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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFolie View Post

    Now reading Paul Morand's Fin de siècle.

    how is that? i've only ever read hécate et ses chiens by him, i need to read more.
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    Light, nostalgic, ironic, precious and erudite.
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    Now beginning A Clockwork Orange.

    Will soon be reading The Divine Comedy, The Cherry Orchard and The Castle of Otranto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1973 View Post
    I'm reading that damned True Blood Series... Vampire porn
    Saying nothing as I've just read the 9th book in the series. Not what you would call heavy reading. I've read them all in about a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny Pixie View Post
    2nd one for me, I've received the series this morning and I can't put it down !
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    Saying nothing as I've just read the 9th book in the series. Not what you would call heavy reading. I've read them all in about a week.
    Oh, I'm all finished with them now too.... and I still love ERIC!
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    I'm giving Lisey's Story by Stephen King another go. I just couldn't finish it the first time around. Usually I have no problem getting into King's books, but this one just isn't cutting it for me.

    The next one on my list is Push by Sapphire. It's based on the movie coming out called Precious, with Mariah Carey. It looks like a tearjerker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkly View Post
    I'm giving Lisey's Story by Stephen King another go. I just couldn't finish it the first time around. Usually I have no problem getting into King's books, but this one just isn't cutting it for me.

    The next one on my list is Push by Sapphire. It's based on the movie coming out called Precious, with Mariah Carey. It looks like a tearjerker!
    I had a hard time with Lisey's Story also but it might be because the abuse by the fathe was so horrific to me. It took me two tries to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikmccall View Post
    I had a hard time with Lisey's Story also but it might be because the abuse by the fathe was so horrific to me. It took me two tries to finish it.
    I finished it last night, and it was a bit of a struggle. To call it longwinded is an understatement. The one aspect of the book that really got to me was just how much she missed and loved her husband.

    Push by Sapphire is on back order, so I'm reading The Road by Cormac MacCarthy. I'm only on like page 40 or so, but so far it downright sucks. It's about a man and his young son travelling across the country after an apocalypse. The writer doesn't even use quotation marks during dialogue, and the writing itself is extremely bland and lacks depth. Another one bites the dust.
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    Runway RunAway: A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance & Rock 'n Roll, an autobiography by a former model who dated both Don Henley & the late Steve Clark of Def Leppard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkly View Post
    I'm reading The Road by Cormac MacCarthy. I'm only on like page 40 or so, but so far it downright sucks. It's about a man and his young son travelling across the country after an apocalypse. The writer doesn't even use quotation marks during dialogue, and the writing itself is extremely bland and lacks depth. Another one bites the dust.
    really? is it just the road or do you dislike maccarthy as a whole?
    i haven't read that 'the road' yet but i did read 'all the pretty horses' a while ago and loved it, and recently read 'no country for old men' and absolutely loved it. no quotation marks during diaogue either but i got used to it and didn't mind. i thought his writing style was beautiful. minimalist but also lyrical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    really? is it just the road or do you dislike maccarthy as a whole?
    i haven't read that 'the road' yet but i did read 'all the pretty horses' a while ago and loved it, and recently read 'no country for old men' and absolutely loved it. no quotation marks during diaogue either but i got used to it and didn't mind. i thought his writing style was beautiful. minimalist but also lyrical.
    I'm embarrassed to admit that this is the first McCarthy book I've ever read. I put it down because I got Push by Sapphire in the mail, and figured I would go back to The Road. Lo and behold, the strangest thing happened. I missed the little boy from McCarthy's story, so obviously the writer was tugging at me and I didn't even realize it. That's some pretty strong talent imo. I do appreciate the minimalist writing, I just wasn't used to that style. I'm definitely going to pick it back up again today and let you know what I think of it. What is All The Pretty Horses about?



    Ok, I read Push last night in its entirety. It's format is simple, so if you decide to read it you should have no trouble getting through it quickly. It's based on the movie Precious, and is about a 16 year old Afrcan American girl living in Harlem and pregnant for the second time with her father's child. The book is laid out is if we're reading her journal, so that gives it an added intimate appeal to her story. There are several unexpected things that happen to her, and I honestly can not believe this book didn't cause any controversy. It broke my heart just reading it, so if you pick it up, grab some tissues just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkly View Post
    I'm embarrassed to admit that this is the first McCarthy book I've ever read. I put it down because I got Push by Sapphire in the mail, and figured I would go back to The Road. Lo and behold, the strangest thing happened. I missed the little boy from McCarthy's story, so obviously the writer was tugging at me and I didn't even realize it. That's some pretty strong talent imo. I do appreciate the minimalist writing, I just wasn't used to that style. I'm definitely going to pick it back up again today and let you know what I think of it. What is All The Pretty Horses about?


    nothing to be embarrassed about, i've only read 2 myself.
    all the pretty horses is one of the 3 books that make up the border trilogy. i have yet to read the other 2. the main character is in all 3 books. it's about 2 young boys who travel from texas to mexico to find work as cowboys and meet a runaway along the way, who rides a horse that looks far too expensive to belong to a runaway.
    it's part love story (john grady, the main character, falls in love with the daughter of the owner of the ranch where he finds work in mexico), part western involving the runaway and his expensive bay horse and a murder.
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    I just finished listening to A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. I just love all of his books that I have read, and this one was no different.

    I have a hike planned with my kids next week to a popular hang gliding spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFolie View Post
    Now beginning A Clockwork Orange.

    Will soon be reading The Divine Comedy, The Cherry Orchard and The Castle of Otranto.
    The Divine Comedy and A Clockwork Orange are two of my all time favorites! Have you checked out different illustrations of The Divine Comedy? The most properly scary are by Gustave Dore. Another book by Anthony Burgess is The Wanting Seed, very much a negative utopia/dystopia.

    I just read a great short story out of a cheapy compilation of short stories called Women of the Night. I read Victims by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, it was like a political vampire thriller and I wish there were more. Pretty good stuff.
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    Animal Farm and The Island of Dr Moreau
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