What are you reading?

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  1. InsBrokerTX

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    Still working on Atlas Shrugged. Also started Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters. I highly recommend SF,SD to you fathers with daughters.
     
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    I really loved that one! I have read almost all Murakami's novels and short stories. I rate The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles highest.
     
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    Just honourably turned into SF senior member and commenced reading:
    Don DeLillo - Point Omega

    Another strange story fram a rather heavy-going author but the 117 pages of this thin novel leaves me undeterred. About a retired US government war planner who hangs out in the desert, looking for.....eh, redemption? Good good.

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    Just honourably turned into SF senior member and commenced reading:
    Don DeLillo - Point Omega

    Another strange story fram a rather heavy-going author but the 117 pages of this thin novel leaves me undeterred. About a retired US government war planner who hangs out in the desert, looking for.....eh, redemption? Good good.

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    I thought this was his best in a while, particularly the opening section at the art gallery^^
     
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    I thought this was his best in a while, particularly the opening section at the art gallery^^

    Opening section from the gallery was very intriguing, setting the pace with "the depth of things so easy to miss in the shallow habit of seeing". Although this book could be consumed in one not overly long sitting, I am taking it in small doses. I think DeLillo is a strange but fascinating author.

    Only one I have read before is The Names (1982). I guess I must put Libra, Mao II and Underworld on my reading list.
     
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    Opening section from the gallery was very intriguing, setting the pace with "the depth of things so easy to miss in the shallow habit of seeing". Although this book could be consumed in one not overly long sitting, I am taking it in small doses. I think DeLillo is a strange but fascinating author.

    Only one I have read before is The Names (1982). I guess I must put Libra, Mao II and Underworld on my reading list.


    i havent read libra or mao II, but i'd say skip Underworld. delillo's brilliance is really bogged down by its length. substitute it with White Noise.
     
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    i havent read libra or mao II, but i'd say skip Underworld. delillo's brilliance is really bogged down by its length. substitute it with White Noise.

    Thanks for the recommendation. I know I am not finished with DeLillo yet so grateful for advice.
     
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    Started reading Boltanski/ Chiapello - The new spirit of capitalism today.
     
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    i havent read libra or mao II, but i'd say skip Underworld. delillo's brilliance is really bogged down by its length. substitute it with White Noise.

    i'm about a third of the way through "underworld" and i'm really enjoying it. definitely not finding it a struggle to get though.
     
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    i'm about a third of the way through "underworld" and i'm really enjoying it. definitely not finding it a struggle to get though.

    It's not really a struggle to get through - the problem is that the length doesn't really add much to the book - it would have been better at 500 pages.
     
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    Roberto Bolano - 2666
    I'm enjoying it, but I'm not really sure what it's about.
     
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    I've just started The Man with the Golden Gun by Ian Fleming.
     
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    Altered Carbon. So far I'm loving it.
     
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