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Underworld is all about style. Trying to explain what it is about is what necessitates mentioning the baseball.
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All Quiet on the Western Front
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I loved Underworld most, of his stuff. It's like he took all the partially-formed ideas of his other works and built them into a unifying whole. Not nearly as wank as many other long-books I've read (see also: Infinite Jest).

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Last few for me have been re-reads (Crime And Punishment, Foucault's Pendulum and Blood Meridian). Old favourites.

I've just started Augie March. My first Saul Bellow. I can see myself becoming a massive fan.

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I'm six shits away from finishing "A Million Little Pieces"

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I read that book, because my grandma told me to
and then two days later all that shit came out about how he made it all up
and I felt like I wasted my life...
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to be honest, I felt like I wasted my life BEFORE it turned out to a bunch of lies
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It's a so bad that it's good book for me

The keyboard player from the Doors wrote a book called "Light My Fire" that I felt the same about

I love how he repeats every sentence three times to fully enunciate his PAIN!

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Jeremy, your TV-links link is
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Yawn. Trust "that one" to do that to the thread.

I'm now officially an utter bitch for Saul Bellow.

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Don Eduardo";p="914248 wrote:Yawn. Trust "that one" to do that to the thread.

I'm now officially an utter bitch for Saul Bellow.
didya read Herzog?

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Ruby Juice";p="913918 wrote:I read that book, because my grandma told me to
and then two days later all that shit came out about how he made it all up
and I felt like I wasted my life...
it's funny that Oprah will bitch out that dude on national TV
but she's still shilling for "The Secret"

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ReverseEngineer";p="914521 wrote:
Don Eduardo";p="914248 wrote:Yawn. Trust "that one" to do that to the thread.

I'm now officially an utter bitch for Saul Bellow.
I've only read Herzog... is Augie March good?
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Pretty damn good. Seems like a run-of-the-mill picaresque coming of age story, but so much more.

I was looking for Herzog at the store, but they only had Augie. Apparently Bellow's talents really started to come out post-Augie March, so I'm probably going to read them in that order.

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The Toy Collector ~ James Gunn.

This was pretty fuckin good. Polished it off in a few hours too, which is always good for the ego.
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Now reading the following:

Revenge of Gaia - James Lovelock.
Silent Spring - Rachel Carson.
Fountain at the Centre of the World - Rob Newman.
Darkness at Noon - Koestler.
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Just finished reading Fever Pitch again.

Now reading The Snows of Kilimanjaro And Other Stories.
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I'm almost finished Cistern Tawdry by Eckhard Gerdes. Wow. I've almost actually gotten through a Gerdes novel and understood more than half of it.

You can't begin to understand how good that feels.

Was it good? I..uh...think so? only 4 more to go!
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HP Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness
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His best work in my opinion.
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I liked it. What else do you recommend by him?
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Well. What have you read?

The Call of Cthulhu is a must. There is also a decent filmatic adaption made in 2006 or so. A silent film in black and white, very good.

The dreams in the witch house is also very good. And there is also a very good film based on this short story. One of the best filmatic adaptions in my opinion.

Pickman's model. Very spooky.

The statement of Randolph Carter. Good one.

The Dunwich horror. Another one of his best works.

These are classics, but there are some lesser known works who are great too. I like most of his work, but there are a few exceptions.
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