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#1 uncool2pillow

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:29 PM

Five months in... Time to start a new thread.

 

I am really enjoying The Poisonwood Bible so far. About halfway in.

 

 



#2 theashtraysays

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 04:08 PM

So, I checked out “These Truths” by Jill Lepore. I’ve been reading just fiction stuff so this is intimidatingly thick.
Anyone read it yet and can confirm it’s worth it?

#3 NoJ

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 01:34 PM

"Little Boy" by L. Ferlinghetti. It's his autobiography. Good stuff, I love his writing style.



#4 Oil Can Boyd

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 11:32 AM

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#5 Boss_Tweedy

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 10:40 AM

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#6 Oil Can Boyd

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 11:50 AM

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Was excited to read this - and was very saddened to learn that Horwitz died yesterday.  



#7 kidsmoke

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 04:20 AM

Five months in... Time to start a new thread.
 
I am really enjoying The Poisonwood Bible so far. About halfway in.


Thanks for starting us a fresh thread! I really liked The Poisonwood Bible.

Has anyone read The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey? I loved it.

#8 Griddles

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 05:07 PM

Just finished this: 

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
by Arlie Russell Hochschild 
 
One of the best books I have read in a long time. I would recommend it for anyone who feels like they can't understand where the other political side is coming from. 


#9 kidsmoke

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:37 PM

 

Just finished this: 

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
by Arlie Russell Hochschild 
 
One of the best books I have read in a long time. I would recommend it for anyone who feels like they can't understand where the other political side is coming from. 

 

 

Sounds intriguing.



#10 NoJ

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 01:57 PM

In the spirit of brutality that is happening now in the age of the dotard, it's time to dive into "Blood Meridian" by McCarthy.



#11 calvino

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 02:03 PM

I think I started that ^ book a half dozen times, never getting past page 50 or so.



#12 NoJ

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 02:06 PM

Oh damn, its so good! McCarthy at the height of his powers.



#13 Winston Legthigh

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 08:02 AM

I think I started that ^ book a half dozen times, never getting past page 50 or so.

Same for me. 



#14 lost highway

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 08:30 PM

Oh damn, its so good! McCarthy at the height of his powers.

 

It's phenomenal. Memorable in part for the hyper-vivid desert landscape description, and for the stomach churning violence.

 

Maybe his best book?

 

This is what I'm slowly meandering through right now:


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#15 NoJ

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 05:26 PM

While I haven't read all of McCarthy's books, I do think that Blood Meridian could be the best of the bunch. One or two of his earlier books I started but had to drop. The writing was just way too dense.



#16 NoJ

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 11:38 AM

Now reading "Storm of Steel" by E. Junger. Very interesting WW1 novel from the German perspective.



#17 Chez

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 12:00 PM

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#18 Mr. Heartbreak

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 01:36 PM

I’d like to thank all the VCers who are currently reading, or have already read, my fourth novel. I appreciate it.

#19 kidsmoke

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 07:13 PM

I’d like to thank all the VCers who are currently reading, or have already read, my fourth novel. I appreciate it.

 

I'm sure enjoying it, Mike!  :spider



#20 Mr. Heartbreak

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 09:55 AM

I'm sure enjoying it, Mike! :spider

Thanks, Donna!




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