Palimpsest  

Go Back   Palimpsest > Search Forums


Showing results 1 to 25 of 143
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: kjml
Forum: Book Reviews 29th Apr 2014, 16:22
Replies: 331
Views: 38,384
Posted By kjml
Re: Recently Abandoned

Hi wshaw,
Yes, I would call it very good and, so far as I know, it is his most accessible to the general public --by far. (By "accessible" I mean something like amenable to, or acceptable to, the...
Forum: Book Reviews 29th Apr 2014, 7:38
Replies: 331
Views: 38,384
Posted By kjml
Re: Recently Abandoned

I am struggling mightily now with the temptation to drop The Recognitions (1955) by Gaddis and say "Uncle." My good Lord is this man a bore! Sometimes an artist's work tells us more than we ever...
Forum: Book Reviews 29th Apr 2014, 7:18
Replies: 36
Views: 7,420
Posted By kjml
Re: John Banville

Hello lurgee,
that is an excellent review and an interesting take on The Sea. As enthusiastic as I am about Banville nowadays, I had an initial reaction the book that was quite similar to yours. In...
Forum: Book Reviews 1st Mar 2014, 7:35
Replies: 77
Views: 11,512
Posted By kjml
Re: Haruki Murakami

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami

This is Murakami’s 8th novel, published 15 years after his first in 1979. It came out after he had achieved great celebrity in his native Japan...
Forum: Book Reviews 14th Feb 2014, 16:54
Replies: 77
Views: 11,512
Posted By kjml
Re: Haruki Murakami

I just fnished reading South of the Border/West of the Sun (hereafter S/W) and, I think, I had a reaction similar - in its decidedly mild intensity at least - to that of Jerkass. My reaction was a...
Forum: Book Reviews 2nd Jan 2014, 7:11
Replies: 22
Views: 12,763
Posted By kjml
Re: Palimplists 2014

January
1. The Ambassadors (1903), by Henry James *****
2. The Golden Bowl (1904), by Henry James ****0
3. The Wings of the Dove (1895), by H. James****0
4. The Sacred Fount (1901), by Henry...
Forum: Book Reviews 4th Apr 2012, 9:42
Replies: 64
Views: 7,737
Posted By kjml
Re: David Foster Wallace

Just what we needed: more from a guy who can't shut up!

He is not the hero his fans need him to be. He is/was (by his choice) just another one of of us --only an irrepressible (not in a good...
Forum: Book Reviews 24th Mar 2012, 2:54
Replies: 64
Views: 7,737
Posted By kjml
Re: David Foster Wallace

I finished DFW's Infinite Jest today. It (reading it) was a labor of love; it was a grand enterprise; it was a wonderful experience. It was worth my effort. This justifies the time spent --to me. I...
Forum: Book Reviews 19th Feb 2012, 13:20
Replies: 7
Views: 2,222
Posted By kjml
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin

Quite all right, m; funny and very observant too. BTW, one could certainly work off a few pounds carting around Hugo's masterworks.
Forum: Book Reviews 16th Feb 2012, 3:14
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By kjml
Re: Rebecca Hunt: Mr Chartwell

Hi Lucoid,
Don't worry about the spoilers on my behalf. The intrigue for me, I think, will be in seeing just how this author personifies a condition like depression and what that means about her...
Forum: Book Reviews 14th Feb 2012, 17:20
Replies: 7
Views: 2,222
Posted By kjml
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin

Hi Noumenon,
This is an excellent essay in consideration of intriguing matters. I agree, we most of us want something more than a chronicle; but sometimes the research (or imagination)+ writing...
Forum: Book Reviews 14th Feb 2012, 17:06
Replies: 322
Views: 41,813
Posted By kjml
Re: Cormac McCarthy

No shame in getting rich while you're at it!
Forum: Book Reviews 14th Feb 2012, 17:00
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By kjml
Re: Rebecca Hunt: Mr Chartwell

