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Longbongcilvaringz
06-04-2009, 06:48 AM
General chat and the site in general have been boring me a bit likely.

I think someone came up with this idea ages ago, and it didn't work.

Probably won't work now either, but i'm starting to read novels again, and figured if any of you faggits also read, it might be good to politic about them.

The way it would work is each month, on the first weekend or something, we can chat about last months book/s and select one for the next month.

The first book might be Bret Easton Ellis' 'The Rules of Attraction' because i just started re reading it, but any other suggestions are fine.

If a few people are interested it could be good.

The problems i envision are that most people aren't going to want to go out and buy a book for this purpose solely.

Get a library card.

Mods, please don't move this to the scriptures forum (if it still exists) because nobody posts there. Ever.

Drunken Monk
06-04-2009, 06:51 AM
i agree wit sad bateman

Longbongcilvaringz
06-04-2009, 07:04 AM
?

Understanding English would be a prerequisite for being involved...

Drunken Monk
06-04-2009, 07:09 AM
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Compulsion
06-04-2009, 07:25 AM
General chat and the site in general have been boring me a bit likely.

I think someone came up with this idea ages ago, and it didn't work.

Probably won't work now either, but i'm starting to read novels again, and figured if any of you faggits also read, it might be good to politic about them.

The way it would work is each month, on the first weekend or something, we can chat about last months book/s and select one for the next month.

The first book might be Bret Easton Ellis' 'The Rules of Attraction' because i just started re reading it, but any other suggestions are fine.

If a few people are interested it could be good.

The problems i envision are that most people aren't going to want to go out and buy a book for this purpose solely.

Get a library card.

Mods, please don't move this to the scriptures forum (if it still exists) because nobody posts there. Ever.


Not a bad idea.....I'll have to go buy the book 'cause the Library still thinks I have 8 of their books... (I swear I returned at least 6 of them..the other two...no idea...)

Longbongcilvaringz
06-04-2009, 07:48 AM
Cool.

Suggest something else if you want, a month should be long enough to read more than one book (not everyone would have to read both.)

Compulsion
06-04-2009, 08:00 AM
Cool.

Suggest something else if you want, a month should be long enough to read more than one book (not everyone would have to read both.)


hmm yeah I was trying to think of a book. The last two books I read were on Mao Zedong and Stalin, both quality books IMO but I decided I didn't want to read about evil ass dictators for a while.....

Longbongcilvaringz
06-04-2009, 08:07 AM
Yeah.

I think it's better to just limit this thread to fiction.

Otherwise it might be inundated with people suggesting The Art of War and the like.

Compulsion
06-04-2009, 08:12 AM
Yeah.

I think it's better to just limit this thread to fiction.

Otherwise it might be inundated with people suggesting The Art of War and the like.


Yup I agree.

noel411
06-04-2009, 08:45 AM
Yo check it homie. My bro bought me this book as well as Glamorama for my b'day, last week. That motherfucker will be visiting me tomorrow and handing over those muthaz. I was gonna read Glamorama but maybe I will read The Rules of Attraction instead, because I sooooo want to politic with you about it. First I will have to finish Stange But True: Aliens, though.

Uncle Steezo
06-04-2009, 09:33 AM
Earl Grey tea and cucumber sandwiches

WTF?

Pat, I knew you were homosexual but I didn't know you were gay.

Durag
06-04-2009, 09:34 AM
Good idea, but i dont think ill be participating, im not that much of a reader. Currently im reading "Cant Stop Wont Stop : A History of the hip-hop generation", its a great read, but the only books i really read are about music or films or that.

The last novel i read was "The Lord of the Rings" when i was 14 and it took me over two years to read, and i still didnt get it anyways near finished, so im not that much of a reader.

Senator C. Palantine
06-04-2009, 09:41 AM
not a bad idea, wont happen though.

you faggits should read 'Porno', its the sequal to Trainspotting and a good read.

Uncle Steezo
06-04-2009, 09:55 AM
What's next? Wtc bible study?

Art Vandelay
06-04-2009, 11:29 AM
please move to scriptures

THE MASON
06-04-2009, 11:38 AM
Pat check out the book called

Wolf of the Plains - Conn Iggulden

its a three part series thats the first one, im still waiting for the second and thrid from my friend.

