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Originally posted by mechanicalflattery mechanicalflattery wrote:

[--]And lately I've been working through Emil Cioran's The Temptation To Exist[--]
Incidentally I just started reading A Short History of Decay. He seems like a jolly sort of fellow.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2017 at 08:56
f**k you Captcha.. I'm on to your game...

just finished a reread of one of the most controversial works of history .. like EVER!!! You think aguring what is prog or not gets prog fan hot and bothered .. this book got historians doing the same and god how nasty it got.


I find your lack of Bassoon disturbing.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2017 at 22:20
Finished "Lincoln in the Bardo" would highly recommend, it's something else. Bit on the "avant garde" side but it's not anything tooo crazy.

About to begin "Solar Bones" by Mike McCormack, which is apparently one giant non stop sentence. 
Know nothing about it so here we go. 

Yeah after a ton of non fiction and easy reading I wanna get back into harder/experimental stuff, working back to my attempt at Infinite Jest and Gravity's Rainbow


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2017 at 01:13
Originally posted by BaldFriede BaldFriede wrote:

I just started re-reading the "Thursday Next" series by Jasper Fforde (yes, double "F"). For all lovers of classic English literature (Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen, the Brontė sisters) this series is a must-read.



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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."   -- John F. Kennedy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2017 at 04:27

Complicated Game: Inside the Songs of XTC.  Excellent book.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richey Edwards Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2017 at 10:01
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Nineteen-Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell

Currently reading The Atrocity Exhibition by JG Ballard.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vompatti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2017 at 12:49
Rereading Maps of Meaning by Jordan B. Peterson. Can't think of many other books as deep written during my lifetime. Highly recommended for anyone drawn towards Jung or mythological thought in general. In comparison I would rate this book way above The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell, a book which I also rated relatively high until I read this one.

The lecture series are also worth watching, there's a lot in the book that's not in the lectures and vice versa.

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Sublime.
Raise the dead! Out to the cemetery, come on everybody!
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- halfway through the first volume of The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- halfway through Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda
- about to start reading Magick by Aleister Crowley
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Nearly finished Proxima by Stephen Baxter.
What an excellent book.
Also reading The Secret History of Star Wars by Michael Kaminskyand The London DMS by Matthew Wharmby.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 07:32
Currently reading Arthur C. Clarke's SciFi classic The City and the Stars from 1956 (or Kadonnut menneisyys  = 'The Lost Past', as the Finnish translation is titled).
I originally read it at the age of 13 or 14 (in 1983/4), but it almost feels like the first time since my memories of the story are rather thin.
Amazing speculation about mankind's future beyond millions of years!
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Rereading The Occult by Colin Wilson.....a never ending source of occult ideas, the people, and history involved with them.
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