Favorite literature

 
  • Favorite literature

    So, what do you read when it's not something by Bukowski?
    And whats you're favorite book?

    Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is definitely my favorite.

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    • Jenlii sa...
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    • 6 mar 2007, 17:20
    Umm, last book I read was "The Autograph Man" by Zadie Smith.

    I'm really into to all these legendray American writers like Hemingway, Steinbeck and Capote. Steinbeck's "Tortilla Flat" might be my favourite book. Also Bret Easton Ellis with his book "The Rules of Attraction" just blowed my mind!

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  • Never read anything by Steinbeck, but I'm currently reading In cold blood by Capote, and so far it seems really promising. Not so good in english though.
    And Hemingway is also one of my favorites, especially For whom the bell tolls.

    Have you read anyting by Harlan Ellison? don't know how famous he is, but he really thrills your imagination.

    Havent read anything by Zadie Smith either, but it seems like everybody got something by her in their bookshelfs. Is she really good?

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    • 10 mar 2007, 16:40
    No, actually I haven't even heard of Harlan Ellison before. But I'll try to remember his name next time I make a visit to the library! I think it's almost better to find new interesting authors than music, so please, do people make some recommedations! :>

    I wouldn't recommend Zadie. "Autograph Man" was starting to make some sense after I had read about 200 pages. Before that it was boring as hell! But I have heard good reviews about her other books though so maybe I'll give her a second change.

    What matters the most is how well you walk through the fire.
  • You better do, and hopefully you won't be disappointed :) Check out the short-story collections 'Lonelyache' and 'I have no mouth but I must scream'.

    Yeah, must agree with you on that, tips on interesting authors is something of the best you can get.

    Okay, maybe I don't have to feel bad about neglecting her stuff then :)

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    • 20 mar 2007, 16:12
    I've red lot of books and it is really hard to except that only one which is favorite.. But let it be I think it's "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" written by Haruki Murakami.

    When I'm not into Ch. Bukowski's literature I usually read something from H. Murakami, H.Hesse, Jack L. Chalker, M. Bulgakov, etc.

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  • Okay, can't say I know of this Murakami. Who is this person and whats "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" about?

    Read "Steppenwolf" recently, and I found it really awesome, what do you think about it? Got the margarita book by Bulgakov this christmas, is it really so good everyone says?

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    • 20 aug 2007, 19:16
    when it's not bukowski i can say john fante , boris vian or jack keruac i guess. these are the first writers i remembered.
    my favourite book (except buk's books) is definitely ask the dust by john fante

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    • 31 aug 2007, 06:28
    Hunter S. Thompson, Virginia Woolf, Allen Ginsberg, Eugene Ionesco, Anton Chekhov and D.H. Lawrence.

    Yeah, that's my list. :P

  • William S. Burroughs, Ken Kesey, Jack Kerouac, Aldous Huxley, Raymond Chandler, and Ernest Hemingway. I read a lot of books though, so these are basically just my favorite authors.

    "As one judge said to another: 'Be just and if you can't be just, be arbitrary.'" --William S. Burroughs
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    • 18 okt 2008, 13:28
    Kafka, Camus, Dostoevsky, Cummings, Borges, Joyce..but at present something completely different - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaman- Good omen ;p

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    • 9 nov 2008, 20:14

    faves

    gabriel garcia marquez,ursula k. lequin,milan kundera,oguz atay and charles bukowski...these are my all time favorites...

  • my favorites include kafka, Keuroac, Vonnegut, terry Prattchet, The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King is Excellent.

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    • 15 jan 2009, 23:23
    i'm scratched out by Welsh, Poe, Lovecraft, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Kerouac, Fante, Dostojevskij, Calvino, Bulgakov, Kafka, R.Howard, Conan Doyle, R.Bloch, Meyrink, Steinbeck, Ferlinghetti, Chesterton, Strindberg, Hodgson, Asimov, Stevenson, Huxley...something of Marquez and King..

