What books are u currently reading

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    'The Silence of Animals' - John Gray

    "Humanity is a fiction composed from billions of individuals for each of whom life is singular and finite"
     
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    Yeah, I'm reading one his newer novels. The main character/narrator is a teenage chick who is writing/tweeting from hell.. :confused: I'm not sure how much more i can take, or if i'll be able to finish reading this... :anhero:
     
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    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot - A.E. Waite
    ^It came in a set with some tarot cards. The book is difficult to understand if one has not been initiated in the Higher Mysteries.

    Game of Thrones Series.

    Enjoyable fare.
     
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    Probably his second best book after The Bros. K. It's also incredibly fucking eerie how he dead on he was about the horrors the progress of the communist revolution would bring about-- i.e "Shigalovism".


    I am re-read

    Imwesten.

    Because it has been years. Not in German tho, because I am a pleb :negative:

    I just posted the German title because I like it better, and it seems like an intentional allusion to western society as a whole.
     
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    Haven't read brothers K. yet. But yeah, this is his best book I've read so far.
     
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    It's about the myth of progress. Even though history has been a series of absurdities, cruelties and horrors, most people keep the delusion that the future can be better than the past. In this sense, secular humanists are no better than the believers they denounce.
    In actuality, we're a bloodthirsty plague species who are on the brink of population decline, and the only choice we have is which fiction to believe today.

    It's nothing too surprising for the average ediot, but Gray expresses it beautifully.
     
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    Just got this in the mail today. Yes I know it's a comic but I didn't know where to put it.
     
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    oh fuck yeah

    put that anywhhere you want to bby

    that is some great shit
     
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    fuck it, comics absolutely count.
     
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    It's fucking great. I want more!
     
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    the tommyknockers - stephen king
     
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    One of my kids required reading books, I actually like it.

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    ...also found this in the bookbag?..... WTF?
    said a book report was due on it.

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    This is a very important book. In the case of this being the point of culmination in our civilization's cycle before the fall to the fire of transformation and renewal in the start of a new beginning, this book shows what humanity was going to and about to achieve in the year 2100 A.D.

    "Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100" (Michio Kaku)

    "Michio Kaku (Physics of the Impossible), a professor of physics at the CUNY Graduate Center, gathers ideas from more than 300 experts, (Nobel laureates) scientists, and researchers at the cutting edge of their fields, to offer a glimpse of what the next 100 years may bring. The predictions all conform to certain ground rules (e.g., "Prototypes of all technologies mentioned... already exist"), and some seem obvious (computer chips will continue to get faster and smaller). Others seem less far-fetched than they might have a decade ago: for instance, space tourism will be popular, especially once a permanent base is established on the moon. Other predictions may come true—downloading the Internet right into a pair of contact lenses—but whether they're desirable is another matter. Some of the predictions are familiar but still startling: robots will develop emotions by mid-century, and we will start merging mind and body with them. Despite the familiarity of many of the predictions to readers of popular science and science fiction, Kaku's book should capture the imagination of everyday readers."

    http://audiobookbay.cc/audio-books/physics-of-the-future-michio-kaku/

    Although Facebook is announcing that today is "Back To The Future Day," I meant to post this two days ago.

    It's worth the download.

    It would be interesting to base a fantasy story of the future based on all of our predictions and what we were meant to achieve, including the villainy and tyranny of the day and its own dark future it wanted to achieve, frozen into a myth of a new Atlantis that once nearly was. And how something that was kept in the dark from us finally caught up to us even after the defeat of the corporatocracy, by the unleashing of good will throughout the collective consciousness and breaking its own; Perhaps by the characters having journeyed to Mars and seeing the recordings of what eroded Mars in its pyramids, then learning of the trajectory, and of this object still being in the outer darkness about to enter the solar system due for Earth, leading to the end of the story and the count down to what ended the cycle and started the new one immediately amid the culmination of the plot.

    If saved into the next cycle, this book would be very valuable.
     
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    Currently reading the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. Pretty good advice, if you try it.
     
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    found an at least 50 year old (it had a price tag in an outdated form of Israeli currency) copy of this at the a bus stop
     
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    noice, i have a really old copy myself
    he is the angsta gangsta
    possibly one of the nicest persons ever
    if his writing can be trusted

    have you enjoyed his opinion on slavery
    it is a very interesting piece of literature

    anyways
    re-reading this
    GermanyAndTheCausesOfTheFirstWorldWar.
     
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    It doesn't mention slavery to any great extent.
     
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    I think slavery is only mentioned once in this book as a metaphor for something else.
    In any case, it's good to remember context and that slavery in those times is very different than slavery as we view it today. Although slaves taken in war were common, slavery in itself was not race based and was so commonplace it was virtually a form of currency. If you owed someone money and couldn't pay you could offer to be his slave for a few years to settle the debt.
     
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    Got this for Christmas:
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    It's a book full of crime photos taken between the 1910's and the 1940's with commentary from the officer that collected the photos. I've been reading through it since I first got it, I can't get enough of it.
     
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    found this at a bus stop
     
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    Just finished: Misery by Stephen King (re-read), American Psycho by Brent Easton Ellis.

    Working through: Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson. Not a bad biography, basically reaffirms that he was a perfectionist control freak asshole, but instead of being an edf2 user he used his skills to save the world from have to use two mouse buttons. I almost at the part where he dies. Oops, spoiler alert.


    Next: H.P. Lovecraft short story collection i got for Christmas.
     
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    read glamorama in jail
    found it highly disquieting
    they'll stock anything in american county jails
     
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    btw decided to read this out of morbid curiosity
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    and it's garbage
    the tagline should be "22 year old /b/tards give you retardedly obvious instructions on how to be a conformist"
    It's poorly written, repetitive (one section is literally just a massive copy/paste from earlier in the book) and everything in it is either as shallow as self help books can get or simply bad advice. the book seriously explains things like brushing your teeth and gives you fitness and fashion advice from people who clearly know nothing about either. the book can be summed up in: "get a job, wear what everyone is wearing, do what everyone else is doing, stay in shape, get laid, eat food and try desperately to fit in so that maybe you'll be happy". not that it's bad advice for most people to not ruin their live by being a perpetual living parody of rebellion against society, but to read it spelled out by 3, self important faggots who feel superior enough because they know how to shower as to write a book telling others about it is vomit inducing. this is a text document of literal garbage.
     
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    Showering and brushing your teeth counts as being cultured? Fantastic, I'm scrubbing all this dead skin off and brushing my stumps and then it's off to the opera.
     
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    Finished reading a collection of selected poems by Robert Frost.

    He is definitely one of my favorite poets.

    "I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference."
     
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