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  1. OSJ

    What are you reading?

    1-7. ‘In Search of Lost Time’ by Marcel Proust This is time that you will never get back. More self-indulgent than David Foster Wallace, if such a thing is possible. 11. ‘Gravity's Rainbow’ by Thomas Pynchon 12. ‘Titus Groan’ by Mervyn Peake 14. ‘The Bone Clocks’ by David Mitchell These I liked. 15. ‘Anno Dracula’ by Kim Newman 16. ‘Ship of Magic’ by Robin Hobb These I didn't 17. ‘Papillion’ by Henri Charrière Pretty good for what it was. 18. ‘Ring’by Koji Suzuki Simply brilliant for what it was! 19. ‘The Song of Achilles’ by Madeline Miller 21. ‘My Brilliant Friend’ by Elena Ferrante 25. ‘The English Patient’ by Michael Ondaatje 26. ‘Fates and Furies’ by Lauren Groff Enjoyed all of the above. 27. ‘Wilt’ by Tom Sharpe Tom Sharpe is one of the funniest mofos who ever lived. 28. ‘End of the Affair’ by Graham Greene There is no such thing as a Graham Greene book that isn't worth reading. 31. ‘The Famished Road’ by Ben Okri 33. ‘The Axeman's Jazz’ by Ray Celestin 35. ‘Of Human Bondage’ by W. Somerset Maugham Your time is not wasted on any of these three. 36. ‘Snow Crash’ by Neal Stephenson Pretentious drivel of the worst sort. There's plenty of blame to go around. We can start with the author, move quickly to the acquisitions editor who should know better and finally the publisher for allowing both of these parties to do their respective jobs so ineptly. 39. ‘Temeraire’ by Naomi Novik 40. ‘The Forever War’ by Joe Haldeman 41. ‘Rebecca’ by Daphne du Maurier 42. ‘The Prestige’ by Christopher Priest 43. ‘Hyperion’ by Dan Simmons 44. ‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern 45. ‘The Black Dahlia’ by James Ellroy I think that you might have a hard time finding seven books all so radically different from one another and such fine examples of the writers' craft. 46. ‘A Prayer for Owen Meany’ by John Irving I know he's supposed to be great, but I have never read anything by John Irving that I felt was remotely satisfying. 48. ‘All The Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr 52. ‘Fight Club’ by Chuck Palahniuk 53. ‘The Gallows Pole’ by Benjamin Myers These are all excellent. 54. ‘Red Mars’ by Kim Stanley Robinson The Mars Trilogy suffers from some serious bloat. Are we really going to drag a story about terraforming Mars into a trilogy of three books all suffering from acute authorial bloat. There used to be a really excellent writer named Kim Stanley Robinson, I wonder whatever became of him? 56. ‘Wizard of the Crow’ by Ngugi wa Thiong'o Vastly underrated. 57. ‘Lolita’ by Vladimir Nabokov Vastly overrated. 58. ‘Invisible Man’ by Ralph Ellison Brilliant for its time and holds up remarkably well. 62. ‘The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle’ by Stuart Turton 63. ‘The Fifth Season’ by N.K. Jemisin 64. ‘The Third Policeman’ by Flann O’Brien Loved all three of these. 67. ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez One of the truly great books of the 20th Century. 69. ‘Kavalier and Clay’ by Michael Chabon 73. ‘Shadow of the Wind’ by Carlos Ruis Zafon 74. ‘Midnight's Children’ by Salman Rushdie 75. ‘The Master and Margarita’ by Mikhail Bulgakov This is ending your list on a high note to be sure.
  2. OSJ

    Elimination Chamber IX - 2/17/2019

    Look and learn: Face-paint looks stupid unless you are the Road Warriors or Powers of Pain, but it's just temporary. Ugly ink is forever.
  3. OSJ

    Stuff. Not good. Not bad. Just...stuff.

    And here I was thinking that British politics hadn't been any fun since Lord Sutch offed himself...
  4. OSJ

    WORST COVERS EVER

    Uh, no... Just "no". Joe is a damn fine cover artist, but he's not Joan Jett, The Cramps, The Bangles, Disturbed, or Cheap Trick...
  5. OSJ

    True Detective

    Maybe not a perfect season, but it will do, it will do.
  6. OSJ

    Raw Is JUSTICE FOR THE REVIVAL - 2/11/2019

    Reading this thread is damn sure more amusing than watching RAW.
  7. I have always been here, before there was a board, I was here. I am eternal. *Above said in best Thanos voice*
  8. OSJ

    Raw Is JUSTICE FOR THE REVIVAL - 2/11/2019

    Why am I so rarely happy after Wrestlemania?
  9. OSJ

    Introduce yourself (or don't)

    First, sorry about Eli, but 20 is a good run for a cat, our oldest is 13 the next is ten and the other nine will probably outlive me. Secondly, a hearty welcome!
  10. OSJ

    Raw Is JUSTICE FOR THE REVIVAL - 2/11/2019

    Charlotte is Tanahashi's daughter? Are you sure about that?
  11. In a perfect world, Graves and Bix would co-host a podcast that no one ever listened to.
  12. Interesting observations, and I tend to agree mostly... Sheamus, for the type of wrestler he is ticks off most of the boxes. He's perfectly serviceable in the ring, he gets his points across in promos, he has a good look (hoss), can wrestle effectively as a single or as a tagteam worker. In short, everything seems pretty good, yet I find him dull as ditchwater no matter what he's involved in. I'm Irish, so I should be predisposed to like the guy, but he just bores me to tears.
  13. OSJ

    All Elite Wrestling 2019

    One thing a lot of the folks doing the hand-wringing are forgetting is that we are at least a decade away from Kenny, Cody, and the Bucks reaching the grumpy old veterans who want to keep their spot phase. We don't know what sort of checks and balances will be developed over time, what impact injuries may have, hell, for that matter what the duties of running a company may have. There is nothing to suggest that any of the EVPs are dumb muscleheads, these are some pretty sharp guys that have been in this business most of their lives and been taking notes on what works and what doesn't. I for one seriously doubt that in ten years we see any of the four in an in-ring role other than for special occasions to pop a crowd. Y'all seem to forget that wrestling puts a tremendous strain on one's overall health and quite frankly, I think all four guys are the sort who will be plenty happy watching their bank accounts grow while doing as little in--ring work as possible. Sure, to get things rolling, these are the people that they are building the company around, that's called "sweat equity". Five years from now? Less so. Ten years from now? Like I said, maybe once or twice a year to pop a major show. Look at the roster they've already signed, it's fucking loaded with young talent and a handful of vets like Daniels and Jericho who are invaluable as teachers. This whole deal seems to be very well thought out, especially for a wrestling fed.
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