What are you reading?

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  1. ArliHawk`

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    Just finished Havana Nocturne. Pretty good read, and a fascinating look at the Mob and Havana before la revolucion.
     


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    The Closing of the Western Mind by Charles Freeman
     


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    I finished American Pastoral by Philip Roth last night. Absolutely crushing and amazing. I wondered how I could possibly relate to the perspective of an upper-class Jew living in Newark, NJ, but the devastation and characters were universal.
     


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    Courage by Osho, have read all of his recently re-printed books...great stuff!

    Do you find it a bit nebulous as far as real-world advice and a bit heavy on the "enlightenment lingo"? Just started Joy and even though he shares nearly all of my high-level views on humanity and the plight of societies today, it doesn't strike me as offering a lot of practical advice (yet). He also loves to throw around authoritative dogmatic statements, which grates on me a little bit.
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I just finished a run through the second half of C.S. Forester's Hornblower series:

    Ship of the Line
    Flying Colours
    Commodore Hornblower
    Lord Hornblower
    Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies


    Also just finished The Great Divorce, by C.S. Lewis

    Just started Heretics, by G.K. Chesterton with Orthodoxy to come right behind it.

    I'm figuring out another novel to start.
     


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    Thomas Senior member

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    Once I finish Inner Circle, I'll start The Girl with the Snake Tattoo. Liked the movie.
     


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    About 1/3 through When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro. Next will be The Remains of the Day.
     


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    About 1/3 through When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro. Next will be The Remains of the Day.

    How is that? I read Remains and Never Let Me Go, but never the Orphans one.
     


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    I am finally getting around to Buddenbrooks after really enjoying The Magic Mountain and Death in Venice.
     


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    About 1/3 through When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro. Next will be The Remains of the Day.

    Liked The Remains of the Day. Did not like When We Were Orphans. YMMV, obviously.
     


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    I just read the Yaakobean building and band of brothers. both very good
     


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    How is that? I read Remains and Never Let Me Go, but never the Orphans one.
    Liked The Remains of the Day. Did not like When We Were Orphans. YMMV, obviously.
    So far it's pretty good. As I mentioned earlier, I am only a third of the way through. The beginning involves a lot of back story and character building involving the protagonists earlier life which seems somewhat boring. I have just reached the point where all of this backstory has become significant and the novel has suddenly become much more interesting. Excited for The Remains of the Day.
     


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    So far it's pretty good. As I mentioned earlier, I am only a third of the way through. The beginning involves a lot of back story and character building involving the protagonists earlier life which seems somewhat boring. I have just reached the point where all of this backstory has become significant and the novel has suddenly become much more interesting.

    Excited for The Remains of the Day.


    I'll save further comment until you're finished.
     


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