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I'm stunned that someone else has been reading this around the same time as me! Picked it up a few months back spur of the moment when I saw it on a 'recommended translations' table at the bookstore because I knew I'd never remember the author if I passed it up. Can't say I found it an enjoyable read necessarily given how bleak much of the content is, but it was still worth the effort it took to finish it. Certainly an insight into an unremittingly harsh way of life.

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Portrait of the Artist in a Tiny Leather Shirt.

Love that book, can't wait for the movie.

More info, please? Only thing I can find on google is this thread.

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I'm enjoying it so far. Mulisch is a great writer.

If I said my favorite books are very evocative and cerebral but with a warmth (The Tin Drum, everything James Joyce and Bolano), what would you guys recommend me?

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escape from camp 14 and catcher in the rye.

escape from camp 14 is really good, i still can't believe it's a true story.

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10% off everything at bookdepository. use the code APMA12. they also have free delivery worldwide.

goes till the 14th of may.

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The Complete History Of Everything.....

not my first time reading it but I thought it was worth a mention.

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Author on The Complete History of Everything?

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So glad to see A Fan's Notes in here regularly.

Re-reading some of these:

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repeat, for quick bathroom read

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I can't decide if steve jobs is the most brilliant person or the most evil. I feel like he is an antagonist in my life, wearing that vaguely sinister black turtleneck, staring right into my soul with those unblinking eyes. popularizing the personal computer and other technologies which have come to dominate my life. I'm not all the way through but the things concerning his daughter are really inhuman almost. an enlightened being who is cruel? that's just evil man

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forgot to post this as i read it two days ago. pretty good

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need to find a book for this summer. just not sure what, it's been so long since i've read a book for pleasure. want to read something that's going to make me think, but isn't a super tough philosophy esque reading...suggestions? lol.

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Littlemike, I read The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes a few months back... It was an easy read that made me think a bit. The thing is that it's short, so it won't last a whole summer. Definitely enjoyed it though as I do most Man Booker winners (Except The Finkler Question. Didn't like that one.).

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need to find a book for this summer. just not sure what, it's been so long since i've read a book for pleasure. want to read something that's going to make me think, but isn't a super tough philosophy esque reading...suggestions? lol.

The book i posted above this post

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Brought Snow Country out to the cabin for the long weekend. Should re-read that more often. Too many identifiers w/ Shimamura....

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Just wrapped this one up today. Really enjoyed the central character's meditations and insights on life as a man heading towards middle age. Makes me think that a direction in life is not the most important thing but rather how you adapt to circumstances as they come at you.

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Little Mike, let me get you the Wind Up Bird Chronicle. It's a good one and one that everyone in this thread has probably already read.

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I'm just about to finish it, and I did start it due to the hype , but i'm definitely glad that i did.

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