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Old 12-02-2013, 01:18 PM   #2671
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^ Wow. Next up, Proust's Recherche?


haha no, not for some time i don't think. Gibbon's book is very readable, excellently written and filled with insight. Though i haven't even finished the first Volume yet, i don't regret committing to it at all.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:48 PM   #2672
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Ah, man. I tried reading a novel titled "Lolita," but I just couldn't do it. It was too much. Reading into the mind of a pedophile is interesting, but I don't know.. Maybe it's because I'm a father or maybe it's just because I found the topic revolting even before becoming a father. I don't care what justifications are used for pedophiles, they all deserve to die painfully.
With that said, as far as I read into it (probably half the novel before I said, "F*ck this. No more."), it is a very well-written novel. The author Vladimir Nabokov was an intelligent wordsmith.
But Humbert Humbert is hilarious

'...she of noble nipple and massive thigh...'
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:52 PM   #2673
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But Humbert Humbert is hilarious

'...she of noble nipple and massive thigh...'


The Kubrick film is amazing too. Peter Sellers kills it.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:56 PM   #2674
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Haven't read a book that isn't involving school for months.

Last full book I read though was A Dance With Dragons from the Song of Ice and Fire series.

Winds of Winter needs to come out like yesterday.


Hell yes!
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:03 PM   #2675
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Haven't read a book that isn't involving school for months.

Last full book I read though was A Dance With Dragons from the Song of Ice and Fire series.

Winds of Winter needs to come out like yesterday.
Isn't it just full of weiners tho?
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:05 PM   #2676
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Holes & The Outsiders. Aced both test back in middle school. I'm just reminiscing here.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #2677
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When There's No More Room In Hell parts 2 and 3




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Old 12-03-2013, 05:45 PM   #2678
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shutup, terrible
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:07 PM   #2679
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I have written about my love for Capote's prose before on this forum, love to hear your thoughts on this after you finish.

Currently I'm reading a new novel by Donna Tartt called the Goldfinch, her debut novel was the secret history which recounted tragedy amongst a group of bourgeosie students at a liberal arts college. Goldfinch continues in that vein with its focus on adolescence in New York. I have always been drawn to works about nyc, in particular post 9/11 nyc, as well as middle class ennui because it feels imminently relatable. Imo she's one of the most talented contemporary american writers today. Not very prolific but her books are worth waiting for.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:47 PM   #2680
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I have written about my love for Capote's prose before on this forum, love to hear your thoughts on this after you finish.

Currently I'm reading a new novel by Donna Tartt called the Goldfinch, her debut novel was the secret history which recounted tragedy amongst a group of bourgeosie students at a liberal arts college. Goldfinch continues in that vein with its focus on adolescence in New York. I have always been drawn to works about nyc, in particular post 9/11 nyc, as well as middle class ennui because it feels imminently relatable. Imo she's one of the most talented contemporary american writers today. Not very prolific but her books are worth waiting for.
He short stories were great.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:22 PM   #2681
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Better?

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Old 12-04-2013, 02:33 PM   #2682
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He short stories were great.

So was his first novel, other room other voices, which I rarely hear discussed
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:38 PM   #2683
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Better?

better, but i apologise either way. was blazed, bored, angry about something. rep.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:26 PM   #2684
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Going to get down to the local library later and see if I can find something that catches my eye. Haven't read in the past really but I want to start getting into it.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:01 AM   #2685
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Anything by Brandon Sanderson
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