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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1995 on: January 04, 2016, 10:42:42 AM »
Currently reading The Outsider by Colin Wilson. Old (1950s), but still relevant. Contains frequent discussions of the truth.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1996 on: January 04, 2016, 11:11:00 AM »
I'm reading Chekhov's short stories lately. That's more my speed.

I read Uncle Vanya recently. Did not induce belly laughs.

Did I say he was a laugh riot? I'm sorry you got the wrong impression.

You did not. I was just being silly.  I have "Fathers and Sons" by Turgenev on my nightstand. I have been holding off for a while. Recommend?

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1997 on: January 05, 2016, 12:46:22 AM »
Read "Emma" by Jane Austen. Wanted to love it, only kinda liked it.

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« Reply #1998 on: January 05, 2016, 03:51:41 AM »
I'm reading Chekhov's short stories lately. That's more my speed.

I read Uncle Vanya recently. Did not induce belly laughs.

Did I say he was a laugh riot? I'm sorry you got the wrong impression.

You did not. I was just being silly.  I have "Fathers and Sons" by Turgenev on my nightstand. I have been holding off for a while. Recommend?

I read it a long time ago so my memory is dim, but I remember liking it. Who did the translation?
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1999 on: February 08, 2016, 01:32:47 AM »
Just read the first two Jeeves and Wooster books, starting on the third.


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« Reply #2000 on: February 08, 2016, 08:54:15 AM »
Just read the first two Jeeves and Wooster books, starting on the third.
I loved "Uncle Fred in Springtime."
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2001 on: July 05, 2016, 01:37:26 PM »
Off the Rails by Rudy Sarzo. 
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“You want me to do what?” Ozzy yelled at Sharon as he stood trembling on top of a faux metal 10’ replica of a gauntlet. “Ozzy, just listen to me,” she said, trying to calm him down. “At the end of the show, the stage’s going to be filled with smoke and the hand’s going to come out from underneath the drum riser. All you have to do is to climb on top of the hand and hold on to the hand-rails as the hand goes up in the air. When the hand extends over the first few rows out into the audience, sparklers will be set off from each of the gauntlets four fingers. The only thing you have to do is to step on the lever behind you that will release the catapult and hurl the raw meat into the audience.”

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2002 on: July 06, 2016, 08:00:57 PM »
in the middle of re-reading both Infinite Jest and Both Flesh And Not by David Foster Wallace.

still have never made it past halfway in IJ, and this is my third try... i've never read a book i enjoyed more without finishing it. so much fun.

also, yesterday for some reason started thinking about my childhood obsession with Asterix (!)... have now started re-reading those as well. forgot how great they are. gotta love nem Gauls!

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« Reply #2003 on: July 08, 2016, 12:45:01 PM »
Trouble Boys. Almost finished. It's great

then back to finishing the Girl in the Spider Web
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2004 on: November 29, 2016, 04:37:05 AM »
Currently reading Stanley Elkin's The Magic Kingdom. Very dark, pretty funny, amazing prose.
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« Reply #2005 on: November 29, 2016, 01:13:46 PM »
currently reading The Nightmare Place. So far it's OK

just read Brain on Fire, a really compelling read, though a bit slow towards the end
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2006 on: November 30, 2016, 01:22:48 PM »
Finishing the last book in McCarthy's Border Trilogy - Cities of the Plain.  I'm about half way through and I like it better than the 2nd book, but not as much as the first.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2007 on: December 08, 2016, 11:32:41 PM »
Finishing the last book in McCarthy's Border Trilogy - Cities of the Plain.  I'm about half way through and I like it better than the 2nd book, but not as much as the first.

Great series. Big fan.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2008 on: December 13, 2016, 07:25:20 PM »
Finished the Border Trilogy.  I have Blood Meridian but haven't read it yet.  Thoughts?  Should I jump right in or take a break from McCarthy first?

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #2009 on: December 13, 2016, 11:22:25 PM »
Blood Meridian is tops McCarthy, his best besides Suttree I think, so just jump right in.
Take a long break before (or maybe skip altogether) the incredibly slimy Child of God.

 

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