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Re: HERE IT IS... THE BOOK THREAD !!
« Reply #75 on: January 08, 2009, 03:37:33 »
@meddy
Guess what I'm reading... I picked up Terry Goodking's "Wizard's First Rule" on a whim because I remembered your recommendation... I'll let you know how it goes!
So did you ever finish reading it??  I just realized a couple of weeks ago that they have made Terry's book series into a TV series...I give them an A for effort but it's rather dull and bland in comparison to the books..

FYI to anyone planning on reading The Sword of Truth Series, please do not decide to not read them based upon the possiblity that you may have seen a TV episode.
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Re: HERE IT IS... THE BOOK THREAD !!
« Reply #77 on: July 10, 2009, 13:05:09 »
talk about book in some other threads made me thought about resurrecting this thread.

has anybody read any works by a japanese writer haruki murakami?

i read an article about him in a magazine the other day and his work sounded really interesting. i'm currently trying to get hold of this one:



kafka on the shore


website: http://www.murakami.ch/

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« Reply #78 on: August 17, 2009, 19:44:24 »


Ursula LeGuin: Buffalo Gals And Other Animal Presences

a collection of short stories and poems

the title story (that gives the book its name) is a fantastic story about a girl who survives a plane crash in the middle of sage brush country somewhere in the west, and enters a sort of dream time, an animal presence, where coyote and other animals take her in and show her a different world:


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"i don't understand why you all look like people" she [the child] said.
"we are people." [said Coyote]
"i mean, people like me, humans."
"resemblance is in the eye", Coyote said.
[...]
"you mean what i'm seeing isn't true? isn't real - like on TV or something?"
"no", Coyote said. "hey that's a tick on your collar." she reached over, flicked the tick off, picked it up on one finger, bit it, and spat out the bits.
"yecch!", the child said. "so?"
"so, to me you're basically greyish yellow and run on four legs. to that lot -" she waved disdainfully at the warren of little houses next down the hil-  "you hop around twitching your nose all the time. to hawk, you're an egg., or maybe getting pinfeathers. see? it just depends on how you look on things."
...





the other stories swirl around anything from discussions about the difficulties about understanding penguin dialects, there's a scientist's report (and an attempted translation) of acacia seed poems by an unknown ant poet found inside a deserted ant hill to a story about  a distant planet  covered by only plants and trees which share one single consciousness.

this is a really wonderful and magical book, like all leguin's work i've read so far. but even though this isn't one of her major works, this might be my favorite.  
definitely recommended.
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Re: HERE IT IS... THE BOOK THREAD !!
« Reply #79 on: February 21, 2010, 05:47:33 »
Two words..

Chuck Palahniuk

http://chuckpalahniuk.net/

Best author I have ever read. I recommend, well, all of his work!


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Re: HERE IT IS... THE BOOK THREAD !!
« Reply #80 on: February 25, 2010, 17:05:50 »
I bought four books yesterday, and started with one I wanted to read since long, long time ago: OSCAR WILDE - The picture of Dorian Gray

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray

What about you guys, what are you currently reading?
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Re: HERE IT IS... THE BOOK THREAD !!
« Reply #81 on: February 25, 2010, 19:12:41 »
Nice choice!  :smth023 I read that book (Dorian Gray) It was very interesting and very Wilde. :-D I just finished reading "Charlotte Sometimes" and loved it. I started reading MetaMorphosis by Anothony Murkar who has had a difficult journey battling his disease (same as me)It is good so far
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Re: Here it is... the book thread!
« Reply #82 on: November 01, 2012, 16:59:57 »
Just bought these two:

Stephen King: 11/22/63
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11/22/63

José Saramago: Death with Interruptions (original: As Intermitências da Morte)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_with_Interruptions
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Re: HERE IT IS... THE BOOK THREAD !!
« Reply #83 on: November 01, 2012, 18:50:16 »
Two words..

Chuck Palahniuk

http://chuckpalahniuk.net/

Best author I have ever read. I recommend, well, all of his work!


I like him too! I've read Choke, Invisible Monsters, Diary... I generally read all kind of stuff, but when I discovered the cure I started reading some Camus' works...he thrilled me! Now that I go to university fortunately I read more than before :P
And the last book I read was "Lolita" by Nabokov... a beautiful work, but a bit...ehm...disturbing   :smth040
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Re: Here it is... the book thread!
« Reply #84 on: November 19, 2012, 23:30:55 »
just opened an account in goodreads. is anyone else there?

http://www.goodreads.com/dsanchezvasquez

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Re: Here it is... the book thread!
« Reply #85 on: September 13, 2014, 02:33:11 »
Currently reading "El Aleph" a collection of short stories by Jorge Luis Borges. Very complex writing and thus not so easy to understand. I must confess I had to read sometimes twice certain paragraphs to try to understand the idea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Aleph_(short_story_collection)
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5787.The_Aleph_and_Other_Stories
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Re: Here it is... the book thread!
« Reply #86 on: March 24, 2015, 19:25:50 »
Currently reading "El Aleph" a collection of short stories by Jorge Luis Borges. Very complex writing and thus not so easy to understand. I must confess I had to read sometimes twice certain paragraphs to try to understand the idea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Aleph_(short_story_collection)
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5787.The_Aleph_and_Other_Stories

You tried Borges?  :) That's impressive.. He is very enigmatic and esoteric but also a bit cluttered with a lot of references.. I had the same experience as you, rereading passages.. I have read Aleph about 6 or so years ago.. I can't say I remember much about it other than the fascination with this Aleph entity/dimension which I have been searching for since I can remember (.. sometime at the age of discovering Yoda of Star Wars and his groovy self-mastery powers :P )..

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Re: Here it is... the book thread!
« Reply #87 on: May 18, 2015, 10:19:24 »
I'm currently reading Historien om Västfronten by Nils Fabiansson, another book
about a "disappeared world", but an outstanding one without the usual political focus
on peace and war. Well researched with new or forgotten details and photos. A German edition
is still questionable, but I recommend the unabridged Swedish edition. :smth023
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