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vendetta
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 4:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I just finished reading "The Idiot" by Dostoyevsky. I recommend it to anyone, it got me thinking for a week.

I need to work on my French again, so now I'll read "La vie devant soi" by Émil Ajar before going back to Africa.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 10:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

vendetta wrote:
I need to work on my French again, so now I'll read "La vie devant soi" by Émil Ajar before going back to Africa.


Thought you were french speaking? La vie devant soi's pretty good, it'll have you thinking for at least another week.

Since you're around Montreal, try getting your hands on Dany Laferrière's "Comment baiser avec un nègre sans se fatiguer", it's brilliant.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 12:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm reading Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh mistress now. Halfway through and it's boring as fuck.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 12:11 am Reply with quoteBack to top

How is "Les Bienveillantes", susan? cool
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

just finished coetzee's 'youth' -- pretty pretty pretty good icon_chew
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 3:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

S4ur0n27 wrote:

Since you're around Montreal, try getting your hands on Dany Laferrière's "Comment baiser avec un nègre sans se fatiguer", it's brilliant.


ha ah! Ça tombe bien, je vais aller en Afrique bientôt.. je vais chercher sur st-denis.

I speak French alright, but you would totally see a difference between a quebecer and me. It's pretty flagrant.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 3:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Just started No Country for Old Men. It's no book for people who enjoy quotation marks.

Also I just re-read The Regulators by Richard Bachman/Stephen King and forgotten how fun it is, like a Twilight Zone episode directed by Quentin Tarantino. Desperation is even better. (Avoid the shit TV movie version with Ron Perlman at all costs, for the love of God.)
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 3:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Subhuman wrote:
No Chocolate for Old Men.


That's how my roomates call the movie...
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 4:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

vendetta wrote:
S4ur0n27 wrote:

Since you're around Montreal, try getting your hands on Dany Laferrière's "Comment baiser avec un nègre sans se fatiguer", it's brilliant.


ha ah! Ça tombe bien, je vais aller en Afrique bientôt.. je vais chercher sur st-denis.

I speak French alright, but you would totally see a difference between a quebecer and me. It's pretty flagrant.


Achètes le neuf dans une librairie, le format poche est pas cher(10-12$ peut-être). J'étais certain que t'étais québécois... tu viens de où?

Nicolai wrote:
How is "Les Bienveillantes", susan? cool


I read it last year, and I definately recommend it. Makes you realize how convincing nazi propaganda was, and how easy it was to become one yourself, I think. I would surely have been part of it. The homo side of the main character is a bit annoying at times, but you can get over it pretty easily.

Lots of people hated the style, saying it was like a UN report or something, hard, too cold and distant. But I thought the writing was fitting, and totally easy to read. It's 900 pages and I got through them in like a week.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 7:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Sounds pretty tight. I'll probably have to read it in translation, though. My French has deteriorated too much since high school for me to be able to read anything more complex than Enki Bilal's stuff. Che

Currently reading Consider the Lobster, a collection of essays written by none other than my main man David Foster Wallace. It's a bit hit and miss, but the one on "Authority and American Usage" is worth the price of admission alone.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 7:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Eh, if your french's shaky, you need to get the translation, or you'll miss on a lot. Each of the words are purposely used by Littell.

I'm currently reading a book by Laurent-Olivier David about the rebellions of 1837-1838, in Quebec, against the Brits. Sweet.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 8:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, yeah, "I'll probably have to read it in translation" is meant to be read as "I'll read it in translation"
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 8:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Nicolai wrote:
Well, yeah, "I'll probably have to read it in translation" is meant to be read as "I'll read it in translation"


Guess so, I was just emphasizing on it. Are you in your PMS? tard
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 9:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm mellow to the core, man icon_google
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 11:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

That's why we all love you smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 3:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

j'ai vécu ici pas mal toute ma vie, mais en fait je suis anglais... le résultat est que dans n'importe quelle langue je m'exprime j'ai l'air d'un étranger.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 4:41 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Anglais comme dans Royaume-Uni?
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 9:24 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Not sure if i've posted on this before, but simply the best Cthulhu fiction in recent years has got to be "Shadows Over Bakers Street". Haven't yet had the chance to read all of the Holmes cannon(have the complete set), but the premise is Sherlock Holmes set in the cthulhu universe. Each story has a different author, and I can only think of maybe 2 that were merely okay. Simply amazing.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 10:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Mad Max RW wrote:
I'm reading Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh mistress now. Halfway through and it's boring as fuck.


Tell me how it is because I sure as hell didn't finish it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 11:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm now reading Lamb (or: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal) by Christopher Moore.

I found his A Dirty Job when in Tuscon in some huge messed up grand hall-like place that didn't really know what they main target or main product type was, so they had a bit of everything. I forgot the name. Anyway, the book was cheap, had a fancy cover and the story on the back made me laugh, so I bought it and chuckled all the way home on my 9-hour flight. Since then, I've been trying to find other Moore books in DK, but failed to do so untill Friday when I was on a quick-stop in Copenhagen and walked into this huge-ass bookstore that specialises in having the stuff that none of the other places have. Still cheap, in paper back version, so I bought Lamb and Fluke.

I like Moore's books so far - A Dirty Job had me laughing all the way through, and though I've only read about an eighth part of Lamb, I found myself actually lol'ïng several times so far.
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