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Old 07-03-2011, 01:52 AM   #1726
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anyone read slaughterhouse 5?
I just got that yesterday along with God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. Haven't started either of them yet.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:45 PM   #1727
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In what order are you reading it?

i read it in the order suggested by table of instructions. truly very rewarding experience.

it reminded me of synocdoche new york in its complexity.

one of my favorite unique novels, in term of the structure, along with Pale Fire

you reading anything at the moment man? I'm looking for next book to delve into.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:03 AM   #1728
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What's his best stuff in your opinion? I've heard he's great but never read his work.
Hmm, all of his stuff is mindblowing, but if I had to choose I'd say "fictions" and "the aleph".
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:08 AM   #1729
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Uh, I had lost sight of this interesting thread. I'll have to subscribe...


I have just started David Foster Wallace's Girl with Curious Hair.

First time I read DFW, I didn't want to approach Infinite Jest yet (i am somewhat scared by huge volumes, unless it's some Russian named Fedor or Lev ).
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:12 PM   #1730
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:33 PM   #1731
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I've had this on my shelf for years but have nver gotten to it. Let me know what you think when you finish.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:37 PM   #1732
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Possibly my favorite Murakami. Feels like a more well thought out, grown-up Norwegian Wood, and NW used to be my favorite. I feel like I've spouted the same lines and thought the same thoughts as Hajime.

This also made me re-read his short story: "On seeing the 100% perfect girl one beautiful April morning" which is basically my favorite parts of his storytelling (Minus the surrealism) distilled into a 5 minute read.
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:32 PM   #1733
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Nice choice vap. I'm currently reading the wind-up bird chronicle. Just started the third book of it
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:07 PM   #1734
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nothing original about this choice, you'll all know of it and many will have read it. there's also nothing original about my opinion, masterpiece. oh and terrifying.

afterwards i read animal farm. turns out it's basically 1984 lite. with plenty of focus on revolution and methods of manipulation.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:54 PM   #1735
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I've had this on my shelf for years but have nver gotten to it. Let me know what you think when you finish.
Will do. So far I'm really enjoying it.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:57 PM   #1736
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Actually I just started that tonight. Ender's Game was GREAT! Loved it. I have a few nitpicks but nothing that won't stop me from reading it again sometime. As to Speaker of the Dead, I didn't get too far into it, thinking of starting something else instead then reading that next. I also finished Stephen Colbert's book today. Lots of insightful and funny stuff.

I'm not sure about putting Speaker for the Dead on hold, only because its so different from Ender's Game as far as setting and other areas of the story goes. I feel like if I were to have read something else between Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead that when I came back to Speaker for the Dead I would be like what the **** is this, this isn't what I remember it being like? That would probably throw the whole thing off for me. I would suggest reading it now while you still have the desire to know what happens to Ender after the first book. I know I'm making the books out to seem like they are 2 books from totally different stories but alot of the central themes that were focussed on in Ender's Game are relevant in Speaker For the Dead, such as isolation and relationships. Pretty much what I'm trying to say is you shouldn't expect the same from this book as what you experienced in Ender's Game, but it is still a good book.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:36 AM   #1737
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Fighting Spirit vol. 53 online manga:



After Robotech, my 2nd alltime favorite anime/manga series.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:53 PM   #1738
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Just started this earlier on my new Kindle.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:56 PM   #1739
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I copped this a few weeks ago. Tis time I read it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:02 PM   #1740
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Goodreads is annoying the shit out of me lately since I started reading a lot again. They make it hard to change a book from "currently reading" to "have read" and vice versa. It should be RIGHT there, just one click away. Instead you have to navigate to another page and figure it out from there.

I almost Googled to figure out how to do it.
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