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Old 12.08.2011, 13:44
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"Aufruhr im Paradies: die neue Zuwanderung spaltet die Schweiz" by P. Löpfe and W. Vontobel.

Translation: "Uproar in Paradise: The New Immigration Splits Switzerland"
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Old 12.08.2011, 14:08
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Amos Oz Is a wonderful writer, which is why his Kindle books still cost quite a bit from Amazon. They obviously don't need to give them away.
Yes, his masterpiece is undoubtedly his children's novel "The Wizard".
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Norwegian author Anne Holt: It will never happen (free translation from Swedish)
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Old 12.08.2011, 14:51
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"In Ethiopia with a Mule" by Dervla Murphy.

It was the Ethiopia that caught my eye ....... with the now starving folk there, I`m curious about why they are starving.
Well, seems it`s always been a pretty rugged type of country, with not much education ..... and not much anything else either.
Tis a mystery, to me, how those folk ever managed to multiply themselves so rapidly with so little to eat.

Somewhere in my pre-history era I seem to recall that land as being described as the "Bread Basket of Africa" ........?
Was it ever a Bread Basket type of land?
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Re: What are you currently reading?

i've finished "The Leopard" by Jo Nesbo.. really enjoying it..
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Currently reading the latest book in the Song of Fire and Ice series, A Dance with Dragons by George RR. Martin.

The thing is _huge_, great book though!

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Brian Moore - Beware of the Dog, fantastic sports autobiography even if you arent into rugby
That's next on my reading pile!
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Old 12.08.2011, 22:11
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Has anyone read Mantel's Wolf Hall?

Haven't started it yet, on my shelf to read this Summer but think it will be Sept' before I get to it.
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i've finished "The Leopard" by Jo Nesbo.. really enjoying it..
great that is my next choice, I just finished the snowman, I love Nesbo
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Old 12.08.2011, 22:44
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"Please Kill Me"

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Old 12.08.2011, 23:09
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Re: What are you currently reading?

It's a moot point for me, but is there an on-line bookstore with Italian books based in Switzerland? As a courtesy to posters here, I've tried to include link to English, German, and French editions of books I have read but there's trouble whenever I look for an Italian book. Do Ticinese usually look for books at IBS or is there a better site?

P.S. By IBS, I'm referring to this:

http://www.ibs.it/
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Old 12.08.2011, 23:31
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The Norwegian author Anne Holt: It will never happen (free translation from Swedish)
Are you referring to the book What Never Happens?

http://www.exlibris.ch/buecher-buch/...446578035&c=32 (English)

http://www.exlibris.ch/buecher-buch/...=9783492249317 (German)

http://www.payot.ch/fr/nosLivres/nos...?payotAction=1 (French)

http://www.amazon.it/deve-accadere-S...=pd_rhf_shvl_2 (Italian)
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Re: What are you currently reading?

@Nygnel

Since you're an Anne Holt fan, is 1222 any good?
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Re: What are you currently reading?

What am I reading? My German A2 book... have the test in a couple of weeks

Regarding "real" books, I've just finished "La solitudine dei numeri primi" from Paolo Giordano (not sure about the title in English) and the I think I'll go for "The lost symbol" from Dan Brown.
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What am I reading? My German A2 book... have the test in a couple of weeks

Regarding "real" books, I've just finished "La solitudine dei numeri primi" from Paolo Giordano (not sure about the title in English) and the I think I'll go for "The lost symbol" from Dan Brown.
and how could I have forgotten!!! I'm also reading "The power of now"... helpful sometimes, bit confusing others... but giving a new approach to life moments, which is always good
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Old 15.08.2011, 15:12
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Thanks to a wonderfully generous EFer in Lausanne, I've got the most incredible pile of books, which will take me the rest of my life to get through.
I'm reading Dostoevsky's 'The Idiot' which I would have thought I was much too much of a peanut-brain to appreciate but which is, in fact, easy to understand and most beautifully written.
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What am I reading? My German A2 book... have the test in a couple of weeks

Regarding "real" books, I've just finished "La solitudine dei numeri primi" from Paolo Giordano (not sure about the title in English) and the I think I'll go for "The lost symbol" from Dan Brown.
Husband read that in Dutch I think it is the loneliness of prime numbers
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I'm reading Dostoevsky's 'The Idiot' which I would have thought I was much too much of a peanut-brain to appreciate but which is, in fact, easy to understand and most beautifully written.
I'd prefer Dostoevsky for Idiots...

Anyway, I'm looking forward to starting on a fascinating book about Byzantine esotericism given to me by a lovely EFer, but in the meantime I'm enjoying a short collection of extracts from Pepys' diary on the subject of gluttony and excess.

Every page goes something like this:

The King is away so nothing to do. Dinner at the Dogge with Wm. Penn. Ate a beef chine, two barrels of oysters and a pullet. Sixteen pints of Malmsey wine. Head ake in the night owing to excess of food and drink. Vomited in bason. Mayde innocently running up and down in her smock, pleased me and my wife.

I reckon I'd have got on very well with Mr Pepys...
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Old 15.08.2011, 15:23
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I'm reading Dostoevsky's 'The Idiot' which I would have thought I was much too much of a peanut-brain to appreciate but which is, in fact, easy to understand and most beautifully written.
You do not require a literary predisposition to be able to read Dostoevsky, just aspirin and a large supply of coffee.
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Old 15.08.2011, 15:24
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just started "The Fountainhead" last night, and I swallow 100 pages today on the train. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful writing until now.
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The King is away so nothing to do. Dinner at the Dogge with Wm. Penn. Ate a beef chine, two barrels of oysters and a pullet. Sixteen pints of Malmsey wine. Head ake in the night owing to excess of food and drink. Vomited in bason. Mayde innocently running up and down in her smock, pleased me and my wife.
You seem to have discovered the precursor of Twitter, Mr Dougal. Congratulations on that, and on your ability to digest that 'stuff', as it were.
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