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Just Finished: The ElectricKool-Aid Test by Tom Wolfe.
I really liked this book, it gave me the same feeling that Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas gave me.

Up Next: The Light Fantastic (discworld 2) by Terry Pratchett.
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I just finished Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. So funny (the movie is good, too).
Now reading Persuasion by Jane Austin.


i've only seen the movie of Cold Comfort Farm, but I really enjoyed it. :)

As for what I'm reading now, let's see.....I've got at least a dozen series I'm waiting on the next book to come out, but books that I have open reading are: Stone Cold by Devon Monk. It's a 2nd book in a series, Broken Magic, that takes place after another series finished, Allie Beckstrom series. Also, The Girl with All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey. A really good fresh take on one popular end of the world scenario that everyone is gaga over right now.
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I have just finished reading Bijeg by Milutin Cihlar Nehajev (you could translate it as On the run). It is a story of a man whose life is being crushed by his inability to deal with his financial problems and the fact that he is surrounded by people who cannot understand him. He can't marry his second love (and the one he's longing to be with almost until the end of the book), because their parents want her to marry someone who is able to financially sustain her and the main character (called Đuro - pronunced with a soft j) still hasn't got his PH D. The end is heartbreaking.

I did not expect it to be so good, as a lot of Croatian novels from the past aren't enjoyable for me at all. I doubt anyone who isn't Croatian will ever read this, though. ^^
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I have just finished reading Bijeg by Milutin Cihlar Nehajev (you could translate it as On the run). It is a story of a man whose life is being crushed by his inability to deal with his financial problems and the fact that he is surrounded by people who cannot understand him. He can't marry his second love (and the one he's longing to be with almost until the end of the book), because their parents want her to marry someone who is able to financially sustain her and the main character (called Đuro - pronunced with a soft j) still hasn't got his PH D. The end is heartbreaking.

I did not expect it to be so good, as a lot of Croatian novels from the past aren't enjoyable for me at all. I doubt anyone who isn't Croatian will ever read this, though. ^^


It sounds incredibly depressing. Are there any high points? Like is the character ever starting to get ahead?
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Nalaniel wrote:

I have just finished reading Bijeg by Milutin Cihlar Nehajev (you could translate it as On the run). It is a story of a man whose life is being crushed by his inability to deal with his financial problems and the fact that he is surrounded by people who cannot understand him. He can't marry his second love (and the one he's longing to be with almost until the end of the book), because their parents want her to marry someone who is able to financially sustain her and the main character (called Đuro - pronunced with a soft j) still hasn't got his PH D. The end is heartbreaking.

I did not expect it to be so good, as a lot of Croatian novels from the past aren't enjoyable for me at all. I doubt anyone who isn't Croatian will ever read this, though. ^^


It sounds incredibly depressing. Are there any high points? Like is the character ever starting to get ahead?


Well, he is getting ahead and it looks like he might be able to accomplish his goals, but it's not like "Wow, he did this! Now go, go! You will do it!", but while reading it, I was always feeling a bit of hope. "It's not over yet", I was telling to myself, "and I want him to succeed so much. He has suffered a lot!" That could be one of the things that fascinated me about the novel. Unfortunately, it didn't end the way I or he wanted it. The feels...
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