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Discussion in 'The Reading Room' started by Lancealot, Aug 13, 2006.
Raymond Chandler, The Little Sister.
I'm currently (speed) reading my way through Julius Evola's "Revolt Against the Modern World" -an appropriate title for this site I'd say- which will be followed by David Lynch's "Catching the Big Fish" which is about creativity and Trancendental Meditation. Actually, this is a CD of Lynch reading his book, so perhaps it doesn't fit in this thread. I do like to listen to Authors reading their work, though.
Sam Eastland's The Red Moth
"The Greatest Miracle in the World" by Og Mandino
Ex Libris, Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman.
Just started Public Enemies by Bryan Burrough
Jacques Barzun, From Dawn To Decadence; 1500 To The Present
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles something-or-other.
One of my personal favourites!! I have a copy of that book, from 1910!!
I got to visit it when I was in London.
Sort of a reactionary history textbookーa fun read by the greatest ever "old fogey". Neat book.
Just finished "Viking: The Norse Warriors [Unofficial] Manual" in time for the season. Lots of useful information on booking a cruise, the proper kit and the best places for souvenirs, such as Jorvik or maybe Miklagard (time permitting).
A biography of Zelda Fitzgerald!
Barzun is a favorite of mine and his Dawn is a long delayed revisit; but I was sidetracked
by Cicero today and his Roman-centered mindset.
Did she love Fitzgerald? ....I know Edith Wharton apparently did not---
Circus of Ghosts - Barbara Ewing
What a fantastic writer! Im looking forward to reading more of her books.
Just finished "The Rum Diary" by Hunter S. Thompson. Started in 1959 and finished somewhat later. Published in 1998 after Johnny Depp discovered it among Thompson's papers. Turned into a movie in 2011 starring Johnny Depp. It's a pretty good tale from the pre-gonzo period.
My favorite line on them comes courtesy of Ring Lardner: "Mr. Fitzgerald is a novelist and Mrs. Fitzgerald is a novelty."
I never heard
Of any true affection, but, 'twas nipt
With care, that, like the caterpillar, eats
The leaves of the spring's sweetest book, the rose.
The golden girl.
By Harold Bloom
Not just four, all 75 Maigret books are being re-released in the UK - one per month. They are up to number 4. It makes me very happy.