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    Rich
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    does anyone read, Bukoski, Kafka, Kerouc, Thompson, Steinbeck,

    Ohh god I hate my life

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    FlyingCloud
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    I had to read Kafka at school, so I see these books quite with a certain distance… :roll:
    Several years ago, when I was 20 or so, I read Kerouac & William S. Borroughs, which I found both cool, back then.

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    Rich
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    Do you still read today though, most people hate and despise it, where it has come to be the opposite with me. I hate and despise TV, with a passion

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    FlyingCloud
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    I’m neutral about TV, I don’t have one :)
    I don’t read as much as I want to, maybe in my next vacation…:roll:

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    Rich
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    thats the greatest thing about public transportation, i get like a hour reading time a day and it rocks

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    Annastefka
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    Rich, I had to say I love to read. It is now my favorite escape.
    We don’t have television here. I am now reading "The Journals of John Cheever" and am almost finished. I also had to read Kafka, my last year of High School and had to read Bukoski in College, I found both reads very Dry, but I was only 18 and 19 or so.

    I Love H.S. Thompson and the little Steinbeck I have read (2) I thought was nice. Robert Anton Wilson is very good.

    I wish everyone would turn away from television, way to babylon.

    My next book will be "The stories of John Cheever" I am on a Cheever roll.

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    Rich
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    nice, i need to check out Cheever, if you like H.S.T. you should check out a book called "Slow Learner" by thomas pynchon

    heres the first couple sentences of the a short story called "entropy" by pynchon

    "Downstairs, Meatball Mulligan’s lease-breaking party was moving into its 40th hour. On The kitchen floor, amid a litter of empty champagne fifths, were Sandor Rojas and three friends, playing spit in the ocean and staying awake on Heidseck, and benzedrine pills. In The living room Duke, Vincent, Krinkles and Paco sat crouched over a 15-inch speaker which had been bolted into the top of a wastepaper basket, listeninng to 27 watts’ worth of ‘The Heroes’ Gate At Kiev’. "

    right now im trying to get into James Joyce, im having a hard time, I gave up on "Finnegans Wake" which is almost impossible to read without 5 keys to teh book bye you, and ive moved on to "The Dubliners" which I am finding to be very boring, I guess Joyce isnt for everyone

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    Bucky Ramone
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    Loved Thomas Pynchon’s ‘Vineland’ 8)

    Tried to ‘get into’ James Joyce a couple of times, after a few tries with different books I decided that dB & JJ are not compatible… :roll:

    Currently reading: Paul Auster’s ‘Oracle Night’, great book! 8)

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    Rich
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    maybe i should take my friends advice, the only way to get into James Joyce, is to do mushrooms

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    crazycloud
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    holy shit how did you get that big ass avatar.. you must have some props. i love that movie …. i cant wait till rum diaries comes out.. i read all those authors… i also read more.. like Burroughs, Snyder, kobiashi Issa, … james joyce is tough. if you can get through that shit. you should be taking a college course and getting credit.. he is like a philosopher and shit.. great for us irish to put on the smoking jacket and peel one by the old electric heater vent. or to sound impressive at the local coffee house and fuck intelligent chicks.

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    Rich
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    I love in ON THE ROAD, Old Bull Lee the William S Burroughs character has the ugly painting or picture on his wall, and everyone asks him why he has it up there after seeing it, and he just replies because its the ugliest thing he’s ever seeen in his life,

    any HST avatar has to be bigger than avarage my friend

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    Anthony
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    "Rich" wrote:
    I hate and despise TV, with a passion

    "television, the drug of the nation breeding ignorance and feeding radiation" – michael franti

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    Bucky Ramone
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    "anthony" wrote:
    "Rich" wrote:
    I hate and despise TV, with a passion

    "television, the drug of the nation breeding ignorance and feeding radiation" – michael franti

    The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised,
    will not be televised, will not be televised.
    The revolution will be no re-run brothers;
    The revolution will be live.

    – Gill Scott-Heron

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    Rich
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    make my funk a p funk

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    aquapope
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    i wish i read more. the library is very far away from my home. i do read the bible a lot, as well as dickens and david sedaris. its weird cuz im not religious but i read the bible. its just an interesting read, if youre religious or not.

    also, i do own a tv, but theres only two reasons why:
    1. the daily show
    2. king of the hill

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