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Old 07-20-2014, 11:03 PM   #571
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Based on some descriptions I've come across...it sounds extraordinarily boring. I'm impressed that you made it 70 pages.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:38 PM   #572
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I'm reading North Side Story. It's this collection of magazine articles about some band from Ireland. It came in the mail one day, so I thought I'd give it a try.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:31 AM   #573
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Don't we eat people's brains for talking about U2 in the book thread?

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Old 07-24-2014, 02:09 PM   #574
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I've started reading again during my vacation (I've nearly got three months so I have to fill it with something lol). I've finished Cloud Atlas which was great. Especially Frobisher's letters. I think I only started reading it because I saw a few enthusiastic djerdap posts about it on here so thanks for that.

Then I got onto Geert Mak's Reizen zonder John. The Dutch author describes his journey through the United States following in the footsteps of John Steinbeck, but fifty years later, in 2010. It's basically about the history of America and its current state. A large portion of the book talks about Steinbeck and his journey too. I have to say I hadn't even heard of Steinbeck beforehand. So now I'm intrigued by his work as well, mainly Travels with Charley. In general I learned a lot about America. Concepts like American Exceptionism were completely new to me. I've always been fascinated by the USA, probably because I lived there as small kid and of course its large influence across the world, so it was very interesting to me.

And now I'm reading Murakami's 1Q84. I just started book two. I'm a big fan of Murakami so it's no surprise I'm really enjoying this so far. It even made me listen to some classical music for the first time in my life.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:27 PM   #575
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Books Part V, featuring Benny Profane and the Whole Sick Crew

Have I gone on record here stating how much I have Steinbeck yet? I probably have. I think someone mentioned they were reading The Pearl once and I had to go there.

That book does sound kind of cool, though. But...Steinbeck. Fucking grapes of fucking wrath. And East of Eden. Bleh.

I'm at that point with the book I've been reading where I'm halfway done, and have no motivation to finish it yet it doesn't really suck enough to drop it entirely.
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How much do you have him?
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Fucking phone, always distracting me with the auto correct on "fucking"I didn't even see that. haha. idon't think I've ever used the word "ducking," what the hell, phone?
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Jesus Christ, that last post looks like I typed it drunk.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:02 PM   #579
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Ducking Steinbeck. He's awful.
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I've started reading again during my vacation (I've nearly got three months so I have to fill it with something lol). I've finished Cloud Atlas which was great. Especially Frobisher's letters. I think I only started reading it because I saw a few enthusiastic djerdap posts about it on here so thanks for that.

And now I'm reading Murakami's 1Q84. I just started book two. I'm a big fan of Murakami so it's no surprise I'm really enjoying this so far. It even made me listen to some classical music for the first time in my life.
I'll combine these two authors by mentioning that I'm currently reading David Mitchell's second novel, number9dream, which is so much in the style of Murakami that I keep forgetting it's not one of the Japanese master's works.
It's an uncanny impression.

More importantly, Mitchell has a new book coming out in the fall that seems to share some similarities with Cloud Atlas but with a different twist.

I may be more excited about this novel's release than any music or movie due before the end of the year:

David Mitchell: a storyteller of infinite richness | Observer profile | From the Observer | The Observer
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I really like Steinbeck.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:32 PM   #583
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I like Of Mice and Men. Started Grapes of Wrath once but it didn't grab me, so it got shelved.
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Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, Travels with Charley, Of Mice and Men ... good stuff.
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:54 AM   #585
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I've started reading again during my vacation (I've nearly got three months so I have to fill it with something lol). I've finished Cloud Atlas which was great. Especially Frobisher's letters. I think I only started reading it because I saw a few enthusiastic djerdap posts about it on here so thanks for that.
Heh, no worries. Glad to see you finished it.
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