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December 15, 2014 7:44 pm  #321


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

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My favourite kind!

Why?
 


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December 15, 2014 7:48 pm  #322


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

I like dark art, books and films.


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December 15, 2014 7:53 pm  #323


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

I like the darkness too

But Atonement was too dark a place for me to revisit. 


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December 15, 2014 7:59 pm  #324


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

I can understand that.


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December 15, 2014 8:02 pm  #325


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

 I love dark. But Atonement was depressingly grey to me.

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December 15, 2014 8:06 pm  #326


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

I possibly should give the book a chance.


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December 15, 2014 9:16 pm  #327


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Schmiezi wrote:

 I love dark. But Atonement was depressingly grey to me.

That's a good word for it, I think.  The Cement Garden was dark.   It was the first of McEwan's that I read, and I loved it enough to read it twice and see the film.  I think it's probably too dark for me now!
 

 

December 16, 2014 9:13 am  #328


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

For dark (mostly) I can now recommend 'The Mistletoe Bride' by Kate Mosse. Short stories, some unsettling, some dark, some optimistic. All are based upon places she has visted or lived. sme are based on old folk tales, stories. Now, I have just started 'The Martian' by Andy Weir. So far it is excellent. Based on a wonderful idea of an astronaut stranded alone on Mars (sounds far-fetched but the techie stuff seems accurate and the motivations are believable). Will let you know what I think when I have finished.


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December 16, 2014 4:52 pm  #329


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

I've only read her...Winter Ghosts, is it?
Very good.


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January 6, 2015 12:29 pm  #330


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Excellent! Both the Kate Mosse book (short stories) and also The Martian. This is, I suppose, science fiction but it does not actually have that 'feel'. I comes over very much as both science fact and a very human story about the drive for survival against all the odds and also man's humanity to man. Yes, humanity, not inhumanity, which makes a nice change. You really root for the protagonist in this story. Very exciting culmination too.


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January 7, 2015 1:55 pm  #331


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

I don't have time to read anymore, but for christmas I got Ed Sheerans autobiography "A Visual Journey". And it might be the best thing I've ever read. I get so inspired to "follow my dreams" because if he could do it, why couldn't I?


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January 8, 2015 8:49 am  #332


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Love me some Ed! Not just because he's ginger! 


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January 9, 2015 10:13 am  #333


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

I started with the Sherlock book "A Study in Scarlet" (the BBC tie-in book). It's the first time that I read it. I bought all books a few months ago but was reading "Frankenstein" at that time. I'm a slow reader and I'm not that far at the moment (chapter 3) but it's already very funny. The thing with the Solar System made me laugh because I immediately thought of the series version. I'm glad I have much stuff to read in the future. But I think in spring time I have to start with "Hamlet" because it is really tough to read for a non-native speaker. I have a book with the English and German texts together which will help a lot to understand the original text.


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January 9, 2015 11:58 am  #334


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Just remember that Hamlet was written for the stage. Try and watch it first, if you can, just for the general 'feel'.


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February 12, 2015 6:27 pm  #335


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February 13, 2015 4:42 am  #336


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Re-reading at the moment Robert McKee's book about writing - STORY: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting.  An absolute must for anyone interested in understanding what makes great film and storytelling.

This book is so dense in information that it needs re-reading every now and again.  This book and Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell are the two books I go back to time and time again.

I learn something every time I do.  Wonderful.

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February 20, 2015 1:12 pm  #337


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

At the moment I am reading       
Aus dem Leben einer Matratze bester Machart by Tim Krohn. Yes, it is about a mattress.

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February 20, 2015 2:08 pm  #338


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

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I just finished reading "The Song of Achill" by Madeline Miller, a wonderful retelling of the Achilles-Patroclus relationship from the Iliad in form of a love story. Highly recommended. 


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February 20, 2015 2:50 pm  #339


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So many books......................................My Amazon wishlist has gotten outrageous.
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February 20, 2015 2:57 pm  #340


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

I must admit that besides school books I nearly always read fanfics these days. And the Chronicles. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/tongue.png


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