What are you reading?

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  1. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

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    I loved All the Pretty Horses, but I could never get into The Crossing.

    The wolf-story was great, but it kind of rambled after that. Still, reading an unfocused McCarthy is better than 99.99% of stuff out there.
     


  2. jesask

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    The wolf-story was great, but it kind of rambled after that.

    That was my complaint about The Crossing. I set it aside but I fully intend on coming back to it.
     


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    Just finishing The Adventures of Augie March. This is Great American Novel material for sure.
     


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    [​IMG] Finally finished this. Took me about a month.[​IMG] Was totally worth it though.
     


  5. Jekyll

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    Need advice. Want to read a biography of Nixon next. Should I read Reeves or Black?
     


  6. eight.

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    reading the wars
    anyone else read it?
     


  7. Hombre Secreto

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  8. lawyerdad

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    My mother is a fish.
    I thought that was West's mom? [​IMG]
    So overrated. The catch-22 trope is used again and again to the point of exhaustion, and the book gets less and less funny towards the end. The emotional poignancy that's supposed to make up for the lack of humor towards the end never really picks up.
    I disagree. The fact that the trope is used or misused to exhaustion can't be blamed on the book itself -- rather, it reflects to some extent the trope's brilliance. I concede it's a less than perfect work of art, but still terrific and enjoyable on its own terms. And when it's funny, it's really funny.
    , reading an unfocused McCarthy is better than 99.99% of stuff out there.
    +1
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    The old one? Nobody reads that anymore. The movie version by that guy who lectures at Harvard is much more exciting.
     


  9. Michigan Planner

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    The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris. It just came out in January and I think this is the closest I have ever read a book in relation to when it was first published. I heard a review and interview with the author on NPR and it made me want to get it immediately... that's never happened to me before.

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    Finally finished American Shaolin and found it thoroughly enjoyable. I especially liked how the central transformation was underplayed until the twin episodes that highlighted the last section - particularly the episode in the hotel room.
     


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    Readeing Money by Amis. The protagonist reminds me of an adult Holden Caulfield.
     


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    Almost finished. Any recommendations for my next read?
     




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