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As I read back over my lj entries, I realize that I must sound like a social butterfly, Blue Morpho sized! However, I still classify myself as a semi couch muffin, and catch Law and Order, British comedies, Voyager, and SG-1 (YEAH, ginger931). Good thing I don't have cable...

Any recommendations for a good read, maybe something a little highbrow. Something way above Grisham, PLEASE. How's the DaVinci Code?


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Jul. 21st, 2003 11:58 am (UTC)
Robertson Davies
So far, I've only read The Rebel Angels. He's been on my mind, and I've been meaning to pick him up again (he's dead, so he's getting lighter all the time). It's hardly an obscure recommendation.

I don't know why this popped into my head, but I just thought of Free Live Free by Gene Wolfe. If you haven't read him, he likes to mess with your mind. If Philip K. Dick was asked to do a novelized update of The Wizard of Oz, and he was asked to do it as a noir detective story, this book is what he might write.
Jul. 21st, 2003 04:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Robertson Davies
Thanks for the interesting recommendations, sounds like a trip to HalfPrice may be in order this evening! I like Philip K. Dick, and film noir, so it looks like the right selection for me....
I enjoy light semi-autobiographical reads, like Mark Salzman and Nick Hornby, but am definitely in the mood for something to sink my teeth into. Without leaving a sour taste in my mouth, like Susan Orlean's "The Orchid Thief".
Jul. 21st, 2003 04:26 pm (UTC)
Free Live Free and others.
I'm curious what another person would think of Free Live Free. It's playful, which Gene Wolfe isn't usually. The ending was very, very tough to wrap my head around. I read the ending three times, but that's very similar to how Philip K. Dick is for me.

On semi-autobiography, I thought of Operation Shylock. It's by Philip Roth, and either it's partly fiction, or Philip Roth has a very strange life. It's about a person pretending to be him taking up a political cause.
Jul. 21st, 2003 04:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Free Live Free and others.
Cool, I have a meeting that is only a few blocks from a couple of bookstores, so I'll check it out. I seem to recall Philip Roth being recommended by friends with similar tastes, so I'll check that out as well, Thanks!
So did you decide which movies you were going to see this week?
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