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    Brecht, RiveroftheWest

    Buddenbrooks is not as challenging or powerful  as Magic Mountain .  It is a good, solid read, but does not knock you off your feet with admiration in the same way or leave you pondering deep, philosophical questions.  It sweeps you up in the saga of a bourgeois German family and the pages turn almost by themselves.

    When you are done, go to Netflix and get the German TV series which will prolong the pleasure.  I think it would be the perfect holiday read.  

    It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

    by Radiowalla on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 08:02:39 AM PST

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    •  Netflix keep offering me a free month to come back (2+ / 0-)
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      Radiowalla, RiveroftheWest

      but I'm pruning back on TV and internet surfing, to make more space for reading novels and writing diaries.

      It's so easy to live on the surface, skittering across the currents like a water skeeter. I need more deep, clear peace and pondering to sustain me.

      I might take up Netflix again, once I feel that I am in charge of my time, and own and shape my schedule mindfully.

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

      by Brecht on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 08:15:03 AM PST

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