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Re: Reader's Nook
« Reply #345 on: January 19, 2024, 10:31:01 PM »
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I read every day and ignore the internet

George Elliot and similar of the era dragged the novels out, Have tried to read "period" books but Nope nor for me.
On book 18 of Cato & Macro (eagles of the empire series) and have decided to move away from this style of books, need a change

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Re: Reader's Nook
« Reply #346 on: March 08, 2024, 05:50:41 AM »
I am finally at the end of "Eagles of the Empire" 22 book series. Have enjoyed but need a change.

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Re: Reader's Nook
« Reply #347 on: March 24, 2024, 07:57:29 AM »
I was recently stuck without internet for a couple of weeks so got in a bunch of reading.
Emile Zola:  The Belly of Paris (plot summary:  people are assholes);  The Happiness of Women (young girl from a small town has to fend for self and two younger brothers in the big city by working at a big dept store).  Both well worth reading.  They deal, respectively, with Les Halles, the Second Empire covered market that facilitated food distribution for Paris, and a large department store (grand magasin) modeled after Le Bon Marché.

Friedrich Durrenmatt; The Judge and his Hangman.  Probably best as a movie script.  I found it kind of lacking as a noir detective novel. 

Tim Powers:  Dinner at Deviant's Palace.  Recommended by a friend and a winner of the Philip K. richard prize.  It has faint reminiscences of richard's shifting reality and deals with a cult manipulated by an alien, but I prefer the darker perspective of PKD's fiction.  It was ok for a quick scifi novel.

Jonathan Karl:  Betrayal:  the last act of the Trump show.  More engaging insights into the megalomaniacal former President's inability to believe he lost the last election and his crew of enablers.  It's readable and depressing.  If Trump wins another time, I may be joining you guys across the pond.

The only Vonegut novel I read was pretty depressing.  Slaughterhouse Five.  I wasn't inspired to read anything else by him.  I just checked the plot of Harrison Bergeron and wasn't tempted.  It sounds like a downer.  He was amusing in the film, "Back to School," featuring Rodney Dangerfield and with an appearance by Oingo Boingo.
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Re: Reader's Nook
« Reply #348 on: April 24, 2024, 06:23:34 AM »
Dont you just hate when you have this book you have read a while ago and want to re read BUT cannot remember its titile :-\ :-\

Believe a Russian author, detective goes into looking for murderers but he has to "plug/drug" himself to go into a mental/mind world to catch the killers.
I suppose a matrix/mnemonic style film but definitely older than either
Someone recommended on the Dem.  ??? ??? ???

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Re: Reader's Nook
« Reply #349 on: April 24, 2024, 10:11:49 AM »
I assume it was a sci fi book?  I tried googling but not successfully, but I did find this search that might be useful for you:
https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/185-what-s-the-name-of-that-book

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« Reply #350 on: April 25, 2024, 06:30:45 AM »
yeo sci-fi, The thing is I have the book in calibre but cannot remember the cover so it makes
my searching for it worse  ;D

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Re: Reader's Nook
« Reply #351 on: May 27, 2024, 12:55:07 AM »
Read a few of  Ted Chiang
The tower of Babylon  enjoyed a lot
Arrival (Stories of your life and others)  more of a so so
May have won awards but I have read that's it.