Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer Liberal Reading List

1. Atlas Shrugged-Ayn Rand

I heard they're making this novel into a movie. I hope they keep in the good parts. I haven't had a chance to read the whole thing, but it was easy to find the best bits in the library copy I looked at because certain pages showed more wear and tear than others. Here's one well written passage:

He jerked her closer, to stifle the sight of his own shudder. His hands were going through the automatic motions of intimacy – and she complied, but in a manner that made him feel as if the beats of her arteries under his touch were snickering giggles.

2. Sisters by Lynne Cheney

A rough and tumble western novel about two womyn dealing with patriarchy, feminism, rape and the world capitalist system peppered with sizzling hot scenes:

Let us go away together, away from the anger and imperatives of men. We shall find ourselves a secluded bower where they dare not venture. There will be only the two of us, and we shall linger through long afternoons of sweet retirement. In the evenings I shall read to you while you work your cross-stitch in the firelight. And then we shall go to bed, our bed, my dearest girl. . . .

...The young woman was heavily powdered, but quite attractive, a curvesome creature, rounded at bosom and cheek. When she smiled, even her teeth seemed puffed and rounded, like tiny ivory pillows.

Lynne Cheney is the proud parent of a lesbian daughter and married to some guy she playfully refers to as "Dick." She's written another steamy potboiler called The Body Politic.

3. Those Who Tresspass by Bill O'Reilly

O'Reilly is a double threat! Not only is he an author, but he also hosted Entertainment Tonight before getting a talk show on some basic cable network.
O'reilly's novel concern a broadcast journalist sytematically murdering members of the lamestream media.

Since he is an accomplished on air personality, the audio book is obviously the preferred format.
Excerpts can be heard here:

4. Getting it Right by William F. Buckley

Buckley had the politics of a right wing swine, but he was cool. Here's a moving scene:

But this time she led him upstairs to a room he had never laid eyes on, a bedroom with a king-size bed and not less than six oil pictures of Ayn on the walls, one of them showing her bare-breasted, the Ayn of twenty years ago. The shades had been drawn and Nathaniel could savor the scent. Today her lover was being welcomed with synesthetical concerns for all the senses, only the music missing. But as he lay and later groaned with writhing and release, he brought the full force of his mind to transmuted, volutptuarian elation in this physical union with the very woman who had created John Galt and Dagny Taggart and Henry Rearden, and had touched down her scepter on him, Nathaniel, igniting his mind, and his own scepter, which paid, now, devoted service.

5. The Apprentice by Scooter Libby
A thriller by Dick Cheney's chief of staff with references to beastiality, pedophilia and rape.

At age ten the madam put the child in a cage with a bear trained to couple with young girls so the girls would be frigid and not fall in love with their patrons. They fed her through the bars and aroused the bear with a stick when it seemed to lose interest. Groups of men paid to watch.

6. The Starr Report

Read the sordid story of President Clinton pleasuring himself in a sink in his bathroom, taking calls from members of Congress while receiving oral sex and other shameful acts in glorious detail.

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