is not like other people
you should read the whole of that one probably much more fun
Well originally I had the excerpt from that other one (don't know the translator) but then I found the Leonard version, liked it more, and bought it and read it primarily because I didn't like the idea of having on my website an excerpt from a book I haven't read. Beyond that, I was actually interested in the book itself, but the inciting factor was essentially the impulse not to be a poseur.you should read the whole of that one probably much more fun
Yeah it’s pretty maximally mechanistic here, even going so far at some points as to say that the soul itself is comprised of a sparse sort of colloid of atoms thinly spread throughout the body, and that when we die it’s because this configuration of soul atoms has lost its formation or something.I found out today that De Rerum Natura is nature-is-mechanical filth. Avoid
Read the cool six thousand in about a week on holiday - i ended up dreaming in those clipped 'sentences' - quite seriously one of the best prose stylists around. i have only read that and tabloid - what else would you recommend?
am currently reading richard yates short stories which are just spot-on - i discovered him a couple of years ago when his revolutionary road was re-printed after years languishing in obscurity - a gatsby for the sixties, i just felt hollow after i finished it, when i went to new york the first thing i did was try to track down any more of his stuff - easter parade and another were the only ones i could find but i devoured them in a way i hadn't done with anyone for years - there's other novels out there but i haven't been able to track em down yet.
also reading Lethem's fortress which i am loving, have purposely not read the thread on it yey until i hav e finished it.
also re-reading some ezra pound poetry - love those imagists.
alright you lot for better or worse here's my reading log for this year.
The Killer Inside Me, A Hell of a Woman, The Getaway, The Grifters, Pop. 1280 - Jim Thomson (one after another)
Ticket That Exploded - WSB
England's Dreaming - Jon Savage
Vurt - Jeff Noon
The Heart of the Matter, The Human Factor, Loser Takes All, Our Man in Havana, The Honorary Consul, Dr Fischer of Geneva - Graham Greene (also one after another)
Nightwood - Djuna Barnes
Do Androids Dream etc. - PKD
Star Maker - Olaf Stapledon
All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing - Cormac McCarthy
What Would Lynne Tilmann Do? - Lynne Tilmann
probably a couple of boring 600 page biographies
loads of miscellania and poems like Borges' Dreamtigers for example
not chronological, I've left out anything i've forgotten (obviously) or didn't finish reading.
The first chapter featured two women who share a bed lezzing up... and it's a bit "men writing naked women" with all of that "I looked in the mirror at my high perfect breasts and taut stomach which swelled out to form my succulent inviting buttocks" which I struggled to get into,