What are you currently reading?

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  Posted on January 14, 2009 15:36
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Well, the topic title really says it all. What are you currently reading, and is it any good?

Personally, I'm reading one of Yukio Mishima's first novel, 'Confessions of a Mask'. It was this novel that launched him to fame at the early age of only 24, in the years following the war.

It's a really interesting book about a Japanese youth growing up, having to hide his homosexuality in order to fit in with society, told in a particularly modernist style, whereby the character's inner thoughts are shown as distinctly different from the image he projects of himself to others. I'm about half-way through, and its been great so far; the simultaneous lust for sex and death, and the confusion that the narrator himself suffers, both proving to be highly engaging issues within the text

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Mishima was nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature three times, though he never won it. He committed ritual suicide in 1970.

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  Posted on January 14, 2009 15:39
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Hamlet 'cause Shakespeare is for cool peoples.

It's okay. >_>




  Posted on January 14, 2009 15:40
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There Eyes Were Watching God.
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  Posted on January 14, 2009 16:34
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You know, I've never read Hamlet. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I've never gotten around to it. Although I have seen Lion King, which is pretty much the same story :P

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  Posted on January 14, 2009 16:55
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Americans don't read
  Posted on January 14, 2009 16:56
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Catching up on my bleach manga chapter's.

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  Posted on January 14, 2009 16:58
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Christ, thats a pretty deep book your reading then.

I myself just finished reading a fantasy novel about a witch hunter. Bloody good read.


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  Posted on January 14, 2009 18:01
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@Izanagi, lol yeah, well I'm doing English Lit at Uni so I like my books deep :P

@Kamia, pierce the heavens you bastard D:

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  Posted on January 14, 2009 18:17
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Blood Noir - Laurell K. Hamilton
  Posted on January 14, 2009 18:36
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What's that about? It sounds quite interesting

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  Posted on January 14, 2009 18:43
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Erebus wrote:
@Izanagi, lol yeah, well I'm doing English Lit at Uni so I like my books deep :P

@Kamia, pierce the heavens you bastard D:

oh yes, I heard your studying Lit.

Rather impressive tastes though, thats for sure.

Oh, and by the way.... I luv yu DRN


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  Posted on January 14, 2009 23:56
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Count of Monte Cristo.
It's... intense, to say the least. And amazing, the depth of his thought process in his revenge goes beyond a normal thought pattern. For example, I just read a part where he could have ruined his greatest enemy's marriage, but saved it to gain their trust.
Though, it gets extremely confusing with names and titles. You have to infer mostly everything.
  Posted on January 15, 2009 14:01
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The only thing I'm actually reading as of now is my college class text book on Sociology

The book is called "Sociology" by Rodney Stark

Is it any good?
It's pretty good for a school text book.
  Posted on January 15, 2009 14:23
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Heh, surprisingly, I've found that I really am getting into the critical reading and reference books. There's one in particular, "All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: An Experience Of Modernity" by a guy called Marshall Berman, and it's actually really great!

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  Posted on January 15, 2009 14:26
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That was then, This is now.

About the book:
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Bryon and Mark have been inseparable best friends from childhood, but now at sixteen, they both sense they are growing apart. Bryon is disturbed by the fights and the violence yet Mark takes it all as a matter of course-part of life of a kid on the street.He tried to get with a girl named Cathy too. They seem to be changing too fast for Bryon. He is in love with Cathy-growing up and beginning to care and to realize that they are no longer kids.

When Bryon discovers that Mark is pushing drugs to younger kids he must face a choice that may destroy a lifelong friendship.
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