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Bought a bunch of books this week:

Isaac Asimov - I, Robot
http://covers.booktopia.com.au/big/9780007491513/i-robot.jpg

Arkadi and Boris Strugatzki - Hard to be a god
https://writingcitiesdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/600full-hard-to-be-a-god-cover.jpg
Bought it in German though.

Graham Greene - Our man in Havana
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/69/Our_Man_In_Havana_%28novel%29_cover.jpg/220px-Our_Man_In_Havana_%28novel%29_cover.jpg

Roald Dahl - Kiss Kiss
http://www.fixabook.com/wp-content/gallery/covers/kiss-kiss.jpg

And just started reading:

Ernest Cline - Ready Player One --> Pretty good read so far
http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/cover.allsize.lovelybooks.de/Ready-Player-One-9783442380305_xxl.jpg

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.."this world`s a bubble"..

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. (double post)

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.."this world`s a bubble"..

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https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347483407l/1036249.jpg

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http://www.senorhernandez.com/product_images/9789061697787.jpg

http://wscovers.tlsecure.com/index.php?component=covers&action=getCover&ean=9789076174365&dc=48973&format=img

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http://www.rukkola.hu/system/hd_covers/000/068/741/original/Lanark_a_life_in_4_books_by_Alasdair_Gray.jpg?1391272601

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http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1328694351l/894881.jpg

wonderful autobipgraphy

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http://d4rri9bdfuube.cloudfront.net/assets/images/book/large/9780/4463/9780446310789.jpg

.."this world`s a bubble"..

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Rainer Maria Rilke: Letters to a young poet (in German though)
https://saetzeundschaetze1.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/8406.jpg?w=656

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.."this world`s a bubble"..

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http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1170933176l/78287.jpg

rambles

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been awhile since i posted here so...

Jonathan Franzen - Farther Away
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/65/Fartheraway_esssays.jpg/200px-Fartheraway_esssays.jpg

Agatha Christie - Murder on the Orient Express
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c0/Murder_on_the_Orient_Express_First_Edition_Cover_1934.jpg/220px-Murder_on_the_Orient_Express_First_Edition_Cover_1934.jpg

Patrick Modiano - La Petite Bijou
http://image.bokus.com/images2/9789186497354_200_lilla-smycket_pocket

Jonas Hassen Khemiri - Ett öga rött (One Eye Red)
http://image.bokus.com/images2/9789113050454_200_ett-oga-rott_pocket

Anton Tjechov - Nevesta
http://image.bokus.com/images2/9789175890135_200_fastmon_haftad

Roger Hobbs - Ghostman
http://image.bokus.com/images2/9789187301865_200_ghostman_pocket

Joyce Carol Oates - The accursed
http://image.bokus.com/images2/9789100134143_200_de-fordomda

Harry Martinson - Nässlorna blomma
http://image.bokus.com/images2/9789174294910_200_nasslorna-blomma_pocket

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Valley of Fear
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/Valley_of_fear.jpg

Gun-Britt Sundström - Maken
http://image.bokus.com/images2/9789100114718_200_maken_pocket

Thomas Mann - Der Zauberberg 5/5
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dd/1924_Der_Zauberberg_%281%29.jpg/250px-1924_Der_Zauberberg_%281%29.jpg
Thomas Mann is def one of my favourite authors. read Buddenbrooks if you haven't!

George R. R. Martin -  A Game of Thrones / A Clash of Kings /
A Storm of Swords / A Feast for Crows / A Dance with Dragons    
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e4/A_Game_of_Thrones_Novel_Covers.png/200px-A_Game_of_Thrones_Novel_Covers.png

Patrick Modiano - L'herbe des nuits
http://image.bokus.com/images2/9789186497309_200_natternas-gras_haftad

Jean-Paul Sartre - La Nausée
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/40/La_nausee.jpg/220px-La_nausee.jpg

a book by Salman Rushdie, maybe safest not to post which one. not so hard to guess
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c5/Salman_Rushdie_2014.jpg/220px-Salman_Rushdie_2014.jpg

James Fenimore Cooper - The Last of the Mohicans
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d9/Last_of_the_Mohicans%2C_Merrill_bear.jpg/220px-Last_of_the_Mohicans%2C_Merrill_bear.jpg
couldn't finish it, one of the worst books I've read

Alice Munro - Runaway 5/5
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c5/Runawaycover.jpg/200px-Runawaycover.jpg
her novels are among the best a ever read

