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I'm re-reading the Fellowship of the Ring and enjoying it thoroughly. That's the advantages of having an absolutely awful memory, I can re-read a book and still be surprised by the contents.

Yeah, that's something I've wanted to do for a while, since it's been a long time and I wasn't aware of all the theological themes the book had the first time I read it. Joyce is keeping me really interested at the moment, though.

 

 

Going through the Council of Elrond again keeps me from ever re-reading that one.

 

 

The Council of Elrond isn't too bad, I read quite fast though so I guess I get through it quickly. You can always skim-read it or whatever, if it bores you. The Fellowship of the Ring has some great bits in it, like Tom Bombadil and the Barrow-Downs.

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I'm re-reading the Fellowship of the Ring and enjoying it thoroughly. That's the advantages of having an absolutely awful memory, I can re-read a book and still be surprised by the contents.

Yeah, that's something I've wanted to do for a while, since it's been a long time and I wasn't aware of all the theological themes the book had the first time I read it. Joyce is keeping me really interested at the moment, though.

Going through the Council of Elrond again keeps me from ever re-reading that one.

Tom Bombadil and the Entmoot are the two parts that I remember as being particularly dreadful to read through. The Ent part has a really great payoff at the end, though.

 

But it's been years, so I don't know how accurate my memory is.

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J.M. Coetzee - Disgrace

Didn't know anything about this, just a book that's been hanging around my flat for the last few years. Started out like a literary character piece or whatever and then suddenly gets heavy as fuck. Enjoyed it, but damn.

 

Now Jenny Diski - Like Mother.

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J.M. Coetzee - Disgrace

Didn't know anything about this, just a book that's been hanging around my flat for the last few years. Started out like a literary character piece or whatever and then suddenly gets heavy as fuck. Enjoyed it, but damn.

 

Once I had hoped to read every Booker prize winner, fucking hell I was depressed after finishing this one. My plan to read every Booker was soon trashed by Vernon God Little, if that pile of shit can win it then anything can.

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Hmm, I read that years ago when a work friend leant it to me. Don't remember hating it but don't remember much about it either.

One of those books charity shops always have multiple copies of lol.

 

Edit: read the wiki and I do remember it now. Was quite derivative of Confederacy of Dunces.

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Hmm, I read that years ago when a work friend leant it to me. Don't remember hating it but don't remember much about it either.

One of those books charity shops always have multiple copies of lol.

 

Edit: read the wiki and I do remember it now. Was quite derivative of Confederacy of Dunces.

 

I've had an unread copy of Confederacy of Dunces for a few years, if they are similar it may stay unread for a few years more. I normally stick reading any old rubbish but that was particularly bad, If I'd known the DBC in his name stood for Dirty But Clean I would never have started it in the first place.

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Nah check out CoD. Hilarious book. The antihero, Ignatious J Reilly, is a proto version of the iamverysmart neckbeard fedora man we all know and love today.

 

Haha, I can't get enough of those guys.

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Old '60s/'70s sci-fi paperback covers are mental, there's an Oxfam bookshop near where I live that's full of them, need to swing down and pick a few up actually, get some futuristic turbo trash with mind-blowing art.

 

Got this a while ago, the novel itself had been on my to-read list for a while and wasn't really as good as I'd hoped, although the concept itself is great:

 

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I just finished A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and I think it's easily my favorite book that I've read. I don't recall reading anything else with such a unique writing style. Now, onto Ulysses.

 

Also, I drafted up a list of thirteen books that I want to read sometime in the near future. Highest on the list are Kierkegaard's Either/Or, Stirner's The Ego and His Own, and of course Ulysses.

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Just finished ballard's high rise. Surreal and violent and I love how all the building inhabitants just give themselves freely, unquestioningly, to the madness.

 

Fuck yeah, I would have got involved with that shit too, can't wait for the film.

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just finished Tolstoy - Resurrection (10/10), just started reading Dostoyevsky - the Brothers Karamazov

 

really love Russian authors: Turgenev, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky are the ones I've read so far

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just finished Tolstoy - Resurrection (10/10), just started reading Dostoyevsky - the Brothers Karamazov

 

really love Russian authors: Turgenev, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky are the ones I've read so far

 

 

have u tried Cancer Ward?

 

so eloquent, but still a dense, brilliant, shocking novel

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just finished Tolstoy - Resurrection (10/10), just started reading Dostoyevsky - the Brothers Karamazov

 

really love Russian authors: Turgenev, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky are the ones I've read so far

 

have u tried Cancer Ward?

 

so eloquent, but still a dense, brilliant, shocking novel

No I haven't yet, will check, thx!
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