What are you currently reading?

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Evocacion
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Evocacion » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:14 am

Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.
I started reading it because it's a classic I've never read, and I felt I should at least give it a try.
But it is surprisingly good, and I'm enjoying it very much.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by dng » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:41 pm

Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by tosunpasa » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:02 am

I've started reading Stephan Zweig's "Decisive Moments in History: Twelve Historical Miniatures" . Only read the Handel part so far. As usual Zweig is a very captivating writer, and even though his narrative is exaggerated it is still based on historical facts. You can choose to read some parts if you are not interested in others, though I would suggest reading all of it. Chapters are 10-20 pages long. I'm looking forward to reading Sultan Mehmed/Fall of byzantium part.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:28 am

"The Weight of Night," by Christine Carbo.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Guitar Nut » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:48 am

Norman Del Mar's Anatomy of the Orchestra. Lots of fascinating nuggets.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by tom3949 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:52 pm

Am on holiday in Majorca and have finished Altered Carbon and To Kill a Mockingbird, and have just started The Grapes of Wrath.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Evocacion » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:23 pm

I found Tess of the d'Urbervilles to be excellent, so I have moved on to Far from the Madding Crowd. Coincidentally the BBC will be broadcasting their version of this classic in the next couple of weeks. I don't expect it to be all that good, since they have used the get out clause 'based on', and the trailers show they haven't been particularly careful with the casting.

Fortunately there are lots more Hardy books out there waiting for me!

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Jeremiah Lawson » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:32 am

recently finished Ben Johnston's Maximum Clarity. While I don't plan to be a microtonal composer I admire his string quartets and can respect the way he approaches microtonality and just intonation as possible options others can explore if they want, rather than being "the" way to compose.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Lysiane Chantre » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:51 am

I'm on re-reading CarsonMc Cullers, everything she wrote and a new French biography by Josyane Savigneau, to quote : she was a "born" musician...

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:49 am

"When They Come For You," by James Hall.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:06 pm

Karl and Rosa by Alfred Doblin. Read it decades ago. Still excellent.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by razz » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:38 am

Oliver Sach's autobiography, On The Move.

I'm 20-30 minutes from the end and I really should block out the time to finish it.

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