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Old 03-02-2009, 01:34 PM   #46
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Don't we risk scaring people away? It isn't exactly recommendations

I doesn't seem to fit into the llounge .....
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:38 PM   #47
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I doesn't seem to fit into the llounge .....
No, I agree. I've been thinking for a while that for a forum where all members are supposedly readers, we don't really have a forum for reading - or, perhaps 'readin recommendations' needs a different description and/or name. As it is, I wouldn't put a thread like this in 'reading rec.'. Then there's only the lounge left.

Edit: Delete that last line. I just remembered I put the Lovecraft discussion in the 'reading rec.' forum because it was the most likely place for a discusison about reading. However, it's not obvious when you read the description, so perhaps it could changed to reflect better that it could also be a forum for discussing readin, not only about recommendations.

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Old 03-02-2009, 05:04 PM   #48
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Safran-Foer

It came recommended by a friend of mine, but I can't help finding his writing style too obviously formulaic and calculated, to make me empathize with the obviously-naïeve kid..
I've tried picking it up again after a while two or three times (I got through about 2/3s of the book before finally giving up), but every time I start thinking the same thing/getting the same vibe within the first few pages worth of reading.
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:47 PM   #49
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Pride and Prejudice -- I want to love it, really, but everybody is so pompous. They're all proud and prejudice and I'm guessing it won't happen.

But I love the miniseries.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:00 PM   #50
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Pride and Prejudice -- I want to love it, really, but everybody is so pompous. They're all proud and prejudice and I'm guessing it won't happen.

But I love the miniseries.
If anyone tells me they don't like the miniseries I'll have to beat them over the head. *sigh* Colin Firth...

But that's the whole point of the book, everyone is proudful and prejudiced. Even those who think they aren't.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:15 PM   #51
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There have been many books that I have been unable to complete. I tried many times as a child to read but found it boring at times. It really was not until I became an adult (which some doubt) that I realized how enjoying reading a book is.
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:50 AM   #52
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I think I have finished every book I ever started except for a lost book or something like that.
However...... The Sound and the Fury was something I just couldn't get into. I just couldn't stand it. I tried 3 times, but finally gave up. Too many other nice books to read, why torture myself!
I loved Lord of the Rings and read it many years ago, (before fantasy became popular with the masses). It took me a few months, but by the time I reached the end I was hooked on fantasy.

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Old 03-05-2009, 05:14 AM   #53
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Oddly enough, given my prejudice against looooong books, I have read LOTR twice (but then it really is 3 fairly long books) and The Stand. Enjoyed them both immensely.

But I will not even try to read the last few Neal Stephenson books (even though Snow Crash is a desert Island book for me).

I am too afraid of that much commitment.

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Old 03-05-2009, 12:24 PM   #54
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:18 PM   #55
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Finnegan's... goddamn... Wake. The furthest I've made it into Finnegan's Wake is 8 pages (after several attempts). Anyone that makes it further deserves a nobel prize.
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:31 PM   #56
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The Autobiography of a Yogi.

I don't know why, it was an interesting book, I started it 3 times and never finish. It is not too long, about 600 pages. One day I'll tackle it again.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:05 PM   #57
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Finnegan's... goddamn... Wake. The furthest I've made it into Finnegan's Wake is 8 pages (after several attempts). Anyone that makes it further deserves a nobel prize.
I'm an Irish-American that takes pride in his heritage, and I have to agree with you.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:14 PM   #58
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Quicksilver by Neil Stephenson. I haven't finished yet, and I plan to try again but I just haven't gotten around to it. Diamond Age and Snow Crash are two of my favorite books, and I also liked Anathem, so I don't know why I can't get into Quicksilver.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:10 PM   #59
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Quicksilver by Neil Stephenson. I haven't finished yet, and I plan to try again but I just haven't gotten around to it. Diamond Age and Snow Crash are two of my favorite books, and I also liked Anathem, so I don't know why I can't get into Quicksilver.
The first time I read Quicksilver it took me quite a while to get into it, and even now I've read it and the following two a few times (or perhaps because of it) I find the start of the book very slow going. The yeti tried reading it three times before he finally got into it!

It does pick up pace and start to pull you into it eventually, though.
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