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The what are you reading thread?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Jeremy Jive, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. mandapanda

    mandapanda TRIBE Member

    Just finishing up the 2014 Man Booker prize winner - The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

    "August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever.

    This savagely beautiful novel is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost."

    It's very dark, especially in the descriptions of life as a POW. I have enjoyed it though. I think this is one of those novels I'll be processing for a while afterwards.
     
  2. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

  3. diablo

    diablo TRIBE Member

  4. diablo

    diablo TRIBE Member

    Just finished this:

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    Enjoyed. Plowed through in just a few days.
     
  5. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

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    Reading this in final published form - but I have been best friends with the author since grade one, and so have seen parts of this book before. Super proud of my friend getting the Random House promo treatment in their annual stable of young new authors!!

    Inspired by Blood Medallion and the style of Cormac McCarthy, Jackman takes us through the bloody course of gang of misfits taking advantage of chaos in the Civil war, to election rigging in Chicago and the "filling up" of the untamed west....

    Definitely a brutal storyline, but done with a deft touch that doesn't dwell on the violence - leaving most of it "offscreen". Hoping this is the start of a long and successful career for my good friend!

    Good review here in the Globe and Mail: It’s hard to find sympathy for Clifford Jackman’s unsavoury gang of characters in The Winter Family
     
  6. diablo

    diablo TRIBE Member

    Finished the first volume, currently 3/4 of the way through this:

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  7. Make Something Up - Stories You Can't Unread by Chuck Palahniuk.

    He can't write an ending worth shit, but I haven't given up on him yet - it's a collection of short stories.
     
  8. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  9. derek

    derek TRIBE Member

  10. Snuffy

    Snuffy TRIBE Member

    Testing my new Kobo Aura. I don't think I ever want to use a paper book again. I don't even need a book light!

    Reading a free Gutenberg book, "Pride and Prejudice". It's obnoxiously all about status. I'm so glad I live in 2015!
     
  11. diablo

    diablo TRIBE Member

    Despite less-than-amazing reviews, this one has been good so far:

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  12. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

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    I hadn't read this book since I was a kid, but when saw it in Value Village a few weeks ago, I picked it up. Truly as awesome as ever, and especially amazing when you consider this book was written in the late 1700's.

    It is totally the source of all pirate stylz like eyepatches, parrots on the shoulder, pirate lingo, etc.. This is where it all began.

    Worth a read again, even if you don't self identify as a Treasure Hunter like I do :D
     
  13. blaze_604

    blaze_604 TRIBE Member

    Read that, Not bad!
     
  14. diablo

    diablo TRIBE Member

    It suffers for the length a little bit, I thought. He should've taken advantage of the 2012 update to jettison some stuff (chapters on big beat, gabba, etc).

    Super informative, though.
     
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    diablo TRIBE Member

  16. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

  17. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  18. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

  19. diablo

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  21. Metal Morphosis

    Metal Morphosis TRIBE Member

    just finished the Nightingale (Kristin Hannah).
    very emotional read, pretty heavy on the doom & gloom. I hadn't previously read any WWII stuff on occupied France and how really fucking shitty it was. Good read.

    next on the list Aziz Ansari's Modern Romance
     
  22. diablo

    diablo TRIBE Member

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    Fouth in the series. Already read the first three.
     
  23. Metal Morphosis

    Metal Morphosis TRIBE Member

    hated Aziz's book. didn't even finish it.

    next on the list the Goldfinch
     
  24. diablo

    diablo TRIBE Member

    Started on this one yesterday.
     
  25. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

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