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Graves' Goodbye to All That is really, really good, if you haven't read that one yet.
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Anyone have strong opinions on the following books? I'm looking for a new one, and these are on my radar. I'm trying to break into a couple of these respective authors/genres.


Augustus by John Williams
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
[Various] by Graham Greene

I have strong favorable opinions on these.
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Luigi Pirandello - One, None and a Hundred Thousand

 

 

This book not only depicts dramatically, but at the same time demonstrates by what might be termed a mathematic method, the impossibility of any human creature's being to others what he is to himself.

 

If you would like to have an idea of how it is that others see you, so as no longer to have to marvel at the judgments which others pass upon your personality, learn to reflect like the hero of the novel.

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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Anyone have strong opinions on the following books? I'm looking for a new one, and these are on my radar. I'm trying to break into a couple of these respective authors/genres.


Augustus by John Williams
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
[Various] by Graham Greene

Both I, Claudius and Claudius the God were fantastic. I must have read those two at least three times. Graves’ compendium of the Greek myths is well worth tracking down too.

As to Evelyn Waugh, Scoop is brilliant.
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The 4 Hour Work Day. Great read so far, motivational.

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Yes +100 to everyone who recs I,Claudius. Goodbye to All That can't be missed either.
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Anyone have strong opinions on the following books? I'm looking for a new one, and these are on my radar. I'm trying to break into a couple of these respective authors/genres.


Augustus by John Williams
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
[Various] by Graham Greene
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Not exactly Murakami, but this is a wonderful new novel set in Japan -- I Called Him Necktie by a Japanese-Austrian writer, Milena Michiko Flasar. It's about a hikikomori - a young man who has secluded himself from society but begins a friendship with a necktie-wearing businessman in a Tokyo park. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Called-Necktie-Milena-Michiko-Flasar/dp/1939931142

 


Edited by lampedusa - 9/7/14 at 6:24pm
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Just started reading The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaajte. He's such an elegant writer--a shame that they butchered his The English Patient with that movie.
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Started this yesterday.

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Graves’ compendium of the Greek myths is well worth tracking down too.

I own an old edition of Graves' myths… two volumes… agreed, it's worth having.
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Seven wonders by Ben Mezrich
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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.

About halfway through. Crap, RM was a dick. Reading through the west side highway development has been a little depressing.
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I really wish I read this before my trip to Peru, get new perspective and understanding of the sites I visited.
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