IdleRich

IdleRich
"How about Proust?
Is it worth gearing up for Remembrance of things past...i'm quite attracted to its epic length."
I've read the first one - surprisingly light-hearted to start with although it does become quite... I dunno... annoying. It's possible to get quite irritated by the extreme wimpishness of every single character. I'm going to work my through all the books but only if I can find them for sale in charity shops - I scored the second one recently so I've no excuse not to get stuck into that. Unfortunately.
I also bought a compilation of the first few books of A Dance to the Music of Time (one of the few books that is longer than Proust I think) on Sunday so that should keep me going too.
 

Numbers

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Ulixes (been reading for the past two years, in Dutch translation)
Michael Foley's The age of absurdity
Big Book of Woe
Douglas Coupland, Marshall McLuhan. You know nothing of my work!
 

you

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Read summat recently

DBC Pierre - Breakfast with the Borgias. Out on Hammer Horror. Excellent little allegory for the horror of connection, disconnection and haunted medias.

Chris Kraus - Torpor. Fucking depressing, loved it.

Ishiguro - Remains of the Day. Cannot praise this enough. I'd like to write an essay about it.

Alisa Nutting - Tampa. Great little romp that is more profound the more you compare genders (which is the point).

I can't remember what else so probably not worth posting.

I'm currently reading The Silent History, I adore it - anyone else up on this? Seems a very faddish, novel, book but I think the core idea is inspired.
 

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
Ulixes (been reading for the past two years, in Dutch translation)
Michael Foley's The age of absurdity
Big Book of Woe
Douglas Coupland, Marshall McLuhan. You know nothing of my work!
Are you Dutch? Where do you Live?

I'm reading Atonement by Ian McEwan, took me a lot of time to go through the first 50 pages or so, half a year maybe. It was the cover of the book and the little synopsis on the back that held me back: seemed too much like one of those Hollywood mystery stories with an old family house and a scary little girl. Turns out to be a pretty good book tho although I still have to read the end.
 

you

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Been on an Ishiguro tip recently. Both books really got under my skin.
Posted a bunch of thoughts on my blog.
 

Benny B

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¡Enhorabuena!

Another one that springs to mind - Lo mejor que le puede pasar a un cruasan by Pablo Tusset (name might be misspelled) - slacker comedy, spoof noir

I think a few years ago I recommended you Sin noticias de Gurb by Eduardo Mendoza - anything else by that author is worth reading, especially his detective stuff (it's a four or five part series, the first one has stupid name something like The Mystery of the Haunted Crypt but is honestly really good and very funny

thanks for the recommendations. I took El misterio de la cripta embrujada to the beach, loved it! (needed a dictionary to hand though). Just starting on El laberinto de las aceitunas now.

Was also eyeing up Los detectives salvajes in the bookshop the other day, looks pretty accesible language wise. definitely gonna give it a go soon.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Been on an Ishiguro tip recently. Both books really got under my skin.

Hey, I enjoyed your piece on NLMG on Pyrrhic Victories - it's piqued my interest to read it, once I've finished the ~5-6 books I'm reading or sort-of-reading at the moment - really should get better at not doing that. :eek:

Edit: oh yeah, the other of your (many) blogs!
 
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you

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Hey, I enjoyed your piece on NLMG on Pyrrhic Victories - it's piqued my interest to read it, once I've finished the ~5-6 books I'm reading or sort-of-reading at the moment - really should get better at not doing that. :eek:

cheers Tea - it's on the Vomitorium blog, that other one is just for my bad fiction attempts.

You should read my other post about Ishiguro's better book, The Remains of The Day - I cannot recommend that book enough.
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
karen joy fowler's 'we are all completely beside ourselves'. Amazing, reignited my faith in fiction that can be clever, funny, human and utterly engrossing, which was wavering i have to say. A book best read without knowing anything about it first.
 

hucks

Your Message Here
Moby Dick. Liking it so far, tho it's taken me a fuckin age to read the first hundred pages. Swear I'm getting slower.
 

luka

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Lool people are always starting moby duck on. This thread. It's fucking well boring and everyone knows it but pretends it's not boring when it is boring
 

craner

Beast of Burden
Lord Jim, too. I couldn't finish that, and I plough through almost everything I start, even Donald Rumsfeld's 700-page memoir.
 
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