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    Reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

    Good read. Thouroughly enjoying it.

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    I just finished Southern Charm and I started Gone Girl
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    Finished Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs. Feels like a half-hearted attempt by her, and it was short compared to previous books; I read this in seven and a half hours.
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    I'm currently reading "Where We Belong" by Emily Giffin and "This is How You Lose Her" by Junot Diaz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunterlovesgossip View Post
    I'm currently reading "Where We Belong" by Emily Giffin and "This is How You Lose Her" by Junot Diaz.

    Junot Diaz is such a great writer. I didn't know he had a new short story collection out until your post, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunterlovesgossip View Post
    "This is How You Lose Her" by Junot Diaz.
    ditto. so far so good though of course as with all short story collections, there are some that you connect with more than others.
    it's no "oscar wao" but it's a lovely book so far.
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    Fred & Edie-Jill Dawson

    A novelized version of the Edith Thompson/ Frederick Bywaters murder case. It's quite good.
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    a feast for crows by george r.r. martin. i'm slowly becoming addicted to this series.
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    The Odyssey. For a course, but turns out I'm enjoying it immensely and feel like a bit of an idiot for not reading it by now.
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    Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Two sisters during the Nigerian civil war. It's very good.
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    Asterix and the Black Gold - a rollicking good adventure. Plus, pictures.
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    Another shout out for GONE GIRL - lots of twists and turns - I haven't quite finished it but it seems clever and original.
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    The ongoing moment, Geoff Dyer's book on photography. Beautifully written and I love it's absolutely subjective and unacademic take on photography. Keep in mind, this guy usually writes novels, and doesn't even own a camera. And yet it was through his amazing descriptions of Michael Ackerman's photos in his novel "jeff in venice, death in varanasi" that I came to discover this amazing photographer, and this recent book is no less wonderful.
    I definitely recommend the is to anyone who likes photography, or even if you don't, it's a great read nonetheless.
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    I just finished Gone Girl yesterday, and started reading it for the second time today. It's THAT good. When I finished it, I just sat there, blown away, thinking, "What a total mindfuck!" In a good way. The plot is always going somewhere, with lots of new developments and twists, and the characters are complex and fascinating. The one thing that drove me crazy was the name "Go" (Margo) for the twin sister. I just thought it was stupid. But that's a petty complaint and doesn't matter in the scheme of things.

    They're making a movie of it, and Reese Witherspoon is producing it and attached to star. I'm not sure how I feel about her as Amy (I'd envisioned Leslie Mann or Elizabeth Banks), but I hope that the movie can at least come somewhat close to doing the book justice.

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    I stopped reading Gone Girl about half of the way through. I struggled with how unlikeable the characters were. I think knowing that there was going to be a big twist coming up also spoiled the enjoyment for me. I kind of wish I had read it before I knew so much about it. I could see it making a good movie, though of course most people who see it will know the twist, and I don't think they could do justice to the slow unfolding of the characters in 2 hours.
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