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Mar 15th 2011 at 10:22:35 PM

Eh, I found AH Wo SG entertaining. But I am a sucker for Footnote Fever and that ilk so.

Mar 15th 2011 at 10:23:10 PM

Great, you had to say Argentina. Cortazar, Borges, etc etc.

And I haven't got around to read any of them ;_;

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Tzetze DUMB from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Mar 15th 2011 at 10:26:37 PM

^^I don't know anything about it but the (unencouraging) title, that's why I was asking. Footnotes are good! Possibly

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Mar 15th 2011 at 10:28:55 PM

It doesn't take itself too seriously at all xP.

Yuanchosaan antic disposition from Australia
antic disposition
Mar 15th 2011 at 10:30:32 PM

Cortázar and Borges *swoons*. Hopscotch is my favourite novel, but it's really difficult to find Cortázar's works here.

"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:12:50 PM

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.

A brighter future for a darker age.
Funnyguts Things make people happy from French Bread!
Things make people happy
Mar 16th 2011 at 1:37:30 AM

Shameful admission time: I have never read The Little Prince.

,%,..@@@,.Ţ%,.@G,.@@,.% / Playing with animals.
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 16th 2011 at 1:42:00 AM

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

A brighter future for a darker age.
CyganAngel Away on the wind~ from Arcadia
Away on the wind~
Mar 16th 2011 at 1:51:54 AM

[up] What Morven said.

There are too many toasters in my chimney!
Mar 16th 2011 at 4:45:36 AM

While that is true for me, I still found the time to read The Little Prince.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
CyganAngel Away on the wind~ from Arcadia
Away on the wind~
Mar 16th 2011 at 5:21:44 AM

I only ever had two childrens books (I Do Not Like Green Eggs And Ham, and Possum Magic.)

There are too many toasters in my chimney!
Mar 16th 2011 at 5:22:28 AM

Oh, that's just another thing entirely. TBF, my mother made me read it.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Malkavian What is this from madness
What is this
Mar 16th 2011 at 6:49:16 AM

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.

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." — Grant Morrison
HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Mar 16th 2011 at 7:07:17 AM

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.

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
Mar 16th 2011 at 2:05:26 PM

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

And better than thy stroke; why swellest thou then?
Arilou Taller than Zim from Quasispace
Taller than Zim
Mar 16th 2011 at 2:07:58 PM

Currently plowing through Shelby Foote's massive three-volume "The American Civil War".

"No, the Singularity will not happen. Computation is hard." -Happy Ent
Wicked223 from Death Star in the forest
Mar 16th 2011 at 4:13:32 PM

I've been reading Moll Flanders, but I think I've been enjoying it in the wrong way.

You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 16th 2011 at 6:41:42 PM

What's the wrong way? Not taking it seriously?

A brighter future for a darker age.
Wicked223 from Death Star in the forest
Mar 16th 2011 at 7:15:48 PM

That exactly, yeah.

I'm treating as more of a comedy of errors type of thing.

You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 16th 2011 at 9:57:31 PM

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.

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
KrisMahai Hm?
Hm?
Mar 16th 2011 at 10:00:01 PM

Thinking of borrowing the first book of A Song Of Ice And Fire from my dad and reading it. Should I?

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 16th 2011 at 10:08:10 PM

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.

A brighter future for a darker age.
Tzetze DUMB from a converted church in Venice, Italy
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 16th 2011 at 10:11:21 PM

Tzetze: Yeah, but I heard this book was weird and mind screwy dammit.

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets

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