Art Vandelay
06-04-2009, 11:41 AM
Pat wants to read something by John Cheevers

PALEFORCE
06-04-2009, 12:27 PM
reclaiming your destiny: an australian guide to heterosexuality

the scarecrow
06-04-2009, 01:44 PM
anything by chuck palaniuk is good, i have to buy a new book this friday so ill get the one pat suggessted and get to reading, i like this thred but of course people gotta start talking shit

Longbongcilvaringz
06-04-2009, 04:14 PM
Yo check it homie. My bro bought me this book as well as Glamorama for my b'day, last week. That motherfucker will be visiting me tomorrow and handing over those muthaz. I was gonna read Glamorama but maybe I will read The Rules of Attraction instead, because I sooooo want to politic with you about it. First I will have to finish Stange But True: Aliens, though.

Cool.

Glamorama is a crazy book, he utilises some interesting and confusing literary techniques. I re read it in order to try and pin point a certain point where something begins to happen (i won't spoil it).

Pat check out the book called

Wolf of the Plains - Conn Iggulden

its a three part series thats the first one, im still waiting for the second and thrid from my friend.

I think we'll just keep it to one book per month.

If you want to participate, then read this months book and next month can be your choice.

Pat wants to read something by John Cheevers

I did have some of his work, although it was destroyed during an unfortunat accident involving a hipster doofus and a stocky, bald man.

anything by chuck palaniuk is good, i have to buy a new book this friday so ill get the one pat suggessted and get to reading, i like this thred but of course people gotta start talking shit

Palaniuk is someone i haven't read much of, just 'Choke', which i didn't really like a lot. I didn't dislike it, but had some issues with the style. I would definitely be interested in reading his other work though. Maybe next month.

In summation, it looks like 3 or 4 people will be down.

Since it is the 5th today, how about we agree to have 'Rules of Attraction' read by the first Friday of next month and i'll start a thread then.

Longbongcilvaringz
06-04-2009, 04:18 PM
Oh also, i was thinking that if there are 4 or 5 people who will participate regularly, we can just rotate who picks the novel for the month.

I'm thinking now that maybe more than one book is unrealistic. It's going to be hard enough with 1.

So lets just limit it to that.

That way we can get some diversity and it won't just be me looking at what i haven't read on my bookshelf, and selecting that.

Longbongcilvaringz
06-04-2009, 04:26 PM
Good idea, but i dont think ill be participating, im not that much of a reader. Currently im reading "Cant Stop Wont Stop : A History of the hip-hop generation", its a great read, but the only books i really read are about music or films or that.

The last novel i read was "The Lord of the Rings" when i was 14 and it took me over two years to read, and i still didnt get it anyways near finished, so im not that much of a reader.

I wouldn't say i'm a 'reader' either.

I haven't read a novel since the middle of last year.

I did read a lot at certain stages before that, but never consistently.

I find a lot of the time i start something and never finish it, hence the thread.

'Rules of Attraction' is a fairly short book, and i think the contents will entertain most people who post here.

Unfortunately books are fucking expensive these days, so it's kind of unrealistic for me to expect people to buy the novels i guess.

But i'd recommend it highly, his books are generally easy to read (bar American Psycho).

SKAMPOE
06-04-2009, 05:39 PM
i've read and examined these here...


chariot of the gods by erich von daniken

48 laws of power by robert greene

33 strategies of war by robert greene

the bible the qua ran

and numerous books that were made into movies and vise versa.

Longbongcilvaringz
06-04-2009, 06:02 PM
Rules of Attraction was made into a movie.

Which was decent, but not of the same quality as the book.

DUMBO
06-04-2009, 06:05 PM
i just starting reading a book by a haitian-american author called "farming the bones". pretty good book.

lately i've been reading mostly caribbean and indian authors. the third world authors now produce the best english language literature bar none.

Longbongcilvaringz
06-04-2009, 06:29 PM
That's good to know, skampoe and DUMBO, but this thread isn't a general book discussion.

If you're interested, good, if not, there isn't much point in posting in this particular thread.

Olive Oil Goombah
06-04-2009, 06:30 PM
please move to scriptures

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Longbongcilvaringz
06-04-2009, 06:36 PM
Read my last post dickweed.

Olive Oil Goombah
06-04-2009, 06:40 PM
take your last post, and pound it up your nonni's ass.

Art Vandelay
06-04-2009, 06:59 PM
please move to scriptures

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Longbongcilvaringz
06-04-2009, 07:03 PM
Read post #26 dickweed.

