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Old 01-06-2007, 03:32 PM   #481
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just read in quick succession:

a short history of tractors in ukrainian
the history man
sweet dreams

all good in their own way.

any news kq?

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Old 01-07-2007, 03:26 PM   #482
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it's actually... not bad!
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:29 AM   #483
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'On Beauty' by Zadie Smith
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:19 AM   #484
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"the complete calvin and hobbes" boxset.
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:01 PM   #485
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Fifth book of "Wheel of Time series"
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:22 PM   #486
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The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

Dang, is that guy good!

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Old 01-12-2007, 10:20 PM   #487
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The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

Dang, is that guy good!

i love jonathan lethem. lovelovelove. but i just could NOT get into fortress of solitude. it just felt forced and slow and i gave up before i was even a 5th into the book.

maybe i need to give it another try. my reaction to this book was uncharacteristic, so maybe i was in a weird place when i picked it up.
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Old 01-13-2007, 12:07 AM   #488
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Old 01-19-2007, 04:13 PM   #489
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maybe i need to give it another try. my reaction to this book was uncharacteristic, so maybe i was in a weird place when i picked it up.

it couldn't be weirder than the place i'm in. believe me.
i read motherless brooklyn too, which was good, but this
one i've stopped reading cos i don't want it to end.
i'll definitely be reading more. got any tips?
maybe we should have a jl thread?
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Old 03-03-2007, 09:26 AM   #490
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I finished Until I Find You by John Irving

923 pages!
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:31 PM   #491
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" This Is Your Brain On Music " By Donald J. Levitin
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Old 04-15-2007, 07:12 PM   #492
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forward the foundation, by isaac asimov


funny how i always have to try several times to read an asimov book, it's pretty dry but as soon as the story develops, i'm hooked
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:48 PM   #493
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The Hours, Michael Cunningham.

Mrs Brown:
He wears blue pajamas. He is happy to see her, and more than happy; he is rescued, resurrected, transported by love. Laura reaches into the pocket of her robe for a cigarette, changes her mind, raises her hand instead to her hair. It is almost enough, to be a young mother in a yellow kitchen touching her thick, dark hair, pregnant with another child. There are leaf shadows on the curtains; there is fresh coffee.

Mrs Woolf:
Virginia pours herself a cup of coffee in the dining room, walks quietly downstairs, but does not go to Nelly in the kitchen. This morning, she wants to get straight to work without risking exposure to Nelly's bargainings and grievances. It could be a good day; it needs to be treated carefully.

Mrs Dalloway:
As she continues down the hall, she wonders over the pleasure she felt-what had it been?-just a little more than an hour earlier.
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:06 AM   #494
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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, by David Sedaris. Freakish and brilliant.
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Old 04-29-2007, 03:09 PM   #495
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Sacred Games, Vikram Chandra. So far, stunningly good.

Plus you learn large collection really bad words in Hindi.

Never know when those'll come in handy...
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