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Finest book I have ever read. I was 19.
So I'm the right age to read it. wink.gif Still have a quarter left in Murakami's. That guy is a tad crazy. I like him.
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Just started "The Voice" by N.G. Jones. Interesting premise, but his dialogue seems a bit clumsy.
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Just finished.


Just started.
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The Essays: A Selection Michel De Montaigne
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Finest book I have ever read. I was 19.

That book is definitely my all-time favorite, close follower being Walden as I've always wanted to vanish and live off the land. I was 19 or 20.

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Just finished.


Is this non fiction?
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That book is definitely my all-time favorite, close follower being Walden as I've always wanted to vanish and live off the land. I was 19 or 20.

Its an incredible book, I was 19 also. Its economy taught me so much about good writing. I'll never forget the line "and the party had begun", I remember pausing for a good 10 seconds with it, stunned at how well placed those words were.
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Reminds me of the amazement I felt after finishing The Sun Also Rises, and reading the last line "Isn't it pretty to think so?" I was in awe of how well it ended, it's perfect in regards to the story but taken out of context it's still such a good line.
 

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Recently finished Empire of the Sun. I enjoyed it, although I think I enjoyed the first third or so -- when he is living in abandoned houses while trying to figure out what happened and how best to surrender to the Japanese -- the most.

Also, somewhat in the vein of the admiration for Gatsby and The Sun Also Rises, I was randomly reminded today of the best piece of legal writing ever. To wit,

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/02/regarding-your-stupid-complaint.html
Edited by lawyerdad - 3/15/13 at 4:19pm
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That is amazing. Quoting someone on these forums saying "quoted to call to your attention that some moron is posting idiocies under your name" might be a good idea at the right time.

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That is amazing. Quoting someone on these forums saying "quoted to call to your attention that some moron is posting idiocies under your name" might be a good idea at the right time.

And thus a meme is born. smile.gif
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And thus a meme is born. smile.gif

http://www.snopes.com/business/consumer/browns.asp

The follow up is quite amusing as well.
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"I've used that letter a couple times myself since." Rightly so.. Rightly so. rotflmao.gif

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Alvin Lucier - Reflections: Interviews, Scores, Writings, 1965-1994

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