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I had the opportunity to attend a reading by Stewart O'Nan yesterday. He's out promoting his new book, Last Night at the Lobster, which is being met with a good deal of critical acclaim.

Have you read it? I saw some of the positive reviews and thought I'd add it to my long list.
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Have you read it? I saw some of the positive reviews and thought I'd add it to my long list.

Unforutunately, I haven't read it, but I'm going to buy it and add it to the pile. I was going to buy it at the reading, but it was held at town hall and they didn't have credit card capabilities (I was planning on hitting the ATM ahead of time, but was running late). The portions he read certainly held my interest.
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Just finished "The Known World" by Edward P. Jones. I can't believe I hadn't heard of it--really great book with an interesting perspective on slavery in antebellum Virginia. I imagine a lot of research went into it. A little difficult here and there, and a little heavy handed occasionally, but really well-structured and enjoyable (not in a make-you-smile kinda way, of course).

Now I'm reading the Maltese Falcon, which I've never read.
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I just finished Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami.
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Just finished "The Known World" by Edward P. Jones. I can't believe I hadn't heard of it--really great book with an interesting perspective on slavery in antebellum Virginia. I imagine a lot of research went into it. A little difficult here and there, and a little heavy handed occasionally, but really well-structured and enjoyable (not in a make-you-smile kinda way, of course).

Seconded.
post #306 of 5738
Rereading Paul Bowles.
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Rereading Paul Bowles.
Sheltering Sky?
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Sheltering Sky?

No, his travel pieces and short stories.
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Just finishing up Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.

I'd like to pick up The Golden Compass before I go see the movie.
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Just finishing up Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.
I liked it. Bourdain's second book was slightly better than crap, but still worth skipping. Try Comfort me with Apples, if you like the genre.
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I'd like to pick up The Golden Compass before I go see the movie.
As luck would have it, I am reading this now to see if it is suitable for my daughter.
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I am reading a pure jewel : "Alamut", by Vladimir Bartol, a Slovenian novelist. It is the story of the head of the sect of Hashishiyyins.
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Come On People by Bill Cosby with Alvin Poussaint.
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No Nabokov? IMO, he was better than Chekhov or Bulgakov.
Didn't read nabokov but IMO "The Master and Marguarita" is really a chef d'oeuvre!
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There's no reason this thread should ever go away...

I am reading A Beautiful Mind. Was given to me by a math teacher year's ago and I ignored it because I had seen the movie, but a very interesting read. Actually, one of my favorites thus far.
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^^^ Awesome movie!

I just finished "Sailing Alone Around the World" by Joshua Slocum. Great book if you have even a remote interest in boating and has some great insight into the world of the 1890's. Very Hemingway-esque style of writing.
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