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How often do you read for pleasure?

Only when I am not overloaded with school reading...which is pretty much never.
 65 (28.8%)
All the time! I make time!
 139 (61.5%)
I don't really like to read.
 22 (9.7%)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2006, 04:42:00 PM »
"Watson' s Apology" by Beryl Bainbridge. That woman can WRITE. I envy anyone who has yet to discover "Every Man for Himself" and "The Birthday Boys"...

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #51 on: January 04, 2006, 04:42:47 PM »
I like that he's writing the tales from a different perspective, but my problem with him is that he doesn't write them well, IMO
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #52 on: January 04, 2006, 04:48:11 PM »
I like that he's writing the tales from a different perspective, but my problem with him is that he doesn't write them well, IMO

Writing well should matter for a writer.  :)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #53 on: January 04, 2006, 04:59:17 PM »
I like that he's writing the tales from a different perspective, but my problem with him is that he doesn't write them well, IMO

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #54 on: January 04, 2006, 08:37:15 PM »
just finished the teddy roosevelt bio i mentioned earlier, now i'm on Shamans, Software and Spleens by James Boyle

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #55 on: January 06, 2006, 09:37:27 AM »
"War Memorials" by Clint McCown. He's this completely unknown creative writing prof somewhere in the mid-West, I think, who writes novels as though they were short stories--clean, succinct, beautifully descriptive and clever. I love how every sentence is necessary... not in the Hemingway style of terseness, however, where the economy is almost clinically impersonal... more like Thoreau--simple, but poetic.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #56 on: January 06, 2006, 11:30:09 AM »
Thoreau might be deliberate, but he was also a nutcase.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #57 on: January 06, 2006, 02:54:57 PM »
"War Memorials" by Clint McCown. He's this completely unknown creative writing prof somewhere in the mid-West, I think, who writes novels as though they were short stories--clean, succinct, beautifully descriptive and clever. I love how every sentence is necessary... not in the Hemingway style of terseness, however, where the economy is almost clinically impersonal... more like Thoreau--simple, but poetic.

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JM Coetzee has been doing this for years.  "Disgrace" was clinical yet melodic.  But I like McCown's work as well.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #58 on: January 06, 2006, 02:57:19 PM »
"War Memorials" by Clint McCown. He's this completely unknown creative writing prof somewhere in the mid-West, I think, who writes novels as though they were short stories--clean, succinct, beautifully descriptive and clever. I love how every sentence is necessary... not in the Hemingway style of terseness, however, where the economy is almost clinically impersonal... more like Thoreau--simple, but poetic.

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JM Coetzee has been doing this for years.  "Disgrace" was clinical yet melodic.  But I like McCown's work as well.


Coetzee = overrated. Galgut = better: even more concise.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #59 on: January 06, 2006, 03:04:27 PM »
"War Memorials" by Clint McCown. He's this completely unknown creative writing prof somewhere in the mid-West, I think, who writes novels as though they were short stories--clean, succinct, beautifully descriptive and clever. I love how every sentence is necessary... not in the Hemingway style of terseness, however, where the economy is almost clinically impersonal... more like Thoreau--simple, but poetic.

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JM Coetzee has been doing this for years.  "Disgrace" was clinical yet melodic.  But I like McCown's work as well.


Coetzee = overrated. Galgut = better: even more concise.

Disagree.  Earlier Coetzee, perhaps, but over the last decade, he's been outstanding. 

If you didn't like Disgrace, that's understandable: the themes are very specific to the South African situation, even if they do generalize well to humanity as a whole. 

Haven't read any Galgut.  Anything you can recommend?
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