    Curl like smoke and breath again
    down your throat inside your ribs
    through your spine in every nerve
    where I watch...and I wait...and yield to the hurt.
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    • 15 jan 2009, 23:24
    and every single word of Charles,you know!! :P

    Curl like smoke and breath again
    down your throat inside your ribs
    through your spine in every nerve
    where I watch...and I wait...and yield to the hurt.
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    • 27 mar 2009, 05:12
    "Women"!

  • A Lot Of Good Stuff

    Damn, what a lot of good books. But Buko is always special. More directly. Of Course, he liked Celine. Me to, journey to the end of the night or so, good stuff. In Germany FAUSER is near by, sometimes WONDRATSCHEK. Or a guy named GOETZ. But whatever: Bukowski, often copied, never arrived or how we say, excuse my poor englisch. What music did he like: Only Brahms, nothing else??
    What would he listen on Last.fm ??????????????? Greatings from munich, Otto

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  • Henry Miller, John Fante, Chuck Palahniuk, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs. If you're not afraid of thick books you should read "The Rosy Crucifixion Trilogy" and if you are, than you should read Tropic of Cancer. Both are books by Miller.

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    • 4 sep 2009, 19:22
    read Pedro Juan Gutiérrez if you like bukowski. you wont be dissapointed. dirty dirty dirty... a real pevert ;)

    try

    Tropical Animal

    &

    Dirty Havana Triology.

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  • Re: A Lot Of Good Stuff

    Roehrich1 said:
    Damn, what a lot of good books. But Buko is always special. More directly. Of Course, he liked Celine. Me to, journey to the end of the night or so, good stuff. In Germany FAUSER is near by, sometimes WONDRATSCHEK. Or a guy named GOETZ. But whatever: Bukowski, often copied, never arrived or how we say, excuse my poor englisch. What music did he like: Only Brahms, nothing else??
    What would he listen on Last.fm ??????????????? Greatings from munich, Otto


    Brahms, Motzart, Beethoven... he talks about it in his books.

    Long walks at night--
    that's what good for the soul:
    peeking into windows
    watching tired housewives
    trying to fight off
    their beer-maddened husbands.
    -And the Moon and the Stars and the World, by Charles Bukowski.
  • When I'm not Bukowski-ing (which sounds stupid):
    James Joyce
    Franz Kafka
    Truman Capote
    Raymond Chandler
    Georges Perec
    Oscar Wilde
    Nietzsche
    Turgenev
    pretty much my favorites.

    Book-wise, probably Life: A User's Manual, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, or The Picture of Dorian Grey.

    I do like the obvious Bukowski-fan stuff like Kerouac and Burroughs, but I can't stand beatniks.

    Long walks at night--
    that's what good for the soul:
    peeking into windows
    watching tired housewives
    trying to fight off
    their beer-maddened husbands.
    -And the Moon and the Stars and the World, by Charles Bukowski.
  • Henry Miller - Sexus
    Porno - Irvine Welsh

    my two favourite books, but i prefer Bukowski

  • Try Celine / Journey to the end of the night

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    • 5 feb 2011, 14:33
    Sartre, Hunter S. Thompson, Nietzsche, Bukowski, Adlous Huxley, Burroughs and all the other freaks

  • Roehrich1 a dit :
    Try Celine / Journey to the end of the night


    I agree, Voyage Au Bout de La Nuit is a masterpiece ( Bukowski wrote in Notes of a Dirty Old Man that "Céline was the greatest writer of 2000 years ), & Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal) by Baudelaire (better in french for both of them, obviously).
    Otherwise, Jacques Prévert,Arthur Cravan, Will Self, Tom Sharpe, John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces, Tristan Egolf's Lord of the Barnyard: Killing the Fatted Calf and Arming the Aware in the Cornbelt....
    I recently discovered Paasilinna's The Year of the Hare, funnily anarchist & I could write loads of writers & titles aside Bukowski, I don't forget sci-fi & crime novels, ancient litterature & poetry, Borges, Fante, Homere, Victor Hugo & more & more
    keep on reading :)

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