What are you reading?

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  1. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I hate that book. Also, I believe Glaucon was the first to mention it, in The Republic.

    He might have been. I'm terribly unfamiliar with the phrase and its usage, which is part of why I wanted to read the book. However, if I get into it further and find it useless to me, I'm not going to push myself to finish it.
     
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  3. Connemara

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    Good choice!
     
  4. AntiHero84

    AntiHero84 Senior member

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    Good choice!

    Thanks. It's for a class of mine, so I'm not able to read it as thoroughly as I'd like. The book itself is fantastic. Tons of detailed information. I find it amazing how disorganized and inept the planners of the rebellion were.
     
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    junot diaz - drown


    Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. i highly recommend it to anyone who is into food.

    Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis

    These all get the lawyerdad seal of approval.

    Just finished The Atomic Bazaar, recommended by someone on sf a while back. An interesting read.
     
  6. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Teh Frog Prince by Maurice Girodias

    The Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen

    A History of Men's Fashion by Farid Chenoune

    For Fran, Londonstani by Gautam Malkhani

    A Vilar novel (thanks Fuuma!) I seem to have lost in my move.

    Dictionnaire du Snobisme.

    Clothes by James Laver.
     
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    The Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen
    Good choice. I like that book. Development as Freedom is also pretty interesting. Currently reading: Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy.
     
  8. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I still need to read some Nabokov.

    You haven't read any? Go buy Pale Fire today.
     
  9. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    You haven't read any? Go buy Pale Fire today.

    Hmmmmmmmmm.........

    I'd suggest the annotated Alfred Appel version of Lolita first... Pale Fire is the Nabokov equivalent of a voxsartoria post, all multi-levelled self-gratification...
     
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    just started The Kindly Ones
     
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    Rayuela by Julio Cortázar.
     
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    Korea Unmasked : In Search of the Country, the Society and the People
     
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