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« Reply #150 on: June 24, 2011, 09:29:02 pm »

The Civilization of the Middle Ages by Norman F. Cantor
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« Reply #151 on: June 24, 2011, 09:52:55 pm »

Geopolitique de l'Espagne
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« Reply #152 on: June 26, 2011, 01:48:33 am »

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« Reply #153 on: June 27, 2011, 08:41:36 am »

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« Reply #154 on: June 27, 2011, 02:44:03 pm »

Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God
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« Reply #155 on: June 27, 2011, 03:39:43 pm »

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I had to read that for school. Yet another pointless book that English teachers assign. Tongue
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« Reply #156 on: June 27, 2011, 08:46:35 pm »

The Crisis of Capitalist Democracy. Richard A, Posner

Against a Hindu God:  Buddhist Philosophy of Religion in India. Parimal G. Patil (reviewing it for a journal)
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« Reply #157 on: July 16, 2011, 03:22:29 am »
« Edited: July 16, 2011, 02:28:10 pm by Gustaf »

Breakfast of Champions really is Vonnegut at his best, isn't it? I've always thought Slaughterhouse Five was pretty stale, so perhaps I should apply the term 'overrated' to it, much as I despise people who use that word with ease.

That almost makes you a horrible person.



Not sufficiently liking Slaughterhouse Five? Or liking Breakfast of Champions?

Not sufficiently liking Slaughterhouse Five.

In other news, my recent reads are Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf and Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlf.

The former was pretty good and an easier read than The Waves, for sure. Jerusalem was wonderful, but then again Selma is always wonderful. Definitely my favourite Swedish author.

Currently I'm reading I Am A Cat by Soseki Natsume. Pretty good so far.
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« Reply #158 on: July 16, 2011, 12:38:56 pm »

My favorite Vonnegut was always Cat's Cradle.

Currently this. Before that I reread Cristo si fermato a Eboli (after a long long time) and simultaneously The People of the Abyss. Both in German.
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« Reply #159 on: July 16, 2011, 12:59:15 pm »

A few things...

Gladstone by Morley.

Both English volumes ( Citizen of the World and Just Watch Me)on Trudeau.

English's Pearson bio.

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« Reply #160 on: July 16, 2011, 02:28:37 pm »

My favorite Vonnegut was always Cat's Cradle.

Currently this. Before that I reread Cristo si fermato a Eboli (after a long long time) and simultaneously The People of the Abyss. Both in German.

Have you read the cat-book I'm reading? You like cats, correct?
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« Reply #161 on: July 16, 2011, 02:31:08 pm »

My favorite Vonnegut was always Cat's Cradle.

Currently this. Before that I reread Cristo si fermato a Eboli (after a long long time) and simultaneously The People of the Abyss. Both in German.

Have you read the cat-book I'm reading?
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Yes, but they don't write books. Tongue
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« Reply #162 on: July 16, 2011, 03:16:24 pm »

You like cats, correct?
Yes, but they don't write books. Tongue
Yes they do.  It's how they can afford to buy cheezburgers. Wink
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« Reply #163 on: July 30, 2011, 11:35:38 am »

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For the third time. I'm a junkie...
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« Reply #164 on: August 08, 2011, 12:29:30 pm »

Pale Fire
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« Reply #165 on: August 11, 2011, 03:49:04 pm »

Pale Fire

Yeah! My favorite novel. You won't be disappointed.

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« Reply #166 on: August 12, 2011, 12:58:11 am »

Currently Reading:
The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva

Read in the last few weeks:
Full Black by Brad Thor
The Prophecy by Chris Kuzneski
The Devil Colony by James Rollins
Foreign Influence by Brad Thor
The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry

Yes Yes, I read a lot of thrillers.
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« Reply #167 on: August 12, 2011, 08:01:11 am »

Pale Fire

Yeah! My favorite novel. You won't be disappointed.


I wasn't Smiley Nabokov is a tremendous writer, but I tend to care less for several of his other novels as the plots often strike me as a bit banal. Pale Fire of course has a very interesting structure, and an entertaining story, which helps to appreciate Nabokov's genius. I was a bit disappointed by Rorty's preface (I read the Everyman's edition), as its analysis doesn't seem to hold up to me. His remarks on Lolita and Pnin seem more on the mark to me. (though I've only a passing familiarity with the latter novel).

Now, I'm doubting between Conrad's Nostromo or some Freud.
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« Reply #168 on: August 12, 2011, 08:33:19 am »

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For the third time. I'm a junkie...

Love this epic!
The 2009 discovery of "Cao Cao's tomb" rose quite a stir in China too.
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« Reply #169 on: August 12, 2011, 02:52:41 pm »

Currently Reading Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis.
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« Reply #170 on: August 17, 2011, 06:44:01 pm »

The Strange Death of Liberal England - Dangerfield
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« Reply #171 on: August 17, 2011, 09:00:18 pm »

The Strange Death of Liberal England - Dangerfield

What do you make of the general thesis?
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« Reply #172 on: August 17, 2011, 10:14:21 pm »

I just started reading Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy. Only ~150 pages in but it's really good so far.
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« Reply #173 on: August 20, 2011, 04:12:59 pm »

Started on To Kill a Mockingbird yesterday.
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« Reply #174 on: August 21, 2011, 04:54:03 pm »

The Strange Death of Liberal England - Dangerfield

What do you make of the general thesis?

Only about 100-150 pages in, but it's an interesting read so far. I do see where it's coming from though, and although i've only read the first section about the Parliament Act, I do think Dangerfield's rested a bit too much on that, but we'll see.

I might be doing my extended project for UCAS on the decline of the Liberals or the something about the National Government (or, pretty alternatively, Harold Wilson's or Gordon Brown's premiership) and my tutor told me it'd be an essential if I was going to do either of the first two.
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