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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading?
« Reply #2055 on: October 29, 2012, 06:23:28 PM »
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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading?
« Reply #2056 on: October 29, 2012, 06:31:39 PM »
The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler

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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading?
« Reply #2057 on: October 30, 2012, 05:21:43 AM »
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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading?
« Reply #2058 on: October 31, 2012, 06:03:06 PM »
^How do you like it?

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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading?
« Reply #2059 on: November 02, 2012, 03:27:53 AM »
Just finished Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue and it actually turned out to be a chore. 

I've been a fan of Chabon's work, but this one was one complicated mess with several underdeveloped characters. 

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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading?
« Reply #2060 on: November 02, 2012, 08:26:47 AM »
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A Farewell To Arms - Ernest Hemingway



Love Hemingway, what a great book, I really enjoyed it, I hope you do as well.

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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading?
« Reply #2061 on: November 02, 2012, 08:28:01 AM »
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On the Road by Jack Kerouac. I've never read it.

Tell me how that goes, I have wanted to read it, but haven't yet.

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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading?
« Reply #2062 on: November 02, 2012, 08:35:08 AM »
Tolkeins The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun;  I will confess, it is a chore to read

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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading?
« Reply #2063 on: November 04, 2012, 05:18:10 AM »
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Just finished Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue and it actually turned out to be a chore. 

I've been a fan of Chabon's work, but this one was one complicated mess with several underdeveloped characters.

That's unfortunate. I was really looking forward to this but I keep hearing so many less than favorable opinions of it that it's turned me off from reading it.

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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading?
« Reply #2064 on: November 04, 2012, 06:23:21 AM »
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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading?
« Reply #2065 on: November 04, 2012, 08:42:45 AM »
Just wrapped up Stephen King's Everything's Eventual. Not sure why I waited so long to read this collection but overall so great stories in this one.

Since I'm still in something of a Halloween mood and want to read some more short stories I think I'll start on Neil Gaiman's collection, Fragile Things, next. That's another set of short stories I've been meaning to read for a few years now.

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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading?
« Reply #2066 on: November 04, 2012, 10:40:29 AM »
I just started The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg.  I needed something a little more grounded after my disconcerting romp through Cloud Atlas.  Strangely, I have no desire to see the film as the novel itself seemed like little more than six short stories with a few connections. The Middlesteins, meanwhile, has a few of my favorite motifs including multi-generational family drama, shifting third-person-limited narration, and dry humor.

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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading?
« Reply #2067 on: November 04, 2012, 10:50:53 AM »
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Just finished Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue and it actually turned out to be a chore. 

I've been a fan of Chabon's work, but this one was one complicated mess with several underdeveloped characters.

That's unfortunate. I was really looking forward to this but I keep hearing so many less than favorable opinions of it that it's turned me off from reading it.

I was looking forward to it one too.  I can't believe it turned out to be such a weak novel.  I'm a fan of most of Chabon's work - Wonder Boys and The Yiddish Policemen's Union are my top 2 favorites.

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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading?
« Reply #2068 on: November 04, 2012, 03:19:27 PM »
Who could that be at this hour? By Lemony Snicket. 

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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading?
« Reply #2069 on: November 11, 2012, 07:12:33 AM »
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