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Black Rain by Ibuse Masuji
The Lost Universe by Gene Weltfish

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Black Rain by Ibuse Masuji


Pure fucking hellish doom. That book haunted me after I read it.

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Richard Paul Russo's Carlucci trilogy (Destroying Angel, Carlucci's Edge & Carlucci's Heart) - Dystopic near-future noir. Good stuff.

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William Manchester - World Lit Only by Fire

great book about the Dark Ages and the Renaissance


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I'm a sucker for true crime books, and have just finished re-reading "The Corpse Garden", about Fred and Rose West. My next novel should be "The Naked and the Dead", which I've been meaning to start for ages. I might avoid it and go back to Clive James' "Unreliable Memoirs", though.

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halfway through Homo Faber, I really enjoy it so far.


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PunktPunktPunkt wrote:
halfway through Homo Faber, I really enjoy it so far.

remember liking that book too... during your bildung, have you read kleiner mann, was nun? thinking of pulling that one out again...


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bolemongo wrote:
PunktPunktPunkt wrote:
halfway through Homo Faber, I really enjoy it so far.

remember liking that book too...


I really like the Faber-character, in the beginning the book describes him as totally rational, without being able to see all these non-rational things in life, the things literature and art in general (probably) are about, not even human relationships seem to mean anything at all to him at first (or even frighten him at some point, probably because he isn't able to predict them as he is able to predict everything else he cares about in his life), then you learn more about his past and his current situation and it seems to me that he is just that way because he is really lonely, and fled into his work and only focus on this because everything is clear for him that way (and safe), but emotional he is pretty much dead.
I'm curious on how the book will go on, I read that he will change his weltanschauung (anyone know why the german word is common in this context?) in the 2nd half of the book.

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during your bildung, have you read kleiner mann, was nun? thinking of pulling that one out again...


no, never heard of it, to be honest (but my Bildung hopefully drags on for some more time :D ).


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PunktPunktPunkt wrote:
weltanschauung (anyone know why the german word is common in this context?)

it's because it sounds cool of course... just like weltschmerz, schadenfreude, spielführer and schreibtischerei... :)

edit: not heard of hans fallada? weird... kleiner mann etc totally describes the despair of the kleiner mann during the weimar republic.

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Little Man, What Now? (German title: Kleiner Mann, was nun?) is a novel by Hans Fallada, which was first published in 1932, the year before Adolf Hitler's rise to power. The book was an immediate success in Germany, where today it is considered to be a modern classic, given its intense descriptions of the last days of the Weimar Republic. The book was also the breakthrough for Fallada as a writer of fiction.


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