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Eh, I found AH Wo SG entertaining. But I am a sucker for Footnote Fever and that ilk so.
Great, you had to say Argentina. Cortazar, Borges, etc etc.
And I haven't got around to read any of them ;_;
^^I don't know anything about it but the (unencouraging) title, that's why I was asking. Footnotes are good! Possibly
It doesn't take itself too seriously at all xP.
Cortázar and Borges *swoons*. Hopscotch is my favourite novel, but it's really difficult to find Cortázar's works here.
Speaking of Franco-Belgian comics, a friend growing up had these English translations of some seriously psychedelic/nightmare fuel stuff from the artist Druillet — Lone Sloane and Delirium were the two, as I recall. I want to find that printing again. Those were some weird stuff indeed.
Shameful admission time: I have never read The Little Prince.
Neither have I.
My reading kind of went from kid's books through to adult fantasy fiction by about age seven. Thus, I missed out on most of the kids' books since I went through the reading levels so fast.
edited 16th Mar '11 1:43:31 AM by Morven
What Morven said.
While that is true for me, I still found the time to read The Little Prince.
I only ever had two childrens books (I Do Not Like Green Eggs And Ham, and Possum Magic.)
Oh, that's just another thing entirely. TBF, my mother made me read it.
Somebody mention Allende? The only book I read by her was Zorro. It was good enough that I should check out her other stuff, but her other stuff doesn't have Californian swashbuckling superheroes.
I always have a bunch of books going at once. I'm stalled about halfway through House of Leaves, Flying through 1634 from the Ring of Fire series, enjoying some of these short stories from The New Yorker's 20 Under 40 collection.
And I've read the first two thirds of Pride And Prejudice and having a hard time pushing myself further. Even though I have an essay on it due soon. I guess I'll just spark-note it like everysingle other High Schooler these days.
I've read and disliked the beginning of A Heartbreaking Work, along with hearing pretty bad reviews. It seemed too self-asborbed for my taste, but it's good to know that he doesn't take himself as seriously as he initially seems to.
edited 16th Mar '11 2:06:01 PM by kashchei
Currently plowing through Shelby Foote's massive three-volume "The American Civil War".
I've been reading Moll Flanders, but I think I've been enjoying it in the wrong way.
What's the wrong way? Not taking it seriously?
That exactly, yeah.
I'm treating as more of a comedy of errors type of thing.
Currently about 120 pages into Cryptonomicon and enjoying it. I wish it did the whole "shifting time periods and viewpoints" in a more surreal mannor like in The Illuminatus Trilogy, but whatever.
Thinking of borrowing the first book of A Song Of Ice And Fire from my dad and reading it. Should I?
It's very well written. It contains a lot of morally ambiguous people who do horrid things to each other and random others. It's hard to find a character you really can identify with, especially with the knowledge that they'll probably either get killed or pass a moral event horizon sooner or later.
^^^Completely different genre.
Tzetze: Yeah, but I heard this book was weird and mind screwy dammit.
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