man's search for meaning - frankl
Thread: What'cha Reading?
05-19-2010, 01:02 AM #821"People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates." - Thomas Szasz
05-19-2010, 07:23 PM #822
Rex Stout - Nero Wolfe/The Red Box
05-19-2010, 07:44 PM #823
A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick. I belong to a book club and we're having a joint book club meeting with another book club. Today, I picked up the book at the library.I'm a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle and here is my spout. Every time I steam up, I give a shout. Just tip me over and pour me out.
05-23-2010, 12:00 AM #824To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
05-23-2010, 05:08 AM #825
- Join Date
- Apr 2007
2001: A Space Odyssey
05-23-2010, 12:50 PM #826
Masters of Chaos"You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office
than to serve and obey them. - David Hume
05-23-2010, 01:22 PM #827
The Pickup Artist: The New and Improved Art of Seduction by Mystery. (Erik von Markovik)
Some gems in this book but not as good as the groundbreaking work of "The Mystery Method: How to get Beautiful Women" (which is more of a culmination of his life's contributions to the pick up game). Nevertheless the gems are not semiprecious rather very valuable if used at the right time and right place (and how many other books get you laid?)
As far as the craft, Mystery is the best. He is also well adept at explaining his craft in a entertaining and understandable manner. He however is no biographer/autobiographer/story teller that Neil Strauss/Style is (whose book The Game was essentially a biography of Mystery for a couple years). In other words at parts of the Pickup Artist it is as if Mystery attempts to write like Style did in The Game and here the book falls flat on its face and exposes such additional biographical material for what it is; fluff and filler.
Regardless if you like playing the pick up game and/or if you liked "The Mystery Method: How to get Beautiful Women" then you you will enjoy this book.
I wanted to give the book an 8 but because the abundance of filler and a fair amount of repetition from his other works give the book a 7.5/10. Nevertheless a must read for the aspiring or aficionado male pickup artist/seducer or social dynamic psych student.
05-23-2010, 01:29 PM #828
oh been on holiday this week so read lots....
Angles gate (sequil to Shadows of the Wind) - Carlos Ruiz Zafon both fab reads
The male brain
The Female brain both by Louann Brizedine (quick read as half the book is notes).
I may also finish 50 psycologiclal idea (which I started weeks ago).
05-23-2010, 01:49 PM #829"I put the fires out."
"you made them worse."
05-24-2010, 01:36 PM #830
Robert B Parker - A Catskill Eagle
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