Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Steve Rogers, Dec 25, 2019.
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.
Spoiler: Stick a cork up your ass
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.
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
just finished this, it was really good even though it was a bit feministy
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.
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.
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.
Is there only 6 total in the series.
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.
This might help.
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.
Dude is an upjumped dork masturbating on text.
Just finished this amazing thriller.
I'm in the midst of reading the chinese pornographic classic "The Carnal Prayer Mat".
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