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Re: New now reading

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 06 Apr 2018, 15:29

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Utterly amazing.


That's a wild book.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Darkness_Fish » 06 Apr 2018, 21:16

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I've been on a rare not-reading thing this last week or so. Haven't really gotten much into this, as a result.
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Re: New now reading

Postby K » 06 Apr 2018, 21:21

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
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Utterly amazing.


That's a wild book.

God yes. Just unrelenting. But wonderful.
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Postby Snarfyguy » 08 Apr 2018, 18:04

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Jimbo wrote:Look, all I know is pretty much what I get from Robert Parry over at Consortium News.

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Re: New now reading

Postby K » 10 Apr 2018, 23:36

This is brilliant.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 11 Apr 2018, 13:58

K wrote:This is brilliant.
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I've mentioned this before, but I've known Jeff for a long time, and he plays on my hockey team. He recently gave me a copy of one of his newer books, 'Roughneck', which I'd also highly recommend if you like the Essex County stuff.
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Re: New now reading

Postby K » 11 Apr 2018, 14:09

I recently bought Roughneck and I'm looking forward to reading it. Essex County is breathtakingly good. So well measured and cinematic in its ambition. You can tell him it's a work of art.
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Re: New now reading

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This is captivating. What an incredible story.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 15 Apr 2018, 21:33

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I've never heard of Tom Robbins before, but this is one odd book, I only picked it up because it had a recommendation from Thomas Pynchon on the back. I mean, I don't like Pynchon, but his opinion might be worth listening to. The main plot appears to follow a newly-wed mismatched husband and wife as they travel across America in a winnebago modified to look like a turkey. The sub-plot appears to follow a spoon, a stick, a can of beans, and a sock, as they attempt to reach the Holy Land to restore a temple in honour of the Phoenician Goddess Astarte. So far it's half farce, half classics lesson.

Strangest thing I've read since that Cory Doctorow novel about a bloke whose parents were a washing machine and a mountain.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Graham Murakami » 15 Apr 2018, 22:26

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I've never heard of Tom Robbins before, but this is one odd book, I only picked it up because it had a recommendation from Thomas Pynchon on the back. I mean, I don't like Pynchon, but his opinion might be worth listening to. The main plot appears to follow a newly-wed mismatched husband and wife as they travel across America in a winnebago modified to look like a turkey. The sub-plot appears to follow a spoon, a stick, a can of beans, and a sock, as they attempt to reach the Holy Land to restore a temple in honour of the Phoenician Goddess Astarte. So far it's half farce, half classics lesson.

Strangest thing I've read since that Cory Doctorow novel about a bloke whose parents were a washing machine and a mountain.


Very like Pynchon! He was really popular about 25 years ago - there was even a film of one of the books - and some of them were great. The covers were quite stylish then; I'm not sure who designed the one above.

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Re: New now reading

Postby Deebank » 15 Apr 2018, 22:38

I enjoy d that one - and the other Robbins novels I’ve read too.

It’s an Airstream not a Winnebago by the way - these deatails are important!

The subplot about the Israeli and Palestinian restaurant is especially topping cal these da s.
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