Favorite Book?

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  1. Doakes

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    Now I'm sure none of you read as much difficult, challenging literature as I do. I'm sure half of you "don't red buks" or enjoy Stephen King or James Patterson. But I want to know regardless of your lesser taste.
    My five favorite books are, in order:
    - Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
    - One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Hairuki Murakami
    - 2666 by Roberto Bolano
    - Blindness by Jose Saramago

    As you can tell, I have a preference for surreal and magical realism novels.
     
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    You're clearly the only one to believe it, too. Now what do you read, plebeian?
     
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    dr. david duke
     
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    I can't narrow down the list, but i.e. the last one which I enjoyed was River of Gods by Ian McDonald. Very good.

    Talking about magical realism, have you tried "The House of the Spirits", surprisingly one of the last I have read too, I quite liked it

    Usually I'm not very fond of Latino literature, although I concede that Borges and Cortazar are the shit.
    "Ficciones", "The Aleph" and "Historias de cronopios y de famas" are among my favorite short story collections
    And Rayuela it's amazing, altough it's like Joyce, there's no much sense in reading it translated, the original is already difficult enough
     
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    I've actually been questing around for The House of Spirits, I just haven't found it yet. It sounds amazing, and I want to read it soon.
    Believe it or not I've never read Joyce. I know I could, but right now I'm lost in the middle of Foster Wallace's (mediocre) Infinite Jest, and I don't want to start another challenge quite yet.
     
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    YouTube poops are not funny, they are just a series of interconnected clips with effects done on them. It's only funny if you don't have a proper sense of humor.
    What do you like to read?
     
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    immanuel kant's critique of pure reason ( and anything else similar), the bell curve, and the warriors series because talking cats are so kawaii, and im a weeaboo.
     
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    HoS is fine. In fact, all that Allende wrote afterward pale in comparision, or tries to emulate that first hit, and miserably fails in the attempt
    It's almost as she didn't wrote HoS, it's kinda weird

    I have tried Joyce, but it's almost impossible for me to get a tenth of the meat, even less with Finnegan's

    Next difficult parade is Pinchon, I think i'll try to start with Lot 49, and see

    But right now just started Jonathan Carrol's Glass Soup, way lighter... to much l33t reading can cause brain tumors
     
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    u MUST try Wittgenstein, but only austrian first editions, of course
     
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    I jumped into Gravity's Rainbow a couple months ago with no preparation and it's most definitely the most difficult book I've read. I'm not even a hundred pages in yet.
     
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    I took it from the library...and overwhelmed me a bit, that's why next time I'm gonna try a easier one to start
     
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    I enjoyed Atlas Shrugged. However, when I grow up I want to be just like Dirk Struan!
     
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    "Choose Your Own Adventures" Series

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    The Gormenghast series by Mervyn Peake.
    The Bas-Lag Cycle by China Mieville.
    Anything and everything by Kafka.

    As for philosophy:

    Hume & Locke all the way.
     
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    1984, I know it's very cliché.
     
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    I think a lot of the people on this forum would like The Turner Diaries.
     
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    I hate smart people books.

    Well, except the ones that touch my heart or teach me important lessons.
     
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    Hunter, maybe, but that? I hate guro and torture. Racism is A-OK for me.
     
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    I said it's okay, not good. Pierce was a lol though.

    brb, wikipedia
     
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    I'll try to find it. Wait, did Borders go out of business? I'll have to go to Barnes&Noble or something... : ((
     
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    The only real bookstore in my area is for adults.
     
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    Ha. No, I'm just not into smut. It's sick.

    I can drive out to Temecula for a little bookshop, but I don't know if I'll find it. It's really small.
     
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    No, I'm Emily's age (I think).

    I do have a credit card, but I've never bought anything OTI. I could try.
     
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    Alright.
     
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    The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
     
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    The Bible, then?