What are you currently reading?

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:55 am

"From Sand and Ash" Amy Harmon
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by zupfgeiger » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:18 pm

John Suchet, Mozart. Excellent biography, he reveals the man and his extraordinary life brilliantly. Only downside is that Mozart's music is a bit neglected. Like the great Mozart biographer Wolfgang Hildesheimer Suchet seems not to be a musicologist.
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Post by Briant » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:45 pm

zupfgeiger wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:18 pm
John Suchet, Mozart. Excellent biography, he reveals the man and his extraordinary life brilliantly. Only downside is that Mozart's music is a bit neglected. Like the great Mozart biographer Wolfgang Hildesheimer Suchet seems not to be a musicologist.
I have just finished John Suchet biography of the Strauss family. Excellent book about his life and the links with the Hapsburgs. I agree Suchet portraits the times brilliantly but is not a musicologist. I will try the Mozary book.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:26 am

“ORIGIN,”. Dan Brown.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:59 pm

"The Unremembered Girl," by Eliza Maxwell
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Tubbers » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:36 pm

Deliverance by James Dickey
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Steve Kutzer » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:32 pm

doug wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:14 am
"The Naturalist,". Andrew Mayne
I guess that might have been a Kindle First freebie. I enjoyed it, even if I found his success rate improbable.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by chiral3 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:10 am

Paris in the Present Tense. M. Halperin. It's been a while since a book this well written, lyrical, and consuming has graced my life. Last book that had music as a central theme was probably Orfeo. I wish I could read Orfeo again for the first time.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Jeremiah Lawson » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:41 pm

still working through Aesthetic Theory by Theodore Adorno. His essay "On Jazz" is justifiably one of the more infamously terrible essays on that musical subject! He's also a total slog to read but there's nonetheless some useful reading in it for getting a sense of the Frankfurt school seeing as in the last year or so more and more journalists in Anglo-American arts keep bringing up Frankfurt school authors ... though they all seem to avoid mentioning Aesthetic Theory for some reason ... .

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Mike Steede » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:20 am

'The Road to Little Dribbling' by Bill Bryson, of 'A Walk in the Woods' fame.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by zupfgeiger » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:52 am

Philip Kerr, March Violets, a Bernie Gunther story, located in Berlin of the early 30s. Great stuff.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:36 pm

“The Rooster Bar,” by John Grisham
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by bear » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:55 pm

Billion Dollar Brain - Len Deigton
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by TKO » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:06 pm

John Cleese's autobiography. Just started, but seems promising indeed.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Wuuthrad » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:31 am

"IQ84" by Haruki Murakami

and/or

"The Myth of Human Supremacy" by Derrick Jensen

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