What are you reading?

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  1. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    Kafka, The Trial
    Andre Aciman, Call Me By Your Name
     


  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    The World of Bemelmans by Ludwig Bemelmans. An absolute treat.
     


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    The elephant in the Greek and Roman World by H H Scullard
     


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    Just finished Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil. An enlightening read to say the least.
     


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    Just finished Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil. An enlightening read to say the least.

    Could you summarize it in two sentences?
     


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    I'm currently reading 'The Godfather', and it's definately living up to my expectations. A great read, would recommend it to all fans of the film! And anyone else in general, I think it really is that good.
     


  7. Connemara

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

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    Could you summarize it in two sentences?

    Religion (well, old Christianity) blows. Nationalism blows.
     


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    A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway

    Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    The World of Bemelmans by Ludwig Bemelmans. An absolute treat.

    I've heard it's good.

    I'm reading Commodore Hornblower, by C.S. Forester.
     


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    I'm reading Commodore Hornblower, by C.S. Forester.

    Have you read the others too? The Hornblower books are perfect novels... intelligent but a little fluffy... impossible to stop reading... so good...
     


  12. shellshock

    shellshock Forum Mascot

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    bringing this back because of the HP post...

    right now i'm reading On the Road (Kerouac) cause i've never read it!
    next i have Middlesex (Eugenides) lined up cause my friend and i traded, and i lent her Lunar Park (Ellis).

    anyone else?
     


  13. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior member

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    Hey, I forgot about this topic. Right now I'm re-reading Against the Day (Pynchon), re-reading The Road (MCarthy) for the third time, re-reading The Communist Manifesto (Marx), going back and reading through all The Complete Peanuts sets that have come out thus far (trying to take it slow and savor it this time) and I re-read Ice Haven (Clowes) last night. Nothing this year has struck a nerve with me outside of comics, but I've been meaning to check out Austin Grossman's Soon I Will Be Invincible and I'm kind of anxious to read Warren Ellis' Crooked Little Vein, which comes out tomorrow.
     


  14. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Hey, I forgot about this topic. Right now I'm re-reading Against the Day (Pynchon), re-reading The Road (MCarthy) for the third time, re-reading The Communist Manifesto (Marx), going back and reading through all The Complete Peanuts sets that have come out thus far (trying to take it slow and savor it this time) and I re-read Ice Haven (Clowes) last night. Nothing this year has struck a nerve with me outside of comics, but I've been meaning to check out Austin Grossman's Soon I Will Be Invincible and I'm kind of anxious to read Warren Ellis' Crooked Little Vein, which comes out tomorrow.
    Just a question, but why would anybody bother to read the Communist Manifesto twice? Once is bad enough as the thing is nothing more than a propaganda pamphlet. If you want to read Marx and see why he was, in fact, brilliant you should really read Das Kapital. I liken the Communist Manifesto to one of those creepy Jews For Jesus pamphlets that they used to try to distribute after football games. I also didn't like On the Road and think Kerouac is probably the most overrated writer of the 20th century. I think a lot of people claim to like him because they are too afraid of being ridiculed for not.
     


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    so so...

    Next I'm looking for some recs similar to Murukami.
     


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