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Re: What Should I Read?
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2009, 11:42:02 AM »
I need you guys to sell me on Murakami (=recommend one book). I've only read the short stories in after the quke, most of which I hated, so this better be good.
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Re: What Should I Read?
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2009, 11:56:10 AM »
Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World was a great start for me. I wouldn't start with Wind Up Bird Chronicles because I have seen a lot of people start with that one and get turned off.
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Re: What Should I Read?
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2009, 12:03:46 PM »
I'd probably start with Norwegian Wood or Sputnik Sweetheart.... both are melancholic and beautiful.

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Re: What Should I Read?
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2009, 12:49:00 PM »
I really need to read something deeply romantic and entertaining

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Re: What Should I Read?
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2009, 07:10:41 PM »
To the question at hand:

if you were raised on superhero comics, then Watchmen is great.  If you approach comics more from a cultural zeitgeist standpoint, I'd say go with Persepolis.  Or as an inbetween--go back and read "Ghost World" and then read Persepolis.
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Re: What Should I Read?
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2009, 02:11:54 PM »
I need something for after The Road, hopefully something older, early 1900's or before and fairly short, about 250-300 pages, and fairly well known. Any suggestions?

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Re: What Should I Read?
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2009, 02:14:11 PM »
Huck Finn? The Awakening? As I Lay Dying (might be a little too young)?
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Re: What Should I Read?
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2009, 02:15:41 PM »


Short, old, CINECAST!ing hilarious.

Also, it has proper chapters.  :)
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Re: What Should I Read?
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2009, 02:21:21 PM »
Huck Finn? The Awakening? As I Lay Dying (might be a little too young)?

I've already tackled the first two and my local library does not have the third, though I was looking at some Faulkner earlier.



Short, old, CINECAST!ing hilarious.

Also, it has proper chapters.  :)

Sadly, my local library does not have this either and I'm nearly done the road so I don't have the couple days to wait until it arrives.

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Re: What Should I Read?
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2009, 02:22:56 PM »
Read something by P.G. Wodehouse then. This one is a good start:

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