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Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by UA412, May 25, 2009.
His protagonist IS a sex addict...but yeah I know what you are saying
That is TMB Books Club's Book of the month. Pop in and share your thoughts as you go. Im a little over half way through. Im really enjoying it so far.
Sounds good, how does the format of the book club work?
Through out the month we make suggestions to Arkie Proud then we hold a vote on what book to read. Then have a discussion thead on the book.
In the thread, when you want ot discuss something you just say "this is about stuff though chapter 5" then spoiler what you say. Its nice to discuss as you read and not worry about ruin stuff in the future. Especially with a book like Cloud Atlas where you can have lots of different interpretations.
How are along are you?
Just started, like 2 pages in
Anyone know of a non biased history book about the Israeli-Palistinean conflict.
Joe_Pesci, you and I have a similar taste in books, so I was wondering if you could help me out.
Its tough sledding at first, but be patient.
just started reading god is not great. Loving it so far.
well...it doesnt really work
We just restarted it with Cloud Atlas. Feel like its going pretty good so far
Just finished Cloud Atlas.
sorry man, israel-palestine isn't really my thing. but i'll just say there's so much history that i'd be wary about any "all-inclusive" books
Yeah. It started ~ 4000 years ago. Lots to cover. Although if you wanted to start from 1930s when Israeli statehood became a more defined concept. Im sure there are books out there. I would be interested in a good book about The Mossad, if anyone comes across one.
enjoy it? I know you struggled at the beginning like me..
Im about 70% and am enjoying it so far. How far did you get into it before you gave up?
Not very far. I don't like feeling stupid
Anybody read Dracula; The Undead, by Dacre Stoker??
it's a sequel supposedly taken from BS's notes on the original plot line, compiled and written by his great grand cousin or some shit. I have an aunt who always get's me a book for Xmas. Last year, it was this. I really liked some parts of it, like the telling of how Mina and jonathan's marriage fell apart because she was forever in love with Dracula. Other parts however were utterly ridiculous. I would love to discuss the finer points if anyone here has read it...
Just force yourself through the first chapter. After a little bit you kind of get the gist of what is going on, with knowing what every 3rd word means. I had the same problems. If it helps, the further in the book you get, the more modern/easier the dialog/writing style.
about done with the first chapter...think it's pretty good so far once you get past the turn of the century jargon
I struggled for about 15 pages then suddenly it was like I spoke the language of yore and got with it. About 20% in right now and enjoying it. Almost wish I hadn't come across the movie trailer which feels like one big spoiler right now.
If youre only 20% in, the trailer shouldn't spoil much at all.
Meh. It was ok... The stories kept me interested after the start, but I guess I had too high of expectations.
I read it after Pillars of the Earth and it's sequel, and also some other excellent books, so it was at a disadvantage. I'm now just starting The Wool, and word on the street is that it's destined to be a science fiction classic.
Wool is awesome, I'll ready pretty much anything Howley puts on at this point.
Anyone have a book they flat out just couldn't read? For Me, it's Naked Lunch...I must've tried a dozen times and just couldn't get through the first chapter or two
I feel bad for saying Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Enjoyed the movie but the book had no flow for me.
damn i couldnt put it down
Haven't posted in here before, but I've been on a big reading kick since May
The Lord of the Rings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
Read for the first time:
A Tale of Two Cities
I've read all but Suttree and Cloud Atlas, and CA is on my must-read list.
Catch-22 is really good...I have to get back around to that some day.
I want to like this post but at the same time...I feel like you reading Suttree was just your way of repenting for the re-readings
Is there some reason not to go back and re-read a great book? It's like having a great beer and saying "I'm never drinking that beer again...I'm only trying different beers".
I re-read a lot. I think atl14 just has a problem with George R.R. Martin.
nothing wrong with re-reading great books
Yes. Blood Meridian, but I only tried 3x... After that it's a lost cause imo, why waste your time?
Blood Meridian was amazing
I honestly just do not like the way the man writes. I also read "The Road" to completion, but liked the movie better -and I never like the movie better (who does, honestly).
This has been established numerous times
Fucking fat bastard. I've been reading those books since CofK was first released, and I have to go back and re-read every five years when the lardass decides it's time to release one. Not that I'm bitter or anything.
I want it to be established that I'm the only person on this thread who think Cormac McCarthy sucks.
just finished the brothers karamazov after a couple months of reading. i'd read a little here and there because i've been busy. i thought it was really good, although i thought the dialogue was sometimes a little too over the top.
next up is the origins of political order, bought per this thread like a year ago. after that i'll try to tear through kingdom of fear by hunter thompson and then try to get into the rise of teddy roosevelt over christmas.
Didn't you participate in the book club? We gotta new one, check it out.
nah i didn't. i have too much school reading to read at others' pace, especially since exams are in two months.
hows the weather in canada this time of year?
Just started the Governator's Biography.over 600 pages long.
Just finished Primary Colors. Good read super interesting. Doesn't matter if you like politics or Clinton it was entertaining as hell.
I wanna read Cloud Atlas
almost makes me wish I hadn't talked up IU to you a few years ago
according to my Kindle, I'm 47% through it....shit's pretty good yo