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Submission - Michel Houellebecq
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
 

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AGABUS, I do not know if you finished the Tarzan book. I am reading ERB as well. The 12 Barsoom books, featuring John Carter of Mars, et al.
 

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I am reading Father Arseny 1893-1973 Priest, Prisoner and Spiritual Father
This book is so moving. The stories were so wonderful.
 

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Ancient Ethiopia: Aksum, Its Antecedents and Successors, by D.W. Phillipson
 

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A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2), by George R.R. Martin

I wasn't going to continue reading this series, but here I am. I didn't hate the first book, it just seemed too long and uneventful, and the prospect of reading 29,403 more pages of the same didn't really have much appeal. But, as I re-watched the last season of GoT to prep for the upcoming season, and watched the recent Alt Shift X vids, I found myself wanting to give the books another shot.
 

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White Line Fever by Lemmy

One of the funniest books I've read. Lots of inappropriate humour. Also I kind of admire him for being so blunt in his opinions and actions. That's the way it should br.
 

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Alpo said:
White Line Fever by Lemmy

One of the funniest books I've read. Lots of inappropriate humour. Also I kind of admire him for being so blunt in his opinions and actions. That's the way it should br.
You're assuming it's not an act. "Honesty" has become a synonym for offense, and the way it's done is very trendy and predictable.
 

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Porter ODoran said:
Alpo said:
White Line Fever by Lemmy

One of the funniest books I've read. Lots of inappropriate humour. Also I kind of admire him for being so blunt in his opinions and actions. That's the way it should br.
You're assuming it's not an act. "Honesty" has become a synonym for offense, and the way it's done is very trendy and predictable.
Read the book. He's considerably well-mannered and one of the things he complains about people nowadays is lack of politeness.
 

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Alpo said:
Porter ODoran said:
Alpo said:
White Line Fever by Lemmy

One of the funniest books I've read. Lots of inappropriate humour. Also I kind of admire him for being so blunt in his opinions and actions. That's the way it should br.
You're assuming it's not an act. "Honesty" has become a synonym for offense, and the way it's done is very trendy and predictable.
Read the book. He's considerably well-mannered and one of the things he complains about people nowadays is lack of politeness.
That certainly jives with his reputation in life.
 

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Finished Book I : The Plague of Doves which was kind of surreal and difficult to follow.  The plague of doves was a device and a foil.  An actual plague and the Catholics go out to drive them off with prayers and Holy Water.  The doves are symbolic of the white skinned invaders as well.

Probably one that I can re read for better comprehension.

It may be that my reading for pleasure muscles are atrophied.

Reading The Roundhouse now.  Another old story of life on the Rez, about a Native woman who is brutally raped and nearly killed, her son telling the story as he is coming of age.  Love these coming of age stories when a writer can remember the freshness and raw detail of first impressions in life.  Many stories within stories, rich with Ojibwe lore and custom, mention of the old ways, the meaning of things.

Really enjoying this one.  The characters live and breathe through the young boy.

 

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce
Now on Dubliners by Joyce, and it's a much more enjoyable read...
 

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7 kummaa veljestä by Sandra Hagman

There was sale in a local bookstore a while back. Yay, cheap books!

Basically telling 7 stories of queer people and society around them from 7 different decades in Finland. Interesting to hear how recent the concept of, say, homosexuality actually is. Makes the present discussion of same-sex even more ridiculous.
 

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Anyone read Philip K. Dick's novels? Just noticed that some of the movies I like are based or inspired by his books.  If I wanted to read something from him where I should start?
 

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Porter ODoran said:
RaphaCam said:
I really need some fiction, I'll do a long trip and I don't like reading philosophy, religion or law without internet connection.
Fernando Pessoa?
Funny that you mention him, my father recently bought me his English Poems. Maybe I should finally read them instead of re-reading his Portuguese-language poetry for the thousandth time.
 

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I just finished Chest of Bone by Vicki Stiefel in a single day a couple weeks ago.

I'm slowly working on The World Beyond Your Head by Matthew Crawford.
 
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