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  1. Risque

    Risque Well-Known Member

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    Kafka's Metamorphosis.

    It is proving to be everything I expected.
     
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    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Just back from Xmas/NY Montana trip: A.B. Guthrie's The Big Sky
    I've always wanted to go to MT. Where were you?
     
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    I've always wanted to go to MT. Where were you?

    Big Sky, baby! MT is a doozy of a state - # 4 after AK, TX & CA, and less than a million people. Haven't seen much of the eastern part, but the west is the best.....
     
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    Kafka's Metamorphosis.

    It is proving to be everything I expected.


    What exactly does that mean? [​IMG]

    The Complete Short Stories of E. Hemingway. It's got a few duds, but all in all it's a pretty interesting collection, especially perspective wise.
     
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    What exactly does that mean? [​IMG]

    The Complete Short Stories of E. Hemingway. It's got a few duds, but all in all it's a pretty interesting collection, especially perspective wise.


    First one is the best, no?
     
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    Piroshky Senior member

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    First one is the best, no?

    Oh man, wonderful story. The ending, the character development, I agree with you, it truly shines amongst a number of other stories. However I am not yet finished (have about 100 pages left) so I'm hesitant to cast my opinion! Was it your favorite story?

    Has anyone read The Adventures of Augie March?
     
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    all the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy. My first McCarthy novel...
     
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    MetroStyles Senior member

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    Oh man, wonderful story. The ending, the character development, I agree with you, it truly shines amongst a number of other stories. However I am not yet finished (have about 100 pages left) so I'm hesitant to cast my opinion! Was it your favorite story?

    Yes, it was my favorite. Talk about masterful writing...pacing, plot, characters, the dialogue! I have a hard time telling good writers from great ones in today's literature, but with Hemingway, in that one short story, there is just zero doubt. I guess you really can't miss genius when you see it.
     
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    Yes, it was my favorite. Talk about masterful writing...pacing, plot, characters, the dialogue! I have a hard time telling good writers from great ones in today's literature, but with Hemingway, in that one short story, there is just zero doubt. I guess you really can't miss genius when you see it.

    Precisely. He's also fantastic at really illuminating the culture of where the story is set in. The sheer amount of contextual information he subtly provides is so impressive for the brevity of the stories. I'm particularly enjoying the stories about the Cafe Chicote. The guy seemed to have been everywhere and anywhere and truly absorbed those cultures.
     
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    all the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy. My first McCarthy novel...

    I think it's the best of his Western novels. Much better than The Crossing.
     
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    Finished All the Pretty Horses yesterday mostly done with A Man in Full now.
     
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    Finished All the Pretty Horses yesterday mostly done with A Man in Full now.

    A Man In Full is an amazing book, I hope you are enjoying it. It must especially interesting as you live in Atlanta and thus can relate to some of what Wolfe wrote in there!
     
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    A Man In Full is an amazing book, I hope you are enjoying it. It must especially interesting as you live in Atlanta and thus can relate to some of what Wolfe wrote in there!

    I love it, especially when he mentions a small landmark I say to myself: "HEY I KNOW THAT PLACE! [​IMG]"

    Really gives me a thrill to see some of my haunts turned into something almost exotic.
     
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    Something good about Atlanta? I can't believe it.
     
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    Something good about Atlanta? I can't believe it.

    Sherman burned it down quite nicely back in the day. That has to count for something.
     

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