The Literature Thread

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:58 pm

You know what, it could be.

Also The Epic of Gilgamesh? Not that epic (88 pages on my Kobo)

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by Memento Mori » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:02 pm

You read any Ellroy, Taf?

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:06 pm

White Jazz a good decade ago. He's definitely on my list. Got to get to Hammett's books too at some point.

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by Memento Mori » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:08 pm

White Jazz is part four of The LA Quartet and probably the weakest of that series but I liked it.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:10 pm

WHY SO MANY NOIR NOVELS

I am loving it though.

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by Memento Mori » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:18 pm

More than you think. Ellis did The LA Quartet set in the 50s, then Underworld USA set in 60s/70s which had a few of the characters from the The LA Quartet, now he's doing a new LA Quartet set in the 40s with characters from both series.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:22 pm

Sounds like some Dark Tower gooseberry fool.

Give me those one off books where everyone dies.

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by Rocsteady » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:17 pm

Just finished Norwegian Wood. That was great. Beautiful writing

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by Lex-Man » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:04 pm

I started reading a Rory Stuart book about his time as the deputy governor of a province of Iraq. I surprised he wasn't killed out there as he seems to be wandering around without any security and groups of people gather to try and murder him.

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by Rex Kramer » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:49 am

Rocsteady wrote:Just finished Norwegian Wood. That was great. Beautiful writing

Lovely book, I can't decide between that, Kafka on the shore and Hard Boiled Wonderland as to which is my favourite Murakami.

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PostRe: The Literature Thread
by Moggy » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:12 am

Tafdolphin wrote:You know what, it could be.

Also The Epic of Gilgamesh? Not that epic (88 pages on my Kobo)


It's like dog years though. You have to multiply the pages on an eReader by 7 to get the number for clay tablets.

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