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Fun Summer Reads

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Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #90 on: June 27, 2005, 05:28:12 PM »
I think I am going to re-read Pimp the Story of My life by Iceberg Slim this summer.

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Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #91 on: June 27, 2005, 06:15:31 PM »
Okay I finished reading Genieneve by Eric Jeroime Dickey...amazing book.

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Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #92 on: June 27, 2005, 09:54:39 PM »
I think I am going to re-read Pimp the Story of My life by Iceberg Slim this summer.

Interesting read. I enjoyed it.

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Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #93 on: June 28, 2005, 01:45:27 AM »
On my list of fun summer reading includes Tolstoy's War and Peace then the Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky since I enjoyed Crime and Punishment so much, some Camus- but only in the original (traductions are so lame, n'est-ce pas?  btw I am highly disappointed that you are taking the easy way out reading Wretched of the Earth, Les DamnÚs de la terre is where it is at, the purest Fanon is the most abstract)  then I figured I might as well delve into Dante's Inferno given what a crappy summer I would have had.   ::)  y'all wrong.  I was expecting to hear Francis Ray et al. ;)




Very interesting. I like everything that Camus has written. To me he was more practical than Sartre, which is where I imagine Fanon probably got the Abstract influence from

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Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #94 on: June 28, 2005, 09:06:51 AM »
yeah mobell, i have talked about reading much lighter things. i just love toni morrison and i have really had wretched of the earth on my bookshelf for 2 years trying to get through it. i got cosmo style on friday and discovered that my style is spicy.  :D

and e, i liked crime and punishment, but i wouldn't call it fun summer reading. and i read a camus novel and i didn't get it. it was a while ago, but i remember someone getting killed because the sun was in the guy's eye. i feel like there is probably a much deeper interpretation, but that's what i took away from it. so, in other words, I will not be sitting around reading that type of stuff this summer. and i will definitely not be reding it in french!  :D

Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #95 on: June 28, 2005, 01:47:27 PM »
On my list of fun summer reading includes Tolstoy's War and Peace then the Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky since I enjoyed Crime and Punishment so much, some Camus- but only in the original (traductions are so lame, n'est-ce pas?  btw I am highly disappointed that you are taking the easy way out reading Wretched of the Earth, Les DamnÚs de la terre is where it is at, the purest Fanon is the most abstract)  then I figured I might as well delve into Dante's Inferno given what a crappy summer I would have had.   ::)  y'all wrong.  I was expecting to hear Francis Ray et al. ;)




As much as I love Camus, Fanon, and Sarte, I wouldn't consider any of it fun summer reading. Stimulating, but not the fun, light-hearted stuff I'm looking to escape with before diving into lawschool.

I'd also agree that it's all much better in French. Too bad, I spent more time learning to read French than speak it. I can't speak a word of it.

I wish they'd put out another Shopaholic book. Now that's the sort of relaxing thing I'm looking for before LS.

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Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #96 on: July 14, 2005, 04:44:44 PM »
Since this is suppossed to be about "Fun Summer reads" What do ya'll think about "Harry Potter"?. Ive never read 1, but I have seen all of the movies. I thought Id ask with the Hoopla surrounding the new release this Friday/saturday

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Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #97 on: July 15, 2005, 05:34:00 AM »
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE CAME OUT TODAY. I GOT MY UK COPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lex19

Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #98 on: July 15, 2005, 07:08:06 AM »
As much as I love Camus, Fanon, and Sarte, I wouldn't consider any of it fun summer reading. Stimulating, but not the fun, light-hearted stuff I'm looking to escape with before diving into lawschool.

I'd also agree that it's all much better in French. Too bad, I spent more time learning to read French than speak it. I can't speak a word of it.

I wish they'd put out another Shopaholic book. Now that's the sort of relaxing thing I'm looking for before LS.

scary flashbacks to philosophy discussions when i saw sarte being mentioned....i'm glad to be done with undergrad

YoungIke

Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #99 on: July 15, 2005, 07:11:35 AM »
I'm reading a classic Novel called Clifford the Big Red Dog