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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:26 am 
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So We have a last film watched thread I think it's time for one about books. If there is already one then I am sorry please point me in the direction of the thread.

I just finished reading Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson tonight. It's a very short novel made up of short stories about a man called Fuckhead. It deals with his heroin addiction mostly. Also with becoming sober however it's not a book about forceing the issue down your throat. It's just great writing. Only 160 pages but it's quite great.

It was also made into a film staring Billy Crudup, Dennis Hopper, Jack Black and some others I forget. It's a good film too.


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Yeah, I've seen the movie of "Jesus' Son". I remember liking it, but was drunk and can't remember it...
I do have one of the guy's books, "Already Dead" I think. picked it up for about fifty-cents at a used bookshop. Sadly I don't read as much as I should, or used to.
Last book I read was called "Sex, Drugs & Cocoa Puffs"...forget the author, but it was a good non-fiction account of pop-culture (or the lack of)


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i read the crispix cereal box this morning....

damn that stuff is good and good for you.
got lost on the ingredients, tho.

reading doesn't tell me much

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Whatever you read in those books, leave it there.."

John Cale, "Sabotage"

(not necesarily agreeing or disagreeing, just quoting... but somtimes I definitly feel the same way... and I'm guessing Mr. Cale has read a few books since penning this ditty - but I could be wrong)

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i read too many books. i just grab ones at the thrift store that look interesting.

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chunkrock wrote:
So We have a last film watched thread I think it's time for one about books. If there is already one then I am sorry please point me in the direction of the thread.

I just finished reading Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson tonight. It's a very short novel made up of short stories about a man called Fuckhead. It deals with his heroin addiction mostly. Also with becoming sober however it's not a book about forceing the issue down your throat. It's just great writing. Only 160 pages but it's quite great.

It was also made into a film staring Billy Crudup, Dennis Hopper, Jack Black and some others I forget. It's a good film too.


This is a great collection of stories. I need to dig up my copy and read it again.

And yes, the film is quite worth a veiwing.


Thanks, Chunk...


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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

A great Love story...


I really liked "Jesus Son"....The Movie....

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for more about what people read, have a look here:

favorite books thread

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i am currently reading Hunter S Thompson's The Rum Diary
great read


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I'm reading Michael Moore's Dude, Where's My Country? for a book report in my poli sci class. It's a pretty easy read, and fairly entertaining, yet scary.


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ms.tambourinegirl wrote:
I'm reading Michael Moore's Dude, Where's My Country? for a book report in my poli sci class. It's a pretty easy read, and fairly entertaining, yet scary.


I read this book. Very compelling yet his data can be so skewed; similar to the data in hism movies (LOVED Bowling for Columbine though!).

I view him as pure spin; like Rush or Hannity....it is a fun easy read though.

On a similar note; I enjoyed Eric Schlosser's Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

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Schlosser investigates America’s black market and its far-reaching influence on our society through three of its mainstays—marijuana, pornography, and illegal immigrants. Reefer Madness was selected as a Forbes Book Club Pick for 2003.

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About to pick Naked Lunch back up after leaving it behind for a few weeks. Or rather it left me behind. But it really doesn't matter how long you've left that book for - it will make as much sense when you start it back up as it did when you left.


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I started read Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader but I left it at my new house in Guelph (which is 2 hours away) so I'm gonna pick it back up when I move. I got about 80 pages in though. I have always wanted to read some of his writing as I've heard it's very good. Nothing could prepare me for how amazing his writing style is. I've only ever read one other author like him. Which is Chuck Klosterman who wrote "Fargo Rock City" and "Sex drugs and coco puffs" I really liked his work but after reading some lester bangs you can see he basically is just ripping off his style from Bangs.

If you like classic "Rock Journalism" then pick this up.


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hmmm, I'll have to check out lester bangs.

I have definately heard of him but it was in school and his name was lumped in with a lot of other 'must read' authors. I just never got around to him I guess.


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but am having a hard time getting into it yet...

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