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Yeah, I have a good friend in the Press Gallery and what she tells me is depressing. The Libs are going to destroy the ACT economy. :-(

Thanks I needed that, the only positive is that house prices will fall by 10% or more like they did when Howard got in 96.
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the ACT has an economy?
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the ACT has an economy?

Not any more.

Anyway, back on topic. Am reading the Erast Fandorin novel She Lover of Death, by Boris Akunin. Fandorin is a Holmesian character living in Imperialist Russia, around the time Nicholas came to power. Akunin is doing something ineteresting in this series; each book is intended to be an example of a classic theme in the genre (e.g. the political assassination, the locked room mystery etc). In this one he is doubling down by recounting the same mystery story in this and the next novel (He Lover of Death) from two different points of view. I'm keen to see what he makes of this idea.
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It's entertaining. Got it at Aardvark Used Books.
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I made it about 3 pages into Vile Bodies before losing track of all the cutesy name jokes and losing interest.
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Louise Glück - Averno

 

My old prof. Hadn't kept up with her work, but this is better than I'd expected. 

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Dan Simmonds Flashback a post GFC cyberpunk dystopian procedural noir adventure.
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Short break, but finally finished Pride & Prejudice last week. Now on to Murakami's Had-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World, about halfway through. Really enjoying it so far. Next up is The Great Gatsby (want to read it before seeing the movie). Afterwards, another one of Marukami's -- Hear the Wind Sing --, then on to another classic, and so on.

Also reading one of "88 Gedichte" (poems) by Rainer Maria Rilke every now and then.

And picked up Circle of Bones by Christina Kling as well as The Secret Piano - From Mao's Labor Camps to Bach's Goldberg Variations by Zhu Xiao-Mei because they were on offer for € 1 each at Amazon (ebook) and looked promising. Not sure when I'll read them, but the latter sounds more interesting to me than the former.
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Rereading A Storm of Swords in prep for the start of the next season of Game of Thrones icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Next up is The Great Gatsby (want to read it before seeing the movie).
one of my all time top 2 or 3. Love that book.
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Started "Every Man Dies Alone" the other week. It is fantastic but some slow reading. I think this and "Little Man, What Now?" may be two of the most evocative and poetic titles ever.

Also reading a collection of Shakespeare's sonnets and poems too.
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Next up is The Great Gatsby

Finest book I have ever read. I was 19.


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Just Started 'Pimp' by Iceberg Slim.




This book is a fucking juggernaut:

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The bitch just stood there, her eyes slitted in anger. I could sense she was game to play the string out right there in the street before my whores…I knew the bitch was trying to booby trap me when she spat out her invitation. “Come on, kick my ass. What the hell do I need with a man I only see when he comes to get his money? I’m sick of it all. I don’t dig stables and never will. I know I’m the new bitch who has to prove herself. Well Godamnit, I am sick of this shit. I’m cutting out.”

She stopped for air and lit a cigarette.
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Mirrorshades The Cyberpunk Anthology edited by Bruce Sterling
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