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Old 03-30-2006, 06:14 AM   #376
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius , Dave Eggers

Nearly finished... I'm gutted... I want more!
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Old 03-30-2006, 06:16 AM   #377
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers

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Old 03-30-2006, 11:01 AM   #378
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Wind Up Bird Chronicles -- Haruki Murakami

Weird but pretty good so far. Anyone else read any of his work?
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:32 AM   #379
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A few of Twain's books I really enjoyed were: The Innocents Abroad, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and all of the Tom Sawyer books. Have fun!! I may have to dig out some of these and reread them!!!
those are catnap drool-puddles of purified genius compared to the more esoteric "The Mysterious Stranger" and "What is Man?"- twain distilled to his finest grade of cynicism. highly recommend them.

reading: Siddartha, hesse (finally) and well... nothing really.

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Old 04-02-2006, 07:25 PM   #380
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Wind Up Bird Chronicles -- Haruki Murakami

Weird but pretty good so far. Anyone else read any of his work?
uh-huh. Haruki Murakami
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:42 AM   #381
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Thanks Foxy

Just got Kafka on the Shore too. Looking forward to starting it
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Old 04-07-2006, 08:21 AM   #382
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Well after such eager anticipation, it's sat in the to-be-read pile (okay, okay, to-be-read piles) for over a year. But I really can't wait to read it. Honest!
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Old 04-08-2006, 05:01 AM   #383
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Old 04-11-2006, 05:20 AM   #384
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i've just started sense and sensibility. i wish i spoke like jane austen...i shall have to start saying things like "piff and tosh mr johnston!"
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Old 04-26-2006, 01:08 AM   #385
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The Great Gatsby...all the interest in the twenties comes from a dance I learned.
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Old 04-26-2006, 01:26 AM   #386
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I love that book. I even wrote a thesis in college using it as a comparison of those who have and those who don't and their consequences. There's a biography about Fitzgerald's wife Zelda by Nancy Milford that reveals details of the Twenties you should check out. They were pretty wild and crazy!!!
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:57 PM   #387
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The Great Gatsby will never be dated. There is so much that is universal in it. Lust and the corruption of money. Gotta love it. The 20's incompasses the period between the end of WWI until the market crash of 1929. A very precise and brief and fantastic period. It is when America became a world equal to the great powers. It is when the culture of wealth was the new royalty. It is the decade when women became men's equal in debauchery. Oh yeah, it was that good!
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Old 05-07-2006, 12:02 AM   #388
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just finished Devil In The White City
IT WAS SOOOO GOOD!


i'm trying to get my friends to read it but
they don't read for fun...
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Old 05-07-2006, 12:45 AM   #389
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OK, so why did you like it? Give us some details.
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Old 05-09-2006, 05:14 PM   #390
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