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    Few recent reads...

    The Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison (has not lost its relevance whatsoever)
    Hunger - Knut Hamsun
    The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann (found through the Paul Schrader film, Mishima: a Life in Four Chapters -- when the author is asked who his favourite writer is); I highly recommend this work.

    Currently enjoying A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell, nice change in what I typically read, mostly to get a better grasp of the topics raised in "The Magic Mountain".

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    I need to revisit the Invisible Man after reading a brilliant essay on it by Saul Bellow. I am in the throes of the new expansive volume of Saul Bellow's essays, There Is Simply Too Much to Think About. What an incredible mind. I doubt we'll ever get another one like that.
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    I loved Hunger by Knut Hamsun, such a great creepy book

    I also loved the Magic Mountain, but didn't make it to the end because life got in the way. Should definitely give it another go

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    Summer is always the best moment to read longer works, currently reading Belle du Seigneur, which I love so far (read 2/3). If you have the time to embark on that journey, do it, it's well worth it.
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    I thought Belle du Seigneur was weird. First third was breathtaking, second third was meh and third third was more boring than I could stomach.

    I just read The Idiot in one week, I thought it would be a good summer read, but was to gripping to make last.

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    I'm at p.500 and I think it's brilliant so far. I agree that, from the moment she's seduced, it's a bit less interesting, but the language and the humour are still great. We'll see how it goes!
    Another coup de foudre I had this year is Mabanckou. Read Verre Cassť and Mťmoires de Porc-ťpic, don't know if those are translated in english, it must quite difficult to do it anyway. But for french readers, give it a try, fun fun novels
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    Thieves Emporium by Max Hernandez
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    Essays in Idleness by Yoshida Kenko.

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    Itten, Johannes (1975). Design and form: the basic course at the Bauhaus.
    Itten, Johannes (1973). The Art of Color: the subjective experience and objective rationale of color.

    Great coffee table books also.

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    Banana Yoshimoto The Lake

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    Damn, I can't believe we haven't updated this since end of July. Do people not read? I am still on Saul Bellow's essays, by the way, haha! I put it down to swallow Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy - haven't reread it since I was a kid and did now because I recommended it to my daughter. I think her verdict "What a funny and absolutely pointless book," is spot on.
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    Voyage au bout de la nuit, Louis-Ferdinand Celine. Can't say it moved me, though I'd been looking for French writers in the vein of Camus and it had been frequently recommended. Currently looking for something vivid and complex, comparable to Roberto Bolano's work.

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    Recently bought DMT - The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman, also got the latest Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz book titled Islam and the future of tolerance, not my first Harris book but never read anything by Nawaz...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anton View Post
    Recently bought DMT - The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman, also got the latest Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz book titled Islam and the future of tolerance, not my first Harris book but never read anything by Nawaz...
    Interesting, does the documentary of the same name have any relation?

    Speaking of the unconventional, I've been looking into Graham Hancock's Fingerprints of the Gods.

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    Yes it seems the Strassman is one of the writers for that documentary, so I think it's probably somewhat based on his book. I'll check that Docu tonight...thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
    Nobelololloll
    I mean, seriously. Pop culture everywhere. Not bringing Philip Roth again with you ;-)
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    Well, once again, who cares, this doesn't in any way diminish anyone's contribution so let's just enjoy to the fullest this wonderful heaping of shadenfreude.

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    Yes it seems the Strassman is one of the writers for that documentary, so I think it's probably somewhat based on his book. I'll check that Docu tonight...thanks!
    Fingerprints is a book, but he does have a few features on YouTube i think.

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    Iīm juggling 3 books atm. 2 about videogames (one about Shadow of the Colossus and the other about FF8, cause I love it and itīs in french so it forces me to practice the language) and the 3rd one is "Triste, Solitario y Final" (Sad, lonely and final) by Osvaldo Soriano. Iīm reading for the second time cause itīs one of the most entertaining books Iīve read.

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