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There's a time and a place for badly-written populist mind-candy. This is neither. It is, however, the place to appreciate good writing - both past and present, genre or non-genre. No deathless prose, no cardboard characters, no idiot plots. The good stuff. Such as Lawrence Durrell, John Fowles, Anthony Burgess, DH Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, Thomas Pynchon, Doris Lessing, Kathy Acker, Hanan Al-Shaykh, Georgette Heyer, Thomas Mann, Milorad Pavić, Kazuo Ishiguro, Michel Houellebecq, Roberto Bolaño, Harry Mulisch...

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June, 2017 reading: books, bugs and sunblock 40anna_in_pdx, Yesterday 2:50pmignore
Cinema, 2017--where's the sound and vision? 193CliffBurns, Wednesday 5:02pmignore
"Hmmmmm"...2017 edition 52CliffBurns, Wednesday 10:39amignore
May, 2017---The ideologically correct books we are reading 56BookConcierge, June 13ignore
2017: Author Interviews and Features 20CliffBurns, June 12ignore
2017: Obits and Tributes 74CliffBurns, June 10ignore
Television programs/series worth watching--2017 22CliffBurns, June 6ignore
Personal messages: 2017 22Taphophile13, June 1ignore
Now That's What I Call More Modern Music, Part IV 121CliffBurns, May 20ignore
A Reader Returns to Reading 10joririchardson, May 19ignore
literary nonfiction 24jennybhatt, May 8ignore
April, 2017--Spring reading 55Limelite, May 5ignore
Sci Fi that doesn't suck 114CliffBurns, May 2ignore
Another poetry thread / I thought the last one was dead / along with my aching head / from Nantucket 274mejix, April 29ignore
Great quotes, memorable bits of wisdom (Thread #2) 74berthirsch, April 28ignore
Book Hauls 6: A thread about buying books ... 182CliffBurns, April 26ignore
Great visuals--art and graphic design for smart people 253anna_in_pdx, April 10ignore
March, 2017: Coming in like a lamb, going out like a lion 33BookConcierge, March 31ignore
How/where do you buy books? 276CliffBurns, March 8ignore
February, 2017--The books dearest to our hearts 29anna_in_pdx, March 6ignore
Notes on publishing II: Midnight Vengeance 36CliffBurns, February 14ignore
January, 2017: Swearing off bad books, cheap wine and small talk about the weather 55BookConcierge, February 2ignore
Looking back on 2016: An overview 15bluepiano, January 7ignore
Holiday acquisiitons 10Cecrow, January 6ignore
Obits & tributes---#6 309Cecrow, January 4ignore
December, 2016: Ho-Ho-Holidays leave more time for reading 40BookConcierge, January 3ignore
Snob TV--circa 2016 28mejix, January 1ignore
Cinema, 2016--Just say "no" to eye candy and franchise flicks 242timspalding, December 2016ignore
Personal Messages: 2016 67mejix, December 2016ignore
Author interviews and features: 2016 42CliffBurns, December 2016ignore
Magazines of note (issues and articles worthy of exploration) 90Cecrow, December 2016ignore
Things that make us go "Hmmmm" (2016) 199CliffBurns, December 2016ignore
Podcasts--favorite shows, features of note 13CliffBurns, December 2016ignore
November, 2016: Grow a moustache, read a good book 46BookConcierge, November 2016ignore
October, 2016--reading appropriate to the season 50Limelite, November 2016ignore
Drama on Radio 3 67Dzerzhinsky, November 2016ignore
J. G. Ballard Dead 39Cecrow, November 2016ignore
Not the Nobel Prize 12Jargoneer, November 2016ignore
What's up with that? 44Dzerzhinsky, November 2016ignore
Tough Reads 16CliffBurns, November 2016ignore
Travis Mcgee 4CliffBurns, November 2016ignore
April, 2016--Books, stories, essays, poetry...what we're reading and why 35anna_in_pdx, November 2016ignore
Pats and Slaps-- or a snob's guide to shapeshifter erotica for the discerning intellect 76DugsBooks, October 2016ignore
July, 2016--big, fat, juicy summer reads 42Sandydog1, October 2016ignore
The History Channel--examining and re-imagining the past 8CliffBurns, October 2016ignore
September, 2016--discerning bibliophiles want to know: what are you reading? 48lisapeet, October 2016ignore
