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Czerwony pył
Ma Jian
Progress: 64/285 pages
The Rise Of Endymion (Hyperion Cantos #4)
Dan Simmons
Progress: 120/580 pages
Big Breasts & Wide Hips: A Novel
Mo Yan
Progress: 200/500 pages
Grotesque
Natsuo Kirino, Rebecca Copeland
Progress: 30/463 pages
Bailout Nation, with New Post-Crisis Update: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy
Barry Ritholtz
Czerwony pył - Ma Jian
"Nienawidzę poranków. Wyrywają mnie ze snu i każą spojrzeć na dobrze znane detale mego życia. Każda rzecz skąpana jest we wspomnieniach, ktore natychmiast zaczynają napływać, ledwie tylko rozewrę powieki..."
Peony in Love - Lisa See

... a bit bizzare - but then it deals with Chinese belief system, so... ;)

... and the main character is annoying as hell! really - a more stereotypical of a self-absorbed silly teenager "in love" could not be delivered! ... she's rather like Sansa, really... oO

still - the historical background is simply fascinating and it's an enjoyable, summer read :)

Bezbarwny Tsukuru Tazaki i lata jego pielgrzymastwa. - Murakami Haruki
"Zasadniczo żyjemy w czasach obojętności, a otacza nas taka wielka ilość informacji o innych osobach. Jak się chce, można ke łatwo zgromadzić. A mimo to naprawdę mało wiemy o ludziach."
Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin
"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking."
... have you read a banned book yet?
... have you read a banned book yet?

 

 

 

Endymion (Hyperion, #3) - Dan Simmons

... not too bad, but lacking a bit - after the awesome Hyperion/Fall of Hyperion this seems somewhat lacking. perhaps too much foreshadowing, perhaps something else - not sure what - but though I did enjoy reading the book, I was not as riveted as with the previous two...

The Fall of Hyperion  - Dan Simmons

so: at some point it may have gotten a bit too... supernatural? for my tastes. 

and I almost got lost (or maybe I did get lost) with some of the plot twists and who-did-what-and-when...

 

but: Simmons has AMAZING imagination to pull this off! definitely a sci-fi masterpiece!

What did the Great Depression bring besides great depression?

Reblogged from Books2day:

Turning from the future to the past, here is a look at what literature spawned out of the Great Depression era. It has been said that "hardship produces good literature." Is that true? 

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-11/how-the-great-depression-spawned-literary-masterworks.html

 

Part 1 - The Big Money

Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-11/how-the-great-depression-spawned-literary-masterworks.html
Hyperion (Hyperion, #1) - Dan Simmons

like: OMG! 400 pages and I'm stumpted as far as who/what/why goes!

great book - it's been a while since I've experience such... suspense and mystery...

 

also: you'd think there is a limited number of futures these sci-fi types can come up with. well - it seems there isn't oO

Pokolenie Ikea - Piotr C

fun, light read...

... though kinda depressing, if you do take a moment to think about it...

Reblogged from Jestę recenzentę:
Wiedz, że coś się dzieje...
Wiedz, że coś się dzieje...
Source: http://www.misja-ksiazka.pl
Pokolenie Ikea - Piotr C
"Czasem ktoś się mnie pyta: Jak możesz podejść do całkowicie obcej kobiety i zacząć z nią gadać? Nie masz oporów? Nie boisz się?
Odpowiedź brzmi: "Spierdalaj" (spierdalaj to odpowiedź dobra na wszystko)."
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

a fascinating read. surprisingly current, though the book was written more than half a century ago! (srsly? could not believe it was THAT old...)

 

anyway - ideal for a lazy afternoon in the sun. a getting depressed ;)

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick

kinda depressing. and amazing...

 

... can't believe it took me so long to get round to reading it oO

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

... so - one sunny afternoon and I quite literally swallowed the book.

can't believe it's been sitting on my shelf for three years before I got to it!

 

such an amazing and vivid story! (although very sad, too... not for the faint-hearted...)

Big Breasts & Wide Hips: A Novel - Mo Yan

... does this book get better? at all?

 

(I'm like: 2/5ths in, and it's a nightmare to read... :/)