what are you reading right now?

Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
You're all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
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Postby incoherent grunting » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:25 pm

Yeah good summer read for sure, if a little drawn out by the end
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:03 pm

I *wish* that was the cover to the edition I'm reading. I'm making do with the ugly-ass Dalkey edition.

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Postby Sweet Gregory Pectin » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:24 pm

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https://forums.hipinion.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=87&start=27657
based on this conversation i finally got the penis & vagina translation of anna karenina

just finished part i and always wary of discussing a writer's prose from translated works but this is my first tolstoy and i simply don't understand how he is this good
just blown away
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Postby Slamwich Artist » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:57 pm

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finally got around to this. quite liked it, very well-constructed.
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and just bought & started this on a whim. i get a little tired of marias' shtick sometimes, especially if i try to read too much at once, but i'm enjoying this one a lot so far.
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Postby abs » Wed May 01, 2019 10:28 am

@sgp -- i felt the same way the first time i read tolstoy. really want to revisit anna karenina.
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Postby Kenny » Wed May 01, 2019 10:30 am

I started reading Mallory's Mort D'arthur and am really liking it despite of how slow going it is. I'm trying to decide if I'll re-read The Once And Future King immediately afterwards or not
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Postby tawny frogmouth » Wed May 01, 2019 10:36 am

hellphone is annotating a 3300-page BotNS/BotLS/BotSS pdf and sending me each new version, at the same pace that i'm reading the book. it's been fun so far. you can do a search for "hierogrammate" and find the right cryptic passage to help you understand what the hell's happening at any given time. i'm shocked at how much stuff i forget about new sun whenever i jump into it.

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Postby barbara_h » Wed May 01, 2019 11:39 am

Wow The Argonauts was really great, thanks to whoever reccd it
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Postby incoherent grunting » Wed May 01, 2019 12:36 pm

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finished The Overstory last night - recommended
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Postby hadlex » Wed May 01, 2019 9:57 pm

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Not great literature, but genuinely spooky. A kid sends a balloon with a message tied to it and starts getting weird Polaroids of himself in the mail.
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Postby Dirty Penny » Wed May 01, 2019 10:16 pm

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Not great literature, but genuinely spooky. A kid sends a balloon with a message tied to it and starts getting weird Polaroids of himself in the mail.

Yeah, this book was entertaining. Read it early last year.
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Postby galactagogue » Wed May 01, 2019 11:47 pm

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uh this book is amazing.
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Postby Sweet Gregory Pectin » Thu May 02, 2019 12:31 am

abs wrote:@sgp -- i felt the same way the first time i read tolstoy. really want to revisit anna karenina.


the other day i was thinking i want to somehow revisit it while i'm reading it still at the same time

i've basically turned into this guy

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Postby i_am_agriculture » Thu May 02, 2019 12:55 am

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The Interrupted Life: The Diaries of Etty Hillesum

This was incredible.
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Postby shizaam » Thu May 02, 2019 4:48 pm

prob starting this tonight
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Postby Riverchrist » Thu May 02, 2019 5:00 pm

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I don’t know when or where I got this but before tossing it into the “to donate” pile decided to read it.

He writes a few shockingly good sentences but many boring ones. I recall that he loves Fitzgerald and this (clumsily) falls along the lines of those classic stories of a Yankee experiencing the South. But this is a cornily dramatized South where it’s all scheming good ‘ol boys, shooting your pa and banging your dead brother’s wife. Juxtaposed with the repressed life of Bostonian working class nerd turned ‘80s corporate lawyer Patrick Keane, playing the sort-of Nick Carraway role as narrator.

Not recommended in any way. Wikipedia tells me that McInerney knew about "the horse murders" before they were publicized, and he’s married to one of the Hearst daughters now. That feels appropriate.
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Got through the first ten pages in the book shop before purchasing it and based on what I read I'm extremely excited to be taking it on a 6 hour coach journey tomorrow. My first Toni Morrison book
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Postby galactagogue » Thu May 02, 2019 5:37 pm

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how is this?
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Postby theta » Thu May 02, 2019 5:39 pm

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makes me wish i understood math
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Postby reversemigraine » Thu May 02, 2019 10:35 pm

galactagogue wrote:
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how is this?


It makes me want to read more of his fiction and track down his films.

Checked the book out from the library after reading the write-up in the last NYRB a few days ago -- it's a good overview: https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2019/05/09/john-berger-ways-of-being/
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Postby gauchebag » Fri May 03, 2019 10:39 am

finished Bel-Ami so now moved on to the 'crazy' latter-day Maupassant

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Postby walt whitman » Fri May 03, 2019 1:38 pm

anyone get around to reading this->

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never read any roussel though his reputation is pretty staggering in modern art and lit. the new new yorker piece that discussed how he wasted a massive inheritance and spent his life writing strange lit that nobody understood or really liked was cool, sounds like a hero
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Fri May 03, 2019 6:13 pm

About to start:

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The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville


Followed by:

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The Frolic of the Beasts by Yukio Mishima


And then:

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Postby internetfriend » Fri May 03, 2019 6:23 pm

object wrote:whats a good short novel to read

Hundred Brothers by donald antrim
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Postby internetfriend » Fri May 03, 2019 6:23 pm

object wrote:whats a good short novel to read

Hundred Brothers by donald antrim
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Postby internetfriend » Fri May 03, 2019 6:23 pm

Two hundred brothers by the donalds antrim
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Postby conductor » Mon May 06, 2019 4:52 pm

Just started The Inimitable Jeeves, and this has to be the best book cover I've ever seen.

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