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What are you reading?

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

  1. VaderDave

    VaderDave Senior member

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    It's still one of my favorite books of all time. I remember finishing it and thinking "I wouldn't have minded another 500 pages of this at all." I first read it when I was 18 and even then I thought it was awesome.
     
  2. lawyerdad

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    Oh, sure. I wasn't endorsing that viewpoint of course. W&P is a really fun read.
     
  3. VaderDave

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    No worries. I didn't get that impression and intended my post to be in agreement with yours. :)
     
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    I finished The Rising yesterday and started American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett. The Rising was not as good as The Mechanical (which was pretty interesting but not exactly Shakespeare).
     
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    Where should I start with Tom Wolfe? I feel like I need to read something of his.
     
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    "The Right Stuff" is always an excellent choice.
     
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    I'm currently reading 'Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse' by David Mitchell. A really enjoyable read! I love this guy's columns! Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse, by David Mitchell Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse, by David Mitchell
     
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    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, very impressed with it.
     
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    Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky - really great post-apocalyptic science fiction.
     
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    Pretty short but funny and interesting critique of modern architecture. Recommended for people like me, who have an interest in architecture but not much formal knowledge.
     
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    I read this when I was working at a mega architecture firm in Chicago who was housed in a Mies van der Rohe building. Made a lot of it hit home.

    I've always liked the collection of his short essays. "The Kandy Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby" being one of my favorites.
     
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    Luigi Pirandello - The Late Mattia Pascal
     
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    Just finished "Foundation" and will be starting "Foundation and Empire" later today.
     
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    I finally finished American Elsewhere last week. It started off great with a lot of mystery about what was going on, but by the end it sort of devolved into a typical "bodysnatchers" trope with a mildly-satisfying ending.

    I just started Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong. So far it's pretty interesting, but hardly deep reading.
     
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    I will have to check this out. I'm always on the lookout for an entertaining book that teaches me something about professions I don't know much about. :)
     
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    The plot was straightforward, and enjoyed the storytelling style.

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    Finished this. It was only okay.


    Started this last night. I hadn't realized that it was only 90 pages (at least on my Nook app). I'm about 20 pages in and it's interesting so far.
     
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    Re-reading this and can't put it down. Amazing how much better my reading comprehension is than in high school. Feel like I need to revisit almost everything I read [​IMG]
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    Finished From Bauhaus to Our House this morning (woke up early, had a few minutes). It was interesting but I guess I was hoping for something a little more generally informative about architecture. This was much more about the various cults of personality that arose in the architecture world in the mid-20th century. I sometimes find Tom Wolfe's writing style a little off-putting.

    I haven't started anything new yet--getting hibbely-jibbely about that (it's been almost three hours now).
     

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