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What are you reading?

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

  1. life_interrupts

    life_interrupts Senior member

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    Colson Whitehead's Underground Railroad. A departure to my last two reads: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance and We Should All be Feminists, by Chiamanda Adiche.
     
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    Just finished this. Excellent book.
     
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    What'd you think? The Intuitionist(?) was amazing, but I felt his 'literary' zombie novel was tedious and unnecessary, a pointed grab for crossover cash, or something he was too self-conscious or embarrassed about to fully dig-in in to any kind of fun or inspiring way. (Contrast with Benjamin Percy, who does the 'literary' genre novel well).

    I still have high hopes for Underground Railroad.
     
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    I'm about 2/3 through it. Will finish it before the weekend's out, but to this point, I like the care he puts into the character development. It fiddles with a few historical "what ifs" one or two that seem plausible. I'll check back when I'm done.
     
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    Now i'm not reading any book, but I like read some news and journals at http://paperity.org/ Do you know this site? I think it's definitely worth a visit.
     
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    Dylan Tomine's 'Closer To The Ground'. It's a collection of stories about "living off the land" to an extent on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.

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    I read quite a lot of Japanese fiction and I agree - while I thought it was probably a pretty accurate and well-written portrayal of the oppressive and tedious work culture in a Japanese police department, it wasn't up to much as a 'crime' novel.

    Have you read 'Villain' by Shuichi Yoshida? I'd recommend that one. Again, just don't expect it to be crime fiction has you know it...
     
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    Found that Frank O'Hara book sticking out of something and decided to give it another chance. It seems to have a certain cachet, as well as a brief resurgence every now and then when used as shorthand on TV shows such as Mad Men.

    I prefer poetry that hold up without line breaks -- but this time I'm going to try and glean something about the power of line breaks, I guess.

    Also rereading Steve Gerkhe (sp?) poems, which are infinitely good.
     
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    Nope but the Atlanta library has a ton of his books so I added it to my list. Thanks!
     

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