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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:47 am
by Sir Nevis
dks wrote:I'm reading Great Expectations (again) because I'm teaching it this semester...I get something new out of it each time...I think about that Pip...I really do wonder about him--old chap...


which i meantersay as it's always a good idea to re read great expectations, even with a total wacancy of people to teach.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:56 pm
by AsphodelElysium
adonais wrote:Oooh I love GRR Martin, "A Song of Ice and Fire" is the one that blows the rest of the genre out of the water. It's not for the faint of heart, though, there's some pretty gruesome stuff in there. You're forewarned :) Unfortunately the series isn't finished yet....he's still working on the remaining titles, and it looks like it could be a long while... :?


Yeah, I kinda noticed there was a new horror on every page. :wink: Never fear, though, the fifth enstallment is due this year (supposedly/hopefully), A Dance with Dragons. Have you read the prequels? If you like GRRM, you should check out his friend Robert Jordan, as well.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:05 pm
by dks
Sir Nevis wrote:which i meantersay as it's always a good idea to re read great expectations, even with a total wacancy of people to teach.


:lol: That's excellent, Sir Nevis. Yes...Joe Gargery: one of the best characters in literature...

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:02 am
by adonais
AsphodelElysium wrote: Have you read the prequels?

No, I didn't know about those, what are they called?

AsphodelElysium wrote: If you like GRRM, you should check out his friend Robert Jordan, as well.

Mmmm well I had my WoT period already....sort of lost interest some years ago. Besides, the man died before finishing the series! (supposedly the last volume will still be published, to be written by some other bloke I had never heard of, Sanderson)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:38 am
by AsphodelElysium
adonais wrote:
AsphodelElysium wrote: Have you read the prequels?

No, I didn't know about those, what are they called?

AsphodelElysium wrote: If you like GRRM, you should check out his friend Robert Jordan, as well.

Mmmm well I had my WoT period already....sort of lost interest some years ago. Besides, the man died before finishing the series! (supposedly the last volume will still be published, to be written by some other bloke I had never heard of, Sanderson)


The two prequels are The Hedge Knight and The Sworn Sword. There is only one more book in the series and from what I've read Jordan knew he might die and prepared lengthy notes for whoever would finish the series. I got a bit lost when I had to wait for A Winter's Heart, so I'm just going to wait until all the books are done and try to read them again.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:56 pm
by Credo Buffa
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I've had a pretty nasty few weeks, so I've been on a bit of a Monty Python kick as a little way to de-stress at the end of every day. Plus, I've always loved reading diaries/letters. Can't wait to find out what was going on behind-the-scenes (not to mention enjoy the literary stylings of my favorite Python)!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:51 pm
by Saturn
Excellent book!!

I love Michael Palin and all things Pythonesque and related.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:04 am
by Brave Archer
I've started No Name in The Street-- James Baldwin.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:12 pm
by Brave Archer
Focaults Pendulum-- Umberto Eco, was told I needed to check it out, so I bought it.

I just ordered

Inferno: The Longfellow Translation
Sex & Race Vol. I-- J.A Rogers

PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:50 pm
by Saturn
I've been getting back into the book buying habit.

In the past two months I've bought :

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:59 pm
by Saturn
I got the third volume of Spike Milligan's War Diaries

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and a little pocket version of the old Oxford edition of Keats' selected letters
:P

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:19 am
by Brave Archer
Saturn, that cover looks interesting.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:01 pm
by Saturn
Ha it's not actually the cover of the book I have, but the only one I can find for the title online.

Re: Your latest book purchases.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:13 pm
by Endymion
Tried to read Ulysses again ... failed :-(

... back to the Russians, methinks...

Re: Your latest book purchases.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:19 pm
by Saturn
Endymion wrote:Tried to read Ulysses again ... failed :-(

... back to the Russians, methinks...


Ha, I dare not even attempt Ulysses.

If someone thrust it into my hand, I would probably attempt it, but I have no great desire to read it.