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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #620 on: October 07, 2007, 02:11:14 PM »
The best.  Might I suggest Ray Carver next?

You may! :)

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« Reply #622 on: October 07, 2007, 03:53:26 PM »
About to stroll through one of these guilty pleasures....not sure which one.  Either way, a real treat now that they have taken all of the "varnish" off of previous printings and just left us with what Howard actually wrote in the order he wrote it in (which I believe happens to not be in chronilogical order story wise).  However, I must admit I do miss the Frazetta cover art that I enjoyed as a kid.

 
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There will never be another era like the Golden Age of Hollywood.  We didn't know how to blow up buildings then so we had no choice but to tell great stories with great characters.-Ben Mankiewicz

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #623 on: October 09, 2007, 06:20:06 PM »
I'm currently in the process of reading:

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
Philosophers Without Gods: Meditations On Atheism and the Secular Life edited by Louise M. Antony
What Evolution Is by Ernst Mayr

I will soon be reading:

Darwin's Dangerous Idea by Daniel Dennett

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« Reply #624 on: October 10, 2007, 04:21:15 AM »
Always learning more...

Danny

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« Reply #625 on: October 10, 2007, 10:33:02 PM »
Always learning more...

You and me both. :)

Along with O'Connor and Catechism, a readin' critical essays about film noir first published back in '93:

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« Reply #626 on: October 10, 2007, 11:22:58 PM »
ANDRE LITSHKE:  "HISTOIRE DE LA MUSIQUE RUSSE"

From a great specialist of Russian music, this book is very interesting in special in all the period before 1800. I learned a lot about religious and secular music in Russia in Middle Age and until the second part of the 18th century when italian and french opera "invaded" Russia.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #627 on: October 11, 2007, 06:04:49 AM »
Hector Berlioz - Evenings with the Orchestra



Short answer to the topic's question: it's extremely good.

It is similarly entertaining as the Mémoires, but more story-like - the first page or two were enough to make me resolve to read it through - the surreal images it conjoured up were hilarious. I recommend Amazon's look inside feature (click the cover) if interested.
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« Reply #629 on: October 11, 2007, 02:02:47 PM »
I am not actually reading it, but I am listening to the audio version




This book is hilarious!

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« Reply #630 on: October 11, 2007, 08:39:42 PM »
You and me both. :)

Along with O'Connor and Catechism, a readin' critical essays about film noir first published back in '93:


Nice Bruddah!
There will never be another era like the Golden Age of Hollywood.  We didn't know how to blow up buildings then so we had no choice but to tell great stories with great characters.-Ben Mankiewicz

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« Reply #631 on: October 13, 2007, 06:32:57 AM »
The Master and Margarita
by Mikhail Bulgakov

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #633 on: October 16, 2007, 12:03:38 PM »
Might I suggest Ray Carver next?

 Raymond Carver ,an absolutely wonderful author.
I've just heard the audio book of Matthew Pearl's A Poe Shadow,lots of fun.

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« Reply #634 on: October 16, 2007, 12:18:41 PM »
I am reading a book about Churches in Holland, amazing how many we have, and what beautiful architecture. also about the Organs of which we have many.

Harry

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« Reply #635 on: October 16, 2007, 12:20:13 PM »
The Master and Margarita
by Mikhail Bulgakov

That's a absolute smashing book. A russian girlfriend bought me this one, and I must have read it a dozen times since. How do you like it Dave? :)

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« Reply #636 on: October 17, 2007, 05:41:17 AM »





To this day, I remain knocked out by that book. It was obviously a massive influence on the Existential and Phenomenological schools of philosphy.

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« Reply #637 on: October 17, 2007, 07:54:12 AM »
John Cheever-Oh What A Paradise It Seems

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To this day, I remain knocked out by that book. It was obviously a massive influence on the Existential and Phenomenological schools of philosphy.

Yes, it's tough-going, but I am really enjoying it, especially the Diapsalmata  and the essay on tragedy.

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« Reply #639 on: October 17, 2007, 10:31:18 PM »
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The Master and Margarita
by Mikhail Bulgakov


One of my two or three preferred novels. The chapters with Pilatus are so beautiful ...