Re: The French Lieutenant's Woman
Posted by guillermo maynez on 9/8/2011, 17:53:17, in reply to "Re: The French Lieutenant's Woman"
Ooops, you're right, Sterling. I meant Chandler, not Carver (not many Raymonds around with a last name begun on "C"). I agree that a couple of genre novels, of the good ones, would be fun, as long as we don't end up reading pulp fiction. By the way, I forgot about two mysteries I really loved. One we read for our group: "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins, and the other, an also excellent one, and recommended heartily by none other than Jorge Luis Borges, is Eden Phillpott's "The Red Redmaynes": excellent. |
: The French Lieutenant's Woman is one of my favorites.
: I was planning to propose it for next year but it
: seems that most of us have read it.
: I read The Recognitions several years ago. I found
: it difficult but rewarding. I have long intended to
: read JR , which appears to be Gaddis' other
: "big" novel. I have never read more than a
: few pages of Finnegans Wake and will probably never
: read more, despite my admiration for Ulysses .
: Gravity's Rainbow is pretty tough, but I think you
: all know what a Pynchon fan I am. I've read it at
: least three times. I may well read it again.
: I have read all the novels of Dashiell Hammett and
: Raymond Chandler (Carver is a different Raymond). It
: might be fun for us to "lighten up" a little
: next year and put some first-rate genre novels (like
: the above)on our list.
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: I read The Recognitions almost a year ago. Having
: not yet read Finnigan's Wake , I consider Gravity's
: Rainbow the most difficult thing I've read. I had
: less trouble with and enjoyed Ulysses more. Of
: course, I had a better guide to the latter. I did find
: The Recognitions difficult and not very enjoyable.
: I don't read a lot of mysteries. Like Guillermo, I've
: read all the Sherlock Holmes stories. I enjoyed them
: very much when I was younger, and I still enjoy
: reading them sometimes. I've read one other Agatha
: Christie novel, Death on the Orient Express . I
: enjoyed both well enough, but I don't plan to read
: There's not much you can do when it's that hot but sit
: and read. The climate here in B.A. suits me very well.
: It's quite similar to where I grew up in Mississippi.
: It's less extreme, doesn't get quite as hot or quite
: as cold.