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View Poll Results: The MobileRead Literary Book Club June 2011 Run-Off Vote
On The Beach by Nevil Shute 12 35.29%
The Master And Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov 22 64.71%
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:45 PM   #76
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I have to admit that the title of Chapter 14 got me a strange look from the person sitting next to me while I was reading the book on the plane the other day.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:56 PM   #77
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I know was kidding LOL, not getting much reading time, too many appointments here there and everywhere, must find time for ME and a book !



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Kevin, the vote ended two days ago We're in full swing reading "The Master and Margerita", which we'll start to discuss on the 17th june.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:50 AM   #78
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*sigh*

Just finished part 1. This novel is a bit of a slog and a dint in my notion that I might have an affinity with Russian literature.

I don't dislike the writing, but I'm having trouble reconciling all the absurd plot developments into something coherent.

I'm hoping that it falls together a bit better in part 2.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:21 PM   #79
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*sigh*

Just finished part 1. This novel is a bit of a slog and a dint in my notion that I might have an affinity with Russian literature.

I don't dislike the writing, but I'm having trouble reconciling all the absurd plot developments into something coherent.

I'm hoping that it falls together a bit better in part 2.
That's where I am. So far I find parts of undoubted brilliance along with some tedious sections. Perhaps the translation isn't completely successful {it seems stilted in some passages} or I don't relate successfully to the medium and/or the cultural context.
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I'm really hoping that in the second half I have my "a ha" moment, my epiphany. I have a notion as to what some of the mayhem might be referring to, but I need a stronger anchor.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:11 PM   #81
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Finished it a couple days ago. *I* thought the second half was better, but it took a lot of digesting to get through it. Probably better in original language, but I really enjoyed the book.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:18 AM   #82
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Finished just now. For those still in part 1; the narrative of the second part is more coherent and easier to follow. Liked it generally, but had to push myself a bit to keep reading though.
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Just finished it.
Not on the full moon of spring, but on the full moon of the solstice.

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I had to take a break to read a couple of other books. I am about 64% through though.
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:18 PM   #85
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All done! {including the preface which I read last}
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Yeah I finished The Master and Margarita about 10 days ago. I will hold off saying anymore until the actual discussion begins.
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I finished reading the book a few days ago. I am trying to read the critical essays I checked out, but they reminded me why I didn't get a masters degree in English. It's been years since I've tried to read academic jargon and I think I've lost the ability to translate it into anything resembling ordinary English.
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I finished reading the book a few days ago. I am trying to read the critical essays I checked out, but they reminded me why I didn't get a masters degree in English. It's been years since I've tried to read academic jargon and I think I've lost the ability to translate it into anything resembling ordinary English.
do not worry. Those essays will be useful along the discussion
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For July, can we have a book that is not so old that Moses was in diapers and that doesn't need a translation?
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For July, can we have a book that is not so old that Moses was in diapers and that doesn't need a translation?
You are very welcome to nominate, and vote for, a book that fits your preferences. If you don't like what's selected, don't read it. Simple.
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