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  1. Gene Tunney Black Belt

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    i would definitely start w/ V. before GR. it’s the best metric to use to determine whether or not GR will be for you. i obviously just started Inherent Vice, so i’ll have to wait & see if this falling apart business about the second half is just a case of Pynchon being Pynchon, because Lot 49 & Vineland are a lot tighter in their narratives (but still have that staple Pynchon web ofc), or simply a case of Pynchon’s best work being behind him at this point.
     
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    Spoiler: Stick a cork up your ass
     
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    definitely “Pynchon Lite,” but that’s still a great read as far as i’m concerned. not sure why so many Pynchon snobs have turned that designation derogatory. the man was in his 70s when he published IV & Bleeding Edge, & gifted the world Mason & Dixon (his late masterpiece) & Against the Day (his longest novel) in his 60s. IV is more sentimental & more expository (these made more sense once my perspective changed by the end) than his best novels, but it’s still a super fun, hilarious, & ultimately a bit depressing, read w/ plenty of Pynchonisms & subtleties to keep me satisfied in regards to late-career output. + it was way better than Vineland.
     
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    Jim Butcher’s Peace Talks and Bukowski’s On Drinking

    Up next is either the 48 Laws of Power or the Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
     
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    just finished this, it was really good even though it was a bit feministy
     
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    Currently reading 48 laws of power, Cthulhu Mythos (collection of H.P. Lovecraft stories), and basically a compendium of Nikola Tesla research writings.

    up next is 33 Strategies of War (Robert Greene), need to pick up the latest Dresden Files novels as well, and the last 2 books in the Lightbringer (Brent Weeks) series.

    If you like Robert Greene, you should also give Mastery a read.
     
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    I’m a little over 200 pages into Eye of The World. It’s been a bit of a drag to be honest. The author goes into too much detail about the environment. The female characters are pretty annoying.
     
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    Still slogging my way through book 6 of The Malazan Tale of The Fallen: The Bonehunters.

    Books 1-4 were excellent. 5 and 6, mehhhh. I'm having/had trouble getting into them.
     
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    Is there only 6 total in the series.
     
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    Tried to read a book last week when my power was out for 4 days and I just can't read the small print. It's all blurry. Feels bad man. :(
     
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    This might help.
     
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    No, 10 in the main series, plus there are some supplemental books written to fill in the gaps in the stories of some characters. There are like 15 (or more) all together.
     
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    Dude is an upjumped dork masturbating on text.
     
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    Just finished this amazing thriller.
     
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    I'm in the midst of reading the chinese pornographic classic "The Carnal Prayer Mat".

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