Hi Ono,
really interesting take on this. It actually makes the text even more appealing, since there are, obviously, real questions that folks may see differently, differ on and discuss...
Forum: Book Reviews 4th Feb 2012, 1:59
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By kjml
Re: Rebecca Hunt: Mr Chartwell

Hi Luc
and thanks for the clarification. This is beginning to sound like a lit'rary take on "The Outer Limits". It seems a kind of psychological primitivism, wherein the psychic conditions are...
Forum: Book Reviews 2nd Feb 2012, 20:22
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By kjml
Re: Rebecca Hunt: Mr Chartwell

Hi Luc,
So, help me, is it mainly a fictionalized account of Churchill's life (and hard times) or is it primarily an account of his widow's hard times? It sounds like the latter --is that...
Forum: General Chat 12th Jan 2012, 4:59
Replies: 195
Views: 16,807
Posted By kjml
Re: Recent Purchases 2012

Col,
Sorry for your loss; but you know what they say: It didn't hurt me a bit! (I'm sorry, was that insensitive?) It is probably best for everyone, since you know music leads to drugs nd sex and...
Forum: Book Reviews 6th Jan 2012, 22:18
Replies: 17
Views: 3,207
Posted By kjml
Re: Nadine Gordimer: The Conservationist

Hi Mookse,
Quick question: as you can see from my review(s) of Pamuk's Snow, I agree that not all prize winners are equally worthy. Do you think there is something else involved here? Is it...
Forum: General Chat 5th Jan 2012, 14:25
Replies: 195
Views: 16,807
Posted By kjml
Re: Recent Purchases 2012

A Wise chice, Col. Then you can still use your first hand to play the violin!
Forum: Book Reviews 4th Jan 2012, 19:01
Replies: 49
Views: 8,933
Posted By kjml
Re: Orhan Pamuk: Snow

I have wrestled with indecision in relation to Orhan Pamuk’s Snow more desperately than with any book in recent memory. Usually, my sense of the work is strong enough and definite enough to allow a...
Forum: Book Reviews 2nd Jan 2012, 17:22
Replies: 57
Views: 9,295
Posted By kjml
Re: Julian Barnes

Ah Luc,
I do understand. I'm following the same path with pamuk's "Snow" right now. It turns out the awfulness of the book - and its failure as a novel - has provided a vein of interest to me just...
Forum: General Chat 1st Jan 2012, 4:40
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By kjml
Happy New Year to all

I want to take this opportunity to say "thank you" and good luck ( or God Bless! to those who understand such things) at this time of year. I am not a religious man, so to speak, but I like to think...
Forum: Book Reviews 31st Dec 2011, 15:34
Replies: 23
Views: 22,176
Posted By kjml
Re: Palimplists 2012

Palimplist 2012


January
The Confessions of Saint Augustine, Loeb Classical Library (Bi-lingual ed. transl. by W. Watts) A month-long project of investigation of the ancient world.
Homer's...
Forum: Book Reviews 30th Dec 2011, 19:52
Replies: 49
Views: 8,933
Posted By kjml
Re: Orhan Pamuk: Snow

I am now in about the middle of Orhan Pamuk's Snow and like many others I find it a slog. It is not exactly or entirely boring, for the cultural tour and the socio-political dynamics are themselves...
Forum: General Chat 26th Dec 2011, 14:59
Replies: 161
Views: 14,913
Posted By kjml
Re: Merry Christmas Everybody

Another belated Holiday greeting. Hope everyone is enjoying the season. Happy Boxing day to those who know what that is --I do only barely. All the best for the upcoming new year!
Forum: Book Reviews 14th Dec 2011, 17:39
Replies: 57
Views: 9,295
Posted By kjml
Re: Julian Barnes

Hi Lucoid,
I have had the same experience too many times to count, where I just couldn't connect to the book at th time. My own strategy has become 'surrender' --it was difficult at first,...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 143

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:29.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.