What are you reading?

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  1. Sunnydale

    Sunnydale Senior member

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    Just started reading: Intellectuals and Society by Thomas Sowell.

    Going to read Cracker Culture, Celtic Ways in the Old South by Grady McWhiney next.
     


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    I am reading the Novel "The Alchemist" Paulo Coelho Dreams, symbols, signs, and adventure follow the reader like echoes of ancient wise voices in "The Alchemist", a novel that combines an atmosphere of Medieval mysticism with the song of the desert. With this symbolic masterpiece Coelho states that we should not avoid our destinies
     


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    I am reading the Novel "The Alchemist" Paulo Coelho

    Dreams, symbols, signs, and adventure follow the reader like echoes of ancient wise voices in "The Alchemist", a novel that combines an atmosphere of Medieval mysticism with the song of the desert. With this symbolic masterpiece Coelho states that we should not avoid our destinies



    Just read Siddhartha instead.
     


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    Houellebecq's Plateforme, unfortunately the English translation.

    The Possibility of an Island, Platform, The Elementary Particles, Lanzarote, Whatever; I think I have read all Houellebecq's novels. All are similar, and good for making you feel disgusted with yourself and with modern life and society in general. I get similar vibrations from J.G. Ballard, see Cocaine Nights and Super-Cannes. Entertaining and...er...strange.
     


  5. clockwise

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    Just recently finished the outstanding trilogy Your Face Tomorrow by Spain's most celebrated modern author, Javier Marias.

    Really really recommend (as more suitable starting points for Marias reading) A Heart so White and Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me. Magical stuff.
     


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    Alchemist was a wonderful little book. Did not read Siddhartha, but Demian was my favorite book as a teenager.
     


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    Am I the only person who didnt like the Alchemist?
     


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    Slaughterhouse 5. What, kid, what.
     


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    Just finished Varieties of Scientific Experience by Sagan, and starting Picture of Dorian Gray by Wilde. Have pretty high hopes for Dorian Gray.
     


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    I wish I would of read Dorian Gray when I was in my teens. Teaches to appreciate youth a bit more. Great book.
     


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    trying to start "under the volcano"
     


  13. clockwise

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    Am I the only person who didnt like the Alchemist?

    The Alchemist should be read as a best seller, written to appeal to the many, with self help advise and spirtituality presented through fiction. If you start reading it with the expectation of having come across "great art", you will find it shallow. I think it is OK as entertainment, just.
     


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