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Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2010, 10:45 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

Tale of the Heike (McCullough translation)
Misquoting Jesus by Bart Ehrman
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2010, 10:59 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

Just finished Homer and Langley by E.L. Doctorow
Started Middlemarch by George Eliot (not sure if I can finish this one) and Redbreast by Jo Nesbo.
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2010, 12:10 AM
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Re: What are you reading?

It's been a while since I read this, but the details that stick in my memory are his description of Rehnquist's poker games and the friendship between Scalia and Ginsburg. Political commentary is...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2010, 11:39 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome -- Anthony Everitt. (sort of rough going so far, though interesting at points)

Anna Karenina -- Leo Tolstoy. (Pevear and Volokhonsky translation -- smooth as a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2009, 01:41 AM
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Re: What are you reading?

The War that Killed Achilles by Caroline Alexander. A close and insightful reading of the Iliad. Scholarly, but not academic. Good stuff.
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2009, 07:28 PM
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2009, 11:26 AM
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Posted By Fumes
Re: What are you reading?

Thanks! I am putting the Cantor book on my reserve list at the library.
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2009, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Fumes
Re: What are you reading?

Albigensian heresy? The Cathars? (I just finished listening to a lecture series called "The Era of the Crusades"; aside from what I picked up listening to this on my commute I know very little about...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2009, 11:46 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

Indeh: An Apache Odyssey by Eve Ball
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2009, 11:59 PM
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Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass by Bruno Schulz.
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2009, 10:40 PM
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The City and the City by China Mieville. Really strange premise, but an interesting read.
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2009, 10:27 PM
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Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2009, 05:15 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

American Rust by Phillipp Meyer. I'm not sure if this book wants to be a thriller or "literature." So far it's a decent read though.
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2009, 07:38 PM
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Posted By Fumes
Re: What are you reading?

Joyce said something about how the reader should spend at least as much time reading this book as he did in writing it. That would be 17 years, so it looks like you've satisfied his requirement. :D
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2009, 07:52 PM
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Posted By Fumes
Re: What are you reading?

The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon. It's not a beach book exactly, but I'm loving it for lines like, "Belief and delusion are incestuous siblings."
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2009, 10:04 PM
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Posted By Fumes
Re: What are you reading?

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. One of the characters smokes "Interactos." Marlowe calls them "toy cigars."
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2009, 11:55 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

Mulamadhyamakakarika by Nagarjuna, translated by Jay Garfield as The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way. Mind-bending stuff, and absolutely brilliant. If you've read Hume, Kant, or Wittgenstein...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2009, 09:53 PM
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Posted By Fumes
Re: What are you reading?

You got further than I did. It reminds me of the half a dozen times I've tried to read Pynchon... except that Pynchon can really write. I just can't read him.
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2009, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Fumes
Re: What are you reading?

Sounds like a great place! I'm a law librarian in a detention facility, so the books I see everyday are not quite as appealing. Not to mention my customers... but it's by far the most interesting job...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2009, 10:30 PM
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Posted By Fumes
Re: What are you reading?

I guess librarians think alike! :D
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2009, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Fumes
Re: What are you reading?

Just finished The Book of Murder by Guillermo Martinez and E=MC^2: a Biography of the World's most Famous Equation by David Bodanis.

Just started The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2009, 11:55 PM
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Posted By Fumes
Re: What are you reading?

How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone by Sasa Stanisic
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2009, 10:07 PM
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Posted By Fumes
Re: What are you reading?

A really interesting book. It's been about a decade since I read it, but I remember really being taken in by it.
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2009, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Fumes
Re: What are you reading?

The Ax by Donald Westlake. What happens when you take downsizing a little too literally.
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2009, 10:08 PM
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Posted By Fumes
Re: What are you reading?

I just finished The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon. One of the strangest books I've come across and I'm not sure what to think of it. It got under my skin, but not necessarily in a good way.
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