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Superior Mind
(not macbeth)
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I’m on page 250 or so. It’s the American opus. Really.
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Larssen
Member
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KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

Have you ever used bluejeans? The devil you know...

My computer has crashed 3 times in the last two days doing presos on bluejeans. Oops sorry, dropped the call, give me 5 mins to reboot and join the conference again.

O365 online (onedrive) allows collaborative input. They even have version controls if you want to use them. Obviously some access control/confidentiality tradeoffs though
Yeah onedrive is great but they haven't adopted this yet. Don't know why. Most anything is down to security concerns of boomers running the IT procurement.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,676|5431|Oxferd
Placed holds on Brave New World, East of Eden, and Grapes of Wrath. Long wait times.
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uziq
Member
+307|2146
i can't even imagine the contrast of going from ayn rand to john steinbeck. shit, tortured sophomore scribbling to master story-teller.

Superior Mind
(not macbeth)
+1,743|5386

RTHKI wrote:

Placed holds on Brave New World, East of Eden, and Grapes of Wrath. Long wait times.
You mean these book are out of stock? Weird.

I’ve only read East of Eden of those. The others on my reading list. But damn was East of Eden good.

Last edited by Superior Mind (2020-07-07 09:51:42)

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What bloody man is that? NOT MACBETH
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+2,003|4052|London, England
Brave New World was solid. Grapes of Wrath was Never read East of Eden
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,866|5326|949

Superior Mind wrote:

RTHKI wrote:

Placed holds on Brave New World, East of Eden, and Grapes of Wrath. Long wait times.
You mean these book are out of stock? Weird.

I’ve only read East of Eden of those. The others on my reading list. But damn was East of Eden good.
probs from library
Superior Mind
(not macbeth)
+1,743|5386
Right. Damn. Almost forgot about libraries. The nomadic life got me a lil twisted. I usually pick up books at goodwills or curbside.
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What bloody man is that? NOT MACBETH
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,676|5431|Oxferd
Yea, virtual library. Chose some others in the meantime

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Superior Mind
(not macbeth)
+1,743|5386
I started getting into Stephen Jenkinson. Anyone else come across his work?
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What bloody man is that? NOT MACBETH
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,866|5326|949

Jay wrote:

Brave New World was solid. Grapes of Wrath was Never read East of Eden
East of Eden is Steinbeck's best, in my opinion. Grapes of Wrath is such a solid book though. Steinbeck really has a way of conveying the distressing, urgency of the situation, and how dire it really was moving west.

be prepared to read a lot about Tom Joad on his hammys.
Superior Mind
(not macbeth)
+1,743|5386
I have a close friend who reminds me so much of the Chinese guy from East of Eden, what was that character’s name? I’m getting goose bumps thinking about that darn book.
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What bloody man is that? NOT MACBETH
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+2,003|4052|London, England
And to listen to some Rage

"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
Pochsy
Artifice of Eternity
+692|4237|Toronto
I still call my car 'the jalopy' because of Steinbeck. Really the highest and best use of my education, me thinks.
The shape of an eye in front of the ocean, digging for stones and throwing them against its window pane. Take it down dreamer, take it down deep. - Other Families
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,676|5431|Oxferd
Since the books are gonna be on hold for a bit I'm reading The Plague in the meantime.
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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+363|2413
That book was okay. Overrated I feel. If it wasn't for the name, it wouldn't be on the best seller list right now.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,698|4800|eXtreme to the maX
While you cucks were comparing your tiny lit-peenors I actually bought some books today.

https://i.imgur.com/2vlqVEL.jpg

Nice paper, crisp text, no illustrations except maps at the front and back.

The readers companion seems like a waste, flicking through it seems to mostly dredge up links to The Silmarillion, which I didn't care for and I'm not sure what doing so would really achieve.
I'll give it a go I guess.

https://i.imgur.com/l0Vlg4d.jpg
Epstein didn't kill himself
uziq
Member
+307|2146
i buy books every week you tard. glad to see it turned up quickly though. looks like a decent edition.

reader's companion looks like a decent bit of work for concordance/indexical purposes.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,698|4800|eXtreme to the maX
concordance/indexical purposes
OK well never mind.
Epstein didn't kill himself
uziq
Member
+307|2146
what did you actually expect? almost nothing put together by christopher tolkien has really added a great amount. it's fan service. 'unfinished tales' was similar (and much bigger, iirc).

the silmarillion and the hobbit have probably been given the same box-set treatment by the same publisher.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,812|5465|USA

I feel like an ideal setup for a LotR collector would be two matching box sets: one with Christopher's compilations, and one with his father's books. Indexed to a coffee table book of various art and illustrations.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,698|4800|eXtreme to the maX
I expected a bit more than "sentence 23 on page 392 of The Two Towers bears some similarities to paragraph 14 on page 594 of The Silmarillion", maybe some background, where the ideas came might have come from etc
Thats what it looks like skipping over pages here and there.
Epstein didn't kill himself
uziq
Member
+307|2146
there are lots of very good books on tolkien, a veritable cottage industry, in fact, many of them written by those pesky academics you hate. lots of quite tedious middle english, old english, and norse sagas scholarship, too.

but yeah, christopher tolkien didn't really add much to the legacy.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,812|5465|USA

Dilbert_X wrote:

I expected a bit more than "sentence 23 on page 392 of The Two Towers bears some similarities to paragraph 14 on page 594 of The Silmarillion", maybe some background, where the ideas came might have come from etc
Thats what it looks like skipping over pages here and there.
I haven't read Reader Companion, but from its description as well as those two pages it doesn't look like it's just what you described. ^

And if it's just containing itself to book lore, there are probably more on-topic books you can rifle through that talk about where Tolkien dredged up his ideas. Every few years or so I'll fork some Tolkien-related book over to my dad who gets a kick out of that sort of thing.
Dauntless
Admin
+2,232|5436|London

Not sure this fits in with the Book Club crowd but I've just finished reading this
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ride-Lifetime- … 0399592091

I have a lot of respect for this guy and the Disney company. Also seems like he will be running for president at some point. Hope it works out.
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