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JGirlP

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haha it's all good Tommy...

Hey Deeeeeeeestrrooooooo...

is "blue jays" a reference to what crappy grade one teachers used to do to us in school? My grade one teacher put us in reading groups, Cardinals (good students), Blue Jays (average) and Robins (the stupid ones). Not my definitions, but hers. She was really really really mean. I disliked her immensely. I hated going to school. I was pushed between Blue Jays and Cardinals though, she wasn't really sure about me. haha I was the best in class at spelling though. Anyone else have a similar experience?

oh um...and this relates to Techno because I was growing up in Windsor at the time and it was um...1979 and Electrifying Mojo was just entering school at U of M. :D

haha

J
 

BigBadBaldy

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oddbox: Cool, I'll try and pick up "Lolita" at a used bookstore.

Hal-9000 is right, "Future Shock" was a heavy influence on the early techno pioneers. I remember it being discussed in Dan Sicko's book "Techno Rebels". (Which is an OK read as well, especially for people who aren't that familiar with the evolution of techno; techno-intelligensia might be bored.)

erk: Not to be a corrector, but the Dick book is titled "The Man In The High Castle". Had to let you know, as he's my favourite author. ;)

..and tommysmalls, don't dissuade people from reading the "VALIS" trilogy. :mad:

BBB.

:)
 

tommysmalls

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Originally posted by BigBadBaldy
..and tommysmalls, don't dissuade people from reading the "VALIS" trilogy. :mad:
...caution....head-trip.....madness.....these are hardly dissuading words to the freaks in this room :cool:
 

ian

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Originally posted by ~atp~
Bertrand Russell - "Why I am not a Christian"

Well-written. :)
I'm planing on re-reading CS Lewis - "Mere Christianity"

Also Well-written :)

-ian g.
 

seeker

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<snickers at BBB and tommysmalls>I was going to make that correction too (re: 'The Man In The High Castle'). And I'm definitely intrested in 'Valis' now...

I've also had 'Future Shock' on my bookshelf for a year or so now, but still haven't read it. Another to tack on to the list...
 
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The Kid

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Recently read... Porno (Irvine W.)... The Great Shark Hunt: Gonzo Papers Vol.1 (Hunter S.)... David Copperfield (Dickens)
 

erk

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Originally posted by BigBadBaldy
erk: Not to be a corrector, but the Dick book is titled "The Man In The High Castle". Had to let you know, as he's my favourite author. ;)BBB.

:)
You're right. I looked at the cover the next day on the bus and said, "Ooops." Got a little further. Still good fun.
Yeah, "1984" & "Brave New World" are true classics in my mind. Hell, You might as well throw in "Farenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury.
 

derek

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i've read valis, and pretty much every other phillip k dick novel. i like ubik alot.

currently read in the last few months

the hiram key - christorpther Knight & robert lomas
genesis revisted - zecheria sitchin :eek:
euclid's window - leonard mlodinow
slaughter - house five - kurt vonnegut ( i've read a few of his books, this is my fav now)
a storm of swords - george rr martin (book 3) good fantasy novel

hey BBB what's diaspora about; sounds famaliar to me.

cheers,

derek
 
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ian

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Valis will blow your mind.

Shortly after reading it, I received a small cloth fish in an envelope mailed to my address and atention, with a Toronto postmark (I lived in London at the time). There was no return address. I had mentioned to no one that I was reading the novel that I recall. To anyone who has read the book, yes, that *is* a chill you feel up your spine right now.

-ian g.
 
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Tech_Head_Rob

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books i've read in the past 3 weeks (i was in the hospital, i'm not regularly such a bookworm.)

Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Shampoo Planet by Douglas Copeland
Native Son by Richard Wright
The Winter's Tale by Shakespeare
The Tempest by Shakespeare

this summer i plan to browse through my 'North Anthology of English Literature vol 1. & 2' and read through the greats. being an Eng Lit student has made me a literary snob.... it takes a lot for a book to please me thesedays.
 

jeffpayne

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been reading ' Adventures in Wonderland ' for months now. Good book but I havent' picked it up for weeks now. :confused:

To much reading for school now I guess.
 

