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The last thing you read

Postby linguoboy » 2015-01-05, 21:55

What the hell, inspired by this list, yet another answer-and-ask game. Y'all know the drill by now.

The last thing you read with a female protagonist.
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Postby IpseDixit » 2015-01-05, 22:08

The Other Wind by U. K. Le Guin.

The last thing that you read in a foreign language.
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Postby Ciarán12 » 2015-01-05, 22:12

Right the way through? Deireadh Seachtaine Craiceáilte by Roddy Doyle.

The last thing you read set in a fictional world where the author provided a map of said fictional world in the book.

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Re: The last thing you read

Postby Koko » 2015-01-05, 22:16

Does Hell count as a fictional world? If so The Inferno of Dante translated by Robert Pinsky.

The last thing you read based in earlier times but future in terms of date published.

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Postby IpseDixit » 2015-01-05, 22:29

Anthem by Ayn Rand.

The last thing you read set in a dystopian world.

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Postby Ciarán12 » 2015-01-05, 22:59

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

The last thing you read where the author had an obvious political agenda.

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Postby IpseDixit » 2015-01-05, 23:09

Anthem by Ayn Rand.

The last thing you read that had more than 700 pages.

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Re: The last thing you read

Postby linguoboy » 2015-01-06, 1:01

Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki [Seidensticker translation]

The last thing you read that was stream of consciousness, wholly or in part.
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Postby vijayjohn » 2015-01-06, 1:14

Yakshi by Malayattoor Ramakrishnan. (It even had the same cover they show in the Wikipedia article :lol:).

The last thing you read in which one of the characters was a fisherman.

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Postby IpseDixit » 2015-01-06, 1:17

The Gospel.

The last thing you read in which one of the protagonists die, and by die I mean really die.

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Postby Ciarán12 » 2015-01-06, 1:21

linguoboy wrote:Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki [Seidensticker translation]


I just bought that the other day!

IpseDixit wrote:The last thing you read in which one of the protagonists die, and by die I mean really die.


Ehm... Shogun by James Clavell maybe?

The last thing you read with an anthropomorphised animal or thing as a character.

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Postby IpseDixit » 2015-01-06, 1:31

A short story whose title and author I can't remember. It was about a telepathic alien pig. But if I have to mention something of which I remember the title and author, I think I'll have to say The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. F. Baum.

The last thing you read set in the Middle Ages.

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Re: The last thing you read

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-01-06, 1:34

I know Ciarán already beat me to it, but still, I answered this question, so I figure I might as well post it anyway. :P
IpseDixit wrote:The last thing you read in which one of the protagonists die, and by die I mean really die.

Well, that would be both of the last two novels I read. The one I finished last was Malagal by E. M. Kovoor, but shortly before that, I finished Chemmeen by Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, and I was reading both of them in tandem. :lol: Multiple people die in each of those novels, and they include the protagonist (or at least one of the protagonists, in the case of Malagal).
The last thing you read set in the Middle Ages.

That would probably be The Man Who Counted by Malba Tahan. :lol:

The last thing you read that you wish you hadn't.

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Postby IpseDixit » 2015-01-06, 1:42

O Jerusalem by La Pierre and Collins, because it was fucking boring.

The last thing you read that had a protagonist (or at least a character with a relevant role) with a mental disorder.

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Re: The last thing you read

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-01-06, 1:44

That would be Yakshi by Malayattoor Ramakrishnan again. :lol:

The last thing you read where the author listed or described what one of the characters was eating at some point in the story.

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Postby linguoboy » 2015-01-06, 3:06

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. (IIRC, it was poorly-prepared stockfish.)

That last thing you read which was narrated in a child's voice.
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Re: The last thing you read

Postby Koko » 2015-01-06, 4:45

Insurgent by Veronica Roth. She may be over sixteen, but Tris is still her mother's child ;)

The last thing you read that followed no particular storyline, but still fictional (like a "survival guide" or something).

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Postby Ciarán12 » 2015-01-06, 20:13

La Lengua de los Elfos: Una gramática para el quenya de J.R.R. Tolkien by Luis González Baixauli.

The last thing you read with a red cover.

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Postby vijayjohn » 2015-01-06, 20:26

Probably Сказки и картинки by V. Sutyeyev, a collection of children's stories translated from Russian into Malayalam (probably via English, but they don't say that :P) by Mrs. Unnikrishnan, Mavathu Prabhakaran, and Cherukulam Parameswaran.

The last thing you read whose author is not well known outside their country of origin.

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Re: The last thing you read

Postby Yasna » 2015-01-06, 20:34

メニー・メニー・シープ by Issui Ogawa

The last thing you read by a Korean author.
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