What's your most recent literary purchase?

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Postby yandee » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:51 am

I thought that if we've gotr a "What's your most recent music purchase?" - thread, we should alos have this one...or maybe we shouldn't, I do`n't care

...I'll start out with my buying spree yesterday in the afternoon:

Gustave Flaubert - Salambo
Ernest Hemmingway - Fiesta
Zadie Smith - On Beauty
Arthur Schoppenhauer - Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung
Some collection of essays concerning literature of the fin de siecle

...so go on :D
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Postby Truman Capote » Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:17 pm

I think it was Hunter S. Thompson's The Rum Diary like a month ago.

*Good thread, Yandee.
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Postby madmancmonkey » Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:18 pm

borrowed Malamud- The Tenants, A streetcar named desire and Notes from the underground Doestoevsky from the library. Must get ariund to reading them.
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Postby elko » Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:31 pm

Ends And Means - Aldous Huxley

I like his writing, it's nice and understandable.
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Postby Chorlton_Ruffian » Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:47 pm

The Communist Manifesto by Marx & Engels

And B3ta.com's Sick Joke Book.

What do Michael Jackson and Primark have in common?
They both have boys' trousers half off.


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Postby Lazy Dyke » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:30 pm

Down and out in Paris and London by Goerge Orwell

on saturday morning. Fopp <3
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Postby yandee » Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:56 am

Borrowed Auster "The Brooklyn Follies", Franzen "Strong Motion", Yalom "When Nietzsche Wept" (strongly recommended by some girlfriend) and a book about Marry Wollenstonecraft from the library on Friday
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Postby Pashernate_Lover » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:03 am

yandee wrote:Borrowed Auster "The Brooklyn Follies", Franzen "Strong Motion", Yalom "When Nietzsche Wept" (strongly recommended by some girlfriend) and a book about Marry Wollenstonecraft from the library on Friday


Do you mean Mary Wollstonecraft? I read some of her stuff quite recently, very liberal for her time period.
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Postby yandee » Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:52 pm

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Borrowed Auster "The Brooklyn Follies", Franzen "Strong Motion", Yalom "When Nietzsche Wept" (strongly recommended by some girlfriend) and a book about Marry Wollenstonecraft from the library on Friday


Do you mean Mary Wollstonecraft? I read some of her stuff quite recently, very liberal for her time period.
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Postby this_charming_girl » Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:04 pm

Chorlton_Ruffian wrote:And B3ta.com's Sick Joke Book.

What do Michael Jackson and Primark have in common?
They both have boys' trousers half off.


:huh:


ha, oh dear thats one of those things i feel bad about laughing at!

i recently bought a Stenbeck book - Sweet Thursday for 70p in a charity shop and Peter Singer's the President of good and evil for my philosophy coursework, quite a good read actually, i was suprised.
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Postby lilybett » Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:31 pm

By Grand Central Station, I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart

Guess who inspired me to read that one? Not as good as 'A Taste Of Honey' so far, but...
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Postby Mozzerella » Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:07 pm

Nobody asked me, I had to buy these 'cause they're compulsory reading.

Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter
Gloria Naylor - The Women of Brewster Place
Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5.

The Scarlet Letter seems boring and I'd rather read something a bit more recent. Haven't even touched the other ones yet.
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Postby Bobby » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:46 pm

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth. Easily the best modern novel out there, and I'm not going over the top there. Genius!
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Postby chicken » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:47 pm

i belong to a book club.
soon i will receive three tonnages:
-a book on the gospel of judas
-another of the same
-a book on 2012


:D can't wait.
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Postby yandee » Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:00 pm

Went to the library yesterday and got Moby Dick, some Balzac and a book on Roman Satire featuring Petronius' Satyricon and a lot of other things I won't read, because they're shit like Horaz :(
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