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What the fuck kind of books are you guys reading that require study guides and devoting years of your lives to? I am reading Russka by Edward Rutherford and I have not had to hire a support staff

Seems like a good day to start a biography of Pliny the Elder and  Younger that Claire got for me at Christmas.  

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The Karamazov Brothers by Fyodor Dostoevski

that one's coming up on my to read list. I read "Crime And Punishment" and "Notes From Thee Underground" back in high school, but never cracked "Karamazov".

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that one's coming up on my to read list. I read "Crime And Punishment" and "Notes From Thee Underground" back in high school, but never cracked "Karamazov".

It's really beautifully written. Different style than I'm used to. Supposed to be his best work. Unfortunately I don't have much spare time so the reading is not really going fast.

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i read Karamazov, Notes From The Underground, and Crime and Punishment for a Dostoevski class I took at Northwestern. Needless to say, reading the three books for class in 8 weeks wasn't quite what I'd call fun. They're very well written, and I'll visit them later on in my life, but for now, I don't even want to touch them.

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Cat Wrangling Made Easy: Maintaining Peace and Sanity in Your Multicat Home by Dusty Rainbolt -- the one on the right actually does look like my Karen Carpenter Luvbug.

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Psycho Kitty: Tips for Solving Your Cat's "Crazy" Behavior by Pam Johnson-Bennett

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Developing Windows NT Device Drivers: A Programmer's Handbook by Edward N. Dekker & Joseph M. Newcomer

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Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

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i read Karamazov, Notes From The Underground, and Crime and Punishment for a Dostoevski class I took at Northwestern. Needless to say, reading the three books for class in 8 weeks wasn't quite what I'd call fun. They're very well written, and I'll visit them later on in my life, but for now, I don't even want to touch them.

Somehow I think forced reading in school has quite the opposite effect of what is intended. Luckily we had to read mostly Norwegian temporary literature in high school (no big loss), so I have been able to enjoy Dostoevsky. In addition to the above I will also recommend Demons (also known as the Possessed).

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i read Karamazov, Notes From The Underground, and Crime and Punishment for a Dostoevski class I took at Northwestern. Needless to say, reading the three books for class in 8 weeks wasn't quite what I'd call fun. They're very well written, and I'll visit them later on in my life, but for now, I don't even want to touch them.

It takes me 8 weeks to read one of Dostoevskis books :P Its extremely well written, but its so dense!

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It takes me 8 weeks to read one of Dostoevskis books :P Its extremely well written, but its so dense!

keeping up with Notes From The Underground was fine, but then doing fucking Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment in 5 weeks was fucking torture. hey teacher, i have 3 other fucking courses that i have to do work for, and my god damn research study. not that med school is any easier or anything.

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keeping up with Notes From The Underground was fine, but then doing fucking Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment in 5 weeks was fucking torture. hey teacher, i have 3 other fucking courses that i have to do work for, and my god damn research study. not that med school is any easier or anything.

Didn't you sign up for the Dostevsky course? :)

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Never could get into this or An Instance of the Fingerpost, but I enjoyed Iain Pears art mysteries so I figured I'd give this another go. So far, so good, though I've abandoned An Instance of the Fingerpost completely after multiple efforts... :(

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So far, so good, though I've abandoned An Instance of the Fingerpost completely after multiple efforts... :(

I checked that one out from the library twice, then bought an ex-library copy on abebooks. Still haven't read it. :)

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The other day I found a retardedly long book on contemporary art that I just started to read. It's a compilation of criticisms, artist's tracts on art along with a bunch of extremely obscure papers like Jackson Pollack's Guggenheim grant application. I'm only a few pieces in but I'm enjoying it tremendously.

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That title is false if you're doing neural network programming >:(

Well Flannery O'Connor is the great grandfather of neural network programming so I think she knows what she's talking about - Or she's being ironic and you're not cool enough to get it.

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