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  1. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    Would that be Chronicle of a Death Foretold in the English translation? I'm quite impressed they have you read Garcia Marquez at the age of 14.
  2. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    Fair warning: Iron Council is not the easiest of his books to like.
  3. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    Use of Weapons, Iain M. Banks. Unfortunately I'm aware it has a twist ending so I've been preoccupied trying to guess what it is.
  4. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    I just finished To Kill a Mockingbird. I don't know why I didn't read it much sooner. It was one of the most beautiful novels I've read in years.
  5. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    I have started Agamemnon, partly because I thought it would be handy for University Challenge and partly because I quite like Aeschylus. (Only later did it occur to me that, having a classicist on our team, reading Greek plays was perhaps not the most efficient use of my time.)
  6. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    I have been reading loads of Yasunari Kawabata lately. To wit: The Master of Go, Thousand Cranes, and The Sound of the Mountain. They're all excellent, especially the first.
  7. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    Magical realism is a very divisive genre. As far as I can tell people either love it or are confused as to why other people love it.
  8. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    I will second her on both these points, and I found LotR impossible to get through.
  9. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    So I finished. The last twenty pages were the most powerful I have ever read. Heartily recommended. Now I shall start Roadside Picnic, by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts. I found it fun but largely insubstantial.
  10. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    I'm a veteran of magical realism and I liked the first couple of pages, so my hopes are high. :D
  11. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    His other series (The Stormlight Archives, first book The Way of Kings) is quite a bit better. In general Sanderson has been getting better and better, so his recent stuff is always the best. But do finish Mistborn. It's a lot of fun.
  12. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  13. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.
  14. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    I have just rushed through Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel, which put all other historical novels to shame.
  15. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    I have! They are some of my favourite books of recent years. I tend to stay away from fandoms of things I like, though, is it really that bad? (I should admit, though, that I find Denna horribly boring. :D)
  16. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    Imperial Earth, Arthur C. Clarke
  17. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    Just finished Railsea by China Mieville (during, fittingly, a seven hour train journey). It is unfair that any one writer should be this bloody talented.
  18. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    Fair warning: Judith Butler is incredibly, incredibly difficult to read.
  19. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    Snare, by Katherine Kerr Kraken, by China Mieville Guns, Germs, and Steel, by Jared Diamond The Scientific Revolution, by Steven Shapin In ascending order of how much I can justifiably call them revision. :D
  20. opaltiger

    What are you reading? II

    It, Stephen King.
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