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The /r/books book club selection for April is The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey
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Simple Questions: April 21, 2018
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Not too long ago, I finished Dreams From my Father by Barack Obama. I found it to be an incredibly powerful, humanizing portrait of our 44th president
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The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
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The 100 best one-star Amazon Reviews of The Great Gatsby
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Keeping books in a windowsill?
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A curious incident of the dog in the night time
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Just read a Higher Loyalty, by former FBI director James Comey.
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The meanest things Vladimir Nabokov said about other writers
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I just finished reading The Girl On The Train
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For those of you who have read The Neapolitan Novels, how true are they to women's friendships?
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'Beyond the Beats': Rock's greatest drummers share their craft in book
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Which classic is being described by this 1 star review?
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I read Factfullness by Hans Rosling and it's like an antidote to the "always bad news all the time" epidemic
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Voice in head while reading
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"America’s 100 most-loved novels" as chosen in a Survey from PBS for their "The Great American Read" Series
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Amazing book series you should all read! John Marsden - Tomorrow, when the war began.
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After 3 decades... science fiction...
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My thoughts on The Catcher in the Rye
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Dan Brown's Inferno movie adaptation? (SPOILERS)
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Los Angeles Times book prizes awarded to literary veterans, emerging authors
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Inferno by Dan Brown
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What are some less obvious books that would make great movies, and why?
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The illusion of time. Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.
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Just read Rosemary's Baby while pregnant with my son
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What books have you read just because you've seen it and thought "what the hell"? Were they any good?
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How Flap Illustrations Helped Reveal the Body’s Inner Secrets: Sixteenth century scholars peeled away anatomical ignorance one layer at a time.
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This Adorable Book Store In Toronto Has A Vending Machine That Gives Out Rare Books
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What was the last book you rage-quit?
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Library of America Editions
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The Vonnegut Universe
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The Overstory by Richard Powers seems to be another overlooked book by a massively underrated writer.
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Sympathy for the Devil
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What book have you (re)read as an adult that makes you think, "This is a kids' book!?"
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How do you "visualize" books that are more literary and focus on style/prose/thematic depth?
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Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians, was named one of Time Magazine's Top 100 Influential People of 2018!
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The Sublime Cluelessness of Throwing Lavish Great Gatsby Parties- The article I revisit whenever someone brings up the Great Gatsby
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Fierce Kingdom - phew
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Swedish Academy, which picks the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, acknowledged on Friday that names of some previous prize winners had been leaked in advance and it pledged to redraw the ancient rules governing how it functions.
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Where do I buy Chinese books in the US
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Can we talk about the Glory of John Steinbeck?
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Is there something wrong with the way I read books?
20 jakebarnes31 To anyone who enjoyed this book, I can’t recommend highly enough trying out Franny & Zooey, or any other writing by Salinger. They’re all pretty short but just perfectly written. Nine Stories is a collection of his short stories, some of which seem cryptic but are really really good To those of you who didn’t, you’re all a bunch of goddam phonies. Just kidding. But I found after re reading it that if I was willing to give him a little sympathy it turned into overwhelming empathy. Just like anything I guess, you make of it what you want to make
32 BuscemiLite I couldnt agree more. The Catcher in the Rye has been my number one favourite book for a while now. I agree with everything you have said, I'd just add how it's such a funny book, genuinely hilarious, but in the end terrifyingly lonely and sad. Scenes such as Holden hiring a prostitute just to talk to her, and calling up some girl he didn't like and asking her to run away into the woods really resonated, and capture the pain of leaving behind childhood, almost waking up, into adulthood. I have read it three times and occasionally just pick it up and read my favourite chapters, I love it.
7 Manticore416 I love Catcher in the Rye, but not nearly as much as I love Franny and Zooey by Salinger. He doesn't have a lot of published work, so I'd encourage you to check out the other works as well. Salinger has a remarkable ability to write in unique voices for different characters.
8 seninn I had to read out a random passage from this book as part of an English competition. Explaining to a group of elderly teachers and examiners how "Sally had a nice little ass." was one hell of a ride. The book is awesome, and its message is touching, but this is what will stuck with me for the rest of my life.
3 FreeGage If you enjoyed Catcher in the Rye, I suggest reading Vernon God Little. It’s another book written from the view of a 16 year old but it’s a little more modern. I read it when I was 16 and remember thinking I could have been best friends with the main character. I even got a tattoo from the book. I don’t wanna give away any plot details, but it’s been one of my favorites since I read it.
3 Provencia I read this at 17 and I was blown away. I cannot remember why. I'll have to read it again.
11 lastrada2 Yeah, S. had a special connection with young people..
13 NultyMcHeisenberg I thought I had escaped this novel after finishing up with school. But, it seems, my past continues to haunt me.
