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IlyaP

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  1. IlyaP

    Top 10

    *goes to Goodreads* *adds to the 'To Read' list.*
  2. IlyaP

    First Quarter 2020 Reading

    Listened to?
  3. IlyaP

    Top 10

    This kind of monster!
  4. IlyaP

    Top 10

    I went so far as to make this nice and tidy in a table. I REGRET NOTHING. 1 S. Morgenstern, abridged by William Goldman The Princess Bride, The ‘Good Parts’ Version 2 Jim Dodge Not Fade Away 3 William Gibson Distrust that Particular Flavour 4 Neal Stephenson Cryptonomicon 5 Virgil The Aeneid 6 A.S. Byatt Possession 7 Glenda Guest Siddon Rock 8 Matthew Stover Heroes Die 9 Bill Flanagan U2 at the End of the World 10 Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice
  5. IlyaP

    First Quarter 2020 Reading

    Exactly. I never read his books for the plot - I go there for the beautiful prose and wonderful neologisms.
  6. IlyaP

    First Quarter 2020 Reading

    Oh *I* do. I also just remember seeing that pop up in a glowing review of Spook County and thinking "that's not a word I expected in a review but okay!"
  7. IlyaP

    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    I suppose we could call fans happily waiting for the third book adoring stones fans?
  8. IlyaP

    First Quarter 2020 Reading

    It seems as he's gotten older, his style has shifted in an interesting way. Someone, once, somewhere (maybe it was John Clute?) referred to his later style as being "cromulent", which is both a wonderful casual reference to The Simpsons and a wonderful English word unto itself. It's for this reason (not the cromulent bit, but the amazing prose) that Spook Country in particular has become my favourite of his works (the prose is spectacular).
  9. IlyaP

    First Quarter 2020 Reading

    Ah, okies! Danke!
  10. IlyaP

    First Quarter 2020 Reading

    Robert Harris?
  11. IlyaP

    Tolkien 3.0

    Well that just made my jaw drop a bit. If only because I'm amazed that knowledge of it exists outside the Russophone world.
  12. IlyaP

    The Books That Have Just Come Out: New Release Thread II

    The impression his texts have given me over the last few years is that he's delighting in the weirdness of the quotidian and happy to let that bemusement shine through in his texts. Hell, he intentionally wrote a thriller about military contracts for clothing.
  13. IlyaP

    Tolkien 3.0

    @The Marquis de Leech, I have some homework for you! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hobbit_(1985_film) Uh, "enjoy"!
  14. IlyaP

    First Quarter 2020 Reading

    The musical adaption of Madame Bovary is crazy and audacious in equal parts. And ludicrous as it gets.
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