GLASS BOOKS at ONBC - An Amendment

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GLASS BOOKS at ONBC - An Amendment

Unread postby Liz » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:41 am

NOODLEMANTRAS…… :ONBC:

Put this on your calendars for 2009:

We will be discussing The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordon Dahlquist in January.

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EDIT BY LIZ 8/28/08: There is a question about editions of the book that are or are not available right now. Please hold off on purchasing your book until we can clarify this situation.
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Unread postby Cindee » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:39 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love this book. For me, this was one of those books that that I could not put down, read as fast as I could to get to the next page and at the same time was always a bit upset because with every page I was closer to the end of the book. My list of books to be read is lengthy but I am thrilled to put this one near the top again.

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Unread postby Johnnys Grape » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:15 pm

May I join in?
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Unread postby part-time poet » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:45 pm

Woo hoo! :yahoo: A great choice for ONBC--we'll be ringing in 2009 with thrills, chills, and intrigue.

For those looking to pick up a copy, I was on Amazon yesterday and they had some used copies available for extremely low prices (like $1 plus $4 shipping)--a great opportunity for Noodlemantras. :ONBC:

I'm really looking forward to your tidbits for this one, Liz and DITHOT!

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Re: GLASS BOOKS TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT ONBC

Unread postby Liz » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:50 pm

We are lucky that it is in paperback now, too. I bought it as a hardback over a year ago. And Volume 2 will be out right about the time that we begin our discussion of Volume 1. Speaking of tidbits, just to be clear, they will begin in January and the discussion in February.

We’d love to have you join us, Johnnys Grape, and Cindee too.
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Unread postby Johnnys Grape » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:13 pm

:applause: Yay!! I am going to purchase it and read during my 45 minute break at school :disco:
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Unread postby Theresa » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:35 pm

Johnnys Grape wrote::applause: Yay!! I am going to purchase it and read during my 45 minute break at school :disco:

It's a BIG book...it'll take more than 45 minutes to read, JG.


(Just kidding... :grin: )

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Unread postby Johnnys Grape » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:37 pm

Theresa wrote:
Johnnys Grape wrote::applause: Yay!! I am going to purchase it and read during my 45 minute break at school :disco:

It's a BIG book...it'll take more than 45 minutes to read, JG.


(Just kidding... :grin: )


:lol: I mean over the course of the year!!! :grin:
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Unread postby Theresa » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:46 pm

Johnnys Grape wrote:
Theresa wrote:
Johnnys Grape wrote::applause: Yay!! I am going to purchase it and read during my 45 minute break at school :disco:

It's a BIG book...it'll take more than 45 minutes to read, JG.


(Just kidding... :grin: )


:lol: I mean over the course of the year!!! :grin:

heehee :-D

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Unread postby San » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:15 pm

I have a question for those who already read it.
I want to read this book, but now I must make the decission if I gonna read it in English or in Dutch.
My question is, is it written in very complicated English or is it easy to follow.
I find out that it is no fun to read a book where you need the dictionairy for every 10th word.
Books I read without a problem in English were Inamorata and What's eating Gilbert Grape. Public enemies was to do for me, but gave more difficulties.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: GLASS BOOKS TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT ONBC

Unread postby Theresa » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:26 pm

San, if you can access this Google Books link, you can read quite a few pages of the novel and see how the language works for you.


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Unread postby San » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:02 pm

Theresa wrote:San, if you can access this Google Books link, you can read quite a few pages of the novel and see how the language works for you.



Nope I can't read any pages on this link only the little introduction :-/ and that I can read easy.
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Re: GLASS BOOKS TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT ONBC

Unread postby Theresa » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:11 pm

San wrote:
Theresa wrote:San, if you can access this Google Books link, you can read quite a few pages of the novel and see how the language works for you.



Nope I can't read any pages on this link only the little introduction :-/ and that I can read easy.
Thanks anyway Theresa

Darn...how about this excerpt link? It's a much shorter passage, but maybe you can access it.


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Unread postby San » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:36 pm

Theresa wrote:
San wrote:
Theresa wrote:San, if you can access this Google Books link, you can read quite a few pages of the novel and see how the language works for you.



Nope I can't read any pages on this link only the little introduction :-/ and that I can read easy.
Thanks anyway Theresa

Darn...how about this excerpt link? It's a much shorter passage, but maybe you can access it.



:bounce: Yes that worked :thanks!:
For this I only needed the dictionairy once, so I think I can handle this book in its origianal language English :bounce:
Off to Amazon to order my copy.
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Re: GLASS BOOKS TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT ONBC

Unread postby fansmom » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:42 pm

San wrote:I have a question for those who already read it.
I want to read this book, but now I must make the decission if I gonna read it in English or in Dutch.
My question is, is it written in very complicated English or is it easy to follow.
I find out that it is no fun to read a book where you need the dictionairy for every 10th word.
Books I read without a problem in English were Inamorata and What's eating Gilbert Grape. Public enemies was to do for me, but gave more difficulties.

Thanks in advance.
San

San, I've read all the ONBC books, and from the little I've read of this one, I'd recommend you read this one in Dutch, if possible. The words are simple, but the syntax is difficult. The sentences are long and complicated.

If' you've read anything from the 19th century in English (Charles Dickens, Mark Twain), you might want to attempt this in English, but it's very different from Inamorata or What's Eating Gilbert Grape.


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