What are you reading?

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  1. Ashu

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    Awesome. Im kind of on a weird Russian literature kick myself. Read some nabakov then moved to Dostoevsky. Started with Crime and punishment, then Underground, and after the idiot I'll probably move on to Brothers. Eventually get to Tolstoy lol
     
  2. R.Data

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    One of my favorites books, I read it some years ago and I really enjoied it, probably because I felt exactly as the main character, especially in the first part.
    Crime and Punishment is also one of my favorites, so if you like Dostoevsky I suggest you to read it:)
    I have not read The Idiot yet, but I will;)

    EDIT: Sorry, I read you have read Crime and Punishment yet lol Have you read Under Western Eyes by Conrad? It is ispired by Crime and Punishment, it speaks about guilty too, but in a different way.
     
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  4. Ashu

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    I loved crime and punishment :) I don't know what it is about him but i can definitely relate to his work. As for Under Western Eyes, i haven't read it yet but it's definitely going on my list :)
     
  5. R.Data

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    Tolstoy is great too, even if I prefer Dostoevsky. The rusian literature is so good, I think that is my favorite literature, I guess.
     
  6. Ashu

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    I haven't read anything by Tolstoy. I have Anna Karenina on my shelf but i wanted to start with War and Peace
     
  7. Wereghost

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    I have War And Peace on my Kindle, provisionally pencilled in for January and February 2015.

    And "February" might well turn out to mean "most of the rest of".
     
  8. R.Data

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    War and Peace is very good, it's one of these book where you deleve into (I'm not sure it's correct:confused:) completely, you really can see the characters.
     
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    Indeed, and the reader (listener, I should write) gets their morals and sympathies all twisted up along the way... I loved reading it while not knowing what it was all about... till the very end.
     
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    Who does he think he is, Neal Stephenson? :rommie:

    That actually sounds amazing. One of the things I love about Alan Moore (because it's something I try to do in my own writing) is his tendency to write in multiple genres and styles, from superheroes to horror to erotica. He truly loves literature and the arts and you can really feel the joy he gets from playing in all the different sandboxes.
     
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    I just finished listening to To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, narrated by Sissy Spacek.

    My current paperback read is The Stones Cry Out by Hikaru Okuizumi. It is a novel about an Japanese amateur rock collector. So far, very good.
     
  15. Velocity

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    Unshapely Things by Mark del Franco
     
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    When HARLIE Was One by David Gerrold
    Star Trek DS9: Warpath.
     
  17. Velocity

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    Unquiet Dreams by Mark del Franco
     
  18. rhubarbodendron

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    LOL I am so tempted to say"this thread" :D

    book I'm reading: Large In Time by a certain poster from this board :)
     
  19. Smellincoffee

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    The Age of Voltaire, Will Durant. I'm almost finished with it, just a chapter on the rise of atheism and the Encylopedie remaining. My 'leisure' read is An Honorable Defeat, concerning German resistance against Hitler.
     
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