SKAMPOE
06-04-2009, 07:09 PM
Rules of Attraction was made into a movie.

Which was decent, but not of the same quality as the book.

thats the case most times, the book be > the the flick
please move to scriptures

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SKAMPOE
06-04-2009, 07:10 PM
Read my last post dickweed.


Read post #26 dickweed.

aaaaaaahahahahahaaa

:fucku::fucku::fucku::fucku::fucku::fucku:

Longbongcilvaringz
06-04-2009, 07:12 PM
Look, it's a collection of three extremely bitter posters.

Watch as they attempt to derail a thread because i have caused them real life pain in the past.

Just need to wait for x-unknown and food for thought to check in, and the cipher will be complete.

Art Vandelay
06-04-2009, 07:17 PM
Look, it's a collection of three extremely bitter posters.

Watch as they attempt to derail a thread because i have caused them real life pain in the past.

Just need to wait for x-unknown and food for thought to check in, and the cipher will be complete.



do you steal everything from TSA or just his style of posting?

Longbongcilvaringz
06-04-2009, 07:19 PM
Watch.

SKAMPOE
06-04-2009, 07:20 PM
Look, it's a collection of three extremely bitter posters.

Watch as they attempt to derail a thread because i have caused them real life pain in the past.

Just need to wait for x-unknown and food for thought to check in, and the cipher will be complete.

how u figure, i came on the thread and my first post was on topic and aint even get at u sideways u bitch mother fucker, so how u figure...
do you steal everything from TSA or just his style of posting?
werd, repped

SKAMPOE
06-04-2009, 07:22 PM
Watch.

lmao ur a fuckin faggit


























































rat bateman
http://www.bartmm.co.uk/run/images/Fag%20at%20last%21.jpg

Longbongcilvaringz
06-04-2009, 07:25 PM
how u figure, i came on the thread and my first post was on topic and aint even get at u sideways u bitch mother fucker, so how u figure...

Your first post wasn't on topic dickweed.

And you have continued to post off topic shit.

The only reason i posted this here is, as i fucking said, no one looks in the Scriptures section.

Once (or if) there are a few people interested, the remaining threads will be in there.

U bitch mother fucker.

SKAMPOE
06-04-2009, 07:32 PM
Your first post wasn't on topic dickweed.

And you have continued to post off topic shit.

The only reason i posted this here is, as i fucking said, no one looks in the Scriptures section.

Once (or if) there are a few people interested, the remaining threads will be in there.

U bitch mother fucker.
hahahhahaha its hilarious watching u try to explain ur faggotry and all its levels...fag!

Longbongcilvaringz
06-04-2009, 07:36 PM
Stupidity and belligerence is a bad combination skampoe.

Ol' Dirty Trixˣ
06-04-2009, 07:38 PM
i can't get around to reading books. it's not that i get bored, i just lose concentration all the time. i get like that even when i watch films. my mind wanders all the time and i miss things or forget things.

even if this thread was about a tv show i wouldn't be able to get round to watching every show. i have a bad time committing to anything.

SKAMPOE
06-04-2009, 07:48 PM
Stupidity and belligerence is a bad combination skampoe.

http://r4nt.com/images/db/issues/v51/fag_lg.jpg

Olive Oil Goombah
06-04-2009, 07:50 PM
do you steal everything from TSA or just his style of posting?

...lot of that goin around for a while now.

Olive Oil Goombah
06-04-2009, 07:51 PM
i can't get around to reading books. it's not that i get bored, i just lose concentration all the time. i get like that even when i watch films. my mind wanders all the time and i miss things or forget things.

even if this thread was about a tv show i wouldn't be able to get round to watching every show. i have a bad time committing to anything.

u tend to lose concentration on things that don't require you having a cock balls deep down your chink throat.


Luv ya ;)

SKAMPOE
06-04-2009, 08:14 PM
...lot of that goin around for a while now.
http://dryden.eastmanhouse.org/media/bicyclet.jpg

Ol' Dirty Trixˣ
06-04-2009, 08:51 PM
u tend to lose concentration on things that don't require you having a cock balls deep down your chink throat.


Luv ya ;)

that doesn't take as long as reading a book or watching a film.

Olive Oil Goombah
06-04-2009, 09:10 PM
u love sucking cock dont u?