Fritiof Nilsson Piraten - Från Badarnas Klubb
http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1303370904l/11172546.jpg

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f7/One_Day_in_the_Life_of_Ivan_Denisovich_cover.jpg/220px-One_Day_in_the_Life_of_Ivan_Denisovich_cover.jpg

and now -
Jonathan Franzen - Purity
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/96/Jonathan_Franzen%2C_Purity%2C_cover.jpg/220px-Jonathan_Franzen%2C_Purity%2C_cover.jpg

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Svetlana Alexievich - War Has Not a Woman's Face
https://s1.adlibris.com/images/419335/kriget-har-inget-kvinnligt-ansikte.jpg

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Wow, you seem to go through books like a mofo. I used to read a lot more, but last few years it's been a steady decline. Love Tjechov. And Solzhenitzyn! Have you read In The First Circle? It's my favourite of his, a bit lighter than Ivan Denisovich, but so much more intriguing.

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i like to read but to plough though books as a mofo, i wish... but no. Long since i posted.
it goes up and down for me, in steady decline doesn't sound so good...  wink

no, haven't read The First Circle, but liked Solzhenitsyn / Denisovich so thanks for the tip!
(hard life under Stalin - one day in Denisovich life - about a convict in a gulag camp, for those who are interested,
and now Svetlana Alexievich - honorific tales.)

what should i read from Tjechov?

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coae wrote:

what should i read from Tjechov?

If you are into plays, I can't recommend The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard enough.

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mekonin wrote:
coae wrote:

what should i read from Tjechov?

If you are into plays, I can't recommend The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard enough.

I've pretty much just read short stories, but they've all been pretty great

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@ mekonin haven't read any plays yet... looked up the books at work (a bookstore) we didn't have them but the cherry orchard was available in swedish, so thanks for the tip! the to read stack keeps growing

@ Technicolor have you read alice munro?

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chekhov is of course one of the greatest playwrights but i recently read the plays of aristophanes and they were all pretty damn entertaining.  this guy was like the og haha.  i was reminded by an interview of spike lee yesterday where his latest movie is basically aristophanes's play lysistrata  .. good shit tongue

currently reading:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41rfmJxuTEL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

tryna get some of dat clarity...

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Alice Munro, my mom recommended about her the other day... i wasn't convinced, is she good?

@cebteq i was looking for a Zen meditation book, couldn't find nothing around (only old translations)... i will look for this...

currently reading:
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Books/Pix/covers/2003/11/27/living.jpg

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I haven't read Munro either. Any good? smile

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@coae I'm currently catching on to the plays, I only read short stories by Chekhov but I found a real treasure in his plays. In The Cherry Orchard alongside his trademark melancholic realism is his treatment of time (there are some great books written on that topic).

@cebteq I loved Aristophanes' Frogs, although I had to get trough some ancient Greek tragedies first to really appreciate it. I'll check out Lysistrata and the Spike Lee movie, thanks.

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@ Technicolor & Mule Driver (trust your mom smile) Alice Munro is among the best  I've ever read, although got the feeling that people either love her stuff or don't. when talking to customers some doesn't like her novels because (a: they are novels) they aren't a story with a start-middle-happyend, it can be just a feeling or a sentence that is the "thing", think its almost like looking in an old photo album. for me the greatness is often between the lines, she doesn't write the obvious and stops just perfect not to musch not to little just perfect. you have to fill in. she doesn't repeats herself, so you have to be a bit focused.

so many good, hard to pick one, but... the moons of jupiter
(finns i Nära hem, men vilken av samlingarna som är bäst kan jag inte säga,
Kärlek, vänskap, hat är lite mörkare om jag minns rätt)

@ mekonin okey, will def read the cherry orchard, thx again for the tip!

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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/And_the_Land_Lay_Still_cover.jpg/220px-And_the_Land_Lay_Still_cover.jpg

Great Scottish writer at the moment, this one is superb!

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http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51dccScK8KL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
perfect for my new living situation

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Orson Scott Card - Ender's game
http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1408303130l/375802.jpg

Italo Calvino - Invisible cities
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AGaEeX-BL._SX312_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

Cormac McCarthy - Child of god
https://theasylum.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/child_of_god-large.jpg


And just started:

cebteq wrote:

http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1328694351l/894881.jpg

wonderful autobipgraphy

Thanks for the tip, cebteq! smile

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.."this world`s a bubble"..

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