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Never Let Me Go-Kazuo Ishiguro.

He's my current author obsession. I would read his day planner.


Agreed. That book is fantastic. Heard they're (unfortunately) making it into a movie.


Ishiguro has been quoted as saying he thinks the movie is great, so hopefully his fans will agree. I also love his books. The Unconsoled in particular is one of the craziest things I've ever read.


I loved that book but found it hard going. Now that I understand it properly (I think), I'd like to read it again. ...but I feel like I have too much new reading I want to do to bother with re-reads right now. Although having said that, I think it's just as important to be deeply read as it is to be widely read.

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Tom Robins Still Life with Woodpecker. He writes many brilliant sentences and some good paragraphs, but I can't decide how I feel about the book as a whole.

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Just started (and almost finished with) Slaughter House Five. Also I just picked up a 3D book about Mars!!


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I just finished "The perks of being a wallflower" and now feel inspired to read all the books the character talks about. Well maybe not all of them...but I just picked up "This side of Paradise"


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Just started (and almost finished with) Slaughter House Five. Also I just picked up a 3D book about Mars!!

Kurt Vonnegut is my very very favorite author! I'm pretty sure I've read everything he's written.

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The Dresden Files, interspersed with The Historian, which is just such a heavy book that I can only read it for so long before my arms get tired.


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I finished the last of the Millennium trilogy, which was excellent. Now I'm reading a true crime book called A Scottish Murder: Rewriting the Madeleine Smith Story by Jimmy Powdrell Campbell. It's a much faster read than the ones I just finished - I think I'm already halfway through, and I just started it yesterday. It's also not quite as good, but I think that has to do with the fact that it's a bit poorly written and/or edited. Also, I was promised sexually explicit correspondence, and it's not living up to the hype (they only infer the sexing, apart from one letter that mentions virginity).

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tommy2gears wrote:
Just started (and almost finished with) Slaughter House Five. Also I just picked up a 3D book about Mars!!

Kurt Vonnegut is my very very favorite author! I'm pretty sure I've read everything he's written.


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I just finished "The perks of being a wallflower" and now feel inspired to read all the books the character talks about. Well maybe not all of them...but I just picked up "This side of Paradise"


This Side of Paradise is hands-down my favourite Fitzgerald book. It's great.

Right now I'm reading Miller's Tropic of Capricorn. I'm having to force myself to continue reading it.


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I'm reading From Potter's Field by Patricia Cornwell, I haven't read one of her books in a while and I've totally been sucked in, I just want to sit and read until it's finished.

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zebedee wrote:
rockin_ro wrote:
I just finished "The perks of being a wallflower" and now feel inspired to read all the books the character talks about. Well maybe not all of them...but I just picked up "This side of Paradise"


This Side of Paradise is hands-down my favourite Fitzgerald book. It's great.

Right now I'm reading Miller's Tropic of Capricorn. I'm having to force myself to continue reading it.

Is that the one that jerry seinfeld didnt return? :P


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I'm a bit of a ways into Super Sad True Love Story. I'm a sucker for books set in societies on the brink of collapse in the not so distant future

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading now?
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I just finished Alias Grace, which was...disappointing.


How so? I thought it was slow, but I loved it.

I actually liked the majority of the book, but I felt like all the suspense wasn't properly disseminated towards the end, and then it all just fell flat. When I was done I felt like there should have been more. I guess I just expected a book about such thrilling topics such as murder! affairs! lies! insanity! to at some point really pull me in, but it never did.


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Under the Banner of Heaven. This is SUCH an interesting book!

This is one of my favorite books!

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I thought that was kind of the point. It really was up in the air as to whether Grace was guilty or not, and that was apart of the facts she didn't want to change.

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"Wittgenstein's Poker: The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers" by David Edmonds and John Eidinow.

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I thought that was kind of the point. It really was up in the air as to whether Grace was guilty or not, and that was apart of the facts she didn't want to change.


yeah! and was her friend mary even real? what truths was grace hiding from us, even as her confidants? oh man i loved this book, it was the first margaret atwood book i read and now i love her.

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The Gothic in Contemporary Interactive Fictions (by Van Leavenworth). Starting either Japan Sinks by Sakyo Komatsu or Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh next.


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I thought that was kind of the point. It really was up in the air as to whether Grace was guilty or not, and that was apart of the facts she didn't want to change.

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I don't care that we didn't find out about her guilt/innocence or whether her story was true. I just thought the ending seemed awkwardly put together, and things that were supposed to be interesting and exciting really weren't. I don't know!

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The Life of Pi. I don't know why I never did before, it's fantastic.

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