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One Hell Of A Book

My absolute favorite aspect of reading is humor. I love humor dearly, and it is definetely the most profound literary mechanic. It is a solid way to communicate feelings, thoughts, and makes a book more fun.  With that being said, I am reading Rant by Chuck Palahniuk. Before I get into the book (WITHOUT spoilers) let me just add a little tidbit about what a great author Chuck is...******* of laughter, by chapter three, if not before that. As in most of Chuck's book he uses the Trinity archetype, appearance vs. reality, and a whole bunch of mind convulsing imagery. As a warning Chuck is not for the faint of heart or those who have a deep sense of morality. As for the book, Rant is a fast paced and often juicy (Oh yes, I went there) oral biography of the life of Buster "Rant" Casey. When the novel starts, Rant Casey is already dead, this is slightly disappointing because we never get to know what Rant is actually thinking or even what he is really like. What is immediatly derived though, is Rant's obsession with the facades of people and all their bullshit. A thing to keep in mind while reading is that things aren't always what they seem. To finish this thing up, read Rant, it makes you think and it is fun. A win-win scenario.
Saywhatcomm Saywhatcomm 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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The upside down picture is cool. I hope you did it on purpose for fun and not by mistake. Anyway, I may have to look for that book - books with real humor in them are great

Haha thanks blame my technological stoopidness, but yeahit's pretty funny as long as your minds a little twisted haha

Oh, and I love the phrase "******* of laughter"

May I ask, why is your avatar upside down? Is it (as my dad used to say) just to make people like me ask silly questions?

That is a great book...I liked his collection of short stories too

O my gosh you aren't talking about Haunted are you??? I lurrve that book!

Chuck must be an acquired taste, as I have tried to read a few of his books and never got past the first thirty or forty pages. It is a writing style I can't get into. But that doesn't mean I don't think he is good, just that he isn't my kind of writer.

Yeah, he is not for everybody; I really enjoy his casualness. Just out of curiosity what authors do you like?

How many days do you have to sit here reading? LOL Do you want it in order of favourites or in alphabetical order? Favourites first. Robert A Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon, Harlan Ellison, James Patterson, David Baldacci, Stuart Woods, Mary Higgins Clark, JD Robb (aka Nora Roberts), Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Kathy Reichs, Jeffrey Deaver. I will leave it there. There are so many. I am an avid reader. Several books a week.

Pshhh I read in my sleep haha, I do like James Patterson and Stephen King so we have something in common :)

Yeah, I used to read in my sleep too. Literally, I would be reading in bed, and when I woke up, it was as if I had turned a couple of dozen pages I didn't remember reading. I'd have to reread them the next day. Now, as I have cataracts, and can't read for more than 20 to 30 minutes before my eyes close, I get all my favourite books by my favourite authors on audio book CDs or on E-audio. And I do literally read in my sleep. I listen in bed and fall asleep listening. Again, I have to relisten the next day. Not a bad way to fall asleep though.

Thats sad and awesome...I love to be able to see the words and think about them at my own pace; at the same time though I wouldn't mind dreaming about my favorite novel.

Yeah, reading was my joy, since I was a preschooler. I was begging my mom to teach me to read, It was great that she read to me, but I wanted to do it myself. Now, I have to rely on readers to do it for me. Once in a while there will be a reader with a voice I cannot tolerate, so I will get the large print copy of the book and read it for myself. But, what used to take me three or four hours to read, now takes me that many weeks, because my eyes tire so quickly. Even using the computer, is difficult, I have to have the screen so enlarged that I can't get it all on at the same time. What you are reading in this square, is for me, the entire size of my monitor. But, at least I can still use the computer. Thank goodness for that.

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