Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:20 pm

Only 4 pages in and the dickslangin' begins

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby bjsesq » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:21 pm

Flips88 wrote:Only 4 pages in and the dickslangin' begins


It's what I do.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:24 pm

bjsesq wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Only 4 pages in and the dickslangin' begins


It's what I do.

tbf, other people were the ones dickslanging. You were just the guy in the background pointing out the half-dozen tube socks falling down through their pants leg.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby thecilent » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:24 pm

But I'll stop derailing.

Anyway for those of you who want to read a great dfw essay, check out a supposedly fun thing I'll never do again

I'm pretty sure it's here --LinkRemoved--

I'm on 3G right now and shit won't load but I think that's it. Love that freaking essay

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby bartleby » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:25 pm

thecilent wrote:Jfc. If you don't think dfw is one of the most talented writers EVER, you are an idiot. I'm sorry: I know that sounds ridiculous, but it's the truth.

And the footnotes unnecessary? That doesn't even make sense. You have to understand dfw and the way he thinks and writes to really appreciate the footnotes


lol, how can you make a statement like that

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby thecilent » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:25 pm

bartleby wrote:
thecilent wrote:Jfc. If you don't think dfw is one of the most talented writers EVER, you are an idiot. I'm sorry: I know that sounds ridiculous, but it's the truth.

And the footnotes unnecessary? That doesn't even make sense. You have to understand dfw and the way he thinks and writes to really appreciate the footnotes


lol, how can you make a statement like that

I know.. it's ridiculous to make a statement like that lol but ugh it's so true

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby RUM » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:28 pm

I was pretty surprised by this, but laura hillenbrand's new book "Unbroken" was really entertaining, pretty easy summer read as well.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby bjsesq » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:30 pm

My guilty pleasure: The Thief of Always by Clive Barker. Meant for teens, but damn it's good.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Verity » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:31 pm

Can we just go back to the Ayn Rand-bashing?

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:32 pm

Verity wrote:Can we just go back to the Ayn Rand-bashing?

Srsly

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby thechee » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:48 pm

I just finished "Crazy U" by Andrew Ferguson (speechwriter for Bush I). It's very light and quick to read, but tremendously funny. On top of the humor, there's some sharp commentary on higher ed, much of which can be applied to the LS admissions process.

http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Crash-Cours ... 674&sr=8-1

Interview with author: http://www.youtube.com/user/HooverInsti ... arUp-E3Qyc

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:52 pm

Josh Grisham's books aren't spectacular but they do sort of put you in the whole "law" mode, I guess...Runaway Jury and The Firm are the only books that I enjoyed

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:53 pm

FantasticMrFox wrote:Josh Grisham's books aren't spectacular but they do sort of put you in the whole "law" mode, I guess...Runaway Jury and The Firm are the only books that I enjoyed

I like Grisham novels. The man knows how to tell a story.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby TTH » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:58 pm

Bret Easton Ellis novels put you in a proper state of mind for law school, or at least, give you a sense of what kind of people to expect to deal with.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby RUM » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:00 pm

Wait it's John Grisham right?

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:08 pm

TTH wrote:Bret Easton Ellis novels put you in a proper state of mind for law school, or at least, give you a sense of what kind of people to expect to deal with.

I'm gonna have the best fucking business cards around

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby TheFutureLawyer » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:12 pm

Verity wrote:
TheFutureLawyer wrote:Yeah looking around it seems the Maudes and those guys made the best english translations around. I can only say that the Maude translation of Karenina reads very well.


The bolded is usually telling of a bad translation.


Damn, I guess the Maude translation sucks then.

Also, spell check is informing me that 'bolded' is not a word. 8)

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:13 pm

RUM wrote:Wait it's John Grisham right?

Yes yes that was really stupid of me; I don't even know anyone with the name Josh :shock:
EDIT: oh, nvm...josh groban :?

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Verity » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:15 pm

TheFutureLawyer wrote:
Verity wrote:
TheFutureLawyer wrote:Yeah looking around it seems the Maudes and those guys made the best english translations around. I can only say that the Maude translation of Karenina reads very well.


The bolded is usually telling of a bad translation.


Damn, I guess the Maude translation sucks then.

Also, spell check is informing me that 'bolded' is not a word. 8)


Spellcheck is for wimps and fatties. It would inform you that Ulysses is in Chinese.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:16 pm

Verity wrote:Spellcheck is for wimps and fatties.

Do you realize this shtick isn't funny?

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby joemoviebuff » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:17 pm

Currently reading this, and it's got me hooked.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Verity » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:17 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Verity wrote:Spellcheck is for wimps and fatties.

Do you realize this shtick isn't funny?


Truth hurts, fatty.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:17 pm

Verity wrote:
TheFutureLawyer wrote:
Verity wrote:
TheFutureLawyer wrote:Yeah looking around it seems the Maudes and those guys made the best english translations around. I can only say that the Maude translation of Karenina reads very well.


The bolded is usually telling of a bad translation.


Damn, I guess the Maude translation sucks then.

Also, spell check is informing me that 'bolded' is not a word. 8)


Spellcheck is for wimps and fatties. It would inform you that Ulysses is in Chinese.

What kind of spell-check are you using that tells you the country?

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Verity » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:20 pm

FantasticMrFox wrote:What kind of spell-check are you using that tells you the country?


Firefox app, MrFox.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby TheFutureLawyer » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:28 pm

Watch out guys, Verity is on a roll.




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