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message 1: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
I'd say we should try a shorter, relatively easy one at first. We did Pynchon's V. last time and it was a disaster (great book, though, of course).

Anyone have any ideas?


message 2: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Ben | 3 comments Something from the last twenty years, clear prose, highly regarded, perhaps a famous author's most famous book.


message 3: by toph (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

toph | 24 comments Yeah Pynchon is a recipe for disaster. It's no wonder that didn't work.


message 4: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
"Something from the last twenty years, clear prose, highly regarded, perhaps a famous author's most famous book."

Yeah, I agree. Something like White Noise, maybe, though I'd bet that 90% of the people in this group have already read that one.


message 5: by allison (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

allison | 13 comments something not science fiction or fantasy?


message 6: by Aaron (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Aaron | 15 comments 100 years of solitude


message 7: by chase (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

chase Adams | 44 comments memories of my melancholy whores would be a good short one, though plenty have probably already read it (that's going to be the case no matter what).

my vote goes to "Lenz"

http://www.amazon.com/Lenz-George-Buc...

http://www.tate.org.uk/research/tater...


message 8: by allison (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

allison | 13 comments i've already read 100 years of solitude


message 9: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
I'd be down for 100 Years.


message 10: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
Or we could read a more obscure DeLillo, like Libra.


message 11: by chase (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

chase Adams | 44 comments i'm good with either of those. hell we could do one of the really short delillo books. or 100 yrs is on the shelf and i've never read it.

seriously ben read that article and check out lenz.


message 12: by Aaron (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Aaron | 15 comments I've read white noise, it's great

libra would be good

so would money


message 13: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
I've been meaning to read some Amis for some time now, so I'd be down with that too.


message 14: by RichardNixon (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

RichardNixon | 4 comments we should definitely start off with something short-ish, just cause some of us have short attention spans. not me though.

ok, me.


message 15: by Jon (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Jon (kuboaa) | 13 comments Mao II was a let down compared to other Delillos

Malamud or Amis would be great


message 16: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
I also haven't read any Roth, so I'd be down with that.

I already own Portnoy's Complaint and The Plot Against America.


message 17: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
Another good one might be New York Trilogy, by Paul Auster.


message 18: by jacob (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

jacob | 4 comments id be down with some delillo or amis. id been meaning to check out some other amis anyways since reading his latest house of meetings


message 19: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
The Assistant was the next to last book I read, so I'd personally prefer one of the others.


message 20: by Rebecca (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Rebecca i've read Money, but i never mind rereading it. the Rachel Papers too, but that is quite short. I'd be down with 100 years.


message 21: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Ben | 3 comments I'd like to read 100 Years of Solitude. I've heard really good things.


message 22: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
what exactly makes you think you wouldn't like marquez?


message 23: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
I like the latter idea, so long as no one's a cock about it.


message 24: by chase (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

chase Adams | 44 comments same here. let's set it up and go ahead and do it. obviously ben is first right? ben should go ahead and list 5 and we'll vote and get this going.


message 25: by Brian (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Brian (guidedbywire) Order by registration date?


message 26: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
Yeah, let Dark go first. He led me and the rest of us here.


message 27: by Brian (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Brian (guidedbywire) Oh. I meant after dwb... I don't really care if I'm first or second or third. But if no one objects, I can nominate my five.

Unless this falls completely flat, I'll put up the following five for a vote in a new thread.

Alvaro Mutis: The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll
William Gerhardie: Futility
Richard Flanagan: Gould's Book of Fish
Eduardo Galeano: Soccer in Sun and Shadow
Leo Perutz: Master of the Day of Judgment

Obviously, these are all in my 'currently reading' or 'To-read' shelves.

After people vote (in the new thread, not this one), I'll add the book to the Hipinion group bookshelf.


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