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Re: New now reading

Postby gash on ignore » 22 Sep 2017, 09:39

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Helped me get a low score on Pointless yesterday, cheers!
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Re: New now reading

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Re: New now reading

Postby Darkness_Fish » 22 Sep 2017, 10:09

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Helped me get a low score on Pointless yesterday, cheers!

Was the topic Japanese Authors, by any chance? Good book, too, I preferred it to the more celebrated Remains of the Day.
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Re: New now reading

Postby gash on ignore » 22 Sep 2017, 10:18

Not quite as highbrow as that - novels with words ending in "-ing" missing from the titles.

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Re: New now reading

Postby Darkness_Fish » 22 Sep 2017, 21:27

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Just picked it up in the charity book bit of Tesco. Never read any Ray Bradbury before.
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Re: New now reading

Postby gash on ignore » 24 Sep 2017, 08:53

Slouching towards Biloxi: Joan Didion on life in America's south

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/ ... h-and-west
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Re: New now reading

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I can only read one of this series a year because they are so intense, but in that time I'm utterly gripped by him.

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Re: New now reading

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Re: New now reading

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Loving it.
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Re: New now reading

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Liking it?

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Re: New now reading

Postby gash on ignore » 29 Sep 2017, 10:15

I think so. I’m reading it like poetry, each paragraph parsed three times at about ten words a minute. I wish I’d taken more notice at school.
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Re: New now reading

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Re: New now reading

Postby driftin » 29 Sep 2017, 16:27

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Started reading this last night so eventually I can feel superior to the people who haven't read it when the film comes out.

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Re: New now reading

Postby PENK » 29 Sep 2017, 18:58

I didn't know there was a film. The book trilogy was very good. I just looked the film up and - unlike most adaptations - it looks quite promising based on the cast and director (Garland's previous effort, Ex Machina, was a very good low-key brainy sci-fi).
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Re: New now reading

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Just picked it up in the charity book bit of Tesco. Never read any Ray Bradbury before.


I love practicalky all of Bradbury- but it's at least
20 years ago I read any of his books. The Martian Chronicles beat Fahrenheit 451 though.

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Re: New now reading

Postby gash on ignore » 06 Oct 2017, 11:21

So, Ishiguro then.

His best?
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Re: New now reading

Postby Darkness_Fish » 07 Oct 2017, 20:43

neville from norwich wrote:So, Ishiguro then.

His best?

I've only read Remains of the Day, An Artist of the Floating World, and Never Let Me Go. I was fairly nonplussed by RotD, it's a very reserved, slow and cautious tale about a slow, reserved and cautious man. I was waiting for the inevitable twist to really bring about an emotional wrench of some significance, but it never really came, in my view.

Never Let Me Go is similarly reserved and cautious in its approach, which seems to be very much the hallmark of Ishiguro's writing. His work feels defiantly pre-war in style. But this book was really powerful I thought, in the way the crushingly bleak future that each child faces is just dropped casually, occasionally into the narrative. It's a sci-fi that doesn't revolve around a reveal so much as a slow tearing away. This is the one I'd recommend, although it does get accused of plagiarism quite often, it seems that the theme might not be as unique as I believed.

Btw, Rateyourmusic's literature board had a bit of discussion about him recently, which might be of interest. I actually go there more for that board more than the music board, which is a bit inane. https://rateyourmusic.com/board_message ... id=6787734
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Re: New now reading

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Re: New now reading

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Feels very Sunday night TV. A bit dull.
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Re: New now reading

Postby gash on ignore » 12 Oct 2017, 12:14

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