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His first novel, I'm enjoying it so far. 

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Just finished Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Now on to The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.
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Has everyone read W.G. Sebald?

Reading Rings of Saturn now.
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Reading Rings of Saturn now.

I found that book annoying, and then boring. It's been a while, though, so I have only vague memories of why I found it so.
I hope you have a different experience, of course.
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If you live in England I can see how Rings of Saturn would be annoying. 

 

I suppose once a writer gains a reputation and takes on writing as a career path, any book written on the basis of being at a lose end will turn some people off. On the other hand I'm enjoying the peripatetic, whimsical at times, exploration.  

 

Do you like any of his other books?

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If you live in England I can see how Rings of Saturn would be annoying. 

I suppose once a writer gains a reputation and takes on writing as a career path, any book written on the basis of being at a lose end will turn some people off. On the other hand I'm enjoying the peripatetic, whimsical at times, exploration.  

Do you like any of his other books?
As best I can recall, RoS was the first of his I tried, and the last. I've never lived in England, so I don't have that excuse.
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Read the first of fifteen short stories and found it forgettable. Now onto the second, which is markedly better.

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So far enjoying it.

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This is my poolside escape book. Nice, little James Bond-esque kind of read.
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Any recommendations for Czech writers or books set in Prague? Planning to head to an lbs to pick up some Kundera and Kafka before I head oversees to the CR.

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Any recommendations for Czech writers or books set in Prague? Planning to head to an lbs to pick up some Kundera and Kafka before I head oversees to the CR.

Try The good soldier schweik by jaroslav hasek, very funny and enjoyable

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