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Has anyone ever read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair? Because it's having a PRETTY slow start.

Upton Sinclair is by no means a good writer. The novel is more informative than anything else.

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The Grapes of Wrath is a slow read for me.

 

Has anyone else read it? I know it's widely popular, but do you guys think it's worth the read?

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The Grapes of Wrath is a slow read for me.

 

Has anyone else read it? I know it's widely popular, but do you guys think it's worth the read?

 

It's worth the read, but I much prefer Of Mice And Men.

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So I'm reading The Jungle and I'm about 100 pages in.

 

It's alright, nothing really great, but it makes me cringe reading about the meat industry in the past. :huh:

 

I could really use a good book after this one. Please. Any suggestions?

Also, please tell me what sort of genre it is. (Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Non-Fiction, etc. :unsure:)

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What are you currently reading? What did you read before this? What do you plan on reading after this?

 

Right now, I'm reading The Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I tried to read Rainbow Six by Tom Clancey got bored with it by page 100-ish. I should probably start my summer reading after this :huh: (Unwind by Neal Shusterman).

 

Awesome. Relic is one of my favorite books and its sequel Reliquary is awesome as well since it expands the plot and reunites the cast of Relic.

 

What i'm reading now: a fantastic webcomic called two kinds.

 

Also good reading even though it can be classified as a furry comic.

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Am liking The Grapes of Wrath a lot. I'm about halfway through. Good stuff.

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So I'm reading The Jungle and I'm about 100 pages in.

 

It's alright, nothing really great, but it makes me cringe reading about the meat industry in the past. :huh:

 

I could really use a good book after this one. Please. Any suggestions?

Also, please tell me what sort of genre it is. (Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Non-Fiction, etc. :unsure:)

I'm finishing up The Chess Garden by Brooks Hansen right now. It is the fourth best book I have ever read in my life. :mellow: Basically it tells the story of a doctor who goes to the Antipodes, an island where game pieces, of chess and all other games, are as alive as humans, and weaves this in with his past life, which is supposed to be analogous to the rest of his life, his youth, epiphany in South Africa and age. (At least, I think it is. The book itself is written in a very straightforward manner, but I fear I've missed several of the layers while reading through this. I'll definitely have to reread it.)

 

History and allegory are expertly woven together until finally both lead back to the chess garden itself, a place where ideas give way to vision, reason meets faith, and fact and figment are finally reconciled.

 

Like all great novels, this book is not only a great story in and of itself, but can be used to reflect upon the world outside the novel, or not, as the reader chooses. :/

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So I'm reading The Jungle and I'm about 100 pages in.

 

It's alright, nothing really great, but it makes me cringe reading about the meat industry in the past. :huh:

 

I could really use a good book after this one. Please. Any suggestions?

Also, please tell me what sort of genre it is. (Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Non-Fiction, etc. :unsure:)

I'm finishing up The Chess Garden by Brooks Hansen right now. It is the fourth best book I have ever read in my life. :mellow: Basically it tells the story of a doctor who goes to the Antipodes, an island where game pieces, of chess and all other games, are as alive as humans, and weaves this in with his past life, which is supposed to be analogous to the rest of his life, his youth, epiphany in South Africa and age. (At least, I think it is. The book itself is written in a very straightforward manner, but I fear I've missed several of the layers while reading through this. I'll definitely have to reread it.)

 

History and allegory are expertly woven together until finally both lead back to the chess garden itself, a place where ideas give way to vision, reason meets faith, and fact and figment are finally reconciled.

 

Like all great novels, this book is not only a great story in and of itself, but can be used to reflect upon the world outside the novel, or not, as the reader chooses. :/

 

This book sounds really interesting. I think I'll get it! Thanks so much for the paragraph! It looks to be something I would read too, so this is like, totes rad brah.

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Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem. It's about a New York detective who is investigating the murder of his former boss, all while battling Tourette's syndrome. Also, I've heard that a movie adaptation is in the works, with Edward Norton directing and starring as the main character.

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I ended up putting the Harry Potter series on hold after the second book. I'm reading Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel now.

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Just finished reading My S**t Life So Far, by Frankie Boyle funny book and very crude :huh:

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I'm done reading books I actually want to so I can try and knock out the required reading for the summer. Steinbeck's East of Eden weighs in at around 600 pages, so I hope it isn't horribly boring like a lot of summer reading can be. I want to finish the Foundations series. ;_;

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I am currently reading "I am the Messenger" by Markus Zusak. (Awesome so far; it's really engaging, and I can't stop reading. Markus Zusak is a really good author by the way. He has a style of telling stories about average people in strange ways.)

 

Are you serious?

I'm reading that!

One i read before it was "Rash" by Pete Hautman

Really? Did you like it? I thought it was really good.

 

I can't say the same for "Maximum Ride," however. Turns out it was written for ten-year-olds. But, hey, like I said, my mom got it for me. It's not my fault if she underestimates my reading ability. :huh:

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Finished The Jungle, which wanted to convert me to Socialism. lol

 

Reading A Separate Peace. I heard this was really good. I'm about 20 pages in, and it's a huge sigh of relief.

 

My past two books, Uncle Tom's Cabin and The Jungle have described so many unnecessary facts, that I would almost skip pages and pages until the 3 page long paragraph was over.

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Finished The Jungle, which wanted to convert me to Socialism. lol

 

Reading A Separate Peace. I heard this was really good. I'm about 20 pages in, and it's a huge sigh of relief.

 

My past two books, Uncle Tom's Cabin and The Jungle have described so many unnecessary facts, that I would almost skip pages and pages until the 3 page long paragraph was over.

 

I feel the same way about The Grapes of Wrath.

 

The entire third chapter was about a turtle crossing the street. It was described really well, and I didn't mind it, but still, completely unnecessary..

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I recently finished reading The Inferno by Dante Alighieri, so now I'm considering an easier book to read during the school year, when my free time will be significantly less than what it is now and I won't want to put as much effort into joy reading. Slaughterhouse Five seems like a good such read, so I'll probably start that sometime this weekend. :huh:

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Currently, I'm reading the Hobbit for summer reading. I read it in 5th grade before, so it helps that I remember some of the content

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I recently finished reading The Inferno by Dante Alighieri, so now I'm considering an easier book to read during the school year, when my free time will be significantly less than what it is now and I won't want to put as much effort into joy reading. Slaughterhouse Five seems like a good such read, so I'll probably start that sometime this weekend. :huh:

Slaughterhouse Five was a book for school last year, and it felt like something I would have enjoyed sooo much more if I had just read it for fun.

 

I finished the entirety of East of Eden during my vacation, and it was a lot easier to read than I thought. Pretty good book. Next, I'm going to return to the Foundation Series with Foundation and Earth.

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I am reading a play at the moment, "Six characters in search of an author" by Luigi Pirandello. I also saw it performed earlier this year at the Seymour Theatre.

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Currently reading Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder, and next any of The Solitaire Mystery, The Ringmaster's Daughter or Through a Glass, Darkly, all by the same author.

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What are you currently reading?

A voz dos Deuses (The Voice of the Gods in English), it's not the first time I read it and I'm sure it won't be the last. It's a book about Viriathus (a Lusitanian hero) and the Lusitanians. It's really good imo.

What did you read before this?

Brisingr.

What do you plan on reading after this?

Well I don't know really, probably going to re-read the Mists of Avalon.

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