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blueone 08-01-2007 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Quincy (Post 291498)
Such a simple tactic. That's brilliant, I wish I'd thought of that.

To make it look like I wasn't just really, really shit at painting there was odd red blob here and there. That made me look only really shit. :upyours

FrigidRoses 08-05-2007 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by blueone (Post 289589)
I was just looking at google at all your HP covers - they're bad. Your Deathly Hallows one! :eek:

http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/Images/.../hpdhcover.jpg

Almost Done! :upyours

Faded Rose 08-06-2007 11:20 AM

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About a third of the way through American Psycho - It's rather good. To say I'm enjoying it would be wrong. Bateman is just too awful for words but horribly creepy and it's very well written. I would recommend it I think.

FrigidRoses 08-06-2007 11:35 AM

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Glad you like it!

Layne 08-06-2007 06:09 PM

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I never got around to reading the Great Batsby...andi finally did....great book....total classic

Scott F Fitzgerald is amazing....

but right now i'm reading last two pages of the O.J. Simpsons book " If I did it"

its really horrible...its basically him saying that he did it...and he denies it at the same time

"I looked over at Goldman, and I was fuming. I guess he thought I was going to hit him, because he got into his little karate stance. "What the fuck is that?" I said. "You think you can take me with your karate shit?" He started circling me, bobbing and weaving, and if I hadn't been so fucking angry I would have laughed in his face. "O.J., come on!" It was Charlie again, pleading. Nicole moaned, regaining consciousness. She stirred on the ground and opened her eyes and looked at me, but it didn't seem like anything was registering. Charlie walked over and planted himself in front of me blocking my view. "We are fucking done here, man-let's go!"

I noticed the knife in Charlie's hand, and in one deft move I removed my right glove and snatched it up. "We're not going anywhere," I said, turning to face Goldman. Goldman was still circling me, bobbing and weaving, but I didn't feel like laughing anymore. "You think you're tough, motherfucker?" I said. I could hear Charlie just behind me, saying something, urging me to get the fuck out of there, and at one point he even reached for me and tried to drag me away, but I shook him off, hard, and moved toward Goldman. "Okay, motherfucker!" I said. "Show me how tough you are!"

Then something went horribly wrong, and I know what happened, but I can't tell you exactly how. I was still standing in Nicole's courtyard, of course, but for a few moments I couldn't remember how I'd gotten there, when I'd arrived, or even why I was there. Then it came back to me, very slowly: The recital-with little Sydney up on stage, dancing her little heart out; me, chipping balls into my neighbor's yard; Paula, angry, not answering her phone; Charlie, stopping by the house to tell me some more ugly shit about Nicole's behavior. Then what? The short, quick drive from Rockingham to the Bundy condo. And now?

Now I was standing in Nicole's courtyard, in the dark, listening to the loud, rhythmic, accelerated beating of my own heart. I put my left hand to my heart and my shirt felt strangely wet. I looked down at myself. For several moments, I couldn't get my mind around what I was seeing. The whole front of me was covered in blood, but it didn't compute. Is this really blood? I wondered. And whose blood is it? Is it mine? Am I hurt?"

Starlite 08-06-2007 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Layne (Post 293587)
I never got around to reading the Great Gatsby...andi finally did....great book....total classic

:upyours I love The Great Gatsby.

Layne 08-06-2007 06:16 PM

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agreed...Its so simple...yet so descriptive..I mean its rarley any onimonapea or any irony...its just a memory he had... I think its better than catcher in the rye...even that book is insanely good too

Sydneyfan 08-06-2007 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Layne (Post 293587)
I never got around to reading the Great Batsby...andi finally did....great book....total classic

Scott F Fitzgerald is amazing....

but right now i'm reading last two pages of the O.J. Simpsons book " If I did it"

its really horrible...its basically him saying that he did it...and he denies it at the same time

"I looked over at Goldman, and I was fuming. I guess he thought I was going to hit him, because he got into his little karate stance. "What the fuck is that?" I said. "You think you can take me with your karate shit?" He started circling me, bobbing and weaving, and if I hadn't been so fucking angry I would have laughed in his face. "O.J., come on!" It was Charlie again, pleading. Nicole moaned, regaining consciousness. She stirred on the ground and opened her eyes and looked at me, but it didn't seem like anything was registering. Charlie walked over and planted himself in front of me blocking my view. "We are fucking done here, man-let's go!"

I noticed the knife in Charlie's hand, and in one deft move I removed my right glove and snatched it up. "We're not going anywhere," I said, turning to face Goldman. Goldman was still circling me, bobbing and weaving, but I didn't feel like laughing anymore. "You think you're tough, motherfucker?" I said. I could hear Charlie just behind me, saying something, urging me to get the fuck out of there, and at one point he even reached for me and tried to drag me away, but I shook him off, hard, and moved toward Goldman. "Okay, motherfucker!" I said. "Show me how tough you are!"

Then something went horribly wrong, and I know what happened, but I can't tell you exactly how. I was still standing in Nicole's courtyard, of course, but for a few moments I couldn't remember how I'd gotten there, when I'd arrived, or even why I was there. Then it came back to me, very slowly: The recital-with little Sydney up on stage, dancing her little heart out; me, chipping balls into my neighbor's yard; Paula, angry, not answering her phone; Charlie, stopping by the house to tell me some more ugly shit about Nicole's behavior. Then what? The short, quick drive from Rockingham to the Bundy condo. And now?

