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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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    Got it for xmas from my brother I rarely speak to, haven't gotten too far because I have been drinking too much lately.
     
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    GRE prep books :<
     
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    That's the Trainspotting book, right?
     
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    Supposed sequel, apparently there is a second film coming out next year.... my son told me that, bad sign?
     
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    very well written
     
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    30 page thread about books? On EDF2? What's next, are you all going to speak in Old English and argue about how great that Opera last night was? fgts.
    Anyways, I'm reading some of Aristophanes' plays. I tried to read the Republic by Plato a few months ago, but I only finished the first chapter/book (which is about 60 pages each iirc) because it's pretty tiring to read, you have to reread paragraphs and backtrack, maybe it's because I'm a slow reader, but still an interesting book if you have patience. I think I read an abridged version a long time ago, but I don't really remember. I'll probably pick it up at another time.
     
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    new book.
    Thought I would read some non fiction for a change
     
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    A promising idea gives way to turgid nonsense with a twist ending you could see coming a fucking mile away. If you use it as a flipbook you can see an animation of the author sucking his own cock.
     
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    Just finished it and I have to say, it was pretty crazy and i didn't want to stop reading it. there were some pretty funny scenes that got me cracking up but what was up with the confetti everywhere and every room being freezing cold all the time?

    "The better you look, the more you see."

    we'll slide down the surface of things.
     
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    Johnny Rotten's last autobiography. Started off decent, then got boring, didn't finish.
     

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