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but i'm willing to start trying. recommend me something...
it's all gay
philip roth, joseph conrad ... erm ... basically, don't recommend me anything which deals with the 'human condition'
Kind of the definition of literature?
Peter Carey - The True History of the Kelly Gang
i mean, i don't want to read something focused exclusively on one individual who is a bit troubled, y'know. Your recommendation looks interesting.
But quite specifically not in that blathering sophistic way I hate so much. I think its my favourite book ever for reasons I can't really explain. Its kind of very simple (certainly lingustically), but so amazingly rounded and complete.
but where i have read, it doesn't seem to be the focal point, no.
i'm convinced you are me though...
I support this view.
by Irvine Welsh. Or by Thorn Kief Hilsbery
Jacob Jones - I know what you mean... I need fiction too. Only so many books on Hizbullah one can take!
So, I went to buy a novel yesterday. Only place in Doha is the Carrefour next to my house.
Needless to say, all I could find were Sidney Sheldon novels, and curiously for Qatar, a few 'erotic' thrillers.
I think I will blast a few tenners on a big Amazon order, and wait 10 weeks for it to arrive. The only way.
i spend all of my reading time on books about politics or history.
mind you i try to avoid all your chomsky-pilger foolishness
Not sure what you read, Jacob... but I'm proudly one-dimensional in that regard!
Actually, I haven't read that much Chomsky. I've never found the time, oddly.
So, a bit of Kagan and Fukayama for you, then?
And that wasn't meant to be a 'challenging' post.. just goofing around
i find fukuyama really interesting, actually, but i don't share his political principles.
i am a man of the left, as you well know
Morvern Callar or These Demented Lands.
Morvern Callar is one of the most tedious things I've ever devoted time to.
i think it's beautiful, one of my favourite books ever. the film's another matter - looks great, has samantha morton in it, fabulous soundtrack, but oddly unsatisfying.
The Don Flows Home To The Sea
War and Peace
Lord of the Flies
Brave New World
these are all quintessential lad's books, I can't see how you can't enjoy them, except War and Peace maybe.
anthony burgess - '1985'
richard adams - 'watership down'
stephen king - 'the stand'
luke rhinehart - 'the dice man'
don't think I liked the Dice Man. I say I don't think I liked it, because about 6 years after reading it I still can't make my mind up on it...
but it got annoying once he established his camps or whatevr. i think I'm thinking of the right book
yet it's his left hand which is visible. Frankly,
it's sloppy, Judge_B. If I'm going to masturbate to a kitten, I want it done right.
I should bag the lot really, and start posting them in reply to people on DiS threads
by stephen king, his bachman period novels are very good...especially 'the long walk'
bachman stephen king rules hard.