Ol' Dirty Trixˣ
06-04-2009, 09:30 PM
depends on who it belongs to.

noel411
06-04-2009, 11:54 PM
Cool.

Glamorama is a crazy book, he utilises some interesting and confusing literary techniques. I re read it in order to try and pin point a certain point where something begins to happen (i won't spoil it).


Yeah word. I got that title wrong though. I do own Glamorama and am yet to read it, but the other book my brother got me is The Informers. Have you read dat one?
Oh also, i was thinking that if there are 4 or 5 people who will participate regularly, we can just rotate who picks the novel for the month.
Yo check it. I don't mean to sound like I have an attitude problem or anything, but I'm only gonna read books I wanna read. I have a fucking mountain of books I wanna get through, a lot of them non-fiction, so I don't really wanna spend time reading random titles just to discuss dem on here. If somebody names something I'm interested in reading I'll try to participate though.
chariot of the gods by erich von daniken
Ha, I've read dat isht. That guy is pretty fucken out there. Probably one of the most neglectful and selective researchers ever.
Rules of Attraction was made into a movie.

Which was decent, but not of the same quality as the book.
Have you seen the Less Than Zero movie? Worst book to film adaptation I've ever seen. Pretty much the only thing the 2 have in common is the name of the characters. The main character is like the opposite of what he is in the book. I was sickened by it.
thats the case most times, the book be > the the flick
From my experience it's actually the case 100% of the time. Obviously film is much more limited than literature.

On a side note, no diss to these types, but I find it humouress how some dude will read like 1 book a year, or less, and then recommend it to an avid reader as if the avid reader is not already familiar with an endless plethora of attractive previously unread titles...lolz.

diggy
06-05-2009, 12:08 AM
Trying to talk with Pat about any subject is like talking to a disgruntled gay man who's angry at the world for not accepting his gayness.

the scarecrow
06-05-2009, 01:28 PM
first friday of next month sounds good to me, im picking up the 1st book today, the rotating of book picking is fine w me, and can we stop the shit talking on the book thread? come on

Slothy Fitzpatrick
06-05-2009, 03:54 PM
I can't believe how genuinely bitter some of you people have become.

Drunken Monk
06-05-2009, 03:57 PM
bateman is a freak
he aint got life

Robert
06-05-2009, 04:05 PM
Style never fucking ceases to amaze me.

Longbongcilvaringz
06-06-2009, 02:15 PM
Fuck the faggit cunt moderator that moved this here.

Why didn't you just delete the spam and leave it for another couple of days so that a few more people could read it?

Or, alternatively, do nothing, you faggit.

I asked if it could be left here and explained why.

Was this explanation not good enough?



Yo check it. I don't mean to sound like I have an attitude problem or anything, but I'm only gonna read books I wanna read. I have a fucking mountain of books I wanna get through, a lot of them non-fiction, so I don't really wanna spend time reading random titles just to discuss dem on here. If somebody names something I'm interested in reading I'll try to participate though.

Have you seen the Less Than Zero movie? Worst book to film adaptation I've ever seen. Pretty much the only thing the 2 have in common is the name of the characters. The main character is like the opposite of what he is in the book. I was sickened by it.

On a side note, no diss to these types, but I find it humouress how some dude will read like 1 book a year, or less, and then recommend it to an avid reader as if the avid reader is not already familiar with an endless plethora of attractive previously unread titles...lolz.

Yeah, fuck it, this thread isn't going to work.

How about you just make a thread in here when you finish Rules of Attraction and we can have a chat about it.

I haven't seen Less Than Zero because i read awful reviews of it initially. Although, lately i was looking at Roger Ebert's page and he spoke favourably about it, so maybe i should just watch it anyway.

Some book to film adaptations are good, but i agree, they are always limited.

It's difficult to compare across mediums though.

Trying to talk with Pat about any subject is like talking to a disgruntled gay man who's angry at the world for not accepting his gayness.

How would you know, i've never talked to you, just insulted you, faggit.

oDoUoSoKo
06-06-2009, 02:51 PM
so should i delete it? close it?

the scarecrow
06-06-2009, 03:30 PM
fuck it i guess, lets just keep acting like middle schoolers

Longbongcilvaringz
06-06-2009, 03:49 PM
I don't know, maybe some people will view this section.

May as well leave it open.

Looks like Noel and I can discuss the book later, and maybe one other guy.

