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« Reply #1575 on: June 16, 2017, 04:05:44 pm »
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I recently finished Sword of Honour by Evelyn Waugh. I liked the characters and the prose was gorgeous but holy sh**t what a gelid, despairing book.

Now finishing up a reread of Endō's Silence that I started earlier in the year and after that either a reread of We Have Always Lived in the Castle (which is objectively about as downbeat as Sword of Honour but which I find a ton of fun to read because it has one of the best narrative voices I've ever read) or the new Beren and Lúthien book that I pre-ordered months ago and that really should have arrived by ow.
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« Reply #1576 on: June 16, 2017, 04:43:47 pm »
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Have any of y'all read Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero?
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« Reply #1577 on: June 16, 2017, 06:29:13 pm »
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Have any of y'all read Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero?

My family owns it. Never read it. I read half of the Matthews book on Kennedy and Nixon. 
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« Reply #1578 on: June 21, 2017, 09:09:37 pm »
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Finishing up Atlas Shrugged for the first time through.

Next is a choice - Gulag Archipelago or Brothers Karamazov
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« Reply #1579 on: June 21, 2017, 09:47:58 pm »
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Next is a choice - Gulag Archipelago or Brothers Karamazov

Both sound like great goals; neither have I read.
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« Reply #1580 on: June 22, 2017, 05:26:30 pm »
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Next is a choice - Gulag Archipelago or Brothers Karamazov

Both sound like great goals; neither have I read.

Yes, I've been partisan for a good time recently. Stepping back from time to time is good.
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« Reply #1581 on: June 26, 2017, 10:34:16 am »
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I'm currently reading the 4th part of Ferrante's Neapolitan series. Excellent and moving read.

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Also loved Feast of the Goat and I don't think it portrays Balaguer as very sympathetic.

Agree with Nathan that Soseki>Murakami

When it comes to Dostoevsky I'd recommend Crime and Punishment or the Idiot as the first read I think. Brothers Karamazov is amazing but it's longer and I think I benefitted from having read some Dostoevsky beforehand.
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