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Finished Albert Camus - "The Stranger" and Sylvia Plath - "The Bell Jar"


Now I'm reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez - "Living To Tell The Tale", which is the first part of his autobiographical trilogy.
Did you like The Stranger, that was one of my favorite books...i recently reread it and was not quite as impressed though.

I have had alot of time lately to read, last week i read Survivor and Choke by Chuck Palahniuk both excellent reads. I am nearly finished with Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, this and Rant are the best books i have read in a while.


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I have had alot of time lately to read, last week i read Survivor and Choke by Chuck Palahniuk both excellent reads. I am nearly finished with Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, this and Rant are the best books i have read in a while.

I should read Everything is Illuminated as well, I really enjoyed Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (which you should definitely give a try if you haven't yet).

I'm reading Alexander by Valerio Massimo Manfredi right now, a trilogy about Alexander The Great. So far (I'm in the first part) it's pretty good and quite interesting. It's quite a huge book though, so I think I'll be reading it for another couple of weeks.

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I have had alot of time lately to read, last week i read Survivor and Choke by Chuck Palahniuk both excellent reads. I am nearly finished with Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, this and Rant are the best books i have read in a while.

I should read Everything is Illuminated as well, I really enjoyed Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (which you should definitely give a try if you haven't yet).

I'm reading Alexander by Valerio Massimo Manfredi right now, a trilogy about Alexander The Great. So far (I'm in the first part) it's pretty good and quite interesting. It's quite a huge book though, so I think I'll be reading it for another couple of weeks.
Some of the ending was a bit confusing. I liked how it was written in three different sections almost, check it out though...i might pick up Extremely Loud and... on my next trip to the book store.


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"The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, The Virtue Of Waste, And Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy" - Peter W. Huber & Mark P. Mills

"Picking Winners: A Horseplayer's Guide" - Andrew Beyer

"Understanding Terrorism: Groups, Strategies, And Responses" - James Poland

"Justice For All: Earl Warren and The Nation He Made" - Jim Newton

"Nonzero: The Logic Of Human Destiny" - Robert Wright


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i kno its a comic but archie has a hindu friend now

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"When Nietzsche Wept" by Irvin D. Yalom
It's a historical fiction novel about sessions between Josef Breuer and Friedrich Nietzsche. I'm almost finished with it, but I had to reccomend it to you. If anything it helps understand Nietzsche's philosophy a bit more by putting it into use. Very informative and rather fun to read.


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Just finished reading this a great book i couldnt put it down i read 357 pages in 6 days- Kellerman does a great job with this one the book deals with scamming to wannabe celebs to murder i am interested in reading other books by him if any one has read any of his stuff let me know what you think, thanks
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"The Dante Club" by Matthew Pearl.


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I'm not usually to into mystery novels, but a friend thought I'd like it because of the "Divine Comedy" use. And so far, I do like it.


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Reading another Jonathan Kellerman book its called

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Merkaba wrote:
Did you like The Stranger, that was one of my favorite books...i recently reread it and was not quite as impressed though.


Sorry I saw this post late. I did enjoy "The Stranger", although through the narration it seemed like he didn't accept responsibility for his actions, instead blames it on circumstances, which I hear is a primary theme in most of Camus' work. I especially enjoyed his talk, or rant, with the chaplain at the end.

I recently picked up "Exile And The Kingdom" by Albert Camus and plan on reading it soon.


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"Kiss Me Like A Stranger: My Search For Love And Art" - Gene Wilder
"The Greatest Generation" - Tom Brokaw
"Pale Fire" - Vladimir Nabokov
"Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument Until The Fingers Begin To Bleed A Bit" - Charles Bukowski


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finished my lastest book and now i am going to read

Lisey's Story By Stephen King
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In the last few weeks I've read:

- Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
- The World According To Garp by John Irving
- The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden

And a few Dutch novels.

Not sure what to read next.. For some reason my local library only has the third and fourth part of that Rome shit, and not the second part :|


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In the last few weeks I've read:

- Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
- The World According To Garp by John Irving
- The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden

And a few Dutch novels.

Not sure what to read next.. For some reason my local library only has the third and fourth part of that Rome shit, and not the second part :|



that is seriously shitty, hope you track it down some how

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Mole wrote:
Finished Albert Camus - "The Stranger" and Sylvia Plath - "The Bell Jar"


If you enjoyed The Stranger, I would recommend Camus's The Plague and The Fall. The Fall in particular is one of the greatest psychological character studies ever, perhaps second only to Dostoyveski's Notes From Underground.

I enjoyed The Bell Jar too when I read it, but that was mostly because I was going through my depressed teenage girl phase.

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I enjoyed The Bell Jar too when I read it, but that was mostly because I was going through my depressed teenage girl phase.


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