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oh man BM is so good

So you didn't like Never Let Me Go? it's next on my to-read list.
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oh man BM is so good

So you didn't like Never Let Me Go? it's next on my to-read list.

I personally did not, there are those who will vouch for it though. I just didn't think it was Kazuo's best work.

 

McCarthy, on the other hand, never disappoints.

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I personally did not, there are those who will vouch for it though. I just didn't think it was Kazuo's best work.

McCarthy, on the other hand, never disappoints.

i think Never Let Me Go, bored the shit out me a terrible waste of time, never saw the movie don't know who bad that was.

Just got in the mail The Quality of Mercy Reflections on Shakespeare by Peter Brook.
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I personally did not, there are those who will vouch for it though. I just didn't think it was Kazuo's best work.

McCarthy, on the other hand, never disappoints.

I have read 3 Kazuo Ishiguro novels. An Artist of the Floating World left me with the strongest impression by far. I have read a lot of Junichiro Tanizaki, who is one of my favorite authors, and there is no doubt that Ishiguro also read a lot of Tanizaki! The Remains of the Day is also very good and has many similarities to An Artist.

It is hard to believe that Never Let Me Go is written by the same author, I thought it was very mediocre in comparison. But....the critics loved it.
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Reading Rushdie's Midnight's Children now. 33 years after everyone else. Excellent stuff.
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Some great new books coming soon from a new publisher specializing in foreign literature in translation, New Vessel Press. Check out The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra by Pedro Mairal, a cool, snappily written Argentine novel by Pedro Mairal about art and familial mysteries. The cover design of all New Vessel Press books is particularly appealing.

newvesselpress.com/books/the-missing-year-of-juan-salvatierra/
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If you haven't read Black Mass I highly recommend it. While I enjoy his books and articles I find I get more intellectual stimulation out of listening to pod cast's by Gray. Maybe being on stage and in a live situation he has to be a bit more erudite and concise, not that i am saying his writing isn't.
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I´m reading books in 3 different languages at the momento: "THe wind up bird chronicle" by haruki murakami (in english), "The scarlet plague" (in spanish) and a small collection of Guy de Maupassant short stories (in french). I really have to finish murakami´s book because I have "kafka on the shore" and "1Q84" waiting to be read.

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If you haven't read Black Mass I highly recommend it. While I enjoy his books and articles I find I get more intellectual stimulation out of listening to pod cast's by Gray. Maybe being on stage and in a live situation he has to be a bit more erudite and concise, not that i am saying his writing isn't.

Thanks.
Consise is good, he's got a tendency to overdo it with his writing. Not a fan of writers who continually use obtuse words that you have to keep Googling...dozingoff.gif
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The Aftermath Rhidian Brook

A story set amidst the ruins of the thousand year reich in Hamburg 1946.
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

If you haven't read Black Mass I highly recommend it. While I enjoy his books and articles I find I get more intellectual stimulation out of listening to pod cast's by Gray. Maybe being on stage and in a live situation he has to be a bit more erudite and concise, not that i am saying his writing isn't.

Thanks.
Consise is good, he's got a tendency to overdo it with his writing. Not a fan of writers who continually use obtuse words that you have to keep Googling...dozingoff.gif

May I suggest that you google "consise" and "obtuse"?
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May I suggest that you google "consise" and "obtuse"?

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To pile on:
Liked Remains Of The Day very much. Hated Never Let Me Go.

Clockwise: better late than never. Midnight's Children is excellent.

Just finished this, which I thought was really good:
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I´m reading books in 3 different languages at the momento: "THe wind up bird chronicle" by haruki murakami (in english), "The scarlet plague" (in spanish) and a small collection of Guy de Maupassant short stories (in french). I really have to finish murakami´s book because I have "kafka on the shore" and "1Q84" waiting to be read.

 

After Wind Up, the other Murakamis will be a letdown, imo.

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Continuing my predilection towards 'stuff I was supposed to read in college but didn't', I just started Lolita.
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