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31. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Has anyone ever read "Being Dead" by Jim Crace - it's a bit morbid but a great read

32. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I just saw this on-line, and remembered why Kurt Vonnegut is my favourite author.

Although it always makes me wish I could write like him.

33. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

oh he's great tway! i did a paper on him for my finals in college - I loved slaughterhouse 5.

havent met anyone else who likes him til now...

34. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

My favourite passage, from page 1 of Deadeye Dick (I really have to get some work done at some point today!):

"To the as-yet-unborn, to all innocent wisps of undifferentiated nothingness: Watch out for life.

"I have caught life. I have come down with life. I was a wisp of undifferentiated nothingness, and then a little peephole opened quite suddenly. Light and sound poured in. Voices began to describe me and my surroundings. Nothing they said could be appealed. They said I was a boy named Rudolph Waltz, and that was that. They said the year was 1932 and that was that. They said I was in Midland City, Ohio, and that was that.

"They never shut up. Year after year they piled detail upon detail. They do it still. You know what they say now? They say the year is 1982, and that I am fifty years old.

"Blah. Blah. Blah."

35. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

That's great - I havent read that one actually....will go straight out and get it this evening though...

36. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

I have loads of favourite books, but I think the one that had the greatest impact on me is "Steppenwolf" by Herman Hesse, there is so much in that character that could be me.

37. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

Has anyone ever read "Being Dead" by Jim Crace - it's a bit morbid but a great read

Not read that, but read "The Devil's Larder" by the same author.

38. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Hey summer

Ive read that one too - it's a weird read isnt it?

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