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Before you give up reading it, try listening to the audio version of the book and then go back and read it...the audio version is very well done and you easily get a feel for Joyce's wordplay. I really enjoyed the audio version and it made it much easier to get finish reading the second half of the book. I may to try the same thing with Finnegan's Wake.
"Go to the musicians, in the work of a few musicians you can hear every aspect of this conflict between light and dark within the soul.â€ - Hugh Maclennan/The Watch That Ends the Night
"And the guitar players, they look damaged...they been outcasts all their lives" - Jagger/Richards
Just finished all 5 audiobooks of A Song of Ice and Fire, and I'm about to start the Dunk & Egg novellas (3 short stories set in Westeros 100 years previous to asoiaf). Roy Dotrice's reading of A Feast for Crows became available almost immediately after I finished Storm of Swords, which was a fantastic coincidence. After hearing him do the first 3 books, nothing else could ever do. The way he acts out all the lines and voices each character really brings the story to life, and all the characters especially. I like Peter Dinklage as much as the next guy, but to me Roy is the true Tyrion Lannister. He'll be playing Hallyne the pyromancer in season 2, a pretty small part, but he's already every other character anyway.
i'm not reading anything but articles and such on the internet, not too much time for a book these days. but i think i may order a book or two on the cheaps for my subway commute to read instead of playing dumb games on i iphone
I am a little over halfway through Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman and it is awesome. Next up is A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings before season 2 begins in April, and also Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.
Yeah, Clash of Kings is my next book so I can get it finished before the show starts.
Originally Posted by Matt Gnarly
I just finished A Feast for Crows and am about to start A Dance With Dragons, really digging the whole Song of Ice and Fire series.
You know, it's the one thing I've read where I preferred the adaptation. I think the books are in dire need of a good editor (the first, at least, as that's all I've read, but I've been told it gets no better).
Originally Posted by HP Hovercraft
Just finished Stephen King's Dark Tower series. Previously it was everything that Neil Gaiman has ever written. Next up, the A Song of Ice and Fire series.
I do that - obsess about a certain author and read everything they've written. I've done it with Gaiman, Iain Banks (and his Iain M Banks stuff), Terry Pratchett when I was younger