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I've read lots of Haruki Murakami's stuff, but not much else.
Yeah I love Crime & Punishment, it's well good. I like the... the murder? The murder. Yeah, the bit with the murder. That's a good bit, isn't it.
I said I buy books and then read the plot synposes on Wikipedia for when I bring girls home and need to impress them.
Then the bit about C&M.
..it began to drag a bit there for me.
was fantastic........I've rarely encountered a better 'and'
Ted smiles blankly. Polly smiles and holds up 'Crime and Punishment'.
Ted: Oh! Oh, him? Oh, yes, that's one of my favourites, all right. I must have read that book...ten times.
Polly: I see you're reading it again. There's a bookmark here on page seven.
Ted smiles and nods.
Polly: Did you feel his sense of commitment wane towards the end?
Ted: Well, yes.
Polly: When did you feel that begin to happen?
Ted: Towards the end.
Ted: Around the time he stopped writing about crime and went on to the punishment bit. It began to drag a bit there for me.
I've read like one novel this year (an Italio Calvino, If on a Winters Night...) but I read a lot of journal articles and travailes preparatoire so whatevarr.
i havent read a book this year.
it was first day back in school around 16/17, in English, and the teacher was asking everyone indiviudally what they had read over the summer. My friend said, "Subtitles".
Loved it then and I love it still.
I intend on stealing that line.
because i don't like books
Random internet articles, trawling through Wikipedia and watching the relevant TV/film adaptations does me fine I guess.
I could do a fair bit as i'm roughly on a bus 90 mins of the day. Sadly always seemed to suffer from travel/motion sickness when reading anything...even stupidly small stuff like reading a sodding text brings on aches.
Don't think i've ever had one book that's ever 'grabbed' me or woken my sensations for literature.
To be fair, at the moment i'm not giving my self much chance as for the last 3 years i've been reading history books because of my uni course.
Which a lot of my English friends say is really boring. I suppose it's all very subjective.
and thought that was dead exciting.
me either. just finished Daniel Pink's Drive and Re:work by the folks who built Ruby on Rails. Just started an amazing book called Alone Together http://www.fastcompany.com/1716844/alone-together-an-mit-professors-new-book-urges-us-to-unplug
i was under the impression that there were so many books in the world that you couldn't really have a consensus with loads of people about books cos not many people will read the same one. Apparently according to dis book threads, I WAS WRONG.
Need to find out what books to read. Who's the Animal Collective of books?
According to DiS its Dan Brown, mate. Now the Davvid Mirrorhead of books, thats Dostoyevski.
i dunno why i said it its irrelevant. Kill me.
get on with it.
who doesn't read much
but really only when you find a genre/subject/something you enjoy. For instance, I like spy novels and hard-boiled detective novels. I've learned more about "stuff" (read: history, geography, psychology, everything) from spy novels than any other source.
I know shockingly little about modern writers.
pick up a book which has a nice cover
read the bit on the back which tells you roughly what the story is about
place back on shelf
pick up dodgy looking manga
go to desk
avoid eye contact with clerk.
Also avoid anything which is described as;
booker prize winner
written by best selling author Dan Brown
sum r gd
Can never stick with anything unless I can devote large amounts of time to it.
then go on barren sprees. i just don't have the time to balance sleep, work, reading, social life and procrastination. Reading usually suffers first.
Last book I read was the shakespeare
that one he did about that guy stabbing his dad in the arese.
he intends to wait until teh toriezz close all of the libraries so he can jizz all over his self imposed glass ceiling.
much prefer to trawl the internet or watch films/tv.
if I'm honest its always a bit of a struggle. I read poetry though. Feel the cliche
but i probably read stacks more philosophy books and journal articles, so it's alright really. also i can't wait to finish so i can get my teeth into some fiction again. and learn french. and go to the pub. and... yeah. you get the picture.
what with 'working' fairly long hours and having a lengthy commute to work and back, I haven't really got the energy to get stuck in to a book during the week and there's always football to be watched, music to be listened to and pubs to be frequented at weekends.
but I'm in no fit state to read anything at 6.30/7am, tbh
Can't see anything else really interesting me.
I don't hate books, I do have books, and occasionally read them. It's just not a hobby, I'll listen to music, or watch tv/films instead.
particularly since school, if it wasn't for the fact that I've always commuted to work I'd probably have read far less.
...kind of self-imposed kind of never wanted to look at another book again after struggling through 100 pages of The Book of Dave.
when i finish that book i buy another one or tuck into my backlog
i read 16 books in 2010 (i generally pick up long books, more value per page!)
great thread that