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« Reply #120 on: November 20, 2006, 03:21:05 PM »
Probably going to start reading Siddhartha in German again. That, or Goethe. It really says something about a society when the lack of higher-level language reference books pretty much anywhere drives one to randomly diving through Project Gutenburg, and misspelling it in the process. F**K.
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« Reply #121 on: November 20, 2006, 05:58:19 PM »
Finished Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. Brilliant modern tradegy, but my class didn't spend much time on it. After Thanksgiving, we are going to study Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, so I'm to read it over break. It's good so far.

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« Reply #122 on: November 21, 2006, 04:30:35 AM »
Frankenstein kicks arse, I'm doing it at uni. Enjoyed it muchly I did.

I resumed Dracula, and am now very surprised how fast things are moving, considering I'm only 40 pages in! It's quite a bit trashier than I expected!
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« Reply #123 on: December 08, 2006, 07:29:36 AM »
Recently read Frankenstein for uni as well, its gripping and great fun to analyse.

I'm reading the short story "The Magic Poker" (Robert Coover) for my last assignment this semester, and for myself, I'm reading "The Discomfort Zone" (Jonathan Franzen), which is one of the most engrossing books i've read in a long long time.

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« Reply #124 on: December 08, 2006, 08:14:39 AM »
I started my holiday reading list yesterday with, of all things, "Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast".

It was a decent book. Beauty & The Beast has always been on of my favourite cartoon movies-- and I've never read the original --so this was actually enjoyable to read. Of course it was different from Disney's view, but in a good way.

Beauty's got personality and rational, thanks to the first person PoV and the writer's clever depiction. On the other hand, I think it could have been better.
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« Reply #125 on: December 08, 2006, 09:01:31 AM »
I finished Burning in Water, Dwroning in Flame by Charles Bukowski, A Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Brave New World by Alduous Huxley.

All were amazing. I love Bukowski's prose as poetry style. Lawrence Ferlinghetti is my favorite beat poet thus far. Brave New World is very well done and immediately after I finished it I wrote a five page journal entry suming up my thoughts on it.
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« Reply #126 on: December 08, 2006, 12:13:30 PM »
I'm still reading Dracula :P

It's really good, I've just been pretty damn busy lately.
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« Reply #127 on: December 10, 2006, 04:46:20 PM »
Degolas, when you get around to that Bukowski book let me know how you like it. If you do, A Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti is a great follow-up.
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« Reply #128 on: December 12, 2006, 01:15:06 AM »
Just read Heinrich Böll - Die Blasse Anne. Need to reread it to make sure I got all the words and stuff.

More importantly, I finished Dhalgren. I want to reread the ending just so I get all the words there. I didn't quite understand it, really, but I have some ideas as to the ending. It's odd, though. Someone mentioned that it has different meanings depending on when you read it in your life. Being a freshman in college, I guess I'm relating some of the stuff that happened in Bellona in the book to what I've seen about college life so far. It is sort of an interesting parallel, even if it's not intentional. I think the loss of symbolism/arbitrary symbolism thing that comes up can relate to any life change, maybe?
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« Reply #129 on: December 12, 2006, 06:35:56 AM »
I've read through Animal Farm a few weeks back, and yesterday read through Stardust. Both were pretty good, and I was surprised to find out the latter was getting a movie adaption - only knew about that after I finished it.

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« Reply #130 on: December 14, 2006, 09:38:13 PM »
I'm reading the following:

Put Out More Flags by Evelyn Waugh
Allen Ginsberg's Collected Poems 1947-1980
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

All are amazing. I've only 50 pages of Waugh's book left; I still have about 500 pages of Ginsberg and I'm only two chapters in on the Zinn book.
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« Reply #131 on: December 14, 2006, 10:52:19 PM »
Currently reading Everything Bad Is Good For You, by Steven Johnson. Probably moving onto How The Irish Saved Civilization next.
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« Reply #132 on: December 15, 2006, 09:28:48 AM »
I'm half-way through Peter Pan. I bought the 100th Anniversary Edition recently along with the official sequel.

It's taking longer than expected to complete the former, probably because I've never really read an unabridged version of the tale until now. The characters are fascinating and I like J.M. Barrie's way of telling stories, their little adventures.
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« Reply #133 on: December 16, 2006, 07:39:59 AM »
I finished Evelyn Waugh's book and am going to read Charles Bukowski's Post Office next.
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« Reply #134 on: December 18, 2006, 10:06:44 AM »
I sat down and read Post Office in one straight sitting. I'm now reading The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell by Alduous Huxley.
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