What are you reading?

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  1. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

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    Is it? I read it a few weeks ago and I'm still scratching my head. Could this be the most depressing novel I've read?

    I am convinced The Road functions as some kind of rorschach test on the reader, whether they find the story depressing or affirming. That or those who call the book depressing don't understand it at all.
     


  2. Ludeykrus

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    I am convinced The Road functions as some kind of rorschach test on the reader, whether they find the story depressing or affirming. That or those who call the book depressing don't understand it at all.

    I didn't know a movie version was coming out at the end of this year...
     


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    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    I didn't know a movie version was coming out at the end of this year...

    That is depressing....
     


  4. Ludeykrus

    Ludeykrus Senior member

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    I don't watch TV, so forgive me if there were commercials...
     


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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm reading the latest issue of Men's Ex. Well, actually, I'm not "reading" it because I don't read Japanese. But I am fluent with pictures. [​IMG]
     


  6. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    The Telltale Heart, The Cask Of Amontillado, Fall of the House Of Usher.
     


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    I am convinced The Road functions as some kind of rorschach test on the reader, whether they find the story depressing or affirming. That or those who call the book depressing don't understand it at all.
    yea, that must be the latter - I'm obviously an idiot. Good review, thank you - concise and to the point
    That depends; have you read "The Idiot's Guide to Thermo-Nuclear Holocaust" or "Elephantiasis in Words and Pictures"?
    I haven't - were these pre-requisites?

    To be clear, depressing doesn't mean it's not a good piece of art. There are several highly depressing movies that I like (e.g. most of Lars von Trier's filmography). I'm still on the fence about The Road - it is a good book, highly depressing IMO, but clearly leaves its mark on the reader. Is it "great"? I don't know.
     


  8. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Just finished Crime & Punishment and am continuing my Dostoevsky binge with The Idiot.

    Don't forget Notes From Underground, and often overlooked classic. And make sure you get the best translations (Volokhonsky for Dostoevsky and Tolstoy).
     


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    Don't forget Notes From Underground, and often overlooked classic. And make sure you get the best translations (Volokhonsky for Dostoevsky and Tolstoy).

    I've already read Notes From Underground, and the Pevear and Volokhonsky translations are the only ones I've purchased.
     


  10. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Moby Dick.

    If you only read it in high school or a comprehensive Am Lit class in college, read it again. The first time around I didn't catch that parts of it are very funny.
     


  11. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    I've already read Notes From Underground, and the Pevear and Volokhonsky translations are the only ones I've purchased.

    Avoiding the horrible translations by Constance Garret or any Brit trying to translate any foreign work into English means you are one step ahead of the game!
     


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    I am reading Hukari Murakami's Last Sheep Chase.
     


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    g transistor Senior member

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    Been reading through Kafka's works a lot lately. Loved The Metamorphosis but I could barely trudge through The Trial.

    Kafka's a real happy guy. Sunshine and rainbows.
     


  14. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Been reading through Kafka's works a lot lately. Loved The Metamorphosis but I could barely trudge through The Trial.

    Kafka's a real happy guy. Sunshine and rainbows.


    Poe too. You should hit that up next.
     


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    Just read "The stranger" by Camus. What a pitty it's so short, only lasted me a nice evening at a bar.
     


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