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post #3946 of 5748
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
Just finished Wind Up Bird Chronicle. It was great. Should I bother trying to piece the fragments together for the purpose of understanding the linearity of the story? The plot isn't completely tenable, but I'm wondering if you can infer anything about the underlying mechanism for all the dreams and characters' parallels within their different degrees of reality.

I'm still dying to know what was in the spy's envelope.

I read the book twice. The first reading took about a month. The second reading took three days. I don't skip chapters, paragraphs, or even words. I just read for 16 hours a day. The second time exposed more about the book than was possible before knowing the general structure of the narratives or without a sense of the characters. The earlier chapters -- particularly, Lieutenant Mamiya's mini-novel -- are surprisingly personal the second time around.

I don't think you're supposed to ever know what's in the envelope. It serves it's purpose well.
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Book wasn't entertaining enough to finish and go through the annoying writing style.
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I am currently reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Nice book, but very long and not easy either. At times it even gets a little boring. But I have never given up on a book and I am certainly not giving up on it either.
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Jack Kerouac: On the road, The Subterraneans
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I am presently reading:

Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell.

Very interesting investigation and fiction novel, a Kay Scarpetter novel.
post #3952 of 5748
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Originally Posted by Hombre Secreto View Post
Book wasn't entertaining enough to finish and go through the annoying writing style.

+1

Really wanted to like it and gave it a fair shot; just could not get passed the writing style, even though some of it is hilarious.

Finally got around to start:



Anything I should keep in mind while reading or any other tips that will help me get through this? (haven't red a 1000+ page book in quite a while)
post #3953 of 5748
Protip: stop reading it now.
post #3954 of 5748
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
Protip: stop reading it now.

+1
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
Protip: stop reading it now.

lulz.
post #3956 of 5748
I never seen a book receive so much hatred here.
post #3957 of 5748
Sci-fi novel with an interesting take on vampires.
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at swim two birds by flann o'brien
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Sci-fi novel with an interesting take on vampires.
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I hated this.
Just started reading: Oh, and: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Barry Nalebuff is a douche.
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schizophrenia, in spaaacceeee!!!
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