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Gryfynn

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About Gryfynn

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  • Birthday 13/10/1984

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    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Interests
    reading, writing, music, astronomy, chess, languages, theatre, travelling,
  • Current Book
    Heresy - S. J. Parris

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  1. spent the last hour or so laughing at people who think there's been a terrorist attack in Sweden that our government has hushed up. Easier to hush something up in the US than it is here.
  2. the way I feel about it, it's really necessary to read the 3 books together, and because they are so deep, and in some ways complex, it probably does help to read them together. I don't think I could have left great big gaps between the two, but I really did feel wierd after nonstop Beckett for 3 weeks.
  3. deciding how I can best be productive for the hour before I have to go pick up my little one from dagis. then I will probably just give up and look at forums for that hour.
  4. Heresy by S. J. Parris Was reluctant to read this because I didn't want to be disappointed, but I love her depiction of Giordano Bruno.
  5. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/15/philip-pullman-unveils-epic-fantasy-trilogy-the-book-of-dust?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Facebook I honestly couldn't be more excited if I tried. It's almost the feeling of the possibility of another Terry Pratchett book.
  6. It really depends on what the book is. Usually my reading list is so long that I can't get too excited because I don't like messing up my order and want to read the books I had planned first....
  7. ***all books in Audio Format*** 1. Lies, Damned Lies and History - Jodi Taylor 2. Molloy - Samuel Beckett 3. Malone Dies - Samuel Beckett 4. The Unnamable - Samuel Beckett 5. Heresy - S. J. Parris 6. Dodger - Terry Pratchett
  8. This exactly! but it's also the moments of pure tenderness that make his work worth reading too. And the fact that he seems to know just the right amount of bleak hopelessness readers could possibly take before throwing in something completely absurd and terribly amusing. I found myself flicking between a terrible despair and rolling about laughing at some comments. “The blue face! The obscene protrusion of the tongue! The tumefaction of the penis! The penis, well now, that's a surprise, I'd forgotten I had one. What a pity I have no arms, there might still be something to be wrung from it
  9. I probably need to start this topic by pointing out that I listened to the Naxos Audiobook editions of these books. I did not read them myself, I do however think this was the best way. It's difficult to give a plot summary for the trilogy, barring the first book, which at least has something that seems like a basic plot. However there are all kinds of mysteries wrapped up in the trilogy, which make it all the more enjoyable. Are Malone, Molloy and Moran simply the same person? A satisfactory answer is never really given. Molloy: The book tells the story of how Molloy leaves home to go to s
  10. I might do that, if nothing else to try and actually get how I feel down somewhere, because I still can't quite make sense of it, to be honest. I know, for example, that my life has changed since reading it. Not a huge change, but my outlook has shifted and it will never be the same again. I should have specified too that throwing myself to the winter ground would have been a positive action, since I love the cold and love the winter. However it snowed last night, so I'm glad I didn't.
  11. sinking into a meaningless void, unsure what to do now that I've finished the Beckett trilogy, torn between running outside to toss myself in the winter soaked ground or curl up and cry. knowing I shouldn't even be posting this. what's the point of posting this? what's the point of social media? forums? does it enrich my existence or anyone elses? Is this the right use of my time. maybe. I don't know.
  12. yep, that was most of the reason I got it. I can't imagine anyone else but Brian Blessed reading a book by Brian Blessed.
  13. I spent most of The Shepherds Crown balling my eyes out, mostly because I knew it was an end to Discworld, and I couldn't handle it, at all. I really did grieve for Terry Pratchett. Quite a few of Terry Pratchett's final books have forced tears out of me. Night Watch especially caused me real pain when reading it, and I still can't read it without tears now. The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde never fails to make me cry, as do a lot of the later Harry Potter Books, and I am dreading reading The Little Prince to my daughter because I will never be able to read that allowed without balling. The
  14. It really depends what you love most...and how much fiction you want. Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose historical murder mystery set in a 14th century Italian Monastery. Hilary Mantell's Wolf Hall books are excellent if Henry viii is your thing, and other than Bernard Cornwell, most of what I read is much more historical fantasy....
  15. “I shall soon be quite dead at last in spite of all.” Malone Dies - Samuel Beckett
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