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Old 05-13-2009, 01:11 PM   #121
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:57 PM   #122
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:08 PM   #123
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:07 PM   #125
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:16 PM   #126
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:53 PM   #128
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If you want some realism in 100 pages that will make your eyes bleed, but educates you a little on 19th century urban Russia:

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Old 05-13-2009, 05:21 PM   #129
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Just finished Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami a couple days ago.



It was good. It's a book for VERY analytical readers. I feel a lot of it went over my head but I got the gist of it. Very dreamy and stream of consciousness at times. I have Norwegian Wood on order now. I'll get to that by the end of the summer.

Right now I'm reading South of No North: Stories of a Buried Life by Charles Bukowski.



Enough can't be said about Bukowski's prose. The guy can flat out write dialogue. He's like the anti-Hubert Selby (Requiem For A Dream, Last Exit To Brooklyn) in the sense that his dialogue sounds genuine without sounding TOO genuine. Where Selby's dialogue is littered with half sentences and fragmented words to illustrate the illiteracy of his characters, Bukowski's charcaters have no need to be dumbed down because while they're desperate and abrasive, they're not dumb, they's just humans. I think Bukowski is at his best when writing short fiction such as the stories in this collection.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:22 PM   #130
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I finished reading Pere Goriot couple of days ago. It's a very typical Balzac story with him criticizing the decaying post-Napoleonic French society's importance on money and class (a lot of the aristocracy was coming back and claiming their wealth with Napoleon gone). Very bleak read at times with the whole father-daughters story. If you've read King Lear, you'll know why. Really recommend you read this or anything by Balzac (if you want a short story, read "Gobseck") to gain some perspective on French society at the time.

Don't know what I'm reading next just yet.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:22 PM   #131
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"Semper Fidelis" by Johnnie Clark. Probably my 10th or 11th read of it; book's battered. Incredible piece of work. Has me near tears every time.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:45 PM   #132
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To this day I have not read a single book more than once. If I did, I'd skip half the book. lol
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:48 PM   #133
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I always find one or two little things that I previously missed and/or forgotten.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:51 PM   #134
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I've read Slaughterhouse-Five over 10 times and I ALWAYS find something new about it.

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Old 05-13-2009, 05:56 PM   #135
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I think I will revisit some books when I'm in my 30's. Possibly have a family and a new perspective. Right now I don't feel like I'd learn anything new fromm books I've read in the last 7 years or so.

Plus, if I was to re-read a book, I'd just keep thinking "I could be reading something new right now."
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