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11:49 PM on 03/20/13 
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Can't decide between reading The Road or Devil In The White City next. Someone pick for me.
01:05 AM on 03/21/13 
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Can't decide between reading The Road or Devil In The White City next. Someone pick for me.

The Road was one of my favorite novels in high school. A really gritty and nicely portrayed look at post-apocalypse. Looking back on it I still enjoyed it a lot. But McCarthy's writing style in that really took some time to get used to. I haven't heard of the The Devil in the White City.

Speaking of post-apocalypse, I finished Gathering Blue by Lowis Lowry the other day. It's a companion piece to the Giverand it shows Lowry's evolution as a writer for sure. A bit denser as a story compared to the Giver. By that I mean the plot is bigger focus (as opposed to the exploration of Jonas' community). It ranks up there with the Giver when it comes to adolescent dystopian futures and it certainly makes me interested in the more direct sequels (in a way I felt this novel to be a bridge to whatever Lowry wrote next).
01:28 AM on 03/21/13 
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Can't decide between reading The Road or Devil In The White City next. Someone pick for me.

I've read both.

The Road and it's not even close. ...and I really enjoyed The Devil in the White City.
03:58 PM on 03/21/13 
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Cormac McCarthy's The Road.
11:13 AM on 03/22/13 
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Can't decide between reading The Road or Devil In The White City next. Someone pick for me.

Definitely The Road.
11:13 AM on 03/22/13 
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It took me 2 months to read the first 200 pages. Then I got to the twist and finished the last 200 pages in a day haha. Shame it took so long for the book to really gain momentum, but the last half was good.

It took me a long time to get into the book, but once I got to the twist, I couldn't put the book down.
06:41 PM on 03/22/13 
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I'm reading Bright Lights, Big City. Has anyone read a novel like this, which is in second person narrative? The main character is referred to as "you."
07:40 PM on 03/22/13 
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Finished The Road today. It was pretty good.
01:12 AM on 03/23/13 
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Was planning on reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man after finishing Freedom but was really intimidated because my copy is about 500 pages and the only Joyce I've read is Dubliners which is quite short. Not until today when I actually open my copy of Portrait... did I notice that the actual text is less than half that. Now I feel both stupid and relieved
01:14 AM on 03/23/13 
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I'm reading Bright Lights, Big City. Has anyone read a novel like this, which is in second person narrative? The main character is referred to as "you."

If On A Winters Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino is, I believe (if not all then at least part of it). I haven't read it but my cousin raves about it any chance he gets
04:56 AM on 03/23/13 
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The other was The Social Network by Aaron Sorkin and it is fantastic.
10:09 AM on 03/23/13 
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Was planning on reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man after finishing Freedom but was really intimidated because my copy is about 500 pages and the only Joyce I've read is Dubliners which is quite short. Not until today when I actually open my copy of Portrait... did I notice that the actual text is less than half that. Now I feel both stupid and relieved
Portrait is the only one I've read so far, since it was for a class, and I really enjoyed it. Ulysses sits on my bookshelf, always waiting and always watching.
11:07 AM on 03/23/13 
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Starting Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow this weekend.
11:11 AM on 03/23/13 
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Portrait is the only one I've read so far, since it was for a class, and I really enjoyed it. Ulysses sits on my bookshelf, always waiting and always watching.

I was going to read Ulysses after Dubliners but my English teacher said to read them in order so here I am
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Starting Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow this weekend.

Being an English major you had to have at least read some Joyce, yes? Have you ever tried to take on Finnegans Wake?



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