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Old 02-25-2015, 02:41 PM   #13041
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Yeah, maybe if I try it again I will like it, but only after I've read a few other things. I feel like I need to get some experience with some books before I dive into the deep stuff.
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:08 PM   #13042
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Kafka On The Shore by Murakami is amazing
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:28 PM   #13043
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Kafka On The Shore by Murakami is amazing


I quite enjoyed it as well. Does anyone know whether his other stuff lives up to the hype. I've come close to buying 1Q84 a few times but I'm always reluctant these days to dive into something so large unless I know it'll be worth it.
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:31 PM   #13044
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I've not checked Murakami because I have a phobia of translations
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:07 PM   #13045
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KOTS is my favourite Murakami. I found Heart-Boiled Wonderland too openly fantastical but it was aight. After Dark is also pretty aight one

He is also the master of sex scenes

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Old 02-25-2015, 09:20 PM   #13046
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Better than GRRM eh
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:55 PM   #13047
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Making my way through Bob Odenkirk's A Load of Hooey, and it's the best book I've ever read. It's a series of unabridged quotes, critical book reviews, and curious speeches.

I really like this book. I don't know about discussing it since it's purely satire with what I assume is the collective wit of schizophrenics at an AAA meeting, but it certainly makes me laugh.

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Has anyone told you about Gutenburg? That's a shit tonne (a little less) amount of books. At first it seems daunting but that's why somebody invented the search bar.

https://www.gutenberg.org/

Discussing books with other people is a good way to get beat up, nerd.
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:01 PM   #13048
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I recently purchased The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. I figured you'd be interested cause you were talking about Persian stuff some time ago.

It came with a cover like this
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I'm guessing I bought the sucka's version since there are more elaborate ones floating aorund


Ooh I'd love to read this. Enjoy


Also I think my favorite Murakami is Norwegian Wood. I've been looking for 1Q84 in the library for ages but it's always on loan
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:19 AM   #13049
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I haven't read a Murakami. What is his writing like?

Also, I still haven't started The World of Yesterday by Zweig. I haven't had a lot of time to read lately, and I've been working on finishing up The Two Towers. Maybe I'll start it today.
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:40 AM   #13050
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I need to reread Lord of the Rings. There will be a summer class about nothing but Tolkien and I'm really tempted to take it. On one hand, that would be in line with most of my class. On the other, that would cost money I might not have during the summer.
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:48 AM   #13051
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My brother left behind a load of Murakami books when he moved to Tokyo. I'll definitely have to check him out.
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:40 AM   #13052
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:45 AM   #13053
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Paperback. Hardcover is more expensive, heavier, and takes up more space.
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:50 AM   #13054
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Whichever is cheapest. Hardcover is cool because its pages don't get bent when it starts leaning after getting stacked vertically on a bookshelf

I'm currently reading The Translator by Daoud Hari which recounts life and atrocities happening in South Sudan atm.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:12 AM   #13055
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Paperback. I like when they look like shit #vintage #hipster
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:15 PM   #13056
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Paperback. I like when they look like shit #vintage #hipster

Same here.

Plus most of my books are from charity bookshops. The only hardbacks I have are first editions of Graham Greene and a few others.
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:59 PM   #13057
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My books are always in terrible condition if I read them a lot, even if they are hardcover with a water resistant dust jacket and everything. I dog ear the pages and spill food and drinks on them and use bulky objects such as remote controls and clothes as bookmarks when i cannot find any. Also, there is something about the climate I live in which causes books to disintegrate 10 times faster.
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Old 02-27-2015, 03:28 PM   #13058
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My free NASA books finally showed up (about a week or more ago but I wasn't there to receive them):





The left stack is Rockets and People volumes 1-4
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