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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2007, 08:10:54 pm »
Reading The Writer's diary of Virginia Woolf finished.

Coming after..."Bdelost, tot vse! Gustava Meyrinka cesta k nadsmyslu" written by D. Z. Bor
You can find there detailed Meyrink's biography. Last pages inscribe his strong friendship with Prague publisher Oldrich Neubert. Evidence about this frienship are proclaimed by till this time uknown and unpublished letters. These letters bring out some hazily parts of G. Meyrink's life.
But then again, who does.

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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2007, 08:42:40 pm »
Now reading: "The Black Book" by last years Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk. I've only read 100 pages or so of this book and man!... this guy is great!! :bow:
The way he describes things (especially gestures and situations), and the cinism he uses to treat some slippery subjects has already put him into my top ten of favourite authors. Wonderful!
... just keep reading his Black Book :ninja:
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2007, 08:06:20 pm »
So the book called "Bdelost, tot vse!" Gave me some interesting informations about G. Meyrink.
For example that G. M. knew within common drugs also drugs like peyote.
There are also written very interesting iformations about lot of important Czech political and artistic characters in connection with secret societies and so.
It has suprised me how many people were concerned about these things in era when G. M. lived.

Oncoming:

Gustav Meyrink: "Walpurgisnacht" (or Valpurgis Night)
But then again, who does.

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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2007, 08:44:38 pm »
Song of Ice and Fire: A feast of crows (that is the 4. book in series) by George R. R. Martin
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2007, 12:54:44 am »
This one still awaits me... hope you enjoy it... and, don't tell me who died  :wink2:
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2007, 02:08:34 am »
I'll be doing notes on "The Lord of the Flies" for my unit test, that will be next week. Last 4 chapters of this book are the best. If you've watched the movies, they're crap compared to the book. Well, they're crap period.
And I'm reading some poetry from Pablo Neruda for Spanish.
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2007, 11:23:36 am »
This one still awaits me... hope you enjoy it... and, don't tell me who died  :wink2:

WARNING!!! may be SPOILER!!!

Nobody yet... but as reading those books before this one... ANYONE can die at ANY TIME.
Just look at Robb Stark at the "Bloody Wedding". Everything was boring and peaceful, i was just looking how long do I have to read this crap. And in last 2 pages of the title... everybody just suddenly dies. Not even a reader knows WTF just happened  :lol:
« Last Edit: September 20, 2007, 11:29:35 am by deathdancer »
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2007, 07:55:19 pm »
Did anyone read The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley?
I am going to buy it ASAP.

And as I decided to read all Meyrink's works printed in Czech - now reading: Der Engel vom westlichen Fenster
« Last Edit: September 20, 2007, 08:06:20 pm by Praha »
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2007, 09:27:10 am »
now reading: Thomas Karlssons - Adulruna
Life it what happens while you wait for your dreams
Joy and beauty dance where open eyes meet
Fortune does not mean to have the best of everything, but to make of everything the best
She loves him more than he would ever now, he loves her more than he would ever show

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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2007, 03:20:06 am »
now reading: Thomas Karlssons - Adulruna

Nice one, Shelley! :biggrin:

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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2007, 10:14:09 am »
woooow! if I could buy it ;)

me - Zofia Nałkowska - Granica (boarder)

what a boring book!

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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2007, 03:46:02 pm »
Thank you so much, Markus - it´s so interessting!!!!

Agnes, why do you read it?
Life it what happens while you wait for your dreams
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2007, 11:23:12 pm »


   Metamorfosis - Franz Kafka (again)


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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2007, 11:32:27 pm »
   Metamorfosis - Franz Kafka (again)
Ah... love it...
I wrote many essays of it.
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #34 on: September 26, 2007, 08:13:15 pm »
Is it that one where he slowly turns to a bug?
That was the only one book by Kafka which I like...
But then again, who does.

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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2007, 08:27:40 pm »
Yes, that's it. I'm not able to decide if I like that or not though. :blink:

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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2007, 09:54:28 pm »
Is it that one where he slowly turns to a bug?
That was the only one book by Kafka which I like...

Wll , he didnt "slowly" turn into abug , he (Gregory Sammsa) just awakes like one , ya know , just like one of those days you just dont belong , common


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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2007, 03:52:31 pm »
I followed Markus with reading Hermann's Hesse Demian. And I must agree with his opinion.
I can only recommend.

The part about Cain also remind me Old English heroic epic Beowulf, where Grendel and Grendel's mother are seen as punished by the Curse and mark of Cain.
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2007, 05:37:50 pm »
Next book I'll be reading for my English curriculum: "To Kill a Mockingbird" from Harper Lee. :unsure:
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2007, 03:14:25 am »
Just recently I finished reading "Hitman: Enemy Within", which was much better than you'd at first think. You have to marvel at the writers ability to keep you tense even when nothing is really "obviously" happening. At the moment I'm reading "The Essential Tales and Poems Of Edgar Allan Poe".