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    The Road is maybe his most minimalist. Big love for outer dark too. Must read child of god again, as it was the first of his I found and I think I missed a lot.

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    the road is the one i read. i liked the time of the wolf film but i wasnt into that book.

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    Sophocles and Northern Lights

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    Read Amis's book about Stalin again, because I'd watched 'Death of Stalin' and it was the only book on Stalin I had to hand, so I thought I'd skim through it and ended up reading it again. It's pretty good, almost reads like a blueprint for 'The Death of Stalin''s black comic take on Stalinism, with lots of stunning examples of Bolshevik cruelty and hypocrisy. Unbelievable, the suffering Russians (not to mention Ukranians, Poles, etc.) went through.

    Not having read even half of what he's written, I'd still wage that PP. 206-207 are the two most embarrassing pages Amis ever had published. Although maybe he took even more of a nosedive with all his post 9/11 'horrorism' stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    Sophocles and Northern Lights
    I can't decide whether this sounds more like

    A) a highly recherché drug combination, or

    B) What Hercules and Love Affair were called in their obscure pre-disco phase as a stoner rock band.
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    Tropic of Capricorn, Miller

    He can write, but for every great passage about staggering around New York or his father finding God there's several tedious pages of him describing genitals.

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    i read Mark Fisher's weird and eerie this afternoon. i enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by version View Post
    Tropic of Capricorn, Miller

    He can write, but for every great passage about staggering around New York or his father finding God there's several tedious pages of him describing genitals.
    Not read that, but I have read Tropic Of Cancer. I imagine it's much the same, only in Paris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Not read that, but I have read Tropic Of Cancer. I imagine it's much the same, only in Paris.
    Yeah, I expect so. I think it'll be a while before I can be bothered to read it given how much Capricorn is starting to grate. He really starts to drone on and half the time I'm not sure what he's getting at because it feel slike he's saying the same thing over and over. There's pages and pages of this sort of thing, there's no real progression or anything, it just alternates between his childhood, his sexual escapades and his worldview.

    “Every time you come to the limit of what is demanded of you, you are faced with the same problem - to be yourself! And with the first step you make in this direction you realize that there is neither plus nor minus; you throw the skates away and swim. There is no suffering any more because there is nothing which can threaten your security. And there is no desire to be of help to others even, because why rob them of a privilege which must be earned? Life stretches out from moment to moment in stupendous infinitude. Nothing can be more real than what you suppose it to be. Whatever you think the cosmos to be it is and it could not possibly be anything else as long as you are you and I am I. You live in the fruits of your action and your action is the harvest of your thought. Thought and action are one, because swimming you are in it and of it, and it is everything you desire it to be, no more, no less. Every stroke counts for eternity. The heating and cooling system is one system, and Cancer is separated from Capricorn only by an imaginary line. You don't become ecstatic and you are not plunged into violent grief; you don't pray for rain, neither do you dance a jig. You live like a happy rock in the midst of the ocean: you are fixed while everything about you is in turbulent motion. You are fixed in a reality which permits the thought that nothing is fixed, that even the happiest and mightiest rock will one day be utterly dissolved and fluid as the ocean from which it was born.”

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    I'm trying to finish a book on Lucha Libre this weekend and last week I went through the Xenofeminism Manifesto.

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