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

  1. Connemara

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    A friend who has always given me solid recommendations suggested this:

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    I reckon she may have misfired this time.
     
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    If you join these together you get I Claud, which is another great book.
     
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    Someone was asking me about MFK Fisher the other day. I said she was a brilliant food writer who probably inspired more horrible food writing than any other single person. she is a definite taste -- you either love it or you hate it.
     
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    The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
     
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  6. foodguy

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    Just finished "The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher" the new collection of short stories by Hillary Mantel. Really sweet writing. Structure gets a little creaky in a couple spots and it's not nearly as great as her Cromwell books, but if you like short stories, y ou'll like this one.
     
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    So good. Auster needs to write more.
     
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    I figured this was essential reading since I am from small town central MN. It is very funny in a dry midwestern way.
     
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    i used to be a big keillor fan, and still enjoy him in small doses. but i never seem to find him as dryly amusing as he finds himself. VERY un-midwestern, if you ask me.
     
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    Kind of the Bill Simmons of food writing, then.

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    and every bit as unassuming and charming.
     
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    I find Garrison Keillor completely insufferable, but at least he was the occasion for this:

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    After that folly that was M.F.K. Fisher, I decided that I need something good.

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    Oldies are goodies, folle. I'm reading all of Hawthorne again.
     
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    Crime and punishment.
     
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    One of the most fantastic novels I've ever read. Spent three days on a beach in Australia and just tore through it.
     
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    Can't say I've tore through it myself: Going to hit 1984 after this, see what the fuss is about.

    C&P is Poe like in parts, with the whole inner torment and do I, don't I, muhahahaha
     
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    Well I had a lot of spare time on that beach so it kinda flew by! Love the Poe comparison… it's dark, brooding and just exceptionally well written. Enjoy!
     

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