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After watching

I think I'm going to give

a shot.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

i've always wanted to read that. let me know what you think of it once you're done.
Slow going on Sophie's World. I'm forging on, but it hasn't really gotten me in at all. Combination of a few things:

1. flimsy ass childish story to hold its premise together
2. crappy translation from Norwegian to English.

I mean, it's OK, and I'm all in favor of the 'let's dumb down what St Augustine was talking about and make it accessible' approach, but it's stitched together with some weird narrative that I just could not give a shit about.

Also you can see just from the way it was written that this is a translation job by a translator with no real effort to make it read particularly well or sound particularly good. Wish that when the translator was done with it, they passed it on to a native English speaking writer, gave him a tiny bit of poetic license with the phrasing, and asked him to give it a once over.

Pet peeve from such works here as well...lots of strangely placed exclamation points. What is it with foreigners and exclamation points?
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The Casual Vacancy. About 25% through, really not sure what to make of it yet.
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Finishing Tom McCarthy's Remainder. I think it's works better conceptually than as a novel if that distinction holds any water.
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Originally Posted by Infrasonic View Post

Really enjoyed this book.
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What The Dog Saw - Malcom Gladwell and

Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton

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The Mystery Knight. It is the third Dunk and Egg novella from George RR Martin.

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I hope he isn't cranking those out instead of working on the next AGOT novel!
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Just finished Chrystia Freeland's Plutocrats-- a useful follow-on to Anti-Fragile.

And have started Andrew Solomon's Far from the Tree.
Edited by Concordia - 12/30/12 at 8:07am
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My second foray into comics...not bad so far. My first foray being JTHM and Squee by Jhonen Vasquez.
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