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Old 02-12-2014, 02:31 AM   #421
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I'm trying to read Les Miserables, but I don't think it's doing it for me. I'll give it a bit more time.
LMFFI: Resources: Les Miserables for Beginners

I read the whole thing last year, except for some of the chapters about convents because I'd had an ass of it. It gets significantly better as it goes on. What translation are you reading?
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You should join a convent.
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I know, I found your hat. And your knives. Can't do no crime anymore now, can you?
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:59 AM   #426
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I've only just noticed that the thread title is a Pynchon tribute.

Has anybody read V. here?
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I'm working on it. Slowly.
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I know, I found your hat. And your knives. Can't do no crime anymore now, can you?
But did you find my boot? Cos I keep a blade concealed there.
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I'm still reading The Book Thief. The writing style and the identity of the narrator keep it interesting, but it really needs to get going already. At the same time, I have a feeling that if things get too exciting, it's going to be because some really bad things are happening.
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This Charming Man by Marian Keys

I've read about four of her books and I think this one is my favourite so far. Very entertaining through and through, while the darker themes like domestic abuse and alcoholism felt very well done and real.

The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks

An fascinating book about the workings of a human mind, focusing largely on the cases of people with neurological disorders - a pianist who loses the ability to recognise objects and read music, a writer who cannot recognise words, among others - and how they cope with them. The author himself is a neurologist and has a condition that leaves him unable to recognise faces. What I liked about the book is his obvious empathy and a friendly, accessible writing style.
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This Charming Man by Marian Keys

I've read about four of her books and I think this one is my favourite so far. Very entertaining through and through, while the darker themes like domestic abuse and alcoholism felt very well done and real.
I love Marian Keys.
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I'm reading The Complete Sherlock Holmes. I had previously only read a total of two Sherlock Holmes stories in my whole life, so I figured I should go for it. I confess, I am mostly reading them because I really like the BBC series, but they are actually really exciting, especially considering that they were written in the 1880s. I didn't realize that A Study in Scarlet is about Mormons and that there really is a dwarf in The Sign of Four.
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A Study In Scarlet surprised me with how epic it was.

I read a good number of the stories some years back; really should finish the rest.
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Books Part V, featuring Benny Profane and the Whole Sick Crew

I read them all while avoiding some reading for school back when I was in college. Turned out the umass library not only had all the short stories and the 4 long ones, but a floor to ceiling shelf full of books written about the Sherlock Holmes books. I'm a big holmes nerd (or just a big nerd, in general). I probably read half of it as a distraction from writing papers on the history of the Nantucket whaling industry and the Charleston MA navy yard.

There are a lot of extra lines throughout the Sherlock series you'll be able to geek out over now!
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