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    Magician of Lublin is fantastic. It has a very...

    Magician of Lublin is fantastic. It has a very philosophical discussion of faith and doubt and of the role of religious traditions in our lives. it is definitely a book worth checking out.
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    That book was amazing, sing unburied sing, I...

    That book was amazing, sing unburied sing, I mean. The traffic stop scene was subtle but really intense. The writing was beautiful and I love the story. It is very relevant, obviously, to some of the...
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    The Frontiersmen was great. we are discussing...

    The Frontiersmen was great.

    we are discussing our 21st book tonight:

    21. The Magician of Lublin, Isaac Bashevis Singer,...
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    A river runs through it is one of my all time...

    A river runs through it is one of my all time favorites. The language is poetic and beautiful and the story is powerful.
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    Here is a neat and tidy list of all the books we...

    Here is a neat and tidy list of all the books we have read in my men's book society here in Northern California...

    1. Gilead by Marilyn Robinson...
  6. I put it down because work got heavy and then...

    I put it down because work got heavy and then started Brother's K. I will get back into this next week and post once again. I haven't forgotten about the book or this thread.
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    Next one up... 17. The Brothers Karmamazov,...

    Next one up...

    17. The Brothers Karmamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0374528373/ref=ya_st_dp_summary The Richard Peaver/ Larissa Volokhonsky translation. Looking very...
  8. I am glad that you posted this. I am 220 pages...

    I am glad that you posted this. I am 220 pages in and have had lots of work distractions this week. I am really enjoying the book and reading your take makes me feel motivated to get in and read the...
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    I liked it quite a bit. it is not excellent, but...

    I liked it quite a bit. it is not excellent, but it is entertaining and has a few creative plot twists. there is a character who reminded me a bit of Joseph Smith, and his nickname is "the prophet"...
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    Here is a neat and tidy list of all the books we...

    Here is a neat and tidy list of all the books we have read in my men's book society here in Northern California...

    1. Gilead by Marilyn Robinson...
  11. Thanks for the comments SU. I look forward to...

    Thanks for the comments SU. I look forward to comments on this book from you and all of the others. Hopefully these scenes of artistry as you described one of them, will carry the book through. I...
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    I just picked up the entire DeVoto trilogy for...

    I just picked up the entire DeVoto trilogy for $12 at a used bookstore in my town. No markings in any of them. Cannot wait to read them.
  13. I am not far enough in to know if his novel is...

    I am not far enough in to know if his novel is contemptuous. The interviews with him that I have heard have all been late night talk shows as I don't usually listen to anything analytical on a book...
  14. I do love the fact that a Vietnamese refugee is...

    I do love the fact that a Vietnamese refugee is not only a Pulitzer winner for a novel written in English, but also a Berkeley PhD in English, and a professor at UCLA and Chair at that school's...
  15. I listened to a discussion with him on youtube...

    I listened to a discussion with him on youtube last night. here is one about the author's experience as a refugee in 1975. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOc6Unc_9ws
  16. not much analysis yet, but I am 40 pages in and...

    not much analysis yet, but I am 40 pages in and think the set up for the story has been done nicely. as with many books, most actually, that I read, until I get knee deep in the story I have a...
  17. I got torn between this book and "Lincoln In The...

    I got torn between this book and "Lincoln In The Bardo", which I just finished. Funny and beautiful book. Basically flipped a coin. I'll be interested in your thoughts.

    I'm hoping that the Ox...
  18. awesome!!! feel free to start posting as soon...

    awesome!!!

    feel free to start posting as soon as you begin. I will start the book Saturday or sunday and start posting then about it.
  19. I thought about the choice for a day and went...

    I thought about the choice for a day and went over probably 30 books that I thought would be great. someone mentioned grapes of wrath in the other thread and I almost chose that, one of my favorite...
  20. UB5 Book Club Thread - Book # 1 - The Sympathizer

    Okay, here is the unveiling of the first book in our newly established everyone-a-member-if-they-want-to-be book club...

    CAUTION - THERE WILL BE SPOILERS IN THIS THREAD.

    But, feel free to...
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    I will post a book in a new thread tomorrow....

    I will post a book in a new thread tomorrow. Hopefully at least 4 or 5 of us will participate.
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    I recently began DamNation, a Patagonia produced...

    I recently began DamNation, a Patagonia produced documentary on the effects on the land and rivers and wildlife of the numerous dams in our nation.
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    let's do it. you can jump in if you like the...

    let's do it. you can jump in if you like the book and add to the discussion. You also read more abundantly than many of us so we may go much slower than you. who knows. I like the idea of digital...
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    you, me, and utebiquitous. we are really getting...

    you, me, and utebiquitous. we are really getting tons of support for this. I think we should have a book a month, chosen by a member of the club, with discussion throughout the month on a thread...
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    Let's do it! we should get a Utahby5 book club...

    Let's do it! we should get a Utahby5 book club going.... could be a lot of fun. one person picks a book per month. coordinate an hour each month to have that person lead us in a discussion by...
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