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^ I enjoyed this so much I've immediately jumped on her next:

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Back from Paris with two treasures:
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And more importantly (and waaay more costly):
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Absolutely gorgeous.

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Doing my research before watching Dominik's take on this.

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Unread post by vic » Sun Aug 13, 2023 8:23 am

I finally got around to read the second volume of On Calculation Of Volume by Solvej Balle this summer. And are looking forward to the rest. For me this is very disturbing existential stuff, and at the same time very easy to read. Almost light in it´s approach to language.

In this second book the main character travels around Europe in search of the four seasons, reliving the same day, the 18th of November every day.

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Unread post by ivanovnegro » Tue Aug 15, 2023 4:48 pm

^ I send the first volume to my sister as a birthday present. Your fault. ;) She read it in three days and is waiting to be able to continue. She worked in a literature club or association.

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Unread post by vic » Thu Aug 17, 2023 4:54 am

^Sweet. She liked it! :)

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One the greatest Italian writers of his time.

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^ Contents are fascinating, but the writing style is borderline obnoxious. I'll see if I can keep up, but it won't be easy.

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Unread post by GekkoP » Mon Oct 23, 2023 6:58 am

^ After the first chapter, it gets better.

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Unread post by vic » Mon Oct 23, 2023 8:44 pm

^^^Sounds very interesting.

I have read "Fontamara" a long time ago, so do not remember much of it anymore. :)

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Unread post by vic » Sat Nov 25, 2023 6:26 pm

If you like fantasy, or want to give a gift of good fantasy books to some youth or young adult "The Raven Rings" by Siri Pettersen are a very good choice. Could be a great TV series if done right. Even if it is written for a young audience in mind I had a great entertaining pleasure reading it.

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Forgot to update here in a while, but I was busy with Tadié's biography on Proust. I picked up a novel for a break:

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Unread post by ivanovnegro » Wed Jan 10, 2024 3:55 am

^ Cool. I never read it but I have the series somewhere. I think it is Fassbender.

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Unread post by GekkoP » Wed Jan 10, 2024 5:33 pm

^ Yep, Fassbender did work on this material. So far it's a crazy book, somewhere between Joyce and Kafka.

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Unread post by vic » Fri May 10, 2024 4:15 pm

Have now read volume 3 "On Calculation Of Volume" by Solvej Balle two times. And I have volume 4 waiting to be read soon, hopefully during the next weekends. This series is still very fascinating, disturbing and mind-blowing for me. Hard to explain what it is, I kind of lac the words, or at least I do not find them right now. It gives me some kind of uneasy existential feeling of uncertainty when reading it. Or something.

I do hope the author have some kind of "good" ending and not f#*k it up!

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