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Fictiones - Borges
Junky - WS Burroughs
Ada - Nabokov
Candide - Voltaire
Train Spotting - Welsh
Girl With Curious Hair - DFW
Whores For Gloria - Vollmann
Butterfly Stories - Vollmann
The Passenger / Stella Maris - McCarthy

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ffff i'm stuck in Grace of Kings and I just want to read The Passenger. Don't say anything about it.
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To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf

Debating if I should read Katherine Dunn’s “Toad” considering someone dug out of a file cabinet and published 6 years after she died, and there’s no indication it was something she actually planned to release. Geek Love is one of my favorite novels.
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cxwx wrote: Fri Dec 23, 2022 1:56 pm Katherine Dunn’s “Toad”
Some one gave it to me for Christmas so I guess that settles it.
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cxwx wrote: Sun Dec 11, 2022 1:17 pm Fictiones - Borges
Junky - WS Burroughs
Ada - Nabokov
Candide - Voltaire
Train Spotting - Welsh
Girl With Curious Hair - DFW
Whores For Gloria - Vollmann
Butterfly Stories - Vollmann
The Passenger / Stella Maris - McCarthy

Now reading: Flannery O’Oconnor - collected short stories.
How did you like Ada? Maybe my favorite Nabokov.

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finally reading and almost done w Hunger by Knut Hamsun

its owning so hard
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I replied to Honky Kong in a PM to avoid spoiling anything for Solidaritywithfruit. I didn’t realize “Hunger” was such a short book so I’m bumping it up on my reading list.
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it's short but it owns and its even a little uneven
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i guess im a bit of a cormac mccarthy mark now. i was extremely foolish to ignore this dude for so long

i just started suttree and it is just ridiculous. his ability to maintain a steady paced & dense lyrical prose is so stupid. obviously the gear and tone is different from this to blood meridian but that poise in the text is identical. the feet of his voice are never once out of position. its so fucking stupid :lol:
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Outer Dark is probably my favorite McCarthy.
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Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 10/10
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Hey Rob. I’m getting around to Apes Of God someday.
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cxwx wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:38 am Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 10/10
I was super into this a long time ago. I was wondering if it still rules.
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The grace of kings - 6
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just read first page of passenger. oh yeah, that's the stuff.

grace of kings read like a translated chinese history textbook
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featherboa wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:18 am just read first page of passenger. oh yeah, that's the stuff.

grace of kings read like a translated chinese history textbook
Reread the first page again, and then the first italicized section again after ( if ) you read Stella Maris.
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Reading Pedro Paramo

It’s not difficult prose wise but I’m having a very hard time keeping track of who is who and how we’re getting from place to place but I assume that’s intentional.
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Suttree fucking rules. Cormac goes off into these prose spirals that are so bleak and effortless I find myself re-reading passages multiple times. The Green Fly Inn scene from Orchard Keeper lives rent free in my head.
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The Passenger
I don't understand how books like this can exist
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featherboa wrote: Fri Jan 27, 2023 7:57 am The Passenger
I don't understand how books like this can exist
Read “Libra” - DeLillo
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Homesick For Another World - Ottessa Moshfegh 9/10
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The Collected Stories Of Amy Hempel
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