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Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
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Postby nosebleeds » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:03 pm

It was 1990 and I wanted to sell books with dignity.
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Postby nosebleeds » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:05 pm

chowder julius wrote:i read it this time last year and enjoyed it but hated the other ishiguro I read after, never let me go. the voice was too similar in a way that bored me

I like Never Let Me Go as well. My favorite of his is The Unconsoled. Apparently, that one is divisive.
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Postby nosebleeds » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:09 pm

Should I start Plague of Doves by Louise Erditch or The Lime Twig by John Hawkes?
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Postby shizaam » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:06 pm

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Oh interesting. Children of Time wasn't my favorite but it wasn't terrible either. I'm curious how this pans out. The author's biology background is a huge draw for me.

Edit: I guess Zoology background technically

Edit2: how'd you get a copy of this?

weird, i _definitely_ grabbed the children of time jpg from amazon; somehow it changed. def haven't gotten to children of ruin yet.
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Postby chowder julius » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:15 pm

chowder julius wrote:i would like to get halfway thru the magic mountain this weekend but that means reading 200 more pages today. wish me luck!

i've read 110 pages so far. i'm about 60 pages away from the long ass letter which will end at exactly the 50% mark. these last few chapters have been creepy. his weirdness about the painting and now the reverie where he's basically imagining her naked but like ~literarily~ are... weird!
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Postby incoherent grunting » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:16 pm

The Idiot was funny
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Postby reversemigraine » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:26 pm

New Charlie Jane Anders piece from TPR on LHoD at 50.


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Postby chowder julius » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:39 pm

thank you for this! might finally whip my ass into shape and finish reading this. I've started it and made it at least halfway thru twice but for some reason never finished it, but it's been years since I gave it a go
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Postby tea preacher » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:29 pm

Just finished
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Postby reversemigraine » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:09 pm

tea preacher wrote:Just finished
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Part of me really wants to read this and the other part is afraid it'll ruin my love for Wolf Hall.

The NYRB review from a few issues back made it sound really good.
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Postby reversemigraine » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:10 pm

I guess that's what the cover blurb is for.
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Postby chowder julius » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:14 pm

finally halfway thru the magic mountain, read something like 330 pages of it this weekend. something very... tarkovskian in the way that time moves here. i feel like i have been reading this book forever
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Postby Sobieski » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:16 am

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Postby shizaam » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:04 am

oh man that cover
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Postby gauchebag » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:25 am

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finally reading the copy i've had for years

pretty good so far, down on his luck guy being brought out of rut by old war buddy he meets by chance in paris while down to his last 5 bucks. nice descriptions of people and the apprehensiveness of the main character comes across very well through the first 3 chapters
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Postby Sobieski » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:30 pm

shizaam wrote:oh man that cover

haha
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Postby Slamwich Artist » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:04 pm

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enjoying this a lot. really accessible and engaging for like a work of academic sociology. recommend it especially if you've spent much time in hyde park or chicago generally
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Postby shizaam » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:00 pm

started this weekend
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Postby fakename » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:47 pm

Sobieski wrote:
shizaam wrote:oh man that cover

haha

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Postby Riverchrist » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:55 pm

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Riverchrist wrote:Reboot fever insists on fucking with me.

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I cannot imagine reading something like this when there are like fifty Wodehouse books I still have to get around to


Wodehouse's last few Jeeves books already tended towards fan service, so maybe I shouldn't have bristled at this (also I've learned someone else wrote a Jeeves book in 2013).

But this one is... really quite good! It is worthy.
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Postby dvr » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:05 pm

shizaam wrote:started this weekend
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Ah nice, I've had that and Beak of the Finch high up on my to-read list for a while
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Postby incoherent grunting » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:04 pm

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blessed to be starting this, very pleased and excited
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Postby theta » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:10 pm

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i fuckin love pat cadigan

she deserves better cover art
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Postby Riverchrist » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:30 pm

I love her story "It Was the Heat" but don't know anything else about her work.
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Postby alaska » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:20 am

fakename wrote:
Sobieski wrote:
shizaam wrote:oh man that cover

haha

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holy shit
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Emily Dickinson wrote:Our lives are ... so cool
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby tawny frogmouth » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:35 am

thinking of taking a dive into the divine comedy and wondering if there are any suggestions for a good translation
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Postby number none » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:56 am

If you want a good, scholarly version the Jean and Robert Hollander translation is excellent and has absurdly comprehensive notes to make sense of all the contemporary references

but I LOVE Ciaran Carson's radical reinterpretation of Inferno. It's not the one to go for if you're worried about exact fidelity to the text, but it's a hugely entertaining read

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Postby tawny frogmouth » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:55 am

ooh, that looks very cool. i like radical reinterpretations but i wonder if that's the first one i should read or if i should get a more classic feel first. i might flip a coin on those two options, but thanks!
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Postby Destroyevsky » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:42 am

alaska wrote:
fakename wrote:
Sobieski wrote:
shizaam wrote:oh man that cover

haha

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holy shit


a "Memes as Philosophy Book Covers" thread could be a winner...
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