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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:23 am

Hmm, have you not read Salinger? Or did you not like any of his stuff?

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:24 am

I tried reading Catcher in the Rye and just couldn't get into it.

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:28 am

Did you hate Holden, or was it a stylistic problem?

Try Slaughterhouse-five

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Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:29 am

I can't even remember, I think it was just the hype surrounding it.

I haven't read any Vonnegut, I got a copy of Slaughterhouse-Five a few years, lent it to my sister and she promptly lost it.

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:31 am

I think it'd be something you'd like. Vonnegut that is. As for Salinger, you could try reading something else of his that isn't as hyped, or else just give Catcher another try. If you're gonna read something else you could try Nine Stories

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:56 am

Yeah, I've just been compiling a list of things i should read or should have read by this point, the problem is I can barely remember what I read in high school both for fun and for classes.

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:59 am

In highschool we barely read any of the books that people stereotypically read.

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Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:07 am

I remember reading the TIme Machine, The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Black Boy and Native Son by Richard Wright, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, a few things of Shakespeare and a bunch of books I can't be arsed to remember plus a bunch of short stories.

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:12 am

Scarlet Letter?

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:12 am

Out of all those, the only thing we read was a Shakespeare play each year. I didn't read the Crucible until college english.

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:13 am

Riz wrote:Scarlet Letter?

Never read it, most of out reading was Great Depression or later.

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Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:16 am

Riz wrote:Scarlet Letter?

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Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:17 am

ha

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:17 am

I can't remember all of what I read because it is between 5 and 9 years ago.

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:21 am

I remember a long time ago getting into The Dresden Files. Only read the first book however, despite plenty of people saying it was a good series.

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:22 am

Never heard of it

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:25 am

It's like this magical detective in Chicago. They made a tv series about it too back in 07.

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Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:27 am

The show sucked and the series has run into the double digits for number of books, that's a sign I don't like.

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:31 am

Guess it's just one of those series that just stay around for way too long.

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Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:38 am

I wouldn't know, but the problem is if a book series is planned to be that long it feels like the characters are waiting around for something to happen, if it's not planned then the writer seems to run out of ideas.

I remember I also read the Metamorphosis.

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:57 am

Hello, moved in to a new house, how's everyone here?

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:10 am

Meh, aight

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:31 am

Making plans for the weekend for my birthday. Today I celebrated with my mom's side, but on Saturday I'm planning on spending time with dad and my younger sister.

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:35 am

Happy b-day, bro

Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:41 am

Whatis6times9 wrote:I remember I also read the Metamorphosis.

Ahh, good old Kafka. Yes, I remember that.

Do you like Patricia Cornwell? She has a nice set of little crime/thriller like books.

Though to be honest, the book I've had the most fun reading so far, purely on the literary level at least, would have had to be Cinnamon Shops, by Bruno Shulz. But it's not a book that most would enjoy reading.
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