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  1. Spiritchaser

    Recently Purchased/Borrowed

    From my uni library - The Lost Steps by Alejo Carpentier Tales of Hoffmann by ETA Hoffmann Matter and Memory by Henri Bergson Too bad there's a limit to the number of books you can borrow at one time, if not I would have picked up so many more titles. It's like Borges's Library of Babel -...
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    Spiritchaser's book reviews

    Book Review 2: The Tunnel (Ernesto Sabato) “And it was as if the two of us had been living in parallel passageways or tunnels, never knowing that we were moving side by side, like souls in like times, finally to meet at the end of those passageways before a scene I had painted as a kind of...
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    October 2013: Adolfo Bioy Casares: The Invention of Morel

    I believe that in order to fully appreciate this enigmatic piece of work one ought to watch Alain Resnais' film Last Year at Marienbad which drew on its ideas - mainly on time and memory a la Borges. I see it as a mirror which is held up onto reality, or a virtual reality (almost science...
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    Spiritchaser's book reviews

    Greetings, here's where I will share my thoughts on books that I have recently read. I'll try my best not to spoil the plot so basically my reviews will briefly outline the book's themes, describe my expectations of the book as well as the overall intellectual/emotional impact it left on me...
  5. Spiritchaser

    Who is your favourite author, and why?

    ^^ I've just finished reading Kafka on the Shore by Murakami. I've read 6 of his books and he's definitely my favourite author as well.
  6. Spiritchaser

    Best Children's Book

    If I had a kid, I would let him/her read Watership Down (Adams) and The Wind in the Willows (Grahame). :) And probably Grimm Brothers fairy tales, so that subsequently they can be introduced to the works of Edgar Allan Poe. :devillook
  7. Spiritchaser

    Books to film

    One should watch Crime and Punishment/Prestuplenie i nakazanie (1970). Dare I say a comparable work in terms of its austere style and mood to the novel. Unfortunately it isn't very well-known. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064839/?ref_=fn_al_tt_8
  8. Spiritchaser

    Overrated Books

    I'm sure there's a lot of contemporary novels that don't live up to the hype (eg. The Hunger Games) Just limiting myself to the "classics": Pride and Prejudice To Kill a Mockingbird The Catcher in the Rye
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    I am a new member! This is my first time joining a book forum, and it appears to be the most interesting one. I don't consider myself an avid reader, but I plan on catching up on the classics as well as the obscure. I probably should list my favourite books in the meantime: The Man Without...