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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » July 21st, 2015, 3:25 pm

I've temporarily set aside everything I'm reading so I can read Go Set a Watchman.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by neglet » July 21st, 2015, 8:17 pm

I'm hesitant about that one. Her caretaker sister dies and all of a sudden there's a book discovered? It sounds hinky.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » July 21st, 2015, 11:25 pm

I don't feel good about it, but I can't not read it. I'm too close to the material.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Mango » July 23rd, 2015, 9:03 pm

The Book/Writing club i'm in may vote to read that next month.
I too feel a bit worried about it, and honestly from what I've heard about it I don't really feel I'd enjoy it. So here's hoping we don't go for it.

I have recently finished "The King in Yellow" (and remain sane) as far as I'm willing. The final two stories keep putting me to sleep but the rest of the book is solid.
I also finished Gillian Flynn's "Dark Places". I really liked that one, the movie looks less than faithful though despite success with "Gone Girl"
I'm currently reading "A Feast of Crows".

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Dalty » July 24th, 2015, 1:33 pm

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Mango - everyone loves that book!

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Scotia » August 12th, 2015, 6:35 pm

Shogun, by James Clevell. Been on my reading list for a decade or so. Feeling pumped.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Dalty » August 13th, 2015, 1:24 pm

He was born in my hometown. We have roads named after him!

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Scotia » August 14th, 2015, 3:48 pm

One of my earliest childhood memories is that of a beautiful beach and a sprawled Richard Chamberlain being pissed upon by a feudal Japanese noble.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » August 14th, 2015, 4:07 pm

Speaking of Richard Chamberlain, I just read King Solomon's Mines. There's no hot white woman in the text. Despite this, all five adaptations of it have featured one. Thinking about this made me think about how most of the adventure movies featuring a charming male ruffian in the lead also feature some bland female love interest for the lead--even when it's an adaptation of a text with no bland love interest.

I'm sure there are exceptions. Maybe there should be some sort of Bechdel Test-like focus on adventure movies bold enough to feature a charming male ruffian whose love interest either isn't female or isn't present at all.

Another big difference: the book's Quatermain is a short, middle-aged man who freely admits to cowardice. He's been a strapping young(ish) man in all the adaptations.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Space Tycoon » August 14th, 2015, 8:47 pm

I started reading a book about Nazis. The name escapes me for the moment.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Space Tycoon » August 14th, 2015, 8:56 pm

In the Garden of Beasts. That's it.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by neglet » August 14th, 2015, 8:58 pm

That's a good one. I like Larsen's books--they just announced that Leonardo DiCaprio is going to star as the serial killer in "Devil in the White City."

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Space Tycoon » August 14th, 2015, 9:32 pm

Good to know. I wonder if this one could translate to film.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Dalty » September 10th, 2015, 7:50 am

Star Wars: Aftermath

Like all of the earlier EU it's a little hard to read...... and a lot shit!
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » September 10th, 2015, 8:11 am

Do it.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Dalty » September 10th, 2015, 9:54 am

I done it!

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » September 10th, 2015, 9:57 am

Ha ha! Loser!

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Dalty » September 10th, 2015, 11:45 am

Dammit!

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by omicron » September 10th, 2015, 1:48 pm

I've got Aftermath on the way from Amazon. Going to be hard to wipe out all the EU canon stuff from my memory.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Dalty » September 11th, 2015, 11:30 am

Easy for me, as I consider it mostly atrocious!

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » September 12th, 2015, 11:32 pm

Here's what I've read since the list of reads I posted back in April (still working on stuff in red):

Adams, Andy. The Log of a Cowboy.
Amis, Kingsley. Lucky Jim. (reread)
Anderson, Poul. Call Me Joe.
Auster, Paul. "On the High Wire."
---. "Pages for Kafka."
---. "Why Write?"
Bear, Greg. Eon.
Brackett, Leigh. The Long Tomorrow.
Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451.
Bulgakov, Mikhail. The Master and Margarita.
Camus, Albert. The Stranger.
Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Game.
Cather, Willa. "The Sculptor's Funeral."
Catton, Eleanor. The Luminaries.
Coelho, Paulo. The Alchemist.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott. "Temperature."
Fraser, George MacDonald. Flashman.
Gaddis, William. The Recognitions.
Gogol, Nikolai. Dead Souls.
Haggard, H. Rider. King Solomon's Mines.
Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land.
Herbert, Frank. Dune.
Hornung, E. W. The Amateur Cracksman.
Keene, Carolyn. The Secret of the Old Clock. (1959 rewrite) (reread)
Larson, Erik. The Devil in the White City.
Lee, Harper. Go Set a Watchman.
L'Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time.
Mathews, Brendan. "This Is Not a Love Song."
Pratchett, Terry, and Neil Gaiman. Good Omens.
Reiner, Carl. "How Paul Robeson Saved My Life."
Schmidt, Arno. "The Day the Cactus Bloomed."
---. "Neighbor, Death and Solidus."
---. "Trading Keys."

I'll probably start Charles Willeford's Cockfighter in the next day or two.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Dalty » September 13th, 2015, 2:51 am

Have you considered masturbation as an alternative pastime?

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » September 13th, 2015, 8:16 am

I manage to masturbate at least ten times a week. It's nowhere near the number of times per week I managed as a teenager, but I'm still pretty proud of it.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Dalty » September 13th, 2015, 11:12 am

And u still find time for all that reading? Good work!

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » September 13th, 2015, 5:39 pm

I don't sleep much.

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