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    the art of political murder: who killed the bishop?, by francisco goldman.
    fascinating.

    Francisco Goldman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Ok, finished Angels and Insects! Now reading S/Z, Germinal, and 1984!
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    I am reading 'The Pig Did It' by someone or other Caldwell. So far it's pretty good.

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    OK, just finished The Slap and really recommend it. Great book. Now started The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek and can only say if you like Gogol or other eastern European writers of a certain stripe you will love this book. It hilariously skewers just about everything in sight. So good.
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    Saints and Villians- by Denise Giardina

    It's a fictionalized account of the resistance of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran pastor who was executed by the Nazi's. It's quite good.
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    I know it's a classic and lots of you must have read it, but I really recommend Nineteen Eighty-Four!
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    Don't we have someone around here who had actually never heard of that book?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    'the brief wondrous life of oscar wao' by junot diaz.
    it was supposed to be for the GR book club but that looks like it has died for good so i didn't see the point in waiting any longer to read it.
    it's really really amazing. i heartily recommend it and it totally deserved the pulitzer.

    Just put this on hold at my local Library. I'm in need of reading inspiration and you made it sound good.

    Just finished reading, "The Last American Man" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Interesting read. Also put "Eat, Pray, Love" on hold, same author. We'll see how that one is.

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    identity by milan kundera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch View Post
    Don't we have someone around here who had actually never heard of that book?
    Wow, shocking...

    Anyway, I finished Germinal and almost S/Z. Still on 1984 and now embarking on Pride and Prejudice.
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    Ah, Jane Austin.
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    Just finished reading 'The Dangerous Days of Daniel X' by James Patterson. Great book. Picked it up yesterday and finished it today.

    Next up, 'Renegade: The Making of a President' by Richard Wolffe.

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    ^^What's Daniel X about? I 'm too lazy to google right now.
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    ^^It's the first in a series of books about this teenager Daniel who is an alien hunter. He has these strange powers that he uses to help him hunt down different aliens including the alien that killed his parents, who were also alien hunters.

    I wasn't sure about the premise when I picked the book up, but I like James Patterson's writing so I gave it a shot. Once again, he didn't disappoint.

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    Just started reading Julie & Julia. OMG! This is one of those books you can just crawl into. Can't wait to see the movie. Just treat yourself & go get it now.
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