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MissingPlanet
post Oct 7 2006, 10:55 AM
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The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster. It's typical Auster - full of coincidences and lost souls. The best thing he's written since Leviathan.
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post Oct 7 2006, 06:35 PM
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I'm halfway through Lunar Park and it really creeps me out. I love it. And I've never seen, how you can make something as small as some vodka make into something so sad with so little words.

Afterwards I won't get straight to Camus, but reading Sartre's "La nausée" first.
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post Oct 9 2006, 01:55 PM
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QUOTE (Stella MM @ Oct 7 2006, 07:59 AM)
I'm probably the last person in the country to do so, but I've literally just finished reading The Time Traveller's Wife. I thought it was beautiful and skilfully written. I haven't read characters as touchingly and truthfully written as Henry, Clare and Gomez for a long time, probably not since Donna Tartt's The Secret History. I'm slightly embarrassed by how much I cried at the end, though.
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I cried a lot at the end of it as well. Like you say, such honestly written characters and a beautiful story that didn't get confusing despite all the jumping around.
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post Oct 9 2006, 02:04 PM
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I've some more of Lunar Park and it is the first novel since The Shining (which I read about ten years ago) that honestly frightens me. I think, I have some serious fatherhood problems. I should put the book in the freezer.

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post Oct 9 2006, 02:36 PM
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48 Shades of Brown by Nick Earls.

It's a movie here now so novel first+movie viewing=comparison.
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post Oct 9 2006, 03:17 PM
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QUOTE (widowspider @ Oct 9 2006, 02:55 PM)
I cried a lot at the end of it as well. Like you say, such honestly written characters and a beautiful story that didn't get confusing despite all the jumping around.
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Well, I'm still only half way through, so I've got all that crying (or wondering why I'm so cold-hearted that these things don't make me cry) ahead of me.
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post Oct 9 2006, 03:46 PM
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QUOTE (Stella MM @ Oct 7 2006, 02:59 AM)
I'm probably the last person in the country to do so, but I've literally just finished reading The Time Traveller's Wife. I thought it was beautiful and skilfully written. I haven't read characters as touchingly and truthfully written as Henry, Clare and Gomez for a long time, probably not since Donna Tartt's The Secret History. I'm slightly embarrassed by how much I cried at the end, though.
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Shit, I've just started it. It's not going to make me too sad, is it?
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post Oct 9 2006, 03:50 PM
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Let me put it this way. If you didn't bawl at the final scene of the Futurama episode Jurassic Bark, you'll be all right.
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QUOTE (Stella MM @ Oct 9 2006, 11:50 AM)
Let me put it this way. If you didn't bawl at the final scene of the Futurama episode Jurassic Bark, you'll be all right.
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What if I don't bawl ever?
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post Oct 9 2006, 04:01 PM
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You'll probably still cry like a little bitch with a skinned knee.

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post Oct 9 2006, 04:29 PM
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I've started reading The Turning by Paul J. Newell after it arrived, mysteriously, for me in the post last week following a few emails exchanged between the two of us. Very intriguing so far.
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post Oct 9 2006, 06:41 PM
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QUOTE (Stella MM @ Oct 9 2006, 04:50 PM)
Let me put it this way. If you didn't bawl at the final scene of the Futurama episode Jurassic Bark, you'll be all right.
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When I get around to reading this (it's the next book on my list after ''The Wind-up Bird Chronicle'') I'm sure to get all teary then. Damn.

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post Oct 10 2006, 10:41 PM
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post Oct 11 2006, 01:26 PM
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As I'd never read it and Stells compared the blubberiness in it to that of The Time Traveller's Wife, I'm reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt. So far, so interesting.
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post Oct 11 2006, 03:49 PM
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Finished reading "Yes Man" last week, and so decided to start "Are You Dave Gorman?" by Dave Gorman and Danny Wallace. So far, it's been very enjoyable.
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