What are you reading?

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  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Just finished Cosi Fan Tutti by Michael Dibdin. Delightful (smart) fluff.

    Now reading Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann and am conflicted. Love it? Hate it? Not sure yet.
     


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    The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Hamid Mohsin

    That was a great book.
     


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    Catastrophe by Dick Morris
     


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    Hard Boiled Wonderland is my favorite Murakami. But that's just me.



    Currently, quick re-reads of two of my favorites.
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    Currently: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
    When I've finished that: The Trial by Franz Kafka
    I like it, the dystopian fiction.


    Reading We too right now. On to Gaddis's Agape2 next.
     


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    Did the Greeks believe in their myths? Paul Veyne
    The Hundred Brothers, Donald Antrim
     


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    Now: Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
    Next Up: Twelve by Nick McDonell
     


  9. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    Currently: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin When I've finished that: The Trial by Franz Kafka I like it, the dystopian fiction.
    i've been meaning to read we for a while. i just read the trial for the first time. what can you say? i'd heard that scorcese based "after hours" on the trial, or was crucially influenced by the book in any case, so i thought i knew what to expect. [​IMG]
     


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    I hated The Trial. It was the only Kafka that I couldn't stand at all. It was incredibly boring for me, and normally I'm really into that kind of stuff.

    How does Wind Up Bird Chronicles compare to A Wild Sheep Chase? And can anyone say anything about Infinite Jest? I've had both recommended to me by a friend but his choice in reading sometimes makes me a very sad boy.
     


  11. denimdestroyedmylife

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    ambivalent about wind-up bird chronicles. never read a wild sheep chase----though i probably will. i have this strange compulsion to read everything murakami though i am not sure i even like his books.

    i am fanatical about IJ. you should read it.
     


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    Just finished Phineas Poe. Different and mighty good.
     


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    Can anyone recommend any good books on understanding body language and reading people?
     


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    xchen Senior member

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    Now: Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
    Next: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (again)
     


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    guyferguson Affiliate vendor

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    i have this strange compulsion to read everything murakami though i am not sure i even like his books.

    I read Norwegian Wood a couple of years ago and didn't quite love it. His writing is accessible without being boring, and i actually finished it in 3-4 days, but when i was done i didn't feel compelled to pick up another Murakami book. My sister, on the other hand, has read every word he has ever published. I'm sure i'll come back to him eventually, but i feel like you are either drawn in by his story telling, or bored by it's simplicity. I want to like him, but I'm worried i might be in the latter camp.

    Anyways, i'm reading Lipshitz 6 or Two Angry Blondes right now, and enjoying it so far, though i have a strong feeling the second part of the story is going to fall a little flat.
     


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