Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Reading

I just finished re-reading So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (review). I didn't remember much about it from the first time I read it, but it turns out that was probably because there wasn't much to it in the first place. It was very short and seemed to end very abruptly. Now, I'm going to move on to re-reading Mostly Harmless, which I also don't remember much about. After that, I will probably start on Cryptonomicon, unless I can find the next book in the Saga of the Seven Suns first without having to buy it in hardback.

What's everyone else reading?

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9 comments:

peppermd said...

Satori In Paris by Kerouac. Apparently he was really into French postal cleansing.

cookie christine said...

I'm reading Cloud Atlas but David Mitchell. It's really interesting. A bunch of different story lines that I certainly hope will get tied together by the end.

Paul the Spud said...

I picked up Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell again after putting it down for a good long while. The husband spilled a little coffee on the book (shriek), I wiped it clean and set it up to dry out, and promptly forgot about it. Now that I'm doing a ton of reading for school, I'm back to a little fiction when I read for pleasure.

Oh, and the book is quite pleasurable.

maurinsky said...

I just finished reading two frothy chick-lit type novels. What? I had to give my brain, which is working hard in math class, a break.

The second one is called Almost Like Being In Love, and it's actually a gay romance story, by Steve Kluger, a fellow Red Sox fan. He has a website and I wrote to him to tell him that I enjoyed his book even though, as a married heterosexual mother I'm not his key demographic, and that I hoped to someday live in a country where same sex couples could get married without a fight. He wrote back to tell me that women make up the majority of his audience, actually.

Robert Bayn said...

Today i finished reading "Cat In The Hat" to president Bush.

Chris Howard said...

Paul, I'm working on Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell also. I think it's very good. You would think a book this big without a strong central plotline would be a slow read, but I often find that I don't want to put it down. I'm about 3/4 through it now.

maurinsky said...

I just watched Henry's Film Corner on IFC, and I think In Cold Blood is going to be my next book (he interviewed Philip Seymour Hoffman who is starring in a biopic of Truman Capote)

jahf said...

"the Lord of the Rings", the yarn by which all other yarns are measured and found wanting. (If that phrase sounds familiar to you, it's probably because you discovered it in the same place that I did, Stephen King's "Hearts in Atlantis".)

If Bush could read "the Cat In The Hat" and *comprehend* what he read, he would still place no higher than idiot savant.

However, I note that robert bayn says that he read TO Bush, and not that Bush was doing the reading.

Fixer said...

JRH, send me an email.