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by Buster
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: The Mountain Shadow
Topic: ONBC's Summer/Fall/Spring Read: The Mountain Shadow
Replies: 23
Views: 608

Re: ONBC's Summer/Fall/Spring Read: The Mountain Shadow

I am sorry, my friends, to have been so absent from ONBC. There is no regular internet connection where I live, so walking to the nearest hub is how I manage these days. Please, please, don't let this beautiful on-line reading group languish! As rarely as I make contact, this cadre of readers keeps ...
by Buster
Tue May 17, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: M Train Question #21 - Final Thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: M Train Question #21 - Final Thoughts

I am so sorry to have missed this discussion. I absolutely love M Train, and made a list of the books I haven't read yet. As usual, the tidbits are amazing, and now that I (almost) have internet again, I hope I can rejoin you all soon.
by Buster
Tue May 17, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: M Train Question #14: Could Patti's writers be your writers too?
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: M Train Question #14: Could Patti's writers be your writers too?

Though circumstances have made it so that I couldn't participate in the discussions, I have been reading Patti's books intensely. Murakami, of course, and Sebald (once read, never forgotten). I read Genet years ago; unfortunately, the local library doesn't have his work. It's always fun to have a so...
by Buster
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Tibit #18: Ethiopian Crosses
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: Tibit #18: Ethiopian Crosses

I am absolutely going to name my next two cats Frumentius and Edesius.
by Buster
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: M Train Tidbit #16: Haruki Muramaki - Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: M Train Tidbit #16: Haruki Muramaki - Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Nice tidbit, firefly! I've read quite a few of Murakami's novels and bet you'd enjoy them, Theresa - the language is beautiful, but not difficult. It was very interesting to learn about his method for developing his style. I've been thinking a lot about the nature of translation and how the nuances ...
by Buster
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: M Train Tidbit #12 - Wittgenstein and Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: M Train Tidbit #12 - Wittgenstein and Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

7. Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.

That about sums up my response to Wittgenstein.
by Buster
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: M Train Tidbit #10: W. G. Sebald
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: M Train Tidbit #10: W. G. Sebald

Vertigo really made me wish I had an old Atlas by my side- lots of place names! It is an aptly titled book - for me, it did feel very unsettling and dream-like. Did you ever read An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter by Cesar Aira? Sebald makes me feel spacey in the same sort of ways that A...
by Buster
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: M Train Tidbit #11: Numinous
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: M Train Tidbit #11: Numinous

This is such an interesting topic, firefly ! Some random things come immediately to mind. First, numinous is such a lovely word that I hope it doesn't become popular and end up corrupted into meaninglessness, like the much misused "awesome". And then, I was quite stopped in my tracks by th...
by Buster
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: M Train Tidbit #10: W. G. Sebald
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: M Train Tidbit #10: W. G. Sebald

Thanks for the background, firefly . I've just finished reading two of Sebald's books, Austerlitz and Vertigo , and found them both, well, compelling, almost haunting. They left me with a vaguely drugged feeling, as if I had been transported into someone else's life. I can really see Sebald's influe...
by Buster
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: M Train Tidbit #7 - Wegener, Fritz and Continental Drift
Replies: 7
Views: 1012

Re: M Train Tidbit #7 - Wegener, Fritz and Continental Drift

Arctic exploration is fascinating - one of my big heroes is Fridjof Nansen, who froze his boat, Fram , into the polar ice and let it drift with the oceanic currents in order to prove his theories. Amundsen took that same boat to the South Pole. (If you ask nicely, I might show you my tattoo honoring...
by Buster
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Zosia Mamet to Play Patti Smith in Just Friends
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Zosia Mamet to Play Patti Smith in Just Friends

Why, thank you! I've missed you all as well. I still will be in and out, but will try to be a bit more regular. Hard to resist Patti Smith...
by Buster
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Zosia Mamet to Play Patti Smith in Just Friends
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Zosia Mamet to Play Patti Smith in Just Friends

This is going to be good....Matt Smith as Mapplethorpe.
Finally something to look forward to!
by Buster
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: M Train Tidbit #6 - Crime Series
Replies: 20
Views: 545

Re: M Train Tidbit #6 - Crime Series

Theresa wrote:
Doctor Who...my doctors were Tom Baker and Peter Davison. I kind of fell out of watching the show after they were gone.


Definitely worth looking at Tennant and Smith again - Capaldi is a bit harder to warm up to. You're absolutely right about Baker and Davison!
by Buster
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: M Train Tidbit #6 - Crime Series
Replies: 20
Views: 545

Re: M Train Tidbit #6 - Crime Series

I don't own a television, so my exposure to most of these characters is though the original novels.
However, I am a huge Dr. Who fan!
by Buster
Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: M Train Tidbit #4: Roberto Bolaño
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: M Train Tidbit #4: Roberto Bolaño

I just read Amulet, and found it made me want to re-read 2666.

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