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« Reply #350 on: March 29, 2012, 11:03:37 am »

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
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« Reply #351 on: March 29, 2012, 08:31:48 pm »

As I Lay Dying, on a Faulkner binge. Next up, Absalom Absalom!
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« Reply #352 on: March 29, 2012, 08:47:26 pm »

Does anyone have any good suggestions that I could bring up for the next meeting of my international book club? The last book we read was a looping polemic that turned out to have been chosen solely so that the libertarians in the club could use it as a jumping off point to spread their gospel. The next book is Niall Ferguson's "The West and the Rest", and I can already tell that I won't like it. I desperately need to be equipped with a good suggestion the next time around. We want some more women to attend the book club so ideally it would be a book that would attract some more women. I am thinking of Nicholas Kristoff's 'Half the Sky' but I wonder if that is too explicitly feminist. Another book that I like is Mara Hvistendahl's 'Unnatural Selection'.

Markus Zusak: The Book Thief.
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« Reply #353 on: March 30, 2012, 10:45:37 am »

Geert Mak, Jorwerd: the Death of the Village in the Late 20th Century (in German translation, of course, not in either English or the Dutch original) and Michael Thumann, der Islam-Irrtum.
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« Reply #354 on: March 30, 2012, 12:08:26 pm »

Does anyone have any good suggestions that I could bring up for the next meeting of my international book club? The last book we read was a looping polemic that turned out to have been chosen solely so that the libertarians in the club could use it as a jumping off point to spread their gospel. The next book is Niall Ferguson's "The West and the Rest", and I can already tell that I won't like it. I desperately need to be equipped with a good suggestion the next time around. We want some more women to attend the book club so ideally it would be a book that would attract some more women. I am thinking of Nicholas Kristoff's 'Half the Sky' but I wonder if that is too explicitly feminist. Another book that I like is Mara Hvistendahl's 'Unnatural Selection'.

Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, The Makioka Sisters. Though I'm biased towards this book and author.

Doris Lessing, The Grass is Singing. Same problem as Kristoff?
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« Reply #355 on: April 02, 2012, 08:30:28 am »

Reading : A history of IRAN -Empire of the mind

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« Reply #356 on: April 02, 2012, 09:27:46 am »

Just finished Discipline and Punish - Foucault was a genius.

Now, on to some Edgar Allan Poe. It's not quite as good as I thought it would be.
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« Reply #357 on: April 02, 2012, 10:23:45 am »

re-read the opening parts of David Harvey's A Brief History of Neoliberalism; picked up Civilization and Its Discontents from an (awesome) used bookstore on Saturday night.
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« Reply #358 on: April 08, 2012, 06:46:42 pm »

The Double by Dostoevsky

One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Kessey

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« Reply #359 on: April 08, 2012, 08:00:52 pm »

I didn't know OFOTCN was a book. It disgusts me no one comes with great films themselves.
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« Reply #360 on: April 08, 2012, 08:46:39 pm »


insufferable in parts.  still worth reading, to see where he came from.
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« Reply #361 on: April 09, 2012, 04:10:11 am »

I didn't know OFOTCN was a book. It disgusts me no one comes with great films themselves.
And as ever, the book is even better than the film. Though the film is very good, too.
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« Reply #362 on: April 09, 2012, 07:50:53 pm »


Meant to add this a while ago: it's actually very, very good. My Nan's from that corner of the world as well, which gives a degree of added meaning or something.
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« Reply #363 on: April 09, 2012, 08:01:01 pm »

Thanks for the suggestions guys.

It looks like we're going with the Great Transformation by Polyani, which I am looking forward to.
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« Reply #364 on: April 09, 2012, 08:29:40 pm »

Thanks for the suggestions guys.

It looks like we're going with the Great Transformation by Polyani, which I am looking forward to.

I didn't like it as a reading-book but I suppose it's something that you 'should' read.
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« Reply #365 on: April 11, 2012, 08:28:38 pm »

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« Reply #366 on: April 12, 2012, 06:51:44 am »

bought my first Eric Hobsbawm book yesterday, his most recent.  though I had pirated .pdfs of about three others.
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« Reply #367 on: April 12, 2012, 11:08:52 am »

bought my first Eric Hobsbawm book yesterday, his most recent.  though I had pirated .pdfs of about three others.
You naughty boy...
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« Reply #368 on: April 12, 2012, 12:10:58 pm »

bought my first Eric Hobsbawm book yesterday, his most recent.  though I had pirated .pdfs of about three others.
You naughty boy...

ah, I was just about to tell you how that sounded creepy, and I only like it when women talk to me like that, and in clicking through to your profile I discovered that you were a woman.  keep it up!
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« Reply #369 on: April 12, 2012, 04:50:48 pm »

Which Hobsbawm book?  I'm quite fond of Nations and Nationalism Since 1780.
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« Reply #370 on: April 12, 2012, 08:01:12 pm »

How to Change the World: Reflections on Marx and Marxism
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« Reply #371 on: April 14, 2012, 11:51:38 pm »

Just finished Atlas Shrugged. Amazing book Smiley
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« Reply #372 on: April 15, 2012, 09:57:01 am »



Really nice romance novel that I enjoy reading around this time of the year.
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« Reply #373 on: April 15, 2012, 10:04:30 am »

Just finished Atlas Shrugged. Amazing book Smiley

no.  say whatever you want about the 'theme', she is a formally terrible writer.  read some real literature.
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« Reply #374 on: April 15, 2012, 10:21:21 am »

Beyond terrible, really. Some bleak netherworld of antiliterature.
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