Every Book Art Garfunkel has ever read

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Every Book Art Garfunkel has ever read

Postby Sugarcubes Forever » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:23 pm

Holy shit! Art Garfunkel likes to read.....and he likes to catalog what he's read online.

According to his list, he's read just over 1000 books in the past 40 odd years. What is his top 10 list?

1. Jun 1968 Jean-Jacques Rousseau The Confessions 1781 606 pp.
2. Jun 1968 Erich Fromm The Art of Loving 1956 146 pp.
3. Oct 1968 P.D. Ouspensky In Search of the Miraculous 1949 389 pp.
4. Feb 1969 L.N. Tolstoy War and Peace 1869 1444 pp.
5. May 1969 Philip Roth Portnoy's Complaint 1969 274 pp.
6. Sep 1969 Emily Brontë Wuthering Heights 1847 320 pp.
7. Jan 1970 Johann Wolfgang Goethe The Sorrows of Young Werther 1774 199 pp.
8. Mar 1970 Garrett Mattingly The Armada 1959 402 pp.
9. Mar 1971 Bill Moyers Listening to America 1971 342 pp.
10. Jul 1971 Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre 1947 477 pp.


I've never liked Garfunkel's solo work. I've always found him sour and pretentious. His Favorites list only confirms this. It's interesting that out of more than 1000 books read his top ten were all consumed over a three year period, and only two of them were published after 1959.

Now, I'd like to see a chronological list of all the chicks that Paul Simon has banged.

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Postby jaimoe0 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:59 am

Art Garfunkel reads Art Garfunkel

Art Garfunkel Still Water - Prose Poems 1989 119 pp.

Think he'll lend me his copy?

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Postby jaimoe0 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:44 am

I noticed that Artie read "Confederacy of Dunces" but didn't mark it as a favorite. I heard for years how I "simply must read this book" and about how much I'd love it. So I read it, and I gotta say I didn't love it. It was OK, but it was hard to sympathize with any of the characters. Anybody else tackle this book and come away unimpressed?

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Postby creepy » Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:11 am

Been looking for a used copy lately. I too've heard good things...

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Re: Every Book Art Garfunkel has ever read

Postby Greenwood The Sock Monkey » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:38 am

Sugarcubes Forever wrote:Now, I'd like to see a chronological list of all the chicks that Paul Simon has banged.


Sounds like an ideal question for "Ask Grounded5AM"...

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Postby MF » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:54 am

jaimoe0 wrote:I noticed that Artie read "Confederacy of Dunces" but didn't mark it as a favorite. I heard for years how I "simply must read this book" and about how much I'd love it. So I read it, and I gotta say I didn't love it. It was OK, but it was hard to sympathize with any of the characters. Anybody else tackle this book and come away unimpressed?


I couldn't finish it and really didn't get the hype.

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Postby Mixmaster Shecky » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:19 am

I love Confederacy Of Dunces. To me, Ignatius Riley is one of the great characters of literature. Plus, I kind of look like him if I grow a mustache.

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Postby D. Phillips » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:21 pm

My father-in-law has been keeping a diary of everything he's read (and he reads a LOT) since his early 20s. I wish I'd thought to do something like that as I'll bet it says as much about your state of mind at any given time as anything else.

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Postby D. Phillips » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:22 pm

jaimoe0 wrote:I noticed that Artie read "Confederacy of Dunces" but didn't mark it as a favorite. I heard for years how I "simply must read this book" and about how much I'd love it. So I read it, and I gotta say I didn't love it. It was OK, but it was hard to sympathize with any of the characters. Anybody else tackle this book and come away unimpressed?


I'm with ya. I liked it fine but it didn't blow my mind the way I'd hoped.

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Postby Tim » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:33 pm

I really enjoyed that book. Its not like my favorite, but I think its worth the time to read. The story behind the guy who wrote is heartbreaking though.

I know they have been trying to get it made into a movie and last I heard they had Will Ferrell lined up to play him. Anyone know anything about that?

I had read that years ago John Belushi was supposed to play him. That would have been a good role for him.


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