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What are you reading?

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

  1. FlyingMonkey

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    Much less weight than Endo, I am continuing on my Japanese crime fiction kick, reading everything I can by Keigo Higashino, who turns out to warrant his popularity (which certainly isn't always the case with crime and mystery writers). Although the 'Detective Galileo' series for which he is best known is pretty good, it's his standalone novels that really impress, notably Journey Under the Midnight Sun. His work is giving me some food for thought for my own first crime novel, which I'm about 1/3 of the way through at the moment...
     

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    Can you read Japanese or is there just more English language translation available over there? I'm also assuming you're a cracker.
     

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    I'm very English but my wife is Japanese. My Japanese language reading ability isn't fast enough for reading novels for pleasure, so I'm reading the, I think, only translation available on Kindle...
     

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    Audiobook...

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    Do Podcasts count? I have never seen a what podcast are you listening to thread. Anyway, I have been using the shutdown to catch up on the The History of Rome podcast. Incredible and I love that they are under 30 minutes (I have never followed podcasts because they are either too long and/or long winded).
     

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    I've run out of Japanese crime novels to read and I'm now reading Norwegian crime novels instead, by Kjell Ola Dahl... I'm quite enjoying them although he does seem to have a particular obsession with voyeurism.
     

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    Continuing a series I haven’t read for 5+ years. Hawke is still a favorite character. I’ve read 1/5th of the book in the past 24 hours.

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    I'm reading Dune for the first time.
     

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    Very accurate.
    Currently reading Kafka on the Shore, and am enjoying it.
     

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    Glad you liked it. I have meant to read Journey Under the Midnight Sun for a while now.
     

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    This sounds like a fun read. I heard a funny anecdote recently about the British royal household staff. Evidently (perhaps this book elaborates), the royals have generally preferred to hire gay men as service staff because they are usually unattached and can go anywhere, anytime without having to worry about their families. The anecdote said that once, on the royal yacht Brittania, the late Queen Mother yelled down the communications tubing late one night from her cabin to the kitchen: "I don't know what you queens are up to down there, but this old queen needs a gin and tonic."
     
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    Hell yea. One of my favorites.

    I'm starting The Gone World in a few days, I hear good things.
     

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    It’s such a good book. It really straddles the genres of fantasy and science fiction.
     

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    Going back and re-reading some econ books.

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