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    What did-we read in February ?

    Animal's People - Indra Sinha
    The Idiot (volume 2) - Fiontor Dostoyefski
    Seléected Poems - Adunis
    Bedside Manners - Luisa Valenzuela
    Poisson d'or - J. M. G. Le Clézio (just started)
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    I've been all over the place:

    Notes from the Underground, Dostoevsky
    Sirens of Titan, Vonnegut
    Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk
    Housekeeping, Marylinne Robinson
    Tropic of Capricorn, Henry Miller
    Naked Lunch, Burroughs
    Absalom, Absalom! Faulkner

    Yikes, it looks problematically large in list form...trust me, I don't sit in a locked room & bury my nose in the books...books on tape have certainly assisted me in the process!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Coelho View Post
    I've been all over the place:

    Notes from the Underground, Dostoevsky
    Sirens of Titan, Vonnegut
    Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk
    Housekeeping, Marylinne Robinson
    Tropic of Capricorn, Henry Miller
    Naked Lunch, Burroughs
    Absalom, Absalom! Faulkner

    Yikes, it looks problematically large in list form...trust me, I don't sit in a locked room & bury my nose in the books...books on tape have certainly assisted me in the process!
    I admire you Brad, you've still got a lot of reading done!

    Sadly, and yet gladly, I read 'The Time Traveler's Wife' in February. Yes, I know, only one book. But for me, I need to absorb readings like these. I can't chare emotions for a work like this one, with other works.

    Soon, I hope to move on to Edgar Mittelholzer's 'My Bones and My Flute'...it's a Guyanase horror/mystery!
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    Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky, finally finished it, didn't love it.
    Mysteries by Knut Hamsun, which was incredible.
    Why I Am Not A Christian by Bertrand Russell, which was very good.

    Not a very productive month, but I'm satisfied.

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    The Seven Storey Mountain -- Thomas Merton
    Five Dialogues -- Plato
    Hellboy Vols 3-4
    Preacher vol 8
    “Oh crap”
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    Jack London - 'The Call of the Wild'
    Jack London - 'White Fang'
    E.M. Forster - 'Howards End'
    Charles Dickens - 'Oliver Twist'
    Emile Zola - 'La Terre'

    While I enjoyed all of the books that I read, Emile Zola's 'La Terre' ranked well above the others.
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    Not a lot, never a lot...

    Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
    Cyrano de Bergerac - Edmond Rostand
    Le Médecin Volant/The Flying Doctor - Molière

    I started on Le Tartuffe, but I have stopped. I'm going to read Le Notre Dame now. I tought Le Tartuffe was shorter than it was .
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    The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana - Umberto Eco
    Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
    Imperium - Robert Harris
    Lustrum - Robert Harris

    All of which I enjoyed a lot although my reading speed increased exponentially - I always have to slow right down when reading Eco whereas I zoomed through the Harris novels! Wolf Hall is probably the best of those I read; beautifully written, moving at times and very interesting take on Thomas Cromwell. It somehow managed to take a period that has almost been done to death and make it fresh and vibrant.

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    The Great Gatsby (4 times, yeah.. i know)

    Heart of Darkness

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    The Marble Faun-Hawthorne
    As I lay Dying-Faulkner
    The Toilers of the Sea-Hugo
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court-Twain
    The Idylls of the King-Tennyson
    A bunch of modern plays whose titles would take way to long to write down.
    At present reading The Odyssey-Homer
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    All things both great and small;
    For the dear God who loveth us,
    He made and loveth all.

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    Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
    Villette by Charlotte Bronte
    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    The Tenant of Wildfell Fall by Anne Bronte
    The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
    Omerta by Mario Puzzo

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw1 View Post
    The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana - Umberto Eco
    Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
    Imperium - Robert Harris
    Lustrum - Robert Harris

    All of which I enjoyed a lot although my reading speed increased exponentially - I always have to slow right down when reading Eco whereas I zoomed through the Harris novels! Wolf Hall is probably the best of those I read; beautifully written, moving at times and very interesting take on Thomas Cromwell. It somehow managed to take a period that has almost been done to death and make it fresh and vibrant.
    I've got Wolf Hall on my To read list. I'm glad you thougt it was a good read. I've got about halfway through another earlier novel - Beyond Black - which is about Spiritualism. I'll have to see whether I like it as the story unfolds, though it is well written. I got eyond black to sample Mantel. it is certainly interesting and accurately drawn.

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    Marxism and Literary Criticism & Essays, Terry Eagleton
    Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    The Tragedy of Antonie, Mary Sidney
    Perfume, Patrick Suskind
    And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie
    Camille, Alexander Dumas
    Mythologies Roland Barthes
    The Passion According to G. H., Clarice Lispector
    The Sign of Four/The Valley of Fear, Arthur Conan Doyle
    Une Semaine de Bonte, Max Ernst
    Edward IV, Part I & 2, Thomas Heywood
    Society of the Spectacle, Guy Debord
    The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    Four Novellas, Muriel Spark
    Henry V Part II & Henry VI, William Shakespeare
    The End of Nature, Bill McKibben

    Mostly read for classes this month. Besides Shakespeare, the only things I really liked were my own choices: "The Brothers Karamazov", Muriel Spark and "Perfume".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulclem View Post
    I've got Wolf Hall on my To read list. I'm glad you thougt it was a good read. I've got about halfway through another earlier novel - Beyond Black - which is about Spiritualism. I'll have to see whether I like it as the story unfolds, though it is well written. I got eyond black to sample Mantel. it is certainly interesting and accurately drawn.
    I've not read any of her other novels. Their subjects seem very varied. I'd definitely be tempted to try some others after reading Wolf Hall.

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    Not much reading done this month.

    Evelina - Frances Burney
    On Liberty - John Mill
    The Beauty of the Husband - Anne Carson
    Kafka On The Shore - Haruki Murakami
    Book III and IV of The Faerie Queene - Spenser (Intend to finish the last two books off this month)

    More reading than I usually get done. I enjoyed most of them, though the Carson one was a bit disappointing, not as good as Autobiography of Red.
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