Nash wrote:I'm reading Great Gatsby at the moment, never read it before, s'alright innit?
Nash wrote:Have you read the first Dirk Gently? Not the second one, that's crap, but the first one's good.
Nash wrote:Yes, it is beautifully written David. Have you read any more of Fitzgerald's? Are they as good?
Select Samaritan wrote:Thing is though, once I'm done with the full Hitchhiker's series.......I will likely have had my fill of Adams for a while. I'm already growing a bit weary.
k-j wrote:I've not read Tender is the Night yet, but his short stories are fantastic, every bit as good as Gatsby. Check them out for sure. You can read them online if you like: http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/writings.html. Try "May Day".
Mercurygirl wrote:I've been reading Edgar Allan Por, a collection of poems and short stories. I love it!
started (and temprarily abandoned) The WInd-up Bird Chronicles (found it tedious, plotless and implausible but will take another run at it before long)
k-j wrote:I have just finished "A Melon for Ecstasy" (1970) by John Fortune (of later Bremner, Bird and Fortune fame) and John Wells. Difficult to sum this one up. It's a satirical comic novel about a man who fucks trees, and the turmoil his habit brings about in a sleepy, leafy English village. There isn't really anything like it, and it's extremely funny. It spoofs numerous genres, especially porno literature and the comedy of manners; it's also an expertly-crafted farce in its own right and a field guide to the trees of Britain and the world.
k-j wrote:I have just finished "A Melon for Ecstasy" (1970) by John Fortune
k-j wrote:I really enjoyed Wind-up Bird although the ending is unsatisfactory which is a Murakami trademark. I don't know if you made it to the Mongolia section yet but there is an excruciating description of a wartime atrocity which I think is the only thing I've ever found "hard to read" if you know what I mean - incredible writing.
Nash wrote:House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
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