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> What are you reading?, Any good novels to recommend?
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post Apr 25 2004, 03:02 PM
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QUOTE (Billynorm @ Apr 24 2004, 02:07 PM)
When I read Sip of Seduction I found the content lacking; it seemed almost as though the book I was reading was an abridged version of what the book should have been. A Myth Always Green, on the other hand, was almost exactly what I was expecting, content wise

That's because Betty is an abridged version of what a person ought to be.


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post Apr 25 2004, 03:12 PM
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QUOTE (Billynorm @ Apr 24 2004, 02:07 PM)
When I read Sip of Seduction I found the content lacking; it seemed almost as though the book I was reading was an abridged version of what the book should have been. A Myth Always Green, on the other hand, was almost exactly what I was expecting, content wise
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QUOTE (Kirk @ Apr 25 2004, 10:02 AM)
That's because Betty is an abridged version of what a person ought to be.
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post Apr 26 2004, 03:57 PM
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Anyone by chance know how The Princess of Ireland (Doublin Saga) by Edward Rutherfurd is?
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post Apr 26 2004, 08:59 PM
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I picked up a copy, but haven't read it yet. It's Rutherfurd, though...how bad can it be?


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post Apr 27 2004, 08:37 PM
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I just purchased Ghost of Chance by William S. Burroughs.
Very-nice micro-book.(58pgs)

For those with kids:
~Neil Gaiman: Coraline, The Wolves in the Walls
These are two of my daughters favorite books.
~Art Speigelman: Lil' Lit
There are three volumes. All of them ROCK. The first one has a game called Fairy Tale Road Rage. AWESOME as it teaches sentence/story construction.
~Francesca Lia Block: Rose and The Beast.
~Isabelle Allende: City of Beasts


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post Apr 28 2004, 12:46 AM
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and if you've ever seen photos of Ted Breaux & Artemis, you'd know who'd win that match up.


1. Ted worked on "A Myth" - he read the whole text before publication and made suggestions, many of which were used.

2. In that picture, I'm wearing a jacket. Why do you think that is? It wasn't cold. My reach is longer than my arms.

3. If by some chance somebody did happen to whip my ass, he'd then have to whip my wife, and I'm not sure Ted is up to it.

4. I do go to Nebraska on occasion. You can test your theory in person, if you so desire. It won't tell you anything about Ted, but I can promise you a lasting impression of me, better than a photograph.


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I was just riffing, too.

I haven't seen the "Sip". I'm not interested.


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post Apr 28 2004, 03:58 AM
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I recently finished rereading Gulliver's Travels. It's been quite a few years, and the political satire was much more obvious this time through. I also ordered Why I'm not a Christian by Bertrand Russel, which is sure to be interesting. I'm also working on translating Takeuchi Yoshikazu's book Perfect Blue (which was made into a really fucked up anime- one of the few movies that's more confusing the second time you watch it).

And in the less general category, I serendipitously found an atlas of the 19th century world for $15 at B&N, which made me happy. I also finished Vox Latina, a fascinating book that reviews all extant documents referring to Latin pronunciation before 300 AD to recreate "authentic" Roman Empire-era Latin pronunciation. On a related note, I've been looking through Catullus' opera to find a suitable poem to set to music.


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post Apr 28 2004, 10:51 AM
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QUOTE (AndrewT @ Apr 28 2004, 04:58 AM)
I also finished Vox Latina, a fascinating book that reviews all extant documents referring to Latin pronunciation before 300 AD to recreate "authentic" Roman Empire-era Latin pronunciation. On a related note, I've been looking through Catullus' opera to find a suitable poem to set to music.

Now that sounds like the kind of geeky book that I would love to read. I'm pretty sure Mel Gibson didn't read it.

As for Catullus - do you know Carl Orff's "Catulli Carmina"? The second part of the "Trionfi" (of which the far better known "Carmina Burana" is the first) ... the third part, "Trionfo di Afrodite" is also partly based on Catullus (the wedding poems).


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post Apr 28 2004, 12:29 PM
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Hermann Hesse's Glass Bead Game and Narcissus
and Goldmund.

Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus.

Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamazov. (No finer
work.)

Kafka's The Trial. (Not the greatest novel per se,
but the finest writing.)

GK Chesterton's Man Who Was Thursday.

Dante's Purgatorio.

For great ghost stories, do some leg work and
find stuff by the Rev. Henry S. Whitehead and
Robert Aikman. Lovecraft's cool, too.


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From Autogiro to Gyroplane
The amazing survival of an aviation technology

by Bruce Charnov

Fun read if you like things with rotors.


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QUOTE (Gertz @ Apr 28 2004, 02:51 AM)
Now that sounds like the kind of geeky book that I would love to read. I'm pretty sure Mel Gibson didn't read it.

As for Catullus - do you know Carl Orff's "Catulli Carmina"? The second part of the "Trionfi" (of which the far better known "Carmina Burana" is the first) ... the third part, "Trionfo di Afrodite" is also partly based on Catullus (the wedding poems).

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...=books&n=507846

I've yet to see Mel's little field day, but I hear he uses Italian pronunciation with it and completely forgets about Greek (Khristos is not some made up word).

I'm familiar with Orff's settings, but I'm sure I could do a much better job. And I'd pick better poems to set too. Catullus wrote more than sappy love poetry.

http://www.negenborn.net/catullus/text2/e69.htm

I'll save my rants about Orff's music for another time though biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (AndrewT @ Apr 28 2004, 03:11 PM)
I've yet to see Mel's little field day, but I hear he uses Italian pronunciation with it and completely forgets about Greek (Khristos is not some made up word).


The pronunciation is indeed very italian, with the c's pronounced like the "cz" in "czech".

And no greek. Not even written on the cross.


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post Apr 29 2004, 06:35 PM
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QUOTE (LaMuseVerte @ Apr 22 2004, 12:34 AM)
A Clockwork Orange by Burgess if you can read the British slang... gets in the way of enjoying it at times, but easy to catch on.

A Clockwork Orange glossary.


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QUOTE (Billynorm @ Apr 29 2004, 11:35 AM)
QUOTE (LaMuseVerte @ Apr 22 2004, 12:34 AM)
A Clockwork Orange by Burgess if you can read the British slang... gets in the way of enjoying it at times, but easy to catch on.

A Clockwork Orange glossary.

If that annoyed you, you best not tackle "Gangs of New York" , the book, or you'll be driving youself nuts, referring to the extensive glossary.


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