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20-10-2017, 10:27 AM
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Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy.
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20-10-2017, 11:12 AM (This post was last modified: 20-10-2017 11:49 AM by julep.)
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I just finished Kurt Andersen's Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire.

I highly recommend it. Equal amounts interesting, appalling, and depressing.
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25-10-2017, 12:31 PM
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"Dog and Priest: ┼╗ertwa and Other Stories". Supernatural crime story/horror set in twilight years of Poland People Republic touching ancient myths, religion and a bit of polish folklore.

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25-10-2017, 02:54 PM
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Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth. I have been alternating Philip Roth novels with other 20th-century American novels lately. This is a filthy book, but also one of the funniest books I've read. It's also a very Jewish book.
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28-10-2017, 10:58 AM
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Finished "Dog and Priest" and moved to another book, historical one this time: "Extermination of Jews in the Polish province" which is antology of texts about pre-war and wartime Jewish and Polish experiences with each other. Looks promising and unbiased.

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28-10-2017, 06:05 PM (This post was last modified: 28-10-2017 06:25 PM by Shai Hulud.)
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"Something Other Than God" by Jennifer Fulwiler. First, I've seen her discuss this book and there are glaring differences between the book and the speeches on some pretty important details. Second, she's a "militant atheist-materialist" and the first time her future husband makes a theological argument with her, it's essentially the 747 in the junkyard and her response is basically that it makes too much sense omg... this is going to be a slog. My kingdom for Scott Hahn.

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30-10-2017, 04:02 PM
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(28-10-2017 06:05 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  "Something Other Than God" by Jennifer Fulwiler. First, I've seen her discuss this book and there are glaring differences between the book and the speeches on some pretty important details. Second, she's a "militant atheist-materialist" and the first time her future husband makes a theological argument with her, it's essentially the 747 in the junkyard and her response is basically that it makes too much sense omg... this is going to be a slog. My kingdom for Scott Hahn.

I read this book when it first came out. I found it interesting, but not at all convincing.

I am currently reading Americana by Don DeLillo -- yet another in my series of 20th-century American novels. So far, I'm enjoying it -- not bad at all for a young writer's first novel.
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30-10-2017, 04:34 PM
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(30-10-2017 04:02 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  
(28-10-2017 06:05 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  "Something Other Than God" by Jennifer Fulwiler. First, I've seen her discuss this book and there are glaring differences between the book and the speeches on some pretty important details. Second, she's a "militant atheist-materialist" and the first time her future husband makes a theological argument with her, it's essentially the 747 in the junkyard and her response is basically that it makes too much sense omg... this is going to be a slog. My kingdom for Scott Hahn.

I read this book when it first came out. I found it interesting, but not at all convincing.

I am currently reading Americana by Don DeLillo -- yet another in my series of 20th-century American novels. So far, I'm enjoying it -- not bad at all for a young writer's first novel.

Have you read White Noise? That's my favorite of his.
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30-10-2017, 04:52 PM
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(30-10-2017 04:34 PM)julep Wrote:  
(30-10-2017 04:02 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  I read this book when it first came out. I found it interesting, but not at all convincing.

I am currently reading Americana by Don DeLillo -- yet another in my series of 20th-century American novels. So far, I'm enjoying it -- not bad at all for a young writer's first novel.

Have you read White Noise? That's my favorite of his.

I hope to get to that one eventually. I am trying to read all the novels of Pynchon, Roth, McCarthy, and DeLillo in the order they were written -- not a trivial project! And that's in addition to some other reading projects. So White Noise (along with Underworld, which is also highly acclaimed) is probably a few years down the road. Lately, though, I'm getting through about one novel per week, so it may not be that long.
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31-10-2017, 07:16 PM
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(30-10-2017 04:02 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  I read this book when it first came out. I found it interesting, but not at all convincing.

Having finished it (so short for so much money), got to agree with you. If anything, like Case for Christ (which helped convince her...), I found it to be more detrimental to my faith than uplifting in any form.

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