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Offline Vienna

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1335 on: January 18, 2013, 03:48:13 PM »
I'm reading Honore de Balzac's Pere Goriot. It's critical view of a society that values wealth over people is still as relevant today as it was when it written.


balzac is very good.............read him in the original french years ago.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1336 on: January 20, 2013, 08:05:05 AM »
Daniel, if you're over 16, you're too old to read Catcher in the Rye for the first time.  :) I loved it when I was a teenager, but haven't touched it since.

I think you have something there, Annmarie. They really should put an age restriction sticker on the front or something...kind of like a reverse age limit on DVDs!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1337 on: January 21, 2013, 04:46:38 AM »
Reading The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy. And am surprised to say it is pleasantly readable!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1338 on: January 21, 2013, 06:25:59 AM »
Reading The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy. And am surprised to say it is pleasantly readable!

Great book! Henchard is a wonderfully drawn character.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1339 on: January 21, 2013, 06:35:14 AM »
The Midwich Cuckoos - John Wyndham
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1340 on: January 21, 2013, 09:23:02 AM »
I have the Mayor of Casterbridge too, was going to read it after Far From the Maddening Crowd by Hardy, but haven't got around to it. Good to know others have enjoyed it.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1341 on: January 22, 2013, 02:25:59 AM »
read the final chapter of cage of eden....After reading it for 15 months Im sad it ended at 185 chapters :'( :'( :'(...but also REALLY PISSED off that the ending was totally garbage >:(

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1342 on: January 23, 2013, 03:50:22 PM »
I spent all of last night reading Gun Machine by Warren Ellis cover to cover, and I stand by my prediction that it's going to be the best crime novel of 2013.
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Offline The Skald

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1343 on: January 23, 2013, 04:03:57 PM »
The last book I read was "I know who you are" by Yrsa Sigurdarsdottir. It starts like the usual cliché crime stuff (divorced cop no one likes, missing son, regular people close to bankrupcy with a desperate plan etc), and I honestly wasn't expecting much. But the story quickly took a turn for the better, and I ended up feeling creeped out in several places. Considering I watched Alien when I was eight (yet wasn't allowed to watch Star Wars. I have weird parents.)  ;D and have been addicted to horror ever since, I don't creep out. Ever.

Now I'm about a third into the next book by Yrsa Sigurdarsdottir. It starts really slow, but it does pick up a lot. And I mean "what the hell..." kinda picks up. Awesome stuff.  ;D

Offline McWawa

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1344 on: January 24, 2013, 02:04:13 AM »
Burma Days, by George Orwell.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1345 on: January 25, 2013, 09:28:44 AM »
Burma Days, by George Orwell.

Burmese Days - Orwell is very good. I prefer Keep the Aspidistra Flying or The Clergyman's Daughter though.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1346 on: January 29, 2013, 01:48:58 PM »
Finished The Postman, it was okay.

Am now a quarter of the way through The Grapes Of Wrath, which I'm really enjoying.

What with my new Kindle and the pesky day job when I am ever going to have time to write....

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1347 on: January 30, 2013, 04:03:56 PM »
As a huge fan of Samuel Beckett I have been waiting for my free copy ( german publishers are very nice) of Samuel Becket - Weitermachen ist mehr, als Ich tun kann - Briefe 1929-1940 (letters) it is a translation but english publishers very rarely give free copies. I like dipping into letters of authors etc.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1348 on: January 31, 2013, 09:41:08 AM »
Just finished Dolly by Susan Hill.
Time to take it serious and get the job done

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1349 on: February 09, 2013, 07:32:37 AM »
The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
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