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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by rjbman, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Journeyman

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    But is the sky the colour of television, tuned to a dead channel??
     


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    It was when I was in the actual Chiba City in 2006... :)
     


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    Seriously. There's an app that translates text using your phone's camera. We use contacts to help vision. Self driving/parking cars. So much awesome happening right now.
     


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    new pynchon novel 'bleeding edge' comes out tomorrow
     


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    Friends who got advanced copies (reviewers) tell me it's a mess and a long way from his best. That probably makes it better than 95% of the other stuff out there so I'll still read it.

    I'm looking forward to getting hold of Jonathan Lethem's new one, Dissident Gardens.
     


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    Fwiw the AV Club really liked the new Pynchon book.
     


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    seems he' been in a bit of a slump for a while. tried mason&dixon and vineland but couldn't finish either. ppl tell me the others after that werent' too great either (against the day and inherent vice).

    lethem is on my list. god i need like an extra lifetime or two just to finish all the books i want to read.
     


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    I really enjoyed Nick Harkaway's 'Angelmaker' - not quite steampunk in that the setting is more 40's through to present day, but very much that feel.
     


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    I will get round to reading it. I found his previous one, The Gone-Away World, more than a little self-indulgent and too pleased with itself, although there was a lot that was good in it if you managed to get beyond the long-winded and whimsical style...
     


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    Angelmaker is definitely still very whimsical, but I like whimsey.
     


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    I will try to enjoy it! I sometimes find it hard to believe he is John Le Carré's son, given that his style is just about as far away as it is possible to get from his father's spare and economic prose.
     
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    I hadn't heard of the connection! Yes stylistically very different.
     


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    Finished Bright Lights, Big City last night. Loved every moment, bit of a random ending, but one of the most readable 2nd person perspective novels I've read.
     


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    Got fed up with Anathem. Started reading Gravity's Rainbow.

    Wish me luck.
     


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