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Just finished Blood Meridian. I highly recommend it.

 

 

 

There is really nothing quite like it.

 

Its a great book, I remember reading it and being wowed. I love the Melville (Moby Dick) influence. Have you read any other of his works? If you liked blood meridian maybe try Sutree, I myself preferred it. I think Sutree is his masterpiece.   

 

 

I am reading a classic at the moment, a book that escaped my radar for a very long time ¬

 

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Its a great book, I remember reading it and being wowed. I love the Melville (Moby Dick) influence. Have you read any other of his works? If you liked blood meridian maybe try Sutree, I myself preferred it. I think Sutree is his masterpiece.   

 

 

I am reading a classic at the moment, a book that escaped my radar for a very long time ¬

 

 

 

I've read Suttree, No Country for OId Men, All the Pretty Horses and The Road.

 

In my opinion, Blood Meridian is his magnum opus. It's amazing, thought-provoking, disgusting, scary and disturbing, but it is so beautifully crafted above all. So many small little segments that are extremely important to the story, which fly over most peoples heads, like part where the kid fins the eldress in the rocks. It is a shocking scene, which drains all the color from your face, but is still an integral part of the kids story.

 

I loved it.

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Agincourt (Click to show)

 

3rd time... Great read.

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I love that period of English history. Cornwell makes it come alive.

Just finished, indeed a great read. Does Hook reappear in any other of his books?

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Agincourt (Click to show)

 

3rd time... Great read.

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I love that period of English history. Cornwell makes it come alive.

Just finished, indeed a great read. Does Hook reappear in any other of his books?

I have not read all of his books. I am going to get onto the Saxon series, but so far this is the only one with Hook. Great character!

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I have not read all of his books. I am going to get onto the Saxon series, but so far this is the only one with Hook. Great character!

did "wolf hall" arrive for you?

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I have not read all of his books. I am going to get onto the Saxon series, but so far this is the only one with Hook. Great character!

 

 

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did "wolf hall" arrive for you?

Yes, you read it Magic, wasn't it a good book.

 

I know OT, Jude forgive me..........Eric, are you hip to the group Jazz is Dead?  Fantastic.......I've got all 3 albums and hardly a dud song in the bunch.

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Yes, you read it Magic, wasn't it a good book.

 

I know OT, Jude forgive me..........Eric, are you hip to the group Jazz is Dead?  Fantastic.......I've got all 3 albums and hardly a dud song in the bunch.

To quote Frank Zappa "Jazz isn't dead... it just smells funny."

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Yes, you read it Magic, wasn't it a good book.

 

I know OT, Jude forgive me..........Eric, are you hip to the group Jazz is Dead?  Fantastic.......I've got all 3 albums and hardly a dud song in the bunch.

yes "wolf hall" is one of my favorite of all the books i've read.

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Looks like the kind of book one would find at airport shops...

 

Aren't those book all similar? 

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Looks like the kind of book one would find at airport shops...

 

Aren't those book all similar? 

I think it depends, for instance the Gladwell books are very good but can come across like self help success guides.  ¬ 

 

 

 

they are anything but

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Looks like the kind of book one would find at airport shops...

Aren't those book all similar? 

I would imagine that this book is being sold in airports right now. It just came out. This book is absolutely excellent...It's irreverent about the airport books and related self-help industry that you seem to be referring to. I have read two books on Buddhism just lately. This book takes Buddhist principles and demonstrates how they were used to change a life. Highly recommended...seriously, quick read...

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I would imagine that this book is being sold in airports right now. It just came out. This book is absolutely excellent...It's irreverent about the airport books and related self-help industry that you seem to be referring to. I have read two books on Buddhism just lately. This book takes Buddhist principles and demonstrates how they were used to change a life. Highly recommended...seriously, quick read...

 

Its always interesting to hear recommendations from others. Cheers.

 

Can't seem to find the time to sit down and finish my Nietzsche.

Its not something I can read well before going to sleep or after work. I really need to reserve some time for it with a marker, a pencil and my notebook.


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I have not read all of his books. I am going to get onto the Saxon series, but so far this is the only one with Hook. Great character!

did "wolf hall" arrive for you?

I have it on my Audible account. I will get to it, but I am on book 2 of an 8 book series right now.....

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I have not read all of his books. I am going to get onto the Saxon series, but so far this is the only one with Hook. Great character!

 

 

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did "wolf hall" arrive for you?

Yes, you read it Magic, wasn't it a good book.

 

I know OT, Jude forgive me..........Eric, are you hip to the group Jazz is Dead?  Fantastic.......I've got all 3 albums and hardly a dud song in the bunch.

I have not heard of them Steve. I am not a big Dead fan....I will give them a listen though.

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