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Old 08-22-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
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It's nearly fall here in the UP. Even though it's over 80 degrees today, there are a few leaves changing and there's been a chill in the air in the evenings. It's dark by about 8PM now.

Each fall, I start reading classics. I was on a Doestoevsky kick for a while, along with Tolstoy. This time, I picked up a couple of John Steinbeck books at a rummage sale.

Wow! I forgot how wonderful Steinbeck was. His prose is like poetry, and the themes are deep. His characters all have a depth to them, and he probes themes like "good" and "evil". I'm reading East of Eden now, and it's much different reading it as a middle aged person that it was back in high school.

Summer time is for "beach" trash type books, and I've read my share this summer too! But what are you guys reading for fall? What's the stuff that still blows you away by how good it is?

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I've been meaning to finish War and Peace all year, I'm about 3-4 hundred in for the last year and instead of reading I come here.

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Old 08-22-2010, 02:27 PM   #3
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Who has time to read? I am replacing all the rotten cedar trim on my house... LOL

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Wow, I feel like such a Prole, I'm reading my way through Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter series. I'm up to book 9 now.

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The Stories of John Cheever ..I found it in a thrift store for a whopping $0.50

I had lost my copy back in the 70's ..

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I'm on my 4th checkout from the library of A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. Huge waitlist for the book, so I read a hundred pages, return it, put it hold again, and a month or two later get through another hundred pages.

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East of Eden is one of my all time favorites...

I just finished Matterhorn:A novel of the Vietnam War by Marlantes. Excellent Novel.

Started Johannes Cabal the Necromancer by Howard: Not nearly as good but has some very funny lines...

"With all the good will in the world, Johannes; You're as much fun as a leper at an orgy."

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"Why are all your similes sexual? That always irritated me"

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Just finished up The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury last night (one of my all time favorites.) Also finished War by Sebastian Junger a few days ago.

Up next is Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

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