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Old 11-15-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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And here I just rep'd you for giving it a go.

Seriously, I couldn't read it -- would not even attempt it.

I'm at the tail end of "Come, Thou Tortoise" and finished "Oogy" last night on the way home from school. I still have "When it Happens to You" in the wings. I wish I could read as quickly as you all do, but I just don't seem to be able to do it.

Right now I've left Oddly in the pub with her dad's arch nemesis explaining about remembering how to be young.... I've got to get back to that because I need to remember that myself!
Ha! Funny timing.

I'm not reading quickly. In fact, I'm not reading at all. Just beginnings of books, really, except for Parnassus, which I was able to finish.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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I decided to read it again because it was so entertaining the first time around.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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I was about to take Artie out, then get into bed and start it.

Hmmmm.

I won't.

I don't know what I was thinking.

Clearly, I wasn't thinking at all.

ETA: I'd borrowed it from the library. It's returned and deleted.
Wise, very wise.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm ridiculous. I said that I wasn't ever going to read it (I even promised Ketabcha and fromupthere that I'd stay far away from it) and I also told Ketabcha today that I've been looking for "light" books, but I'm about to start Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account by Miklos Nyiszli. We'll see how far into I get before feeling too ill to continue.
Dawn,

As you know I have read it. I do not think you should. It's a tough book and it will upset you greatly. It's very heavy and very graphic. Please don't read it.

Added later: Good. You deleted and returned it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I've tried to get into three different books in the last 2 days. Nothing seems to fit. So, I resorted to my fill-in-the-time with a rather good zombie book. LOL. I know, I know. I just can't seem to stop reading them. It's obviously an escape of some kind for me. What I like is when the good guys (the living) manage to find a safe place with food and water and blankets.

Plus, there are so many free zombie and apoc books for the kindle. I could rationalize saying that I'm looking for exceptional authors but the fact is that I just like the books no matter how badly they are edited.

Onward and upward.......bwwaaahahahahahahahaahahaha.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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You guys know how I never (or very, very, very rarely) like short stories but:

1. I need quick snippets to read while I spend a week with family over Thanksgiving
2. We have a trip planned to New Orleans in March

I read the first story and this book seems completely charming.

New Orleans, Mon Amour: Twenty Years of Writings from the City by Andrei Codrescu
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Kanada ....(*V*)....
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Being Beautiful by Dr. OZ...lol
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Dawn,

As you know I have read it. I do not think you should. It's a tough book and it will upset you greatly. It's very heavy and very graphic. Please don't read it.

Added later: Good. You deleted and returned it.
So should I not read it either? I hadn't heard about this book - if it was discussed on this board I must have missed it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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So should I not read it either? I hadn't heard about this book - if it was discussed on this board I must have missed it.
It's not for readers who lost family in the Holocaust. It's too personal for that and can send the reader out of the house howling at the moon in rage. It's raw and his experiences are difficult to wrap one's mind around. And yet I think it is a good book because it adds one more piece in the puzzle of how the Nazis got away with all that they did.

I read it once and I will never touch it again. Read it, net. I can't say that any of us would "like" it but it is informative and adds to my knowledge as a book reviewer on Jewish History. So I had to read it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Canada
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It's not for readers who lost family in the Holocaust. It's too personal for that and can send the reader out of the house howling at the moon in rage. It's raw and his experiences are difficult to wrap one's mind around. And yet I think it is a good book because it adds one more piece in the puzzle of how the Nazis got away with all that they did.

I read it once and I will never touch it again. Read it, net. I can't say that any of us would "like" it but it is informative and adds to my knowledge as a book reviewer on Jewish History. So I had to read it.
Thanks. It's hard to imagine worse than what specials on TV show. I do sometimes read books I think are important, in the sense of bearing witness, even if they horrify me. We can't ever forget what happened and sometimes I think there is a kind of revisionist history going on about that, in how people tend to relativise and dismiss things as having happened long ago. I must be getting old, because it doesn't seem that long ago to me when the people it happened to, and who were part of it, are still alive.
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