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« Reply #80 on: October 25, 2014, 02:33:28 AM »
I'm reading a pretentious hipster novel that no one has heard of because it sucks.
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Re: FES Book Club
« Reply #81 on: October 25, 2014, 05:05:47 AM »
Thomas Pynchon - Inherent Vice
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Re: FES Book Club
« Reply #82 on: October 25, 2014, 08:17:26 AM »
I'm reading a pretentious hipster novel that no one has heard of because it sucks.

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« Reply #83 on: October 25, 2014, 02:10:26 PM »
Almost done with Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room. Really, really freaking good book so far.
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Re: FES Book Club
« Reply #84 on: October 25, 2014, 09:07:58 PM »
Almost done with Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room. Really, really freaking good book so far.

I still need to get that.


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« Reply #85 on: December 02, 2014, 10:49:19 PM »
Thomas Pynchon - Inherent Vice

I've been reading it for a few days now. Forgot to post sooner to get my lit cred.

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« Reply #86 on: December 16, 2014, 04:49:33 PM »
Thomas Pynchon - V.

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« Reply #87 on: December 16, 2014, 06:29:14 PM »
The Green Ember
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Re: FES Book Club
« Reply #88 on: January 14, 2015, 04:41:05 AM »
I just got done rereading the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.  It had been a while so there were some pretty good laughs to be had, although I had forgotten how boring So Long and Thanks For All the Fish was, and just how much I hated the ending to the whole thing in Mostly Harmless (yes, I saw the humor in it, and I appreciated the cleverness of how it was done, but still... what a fucking downer).  My favorite of the bunch is hands down The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.  The animal that tries to talk Arthur into eating it is one of the funniest things ever.
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« Reply #89 on: January 14, 2015, 09:10:40 AM »
It's very easy to see how badly Adams was being affected by depression by So Long... I found it quite an uncomfortable read because of that.

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« Reply #90 on: February 08, 2015, 04:11:32 PM »
Aeschylus - The Oresteia (trans. Phillip Vellacott)

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Re: FES Book Club
« Reply #91 on: February 09, 2015, 09:13:02 PM »
Thomas Pynchon - The Crying of Lot 49

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« Reply #92 on: February 13, 2015, 11:06:09 PM »
Raising Steam: Having now read the final (to date) Discworld, I can now say what I was suspecting since reading Snuff is definitely true: Pratchett has simply lost his touch.  The characters seem to have lost their distinctive personalities and speech patterns, most of the dialogue is just one long tedious wall of text after another, and the antagonists are one-dimensional losers who are promptly beaten down in every confrontation with the heroes, ruining any sense that they might ever pose a real threat.  These were all problems with Snuff as well, but Raising Steam's biggest flaw is a new one for the series - it's boring.  So, so, boring.  The story centers around the building of a railway, and that's it.  For most of the book, there is literally nothing more than compelling than this fucking railroad and the process of building it.  Snore.

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Re: FES Book Club
« Reply #93 on: February 16, 2015, 12:05:10 PM »
William Shakespeare - Othello

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« Reply #94 on: February 16, 2015, 09:00:05 PM »
I'm reading the Harry Potter series since I never finished it. Right now I'm on The Order of the Phoenix.
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Re: FES Book Club
« Reply #95 on: February 16, 2015, 09:44:22 PM »
I am reading Constellation by Nick Payne with an eye to producing it.
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« Reply #96 on: February 17, 2015, 09:14:19 PM »
I'm reading the Harry Potter series since I never finished it. Right now I'm on The Order of the Phoenix.

I've just started reading them to my kid at bed time. She's only 18 months though, so we only get through half a chapter a day. Needless to say, it's slow going.
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Re: FES Book Club
« Reply #97 on: February 17, 2015, 09:37:53 PM »
I'm reading the Harry Potter series since I never finished it. Right now I'm on The Order of the Phoenix.

I've just started reading them to my kid at bed time. She's only 18 months though, so we only get through half a chapter a day. Needless to say, it's slow going.

My wife did the same thing.  I was amazed at how quickly my son learned what Quidditch is.
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« Reply #98 on: February 17, 2015, 10:48:51 PM »
The final book is crap.  Crap crap crap.

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Re: FES Book Club
« Reply #99 on: February 17, 2015, 11:59:37 PM »
All the books fell short for me.
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