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By Wellsy
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Been reading a few chapters into Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer from my mother in-laws book collection.

So far I don't feel all that impressed or intrigued especially because of the high praise from others at the front of the book. It makes it sound like one is meant to be struck by the divine from the holy bible itself or something. So far what I've gotten is crudeness with flowery language that doesn't give me much mental/emotional stimulation.
Just makes me think of a urbanite bohemeian wanker so far.

Thinking might instead read For Whom The Bell Tolls instead.
By Sivad
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Wellsy wrote:
Thinking might instead read For Whom The Bell Tolls instead.


Can't go wrong with Hemingway. I've read all his stuff, Islands in the Stream is probably my favorite.
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By Tigerlily
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Any good recommendations for French books? (No classics, please)

My French reading comprehension is probably that of a teenager but I don't necessarily want to read any teen lit, unless it's super good. I can read French written for college educated adults but it takes me a while. That's why I'm saying no classics; too many words and concepts that are outdated and hard to find proper translations for. Classics tend to be very dry as well.

In English, I like reading lighthearted romance mystery novels, historical novels (especially about the Chinese Cultural Revolution, new immigrants coming to America, World War II, Korean War, etc). I also like more serious crime dramas/crime mysteries. I like female main characters and overall themes of coming of age, mother/daughter relationships, finding yourself.
By Pants-of-dog
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Tigerlily wrote:Any good recommendations for French books? (No classics, please)

My French reading comprehension is probably that of a teenager but I don't necessarily want to read any teen lit, unless it's super good. I can read French written for college educated adults but it takes me a while. That's why I'm saying no classics; too many words and concepts that are outdated and hard to find proper translations for. Classics tend to be very dry as well.

In English, I like reading lighthearted romance mystery novels, historical novels (especially about the Chinese Cultural Revolution, new immigrants coming to America, World War II, Korean War, etc). I also like more serious crime dramas/crime mysteries. I like female main characters and overall themes of coming of age, mother/daughter relationships, finding yourself.


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