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What are you reading?

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

  1. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    May give The Tourist a shot....been meaning to read it for a while. Thanks for reminding me it exists!
     
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    Just finished rereading this

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    Will always have a special place in my heart in remembering my youth...even though I'm not Jewish
     
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    The Prize is one helluva book.
     
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    Have there been any post 9/11 updates to it?

    Seven Sisters by Sampson is a great predecessor to The Prize.
     
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    Just got "Bitter Brew"
     
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    1st chapter was a bit duff, nearly gave up, but it has gotten better.
     
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    Really liked his book on Chaos Theory.
     
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    I'm not sure what to think about this. The writer's style is quite terse, almost telegraphic at times, and it seems to be using James Burke's old "Connections" column as its model.
     
  9. Matt

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    Did the 12/Ghosts of Belfast thing the other week, read Collusion, its (lesser) sequel last night/this morning. Still fast paced and entertaining, but not as good. Not really feeling compelled to read the next one.

    Anyhow I remembered that I haven't read this since highschool:

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    ...time it came out again
     
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    Commonwealth: or Why Democrats are Republicans and Republicans are Neither by Joseph Lough.
     
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    i've always wanted to read that. let me know what you think of it once you're done.
     
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    I think I was 12 when I first read this. I was a Cartesian dualist for a few weeks after finishing it until i got the crap beaten out of me

    Also I had a major crush on the girl who played Sophie in the TV adaptation
     
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    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nassim Taleb's latest book Anti-Fragile.
     
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    Going to start on "Masters of Disaster."
     
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    After watching

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    I think I'm going to give

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    a shot.
     
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    Slow going on Sophie's World. I'm forging on, but it hasn't really gotten me in at all. Combination of a few things:

    1. flimsy ass childish story to hold its premise together
    2. crappy translation from Norwegian to English.

    I mean, it's OK, and I'm all in favor of the 'let's dumb down what St Augustine was talking about and make it accessible' approach, but it's stitched together with some weird narrative that I just could not give a shit about.

    Also you can see just from the way it was written that this is a translation job by a translator with no real effort to make it read particularly well or sound particularly good. Wish that when the translator was done with it, they passed it on to a native English speaking writer, gave him a tiny bit of poetic license with the phrasing, and asked him to give it a once over.

    Pet peeve from such works here as well...lots of strangely placed exclamation points. What is it with foreigners and exclamation points?
     
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    The Casual Vacancy. About 25% through, really not sure what to make of it yet.
     

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