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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 2:11 pm 
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Oh, and have read The Dying Animal by Tim Roth, that is worth reading!
K


Do you mean Tim Roth the actor? I adore him! And I'd be pretty much interested in his writings. Are they available in Hungarian libraries? Or could you possibly lend it to me?


Sorry, I mean Philip Roth... Yeah, I might have been thinking of TR while dropping this message... Sorry :oops:


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I've read nearly all the books by Irvine Welsh (Except "Marabu Stork Nightmares"). I think he is one of the greatest contemporary writers. "Glue", in my opinion, takes the lead, than comes "Trainspotting" and than all the others. He is sometimes not easy to read (due to the language), but it is worth trying (and after all, he is not as complicated as Shakespeare):!: 8)

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clarika wrote:
Oh, and have read The Dying Animal by Tim Roth, that is worth reading!
K


Do you mean Tim Roth the actor? I adore him! And I'd be pretty much interested in his writings. Are they available in Hungarian libraries? Or could you possibly lend it to me?


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Anything by Eric Thomson.


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I read Eleven Minutes by Paulo Cuelho in English a couple of weeks ago, and it was great! :D Although I have read some of his books in Hungarian, I never thought that they are so enjoyable in English as well, and Eleven Minutes was very easy to read!!

And of course Agatha Christie! :lol:

Anyway, I should be reading Murdoch and Barnes at the moment.


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Oh, and have read The Dying Animal by Tim Roth, that is worth reading!
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I've recently read Pilinszky's Selected Poems translated by Hughes for "fun" or, rather, because I was interested. :oops: Well, Hughes is a good writer, still, I liked the original poems better. Or, rather, the originals were totally different from these...
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 Post subject: Literature other than English- but in English
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I wonder what kind of books you read in English, other than the 'obligatory' novels and dramas, or from non-English writers.

I have recently finished Orhan Pamuk's New Life, a pretty good Turkish writer's book, which was also published in Hungarian. I usually order books from an online bookshop that can get anything from abroad in a few weeks' time. :) The story is mystic and philosophical, about a New Life every young man and woman is seeking, only to find out it's nothing more than Death itself. Reveals things that often go through our mind about everyday problems and petty things - things that rarely become conscious. In the meantime you get to know 20th century Turkish society, all this spiced with a good sense of humour and criticism. A must read!


I also often read online stories and I myself write stories in English (when I have some time).

So your turn to share what you read!

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