What are you reading?

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  1. Szeph el raton

    Szeph el raton Senior member

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    Starting "The plague" by Camus tonight after reading "The fall" in a bar this afternoon.
     


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    Just about to finish rereading The Glass Bead Game. Hesse is one of my favourites, but something about the tone of this one (annoying narrator?) leaves it slightly dry for me. Beautiful story, but not offering me much thematically that wasn't explored in Sidhartha/ Steppenwolf. Still an essential read for me though.
     


  3. MetroStyles

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    Just about to finish rereading The Glass Bead Game. Hesse is one of my favourites, but something about the tone of this one (annoying narrator?) leaves it slightly dry for me. Beautiful story, but not offering me much thematically that wasn't explored in Sidhartha/ Steppenwolf. Still an essential read for me though.

    Funny, a guy from BC recommended I read this two days ago. Are you him!?
     


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    Short Stories of Earnest Hemingway.

    I have this book. Haven't had a chance to start it, though. Any drunk with a palate favoring a proper mojito is a friend of mine!

    Now reading: King's "The Gunslinger"
     


  5. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I have a sudden urge to read The Glass Menagerie.
     


  6. globetrotter

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    Just about to finish rereading The Glass Bead Game. Hesse is one of my favourites, but something about the tone of this one (annoying narrator?) leaves it slightly dry for me. Beautiful story, but not offering me much thematically that wasn't explored in Sidhartha/ Steppenwolf. Still an essential read for me though.

    great book
     


  7. imatlas

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    I'm kind of on a "Decline and Fall..." kick.

    I just started "The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism" by Andrew Bacevich. Just finished "Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Prominence and Why They Fail" by Amy Chua.
     


  8. IUtoSLU

    IUtoSLU Senior member

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    Just finished 1984 and am beginning The Call of the Wild. I am enjoying these classics more now than I did when I was younger. For what its worth, 1984 pales greatly in comparison to We by Zamyatin. But I did find 1984 more disturbing than Brave New World.
     


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    Just finished 1984 and am beginning The Call of the Wild. I am enjoying these classics more now than I did when I was younger. For what its worth, 1984 pales greatly in comparison to We by Zamyatin. But I did find 1984 more disturbing than Brave New World.

    I thought The Call of the Wild was a great book back when I read it.
     


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    just finished Angle of Repose
    now Bringing Home the Birkin
     


  11. Lachy

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    Just got finished reading "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", which is book 1 in the "Millennium Trilogy".

    The author Stieg Larsson, wrote the trilogy submitted to his publisher and passed away before publication. The originals were written in Swedish, but have been translated into English very well. The first was a great read, a complex thriller with great characters. If you like that sort of thing, I highly recommend it.

    I've just started in on the second book "The Girl who Played with Fire", I'm hoping for more of the same.

    I'm not sure what the third book is titled, I don't think it's been released yet, at least I can't see it on Amazon.
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    started and finished a book about robert jan doorn today, apparently one of the bigger money launderers in his time.. not much of a read but a good snack in between..
     


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    The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
     


  14. Connemara

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    I will be starting one of these books later this week. Don't know which yet. Halp me. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I'm a sucker for fiction, especially Russian fiction, so I'd go with Crime and Punishment.
     


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