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PostPosted: Sat January 30, 2021 3:39 pm 
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Utopia Avenue - David Mitchell

On my list as well. How is it so far?


Pretty good. I know when a book is good (to me) if I look forward to reading it each night to see how the characters are doing.

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blueviper wrote:
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Utopia Avenue - David Mitchell

On my list as well. How is it so far?


Pretty good. I know when a book is good (to me) if I look forward to reading it each night to see how the characters are doing.

Have you read anything else by him?


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epilogue wrote:
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Utopia Avenue - David Mitchell

On my list as well. How is it so far?


Pretty good. I know when a book is good (to me) if I look forward to reading it each night to see how the characters are doing.

Have you read anything else by him?


Oh yes. Cloud Atlas is in my eyes a modern classic. I’ve read The Bone Clocks and Slade House.

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I liked Ghostwritten more than Cloud Atlas. If his books weren't so god damned long sometimes I'd like to revisit them.

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i really loved the cloud atlas film...might consider trying the book one day

i need a suggestion for my next read but be sure it's something you now i'd like based on my board personality and cutie face

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Read Blindsight Lenny.

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hmm...not sure i'm in the mood for sci-fi, but i'll keep it in mind

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blueviper wrote:
epilogue wrote:
blueviper wrote:
epilogue wrote:
blueviper wrote:
Utopia Avenue - David Mitchell

On my list as well. How is it so far?


Pretty good. I know when a book is good (to me) if I look forward to reading it each night to see how the characters are doing.

Have you read anything else by him?


Oh yes. Cloud Atlas is in my eyes a modern classic. I’ve read The Bone Clocks and Slade House.

How was Bone Clocks?


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epilogue wrote:
blueviper wrote:
epilogue wrote:
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blueviper wrote:
Utopia Avenue - David Mitchell

On my list as well. How is it so far?


Pretty good. I know when a book is good (to me) if I look forward to reading it each night to see how the characters are doing.

Have you read anything else by him?


Oh yes. Cloud Atlas is in my eyes a modern classic. I’ve read The Bone Clocks and Slade House.

How was Bone Clocks?


If I remember correctly (it’s been awhile) it was pretty good, but prefer Cloud Atlas. The Bone Clocks really ramps up some ideas in the other books and molds it into its own. There will be some connecting tissues to the other books.

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blueviper wrote:
epilogue wrote:
blueviper wrote:
epilogue wrote:
blueviper wrote:
epilogue wrote:
blueviper wrote:
Utopia Avenue - David Mitchell

On my list as well. How is it so far?


Pretty good. I know when a book is good (to me) if I look forward to reading it each night to see how the characters are doing.

Have you read anything else by him?


Oh yes. Cloud Atlas is in my eyes a modern classic. I’ve read The Bone Clocks and Slade House.

How was Bone Clocks?


If I remember correctly (it’s been awhile) it was pretty good, but prefer Cloud Atlas. The Bone Clocks really ramps up some ideas in the other books and molds it into its own. There will be some connecting tissues to the other books.

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About a quarter of the way through Frog Music by Emma Donoghue.

Enjoying it so far.


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Hmm, that's a hard question--much of the Marxist work I read and find useful works at the level of description rather than prescription, trying to understand capitalism as a system (and, primarily, its relationship to cultural representation--so the names I really find useful are folks like Jameson, Lukacs, Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall, etc.). Probably the best historical analysis I've read in a while is Giovanni Arrighi's The Long Twentieth Century, which is about capitalism's intrinsic tendency towards crisis. I also really enjoyed Ellen Wood's The Origins of Capitalism, and it does a lot of work to set up capitalism as a unique relation of production. Obviously in each of those there's an implicit critique of capitalism from which you can extrapolate the author's preferred position. But for something more prescriptive, I'll have to think.

Forgot about this, thanks for your response. I just put the Wood book in my cart.

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:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Wood's a really good writer, so you might find yourself getting inordinately interested in 16th century property relations in rural England. It's a weirdly engrossing book.


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Mickey wrote:
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Wood's a really good writer, so you might find yourself getting inordinately interested in 16th century property relations in rural England. It's a weirdly engrossing book.

Sounds good. I'm a big fan of property rights so I'm intrigued to read her take on Lockean political philosophy. From reviews I think this will be interesting, in the past when I've read things from a Marxist perspective I've immediately gotten turned off because it felt like a bad faith strawman version of capitalism presented. I don't expect to be converted, I just want a better understanding of why some intelligent people believe in this in the 21st century. This book probably won't answer that question but it might be a good starting point.

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I also ordered a couple other books that are influenced by the last few pages of this thread, Train Dreams and Savage Detectives in addition to my standard fare.

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4/5 wrote:
I also ordered a couple other books that are influenced by the last few pages of this thread, Train Dreams and Savage Detectives in addition to my standard fare.

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:lol: :lol:

To answer the thread's question, just started
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:lol: :lol:

To answer the thread's question, just started
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Some good and some meh in this one.

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Is the first story (Mister Squishy, the like corporate marketing one) good or meh?

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