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Underworld by Don DeLillo.

This is almost as good as my last signature.

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"It´s a fine line between clever and..eh.. stupid"

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My hubby wrote a review of that book, Swede: http://transitionvoice.com/2011/01/we’l … -and-gmos/

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A nice read (Reed)!

"It´s a fine line between clever and..eh.. stupid"

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Coincidental name given this board/former SM band relations, but wholly unrelated and, totally seriously, it's what I'm reading:

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- Nathan

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i am stiiiiiiiiilllllllllll reading infinite jest. i think it's going on 2 years now, maybe longer. i had taken it out from the library, but then i bought the ebook because i got tired of hauling that thing around. the problem with ebooks is that there's no immediacy in the object. when i look at a 2,000 page book sitting on my table it says "you better get reading." when i see an ipad on the table it says "101000001111101010000111101011000001011110101010" and i forget the damn ebook is even there.

300 pages to go. vacation coming up next week.

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"It´s a fine line between clever and..eh.. stupid"

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swede wrote:

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What do you think swede?

A lot of folks panned his. Awkard. Writing style. For being so. Choppy.

I tend to agree, I don't love his writing style, but I really liked his personal stories about WZ. Music is so important to us because it can sit in the background during life's moments. My reason for loving the album isn't the same as his, but I get his reasons, and liked hearing his personal stories about it.

- Nathan

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nguideau wrote:

What do you think swede?

A lot of folks panned his. Awkard. Writing style. For being so. Choppy.

I tend to agree, I don't love his writing style, but I really liked his personal stories about WZ. Music is so important to us because it can sit in the background during life's moments. My reason for loving the album isn't the same as his, but I get his reasons, and liked hearing his personal stories about it.

Only halfway through but....the choppy style doesn't bother me much at all and I do enjoy the story he's telling (not what I expected) and the personal angle is quite nice, I Think. Like you, I'm not liking it for the exact same reasons but some of dem resonate with me....it's my first 33 1/3 book and I plan to read the Marquee Moon one next

"It´s a fine line between clever and..eh.. stupid"

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Got my copy signed at Rough Trade the other night smile

"Shnake!"

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"Happiness – We’re All In It Together"

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In shibboleth style:

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I just went through a bit of a noir phase and read "the Maltese falcon" and "the big sleep." The latter greatly enhanced my appreciation of "the big lebowski."

I just started graham greene's "the quiet American." I'd been saving it, having read 4 or 5 Greene novels over the past few years, and I'm really excited.

Nathan, are you really reading "capital"? It's the most discussed and least read book of the year, right?

We need the birds.
I understand, but the files are organized alphabetically.

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eddie wrote:

I just went through a bit of a noir phase and read "the Maltese falcon" and "the big sleep." The latter greatly enhanced my appreciation of "the big lebowski."

I just started graham greene's "the quiet American." I'd been saving it, having read 4 or 5 Greene novels over the past few years, and I'm really excited.

Nathan, are you really reading "capital"? It's the most discussed and least read book of the year, right?

I am. It's a slow burner, but I'm past the 200 page mark. For its subject matter, it is a pretty easy read and not too dry, but it is best read in small chunks as you will of course put thought into each section you read after the fact. Wouldn't want to blast through it just for the sake of reading it all quickly. It's clear a lot of the people that "reviewed" or are critiquing the book and its viewpoints either read it too quickly without care to put self-reflection on what they had read, or they didn't read the whole thing.

- Nathan

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"It´s a fine line between clever and..eh.. stupid"

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Karen Abbott "Liar, Temptress, Soldier,  Spy."

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"It´s a fine line between clever and..eh.. stupid"

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More pricks than kicks by Samuel Beckett

Under a clear blue sky water is running thru the valley while two giraffes are fighting for food-trees and female partners by Rangar Yogeshwar

Sea fog and lakes underneath the surface by Jonathan Swiffle

How to prevail by Leopold Hahn

The child versus the grown up me/adult and the "Helper" (Helper in the meaning of=a Person created by the child to get Support in the world of the grown ups-a quasi fictional character who can create mischief and disorderas well) by S. Homeburn

When i feel sad i look at Pictures of birds - The Diaries of Blossom Dearie by Marguerite Blossom Dearie

Krapps last Tape

"Happiness – We’re All In It Together"

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it wouldn't be bad if we had "likes" on this forum.

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Just finished Kafka on the Shore.

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"It´s a fine line between clever and..eh.. stupid"

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Just finished, How to Catch a Frog and Other Stories of Family, Love, Dysfunction, Survival, and DIY. -- really funny, heartwarming stuff.

Now I'm on to Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her Daughter Mary Shelley which is just so well written and a page turner and just so unexpectedly revealing, I love it.