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Thread: Books you wouldn't recommend
04-14-2012, 09:59 AM #26
04-14-2012, 10:38 AM #27
That being said there were a few times pre kindle days, where I struggled through something I didn't find too enjoyable, but I can't really remember which titles they were.
04-14-2012, 03:24 PM #28Lord King of the Beater-Kooks
04-14-2012, 05:39 PM #29"We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
04-14-2012, 06:17 PM #30
Which is especially odd considering that I got into his works when I was stridently atheist.
I have read all of his books except for Aleph (the newest one), and I wasn't able to finish The Witch of Portobello.
The Valkyries is probably my favorite, other than The Alchemist, which is one of those books that everyone should read, IMO.
04-14-2012, 06:27 PM #31
i'm sorry. i'm crabby. i could have just said i don't like it. i didn't expect much, but i expected more. in fact, it might have been around that time that i stopped expecting more and became surprised by more. and i'm not sure if i should blame my brother in law. i think it was just my sister. but they both like that trendy bullshit and think it's earthshattering (obama voters) so who knows. maybe they're disillusioned by coelho now, too."We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
04-14-2012, 06:36 PM #32
I guess I need to admit that I was higher than shit on hash oil when I read most of his stuff. LOL
04-16-2012, 01:18 PM #33
Wenesll Odom - CCENT / CCNA ICND1 640-822 3ed editionPeople should learn endurance; they should learn to endure the discomforts of heat and cold, hunger and thirst; they should learn to be patient when receiving abuse and scorn; for it is the practice of endurance that quenches the fire of worldly passions which is burning up their bodies.
04-16-2012, 02:31 PM #34
I hated Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance so much that I misspelled "Motorcycle" just now. See? It really is bad.¡Órale, vato!
04-16-2012, 03:24 PM #35"We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
04-16-2012, 03:48 PM #36
I'm with you, though, on perspective. I'm more likely to be more patient (and sympathetic) to psychos now and would probably read through the whole book.¡Órale, vato!
04-17-2012, 08:36 AM #37yelgatgab
Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.
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04-17-2012, 10:34 AM #38
Girls in bikinis wearing animal tails and hats were handing out cds with the first chapter on them at the bottom of aspen mnt a few years ago. I think I got like 4 cds and 2 phone numbers, but never bothered listening to the chapter. Not surprised it sucked. One of those girls ended up being fun though, so I guess I should be grateful?
I'm going to add way of the peaceful warrior. What a fucking circle jerk.__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ________________
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04-17-2012, 02:02 PM #39¡Órale, vato!
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04-24-2012, 01:58 PM #45
Yep, same here. Pirsig always struck me as that smug nerdy IT guy at a company picnic.
04-24-2012, 03:27 PM #46
Anything by Emily Bronte. I think I wanted to douse my kleenex in ether before my freshman English Lit class in H.S.
Glad to see no one has disliked Hemmingway... yet.I still call it The Jake.
04-27-2012, 12:36 PM #47
For a thorough literary dry heave seasoned with embarassment for the author and anyone who knows him, try "Surfing the Himalayas".
Truely a dredging pathetic journey through one of literatures lowest, most abysmal self absorbed crock of bullshit ever dreamed of.Merde De Glace
05-03-2012, 07:31 PM #48
The World Peace Diet: Eating For Spiritual Health and Social Harmony by Will Tuttle, Ph.D. This is the worst book I've ever read. Really confused author with a vegan and religious agenda.
He quotes an MD at the beginning of chapter 5:
"Human beings are not natural carnivores. When we kill animals to eat them, they end up killing us because their flesh, which contains cholesterol and saturated fat, was never intended for human beings, who are natural herbivores."
-William C. Roberts, MD. Editor-in-chief, The American Journal of Cardiology
"When we look into one apple, we see the entire universe. All the planets and stars, our sun and moon, the oceans, rivers, forests, fields, and creatures are in this apple."
"...there is no nutrient that we need that we cannot get from non-animal sources." You know, except A, D, K2 and B12
05-04-2012, 02:48 PM #49
Anything by that fuckstick Jared Diamond.Local Golden, BC area rep for Bluehouse Skis. Shoot me a PM if you'd like to try a pair when you're in the area!
"He is god of snow; the one called Ullr. Son of Sif, step son of Thor. He is so fierce a bowman and ski-runner that none may contend! He is quite beautiful to look upon and has all the characteristics of a warrior. It is wise to invoke the name of Ullr in duels!"
05-04-2012, 03:22 PM #50