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    Agreed, Danik. And I believe one of the best ways...

    Agreed, Danik. And I believe one of the best ways to make sense of literature is to talk about it with someone.

    That said I suppose I don’t bring much to the table with a science fiction book. I...
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    The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson

    So I seem to be on a trilogy kick. Has anybody here read Red Mars, Green Mars, or Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson? Or for that matter has anyone here read any of Robinson’s books? I’ve read a...
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    I gotta agree, Danik, violence towards animals is...

    I gotta agree, Danik, violence towards animals is difficult to read, particularly when it’s well written as in a McCarthy novel. There are scenes in these books that will stick with me until the day...
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    Wolf! Good to hear from you. I thought you...

    Wolf! Good to hear from you.

    I thought you were up in Alaska, but now I find out you’re in the middle west. Well, as they say - wherever you go … there you are. You know, I’ve had Great Fun in...
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    Well we’re all where are now, eh Danik? Might as...

    Well we’re all where are now, eh Danik? Might as well make the best of it. As they say - wherever you go … there you are.

    Speaking of going places, I haven’t been to Brazil in about 10 years, but...
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    It does seem that foremost on the minds of the...

    It does seem that foremost on the minds of the early explorers was riches, getting the goods from the new world back to the old world. The Spanish in particular were always looking for El Dorado -...
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    Q. What do you call someone who speaks two...

    Q. What do you call someone who speaks two languages?
    A bilingual.

    Q. What do you call someone who speaks three languages?
    A trilingual.

    Q. What do you call someone who speaks only one...
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    Good ones



    Or



    Cien Años De Soledad
    or
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    No doubt about, Danik, that’s gotta one of the best opening sentences of all time. We could do a whole thread on best first sentences, or probably we already have here on this most illustrious of...
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    I suppose I should’ve named this thread The Border Trilogy. All three of the books in the trilogy were written in the 1990’s.

    The first of the series, All The Pretty Horses, was set in the 1940’s...
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    ^ Whoops. Haha. Coarse humor. I meant coarse not...

    ^ Whoops. Haha. Coarse humor. I meant coarse not course. You sea, homophones have always bedeviled me.

    Yes, well, so anyway, I’ll make another post about this book and then I’ll shut up.

    I had...
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    Ah there’s plenty of funny stuff, most of it in the dialogue, a fair amount of it fairly course. So I broke my rule and I’m now reading McCarthy’s last book of the Border Trilogy, Cities Of The...
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    Exactly, Danik. And I think that’s one aspect of Don Quixote that the reviewer for The NY Times must have been thinking of. The other was simply the Quixotic nature of Billy’s first crossing. Robert...
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    Thanks, danik. I think you win the award for the...

    Thanks, danik. I think you win the award for the most dependable Lit-Net member, also the most polite. I can alway depend on you to pick up a thread, and to be respectful of others opinions and...
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    The Crossing, by Cormack McCarthy

    Has anybody here read this one? I just finished it and boy-howdy what a good book. I’ve mentioned this before but every couple of years I’ll read a Cormack McCarthy book just so as to leave my...
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    There it is. Hey, you know what else we can...

    There it is.

    Hey, you know what else we can add to our growing list of stuff that’s gotten political? - Banking regulations. You know those lax regulations that allow rich dudes to dodge taxes by...
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    Oy vey The fires in western North America have...

    Oy vey

    The fires in western North America have become an every-year event. Well, they’ve always been an every-year thing, but recently they’ve become more widespread and the fire season lasts...
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    How-d-do, Danik

    Yep, La Señora got fully vaccinated back in April. In fact she and I both did - with the Pfizer version. So here’s another weird thing. Although she already had the virus, she felt...
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    So here’s a weird thing. My señora got this thing last year and after walking around with a dry cough for about a month, she got over it. She regained her sense of smell and taste, but here’s the...
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    Donno. I’d never heard of Gein, so I googled him,...

    Donno. I’d never heard of Gein, so I googled him, and it seems likely he could have been the inspiration for the Lester character. Also, based on what I read on the web about Gein, I just gotta say -...
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    Ed Abbey on deus: “From the point of view of a...

    Ed Abbey on deus:

    “From the point of view of a tapeworm, man was created by God to serve the appetite of the tapeworm.”
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    Thought you’d like that one, M. Fran Lebowitz...

    Thought you’d like that one, M.

    Fran Lebowitz on writing:

    “I'm such a slow writer I have no need for anything as fast as a word processor. I don't need anything so snappy. I write so slowly...
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    I lifted this from Harpers Weekly Review: ...

    I lifted this from Harpers Weekly Review:

    Jacob Rees-Mogg, leader of the British House of Commons, defended new Brexit regulations that have disrupted the Scottish fishing industry. “The key thing...
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    Sorry everybody. Looks like I killed that other...

    Sorry everybody. Looks like I killed that other thread we were all having so much on. Stomped that sucker flat, in fact. And thing we’re just starting to get fun.

    Cheers
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    Ha! And often times, Wolf, your offense leads to...

    Ha! And often times, Wolf, your offense leads to my offense, eh?

    In the words of Rodney King, “Can we all just get along?”

    I think one of the striking things about the Capital raiders is how...
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