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What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by chorse123, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Well-Known Member

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    After liking Money by Martin Amis I decided to pick up Dead Babies. So far so great. Guy has fantastic pacing and uses words like no other English writer, imo.
     
  2. indesertum

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    finished liar's poker and joel greenblott's little book that beats wall street or something like that. he sucks at writing and the book only really has one idea that i could've probably looked up. do not buy the little book. liar's poker was fun

    read chushingura and musashi's book (five rings?). need to read bushido soul of the amurai
     
  3. cmc

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    After liking Money by Martin Amis I decided to pick up Dead Babies. So far so great. Guy has fantastic pacing and uses words like no other English writer, imo.

    This.

    Money was the first Amis I read and have been hooked since.
     
  4. VaderDave

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    Just started reading Suttree by Cormac McCarthy. It always takes me a little while to get back into his writing style/cadence.
     
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    Just started reading Suttree by Cormac McCarthy. It always takes me a little while to get back into his writing style/cadence.

    I found myself laughing while reading this. Not something I was used to when reading McCarthy.
     
  7. VaderDave

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    I found myself laughing while reading this. Not something I was used to when reading McCarthy.

    Yeah, when I read the blurb on the back and it mentioned "humor," I was a bit surprised. I haven't gotten far enough into it to find any yet, however.
     
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    Though I'm actually reading the revised edition published earlier this year (which has a different cover).
     
  9. shima

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    I watched the movie the other week and thought it was fantastic. Let us know what you think of the book.

    Oh, the book is SO much better than the film. You'll get to know the characters better and there are many great scenes which didn't make it to the movie. As usual when books becomes movies.

    Definetly worth reading.
     
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    Låt den rätte komma in, or in English: Let the right one in by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

    I watched the movie the other week and thought it was fantastic. Let us know what you think of the book.

    Oh, the book is SO much better than the film. You'll get to know the characters better and there are many great scenes which didn't make it to the movie. As usual when books becomes movies.

    Definetly worth reading.


    I loved the movie, was disappointed in the book. It's well written, but I thought the movie had better pacing and overall mood. One of the rare occasions where I felt that the movie improved on the book.
     
  11. foodguy

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    just finished gary Shteyngart's "super sad true love story". i wanted to like it more than i did. i really liked "absurdistan." And much of the new one is terrific. but there is just an overall sourness to it, a view that is so dystopian that in the end i was just kind of glad it was over. of course, that would probably make it perfect for some people.
     
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    Just read The Lost Symbol, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire. Now reading The Madman's Tale by John Katzenbach
     
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    I'm about 80% through The Fountainhead after readin Atlas Shrugged last year.
     
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    Drood by Dan Simmons
     
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    FYI we had to review the part of this relevant to where I work and it was pretty factually incorrect. His people told us he remembered the event correctly. The problem is, who he described talking to, fit no one.
     
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    I'm about 80% through The Fountainhead after readin Atlas Shrugged last year.

    Dude, I'm so sorry to hear that. Hopefully you'll be back on your feet in no time.
     
  18. watchcollector2454

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    a portrait of the artist as a young man
     
  19. indesertum

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    dude. i read for an hour and got pass page 20 when i just couldnt do it anymore
     
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    a portrait of the artist as a young man

    I read that one not too long ago.
     

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