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07-13-2012, 06:13 AM
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ive had some stuff published in literary magazines my dad is also a professional writer haha it runs in the family

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Because I thought that forum was strictly for movies and music since that's all that's ever posted there.
There is an existing book discussion thread in the entertainment forum.


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ive had some stuff published in literary magazines my dad is also a professional writer haha it runs in the family
Penthouse Forum is not considered a literary magazine.

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Yeah but for real foo, I just bought the Illiad Odyssey Aeneid and Argonautica. Gotta get me some Menander yanahsayin foo

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There is an existing book discussion thread in the entertainment forum.




Penthouse Forum is not considered a literary magazine.
no, like legit from when i was in school

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Favorite short story: The Big Two-Hearted River

http://www.olearyweb.com/classes/eng...wohearted.html

This is a classic Hemingway piece that exemplifies his writing style to a tee. Hemingway is often a hard sell - not because he's hard to read per se, his language is typically very simple, terse, and to the point. It's what Hemingway doesn't write that gets to the true meaning of his stories, and the implications and inferrences of his action words and his sometimes subdued dialogue. It can be puzzling to add it all up sometimes, but when it comes together, it is genius. This story is a perfect example of when it comes together. 10/10


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Any good hockey books

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ive had some stuff published in literary magazines my dad is also a professional writer haha it runs in the family
I've been published 3 times and got 50$ for my last published poem.

I wish I could make more money doing it.

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I've been published 3 times and got 50$ for my last published poem.

I wish I could make more money doing it.
You're supposed to write for enjoyment, not money

just kidding. We all need dat moneeee

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You're supposed to write for enjoyment, not money

just kidding. We all need dat moneeee
Write for enjoyment. Profit later.

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Fiction pollutes the mind. I only read nonfiction.

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Bieber!?

But yeah, non-fiction is where it is at. You can read a lot of good books in that genre.

Don't really know any good fiction authors not named Tom Clancy.

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Bieber!?

But yeah, non-fiction is where it is at. You can read a lot of good books in that genre.

Don't really know any good fiction authors not named Tom Clancy.
Such a small world you live in.

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I'm reading LOTR right now.

Oh yes, as for the original post,


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Tom Clancy is probably the single worst popular author around. I used to like his books, but then I turned 12.

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I just started reading Atlas Shrugged. I haven't read a book in a couple of years at least.

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My goal is to become a successful novelist. I'm planning on beginning a story tonight.

Currently, I'm reading The Lord of the Rings, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, At Home, and I'm re-reading Blood Meridian.

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For people looking for reading recommendations I'd say...

If you want a series definitely check out A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones on HBO)
I also really enjoyed Kerry Fraser's book, The Final Call
Another hockey book was Wayne Coffey's, The Boys of Winter which was about the 1980 US Olympic team
Lesser on the topic of hockey is Bob McKenzie's Crazy Hockey Dad, which was decent.

And for non-fiction American history I absolutely recommend Bill O'Reilley's, Killing Lincoln

My next fiction book will be Ray Bradbury's, Something Wicked This Way Comes...but I'm on more of a movie rampage these days, using up my Netflix free trial

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My next fiction book will be Ray Bradbury's, Something Wicked This Way Comes...but I'm on more of a movie rampage these days, using up my Netflix free trial
Gonna read that after I finish A Song of Fire and Ice.

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Writing a book is like a full-time job. I have one that I've been writing forever and it is only 80 pages completed un-edited. I really need to sit down and chop away at it, day in and day out, but that's not an easy task especially when you find it hard to stay inspired and some days you feel like whatever you write is trash.

Mark Z Danielewski's works usually get me in the mood for writing though,

“We're the unmended, the untended,
cold soldiers of the shoe. We're the neglected,
the never resurrected, agonies of the few.
We're the once kissed, unmissed and always
refused. Because we're the unfinished
and feared and we're never pursued.

And just that easily, on my behalf,
I come around. Because I'm burning.
The beast of War feeds only on the meats of War.
And now I'm for carnage.
Here's how my anguish frees.
Destroy everyone of course. Because I'm unwanted
and unsafe. And I'll take tears away with torments and ****,
killings and fears not even the dead will escape.
Encircling the Guilty, Ashamed, Blameless and
Enslaved. Absolved. Butchering their prejudice.

Patience. Their Value. Because I'm without value.
I'm the coming of every holocaust. Turning no lost.
Rending tissue, sinew and bone. Excepting no suffering.
By me all levees will break. All silos heave.
I will walk heavy.
And I will walk strange.

Because I am too soon.
Because without Her, I am only revolutions
Of ruin.

Because I am too soon.
Because without You, I am only revolutions
Of ruin.

I'm the prophecy prophecies pass.
Why need dies at last.
How oceans dry. Islands drown.
And skies of salt crash to the ground.
I turn the powerful. Defy the weak.
Only grass grows down abandoned streets.

For a greater economy shall follow Us
and it will be undone.
And a greater autonomy shall follow Us
and it too will be undone.
And a greater feeling shall follow Love
and it too we will blow to dust.
For I am longings without trust. The cycloidal haste
freedom from Hailey forever wastes.
Dust cares for only dust.
And time only for Us.

Because I am too soon.
Because without Her, I am only revolutions
Of ruin.

Because I am too soon.
Because without You, I am only revolutions
Of ruin.

We are always sixteen...”
― Mark Z. Danielewski, Only Revolutions

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07-13-2012, 11:13 PM
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Thanks for sharing that, WTK, I'll definitely try to get a hold of that author some way or another.

I'm mostly a reader here, but I thought this thread was worth pinching in.

I have a blog where I share excerpts from the stuff I read. Be advised, it's in French. Link here

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Excellent thread is excellent. I'm hoping to get some serious reading in this summer. Any suggestions from you guys would be welcome.

I read about 99% non-fiction. Here are the books I've read last summer and this summer.

1984 (fiction)
the big short
the elegant universe
millennium series (dragon tattoo etc) (fiction)
moneyball
on god (crap, dont read)
outliers
the passage (fiction)
a short history of nearly everything
superfreakonomics
tipping point
touching the void
war -- sebastian junger
the wave
wisdom of ******
why does e=mc^2

The black swan (nothing to do with the movie)
blink
boomerang
the bottom billion
home -- bill bryson
no angel
the pursuit of the unkown: the 17 equations that shaped the world (currently reading)
the **** of nanking
the road (fiction)
what the dog saw
your world is about to get a whole lot smaller.

The next few books I have lined up are:

zen and the art of motorcycle repair
the world without us
gideons spies
this is your brain on music
the selfish gene

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I need to re-read 1984 as I didn't finish it, IDK if I should do the same for Turtledove's Timeline 191 as I wasn't able to finish that either and it is like 12 books.


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