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Old 10-15-2007, 03:46 AM   #1
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Persuasion by Jane Austen and Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:14 AM   #2
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the last book i finished was intensity by dean koontz..im now reading

Darkly dreaming dexter by jeff lindsay
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The War of the World by Niall Ferguson.
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Poderío de la novela (The power of novel), by Eduardo Mallea
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One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Seriously turning into one of my favourite books ever!
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:06 PM   #6
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Have you read Love in the Time of Cholera? If so is it better than that? Cos I really couldn't get through that book, and I wanted to like it so much!!

A Secret History by Donna Tartt, and The New York Trilogies by Paul Auster.
Both turning out to be quite excellent!
Also its not a novel, but Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen, which is poetry and quite beautiful.....
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:52 PM   #7
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One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Seriously turning into one of my favourite books ever!
that book is fantastic, and the more times you read it, the better it gets. have you read 'chronicle of a death foretold'? it's one of the best novellas ever. garcia marquez definitely deserved the nobel

btw, have you guys seen this pic?



that's actually the work of writer mario vargas llosa. i think it's hilarious

right now i'm reading the 42nd parallel by john dos passos
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:54 PM   #8
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i can't remember who writes either of the books i'll have to look, but one is called House to House and one is called SuperCapitalism
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that's actually the work of writer mario vargas llosa. i think it's hilarious
The picture or he was the one who hit him?

I'm also a great Márquez ethusiast even though he is capable of writing awful stuff like his latest Memorias de mis putas tristes, which is simply rubbish (he himself has acknowledged this). But Soledad and Colera are his two best works by far, I can't decide whish one I adore most...
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i don't remember the whole story but gabo made a pass at mario's wife when they were separated or were about to, so she called mario to tell him and mario punched gabo on the face. apparently that's what saved their marriage. it's like the paris and nicole feud, nobel style

ps. have you read his short stories? i had an amazing compilation but i lost the book
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ps. have you read his short stories? i had an amazing compilation but i lost the book
All that i know of... There are only two of his works that i didn't read, La Mala Hora and the something in Chile. The latter is quite hard to get here and I have the former had hadn't had the time to read it.
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:11 PM   #13
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:28 PM   #14
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"Road to Reality" by Roger Penrose and "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck.
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:54 PM   #15
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i forgot to post here about Shelfari. it's like last.fm but for books. it's still very primitive and adding books takes forever, but it's an interesting idea ... i think

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Old 10-15-2007, 11:53 PM   #16
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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Hurston.

It's nice so far, it's my second time reading the first few chapters for school. After that I have to read The House of the Spirits.
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that was hilarious!

"Oh, great he's one of those high fidelity boys! Soon he'll make a documentary of his top worst break-ups and come running back into my life 10 years later...prick"
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One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Seriously turning into one of my favourite books ever!
yes yes yes!!!! this is THE best book ever!!! ... i've read soooo many times and it just keeps getting better and better!! ....there are so many things that you cannot appreciate if you only read it once!!!!
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Have you read Love in the Time of Cholera? If so is it better than that? Cos I really couldn't get through that book, and I wanted to like it so much!!
yes ... and all i can say is that i didn't like it! ... I've read all his novels and the two i haven't liked are ... his last one, which is in my opinion, so completely bad! .... and this one! i dunno why! ...


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Right now i'm reading....
'The comunist Manifesto' by Marx and 'they thought they were free' by Milton Mayer ... these are for school!! guess what time period we're in

and for fun... Christopher Alexander's 'the nature of order-book 2(out of 4!): The Process of Creating Life' .... the man is incredible!!!


ps... Rue i'm sure you'll like the house of the Spirits! ... I quite like Allende!! her series of the city of beasts, the Kingdom of the Golden Dragon and Forest of the Pygmies is really good too!
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For all the García Marquez comments; no I have not read any of his other books, yet! I absolutely intend to, though, after finishing this! Only something like thirty pages left now.. I want it too last :/
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grapes of wrath by steinbeck
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:07 PM   #21
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I'm now translating two pages of Finnegans Wake... I have to finish till tomorrow, wish me luck...

(I should have made a 2007 What Made You Waaaaaah! thread..)
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The last book I read was "5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" . . . all I get to read anymore is children's books
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A Brief (then i got the -er version) History Of Modern Time by Stephen Hawking



and Down and Out in Paris and London, by George Orwell.
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Great to hear about so many Garcia Marquez fans!!!!!!!! South American literature is the best!!!!!!!

My fav book of his is this one called De amor y otros demonios, not sure how they called it in English... oooh and Cholera is been re-edited and it's everywhere in the US, just cos they've made it into a movie lol!!!!!

I love Isabel Allende too, although she has her ups and downs... in my opinion Paula is the best book ever written!!!! and saddest too!!!!

Now I'm re-reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman for the 253643 time!! Any Gaiman fans??

and I wanna read Into the Wild next, cannot remember the author, just waiting for my friend to finish it and pass it to me
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Great to hear about so many Garcia Marquez fans!!!!!!!! South American literature is the best!!!!!!!


and I wanna read Into the Wild next, cannot remember the author, just waiting for my friend to finish it and pass it to me
Into the Wild is by Jon Kraukauer, great book. He also wrote Into Thin Air, about the Mt Everest fiasco in the 90's. I love true adventure books! I read Alive a few months ago.
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I'm now translating two pages of Finnegans Wake... I have to finish till tomorrow, wish me luck...

(I should have made a 2007 What Made You Waaaaaah! thread..)
good luck! (if it serves)...
and i agree with this thread... i´m in a kind of the same situation i´m working on a book about spanish inquisition... and i have to traslate the original text to aggiornado spanish, it´s very (!!!... considering i´m a catholic girl) interesting, but i´m too tired right now...

anyway, hope you´re doing well tomorrow... there´s always tomorrow, such a blessing!
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dont know if this is the right thread for this, but since ther was a lot of talk about Garcia Marquez and this book in special!...
just saw this, 'Love in the time of cholera' is coming out as a movie!
it stars Javier Bardem! ...I guess i'll watch out of curiosity!!
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dont know if this is the right thread for this, but since ther was a lot of talk about Garcia Marquez and this book in special!...
just saw this, 'Love in the time of cholera' is coming out as a movie!
it stars Javier Bardem! ...I guess i'll watch out of curiosity!!
judging from the trailer (I posted it in the What got you down thread), it will be utter rubbish, which is a shame.
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^ totally agree !! i cant say i liked the book but i really dont like when they do this to books.... now a bunch of people are never going to read the book and just watch the movie thinking its juust like the book!!!
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Right now I'm reading The Sun Also Rises, by Hemingway. And also The Organic Housekeeper, can't remember the author's name.
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