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What are you reading?

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

  1. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Well-Known Member

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    Finished John McPhee's "Oranges" and "To Kill a Mockingbird". I've read McPhee's stuff before and it never fails to just knock me off my seat how good a writer he is. His profile of Ben Hill Griffin was a little thin/short but otherwise the book was fantastic.

    Going to start Secret Rendezvous by Kobo Abe today. Maybe see if I can get a copy of Arabian Nights from a used bookstore, too.
     
  2. edinatlanta

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    Yeah not sure what to make of this.

    Also, because I know you all were waiting breathlessly... I went to the bookstore hoping to find pocket-sized books and I bought "Winter's Bone" (which I started) and "A Farewell to Arms". Neither of which are pocket sized.
     
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    I read Farewell to Arms at 20 and thought it was magnificent. Not saying it'd be worse older but I think it vibes best young. Quick excellent read!
     
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    I read that at 21 and agree with you, except the ending made me angry.
     
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    Ending was pretty characteristic for Hemingway.
    Dry and kinda cynical.
     
  6. Geoffrey Firmin

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    I wasn't at 21 took me till at least 35 to assume that position.
     
  7. edinatlanta

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    I've finished: Trigger Mortis, True Grit and something else lately. Picked up CivilWarLand in Bad Decline and loved the eponymous story. Ordered the new Paul Theroux book last night for pre order.
     
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    True Grit is a stellar read.
     
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    Finished Murakami's Wind-Up Bird Chronicles last week. I enjoyed it quite a bit but I can understand if it's too "weird" for some. This review is a fun read. :D
    I wonder what it's like to read it as three seperate books, they way it was originally released.

    Anyway, now off to Pale Fire.
     
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    Read the second one "Isabella" and holy fucking shit. How could such a beautiful story be so horrifically gut wrenching in four pages? I'm still misty.

    And the second installment of the saga of CivilWarLand is just as funny as the first.

    "The point is, traveling Jello wrestlers have more class than Leon."
     
  11. accordion

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    can anyone recommend a good, recent novel?
     
  12. edinatlanta

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    There aren't any.
     
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    I just finished reading Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle. Last night I started the new Salman Rushdie novel, Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights. It's not bad so far.
     
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    As an inveterate lobster diver I must check this one out. Thanks!
     
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    I've heard a lot about The Killing Lessons. Supposed to be pretty graphic stuff though
     
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    The History of History, by Ida Hattemer-Higgins.
     
  18. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    You would also love The Lost Scrapbook, by Evan Dara.
     
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    I'm gonna read Evan Dara's Flee since it's shorter. He seems like an interesting writer. Thanks for the rec
     
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    Fuck, man. Wish I would've saw that post earlier. Ran across it recently for 25 cents, and passed it up.
     

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