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Re: Book Thread Continued
« Reply #870 on: March 28, 2011, 11:23:40 AM »
That settles it - I need to read The Road. :)
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« Reply #871 on: March 28, 2011, 01:59:34 PM »
That settles it - I need to read The Road. :)

I recommend reading a few pages at the bookstore or where you get your reads. It's plays out like this with conversations.


He saw the barn in the distance. Don't go there, the boy said.
We have to.
I'm scared
It'll be fine.
I'm scared
We have to go.




So there's a good deal of that. And in the 1st couple of pages I thought I was going to hate it. But I'm getting wrapped up in it.

It's perfect to read at night and get caught up in a post apocalyptic world

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« Reply #872 on: March 28, 2011, 02:55:51 PM »
I think that kind of spare punctuation fits in nicely with how bleak the book is in general. The trick is to slow down on those parts and let it play out like a real conversation.
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« Reply #873 on: March 28, 2011, 06:22:24 PM »

I never thought of Calvino as being a member of that group the way Perec and Queneau were. At least his writing doesn't feel like the work of Oulipo. 

If you've never read Palomar, check that out. That to me screams Oulipo. I admit my knowledge of French lit is very very minimal, but Palomar seems to fit into Oulipo's really restricted, structured sort of writing.

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« Reply #874 on: March 30, 2011, 04:13:05 PM »
finished the road and the stranger, both great.


going to continue WoT w/ book #3

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« Reply #875 on: April 05, 2011, 02:17:17 PM »
I love military sci-fi and I started reading John Ringo's "Live Free or Die".  Really digging it.  A nice mixture of humor, political content and action.
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« Reply #876 on: April 05, 2011, 07:20:00 PM »
Currently reading "When You are Engulfed in Flames" by David Sedaris.

It's witty and easy to read, not a bad way to pass the time.
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« Reply #877 on: April 05, 2011, 09:01:54 PM »
after WoT3 I'm either going to read at the mountains of madness, needful things, or ringworld

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« Reply #878 on: April 05, 2011, 10:18:52 PM »
I'm juggling several books right now, but my main reads are "Bloodties:  Nature, Culture, and the Hunt" by Ted Kerasote, "Leisureguy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving" by Michael Ham and "The Ultimate History of Video Games" by Steven Kent.

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« Reply #879 on: April 06, 2011, 07:57:32 AM »
The Cloud Corporation by Timothy Donnelly.

I'm also trying to start reading Wallace Stevens Collected poems but having some trouble getting going.
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« Reply #880 on: April 06, 2011, 06:18:01 PM »
I breezed through a tween version of Pride & Prejudice called Prom & Prejudice.  ....yeah, don't point anything out about me.  And that's how I got through the 4 hours between classes that day.

Anyways, reading some fantasy novel right now.  It's a nice break from studying....it is more reading, but it's at least reading I *want* to do.
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« Reply #881 on: April 06, 2011, 06:40:48 PM »
Been reading Krik? Krik! by Edwidge Danticat. First time I picked up this book I couldn't get into it. But now, holy shit is this book blowing me away. It's a collection of some of her earliest stories. Really powerful stuff. Really readable and short as well.

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« Reply #882 on: April 13, 2011, 08:32:50 PM »
about 1/2way done w/ WoT3. I hated the first parts, and the writing for some of the characters blows at times (such as Nynaeve's hatred for Moiarane and Aes Sedai even though she's becoming one) but the world is great and some the events are intriguing.

Will I ever read the whole series? I'll let you know in 5 years lol.




Has anyone read the Mistborn trilogy?

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« Reply #883 on: April 14, 2011, 07:07:35 AM »
Just finished The Elfstones of Shannara.  Next up is The Voyage of Jerle Shannara or I may get back into the "Genesis" series with Armageddon's Children.
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« Reply #884 on: April 14, 2011, 02:08:52 PM »
Just finished The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, really great detective/pulp/noir story.