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    though that doesn't really stand up to all those classics posted by you guys I'm pretty excited to start dfw's infinite jest.

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    read the title story of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, finally. Had to stop reading the book after that one for now, it was too much. One of the best short stories I've ever read, though.
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    /\ Word! The other ones are not as good, but definitely worth reading.
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    just picked up "Seeing" by J. Saramago. I've read "Blindness" and "All of the Names"...hoping "Seeing" is as good.

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    What did you think of Blindness? Have it on the shelve, but haven't gotten to it yet.
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    It's a great read...simple, yet sophisticated.

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    reading the csound manual.

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    I'm reading House of Leaves at the moment.

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    ha. the story of house of leaves was ok in a sort of stephen king way, but the pretentiousness of the whole concept was slightly gross. I guess it's a page-turner and knows how to keep you interested so I read it to the end, while being incredibly annoyed. odd book

    I just finished reading German Autumn by Stig Dagerman. the man is fast becoming one of my favourite writers. This book is the result of a series of articles SD wrote as a correspondant in Germany in 1946. It's a bit like Germany Year Zero in book form, incredibly haunting and sad. However, it's probably more devoid of partisanism than rossellini's film, which makes it more interesting to me. Dagerman isn't defending nazis, far from it, but he denounces the suffering of the whole people and the utter and shocking mismanagement of the country by the allied forces. a truly interesting and beautiful read.

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    ^ I desperately need to re-visit some Dagerman.

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    That seems interesting. Can you tell me a bit more about it?

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    It was a quick read, but really worth it.

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    Anyone here can get this on hand now?

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    seems out of print and amazon marketplace asks for 1,000 USD! Insane?

    http://www.amazon.com/Bless-Celebrat...2676649&sr=8-1

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    Nice one, Turokcalde.

    I'm still trying to get through Nietzsche. Currently I'm reading Sartre - La Nausée in between.

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    I'm reading some Icelandic sagas at the moment. There are SO MANY characters, it's driving me crazy. It doesn't help that many of them have the same name. Still fun though

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    Passionate love letters- an anthology of desire by Michelle Lovrick
    “You know,” he says, with a resilient smile, “it is a hard world for poets.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawn View Post
    Anyone here can get this on hand now?

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    seems out of print and amazon marketplace asks for 1,000 USD! Insane?

    http://www.amazon.com/Bless-Celebrat...2676649&sr=8-1
    Just sold my copy to the local half-price books. It's still there. Really not that great of a book.

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    Cat's Cradle...90% finished. It's so rad!

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    The Man without Qualities (Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften), Robert Musil


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