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    Angel Rock, by Darren Williams

    So far REALLY good!
    "In the face of the blinding sun, I wake only to find
    that Heaven is a stranger place than than one I've left behind." - SM

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    The Corrections by Jonathan Frantzen (again), and The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelley.

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    I had to give up on the story of Gypsy Lee. Great life, fascinating woman, but her son's prose is dead wood. Couldn't hack it.

    I recently saw the movie The Company of Wolves and posted a clip in the movie thread that shows the sexualized version of Red Riding Hood as a more direct cautionary morality tale.

    Gave me a jones for Angela Carter, and I realized that as much as I liked the movie, I never read the story. Glad I finally did. Unreal how they could still get the fairytale/nightmare quality in the movie without being hokey.

    I got a collection of her stories because there was other stuff I wanted to read, especially The Bloody Chamber.

    Amazon.com: Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories: Books: Angela Carter,Salman Rushdie

    Intro by Salman Rushdie.

    Predatory eroticism told in metaphor. One of the few treatments of sex - apart from BDSM - that touches on the animalism and brutality of sex in kind of a Jungian way, and that is NOT bad. I feel like this aspect of sexuality isn't really explored except in some BDSM stories, and really, BDSM and its imagery have become a cliche in a way that Carter's work is not.

    The ongoing theme through her work is the fall from innocence, which is nightmarish in how she portrays it, but it's also something that the person wants. She's tapped into something really primal. If you type in her name, it's funny to see this long listing of titles and images that all hit on desire in a very specific way. I think the movie When Night is Falling sort of hit on it, in an amateur, overly romanticized way.

    The Bloody Chamber really stayed with me. Creepy.
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    thank you for smoking, christopher buckley.
    saw the movie and loved it, just started the book and so far it is hilariously smart and witty.
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    I just finished the book club choice for April, so I'm deciding between 2 books coworkers gave me to read next. One of them is Neil Gaiman's Good Omens, the other is a book called World War Z. It'll probably be World War Z only because I left it in my car last night and I'll likely start reading it before going in to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voodoo Child View Post
    Double Cross by James Patterson.
    I just finished that one and its probably the weakest of the Alex Cross series.

    Right now I'm reading The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory.
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    Just finished the book club selection...not sure on what to read next.
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    that Heaven is a stranger place than than one I've left behind." - SM

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    Just finished reading a few Rachel Gibson books and now I'm going to read a book in French called Hélène de Champlain.
    "Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers."

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    The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight by Thom Hartmann for a class on Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoDayButToday View Post
    One of them is Neil Gaiman's Good Omens,
    that one is brilliant, loved it, made me laugh so hard. recommended.

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    I started World War Z, and that's hilarious (found out from my BF the author is Mel Brooks' son). Good Omens is going to have to be next.

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    I just started Memorias de Mis Putas Tristes by Gabriel García Márquez.

    "Tão estranho carregar uma vida inteira no corpo, e ninguém suspeitar dos traumas, das quedas, dos medos, dos choros."
    Caio Fernando Abreu

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    ^^ How is it?

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    Finally found a decent bio of Diana Mitford at the local library so have begun that. It was great to discover that this rather small library is pretty well-stocked.
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    God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens

    I am an atheist already so it's not to convert me. It's a fun read so far. I'm just reading very slowly because I have time to read just before I got to bed.
    Last edited by yanna; February 12th, 2008 at 03:23 PM.

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