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Re: Books
« Reply #120 on: November 03, 2014, 11:59:37 pm »
and Ratbastard..if you haven't read a book since 1981 this is the wrong thread for you man..

how about you start a thread for cruises or something?

Merely because I do not enjoy reading does not mean I am not interested in what books others find to be of value.
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« Reply #121 on: November 04, 2014, 09:18:40 am »
I've had copies of this book for years but finally got around to it...Ian McEwan's "Saturday"


boy..its a tour de force....

He wrote Atonement? That book made me angry!

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« Reply #122 on: November 04, 2014, 09:32:25 am »
I've had copies of this book for years but finally got around to it...Ian McEwan's "Saturday"


boy..its a tour de force....

He wrote Atonement? That book made me angry!

yeah he wrote that... it may be his most acclaimed book.. i couldn't stand it myself! that's why I didn't read Saturday til now..

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« Reply #123 on: December 11, 2014, 10:31:24 am »


Ben Lerner - Leaving The Atocha Station

Ostensibly about a spliff-smoking pill-popping post-grad poet on a fellowship in Madrid.  Really about language and art; the majestic inadequacy of the former and the fugitive profundity of the latter. Great stuff. 

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« Reply #124 on: December 11, 2014, 10:43:32 am »
Ostensibly about a spliff-smoking pill-popping post-grad poet on a fellowship in Madrid.  Really about language and art; the majestic inadequacy of the former and the fugitive profundity of the latter.
That's an excellent sentence.
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« Reply #125 on: December 11, 2014, 11:06:46 am »
i've been reading Flash Boys by Michael Lewis - its about the tech behind high frequency trading on wall street....and how its been exploited.  it's fascinating.

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« Reply #126 on: January 03, 2015, 10:04:13 pm »
I've read three books by William Boyd the past few weeks.... a new discovery for me... A Good Man in Africa is perfect....Really reminds me of Maugham and Greene....two of my favorite authors...

I'm now reading Anthony Burgess' Napoleon Symphony...

I just learned that Boyd was one of the two people who delivered a eulogy at Burgess' funeral.....everything ties together

2014 was probably my best year yet as far as reading books.. I think I made it through about 40 including some magnificent ones (i.e., All the Kings Men)

I find it interesting how much I tend to prefer British to American writers....

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« Reply #127 on: January 04, 2015, 01:28:15 pm »
I'm about 60 pages into the Alex Chilton bio...
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« Reply #128 on: January 05, 2015, 01:26:10 pm »
Over the break I read Station Eleven (good, but had some issues with it), Martian (cool story and very science-y, worth it if you like space), Wild (I liked it, but been told it's a chick book), and started The Secret History of Wonder Woman (about 100 pages in, and it's good! very interesting!)

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« Reply #129 on: January 05, 2015, 04:06:17 pm »
I find it interesting how much I tend to prefer British to American writers....
and bands
slack

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« Reply #130 on: January 06, 2015, 10:47:11 am »
I am about a hundred pages into this:



Fluency in patois is helpful but not required.  A steady soundtrack of Studio One comps is a prerequisite (Trojan will do in a pinch).

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« Reply #131 on: January 07, 2015, 12:49:58 pm »
Just finishing this one.

http://www.amazon.com/Infidel-Ayaan-Hirsi-Ali/dp/0743289692/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1420649185&sr=1-1&keywords=infidel

As someone who grew up under the spell of fundamentalist Christianity and eventually found my way, shed my religion, and understood the repressive lunacy of the doctrine, I totally understand this woman's journey. Fortunately, I was not a member of a religion which prescribes death to those who leave it. A real eye-opener by a boldly courageous, feminist woman.

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« Reply #132 on: January 08, 2015, 01:10:49 pm »
reading several at once

Zen & The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance
Spalding Gray's Journal
Moby DIck
Cant' We Talk About Something More Pleasant (Roz Chast)

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« Reply #133 on: February 03, 2015, 12:44:34 pm »
I was certain the AP announcement on my phone this morning was announcing her passing, but alas:

Harper Lee to Publish a New Novel
27>34

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« Reply #134 on: February 03, 2015, 12:55:52 pm »
I was certain the AP announcement on my phone this morning was announcing her passing,
That would be horrible. Someone else took her in my death pool.
LVMH