August 2016 - lazy, hazy, crazy days of reading 43BookConcierge, September 2016ignore
June, 2016--tell us about those sizzlin' summer reads 38BookConcierge, July 2016ignore
Venting...the "I Hate James Patterson" et all thread 108drmamm, June 2016ignore
June, 2106--tell us about those sizzling' summer reads 2CliffBurns, June 2016ignore
May, 2016--readings & recommendations 37mejix, June 2016ignore
March, 2016: Readings and Discussions 22CliffBurns, March 2016ignore
February, 2016: Readings, critiques, discussions 26supercell, March 2016ignore
Arno Schmidt 1inaudible, February 2016ignore
2016 Edition--Author Features and Interviews 16justifiedsinner, February 2016ignore
January, 2016--Start the year with just the right book 26RobertDay, January 2016ignore
Personal Message Board--2015 81ajsomerset, January 2016ignore
Best of 2015--Post about your favourites of the year 15lewbs, January 2016ignore
Films, 2015--Movies we're watching 287mejix, January 2016ignore
December, 2015--Closing out the year reading 25Sandydog1, December 2015ignore
Judging Books by Their Covers 116CliffBurns, December 2015ignore
Hmmmm....2015 edition of weirdness and miscellanea 209mejix, December 2015ignore
Snob TV (V): 2015 edition 15tjh66, December 2015ignore
Books and literary gifts we'd love to see in our Christmas stocking 4inaudible, December 2015ignore
November, 2015: Books, books & still more books 20ajsomerset, November 2015ignore
Author interviews & features--2015 (Thread #6) 26CliffBurns, November 2015ignore
video tour of amazing bookshops 4EnriqueFreeque, November 2015ignore
October, 2015 reading: autumn books 35dianeham, November 2015ignore
Lit Snobs Group Read? 34CliffBurns, October 2015ignore
Interviews/Features on authors (Thread #5) 225CliffBurns, October 2015ignore
Internet for Smarties: Interesting sites on diverse topics/subjects 164CliffBurns, October 2015ignore
2666 on the stage 1inaudible, October 2015ignore
Are e-readers and e-books in decline? 36ajsomerset, October 2015ignore
preferred beverage while reading? 144LeRAW, October 2015ignore
September, 2015--how is your autumn reading shaping up? 45CliffBurns, September 2015ignore
Jonathan Franzen's latest, PURITY--will you read it and is he really "America's best novelist"? 15BookAddictUK, September 2015ignore
Joshua Cohen's 'Book of Numbers' 1inaudible, September 2015ignore
Classics to read when you're depressed - research for the top ten 91anna_in_pdx, September 2015ignore
August, 2015--Readings & critiques 43CliffBurns, August 2015ignore
Reread, or read new? 14bluepiano, August 2015ignore
July, 2015---Sizzling hot summer reads (only partly due to global warming) 32Sandydog1, August 2015ignore
June, 2015: Reading for the sheer pleasure of it 20CliffBurns, June 2015ignore
May, 2015--Comrades, please stick to approved snobby reading! 26CliffBurns, May 2015ignore
April, 2015---Time for some smart reading 31anna_in_pdx, April 2015ignore
Snob TV, Season 4: Degrassi Junior High vs. The Wire vs. Trailer Park Boys vs. Law and Order 240mejix, April 2015ignore
Film Snobs, 2014: The Movies We're Watching 232Meredy, April 2015ignore
Obits & tributes---#6 189guido47, April 2015ignore
"The Beckett Thread"--posts, links & thoughts on Big Sam 30CliffBurns, March 2015ignore
March, 2015: Books or Nooks, whatever you're reading, tell us about it 24CliffBurns, March 2015ignore
Whither libraries? 67CliffBurns, March 2015ignore
Personal Message Board--2014 148CliffBurns, March 2015ignore
Jim Harrison 5ajsomerset, February 2015ignore
February, 2015--New month and new reading 37Limelite, February 2015ignore
Are we reading enough foreign language fiction? 21lilisin, February 2015ignore
January, 2015 reading--tackling that bloody "To Be Read" pile 46lewbs, January 2015ignore
Hmmmm (VI) for 2014 209CliffBurns, January 2015ignore
Inquiries to fellow snobs 25KatrinkaV, January 2015ignore
Reflecting on Christmas, 2014 21mejix, January 2015ignore
December, 2014--Hottest reads for cold climes 27CliffBurns, December 2014ignore
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