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I read too diversely.

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I read too diversely.

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Within the last two days, I have read portions of all of the following:
Dark Places, by Jon Evans
Baudolino, by Umberto Eco
Sigil II</i>, ed. by Colin Dunne & Jan Kafka
and The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon.

My brain is feeling just a touch whiplashed.
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    • I'm enjoying it greatly. However, Prester John has been a figure of fascination for me since I was twelve.
      I found Island of the Day Before really really REALLY dry. I'm actually getting into this one.
      • Hmmm...I may have to pick this up. I keep trying Foucault's Pendulum, since it's about stuff I'm interested in, and putting it down. However, The Name of the Rose kept me enthralled.
        • I found that Foucault's Pendulum, in hardcover, was un-flipping-readable. I picked up a massmarket paperback of it for free a couple of years ago (somebody else in my building left it in the lobby with a 'free' sign) and just plowed through it.
  • Portions?
    • I've been reading Baudolino the last week. Mislaid it (left it in the office) and grabbed Sigil II to give me something to read on Wednesday. Read that for a while, and found that I had Dark Places in my bag, chewed through that on Thursday and Friday. Read more Baudolino Friday night, then went to a bookshop and found the Sei Shonagon used.

      So yeah- portions.
  • I believe it's Jon Evans, not John.

    Just read that this week. Good book, quick read.
  • I adore Sei Shounagon. What do you think?
    • I'm finding it quite enjoyable. I am debating about picking up a French translation, as apparently the French translation that's most common is quite lyrical, and I'm curious about the rather big liberties with the text that are being taken by the translator in the edition I've got.
      I think it's going to be bedtime reading for some time- it's got a pleasantly scattered, imaginative feel to it.
      • I've been thinking of rereading that. Great minds think alike I guess.
        • Hee

          I do hope you're enjoying the Parenti (Assass. of J. Caesar)!
          • Re: Hee

            A lot of the ideas were floating around the classics department when I took my degree in the early '90s.In particular, I remember the reevaluation of the Grachi, for whom I've always had sympathy.
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    is that nate of six feet under, on accidentally-ingested ecstasy?

    p.s. thanks for re-inserting sfu opening theme music in brain. no, really. it's sims-like, and makes nice background in the same way.
    • Re: icon

      It's either him tripping his brains out, or him finding out that the girlfriend's been a skank.
      I'm not sure which.
      Either way, it's an entrancing icon.
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