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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1065 on: October 21, 2009, 09:22:39 PM »
I'm about halfway through When Engulfed in Flames. My feelings on it are mixed so far.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1066 on: October 21, 2009, 09:27:15 PM »
May I mention: I don't even own a book.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1067 on: October 21, 2009, 09:36:31 PM »
I'm about halfway through When Engulfed in Flames. My feelings on it are mixed so far.

You and I might have reached similar conclusions but I'll wait till you're done to say.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1068 on: October 21, 2009, 10:58:54 PM »
I haven't read it, but I have the audiobook.  It seemed to mark a new maturity for Mr. Sedaris.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1069 on: October 22, 2009, 09:46:10 AM »
Since you asked, here's what I thought of 'Engulfed in Flames' - http://areyougenehackman.blogspot.com/2008/06/all-beauty-you-will-ever-need.html

I just got through this audiobook. Surprisingly serious, reflective and not insane.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1070 on: October 22, 2009, 10:56:23 AM »
Since you asked, here's what I thought of 'Engulfed in Flames' - http://areyougenehackman.blogspot.com/2008/06/all-beauty-you-will-ever-need.html

I just got through this audiobook. Surprisingly serious, reflective and not insane.




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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1071 on: October 22, 2009, 12:39:41 PM »
Since you asked, here's what I thought of 'Engulfed in Flames' - http://areyougenehackman.blogspot.com/2008/06/all-beauty-you-will-ever-need.html

I just got through this audiobook. Surprisingly serious, reflective and not insane.




Does he read it or is it a more serious narrator? I'm hoping it's Patrick Stewart.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1072 on: October 22, 2009, 12:45:43 PM »
I've been re-reading all my Chris Ware stuff.  Got into the first Rusty Brown last night.  That dream scene in Jimmy Corrigan where he has to shoot his tiny horse make me sob every time.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1073 on: October 22, 2009, 02:22:41 PM »
I haven't read it, but I have the audiobook.  It seemed to mark a new maturity for Mr. Sedaris.
I much prefer the audiobook versions of Sedaris' work. Especially when it's a live recording. He adds just enough for it to be rather rewarding.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1074 on: October 22, 2009, 11:23:19 PM »
I've been re-reading all my Chris Ware stuff.  Got into the first Rusty Brown last night.  That dream scene in Jimmy Corrigan where he has to shoot his tiny horse make me sob every time.

The last issue of Acme, from late 2008 I believe -- the one with the sci-fi story as its first half -- was incredible.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1075 on: October 23, 2009, 12:38:40 AM »
I've been re-reading all my Chris Ware stuff.  Got into the first Rusty Brown last night.  That dream scene in Jimmy Corrigan where he has to shoot his tiny horse make me sob every time.

The last issue of Acme, from late 2008 I believe -- the one with the sci-fi story as its first half -- was incredible.

Agreed.  I love how Ware takes what seems like a diversion and makes it a central part of a large, decade-long story.  I'm a tennsy bit pissed that the next issue doesn't seem to be coming out any time soon.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1076 on: October 23, 2009, 01:58:14 AM »
I haven't read it, but I have the audiobook.  It seemed to mark a new maturity for Mr. Sedaris.
I much prefer the audiobook versions of Sedaris' work. Especially when it's a live recording. He adds just enough for it to be rather rewarding.

I agree, Sedaris' work is storytelling so it seems so much more natural to listen to him read it. I feel the same way about Jonathan Ames.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1077 on: October 23, 2009, 08:51:38 AM »
I picked up a copy of "Vital Lies, Simple Truths: The Psychology of Self-Deception" after yesno mentioned it in the thread about "New Hope for the Ape Eared." 
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1078 on: October 23, 2009, 09:04:41 AM »
I picked up a copy of "Vital Lies, Simple Truths: The Psychology of Self-Deception" after yesno mentioned it in the thread about "New Hope for the Ape Eared." 

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1079 on: October 23, 2009, 10:14:57 AM »
I just Google Books'd that for the quote, which I had read/heard elsewhere. So I hope it's  good.

 

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