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Al_Bundy_007
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PostPosted: 02.28.2004 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm currently reading The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice.
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PostPosted: 03.06.2004 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just started Junji Ito's Uzumaki.
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PostPosted: 03.10.2004 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished a horror novel that must surely place among the top three worse horror novels I've ever read: "The Birds and the Bees," by Sephera Giron. The other two are "Dominion," by Bently Little, and "Vampyrrhic," by Simon Clark. Giron's is so awful I can only assume it's a contractual obligation; even the author herself looses interest in the story by the second half.

I'm just now starting "New Morning Dragon," by Diana Henstell. A few years back I read Henstell's much acclaimed "Friend," which was (terribly) adapted to the screen by Wes Craven, and dumbly retitled "Deadly Friend." Henstell's "Friend" was too long by about one hundred pages, but her prose is striking, and she was able to establish a genuine sense of despair and tragedy. I'm hoping she'll retain everything that was successful about that book, while tightening her plotting for "Dragon."
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PostPosted: 03.11.2004 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey nw,

Are you a Stephen King fan? Just curious, given your taste in horror literature. Bag of Bones is one of my favorite books of all time, and even his sillier early novels can be very fun.
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PostPosted: 03.11.2004 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I started reading King when I was around 13 or 14 (Cujo) and havent' stopped since. I've gotten a little behind, since I haven't read The Wolves of the Calla yet. Bag of Bones was good. My favorite is The Shining. His only novel I can honestly say I disliked was Gerald's Game.
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PostPosted: 03.11.2004 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To me, Carrie remains his best book.
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PostPosted: 03.11.2004 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure I've ever actually finished a King book.

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PostPosted: 03.12.2004 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are starting The Great Gatsby in school on Monday...

I am currently halfway through The Monster Show by David J. Skal and I just started Treasure of the Sierra Madre by B. Traven...
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PostPosted: 03.12.2004 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fred C. Dobbs wrote:
We are starting The Great Gatsby in school on Monday...


One of my favorites. And now that I teach it, I don't mind re-reading it so frequently.

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PostPosted: 03.14.2004 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im reading THE AGE OF INNOCENCE by Edith Wharton. its good! i recommend it if you like romantic books. although, it can be very sad but its touching.

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PostPosted: 03.14.2004 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maggie A Girl Of The Streets-Stephen Crane. wahoo!
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PostPosted: 03.14.2004 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked "Maggie" quite a bit. While it's rather melodramatic, I love Crane's descriptive powers. Same goes for The Red Badge of Courage, which everyone seems to hate, but I like.
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The Third M?n
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PostPosted: 03.14.2004 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm still reading War and Peace but I'm groing strong. 400 pages left!

I'm also reading a book entitled Minimum Philosophy [it's in Spanish].

Next up will probably be Cervantes' Don Quijote de la Mancha [Don Quixote]. I'm going to read it in its original language which will no doubt be a tremendous pleasure.


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PostPosted: 03.14.2004 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a bit envious of your multi-lingual capabilities, Mr. Lime. In terms of art, that is an invaluable asset. For me, I wish I had mastered French in school--I took Spanish instead, and never achieved fluency--primarily because there are so many books and essays written by Frenchmen that I desperately want to read, but cannot find translated. Besides, translations are inherently suspect, and can, at best, merely approximate the original art. I only wish I could read something like Don Quixote in its original form.

It's too late for me. I suppose I could still learn French at this late stage, but who can find time for that when there are movies to keep up with?

Eric
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PostPosted: 03.15.2004 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beltmann wrote:
I am a bit envious of your multi-lingual capabilities, Mr. Lime. In terms of art, that is an invaluable asset. For me, I wish I had mastered French in school--I took Spanish instead, and never achieved fluency--primarily because there are so many books and essays written by Frenchmen that I desperately want to read, but cannot find translated. Besides, translations are inherently suspect, and can, at best, merely approximate the original art. I only wish I could read something like Don Quixote in its original form.

It's too late for me. I suppose I could still learn French at this late stage, but who can find time for that when there are movies to keep up with?

Eric


Belto - I intend on reading Don Quixote in it's original language within a few months - Considering it's part of the curriculum for my spanish class.
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