Hey Buru, it's me, FEH
Tek Money wrote:
FEH!!! It's me TeK!
Currently reading a sweet book "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen. It's about a family with grown up kids and the myriad of situations that involves. I highly recommend it. Plus it was on Oprah's book list and the guy got pissed about it and wanted it taken off.
i was going to read brothers karamazov, but talked myself out of it on the grounds that 1) im too busy with my move to focus on such a weighty book and 2) if/when i read it im gonna read that award-winning translation instead of the crappy one i have.
so now im planning to knock off the complete novels of dahiell hammett before i go. i loved the maltese falcon so im looking forward to it.
........I read ....Karamazov last year and it does need some time, Im quite compulsive once into a book but there were times when I found the going tiresome. iIt took me until 250pages or so to really get into. However, the second half it all really ties together.........finished The Idiot recently and thought it not nearly as good as any other dostoyevsky
edit::::::read some dashiell hammett last year (a collection of short storys:NighTmare Town) and wasnt overly impressed but none were his recognised works
i should be done Madame Bovary soon. sometime after i have grandkids.
don't say that.
i have to read it for uni this semester and you make it sound dull and boring.
Cosa Nostra - History of Sicilian Mafia by John Dickie
next up is
El Diego - Maradona's biography
......Ive got the Cosa Nostra waiting patiently for me on the shelf, would be interesting to read the maradona biog
American Psycho and Layer Cake.
cosy nostril is good stuff... but like most history tinged reads, i get a bit confused with names and town names, etc... thats probably just me though... its a great read and the author doesnt romanticise the mafia..
i look forward to the El Diego...
Ive got another as yet unread called Midnight in Sicily by Peter Robb which I think also deals with more general culture and food but is still based on the mob and two Leonardo Sciascia novels. Im planning to hit all of em one after the other when the time comes...........where is Ecosse?