What are you reading?

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  1. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    a pause between Powell's volumes 5 and 6, I'm into Ishiguro's Nocturnes, 5 shorts on music and nightime. Nice and superbly written.
     
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    House of leaves. I haven't had a chance to get through much of it (midterms, assignments, etc.), but so far I really like it. A very interesting novel.
     
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    How do you like it thus far? I had it on my wish list but never pulled the trigger.

    It's very interesting to me for a number of reasons. So far, beyond being autobiographic by nature and telling me more about HM's life, it's a book about running (obviously) and about the creative process of writing - two things that are completely foreign to me. It's also interesting because the style of his writing in this autobio form is actually quite different from his novel writing style - which makes a lot of sense IMO when you read more about his creative process.
     
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    Enlightening read about Venitian (and by extension Italian) politics in the renaissance. Very tough book to finish. About 3 months reading it and still 100 of (300+) to go. [​IMG]

    Can't read anything else until I'm done.
     
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    The Lost Symbol.

    Fuck the haters, if a book is entertaining its good.
     
  7. Spatlese

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    Finally finished "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - excellent page-turner.

    I loved this. Surprisingly good.

    Wasn't really sure what to think when I started reading this on a flight Monday, but finished it by Tuesday. It gets my full endorsement as well.
     
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    Beyond G&E is a good one, there, maybe one of the most comprehensive and systematic by Nietzsche...(also Hornby's High Fidelity was fun: very British with great insights into both that leftist working class culture and milleu and also aspects of the life of an otaku/fanboy and about the topic of work itself which is some sort of mystery to me personally, still).

    I actually started reading Thus Spake Zarathustra first. However, while reading through the appendix I saw a note that stated Nietzsche recommended reading some of his others prior to undertaking Zarathustra. I happened to have Beyond Good and Evil in my "to read" stack, and it was one he listed as prep reading for Zarathustra, so I decided to take his advice.

    I studied a fair amount of philosophy in school, but, while I learned a lot about much of Western Philosophy, it was sort of a "greatest hits." I learned a bit about many of the major philosophies/philosophers, but I didn't have the chance to really study the bulk of their works. Now that I'm done with school I have stacks of works I want to read that will let me get much deeper in to their philosophies.
     
  9. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    Picked up Master and Commander.

    So far it is pretty meh.


    You take that back right now.
     
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    Seriously great book. All about how art is often prophetic of scientific advancement.
     
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    Twenty Minutes in Manhattan
    By Michael Sorkin
     
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    Reading Spent: Sex, Evolution, and consumer Behaviour.

    Just picked up: A Moveable Feast, The Great Gatsby and Here in New York.
     
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    Monastic Wisdom by Hugh Feiss.
     
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    The Hyperion Omnibus. It's quite captivating, although Simmons seems to recycle a lot of concepts in Ilium/Olympos which I read before.
     
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    Seriously great book. All about how art is often prophetic of scientific advancement.


    Is there any other author whose books are more often read about than read themselves? Proust has to be #1.
     

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