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What are you reading?

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

  1. ghulkhan

    ghulkhan Senior member

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    yea id say blinks better
    it might be repetitive..hes a great writer..turns boring research into something one can actually read
     


  2. LarsC

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    Just finished The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. now reading Chronicles: Part One by Bob Dylan

    Murakami is a big favourite of mine, and that is one of his best books [​IMG]

    I've been reading it forever, but I'm always too busy to finish:

    The World of Yesterday - Stefan Zweig

    Jon.


    On the topic of forever reading, too busy to finish:
    Maurice Merleau-Ponty L'oeil et l'esprit, not a very big book but can be enjoyed for a very long time. [​IMG]
     


  3. skalogre

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  4. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Sized Down 2

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    Just finished The Corrections (I know, a little slow on the uptake, considering that it was years ago now that it was getting all the hype). Possibly the most deeply depressing book I've ever read, but it was great.
     


  5. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Mostly history readings on early christianity, late antique rome, french revolution, and russian revolutions for classes. Whenever i have free time for fun reading, it's anything by a 19th cent russian writer.
     


  6. Stax

    Stax Senior member

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    [​IMG]
     


  7. dusty

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    NT Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God
     


  8. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    [​IMG]
     


  9. designprofessor

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    The Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk, by Palden Gyatso

    It really has struck a chord with me. The capacity for human cruelty is staggering! (30 years of systematic torture, for refusing to adhere to Communist Chinese brainwashing) It's making me re -think some shit!....
     


  10. JLibourel

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    I was inspired by the coming attractions for the movie "300" (on the battle of Thermopylae) to start re-reading Book VII of Herodotus in the original with my old How & Wells commentary. Think I'll try to read Books VIII & IX of H. as well.

    After looking at the Frank Miller "graphic novel" on which the movie is based, I think I'll pass on the movie. For whatever perverse and racist reasons, the Persians are portrayed as grotesque and hideous negroes in Miller's upscale comic, and I think the movie follows this.
     


  11. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Finally picking through Jonathan Spence's Treason By The Book.

    Also Suetonius, although my Latin is not anywhere near being able to read that in the original.
     


  12. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I always have about ten books I am reading:
    2 Lewis Lapham books, Theater of War and Gag Rule
    Machiavelli's The Prince, Mantonsfield edition
    Mitterand: Une histoire de Francais by Jean Lacouture
    Tatiana Tolstoi's pretentious De l'elegance masculine
    Laurent Fauvel's dated Smoking, jean et peignoir de soie
    Courtilz's spurious Memoires de M. d'Artagnan (one of Dumas' sources)
    Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen's disappointing attempt at satire A Pinch of Posh
     


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    Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter
    Simone de Beauvoir
     


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    Status Anxiety Alain de Botton
     


  15. gamelan

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    Kundera's The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. quite a bit different than ULoB.

    -Jeff
     


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