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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2009, 07:30:10 PM »
Probably not the best place to ask, but after so much love from Filmspotters, I'm looking to buy a copy of Crime and Punishment. I was wondering if people had a translation they would recommend. I nearly bought a copy yesterday, but I stopped because I wasn't sure if there was a more widely regarded translation I should be looking out for.

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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2009, 08:53:20 PM »
I had a coupon, and god knows that I need more unread books to throw on my pile:




Also, The Dog of the South by Charles Portis

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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2009, 08:58:58 PM »
I hear that first one is pretty good.
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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2009, 09:03:05 PM »
I hear that first one is pretty good.

I saw the line of Murakami titles and couldn't remember which one people liked most but I recognized the cover.  And then I went with the one that sounded most interesting.  EXPLORING!

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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2009, 09:07:36 PM »
I hear that first one is pretty good.

I saw the line of Murakami titles and couldn't remember which one people liked most but I recognized the cover.  And then I went with the one that sounded most interesting.  EXPLORING!

I did the same exact thing. I hope you don't regret it.
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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2009, 09:08:34 PM »
I hear that first one is pretty good.

I saw the line of Murakami titles and couldn't remember which one people liked most but I recognized the cover.  And then I went with the one that sounded most interesting.  EXPLORING!

I did the same exact thing. I hope you don't regret it.

Nah, my tastes jive fairly well with everyone who has recommended it so it shouldn't be an issue.

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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2009, 09:53:24 PM »
I love both of them. I know roujin will probably disagree on the second but regardless, I think you're in for some good times and eagerly await your reaction :). So good to see more people get on the murakami bandwagon.

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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2009, 12:22:29 AM »
Just read Watchmen again.
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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2009, 03:10:34 PM »
I recently used some of the gift cards I got for my birthday:

     

   

     

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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2009, 10:48:55 AM »
My boyfriend gave me a first trade edition from 1952 of my favorite book for Valentine's Day.  East of Eden by John Steinbeck.
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