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have you read this?
not art but diamonds:
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Sounds interesting. For some reason, even though I truly love art, stealing it has some coolness factor to it for me.

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About to start reading.
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Eco is great. Have you read Foucault's Pendulum? Crazy read.


Has anyone read Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides? It was recommended by a friend but I haven't decided whether to give it a go.
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Eco is great. Have you read Foucault's Pendulum? Crazy read.


Has anyone read Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides? It was recommended by a friend but I haven't decided whether to give it a go.

Not yet - this will be my first work by him to read, so I decided to start with the first book he wrote.
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^ cool... enjoy! biggrin.gif
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i liked "rose" a lot more than "foucalt" ... but that's just me. I have a friend (american) who took eco's semiotics class in bologna ... in italian. amazing.
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^ cool... enjoy! biggrin.gif

Thank you! cheers.gif
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Just started


Finished this great book last night. Apart from All Things Fall Apart, only my second book I've read by a Nigerian author.

This is on the way... uhoh.gif

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Absolutely jaw-dropping. A masterpiece.

 

I'm reading the new issue of The Baffler and a book of poems by Catriona Strang (Corked). Sorta making my way through the Breanne Fahs Valerie Solanas bio as well.

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Has anyone read Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides? It was recommended by a friend but I haven't decided whether to give it a go.

 

Yes. Very good. Not a slog, either. 

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Absolutely jaw-dropping. A masterpiece.

I'm reading the new issue of The Baffler and a book of poems by Catriona Strang (Corked). Sorta making my way through the Breanne Fahs Valerie Solanas bio as well.

I definitely need to read this.
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Spotted on a book swap shelf. I'm not reading it, just thought it was awesome that this exists.
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i liked "rose" a lot more than "foucalt" ... but that's just me. I have a friend (american) who took eco's semiotics class in bologna ... in italian. amazing.

 

Agreed that Rose is better, but FP is still a good time. The super-cerebral antidote to Dan Brown's oeuvre.

 

Oh, and re: Eco, a few lovely lines from Black Swan:

 

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 “The writer Umberto Eco belongs to that small class of scholars who are encylopedic, insightful, and nondull. He is the owner of a large personal library (containing thirty thousand books), and separates visitors into two categories: those who react with “Wow! Signore professore dottore Eco, what a library you have! How many of these books have you read?” and the others - a very small minority - who get the point that a private library is not an ego-boosting appendage but a research tool. Read books are far less valuable than unread ones. The library should contain as much of what you do not know as your financial means, mortgage rates, and the currently tight read-estate market allows you to put there. You will accumulate more knowledge and more books as you grow older, and the growing number of unread books on the shelves will look at you menacingly. Indeed, the more you know, the larger the rows of unread books. Let us call this collection of unread books an antilibrary."
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That quote reminds me of the saying (no idea on who said it first): as the island of our knowledge grows larger, so do the shores of our ignorance.
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