Scorched Earth

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Hmmm.... what have I read in the past two months?

Clive Barker - The Damnation Game

He is such an amazing author, I highly recommend his fiction for anyone who likes horror/fantasy novels!

Michael Moore - Stupid White Men

Excellent book. Says some things that everyone in the USA needs to read!

And I am finally reading the LOTR trilogy. I am still quite the bookworm, but for some reason, I haven't read those three. Read Fellowship and have The Two Towers and Return of the King ready to go!

Cheers,

Jake
 

BigBadBaldy

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Originally posted by Scorched Earth
Clive Barker - The Damnation Game
Great book. It also reminds me that I meant to recommend his "Books of Blood" series. Some of the best short horror fiction I have ever read.
 
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Scorched Earth

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Great book. It also reminds me that I meant to recommend his "Books of Blood" series. Some of the best short horror fiction I have ever read.
YES! The Books of Blood were brilliant. Excellent horror fiction. Barker doesn't write as much pure horror as he used to, now he mixes it up with some fantasy elements in his novels. Although the gore is ever present.

Cheers,

Jake
 
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derek

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i recommend weave world & imajica; two of my fav barker books next the the books of blood series.

BBB i check out the diaspora website; definetly up my alley. think i'll be pickin' it up soon.

peace,

derek
 

erk

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Clive Barker's "Weave World" was an interesting read. Had to find it in a used bookstore. Couldn't find it new anywhere unless they all lied to me about not being able to get it. Perhaps a rarity.
 

Destro Sanchez

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techno book club- Part two!

....so since we last had our little book club....

Ive finished the wind up bird chronicles.

what a surreal book.

my manager here reads military/combat sci fi....i've never really read that stuff, so he recommended Hymm Before Battle by John Ringo.

well....lets just say I don't like military sci fi (after trying it out)

too much SOCOM, ACS, RAF, GI, military lingo.

Finished 'Rule of The Bone'.
Amazing read in the first person....best i read since catcher in the rye.

Finally picked up Neuromancer.
On the last pages now...nother classic. I see where Villa Straylight (polaris records) gets his name from ;) nice.

I'm about to start 'A Wrinkle In Time'. (no, I'm not making a wormhole, it's a book title ;))

Just one of those books I never read as a kid...but know that I should read someday (how bout today?)

Doonesbury. I read it everyday in the papers, or at www.ucomics.com
....at least one american knows what their country is doing around the world. (gary trudeau)

I still have Snowcrash and Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson sitting on the back burner, waiting for them to be read....someday soon.

:)

Destro
 
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tommysmalls

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i was just reading some 'nausea' by jean-paul sartre when i was in nyc, but i'm going to give that a break for awhile

i'm currently reading:

-'Voltaire's Bastards' by john ralston saul
-'The death and life of great american cities' by jane jacobs

and i've got these coming down the pike:
- 'natural capitalsim'
- 'the green skyscraper: the basis for designing sustainable intensive buildings'
 

ian

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Just completed the new Dave Eggers novel (dude who wrote "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" which was the best book I read last year) called "You Shall Know Our Velocity."

Thought it was fantastic.

It has a very cool "twist" at one point. I will say no more.

-ian g.
 

seeker

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On the go:

'Future Shock' - Alvin Toffler: a good read. interesting from a future-retro perspective.
'Permutation City' - Greg Egan: Not too far into this one. Seems good so far. The opening was excellent.
'Windows XP Annoyances' - David Karp: With a new computer comes new learning. O'Reilly has been at the top of the computer heap for a long while now. This book is great for learning how to deal with Windows and get it to do what you want, instead of learning how to do things the way Windows thinks you should.
 

R4V4G3D_SKU11S

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Originally posted by Destro Sanchez
just started Rule Of The Bone- a great book about a 14 year old punk kid in NY.
Great book - although I thought it got weaker towards the end. I was trying to remember the name a few days ago!
 
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