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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Amstell_s Bitch, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. I really want to see it on the screen but I can see how it might be a tough sell. I'm sure it will find it's home eventually, just hope it's with an extremely compentent team because this story really needs it.
     
  2. I heard him on a podcast last week, and after being highly skeptical of the book since hearing about it, he totally sold it, especially with the references he would drop off the cuff.
     


  3. The Tilted Axis and Fitzcarraldo monopoly!

    Love In The Big City has been on my radar for a while, so perhaps this is the push I need to read it.
     
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  4. My reading funk is no fun when all these recommendations and long-lists are constantly coming. GET ME OUT OF HERE!

    As a size queen, Tomb of Sand looks so nice.
     
  5. Jesus, it's already time for the Booker longlist?

    Currently reading Kafka on the Shore and I'm mesmerized. The way I was sweating and clutching my pearls at that scene in Chapter 16. This is only my second Murakami novel and it's honestly nothing like Colorless Tsukuru, which was comparatively very quiet and contemplative.

    Simultaneously reading Woman in the Dunes for a class I'm taking. I'm early and curious where it's going, but I'm not sure how I feel about the Kafkaesque way it's written.
     
  6. International Booker, yes. The main prize longlist isn’t until July. The way these awards are staggered though it does feel like a neverending cycle!
     
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  7. I have started on Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, a book i recommended to our book club when one of the hetties asked if we can read a romance novel for once.
     
  8. Did you like Colorless Tsukuru? I just finished that last week and thought it dragged a lot. There was so little going on until he starts going after the friends.
    I really want to read Kafka on the Shore but I'm going for his smaller stuff first.
     
  9. I've just finished this one and enjoyed it a lot.
     
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  10. One of my all time favourite books! I’ve become obsessed with the author!
     
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  11. Luster has so many flashes of brilliance, but for such a short book it really meanders. I loved how singular Edie is as a character, and her relationship with Akila is cute, but the rest of the cast are just so fucking weird.
     
  12. Been meaning to get to this for a while - I loved Daisy Jones and the Six.

    I'm reading Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James. Really wanted to like it - great to see black/LGBTQ representation in the fantasy genre, and from a Booker Prize winner no less - but I'm finding it a bit of a chore.
     
  13. I wanted to enjoy this book way more than I did. I finished it just thinking “okay???”
     
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  14. I have finished Piranesi last night and it is.. such a masterpiece. I am having troubles to wrap my head around it but what a brilliant ode to loneliness and growing up. I'm enchanted and mesmerized by what experienced in last 6 or 7 hours.
     
  15. No weapon that rises against Luster shall prosper in this thread.
     
  16. I was really surprised to see the sequel to this in bookshops a week or two back. It came out with zero hype. Like, crickets. What went wrong?
     
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  17. Has anyone here read Filthy Animals (Brandon Taylor)? I’m so close to the end but can barely finish this collection of needlessly sad stories. The trauma, abuse and violence in each tale is too depressing. I need light and shade in novels, this is just misery porn. None of the characters are relatable or likeable - not least the dreary three in the main, recurring short story which reads as a leftover plot line from his debut. I enjoyed Real Life & don’t doubt Taylor is a competent writer but this book has been painful to get through.
     
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  18. It’s a good book! Leilani is sharp, clear-eyed, and delivers everything with such style. It just… could have been tighter for such a slim volume. And didn’t need the music festival chapter at all.
     
  19. As I'm still toiling my way through the first one, I suspect I know the answer.
     
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  20. @Trinu 3.0 any tips on how to read poetry, how to get something out of it?

    I’m really keen to read more, but beyond stuff that rhymes I’m often just at a bit of a loss. I’d love to read something that will help me appreciate it more.

    (Anyone else is very welcome to answer, by the way, I just recall Trinu most often mentioning reading poetry!)
     
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