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  • DangoForth
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    "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee. I think it truly answers the question as to whether Truman Capote had a hand in TKAM.

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  • Bananos
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    Just wanted to say "Ask the Dust" was truly fantastic! Probably one of my favourite books now. so thanks for that advice, whomever you were.

    Currently i'm reading Zorba the Greek. A very good book so far, I really enjoyed the movie so I needed more of that Zorba.

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  • Silverlynx35
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    Band of Brothers
    Lewis Hunter's Screenwriting 434
    South Beach Diet (for a friend)

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  • Richmond Weems
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    'Cause I didn't put a hold on it at the library and someone snagged the copy of Galveston, I ended up with Master and Commander, by Patrick O'Brian, and a book of short stories from The Paris Review.

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  • Bananos
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    Originally posted by Dr. Vergerus View Post
    Ah, Mishima. I have several of his books in my reading list. I love Kenzaburo Oe, and especially Yasunari Kawabata, probably my favorite writer. Snow Country, Beauty and Sadness, The Master of Go and The Sound of the Mountain are all amazing novels.

    Recently I started reading Tanizaki's The Makioka Sisters but felt it isn't the sort of book I want to read right now.

    Have you watched Mishima, a Life in Four Chapters? I quite liked it.
    i find mishima to be a very interesting person. he was utterly pathetic, a coward, narcissist and brilliant. "the temple..." is probably his best work, and encompasses his personality well, with his obsession about beauty and death. allthough sometimes i wonder if the translations are good enough, especially "forbidden colors" is sloppy.

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  • castilleja32
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    Trying to get through the newish bio of Allan Sherman, "Overweight Sensation." Wonderful for Sherman's own writings, lyrics, and tales from his life, but a lot of clunky attempts by the author to X-ray Sherman's psyche that get in the way of the telling. His supposed insights seem so "off," mean-spirited, and not very smart. Disappointing read as a whole.

    I gave away my copy of Sherman's autobiography "Gift of Laughter" a while ago and never got it back, hard to track down; it's a wonderful read. Don't know how much is actually Sherman's writing, it supposedly was ghost-written by Maurice Zolotow. Was hoping the new bio would get into that but hardly mentions the previous book.

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  • bjamin
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    book: Ham on Rye
    script: Bad Words/Camouflage Guys (next)

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    Ah, Mishima. I have several of his books in my reading list. I love Kenzaburo Oe, and especially Yasunari Kawabata, probably my favorite writer. Snow Country, Beauty and Sadness, The Master of Go and The Sound of the Mountain are all amazing novels.

    Recently I started reading Tanizaki's The Makioka Sisters but felt it isn't the sort of book I want to read right now.

    Have you watched Mishima, a Life in Four Chapters? I quite liked it.

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  • Bananos
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    Originally posted by goldmund View Post

    I'm reading Ask the Dust, by John Fante -- very cool, reminds me of Knut Hamsun's Hunger, set in Las Vegas :-)

    A bit like Bukowski but without the profanity and, I think, more honest psychologically.
    can't believe i've never heard about this book. i love bukowski and stories like this. going to order it asap.

    i usually read in several books at once, taking my time to finish. currently i'm reading "the temple of the golden pavilion" by mishima, and i've just started on "music for chameleons" by truman capote. i've also peeked into the short stories of hemingway lately.

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    Let's bring this thread back. There were some cool reading suggestions. So I'm reading:

    book: "Galveston" by Nic Pizzolatto
    script: "True Detective - Pilot" by Nic Pizzolatto

    I've barely started with the book, but the prose is pretty good. There's a literary quality to it that's usually missing in popular genre stories.

    Come on, guys. Let's keep this thread alive.

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  • Twofingeredtypist
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    Originally posted by haroldhecuba View Post
    The Full Burn, by Kevin Conley. A book about stuntmen and I've only read the first two chapters and have to tell you: YOU MUST READ THIS! Great stuff.

    HH
    ORDERED!

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  • Richmond Weems
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    The Full Burn, by Kevin Conley. A book about stuntmen and I've only read the first two chapters and have to tell you: YOU MUST READ THIS! Great stuff.

    HH

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  • InfiniteJest
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    I MARRIED WYATT EARP by Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp.

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  • dc_guy2007
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    LONDON BOULEVARD (script not novel), by William Monahan.

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  • Australis
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    Rereading the first Shardlake novels by CJ Sansom so I can get to the latest, which I haven't.

    Other recent reads have been 'The Pyrates' by George MacDonald Fraser and part of 'Cultural Amnesia' by Clive James (not a book to be read all at once).

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