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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1845 on: January 01, 2013, 10:54:58 PM »
Thanks! I'm going to pick that up tomorrow.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1846 on: January 02, 2013, 10:19:50 AM »
Plus you'll never be able to order red snapper again.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1847 on: January 05, 2013, 11:44:54 AM »
I recently picked up Anathem by Neal Stephenson, because I'd enjoyed REAMDE. My heart sank when I saw this on the first page:

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Anathem: (1) In Proto-Orth, a poetic or musical invocation of Our Mother Hylaea, which since the time of Adrakhones has been the climax of the daily liturgy [...] (2) In New Orth, an aut by which an incorrigible fraa or suur is ejected from the math and his or her work sequestered [etc...]

I gave it a few more pages, but it looks like the whole thing is like that. Jesus Christ.

I think of myself as someone who likes sci-fi, but I'm just not down with that kind of thing.

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« Reply #1848 on: January 05, 2013, 08:06:56 PM »
Good lord. I don't think I'll be trying that. Necromonicon I liked, though.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1849 on: January 06, 2013, 12:08:51 PM »
Can anyone recommend a really great translation of Don Quixote? I attempted reading it a few years back and failed, but believe I have a pretty dry translation.

Thanks.


P.S. Reading Straight Man by Richard Russo and it's funny and great.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1850 on: January 06, 2013, 12:27:04 PM »
Can anyone recommend a really great translation of Don Quixote? I attempted reading it a few years back and failed, but believe I have a pretty dry translation.


I enjoyed the Samuel Putnam translation.
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« Reply #1851 on: January 06, 2013, 12:51:27 PM »
I read a random translation (either Penguin or Oxford, I think) that I found used and it was quite a slog. I probably wouldn't have made it through if it hadn't been required reading for school. It's great, but requires some commitment. I enjoyed the second book (the 'postmodern' part) more than the first.

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« Reply #1852 on: January 06, 2013, 08:01:20 PM »
Can anyone recommend a really great translation of Don Quixote? I attempted reading it a few years back and failed, but believe I have a pretty dry translation.


I enjoyed the Samuel Putnam translation.

Noted. Thanks.
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« Reply #1853 on: January 07, 2013, 06:33:59 AM »
Can anyone recommend a really great translation of Don Quixote? I attempted reading it a few years back and failed, but believe I have a pretty dry translation.


I enjoyed the Samuel Putnam translation.

Noted. Thanks.

Avoid the Seth Putnam translation.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1854 on: January 07, 2013, 06:43:46 AM »
Can anyone recommend a really great translation of Don Quixote? I attempted reading it a few years back and failed, but believe I have a pretty dry translation.


I enjoyed the Samuel Putnam translation.

Noted. Thanks.

Avoid the Seth Putnam translation.

Someone needs to translate Seth Putnam for an English-speaking audience.
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« Reply #1855 on: January 23, 2013, 01:45:41 AM »
Seems like music-oriented books come up as a topic of discussion fairly regularly on the show and among the FOT. I was thinking about organizing a music book reading club for us. Pick one a month. Alternate between new titles and titles considered essential reads [like Hammer Of The Gods or Our Band Could Be Your Life]. Maybe throw in a work of fiction from time-to-time. Pick a non-show night to meetup in the chat room to discuss the book [does the chat room ever get used outside of 9p-12a EST on Tuesdays?]. I was thinking of "Rock, Rot Then Write" as the group name since that seems to be the life cycle of book-writing musicians [they rock for a while then rot away outside of the spotlight before penning their memoir as a last cash-grab attempt].

Thoughts?

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« Reply #1856 on: January 23, 2013, 04:38:08 PM »
[does the chat room ever get used outside of 9p-12a EST on Tuesdays?].].

NO.

I'm reading MOBY DICK. It's a delightful read or something
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« Reply #1857 on: January 23, 2013, 08:17:58 PM »
[does the chat room ever get used outside of 9p-12a EST on Tuesdays?].].

NO.

I'm reading MOBY DICK. It's a delightful read or something

This is not strictly true. I have talked with people on occasion during off times. Tom even stopped in once; it was a sort of "why are you here", but it was still a nice surprise.

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« Reply #1858 on: January 25, 2013, 03:09:10 PM »
I'm slowly making my way through "Life" and "Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports".  Reading the last two "Criminal" graphic novels and "Fatale".
I was halfway through "Hammer of the Gods" which I totally forgot about 'till now...as well as "Somewhere In The House" by Elizabeth Daly which at this point I'm going to have to start over....I have problems.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1859 on: January 25, 2013, 06:09:19 PM »
Seems like music-oriented books come up as a topic of discussion fairly regularly on the show and among the FOT. I was thinking about organizing a music book reading club for us. Pick one a month. Alternate between new titles and titles considered essential reads [like Hammer Of The Gods or Our Band Could Be Your Life]. Maybe throw in a work of fiction from time-to-time. Pick a non-show night to meetup in the chat room to discuss the book [does the chat room ever get used outside of 9p-12a EST on Tuesdays?]. I was thinking of "Rock, Rot Then Write" as the group name since that seems to be the life cycle of book-writing musicians [they rock for a while then rot away outside of the spotlight before penning their memoir as a last cash-grab attempt].

Thoughts?

That sounds like fun!

 

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