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    Quote Originally Posted by version View Post
    luka's favourite "dumb American male", Don DeLillo.
    I've hit one of those patches with GR. I haven't touched it for a few days and I'm worried that if I can't pick it up again soon I'll never finish.

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    I can't remember it's about 280 pages in. I'm not sure it's the bit itself though. I don't think it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    I've hit one of those patches with GR. I haven't touched it for a few days and I'm worried that if I can't pick it up again soon I'll never finish.
    I have this going on with Ulysses

    Gonna conquer it tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    I have this going on with Ulysses

    Gonna conquer it tho
    It's partly the size isn't it, and partly the lack of forward momentum.

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    You out this huge amount of fresh optimistic energy in, make headway, feel you're getting it, but then you realise you've got about 600 pages to go. Same old shit for another few weeks. What have you signed up for here?

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    Same thing happened to me last year with the Wake. Still intend to finish it when I've finished the couple of things I'm reading right now.
    Doin' the Lambeth Warp New: DISSENSUS - THE NOVEL - PM me your email address and I'll add you

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    Not easy these things although are very high powered readers out there who don't seem to have any problems at all with these bricks. Timothy Leary claimed to have read GR in a day I think, although, granted, he was imprisoned at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    It's partly the size isn't it, and partly the lack of forward momentum.
    Most of my reading is done on the commute in and out of work so 'Ulysses' is obviously a bit challenging, especially first thing in the morning.

    I find it very hard to read in the evening cos I'm knackered and/or stoned, I'd rather be watching summat or playing a video game.

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    I can't often read in the evening either. Braindead time.

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    Just finished Tracey Thorn's Bedsit Disco Queen. Entertaining stuff. And inadvertently interesting (to me) that the music she particularly liked way back when was the music I particularly loathed...

    Vic Godard's lounge version of Subway Sect.
    Scritti Politti, after Green had kicked out the rest of the band.
    Paul Weller, post The Jam
    The fucking Smiths.

    I still hate every one of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sadmanbarty View Post
    for the fucking love of god corpse, you drive me mad. i promise you that you can have loads of monster sex with any girl you like. just be (or at least pretend to be initially) a bit more arrogant. don't throw your contentedness away because you're scared of embarrassing yourself. once you've got affirmation from women, the rest of your neuroses will disappear. salvation awaits
    I'm reading this

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    Gonna have a crack at Tropic Of Cancer again. Feeling tenacious.
    The Chomp

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