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View Diary: What are you reading? Oct 10, 2012 (69 comments)

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  •  Just starting to read (5+ / 0-)

    Rushdie's "Midnight's Children."  First of his works I've tackled.

    Finished Ian McEwan's short stories "In Between the Sheets."  Weird and intriguing.

    Listening to Follett's "Fall of the Giants."  Probably not worth the effort.

    •  Ian McEwan used to love busting boundaries (2+ / 0-)
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      but, his early tales are certainly weird and intriguing.

      I have Midnight's Children at home. It would be my first Rushdie, too. But he's so big in modern literature that I'm thinking of reading a couple of others first.

      Sometimes I enjoy a great masterpiece more when I'm already friendly with the author. Great Expectations was the fifth Dickens I read, and I enjoyed it more because I saw how it differed from and surpassed the others I'd read.

      Or perhaps I just enjoying making things more complicated.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 05:53:28 PM PDT

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      •  Now I've decided to read "The Moor's Last (1+ / 0-)
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        Sigh" first as we are going to India soon and the novel is set in Mumbai and Cochin, both of which we will visit.  

        •  I've been going through lists of must-read books (0+ / 0-)

          like candy, and I did see that title on one of them. The other ones I've seen on a couple are Satanic Verses and Shame.

          I'll read Ground Beneath Her Feet some time, because, like Joan Jett, I love rock and roll.

          I spent five weeks in India in '87. Only a couple of days in Mumbai, but a couple of weeks in Kashmir. Wonderful, mind-blowing trip, though my stomach paid for it. I hope yours goes even better.

          "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

          by Brecht on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 12:24:54 PM PDT

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