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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #510 on: October 07, 2008, 10:30:55 AM »
 I usually don't read books when I have already seen the movie, for fear that I've been tainted.  For some reason I can't get over seeing the protagonist as a Hollywood celeb.  

i have this same problem.  i dont think enough time has ever passed for me to read the book(s). 

Wake Up, Sir! by Jonathan Ames.

i just bought this book from amazon.  jonathan ames is one of the funnier writers i enjoy, but never have a chance to binge on his books because there so hard to find other than online.  apparently the internet makes me forget a lot of things.

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« Reply #511 on: October 07, 2008, 10:46:05 AM »
I am trying to make it all the way through "America : A Peoples History" by Howard Zinn.

Its really fascinating but dense. 

A poor man's Bronson Pinchot.

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« Reply #512 on: October 07, 2008, 12:19:05 PM »
I loved Fortress of Solitude.  It takes a little while to get going, but it is worth sticking with.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #513 on: October 07, 2008, 12:22:26 PM »
i just bought this book from amazon.  jonathan ames is one of the funnier writers i enjoy, but never have a chance to binge on his books because there so hard to find other than online.  apparently the internet makes me forget a lot of things.


I've never read him.  Though I did go listen to him read at B & N when he put that book out.  He was funny.  I liked his reading voice too.  He definitely inspired me to go purchase all those cute looking Wodehouse reissues.  They're so pretty I want to wallpaper my house with their jackets.


http://www.overlookpress.com/wodehouse.php
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« Reply #514 on: October 07, 2008, 12:31:57 PM »
I'm thinking of checking out Paul Auster's New York Trilogy. Any thoughts?

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« Reply #515 on: October 07, 2008, 12:34:38 PM »
i just bought this book from amazon.  jonathan ames is one of the funnier writers i enjoy, but never have a chance to binge on his books because there so hard to find other than online.  apparently the internet makes me forget a lot of things.


I've never read him.  Though I did go listen to him read at B & N when he put that book out.  He was funny.  I liked his reading voice too.  He definitely inspired me to go purchase all those cute looking Wodehouse reprints.  They're so pretty I want to wallpaper my house with their jackets.


http://www.overlookpress.com/wodehouse.php



ive looked into the Wodehouse catalog.  it's insanely overhwelming, but a serious challenge im willing to take on.

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« Reply #516 on: October 07, 2008, 12:41:04 PM »
ive looked into the Wodehouse catalog.  it's insanely overhwelming, but a serious challenge im willing to take on.

Yeah.  The Wodehouse catalog is good for cleansing the palette, like sorbet.  Usually, if I'm immersed in a particular book for 3+ weeks, I need to ground myself before I switch authors.  Otherwise I can't get into it.  Wodehouse works perfectly for this.


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« Reply #517 on: October 07, 2008, 12:43:10 PM »

ive looked into the Wodehouse catalog.  it's insanely overhwelming, but a serious challenge im willing to take on.

They're very fast and charming little trifles. Nothing to be intimidated about there.

I'm thinking of checking out Paul Auster's New York Trilogy. Any thoughts?

Personally I find the guy a little heavy-handed. It comes off a little bit like "Post-Modernism For Dummies". The comic book adaptation of City of Glass (one of the books of the trilogy) is amazing. For some reason it works a lot better in pictures.

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« Reply #518 on: October 07, 2008, 12:58:11 PM »

ive looked into the Wodehouse catalog.  it's insanely overhwelming, but a serious challenge im willing to take on.

They're very fast and charming little trifles. Nothing to be intimidated about there.


oh, i imagine they'll be a breeze to read, but the number of them....

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« Reply #519 on: October 07, 2008, 03:37:13 PM »
Just think of it as a lifetime supply.

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« Reply #520 on: October 07, 2008, 03:45:46 PM »
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« Reply #521 on: October 07, 2008, 04:21:00 PM »
I discovered Wodehouse some years ago and look forward to a lifetime of fun stuff to read.

Wodehouse audiobooks and radio adaptations are really fun.  "Wodehouse Playhouse" the tv series is really good too, and of course Jeeves and Wooster-- though tv doesn't really do justice to the material.  *cough thebox.bz cough*

I've tended to avoid the golf-related writings.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #522 on: October 07, 2008, 04:49:48 PM »
New Sarah Vowell is out today, in case anyone else is a fan.
I'm going to her reading on Friday! I had preordered the book in an order that isn't scheduled to ship for a while, so I'll buy a copy then.

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« Reply #523 on: October 07, 2008, 07:53:13 PM »
I am reading Rendezvous with Rama. I am a dork.

The sequels aren't as good.

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« Reply #524 on: October 08, 2008, 06:01:39 AM »
I am reading Rendezvous with Rama. I am a dork.

The sequels aren't as good.

I promise not to read them. Thanks for the heads up. So far it reminds me of House of Leaves.

 

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