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Finishing England Made Me and have started A Heartbreaking blah blah blah.
it's... quite something
It's good, but man, it's so dense.
Re-reading To the Finland Station, about the history of socialist thought. Also have just started 'the best novel ever written' - Nostromo by Joseph Conrad. Can't comment on whether it actually is or not.
I'd read the book and everything :(
in short. Also, a few too many obvious nods to Edgar Allen Poe for my liking. Some of it was really good though. I thought the last (and longest) short story was an absolute bunch of crap though.
the guy shits great ideas and then smears them all over the page.
its good, i like it muchly.
I liked it muchly as well.
Now I'm reading, and just about finished with, Dead Souls by Nikolay Gogol.
having just finished slaughterhouse 5 (sooooooooooooo good)
Bluebeard and Cats Cradle are they other two I've read, both are excellent.
I'm reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? at the moment as I'm on a Phillip K Dick bender, I've got the library to get in loads of his books for me.
I love all the little pictures. First Vonnegut book I read.
feeling that i'm gonna have to pick more up :D
emma and much ado about nothing
Well, the one that's getting really dog-eared in my bag cos I haven't picked it up for... ooh, a month?
- collection of morbidly hilarious short stories. my kind of thing :D
quick tip: avoid reading directly before going to bed....
I'm pretty sure it's not possible to make my nightmares any worse than they already are :)
cheers toby, I'll find something to send you in return.
the last one i read was about 5 foot long cockroaches.
that's no bother.
if it has maggots i'm running for the hills though.
then checking myself when i realise how sick/wrong the story is. maybe its cliched but i've never read stuff like this before so i wouldnt know if it is. is there something similar you could recommend which is better?
but I haven't read it in a week, though. I hope to finish it this week.
It's my second time. I said DarwinDude can borrow it once I've finished, so I want to get into gear.
which I really liked.
Today I went to the library and got:
- 'The Catcher In The Rye' because I've never read it
- 'Slow Learner' by Thomas Pynchon, as a sort of warm-up before I tackle 'Gravity's Rainbow' soon
- 'The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break' by Steven Sherrill, because it looks like it might be ok
just finished Playing for Pizza by Grisham - not bad but it's never going to change your life.
although i might have to re-read some of it because i was a bit pissed last time i picked it up. and also my bloody awful short-term memory means that if i don't read a book in one go then i won't have a clue what's going on next time i get to have a read.
this is why i don't read many books. :(
It's bizarre but excellent. I'll have to read some of his others, though they are pretty daunting (Against the Day = 1000 pages plus!)
Not sure what to read next. Either The Leopard by Lampedusa or The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne... they're both on my "to read" pile...
I forgot how ridiculously perverted this series is.
On the other hand, Akito/Agito = awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
by Andrew Field.
It's pretty fit. Oh and I'm re-reading Little Dorrit. Lovely.