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benedict
Posted: Monday, February 9, 2009 3:36:37 PM
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i gave 2666 a try... and stopped after finishing the first part. i just wasn't enjoying reading it and never got into it. most probably won't revisit it.

auster's TNYT was a great read... and i also highly recommend it.

Broken_Drum wrote:
On to Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami next,


another great read.
Conceptually yours...
Posted: Monday, February 9, 2009 5:32:16 PM

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Belgarath the sorcerer??, talis est meus vita

See in black and white, feel in slow motion....
Conceptually yours...
Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2009 5:46:01 PM

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Just curious but I have just recently finished reading 'Sharp Teeth' (as recommended by Steven (nice one mate), wondered if anyone else had read this and had thoughts??

See in black and white, feel in slow motion....
heartbreak
Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:43:23 PM
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I have it but haven't read it yet. It is on my summer reading list.
arcman564
Posted: Sunday, March 1, 2009 1:21:07 AM

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A re-read of Raw Shark Texts, which is what sent me to the WWW looking to see if there was a site....and here I am. Applause
Ellimist
Posted: Sunday, March 1, 2009 2:24:50 AM

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arcman564 wrote:
A re-read of Raw Shark Texts, which is what sent me to the WWW looking to see if there was a site....and here I am. Applause

That sounds like a very good plan.

How is it going so far?
benedict
Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 2:59:30 PM
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just read the first 30 or so pages of wetlands by charlotte roche from here. has anyone else read or heard of this book? quite shocking...
Steven Hall
Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 9:51:11 AM

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For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway. I've been reading nothing but Melville for the past three months and this is a fantastic shift of pace and tone. I'm loving it.
Conceptually yours...
Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 10:41:16 AM

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Next in order..
The new york trilogy
The wind up bird Chronicles
and Mr Vertigo.
(anyone read the last as I have not heard it mentioned before??)

See in black and white, feel in slow motion....
Steven Hall
Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 10:45:29 AM

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Conceptually yours... wrote:
Next in order..
The new york trilogy
The wind up bird Chronicles
and Mr Vertigo.
(anyone read the last as I have not heard it mentioned before??)


Good choices!
I haven't read Mr Vertigo - would be good to know what you make of it.

S
J_E_B_U_S_
Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 9:19:09 PM
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Rant by Chuck Palahniuk. terrific so far, love his books.
buckyogi
Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 6:19:36 PM

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I am reading...The Raw Shark Texts! Just finished Part Two.

I am also reading The Manga Guide to Statistics by Shin Takahashi and Word Histories and Mysteries: From Abracadabra to Zeus by the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries.

I just finished reading On the Beach by Nevil Shute and recommend it highly.

Next up on my list are the mangas Arkham Woods and volume one of 20th Century Boys.

For Christmas my father got me seasons 1-9 of The X-files on DVD and I am currently on disc 2 of season 6. Averaging about two episodes a day.

I've been listening to box sets by Augustus Pablo, Nina Simone, and Hank Williams; and CDs by the Flamin' Groovies, Minor Threat, and Nine Inch Nails.
heartbreak
Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:33:59 PM
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I finished Ferdydurke by Witold Gombrowicz today. Interesting book.
heartbreak
Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 10:10:04 PM
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I just finished Mathematicians In Love by Rudy Rucker. Excellent stuff!
Conceptually yours...
Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 9:53:02 PM

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I know this is probably not the place but, I have just found the best thing, Fight club, the usual suspects and Memento in one box set, how cool.

See in black and white, feel in slow motion....
Conceptually yours...
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 1:24:35 PM

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Steven Hall wrote:
Conceptually yours... wrote:
Next in order..
The new york trilogy
The wind up bird Chronicles
and Mr Vertigo.
(anyone read the last as I have not heard it mentioned before??)


Good choices!
I haven't read Mr Vertigo - would be good to know what you make of it.

S


Finished it last week, couldn't put it down I think it was a great read.

See in black and white, feel in slow motion....
Steven Hall
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 6:32:52 PM

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Conceptually yours... wrote:
Finished it last week, couldn't put it down I think it was a great read.


Interesting. I have no idea why I haven't read this Auster. I'll put it on my list.
What did you think of the other books?

S
Conceptually yours...
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 9:46:55 PM

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Steven Hall wrote:
Conceptually yours... wrote:
Finished it last week, couldn't put it down I think it was a great read.


Interesting. I have no idea why I haven't read this Auster. I'll put it on my list.
What did you think of the other books?

S

Decided to put Mr Vertigo to the front, just started The new york trilogy, interesting. Wind up bird chronicles for Africa I think.

See in black and white, feel in slow motion....
CpVb006
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 10:02:37 PM

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I bought Pygmy today. Sigh. Not looking too good so far. Not that I expected it to be, but Rant at least sort of enjoyable and that came out just two years ago. Sigh two.

I'm also balancing a few books, some for school, some for reading once school finally gets done and I have a bunch of time before friends come home. 'A Confederacy of Dunces' and 'Why Nations Go to War', which are funny and good, and not funny and good, respectively.
Sykes
Posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 5:25:44 AM
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Hey all,

I've just joined this lovely little community on the premise that it provides some semblance of 'furthering reading' on TRST.

I've just picked up Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler. Quite enjoying it thus far, especially after a wee Kafka binge.

Lot of Chuck P fans on the forum, I notice.
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