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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 05 Jun 2020, 05:20

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Two hours in and it's Cenemascopic! One character, a white man surviving off the verdant land and plentiful game of the American west and another, a white man accepted into the Shawnee tribe. Really good!
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Re: New now reading

Postby Flower » 05 Jun 2020, 13:48

From a lending library ..

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I'm one third of the way into the book and really enjoying it. I've never seen the mini series.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Snarfyguy » 06 Jun 2020, 19:10

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Couldn't get through the Mark E. Smith thing; the guy was SUCH an asshole, especially when rubbishing past bandmates.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Flower » 06 Jun 2020, 20:52

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Couldn't get through the Mark E. Smith thing; the guy was SUCH an asshole, especially when rubbishing past bandmates.


Welcome back. :D

Other than Cape Fear and his Travis McGee series, I haven't read much of John D. McDonald.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Fonz » 06 Jun 2020, 22:43

Travis McGee is cool. Busted Flush!
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Re: New now reading

Postby Flower » 07 Jun 2020, 00:47

Fonz wrote:Travis McGee is cool. Busted Flush!


Slip F-18 Bahia Mar Marina! I was with a friend in Fort Lauderdale and as we were driving by the Bahia Mar Marina, I mentioned that Travis McGee kept his boat there, sadly less than a hour later, we heard that John D. McDonald had just died. :(
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Re: New now reading

Postby The Fish » 07 Jun 2020, 11:08

Sam Stone wrote:
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Whew!


I just finished his latest.

The first LA Quartet ( which you’re is part of) is great. Probably his best run.


I gave up on him after Blood's a Rover.

I just gave up on him because of that godawful repetitive short staccato style he'd adopted did my head in.

The short, staccato style. It did my head in. Short and staccato. My head was done in.

I remember reading somewhere that were something like only 47 commas in the whole of its 600-odd pages.

The earlier quartet - the one with American Tabloid - is magnificent though. As were some of his standalone books. A very, very strange man
if you've ever seen/read an interview with him


American Tabloid is part of the same trilogy as Blood's A Rover (along with The Cold SIx Thousand). Did you mean L.A Confidential ?
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Re: New now reading

Postby Fonz » 07 Jun 2020, 15:35

Flower wrote:
Fonz wrote:Travis McGee is cool. Busted Flush!


Slip F-18 Bahia Mar Marina! I was with a friend in Fort Lauderdale and as we were driving by the Bahia Mar Marina, I mentioned that Travis McGee kept his boat there, sadly less than a hour later, we heard that John D. McDonald had just died. :(



That is uncanny!
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Re: New now reading

Postby Diamond Dog » 14 Jun 2020, 15:53

Tracy Borman "Thomas Cromwell : The untold story of Henry VIII's most faithful servant"

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Re: New now reading

Postby Minnie the Minx » 11 Jul 2020, 16:57

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I finished this yesterday after being pretty gripped by it for a few weeks. Unlike my reaction to Roth's other main characters, I found myself increasingly disliking Sabbath - his utter self absorption, his disgust for emotional intimacy, the way any intimacy he did foster inevitably ended in grubby sperm events, his emotionless dissection of everyone who had tried to love him/ hadn't loved him, his empathy bypass, his endless cock gazing as though his penis had been his only friend. I got to the end of the book finding no redeeming features in him whatsoever. I was waiting to find some, to end on a high. That high didn't come.

Beautifully written, mind you!
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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 20 Jul 2020, 10:35

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Just finished this, the first of the Bernard Samson series. On to number two!

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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 02 Aug 2020, 15:08

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Just finished this in almost one sitting. The author describes music amazingly well.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Darkness_Fish » 03 Aug 2020, 09:27

Minnie the Minx wrote:Image

I finished this yesterday after being pretty gripped by it for a few weeks. Unlike my reaction to Roth's other main characters, I found myself increasingly disliking Sabbath - his utter self absorption, his disgust for emotional intimacy, the way any intimacy he did foster inevitably ended in grubby sperm events, his emotionless dissection of everyone who had tried to love him/ hadn't loved him, his empathy bypass, his endless cock gazing as though his penis had been his only friend. I got to the end of the book finding no redeeming features in him whatsoever. I was waiting to find some, to end on a high. That high didn't come.

Beautifully written, mind you!

That's one of Roth's best, in my opinion, it has to be difficult to write a book where the protagonist is so consistently repellent, yet make it thoroughly engrossing. Irvine Welsh with an understanding of properly beautiful prose. Also, in the literary-heavyweights writing about puppeteers league, it's way ahead of Salman Rushdie's terrible Fury.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 03 Aug 2020, 09:53

Darkness_Fish wrote: the protagonist is so consistently repellent ....


So he gets caught jerking off over the grave of his married lover by her policeman husband.

And if Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry David isn't perfect for the movie role I don't know what else to say.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 04 Aug 2020, 13:22

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Just started this. Never saw the film. The author writes like an aristocrat, very upright, very fancy, very 19th century but writes about the most gruesome and inhumane behavior. That it was America and not that long ago makes it more shocking.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Darkness_Fish » 04 Aug 2020, 15:44

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Just started this. Never saw the film. The author writes like an aristocrat, very upright, very fancy, very 19th century but writes about the most gruesome and inhumane behavior. That it was America and not that long ago makes it more shocking.

I read that a few months ago, too, and haven't seen the film either. It really is a shocking description of mundane everyday terror, but the formal 19th century style at times makes the brutal existence of life under slavery sound like an inconvenience. Properly fascinating read though.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 05 Aug 2020, 14:15

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Alternating my listening between Twelve Years a Slave with this one, both free downloads while Audible credit is not yet in place.

Das Boat was one of my favorite reads and so when I saw this was available I grabbed it and so far it ain't bad, except for how haughty the main character is. Also how chaste he is, how hard it is for him to even kiss the woman he loves is hard to believe, but times were different I guess.

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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 07 Aug 2020, 07:52

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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 10 Aug 2020, 03:41

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Another freebie! And it's great! Real noir stuff.

Shackleton was good but this is GOOD.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 11 Aug 2020, 15:24

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Another submarine adventure.
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