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  1. I read the first one and liked it, still need to read the other 2. Also LOVED the 3BP series. Reading The Wasp Factory now. & Gravity's Rainbow. Going full immersive on the Pynchon: First I read the corresponding chapter in Weisenburger's Companion, then I read the actual chapter, then I read the online Wiki, then I listen to the chapter on audiobook, then, lastly, I look at the corresponding pages in Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow.
  2. I have the Kobo Aura ONE (Special Edition) as well as a Kindle Voyage, both of which are a few years old now. I prefer the Kobo for it's larger (7.8") size and auto "Natural Light" feature. Most of the newer Kindles all have the warm light feature now though. I dislike the lopsided edge that was introduced with the Oasis and copied now by most of the Kobo line. I also dislike page turn buttons. For those reasons if I had to buy a new e-reader now I would probably go with the new Paperwhite.
  3. Agreed, I will take a 1-0 pitcher's duel over a 10-9 slugfest anyday.
  4. I'm working my way through Gravity's Rainbow as well. I am also using the guide and this: Full immersion baby! I am only about 10% in but I totally agree: challenging and brilliant. I can actually feel Pynchon rewiring my neurons as I read...
  5. Oh man, RIP Ursula. Such a lovely person. I always enjoyed going up to see her at Powell's for book signings and such.
  6. Multnomah Falls is a must see (stop by McMenamins Edgefield on the way). Portland has a lot of cool districts to walk around and shop/eat: 23rd st, Hawthorne, Belmont, Mississippi, Hollywood, Alberta come to mind. Powell's City of Books, of course. Chuck Palahniuk wrote Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland that includes a guide to weird places: https://www.wired.com/2016/05/what-to-do-in-portland/ Happy trails!
  7. Richard Adams author of Watership Down dies at 96. Pretty good run, RIP.
  8. I don't normally read mainstream fiction novels but this was excellent: As was this (back to my normal genre): And I'm enjoying this one on audiobook: I went to James Gleick's author event @ Powell's in support of this book. It was fun.
  9. The sequels are excellent as well: The Dark Forest & The End of Death (just published last month).
  10. I'm in. After doing so well last year, why the hell not?
  11. Hey Knucks several of your recent posts with pics just appear as broken links for me. Anyone else?
  12. ^^^ I also loved TBP and I loved the sequel, The Dark Forest, even more. Can't wait for the 3rd book!
  13. I guess I am in the minority here because I absolutely LOVE the new Radiohead album. I have always preferred their mellower stuff and this is a whole album of juicy delicious mellowness. Can't stop listening to it.
  14. ^^^ I recently read This is Water and found it very inspiring as well. Me: Very interesting and well written.
  15. I always thought it was the police code but the actual story is stranger: http://www.ibtimes.com/420-meaning-very-odd-beginnings-marijuanas-global-holiday-2356246
  16. A cool short story by Neil Gaiman from Trigger Warning: Return of the Thin White Duke http://www.neilgaiman.com/Cool_Stuff/Short_Stories/The_Return_of_the_Thin_White_Duke It's a quick read.
  17. ^ Happened in my town. I think they should put up a historical marker or something.
  18. Happy Birthday! Thanks for making Slow Forum my favorite place on the internets.
  19. Saw Muse last night at the Rose Garden, they were really great. Phantogram opened and they were good too.
  20. Frank: classy move man, appreciate it, thank you!
  21. Thus concludes Beat-Down week. Closest contest = 45 pts. Average margin of victory = 54.2 pts.
  22. Not sure but I think it was the Jet's Defense that got 2 points added on for some reason. Not a big deal just curious.
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