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I seem to have read this book like 15 years ago but my memories of it are very vague. I took it from the British Council. The reason of it is that my English wasn't very clear at that time and I didn't get proper impact.

I have read it 5 or 6 times. I just love his writing style. He is always interesting. I have wanted to get a copy of his PHD thesis -  "computer stylistic analysis of the works of Samuel Beckett" i don't know where to get it though. 

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I have read it 5 or 6 times. I just love his writing style. He is always interesting. I have wanted to get a copy of his PHD thesis -  "computer stylistic analysis of the works of Samuel Beckett" i don't know where to get it though. 

 

On the other hand at the same time when I read Disgrace, I also borrowed Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia by Chris Stewart and I really enjoyed it. This guy at some period was a drummer at Genesis. He bought a small farm in Andalucia ( Spain) and described how it went. By the way at that time land in Spain was very affordable and a great investment. I'm actually is going to google what has happened to that guy Chris Stewart nowadays.

 

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That sounds interesting i am a big fan of the early genesis work especially "selling England by the pound". 

 

Got this today in town, love Phillip Roth, i will start it tomorrow. 

 

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That sounds interesting i am a big fan of the early genesis work especially "selling England by the pound". 

 

Got this today in town, love Phillip Roth, i will start it tomorrow. 

 

I have read a few Philip Roth novels myself.

 

- letting go

- the plot against america

- zuckerman unbound

- portnoy's complaint

- american pastoral

 

i enjoyed and remember 'the plot against america' and 'portnoy's complaint'. 

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I have read a few Philip Roth novels myself.

 

- letting go

- the plot against america

- zuckerman unbound

- portnoy's complaint

- american pastoral

 

i enjoyed and remember 'the plot against america' and 'portnoy's complaint'. 

you have read all the ones that i haven't. i have read -

 

Sabbaths theater 

Everyman

Indignation

The human stain

 

and reading exit ghost at the moment. I have to say that "Sabbaths Theater" is a masterpiece, one of the best books I have ever read. 

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you have read all the ones that i haven't. i have read -

 

Sabbaths theater 

Everyman

Indignation

The human stain

 

and reading exit ghost at the moment. **I have to say that "Sabbaths Theater" is a masterpiece, one of the best books I have ever read. 

** +1

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** +1

and reading exit ghost at the moment. **I have to say that "Sabbaths Theater" is a masterpiece, one of the best books I have ever read. 

Then I have to check that out.

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I can already tell the ending of Flowers for Algernon is going to emotionally annihilate me.

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I can already tell the ending of Flowers for Algernon is going to emotionally annihilate me.

Flowers for algernon is great

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Flowers for algernon is very good read it years back, quite old but good. Ending is a sad one for algernon and the male protagonist.
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I vote for Flowers for algernon too, such an emotional book that I enjoyed.

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Finished exit ghost in a day, it was excellent. Starting this today ( i have put it off for long enough) ¬ 

 

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For anyone who has read the Tolkien LOTr, Hobbit, silmarillon books I recommend the witcher series books last wish etc, I've gone through halfwayy and honestly can say smashes the Tolkien series in terms of awesomeness.
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For anyone who has read the Tolkien LOTr, Hobbit, silmarillon books I recommend the witcher series books last wish etc, I've gone through halfwayy and honestly can say smashes the Tolkien series in terms of awesomeness.

seriously? How does it compare to game of thrones? is it up there as well? Is the writing style "page turner and popcorn" or written well? I have started so many Fantasy series and been disappointed in the end, there really are only a handful that are worth it in my opinion. A lot of them are written so badly.  

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Did you start with the stories or the saga? Is it translated to English or is English his 1st language? 

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