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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby HeathenPastafarian » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:42 pm

fueledbycoffee wrote:Prozac Nation, by Elizabeth Wurtzel.


I read that not too long ago. I didn't like the beginning and she jumps around a lot, but it was okay. I liked a lot of her descriptions about being out of control mentally....I could relate.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby fueledbycoffee » Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:08 pm

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fueledbycoffee wrote:Prozac Nation, by Elizabeth Wurtzel.


I read that not too long ago. I didn't like the beginning and she jumps around a lot, but it was okay. I liked a lot of her descriptions about being out of control mentally....I could relate.


I actually really dug it. I liked it's contemporary feel, and it's total openness. The biggest problem was the fact that it jumped around a lot, and bits dragged on. I thought she was like eight when her parents divorced, and then she was like "I was two." It's like, holy crap.

But yes, her descriptions of her illness were fantastic, and definitely relatable.

I have The Bell Jar on order from the library.


I just read that, incidentally. Good book. Not my favorite depression novel, but it's good.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:47 pm

I just read Crabbe.

Meh. Wasn't bad.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Ziggy » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:59 pm

1984 for school.

I like the idea, but so far the book isn't great. :/
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:59 pm

Ziggy wrote:1984 for school.

I like the idea, but so far the book isn't great. :/


Aw, hell no. That book was good.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby fueledbycoffee » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:00 pm

Zankou 2.0 wrote:
Ziggy wrote:1984 for school.

I like the idea, but so far the book isn't great. :/


Aw, hell no. That book was good.


I agree. That book was transformative, in my case. It was brilliant.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:01 pm

Animal Farm, too.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby fueledbycoffee » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:03 pm

Quite, though that wasn't quite as important to me as 1984.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:05 pm

Revamped my political outlook, lemme tell ya.

Also freaked me the hell out about rats.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby fueledbycoffee » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:14 pm

I need to reread Animal Farm. I hardly remember it, except that I liked it. I think I'll do that after my current Hemingway binge.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Cricket » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:48 pm

I saw an animated version of Animal Farm (what the hell they were thinking is a mystery to me - obviously not for kids, as dark and depressing as the book, but a kids sees "cartoon"...) when I was about 9. I cried for Boxer. Not a cheery book.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:48 pm

Cricket wrote:I saw an animated version of Animal Farm (what the hell they were thinking is a mystery to me - obviously not for kids, as dark and depressing as the book, but a kids see's "cartoon"...) when I was about 9. I cried for Boxer. Not a cheery book.

Not at all.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby fueledbycoffee » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:49 pm

Heh, I remember that. We watched it in elementary school. Jeez. *shivers*
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:04 am

First of all: Love 1984, have read it 3 times. Same with Animal Farm.

Read Lord of the Flies yesterday, because I let someone else read my WoT book, because he reads like the speed of light.

I enjoyed it.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:49 pm

Reading book five of WoT.
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