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  1. Demiurge

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    Nope, it's called Non-philosophy. Don't make me textwall you into next week.
     
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    Philosophy aims to describe and define the "real", while non-philosophy doesn't, it just analyzes the core "assemblages" present in philosophical structures. You can think of it as not the negation of philosophy or a branch of it, but philosophy without a postulate. Related, but distinct.

    Seeing as this is just a thread about books, this as far as I'll derail the convo.
     
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    Good man.

    I'm still getting started on the Three Musketeers. The introduction was a bore and I kept putting the book down.
     
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    It's a really interesting book by him, more for the fact that it's one of the few pre-prison works he did that got any critical acclaim. It's also his first book, and caused the literary critic Vissarion Belinsky to declare D to be the new Gogol.

    I'm almost done with King Lear, personally. Still slugging away at the complete works of Shaka-Spear.
     
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    After reading news about sexbot, i got into the A.I stuffs and found this.
     
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    "Getting to Know Hamas" by Shlomi Eldar.

    Nice book, not too well written. The problem with books written by historians and journalists is that they are all so involved with their subject they don't understand their reader's knowladge isn't as in-depth as their own. The books end up being a mish-mash of obscure names, dates and events. Could have used more help from an editor.

    Still, not a bad book.
     
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    Currently reading 'Of Mice and Men' and 'C'est pas moi, je le jure!' for school. I actually like them quite a bit. 'C'est pas moi, je le jure!' is about a fucked up ten years old who miss his mom a lot, so he does the reasonable thing any Quebecker would do and vandalises his neighbor's house.
     
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    Seeing as it's now October (or Spookytime as I call it), I'll be rereading this:
    houseofleaves.
    I highly recommend this one if you're a horror fan. The main story is about a family that moves into a house that has a door that leads to a massive system of tunnels and stairs. Most of the horror is achieved through impossible descriptions of the architecture and the psychology of the people who explore it. It's a surprisingly quick 600 pages, mainly since the author messes around with page layouts for most of the book.

    My main criticisms are that the meta-story it has kind of gets in the way and the experimentation approaches a self-indulgent level at times. The main plot gets interrupted regularly by this 2edgy story about the book's fictitious editor. Most of the details in it have nothing to do with the rest of the book and read like a bad alternate reality game.

    Other than that though, I couldn't put it down when I first read it. Four dicks out of five!

    :dong::dong::dong::dong:
     
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    It's interesting but it tries a bit too hard.

    I've already expressed my opinion on this.
     
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    I just ordered this after reading your post. I didn't really play Assassins Creed, but Hassan has always interested me.


    I just finished Macbeth, on the heels of Hamlet. I might be gettin Shakespeared out. I never really cared for the comedies, and I find the histories dry, although Caesar was good, but I've never really been terribly interested in the English.
     
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    Trying to find a good ghost story collection for this October; ghost stories are a favorite of mine.
     
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    Expect to be bored to tears and expect to contemplate getting drunk instead of finishing this book.
     
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    The worst part of Dickens is he was paid by the word. It shows. A lot. The good passages are hard to salvage from the general wreck of overly gratuitous prolixity that are his books.
     
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    Well update on this one, I finished both books. 'C'est pas moi, je le jure!' ending is one of the most confusing I've ever had to read (thankfully I managed to figure it out) and 'Of Mice and Men' made me almost cry like a bitch. Seriously, I finished this in class and I was about to cry in class.

    Probably reading 'The Stranger' next in french (love that book). And in English I am going to read 'Animal Farm'. Aka, two books I already read.

    If you wonder why I am bothering posting this here, it's because I am procrastinating on my English work.
     
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