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Desperately Seeking

Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple

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Apr 19, 2013, 12:46pm Top

I need a good book, well-written, thoughtful, engaging, with a bit of mystery to it and perhaps some ghosts - but not a la M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu. And it needs to be on Kindle as I seek immediate gratification. Any thoughts. I am desperate. I have read nothing but junk for almost a year.

Apr 19, 2013, 12:52pm Top

Apr 19, 2013, 12:58pm Top


I have read it. I liked it, but it is a bit too decadent for my present frame of mind.

Apr 19, 2013, 1:00pm Top

I have sixteen goats including four new goat kids and four more does expecting. And I am training a very young puppy who is destined to be a herd dog. So not junk, but not too heavy either.

Apr 19, 2013, 1:01pm Top

Also more company on the way. I have had almost a month of house guests (not the same ones) since 2013 began (it is 2013 isn't it?). A party tonight at my house and I am not feeling up to it.

Apr 19, 2013, 2:14pm Top

3 true, i especially loved the decadence of this book

Apr 19, 2013, 3:21pm Top

Maybe I'm wrong, but doesn't Ur do something like this once a year, post something that requires suggestions that are never good enough? What does it all mean?

Apr 19, 2013, 4:27pm Top

Rick dearest,

It means I am tired, exasperated, and desperately want you and your family to come to Tennessee. Company I really want :-) And I really could use a good book. I need to be jerked out of the mindless tedium of junk reading back into good reading.

Apr 19, 2013, 6:01pm Top

Good, as long as it means your not over-goated.

Our opportunity to visit this year has passed. Money. But I actually have mentioned the trip to my ex-wife in Chattanooga...so we ARE coming.

Apr 20, 2013, 9:48am Top

Probably not on kindle but The Belgian School of the Bizarre
is strange and excellent.

Edited: Apr 20, 2013, 11:58am Top

Does it have to be on Earth? If not, Terry Pratchett's books might work. I don't remember any ghosts but there is often a crime story in them, and who needs ghosts when you can have DEATH as a character?

Apr 20, 2013, 2:23pm Top

The Belgian school of the Bizarre ? Bizarre ! Bizarre !

Edited: Apr 20, 2013, 3:07pm Top

Apr 20, 2013, 3:20pm Top

14 what a great link!

Apr 21, 2013, 8:41am Top

Oui, funny,funny

Apr 21, 2013, 9:59am Top

>14 FlorenceArt: FlorenceArt,

That clip was so funny I had to telegraph Murr to send his litter box ASAP>

Apr 21, 2013, 1:44pm Top

That scene is a classic of French cinema.

Apr 22, 2013, 12:41am Top


you should read Decadence Mandchoue by Edmund Backhouse.

Apr 22, 2013, 9:36am Top

You want ghosts when we're doing a Mishima read? We have ghosts!

Apr 22, 2013, 10:03am Top

Which Mishima are we reading? Are we reading him now?

Edited: Apr 22, 2013, 10:11am Top

19 Des cas d'ensemences chauds ?

Apr 22, 2013, 10:14am Top

Looks like you found the threads - now on Runaway Horses.


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