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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #660 on: May 24, 2009, 04:14:28 PM »
I am reading The Road right now as a matter of fact. Haven't gotten very far yet, though.

Someone just checked this out at the library! : "How the Japs Fight"
I can't find it anywhere online, otherwise I'd post a pic of the cover.



This is the back cover


and the front is Mr. Fuji throwing salt in someone's eyes.

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« Reply #661 on: May 24, 2009, 06:51:50 PM »
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« Reply #662 on: May 24, 2009, 07:31:35 PM »
Shit, I loved The Road so much.  I love it's simplicity.

Agreed. Although very different, I have not seen stripped down prose like that since James Ellroy's "White Jazz."

I openly wept at the end.

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« Reply #663 on: May 24, 2009, 08:57:14 PM »
Shit, I loved The Road so much.  I love it's simplicity.

Agreed. Although very different, I have not seen stripped down prose like that since James Ellroy's "White Jazz."

I openly wept at the end.

"I'VE GOT THE FLAME IN ME."

What an incredible line.  When I read that, I imagined Tom screaming it to motivate himself after a series of bad calls.

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« Reply #664 on: May 25, 2009, 01:04:52 AM »
Shit, I loved The Road so much.  I love it's simplicity.

Agreed. Although very different, I have not seen stripped down prose like that since James Ellroy's "White Jazz."

I openly wept at the end.

"I'VE GOT THE FLAME IN ME."

What an incredible line.  When I read that, I imagined Tom screaming it to motivate himself after a series of bad calls.

Considered reading it around the time it came out but when i saw the trailer for the film i got excited and went out and bought it.

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« Reply #665 on: May 25, 2009, 02:57:41 PM »
Considered reading it around the time it came out but when i saw the trailer for the film i got excited and went out and bought it.

Oh man, will you be disappointed.

I'm about to start on Blood Meridian, as soon as it comes in the mail. I'm reading it for the AV Club's new book club, Wrapped Up In Books. The last - and first - selection was Katherine Dunn's Geek Love, which was a pretty fun read but somewhat frustrating on a narrative level. Too many plots points not given proper impact and the like. I'd recommend it, though.
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« Reply #666 on: May 25, 2009, 03:07:00 PM »
Considered reading it around the time it came out but when i saw the trailer for the film i got excited and went out and bought it.

Oh man, will you be disappointed.

I'm about to start on Blood Meridian, as soon as it comes in the mail. I'm reading it for the AV Club's new book club, Wrapped Up In Books. The last - and first - selection was Katherine Dunn's Geek Love, which was a pretty fun read but somewhat frustrating on a narrative level. Too many plots points not given proper impact and the like. I'd recommend it, though.

I also frequent The AV Club and am looking forward to their Book Club take on Blood Meridian.

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« Reply #667 on: May 25, 2009, 05:40:47 PM »
Considered reading it around the time it came out but when i saw the trailer for the film i got excited and went out and bought it.

Oh man, will you be disappointed.

I'm about to start on Blood Meridian, as soon as it comes in the mail. I'm reading it for the AV Club's new book club, Wrapped Up In Books. The last - and first - selection was Katherine Dunn's Geek Love, which was a pretty fun read but somewhat frustrating on a narrative level. Too many plots points not given proper impact and the like. I'd recommend it, though.


What by the film?

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« Reply #668 on: May 25, 2009, 05:49:05 PM »
Considered reading it around the time it came out but when i saw the trailer for the film i got excited and went out and bought it.

Oh man, will you be disappointed.

I'm about to start on Blood Meridian, as soon as it comes in the mail. I'm reading it for the AV Club's new book club, Wrapped Up In Books. The last - and first - selection was Katherine Dunn's Geek Love, which was a pretty fun read but somewhat frustrating on a narrative level. Too many plots points not given proper impact and the like. I'd recommend it, though.


What by the film?

I think he means that the trailer for the movie has a lot more action than was present in the book.

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« Reply #669 on: May 25, 2009, 05:51:40 PM »
Considered reading it around the time it came out but when i saw the trailer for the film i got excited and went out and bought it.

Oh man, will you be disappointed.

I'm about to start on Blood Meridian, as soon as it comes in the mail. I'm reading it for the AV Club's new book club, Wrapped Up In Books. The last - and first - selection was Katherine Dunn's Geek Love, which was a pretty fun read but somewhat frustrating on a narrative level. Too many plots points not given proper impact and the like. I'd recommend it, though.


What by the film?

I think he means that the trailer for the movie has a lot more action than was present in the book.

Oh yeah i figured that much from the things ive heard. Im not into action films anyway.

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« Reply #670 on: May 25, 2009, 06:35:38 PM »
Considered reading it around the time it came out but when i saw the trailer for the film i got excited and went out and bought it.

Oh man, will you be disappointed.

I'm about to start on Blood Meridian, as soon as it comes in the mail. I'm reading it for the AV Club's new book club, Wrapped Up In Books. The last - and first - selection was Katherine Dunn's Geek Love, which was a pretty fun read but somewhat frustrating on a narrative level. Too many plots points not given proper impact and the like. I'd recommend it, though.

I also frequent The AV Club and am looking forward to their Book Club take on Blood Meridian.

In his book 'How To Read and Why' (much better and more sophisticated than the title might suggest) Harold Bloom has a wonderful essay on this book, which he places on par with Moby Dick. After I finished the novel I was blown away by the control of language and imagery, but shocked and upset as well, and confused over what, exactly, McCarthy was attempting to do; Bloom's essay really helped me grasp what I'd just gone through.

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« Reply #671 on: May 31, 2009, 11:39:41 PM »
Just finished Marilynne Robinson's Home, a mostly worthy sequel to Gilead, one of the most serenly beautiful books of recent years.

I may put off The Brothers Karamazov for the umpteenth time to catch up on some classic crime fiction, of which I've read unaccountably  little beyond Chandler.  Recommendations welcome.    I watched THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE last week and the dialogue was so sharp it made we want to check out the book, which doesn't often happen for me after watching a film adaptation first. 

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« Reply #672 on: May 31, 2009, 11:49:54 PM »
I may put off The Brothers Karamazov for the umpteenth time to catch up on some classic crime fiction, of which I've read unaccountably  little beyond Chandler.  Recommendations welcome.

I really enjoyed Hammett's Red Harvest and The Maltese Falcon. Also, if you want something super breezy but also super fun, check out any of the Fletch books by Gregory MacDonald. Yup, the movies were based on them. Sort of.

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« Reply #673 on: June 01, 2009, 12:37:18 AM »
Just read The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever.  Very, very good.  Starting Creation, Gore Vidal.

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« Reply #674 on: June 01, 2009, 02:35:01 AM »
Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the number of 'must-read' classics out there.  There's just not enough time in life.

I'm starting The Savage Detectives tonight.  Exciting.

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