of reading because you can't really begin to judge how good a book is until at least 200 pages in, and then if it's a halfway decent book, the pacing and plot development is entertaining enough to keep me hooked.
Apr 18th, 2003 02:09 PM
ShanghaiOrange Analysing books in school is the most useless thing you can do.

Catch 22 is even better the second time.
Apr 18th, 2003 12:36 PM
Les Waste Oh God. I had to read Jane Eyre for AP English back in High School. I hated that book so much. Maybe I would have liked it better if I was reading it for fun instead of for school, but I doubt it. It easily could have been half as long without compromising the story at all.

And I started the Catch-22 thread because there wasn't already one. And because it really is the best book ever which is why everyone talks about it.
Apr 18th, 2003 10:08 AM
glowbelly do you have something to say about books?

no?

then may i suggest you shut up.

as for johannas, i don't have the slightest clue who you are, but it's kinda nice to have a semi-anonymous internet stalker again.
Apr 17th, 2003 08:58 PM
SisterOFMercy you both need to wash out your mouths..you filthy pigs..
Apr 17th, 2003 08:57 PM
Johannas Be nice to Glowbelly, you fag!
Apr 17th, 2003 04:13 PM
glowbelly who the fuck are you talking to and what's with the tone?
Apr 17th, 2003 03:49 PM
SisterOFMercy piss off you slagger..
Apr 14th, 2003 02:42 PM
glowbelly deal, but first i have to read my two new harlan ellison books.
Apr 14th, 2003 02:01 PM
kellychaos I'll try to read your list if you try to read mine:

Look Back All the Green Valley: A Novel
by Fred Chappell


http://www.picadorusa.com/picador/lookback.html


The Solitaire Mystery
A Novel About Family and Destiny
By Jostein Gaarder


http://www.readinggroupguides.com/gu...re_mystery.asp


Stranger In A Strange Land
By Robert Heinlein


http://www.wegrokit.com/siasl.htm


Prey by Michael Crichton

http://members.aol.com/sfandfbookclub/prey_crichton.htm


On A Pale Horse by Piers Anthony

http://www.consumerhelpweb.com/books/bphorse.htm
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