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Proven Guilty~ Jim Butcher

 

I am getting pretty close to the mid- point of the Desden Files series. Sorry for no pics being posted, still a newb here.

Pics:

http://bluenote1553.tumblr.com/post/.../the-read-pile

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White Night~ Jim Butcher

 

http://bluenote1553.tumblr.com/post/78973392676/the-read-pile

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OK Words of Radiance fans.....I am so into this book...But I CANNOT BELIEVE HE KILLED OFF A MAJOR CHARACTER at this point!!....

 

 

Sorry...But I did not see that coming.....

 

 

Back to my reading......

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OK Words of Radiance fans.....I am so into this book...But I CANNOT BELIEVE HE KILLED OFF A MAJOR CHARACTER at this point!!....

 

 

Sorry...But I did not see that coming.....

 

 

Back to my reading......

eh woe man ...... others might wanna read it !  I hope you are talking about who i think you are talking about and not some other character in another part of the story that i haven't gotten to yet.  :rolleyes:

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OK Words of Radiance fans.....I am so into this book...But I CANNOT BELIEVE HE KILLED OFF A MAJOR CHARACTER at this point!!....

 

 

Sorry...But I did not see that coming.....

 

 

Back to my reading......

eh woe man ...... others might wanna read it !  I hope you are talking about who i think you are talking about and not some other character in another part of the story that i haven't gotten to yet.  :rolleyes:

I did not name names.....At least it is not Game of Thrones....

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....couldn't finish through with it, gave up on the last 100 pages - first time in my life I didn't manage to finish a book...

(my 5th Murakami Novel - even finished 1Q84)


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....couldn't finish through with it, gave up on the last 100 pages - first time in my life I didn't manage to finish a book...

(my 5th Murakami Novel - even finished 1Q84)

was i talking to you before about Murakami? I was thinking of giving him a go a while back but but was reluctant because of other translated texts to English from Japanese or Chinese that i had read in the past. I don't seem to like Chinese/Japanese to English novels. I was hoping maybe Murikami was different?  

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was i talking to you before about Murakami? I was thinking of giving him a go a while back but but was reluctant because of other translated texts to English from Japanese or Chinese that i had read in the past. I don't seem to like Chinese/Japanese to English novels. I was hoping maybe Murikami was different?  

 

I try to avoid translations wherever I can, as I firmly believe that reading the original style of writing is crucial to understanding a work as a whole. Therefore I also refuse to read bad translations. 

Kafka is my favourite example for this.

 

Based on this attitude, I can tell you that the Murakami translators, especially Jay Rubin*, do a very reasonable job at translating the work. As I am not (yet) able to read Japanese, my opinion may not be as valid as an opinion coming from a Japanese-English speaker.

Yet comparing it to other Japanese works, it is very much readable.

 

But if this your first Murakami book, I advise you to read his shorter novels. (PM for more info)

 

*currently professor at Harvard University 


Edited by TheDreamthinker - 3/8/14 at 4:44pm
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Finished this book for 2nd time. The last 300 pages or so really make me yank my hairs!!! Now waiting another year or so for the next book.....

 

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OK Words of Radiance fans.....I am so into this book...But -----------------cencored (sorry!!!)--------------------....

 

 

Sorry...But I did not see that coming.....

 

 

Back to my reading......

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....couldn't finish through with it, gave up on the last 100 pages - first time in my life I didn't manage to finish a book...

(my 5th Murakami Novel - even finished 1Q84)


I have the exact same experience, allthough I think this was number 6. It Just seems he rewrites the same characters over and over put into different landscapes. I might try some of his non fiction sometime to get a restart.

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I have the exact same experience, allthough I think this was number 6. It Just seems he rewrites the same characters over and over put into different landscapes. I might try some of his non fiction sometime to get a restart.

 

I need to admit that one of the only reasons I finished 1Q84, is that I spent a few days in hospital, where I had time to finish it.

 

I also don't consider Murakami to be a 'world-class' author. His stories, in my opinion, can seem very unpolished and too random (even for surrealism).

 

But after 5 book, I have become fairly bored with his writing, although After Dark and Norwegian Wood are 2 of my favourite novels to date. I cannot really bring myself to continue reading his other works, at least for now.

At the moment I still looking for replacements or books which have a similar vibe to AD or NW, but have failed to find any.

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Finished this book for 2nd time. The last 300 pages or so really make me yank my hairs!!! Now waiting another year or so for the next book.....

 

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OK Words of Radiance fans.....I am so into this book...But -----------------cencored (sorry!!!)--------------------....

 

 

Sorry...But I did not see that coming.....

 

 

Back to my reading......

Lovely...I am listening ti the Audible recorded book so it takes awhile...

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Lovely...I am listening ti the Audible recorded book so it takes awhile...

I just finished it last night - epic. reading this now 

 

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Been on the list for a while. I wanted to get to it before the film got out and poisoned the experience.

 

Wonderfully written, and certainly not for everyone.

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