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Old 09-26-2009, 02:13 AM   #376
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yeah, this is a great read. Funny, I love this style of writing (descriptive, little background narrative, etc.), but my wife hates it. As she says, I already know what a sunset looks like, get on with the bloody story! Whereas I love a great prose painting.

That's funny. Is your wife British? I don't hear "bloody" used as an adjective too often.

I usually skim through thick imagery in all books because I find it hard to picture what an author is trying to express through words. Of course a setting like a sunset shouldn't need excessive elaboration, but some authors like to emphasize the more intricate/important settings with a generous amount of detail.
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:26 AM   #377
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easy to read but real deep. im revisiting it because i remember i thought okonkwo was like the perfect example of the tragic hero. makes me want some yams also.
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:30 AM   #378
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easy to read but real deep. im revisiting it because i remember i thought okonkwo was like the perfect example of the tragic hero. makes me want some yams also.

Love that book.
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:31 AM   #379
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:39 AM   #380
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I just started Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers. I haven't gotten into it enough to say anything, but I'll check back in.
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:09 AM   #381
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:57 PM   #382
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i just finished up the new james ellroy , blood's a rover.. love his stuff
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:01 AM   #383
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i think it would be cool if someone posted a link to a nice short story and then if people wanted, they could read it. instead of one person giving their opinion, people who want to read a classic short story could make a mini discussion. it is more engaging then the set up of this thread. i'm just saying.

go read http://www.moonstar.com/~acpjr/Black...Elephants.html. it is a classic shorty that i'm sure some of you have read, but it would be nice to talk about it.

just throwing that out there.
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:18 AM   #384
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Just got my hands on this yesterday.. Ive read a couple chapters so far...






Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient--and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder. Because that patient knows Peter from his other life, when he had a different name and a very different job. The only reason he's a doctor now is thanks to the Witness Protection Program--and even they can't protect him from the long reach of the New Jersey mob. Now he's got to do whatever it takes to keep his patient alive so he can buy some time...and beat the reaper.
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:24 AM   #385
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Reading the Structure of Scientific Revolutions - paradigm, paradigm, paradigm
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:15 AM   #386
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Just got my hands on this yesterday.. Ive read a couple chapters so far...






Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient--and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder. Because that patient knows Peter from his other life, when he had a different name and a very different job. The only reason he's a doctor now is thanks to the Witness Protection Program--and even they can't protect him from the long reach of the New Jersey mob. Now he's got to do whatever it takes to keep his patient alive so he can buy some time...and beat the reaper.



Its comical, yet not as much as I would hope.. yet, Im reaching here in thinking that maybe its a slow starter, and that it will get krunk by the mid to latter portion...

Bout a third done with it..
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:49 AM   #387
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Self help books. They are the best.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:03 AM   #388
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Its comical, yet not as much as I would hope.. yet, Im reaching here in thinking that maybe its a slow starter, and that it will get krunk by the mid to latter portion...

Bout a third done with it..


The premise sounded good, so that's too bad. Keep us updated, because if it turns out good I may put it on my list. Although I'm way behind on stuff I already own.
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:33 AM   #389
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The premise sounded good, so that's too bad. Keep us updated, because if it turns out good I may put it on my list. Although I'm way behind on stuff I already own.


I'm currently at the midway point. Its not as interesting because the narration feels too amused with its self. Pretentious, smug.. words like those come to mind. The story is solid, but there lacks a fun energy that I would hope it would carry.

Yet, I think that Christopher Moore has ruined me to all out comedic novels, for his always hold a certain lucid dynamic that makes his stories resonate with humor and memorability.

Ill make sure to post a final thought once I finish it, but my estimation of it may not be as pleasant as most.
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Old 10-03-2009, 03:28 PM   #390
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I've avoided Austen, Bronte books for the longest time. Always thought of them as 19th century chick-lit (ignorant...I know). Have read a little more than half of it, and can say so far this is one of the best (and strangest) Victorian novels I've ever read.
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