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Originally posted by Scott@Nov 26th, 2003 - 11:02 am
Am reading now,Perfume: A Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind

And at hand I have:
The Crimson Petal and the White
The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
Nana and Therese Raquin by Emilie Zola(such classics)
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and other stories by Tim Burton
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass


Other books;non-literature:
Constantly re-reading the features in my Belgian Fashion Design books.
Wolfgang Tillmans: If One Thing Matters,Everything Matters
Archeaology of Elegance(brilliant book filled with tons of photography by some of the innovative snappers in the biz)
Maison Martin Margiela
Perfume is an excellent book!

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I have been reading now Milan Kundera's book The Unbearable Lightness of Being, I have read it before but I wanted to read it again.

Also I am reading Love by Toni Morrison.

On Paulo Coelho, I have read all his books and they are much better in português, the english translations I have read do not have the same fluid moments in my opinion.

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all translations ruin the exact poetry of the original literature.. I wish i could read Pessoa in Portugese

 
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Originally posted by Lena@Dec 4th, 2003 - 12:35 pm
all translations ruin the exact poetry of the original literature.. I wish i could read Pessoa in Portugese
this is true, i have read some poems of pessoa and all were nice.

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Vogue

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The Bible

 
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Lolita....again

 
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"Andromeda Strain" Michael Crichton, quite very scientific but its a most interesting sf thiller and based on a real situation. Not for the light hearted

 
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Dante's Inferno again (not for leisure purposes)....

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Originally posted by tgp+Dec 4th, 2003 - 8:30 am--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tgp @ Dec 4th, 2003 - 8:30 am)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Angelica@Dec 3rd, 2003 - 2:27 am
Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII by David Starkey. I'm only Catharine of Aragon, but it's great so far. Well written, it's as narrative as any fiction I've read.
if you like that subject, you should read The Other Boelyn (sp?) Girl. It was a great book.[/b][/quote]
Is it about Anne's sister, Mary?

Thanks for the recommendation, tgp. I might pick it up after I'm done with this one.

 
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Starkey is a bit of a mysoginist, Lady Antonia Fraser's 'The six wives of Henry VIII' is better IMO...

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Starkey is a bit of a mysoginist, Lady Antonia Fraser's 'The six wives of Henry VIII' is better IMO...
What makes you say Starkey is a misogynist, PrinceOfCats? Have you read many of his books? This is the first of his I've ever picked up. I've noticed some use of stereotypes and out-dated notions of gender roles in Starkey's Six Wives, but I took them as a reflection of the time (he was writing about), not necessarily of the personal stance of the author himself. Also, while the wives are not necessarily depicted in an overwhelmingly positive way, Henry comes across as a bit of a jerk in Starkey's book IMO.

I don't question your statement, Prince. I'm just honestly interested in what you think about the author. I haven't gotten very far in the book, but I will certainly keep your comment in mind. I looked up Antonia Fraser's book and I found quite a few favorable reviews. I’m also interested in her Warrior Queens. Thanks for the recommendation.

 
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I'm reading We, the Ordinary People of the Streets by Madeleine Delbrel.

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just started a very weird & interesting book "Arktos:The Polar Myth in science, symbolism and survival" by Joscelyn Godwin

 
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