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    C.G. Jung; The Red Book

    Thanks for mentioning this! Goes straight on my wishlist! :)
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    Per Petterson: Out Stealing Horses

    Now I have checked, Per Petterson lost 4 family members in a fire on the ferry called Scandinavian Star in 1990, his parents, his brother and a cusin. He has said often in the interviews he has given, that he only writes about what he knows and have experienced in some way. Here is an...
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    Per Petterson: Out Stealing Horses

    Apology accepted! :) I think its very unfair as their style of writing is not the same and they write from different "places". I got the feeling that Banville wanted to impress and makes it a project almost to describe scenery etc., where with Petterson you sense the reason why Petterson...
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    Per Petterson: Out Stealing Horses

    I think it VERY unfair to compare Petterson with Banville! :angry: Where Banville seems to try to impress the reader with his long sentences, Petterson is short and precise and never goes on and on! As to why he needed to write a book and the feeling of missing the final click where...
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    Per Petterson: Out Stealing Horses

    A kind friend pointed me to this thread as he knows that I love Per Petterson and right now Im reading "I curse the river of time" Petterson is a master of words, of getting so much information within a sentence without it getting boring or too crowded with descriptions etc. Maybe that goes...
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    Where are our members from?

    Scandinavia! Denmark to be more precise. :)
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    Help Wanted for an Olympic Challenge

    I know of one more Norweigan book, you have read: "The halfbrother" by Lars Saabye Christensen! ;)
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    How many books do you buy in a month?

    I think I buy 1-2 per month, some times more and then other months none.
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    Can people really change?

    Yes I do believe that people can change or in the case that you mention escape her backgrown. She has already changed her way by moving away. And the fact that she is not pregnant yet is also a positive step in another direction. I think you should support her and start to believe in her...
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    Recently Purchased/Borrowed

    Gilead by Marilynne Robinson Until I find you by John Irving Den vidunderlige kærligheds historie by Carl-Johan Vallgren (danish book by swedish author)
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    How Many Books Do You Read in a Year (approx.)?

    Ive read 35 books this year! Im actually surprised as I have had a few slow months and didnt think I had read more than 25.
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    Which Pulitzer winning novels have you read?

    I just got "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson!
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    Happy New Year!

    I wish everybody a happy new year! All the best to you all! Flower
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    The Counterculture Canon

    Interesting thread! Ive just read "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City" by Nick Flynn. I really liked the book and would think it fit the category of counterculture. To me counterculture is a memoir, an author who doesnt set out to portait himself great or being the one who finds "the...
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    Reporting from Lebanon

    I havent been around for a while, so I was happy to read your thread that you are back home! Sounds nice that nearly all the students are back, so things can get back to normal for you. Flower
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    September Reads

    The plot against America by Philip Roth 3/5 Travels in the scriptorium by Paul Auster 4/5 Den perfekte elsker by Majbritte Ulrikkeholm (Danish book by danish author) 3/5 Saturday by Ian McEwan 3/5 Shame by Karin Alvtegen 4/5 Back when we were grownups by Anne Tyler 2/5 Coma by...
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    Which Pulitzer winning novels have you read?

    To kill a mockingbird Harper Lee The color purple Alice walker Beloved Toni Morrison The hours Michael Cunningham
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    Paul Auster

    I have read Paul Auster´s latest book "Travels in the Scriptorium". It has been published here in Denmark before anywhere else, but it should get to the rest of the world in a couple of months. Its great! Its not like any other Auster novel but then again nobody could write this kind of book...
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    Where were you on 9-11?

    I was at home watching tv. I couldnt really believe the breaking news! I think it wasnt untill they had repeated it a couple of time, that I got the message. Like many people, I thought it looked like a bad film. My son was in the states with his father. The more news I saw the more scared I...
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    Help Wanted for an Olympic Challenge

    I would recommend for Norway, Linn Ullman "Before you sleep" or Jan Kjærstad "The Seducer". (they are more modern than Knud Hamsun). Any book by Milan Kundera! But "Immortality" is great!
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