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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:22 am 
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AppTrans wrote:
I believe I read a short story collection of hers back in college, but I'll surely investigate! Any good dystopian books you guys can think of?
Joyce Carol Oates is a master of deeply unsettling, hypnotic prose. The alternating cruelty and tenderness of her work turns my stomach, yet she has always been one of my favorite writers. Reading her short story "Poor Bibi", in which a couple take euthanising their pet into their own hands after being refused help by the vets, is one of the most horrifying experiences I'll ever have. Truly repulsive and emotionally scarring, the kind of thing you wish you could forget but will forever haunt you afterwards.
The Unlimited Dream Company by JG Ballard would be my dystopian recommendation.


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Thanks! I'm off to my meeting NOW!


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Well how did it all go down at the meeting, App?

Having my first intro to Badiou, where he defends the risk and adventure of love against the threats of safety and comfort, consumerism and hedonism.
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Well how did it all go down at the meeting, App?

Having my first intro to Badiou, where he defends the risk and adventure of love against the threats of safety and comfort, consumerism and hedonism.
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It was fun! Our host made us chicken and potatoes. He's the most intelligent person I've ever met & technically a genius at law. Anyway, we discussed A Confederacy of Dunces, Still Life With Woodpecker & Blood Meridian. Good start for a literary society in Central Pennsylvania. We all had cigars and brandy (and I rarely drink). Then we watched boxing and had more to drink!!! A success.
We decided our books for the next meeting: The Sun Also Rises, On the Road & my pick is Tropic of Cancer.
Thanks for asking LL. :kiss:


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That pretty much sounds like my idea of a perfect evening. *starts a book club* :sherlock:


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I finished the Jaycee Dugard memoir called A Life Stolen. So depressing


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I'm reading Illusions perdues
by Honoré de Balzac


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I have two chapters left on Norwegian Wood, which is the third book I've read from Murakami. I don't know what it is about his writing that appeals to me so much right now, maybe it's just this feeling of being in a transitionary period of my life. I don't know what it is, but his stories really resonante with me.
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Main Street doesn't seem to go anywhere...


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Intrigued by this one, PG! It looks like a book about me :D Sometimes my all-consuming, soul-wrenching passion for music makes me feel a bit like some fevered crazy person. I can spend days drifting from one musical epiphany to the next and almost hear my head buzzing from it all.
I'm interested in reading Adam Harper's Infinite Music book, too.


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For sure! That one is on my Amazon wishlist. I'm almost done with This Is Your Brain, and it met my expectations and beyond. It also inspired me to pick a focus for grad school (cognitive neuroscience). Dan Levitin has a strong music background as well as science. He's also a talented writer. Check it out.


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Not as interesting as other peoples' choices, but I'm reading this Philip K Dick novel at the moment:
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I want to read Lolita next.


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I've recently finished Balzac's "La Vendetta" and "La Paix du ménage"

Now I'm reading Marie-Henri Beyle's "Le Rouge et le Noir"


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