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« Reply #1600 on: November 22, 2017, 12:52:14 am »
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The Big Butt Book by Dian Hanson.
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« Reply #1601 on: November 26, 2017, 07:56:39 am »
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Die Welt von Gestern.

I've read very mixed reviews about it, saying it's mediocre compared to Ein Mann ohne Eigenschaften, but who has the lifetime to try to read that thing?

Me! Tongue The Man Without Qualities is utterly fantastic and one of my favourite novels.

As for what I'm currently reading, I've been on a bit of a Chaucer binge: Re-reading the Parliament of Fowls (which is so lovely) and right now The Knight's Tale. He's probably underrated today due to the distance of his language (which I admittedly have some trouble scanning, particularly whether to pronounce the Es on the ends of words), which is a shame considering how fluent and musical it can be, and how witty, expansive and humane Chaucer is.
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« Reply #1602 on: December 02, 2017, 07:59:11 pm »
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Dreadnought (April Daniels, 2017). Danny really hits close to home.
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« Reply #1603 on: December 03, 2017, 11:13:32 pm »

The ownerless ruin had, before World War Terminus, been tended and maintained. Here had been the suburbs of San Francisco, a short ride by monorail rapid transit; the entire peninsula had been chattered like a bird tree with life and opinions and complaints, and now the watchful owners had either died or migrated to a colony world. Mostly the former; it had been a costly war despite the valiant predictions of the Pentagon and its smug scientific vassal, the Rand Corporation--which had, in fact, existed not far from this spot. Like the apartment owners, the corporation had departed, evidently for good. No one missed it.
In addition, no one today remembered why the war had come about or who, if anyone, had won. The dust which had contaminated most of the planet's surface had originated in no country, and no one, even the wartime enemy, had planned on it. First, the owls had died. At the time it had seemed almost funny, the fat, fluffy white birds lying here and there, in yards and on streets; coming out no earlier than twilight, as they had while alive, the owls escaped notice. Medieval plagues had manifested themselves in a similar way, in the form of many dead rats. This plague, however, had descended from above.
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« Reply #1604 on: December 04, 2017, 05:33:10 pm »
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The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy.

I loved Family Happiness and The Death of Ivan Ilyich, so I'm reading this one now.

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