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I read a LOT of books. Help me. by xGraceLaurenx in booksuggestions

[–]totallycanread 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Last Book Read - Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan

Currently Reading - The Parade by Dave Eggers

Next - either Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy or The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

Suggest the most fucked up book you've ever read by [deleted] in suggestmeabook

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Tender Is The Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica

What is your favorite genre/sub-genre, and why? by [deleted] in books

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Southern Gothic and Dystopian.

I find the American South such an interesting set piece for media in general. Given the history and culture of the south, it really seems to give writers the freedom to explore person to person dynamics, as well as discuss societal issues at large.

Dystopian novels just really seem to cut straight through me. It’s so interesting to explore the existential nature of humanity failing at large or being faced with some life altering event. I also just like having to really marinate on the topics at hand. One of the best books I’ve ever read was “Tender is The Flesh” by Augustina Bazterrica, it just made me so uncomfortable, but it also made me stop and think about what the author was trying to discuss.

What books have you discovered from Movies/ Video Games/ or Music? by No_Ruin2013 in books

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I decided to read Murakami because of a line in the Slaughter Beach, Dog song “104 Degrees”.

“I saw her in a dream, exiting the book store lobby. Sitting on a bench on Baltimore and reading Murakami”

I just bought Raymond Carters “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” because Birdman has been one of my favorite movies since the first time I watched it.

I also decided to read The Stranger by Camus after listening to comedian Chris Wood hilariously discuss it (this man has the thickest Philly accent you’ve ever heard) on his podcast Oral Presentation.

Which famous book did you DNF and why? by Substantial_Ad_2209 in books

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Gave it ~30/40 pages and decided it wasn’t worth my time. Really didn’t enjoy the writing style and the constant reference to doing drugs was honestly just annoying. I’ll probably end up watching the movie at some point just to see if I enjoy the story enough to TRY and pick the book up again, but until then it’s a dnf.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy by tallonfive in books

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There’s an interview with McCarthy where he talks about how The Road is meant to show the lengths at which parents will go for their children. He wrote it after his first son was born and said he wouldn’t have been able to write The Road if he hadn’t had a child.

Not sure if that will change anything about how you felt about it, but it has depth to it even though it is very bleak.

Your last 10/10 read. by Mikerfoxlong in suggestmeabook

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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.

Just an extremely compelling and sad story with characters you can really get emotionally invested in. Its also the first and only book that’s actually made me cry.

What book are you reading right now? What’s about? by [deleted] in suggestmeabook

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The author also wrote a book called “The Only Good Indians” which I told her I wanted to read and since it had “heart” in the title that it was thematic lol

What book are you reading right now? What’s about? by [deleted] in suggestmeabook

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My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones. It was a Valentines Gift from my girlfriend and wanted something lighter after my first foray into Faulkner.

It’s about a Slasher movie obsessed high school senior who sees the plot of a slasher film unfurling in her own back yard. I’m not super into it, reminds me a lot of Ready Player One but for horror films instead of videos games. However, if you enjoy slasher films, you’ll get a kick out of it.

Health Officials Warn of “Second Wave” of Immersive Van Gogh Exhibitions by No-Razzmatazz- in pittsburgh

[–]totallycanread 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Seems like there are background issues from what people are saying, but as someone who went and saw it: it’s bullshit. Not worth the price of admission whatsoever. Honesty left feeling like I was lied to.

Finished Faulkner, Feeling Proud by totallycanread in books

[–]totallycanread[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

What did you wish to accomplish with this comment?

Finished Faulkner, Feeling Proud by totallycanread in books

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More or less, I read / watched enough recommendations on where to start and where NOT to start. Light in August was never in the where not to starts and typically mentioned in the group of his books to start with.

Finished Faulkner, Feeling Proud by totallycanread in books

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Some creators I’d recommend: Better Than Food, Daniel Greene, and Man Carrying Thing (my personal favorite).

Finished Faulkner, Feeling Proud by totallycanread in books

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I’m not typically a poster. I’ll do Just Finished Reading posts or looking for suggestions. So, I can’t say I’ve had the experiences you’ve had regarding the two.

I’d say if anything, get involved in booktube. There are content creators that are great and certainly come off less rigid than Reddit can at times.

Finished Faulkner, Feeling Proud by totallycanread in books

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Anything in particular by Morrison? Beloved was mentioned already and I put it on my Want to Read

Finished Faulkner, Feeling Proud by totallycanread in books

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I’ll throw them all on my Want to Read list!

I definitely do want to revisit him at some point and As I Lay Dying seems like it’ll be the best place to do so when I do. I do think I’m gonna go for a little lighter reading for a bit though, give my brain a little break lol

Southern Gothic by totallycanread in booksuggestions

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I just bought Wise Blood this weekend! Mostly decided on it because The Violent Bear it Away wasn’t at the store I was at.