removed_bymoderator t1_iy1kxkv wrote

Towards the end of my Sunday, I decided to look at the r/books subreddit. Somebody commented on a thread about Raymond Carver's writing. I have never read any Raymond Carver. In summation, they said his writing was real because he left out things that normal people usually do not comment on during their day to day lives. I enjoyed reding this comment. I must remember to write this in my diary.


removed_bymoderator t1_iufwljy wrote

Read Zero: A Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seifre. It's the history of 0 and how it affected the world.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World And the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford

I go through the same thing some times. Sometimes you want chocolate, sometimes you want vanilla. Go explore other genres, or find a new pastime.


removed_bymoderator t1_iubf9hn wrote

And Tuva Or Bust, written by a friend of his. The two of them tried to go to Tuva in the Soviet Union, and it's a story of their finding a way to get a visa and whatever else was going on in their lives at the time. Fun book.


removed_bymoderator t1_ituu02r wrote

>I’d like to hear other peoples’ perspective on the book, because to me it is just a book about nothing.

It's been over twenty years since I've read the book, but the sun also rises, if I remember, is an allusion to the fact that he can't get it up. If you feel that the story is meaningless, it might be because he is sexually ineffectual. He is impotent.