2 TheKingOfGhana I love this book and Salinger so much. Raise High the Roof Beams, Carpenters is one of my favs.
2 luiysia **But what kind of car is Hitchhiker's Guide??**
9 hairbo When I read it as a kid, I was like “Yeah, Holden, stick it to the man!” Then I read it as an adult, and I was like “Jesus, Holden, grow the fuck up you lazy, whiny prick.” In summary: loved it as a kid, loathed it as an adult.
1 [deleted] I hated that book. People praise it for being how teenagers act, but, as a guy his age, we don't act like that. Guys my age are trying to dance with girls our age, not 30 year olds. We don't just "not feel" like calling our Jane Gallaghers. We don't just lend our jackets to a dick who's gonna go try and bang our crush. I understand Holden isn't a normal guy, and his character is written really well for being what he is- but I've heard so many teachers say "How well the story captures what it is to be young" and I just don't think it does. I dislike how there is no real story arch, just a kid walking and a bunch of motifs- which were pretty in depth I'll give it that. Falling, The hat, His fake names, etc. That was pretty awesome on JD Salinger's part. My two cents, take it or leave it Have a good day m'dudes
1 mr_droopy_butthole >"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one." This quote changed my life.
1 ArthurBea **A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole** may be right up your alley.
19 0 jakebarnes31 To anyone who enjoyed this book, I can’t recommend highly enough trying out Franny & Zooey, or any other writing by Salinger. They’re all pretty short but just perfectly written. Nine Stories is a collection of his short stories, some of which seem cryptic but are really really good To those of you who didn’t, you’re all a bunch of goddam phonies. Just kidding. But I found after re reading it that if I was willing to give him a little sympathy it turned into overwhelming empathy. Just like anything I guess, you make of it what you want to make
31 0 BuscemiLite I couldnt agree more. The Catcher in the Rye has been my number one favourite book for a while now. I agree with everything you have said, I'd just add how it's such a funny book, genuinely hilarious, but in the end terrifyingly lonely and sad. Scenes such as Holden hiring a prostitute just to talk to her, and calling up some girl he didn't like and asking her to run away into the woods really resonated, and capture the pain of leaving behind childhood, almost waking up, into adulthood. I have read it three times and occasionally just pick it up and read my favourite chapters, I love it.
8 0 Manticore416 I love Catcher in the Rye, but not nearly as much as I love Franny and Zooey by Salinger. He doesn't have a lot of published work, so I'd encourage you to check out the other works as well. Salinger has a remarkable ability to write in unique voices for different characters.
9 0 seninn I had to read out a random passage from this book as part of an English competition. Explaining to a group of elderly teachers and examiners how "Sally had a nice little ass." was one hell of a ride. The book is awesome, and its message is touching, but this is what will stuck with me for the rest of my life.
3 0 FreeGage If you enjoyed Catcher in the Rye, I suggest reading Vernon God Little. It’s another book written from the view of a 16 year old but it’s a little more modern. I read it when I was 16 and remember thinking I could have been best friends with the main character. I even got a tattoo from the book. I don’t wanna give away any plot details, but it’s been one of my favorites since I read it.
3 0 Provencia I read this at 17 and I was blown away. I cannot remember why. I'll have to read it again.
9 0 lastrada2 Yeah, S. had a special connection with young people..
13 0 NultyMcHeisenberg I thought I had escaped this novel after finishing up with school. But, it seems, my past continues to haunt me.
2 0 TheKingOfGhana I love this book and Salinger so much. Raise High the Roof Beams, Carpenters is one of my favs.
2 0 luiysia **But what kind of car is Hitchhiker's Guide??**
8 0 hairbo When I read it as a kid, I was like “Yeah, Holden, stick it to the man!” Then I read it as an adult, and I was like “Jesus, Holden, grow the fuck up you lazy, whiny prick.” In summary: loved it as a kid, loathed it as an adult.
3 0 [deleted] I hated that book. People praise it for being how teenagers act, but, as a guy his age, we don't act like that. Guys my age are trying to dance with girls our age, not 30 year olds. We don't just "not feel" like calling our Jane Gallaghers. We don't just lend our jackets to a dick who's gonna go try and bang our crush. I understand Holden isn't a normal guy, and his character is written really well for being what he is- but I've heard so many teachers say "How well the story captures what it is to be young" and I just don't think it does. I dislike how there is no real story arch, just a kid walking and a bunch of motifs- which were pretty in depth I'll give it that. Falling, The hat, His fake names, etc. That was pretty awesome on JD Salinger's part. My two cents, take it or leave it Have a good day m'dudes
1 0 mr_droopy_butthole >"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one." This quote changed my life.
1 0 ArthurBea **A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole** may be right up your alley.