Dr. Simon Hurt
06-06-2009, 04:58 PM
i ignored all the snark in this thread, but on the subject of book to film adaptations, the best i have seen is A Scanner Darkly, perfect novel to film adaptation, only jettisoning the completely non essential material.

Longbongcilvaringz
06-06-2009, 05:28 PM
Yeah?

A friend told me the movie wasn't great and i have read that the book is good.

American Psycho, having enjoyed the book a lot, was a very good book to movie adaptation.

Ghost In The 'Lac
06-06-2009, 05:48 PM
Currently reading Physics of the Impossible hardback (new book from michio kaku), and Cosmic Imagery. Cosmic imagery is the shit.

a friend also recently reccomended this book to me (http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl/9781400044115.html) as one of the best books he read in years.

Dr. Simon Hurt
06-06-2009, 06:19 PM
Yeah?

A friend told me the movie wasn't great and i have read that the book is good.

American Psycho, having enjoyed the book a lot, was a very good book to movie adaptation.


the movie is great, your friend's crazy lol

scanner darkly could've done with a better overall visual aesthetic for something that should be 'urban dystopian science fiction' but as far as distilling the plot, character and ideas of the book with only minimal loss of information (and no scenes of particular importance to the plot) it did a great job. it's also probably one of the best philip k dick novels (who i was a huge fan of until i got older and started to suspect he was a bit racist lol, and by that i mean there are numerous instances where black people are treated unflatteringly that i didn't really notice reading his stuff when i was like 12-14 but now i pick up on it and bothers me, same with hp lovecraft who i now know really hated blacks and jews; how could you be a visionary in some respects and then be a complete idiot bastard in others is a mystery to me)

ghostlaced, is cosmic imagery also by kaku? i read hyperspace when i was in high school in that was amazing.

let's save this thread people

Ghost In The 'Lac
06-06-2009, 06:29 PM
no cosmic imagery is just a cool book to have. its nicely made and presented, just goes through loads of the most important images in science through history. you have to see it really lol, its alot more interesting than it sounds.

noel411
06-14-2009, 10:31 PM
So uh, I finished the book a few days ago. What happens now?

Longbongcilvaringz
09-05-2009, 12:41 PM
So uh, sorry for the late response Noel, but i got banned and stuff.

Um, so yeah, good read...

Steve Urkel
09-11-2009, 09:39 PM
Good idea, but i dont think ill be participating, im not that much of a reader. Currently im reading "Cant Stop Wont Stop : A History of the hip-hop generation", its a great read, but the only books i really read are about music or films or that.

The last novel i read was "The Lord of the Rings" when i was 14 and it took me over two years to read, and i still didnt get it anyways near finished, so im not that much of a reader.

2 years ... ?















It took me like two weeks, and I wasn't even trying















Two Weeks

Dr. Simon Hurt
09-12-2009, 01:41 PM
^^^i know...2 years...how can you keep track of everything over that length of time? the books aren't even written in a complex manner either conceptually or in terms of style...fellowship is a bit rough to get through because it's so boring and repetitive imo, but two towers and return of the king are compulsive reading imo...i had difficulty putting them down.

Steve Urkel
09-17-2009, 06:47 PM
^^^i know...2 years...how can you keep track of everything over that length of time? the books aren't even written in a complex manner either conceptually or in terms of style...fellowship is a bit rough to get through because it's so boring and repetitive imo, but two towers and return of the king are compulsive reading imo...i had difficulty putting them down.

Yeah I agree with you fellowship was kinda boring there were some parts I just left for days at a time but that almost never happened in Two Towers or ROTK

noel411
09-19-2009, 12:09 AM
So uh, sorry for the late response Noel, but i got banned and stuff.

Um, so yeah, good read...

Yeah, it was awesome. I don't really remember it too well now though, lolz. I was really into it though, as I always am with his books. They're such fluent reading. I love the feeling of detachment and indifference that his characters seem to have regarding events and relationships in their lives. Also really enjoyed the varying and sometimes completely opposite assessments of certain situations or relationships, from character to character. And it was fun how he brought in characters from some of his other books, like Pat Bateman and the dude from Less Than Zero. I always enjoy when authors do that. All in all the book seemed fairly pointless, much in the same way that I thought Less Than Zero, which is very much in the same vein as this book, seemed quite pointless. But it made for exceptionally enjoyable and entertaining reading.