Now I was standing in Nicole's courtyard, in the dark, listening to the loud, rhythmic, accelerated beating of my own heart. I put my left hand to my heart and my shirt felt strangely wet. I looked down at myself. For several moments, I couldn't get my mind around what I was seeing. The whole front of me was covered in blood, but it didn't compute. Is this really blood? I wondered. And whose blood is it? Is it mine? Am I hurt?"


Has the entire manuscript leaked yet?

Layne 08-06-2007 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Sydneyfan (Post 293593)
Has the entire manuscript leaked yet?


trust me it will...Nicole Goldman's family will be the owner of that book now...because thats the only settlement that they'll get from the earnings of the book...

ahh they also get to title the book too...they said it still in the processes of being aprroval...'cause i'm sure FOX will sponser it no problem

trappss1 08-06-2007 08:40 PM

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It's F Scott Fitzgerald is it not?

Layne 08-07-2007 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by trappss1 (Post 293626)
It's F Scott Fitzgerald is it not?

EDIT: F Scott Fitzgerald

good call

TheOneThatLeaves 08-07-2007 02:18 AM

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Vanity Fair

been reading alot of early 19th century classics lately...

Starlite 08-07-2007 04:53 AM

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Originally Posted by TheOneThatLeaves (Post 293725)
Vanity Fair

been reading alot of early 19th century classics lately...

:upyours I'm a fan of 19th C classics. I went through a phase where I didn't read anything but classics.

Sydneyfan 08-07-2007 07:13 PM

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http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...deweb__300.jpg

foggy 08-07-2007 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Starlite (Post 293737)
:upyours I'm a fan of 19th C classics. I went through a phase where I didn't read anything but classics.

Same here. :)

TheOneThatLeaves 08-08-2007 02:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Starlite (Post 293737)
:upyours I'm a fan of 19th C classics. I went through a phase where I didn't read anything but classics.

yeah I'm going through that phase right now ... lots of Jane Austen ...


btw are there any Kazuo Ishiguro fans I recently read Never Let Me Go ... brilliance ...

Sydneyfan 08-08-2007 03:46 AM

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Originally Posted by TheOneThatLeaves (Post 294158)

btw are there any Kazuo Ishiguro fans I recently read Never Let Me Go ... brilliance ...

Yes, me. Never Let Me Go is fabulous, and frightening. I am also a big fan of The Remains of the Day, have you read that one? On the surface they seem like such completely different books, but they actually have a lot of common themes.

Faded Rose 08-08-2007 11:08 AM

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Patrick Bateman and I are still enjoying our one to one....this man is disintegrating before my very eyes. I don't think I have ever read a book so profoundly disturbing as this.

Layne 08-08-2007 01:55 PM

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The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford ...shits EPIC..really is..and moving also

but yes I guess it fits in the 19 C classic novel List

trappss1 08-08-2007 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Faded Rose (Post 294234)
Patrick Bateman and I are still enjoying our one to one....this man is disintegrating before my very eyes. I don't think I have ever read a book so profoundly disturbing as this.

Have you got to the ex-girlfriend yet? If not prepare for an all new high in terms of depravity.

raisemyglass 08-08-2007 01:57 PM

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http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/image...GL._AA240_.jpg

Sydneyfan 08-08-2007 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Faded Rose (Post 294234)
Patrick Bateman and I are still enjoying our one to one....this man is disintegrating before my very eyes. I don't think I have ever read a book so profoundly disturbing as this.

:guitarsolo I think I might re-read AM again very soon.

Faded Rose 08-09-2007 12:13 PM

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Patrick and I have now ended our relationship. I don't think I have read anything quite like it. I'm not very good at analysing books but I am right presumably in that all of this is Bateman's pyschopathic fantasies. The vacuous life, the drugs, the escape into his worst nightmares which are also his erotic fantasies to the point where he can no longer distinguish reality from fantasy and the disintegration of his whole life.

ps - don't anyone read it just for the porn - it contains some of the most nauseating scenes I have ever come across and I'm not easily shocked!

FrigidRoses 08-09-2007 01:38 PM

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http://www.electricstory.com/images/...nes450x600.jpg

Sydneyfan 08-10-2007 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Faded Rose (Post 294736)
Patrick and I have now ended our relationship. I don't think I have read anything quite like it. I'm not very good at analysing books but I am right presumably in that all of this is Bateman's pyschopathic fantasies. The vacuous life, the drugs, the escape into his worst nightmares which are also his erotic fantasies to the point where he can no longer distinguish reality from fantasy and the disintegration of his whole life.

Yep, that's always been my take on it. His life is so superficial that he has lost the ability to connect with others and to feel like a normal human being. His fantasies (and they are only that) are the only way he can feel any emotion at all or obtain any meaning out of his existance. As he becomes more cut off from the world, the fantasies get darker and more disturbing.

I think this quote from Bateman towards at the end of the novel pretty much sums up what the book is about for me anyhow:

''Intellect is not a cure. Justice is dead. Fear, recrimination, innocence, sympathy, guilt, waste, failure, grief, were things, emotions, that no one really felt anymore. God is not alive. Surface, surface, surface was all that anyone found meaning in.''


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