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Re: Books
« Reply #75 on: June 04, 2014, 12:33:05 pm »
If you like Goldfinch, you'll probably like the The Secret History.

I may have preferred Special Topics in Calamity Physics.  Same premise as Secret History but a bit younger and hipper.

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« Reply #76 on: June 04, 2014, 12:39:40 pm »
If you like Goldfinch, you'll probably like the The Secret History.

I may have preferred Special Topics in Calamity Physics.  Same premise as Secret History but a bit younger and hipper.
Hey, thanks!

Has anyone read the Chabon book (Telegraph Avenue?) that came out last year? Any good?
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« Reply #77 on: June 04, 2014, 12:50:29 pm »
If you like Goldfinch, you'll probably like the The Secret History.

I may have preferred Special Topics in Calamity Physics.  Same premise as Secret History but a bit younger and hipper.
Hey, thanks!

Has anyone read the Chabon book (Telegraph Avenue?) that came out last year? Any good?

Meh.  It's Chabon, but definitely a weaker Chabon.

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« Reply #78 on: June 04, 2014, 12:52:57 pm »
If you like Goldfinch, you'll probably like the The Secret History.

I may have preferred Special Topics in Calamity Physics.  Same premise as Secret History but a bit younger and hipper.
Hey, thanks!

Has anyone read the Chabon book (Telegraph Avenue?) that came out last year? Any good?

Meh.  It's Chabon, but definitely a weaker Chabon.
Yiddish Policeman level bad? That was the one I discarded halfway thru.
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« Reply #79 on: June 04, 2014, 01:04:10 pm »
If you like Goldfinch, you'll probably like the The Secret History.

I may have preferred Special Topics in Calamity Physics.  Same premise as Secret History but a bit younger and hipper.
Hey, thanks!

Has anyone read the Chabon book (Telegraph Avenue?) that came out last year? Any good?

Meh.  It's Chabon, but definitely a weaker Chabon.
Yiddish Policeman level bad? That was the one I discarded halfway thru.

Yiddish Policemen's Union is far superior to Telegraph Avenue.

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« Reply #80 on: June 04, 2014, 01:10:13 pm »
If you like Goldfinch, you'll probably like the The Secret History.

I may have preferred Special Topics in Calamity Physics.  Same premise as Secret History but a bit younger and hipper.
Hey, thanks!

Has anyone read the Chabon book (Telegraph Avenue?) that came out last year? Any good?

Meh.  It's Chabon, but definitely a weaker Chabon.
Yiddish Policeman level bad? That was the one I discarded halfway thru.

Yiddish Policemen's Union is far superior to Telegraph Avenue.
Oh, Lord, scratch that one then!
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« Reply #81 on: June 04, 2014, 03:54:22 pm »
I'm a vinyl maniac so the book was heavily recommended to me by many...even given to me

I find it unreadable... i gave up about page 80...and i don't see myself trying again....

There are certain authors like Chabon and Ian McEwan that I don't get what people see in them...


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« Reply #82 on: June 05, 2014, 11:41:59 am »
Bleeding Edge- Thomas Pynchon

Fun characters and dialogue, very loose plot.  Not as dense as his other works.

Here's a quote significant to our home away from home-

"9:30 Club... maybe he caught Tiny Desk Unit and Bad Brains in their local-band period... maybe the smell of the 9:30 Cologne is his last, his only link with the uncorrupted youth he was?"

Makes me wonder if Pynchon either knows from personal experience or has heard about the characteristic odor of the old club and that's what he's referencing (earlier mention of the F street location)

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« Reply #83 on: June 05, 2014, 01:06:26 pm »
If you like Goldfinch, you'll probably like the The Secret History.

I may have preferred Special Topics in Calamity Physics.  Same premise as Secret History but a bit younger and hipper.

I liked Secret History. Thought it was a bit too long, but really liked it.  That's why I read the goldfinch in the first place.  I will check out Special Topics in Calamity Physics.

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« Reply #84 on: July 03, 2014, 10:33:46 am »
Anyone read any Murakami and enjoyed it? If so, which novel would you suggest I start with? Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #85 on: July 03, 2014, 11:36:41 am »
Anyone read any Murakami and enjoyed it? If so, which novel would you suggest I start with? Thanks in advance.

Love them all.  The Wind-up Bird Chronicle is his best but you should probably start with Norwegian Wood

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« Reply #86 on: July 03, 2014, 11:38:36 am »
Wind-up Bird Chronicle ... Norwegian Wood
There's a Beatles joke somewhere in there, but I'm too lazy on a de facto Friday to suss it out.
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« Reply #87 on: July 07, 2014, 08:14:38 am »
Anyone read any Murakami and enjoyed it? If so, which novel would you suggest I start with? Thanks in advance.

Yes.  I loved 1Q84.  Currently reading "What I talk about when I talk about running" and it's great too (although it's non-fiction and I'm a runner, so that may be why I'm liking it so much).

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« Reply #88 on: July 07, 2014, 11:42:55 am »
I bought Wind-Up Bird and Kafka On the Shore over the weekend. Finished Wind-Up Bird already and about halfway thru Kafka (which I think is the better of the two so far). Might try reading 1Q84 before the "new" one comes out next month.
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