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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?
2 nothingcleverleft I'm planning to read it very soon. The Magic Mountain is, in my opinion, a masterpiece ranking among the greatest novels I've ever read. I'm a fan of long, dense novels, and Joseph and his Brothers is by all accounts his most dense and rewarding novel.
2 pfunest I haven’t read it, though I intend to. I would be surprised if the book required much knowledge of the Bible considering the story of Joseph is contained in Genesis alone, and possibly somewhere in the Quran, but I’m not certain Mann draws from that work. I think I would be much more concerned with brushing up on the Amarna period in Egyptian history because that’s apparently where Mann sets the story. I am not familiar with Egyptian history, so I will have my work cut out for me when I end up reading this.
2 [deleted] Zero biblical knowledge *required*, but personally I would recommend at least reading the book of Genesis beforehand if you haven't. Joseph and His Brothers is a masterpiece in my opinion though, I stopped reading The Magic Mountain at page 89, it just wasn't gripping me, and have yet to return to it, but JaHB sucked me in from page 1 and didn't let go.
2 bobyyx3 I read it; is it good? Yes, having read all of Manns books I'd personally consider it his magnus opum. Do you need biblical foreknowledge? Dont know if it's mandatory but having read the bible/old testament will defentley enhance your reading experience (at least read the Joseph story if you dont want to read the bible, which btw you should do anyways sooner or later, religious or not, it's prolly the most influential/referenced text ever, and it's genuienly a decent book, and you can skip the non-narrative parts. Also consider reading the Epic of Gilgamesh, since it's also referenced quite a bit)
2 nona31 I read it many years ago It is the first of a tetralogy. I found it fascinating and I really don't believe you need any special knowledge of the Bible to enjoy it. Mann has always been one of my favorite authors.
2 autumnus_augustus I sat through "Death in Venice" in an afternoon's time. It's such a short and vivid story. Let me know what you think.
2 0 nothingcleverleft I'm planning to read it very soon. The Magic Mountain is, in my opinion, a masterpiece ranking among the greatest novels I've ever read. I'm a fan of long, dense novels, and Joseph and his Brothers is by all accounts his most dense and rewarding novel.
2 0 pfunest I haven’t read it, though I intend to. I would be surprised if the book required much knowledge of the Bible considering the story of Joseph is contained in Genesis alone, and possibly somewhere in the Quran, but I’m not certain Mann draws from that work. I think I would be much more concerned with brushing up on the Amarna period in Egyptian history because that’s apparently where Mann sets the story. I am not familiar with Egyptian history, so I will have my work cut out for me when I end up reading this.
2 0 [deleted] Zero biblical knowledge *required*, but personally I would recommend at least reading the book of Genesis beforehand if you haven't. Joseph and His Brothers is a masterpiece in my opinion though, I stopped reading The Magic Mountain at page 89, it just wasn't gripping me, and have yet to return to it, but JaHB sucked me in from page 1 and didn't let go.
2 0 bobyyx3 I read it; is it good? Yes, having read all of Manns books I'd personally consider it his magnus opum. Do you need biblical foreknowledge? Dont know if it's mandatory but having read the bible/old testament will defentley enhance your reading experience (at least read the Joseph story if you dont want to read the bible, which btw you should do anyways sooner or later, religious or not, it's prolly the most influential/referenced text ever, and it's genuienly a decent book, and you can skip the non-narrative parts. Also consider reading the Epic of Gilgamesh, since it's also referenced quite a bit)
2 0 nona31 I read it many years ago It is the first of a tetralogy. I found it fascinating and I really don't believe you need any special knowledge of the Bible to enjoy it. Mann has always been one of my favorite authors.
2 0 autumnus_augustus I sat through "Death in Venice" in an afternoon's time. It's such a short and vivid story. Let me know what you think.