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Michael Scrutchin
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PostPosted: 10.24.2004 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought it was about time to give this thread a bump.



I just finished Stephen King's Danse Macabre and now I'm reading both William K. Everson's Classics of the Horror Film and Kim Newman's Nightmare Movies. Yeah, kinda on horror criticism/commentary kick, and I'm really enjoying it. King's Danse Macabre is kinda rambling at times, but the book feels like having a great conversation with an old friend.
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PostPosted: 10.24.2004 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael B. Scrutchin wrote:
King's Danse Macabre is kinda rambling at times, but the book feels like having a great conversation with an old friend.




I haven't read that book in years. I should probably pick it up again. Danse Macabre is the first nonfiction book I ever read--willingly--and, yes, as I remember, it is like chatting with a fellow horror fan. Glad you found Everson's and Newman's books. Living up to expectations, I hope?



I'm reading The Minority Report, volume 4 of the collected short stories of Philip K. Dick, and I'm enjoying his work tremendously. I don't read a whole lot of science fiction, but PKD's stuff is really clicking with me. Besides a handful of other stories not included in the current collection, the only other PKD work I've read is Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (took me twice to get through; the first time I wanted Blade Runner, and Do Androids...? ain't Blade Runner), and half of The Man in the High Castle, which I got bored with, but will most likely pick up again soon.
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PostPosted: 10.25.2004 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been working on Kafka's The Trial for about three months; it's great, but I haven't had enough time to devote to it.



For school: the selected poems of Allen Ginsberg, A Very Easy Death by Simone de Beauvoir. Man, Ginsberg is kool and the gang.
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PostPosted: 10.26.2004 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right now I'm working on finishing Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange.
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PostPosted: 10.26.2004 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought A Clockwork Orange was bolsy, even if I had to bitva through the first dva chapters, which, with all slang, struck me as complete chepooka. Strangely, it's stuck in me gulliver after all these years.
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PostPosted: 10.26.2004 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

matt header wrote:
A Very Easy Death by Simone de Beauvoir.


I deeply responded to A Very Easy Death. If you like it, Matt, I'd also recommend Nathalie Sarraute's Childhood, Ken Bugul's The Abandoned Baobab, Colette's Break of Day, and especially Annie Ernaux's A Woman's Story.



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PostPosted: 10.26.2004 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds cool. I really loved A Very Easy Death (finished it yesterday), so I'll have to pick those up sometime.
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