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Postby mudd » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:21 pm

Joseph McElroy does the rising paranoia thing really well, I always recommend lookout cartridge but most of his other work does it too.

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Postby shizaam » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:15 pm

this was a blast, burned through in three days. little bit of generation ship, and some _fantastic_ imagining of non-human sentience / societies
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Postby abs » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:03 pm

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damn, loved this.
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Postby chowder julius » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:35 pm

gonna keep an eye out for that one. that cover :oops:
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Postby clownwig » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:16 am

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Very mediocre!


it's been several months since I read this but I'm pretty sure that it actually rules and is the funniest thing I've read since I don't remember when.
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Postby abs » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:29 am

cj, do! I think you'd dig. great mix of sex/passion, capitalism/post-war mentality, social class blah blah -- don't want to say too much but it's gorgeous. going to read more lawrence now.
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Postby chimp » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:01 am

shizaam wrote:this was a blast, burned through in three days. little bit of generation ship, and some _fantastic_ imagining of non-human sentience / societies
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Yeah this is great
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Postby rushedbehind » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:22 am

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i read all of this today, and holy shit it was good. beautifully written, but it has this kind of cold/cruel aspect to it that i can only compare to a michael haneke movie. the last forty or so pages were incredibly eerie and powerful.
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Postby Kenny » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:39 am

I've had Children of Time on my bookshelf for aaaaages, I'm not sure why I haven't gotten around to reading it. Everybody says it's great!

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Which I've also had for a while, but I had that poem "I remember Aldestrop" randomly in my head for a while and then I saw this on the shelf and then it clicked that Aldestrop is by this guy and it's Spring so it's the perfect time to read it. It's very good but poetical writing so it's sort of slow going but very nice. He rides a bike from London to around Bristol in 1913
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:48 am

That Lady Chatterley's Lover cover is hilarious
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Postby chowder julius » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:49 am

hilarious is not the word :oops: :oops:
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Postby chowder julius » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:50 am

i would like to get halfway thru the magic mountain this weekend but that means reading 200 more pages today. wish me luck!
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Postby abs » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:27 am

chowder julius wrote:hilarious is not the word :oops: :oops:


it invokes ..uh... a feeling
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Postby nosebleeds » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:43 am

Read The Remains of the Day in 2 days. Probably the best book I'll read all year.
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Postby chowder julius » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:55 am

that's Jeff bezos favorite book
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Postby nosebleeds » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:01 pm

It was a reread. I'm Jeff Bezos and you're welcome.
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Postby chowder julius » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:03 pm

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
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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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