Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:39 PM
Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:52 PM
In this smartly paced novel from the author of Einstein's Dreams, a divorced, former banker witnesses a supernatural event, inspiring him to continue the search for something that has hovered in the back of his mind throughout his life. A promising, handsome student in his younger years, middle-aged David struggles to restore order to his life and relationships after being sacked from his middling bank job. The search leads him to the local funeral home, where he takes a job as an apprentice among a cast less hip than the Six Feet Under crew, but compelling in a quieter way—the director, Martin, is a fatherly figure whose allegiance to his inherited profession rules an existence otherwise restricted by severe agoraphobia. After David has a vision he can't describe in words in the home's slumber room, he gets agitated to the point where he is compelled to confess to a loose-lipped friend. Soon, David's vision becomes a local media event, with unwanted consequences. Familiar questions about the existence of God, life after death and the fluidity of time arise, and the cast doesn't get the detail it deserves. But the momentum that builds alongside David's ensuing psychological turmoil is enough to carry the story. (Oct.)
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 05:29 PM
Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:59 PM
Now Reading "The Amazing Adventures of Kavelier and Clay" by Michael Chabon
Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:46 PM
Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:50 PM
songs of the doomed - hunter thompson
Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:52 PM
Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:13 AM
Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:28 AM
i saw this the other day, but i dont know if i have it in me to read another palahniuk book, im not 17 anymore
a friend gave me a copy of Keep the Aspidistra Flying, so im reading that
Posted 13 May 2008 - 03:09 PM
edna millay - selected poems
robert carter (ed.) - traditional japanese poetry
jonathan lear - aristotle: the desire to understand
archimandrite sophrony - on prayer
franz rosenzweig - the star of redemption
Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:52 PM
Posted 13 May 2008 - 05:45 PM
arthur c clarke - rendezvous with rama
philip k. dick - the man in the high castle
Posted 13 May 2008 - 05:52 PM
Fuck yeah on that. As good as they get. Also check out Raymond Carver's short stories (well all he ever wrote were shorts).
Finished The Magus by John Fowels. One of the best ever as far as philosophy, mystery, sex and Greece go.
Reading Catch-22 now. Tough to digest. One of the most literally insane narratives I've encountered.
Posted 13 May 2008 - 05:55 PM
Posted 13 May 2008 - 05:57 PM
Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:17 PM
readable as always but not much interest in the content. read it on trains.
haha exactly. i won't pick up another. i got stuck in a only-reading-authors who-i-knew-when-i-was-15-20 type loop and infact i've never really come out of it. i'm still looking forward to the new iain banks books. how sad.
inspired the greatest band ever!
i kinda wanna read it but i think it might be a bit shallow to read a book that inspired a band.
Edited by awkward, 13 May 2008 - 06:19 PM.
Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:27 PM
Mome 11 (comic book)
a users guide to the fall by dave thompson
mark e smith autobiography (soonish)
kramers ergot 5 & 6.
damn those are some incredible and inspiring books.
and soon i wanna read vonneguts galapagos again as it started my vonnegut kick
Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:22 AM
Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:26 AM