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Old 03-21-2015, 07:03 PM   #691
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I'm amused that it's taking Ashley so long to finish A Tale of Two Cities as well. I had to read Dombey and Son for class and knocked it out in a month (it was OK, sloppy ending and some terribly unbalanced characterizations but I largely enjoyed it). Reading Middlemarch currently for the same course.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:41 PM   #692
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I don't really know why I'm progressing so slowly, except that in the midst of reading it I lost one job and started another, so I've been busy.

This is the first of his books I've read. When I read another, it'll be Great Expectations.
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Old 03-22-2015, 03:34 AM   #693
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I'm amused that it's taking Ashley so long to finish A Tale of Two Cities as well. I had to read Dombey and Son for class and knocked it out in a month
That's definitely one of the more obscure Dickens titles.
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I read Great Expectations a couple of years ago (after faking my way through it in 9th grade). I was really into the first half or so, and then some switch got flicked and I hated everyone in it and couldn't wait for it to be over.

I've been reading a lot as usual, but am bummed to be stuck in a string of books that I haven't liked all that much.

Hopefully this one will break my streak; I'm almost done with it.

A Long Way From Verona by Jane Gardam. About a smart, quirky 13-year old girl in England during WWII. It's delightful.

http://www.amazon.com/Long-Way-Veron...ay+from+verona
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Great Expectations is one of my favorite movies from when I was younger, but I can only remember so much of the plot, now, making it prime reading material.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:01 AM   #696
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I am working on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World right now.. I know, late to the party with that book.
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:12 AM   #697
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OK, I finished it.

Good Lord, that ending. There is nothing like experiencing it in context. That was a really marvelous book.

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Yeah, one of the better endings in literature.
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Still reading 2666 in Spanish, which is a bit of a challenge.

I'm in the middle of Part 4 now. But I can say right now it's one of the most original, haunting, bizarre and darkly funny novels I've read. Truly unique stuff.
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Yeah, one of the better endings in literature.
Every time I've seen the ending quoted, it's been pure cheese, but that was perfect.

I kinda figured out how it was going to end about halfway through, thanks to a lifetime of spoilers, but it ended up much better than I ever would have expected.
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I'm enjoying Middlemarch well enough, but I have one criticism:

 


It's a fairly superficial issue, but there are some exhausting paragraphs of exposition in this thing.
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I liked Middlemarch very much.

But if you want wonderfully written Victorian fiction, no one beats Anthony Trollope.
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Books Part V, featuring Benny Profane and the Whole Sick Crew

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I get paid to read unreleased books in need of serious polishing, plus I'm in grad school, so I don't read much for fun anymore. If I had the spare time, I would be in here daily.

I wish I could get paid to read books. It's probably not as fun as I imagine it is, but still...

A Farewell to Arms is pretty boring. I feel like I'm reading a day-to-day diary of someone who isn't that interesting. Go to war, get blown up, go to the hospital, become an alcoholic, impregnate a nurse, go back to the war. Was this book so bad in its time that it was considered groundbreaking? Come on, Hemingway.


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It got more exciting, finally.


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