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What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by chorse123, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. clockwise

    clockwise Senior member

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    That book sort of sucker-punched me at the end. I found it quite moving.

    Some kind of bittersweet Hemingway in a Norwegian forest. I'd like to try another one by Per Petterson. Did you read any others?

    In the Wake, To Siberia and I Curse the River of Time seem to be the ones available in English translation.
     
  2. VaderDave

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    Some kind of bittersweet Hemingway in a Norwegian forest. I'd like to try another one by Per Petterson. Did you read any others?

    In the Wake, To Siberia and I Curse the River of Time seem to be the ones available in English translation.


    I haven't read any of his other books. I may have to pick one up.
     
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    In addition to what I have already started (and not finished...[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] and several others) Parkening's first book on classical guitar technique.
     
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    The Alchemy of Finance - George Soros
     
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    The Confession by John Grisham
     
  6. Rambo

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    [​IMG] Finished the Twins series. Good read but it started to flag a bit at the end. Hopefully this is a nice continuance to the series.
     
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    Halfway through "At Home: A Short History of Private Life," by Bill Bryson. I'm finding it easier to put down than his "Short History of Nearly Everything," but entertaining nonetheless.
     
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    Some lighter reading now after Eco. Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, Christopher Kimball's The Kitchen Detective, and Jacques Pepin Celebrates. Bourdain is self-aggrandizing, his writing is contrived, and he rambles for the sake of name-dropping, but it's an interesting read in spite of that, for lack of a better source. Kimball/Cook's Illustrated have become my go to for "American" cooking and Pepin for "French."
     
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    Some lighter reading now after Eco. Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, Christopher Kimball's The Kitchen Detective, and Jacques Pepin Celebrates. Bourdain is self-aggrandizing, his writing is contrived, and he rambles for the sake of name-dropping, but it's an interesting read in spite of that, for lack of a better source. Kimball/Cook's Illustrated have become my go to for "American" cooking and Pepin for "French."
    Since it seems like you're in a cheffy/food kind of reading mode, you should pick up a copy of Heat by Bill Buford. It's a great read.
     
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    Since it seems like you're in a cheffy/food kind of reading mode, you should pick up a copy of Heat by Bill Buford. It's a great read.

    Thanks. That looks right up my alley, I'll keep an eye out for it [​IMG]
     
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    Just starting to read Mario Vargas Llosa - The Feast of the Goat (2001).
    I have high expectations of this one, a story about the corrupt and violent Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic.

    I read his "masterpiece" (?) The War of the End of the World (1981) some 20+ years ago and found it good but a bit heavy going. Then read The Bad Girl (2006) a couple of years ago and I enjoyed that one a lot! Definitely a novel to be recommended - it has been called Vargas Llosa's Madame Bovary and is a story about a cruel but attractive and fascinating girl and the poor man for whom she becomes a life long obsession. [​IMG]

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    4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss.
     
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    at this time i am reading php program basics e-book
     
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    Going to see the author, Rick Rothacker, speak at the Charlotte Economics Club next week, so I figured I would read his book first.

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    I'm reading The Fountainhead. I was becoming sick of listening to people express their love or hate of Rand without having the ability to chime in. I read about 5 chapters and I'm skeptical about how this could get stretched into 800 pages with the degree of obviousness that you are subjected to within the first two or three pages. I think I get it. Do the characters ever stop becoming caricatures?
     
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    Just finished Churchill by Jenkins American Psycho The Worldly Philosophers The Savage Detectives The Rum Diary All within the last month or so, but I have at least that long before I start my new job. I need recommendations. Nothing fantasy, American History, or by a Russian writer please. Maybe something on the French Revolution or just any fun, modern fiction
     
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    Gai-Jin by Clavell. 2nd attempt at this book. Loved Shogun so much, Tai-Pan was nice too but somehow this book didin't hook me the first time around. Maybe also because I was trying to read it while living with an annoying roommate. Now however, I have my own place and the book seems to be pretty awesome so far.
     

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