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Atzend

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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2004, 12:19:40 PM »

So far so good.  I'm to the part where he's reading the underground book.  So I'm a little more than half way through.
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Jonathan

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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2004, 12:33:44 PM »

I don't know if this happened to anyone else, but about 2/3 of the way into 1984, it was almost like I felt I had started reading a different book. Very strange.
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LanneyD

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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2004, 03:00:08 PM »

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Under the Radar(both are quarterly music mags)


oooooh, the one with Rilo Kiley on the cover?  I like Rilo Kiley.


Thats the one.
I think I'm going to pick up a subscription to it.  Evidently, if you subscribe (4 issues for 15 bucks) they'll send you a free CD.  Choices include elbow, ambulance ltd, walkmen, broken social scene, etc.  I was going to buy the elbow CD anyway, might as well get a subscription out of it also.
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2004, 03:16:11 PM »

Yeah, Magnet is the same way.  $15 for a year subscription and you get a free cd from about 8 choices.
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Butter

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« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2004, 08:48:09 AM »

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I like Rilo Kiley.


WHAT?!?!?!?!?!
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« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2004, 01:06:15 PM »

Join Me by Danny Wallace.  I am about halfway through it and am enjoying quite a bit.  It is, more or less, about a bored man who puts an ad in a local paper which reads: "Join Me, send a passport photo".  Long story short, he inadvertantly begins a cult...er, collective and the results of his trying to keep things in order are hill-air-e-us.  

Recommended if you like the Sedaris or Eggers of the world.
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slow-dog

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« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2004, 02:07:15 PM »

Just finished Baudolino by Umberto Eco -- meh
Also just finished Cryptonomicon by Stephenson - meh

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Creative Destruction - Tyler Cowen
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LanneyD

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« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2004, 02:38:35 PM »

slow-dog, what did you think of cryptomomicon?  I read it a while back, now I'm trying to read Quicksilver.  It seems the more he writes, the more he feels the need to go on and on about the tinest details - hence the huge freakin' books.

On the other hand, Snow Crash by Stephenson has to be one of my all time favs
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« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2004, 10:19:57 AM »

My pet goat.
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Juliana

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« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2004, 09:22:45 AM »

I finished "Alias Grace"
It was okay.  The beginning was slow though.  I really like Margared Atwood  :ninja: (pretend ninja is threatening to kill you if you don't go read "Blind Assassin) though, so I think that's part of why I stuck through it at the beginning.

Now I'm reading "Revenge" by [imdb]Stephen Fry[/imdb]
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« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2004, 09:30:08 AM »

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Now I'm reading "Revenge" by [imdb]Stephen Fry[/imdb]

How is that so far? I've always enjoyed his acting, but never read any of his literary works.
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Juliana

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« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2004, 09:38:18 AM »

I'm only about 25 pages in so far.  It's not bad though.  I read "The Hippopotamus" a couple of years ago, and thought it was weird, but funny.

"Revenge" is supposed to be "A distinct departure from his popular comic novels" though.  It's supposed to be his modern day take on  "The Count of Monte Cristo"
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« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2004, 12:26:42 PM »

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slow-dog, what did you think of cryptomomicon?  I read it a while back, now I'm trying to read Quicksilver.  It seems the more he writes, the more he feels the need to go on and on about the tinest details - hence the huge freakin' books.

On the other hand, Snow Crash by Stephenson has to be one of my all time favs


Snow Crash was my intro to Stephenson, and I thought it was great.  AS for Cryptonomicon, I thought it was 400 pages of brilliance packed into a 900 page novel.  I can hang with people who like delving into tiny details for pages and pages (witness my love for David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest), but it didn't work for me ihere.
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LanneyD

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« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2004, 02:09:06 PM »

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AS for Cryptonomicon, I thought it was 400 pages of brilliance packed into a 900 page novel.


Good description.
Some of his other books are good also:  Zodiac and The Diamond Age among them.
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« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2004, 12:30:25 PM »

A bunch of stuff on post-Soviet labor unions in Russia.   :x  Not recommended unless you are masochistic or are a political science student.

Last novel was The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.  Very strange, but it kept me interested.
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