Jack makes a thread about booky-wooks.
Daltons chin dimple wrote:So it kinda captured the zeitgeist as per a Dan Brown novel?
So it kinda captured the zeitgeist as per a Dan Brown novel?
I haven't read any of those, though I've heard people complain he's not a very good writer.
Jack, I just want to say that my first experience with "girl, dragon tat, whatever" went exactly as yours.
I've gotten such flack from people who enjoyed the book. An uncle of mine, whose opinion I usually respect, suggested that I wasn't old, or mature, enough to 'get' the book.
Just glad to hear i'm not alone.
That said, the American movie looks pretty cool. I never finished the book but i' like to know the story and see what talented people can do with it.
Similar to Mal, I don't have time for much reading outside of academic work right now, but I try to have a for-fun book to drag around with me when Goiter and I go out to eat. Currently I'm about 40% through "Wilkommen in Wellville," the German translation of T. C. Boyle's "Road to Wellville." It's one of the 20 volumes in the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper's "Library of Humor." Goiter has seen the movie, and likes it, so I plan to watch it after I finish the book. I've been telling him about various scenes as I read, and it seems like the movie and book match up pretty well. When I finish it, I'll probably pick up another book from the "Library of Humor."
atrejub wrote:...I try to have a for-fun book to drag around with me when Goiter and I go out to eat.
...I try to have a for-fun book to drag around with me when Goiter and I go out to eat.
German cuisine is so awful that you need to not look at it whilst you dig in.
We appreciate you trying to make us feel at home by using "dig" instead of "tuck." Your sentence stiill looks pretty British, though, thanks to the "whilst."
I wasn't aware of George Martin using the word "whilst" before, but his frequent use of it really stood out to me in the last book. Now I owe Dalty a kick in the dick.
Daltons chin dimple wrote:German cuisine is so awful that you need to not look at it whilst you dig in.
I like German cuisine, but I can't really have it for more than two days in a row.
Isn't that a little difficult...SINCE YOU LIVE IN GERMANY.
Goits is referring to 2 days straight eating German cuisine every waking second. And since Goits doesn't sleep, that just means more German cuisine.
Drakemd wrote:Isn't that a little difficult...SINCE YOU LIVE IN GERMANY.
Not at all. German cuisine is harder to come by than other forms of cuisine in Germany. Either they're ashamed of it, or they want to present themselves as multicultural.
Or, as Strider would probably suggest, it could be both.
Also, because German cuisine is harder to come by, you have to basically badger people to get it. After a day of badgering, if you come back the second day for more badgering, they get really annoyed. If you come back for a third day of badgering, they just start punching you in the gut. Goits has learned to stop after 2 days of badgering.
We avoid eating at places if their main entrees are not well below the 10 Euro mark. This cuts out most German restaurants.
Yoo käm hier to eet ze Tchörman foot? Vell, vell, vell: vee shall häff to maken yoo pey for das!
I had no idea I could speak German!
Coming Attractions is
driven by users submitting
scoops and insider information.
Have a scoop? Let us know »