What are you reading?

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  1. Big Pun

    Big Pun Senior member

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    Finished Catcher in the Rye. Still don't know how i feel about it, but I'm glad I read it. Now restarting: [​IMG]
     


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    Finished Catcher in the Rye. Still don't know how i feel about it, but I'm glad I read it.

    Now restarting:

    [​IMG]


    Ahh, Camus. Have you read L'Étranger?
     


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    I wasn't aware that there was a movie coming out. The whole time I was reading the book I was envisioning how they would do it in a movie. Honestly though, I just don't think it lends itself to modern cinema that well. A large part of the book, and of Wilde's work, is the witty dialogue. Modern audiences just don't have the patience for a scene composed entirely of dialogue. If you look at old movies that couldn't rely on special effects and ADD-accommodating action sequences, you realize that they relied on good dialogue. It seems to have been lost in modern movies.

    That being said, I'll probably go see it anyway.


    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1235124/


    Also on another note, if you saw the 2003 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, it has Dorian Gray in it.
     


  4. Neo_Version 7

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    Also on another note, if you saw the 2003 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, it has Dorian Gray in it.

    He was the only decent thing to come out of that film.
     


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    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1235124/


    Also on another note, if you saw the 2003 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, it has Dorian Gray in it.


    Interesting. Thanks for the link.

    And yes, I saw the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I didn't really quite understand why Dorian Gray was in there, but I was happy to see him there, even though I thought the movie was horrendous.
     


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    Interesting. Thanks for the link. And yes, I saw the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I didn't really quite understand why Dorian Gray was in there, but I was happy to see him there, even though I thought the movie was horrendous.
    oh come now. it had sean connery. how could it be horrendous with that phantahstiq axscent? i can't believe i'm more than halfway through [​IMG] and it's a damned good thing i'm reading The Sun Also Rises to keep me sane
     


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    ^^^^

    I just picked up the only copy my shitty bookstore had. Its Inferno (they didnt have the other 2 nor a compilation of all 3) its translated by Allen Mandelbaum.

    Will go to a bigger bookstore later and grab the others.


    Look for Ciardi's translation or the one from the Hollanders.
     


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    Currently reading The Savage Detective by Roberto Belano. I'm halfway through and not enjoying it too much but hopefully it picks up. Has anyone read any Murakami?
     


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    Has anyone read any Murakami?

    Much Murakami love in this thread.
     


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    ^^^ I love "...Running" and just started Norwegian Wood a couple of nights ago.

    Also reading Lamb by Christopher Moore. Started it awhile ago but left it on a plane.

    Looking forward to winter break when I can put down the media law and persuasion texts and catch up on my fiction.
     


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    The Master and Margherita. Am enjoying it.
     


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    God's Gym, John Edgar Wideman
     


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    Enjoying the complete collection of Sherlock Holmes. I've just finished 'A Study in Scarlet' and 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'. Great stuff.
     


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    oh come now. it had sean connery. how could it be horrendous with that phantahstiq axscent?

    i can't believe i'm more than halfway through
    [​IMG]

    and it's a damned good thing i'm reading The Sun Also Rises to keep me sane

    William Burgess wrote a good, short book that's essentially a gloss on, or guide to, Finnegans Wake. I recommend it.
     


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    Currently reading The Savage Detective by Roberto Belano. I'm halfway through and not enjoying it too much but hopefully it picks up. Has anyone read any Murakami?

    Read Kafka on the Shore, Norwegian Wood, and Sputnik Sweetheart last month. Have a few other Murakami novels on my list.

    Currently reading a short story collection by Garcia Marquez called Strange Pilgrims. Have the Autumn of the Patriarch on my list next.
     


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