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Old 06-25-2016   #41
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Re: Books You Will Never Read

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I carried them with me because in many of those flats I would find interesting books in the "personal libraries" of some of the people I lived with. I say personal in quotes because it was plainly obvious these folks didn't read any of those books and only had them displayed in the living room as a testament of the culture they didn't have. You would find great books in there with absolutely no wear, no scratches, no marks of obvious use. Since I was way to shy to ask for them and because I am not a thief, I would silently swap some of those books with Palahniuk paperbacks. This way I traded Fight Club for La-Bas, Invisible monsters for Invisible Cities, Diary for In cold blood and Survivor for And the ass saw the angel

I still believe it was a fair trade.
What you did remind me of Gousse from Jacques the Fatalist & His Master:
" 'What has the death of your Sorbonne Professor got to do with the book I want? Did you take the other two from his library?'
'Certainly.'
'Without his consent?'
'Why should I need that for an act of redistributive justice? All I did was find a better location for the books by transferring them from a place where they were useless to another where they would be put to good use.' "

"So in the end it remains advisable to accept whatever comes, to behave like an inert mass even if one feels oneself being swept away, not to be lured into a single unneccesary step, to regard others with the gaze of an animal, to feel no remorse, in short to crush with one's own hand any ghost of life that subsists, that is, to intensify the final quiet of the grave still further and let nothing beyond that endure." ---Franz Kafka, Resolutions
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Re: Books You Will Never Read

How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Your fall should be like the fall of mountains. But I was before mountains. I was in the beginning, and shall be forever. The first and the last. The world come full circle. I am not the wheel. I am the hand that turns the wheel. I am Time, the Destroyer. I was the wind and the stars before this. Before planets. Before heaven and hell. And when all is done, I will be wind again, to blow this world as dust back into endless space. To me the coming and going of Man is as nothing.
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Re: Books You Will Never Read

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How to Win Friends and Influence People.
I don't think anyone read this book anymore. People like to mention it when they want to seem 'ambitious'.

Those Chicken Soup for the Soul books. It takes me some time before I realize they are not a serial of cooking books dedicated to chicken soup of every variety. Moreover, I hate chickens.

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Re: Books You Will Never Read

Roosh V.'s sexual travelogues/rape manuals.

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Re: Books You Will Never Read

A book I desperately want to read, but currently can't due to it being out of print, is The Sacrifice and Other Stories by Sarban. I love Ringstones, The Doll Maker and The Sound of His Horn so damn much. I can currently find no way of realistically obtaining this tome.

Who do I have to blow at Tartarus Press to get this released as an ebook?

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Re: Books You Will Never Read

Anything by Brian Lumley. I can barely finish three paragraphs written by that oaf.

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Re: Books You Will Never Read

Valancourt Books is taking reprint suggestions. Just now I suggested The Sacrifice and Other Stories by Sarban

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show...ment_153536658
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