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Old 03-29-2007, 08:55 PM   #31
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parched, by heather king
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:16 AM   #32
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Crooked Cucumber, by David Chadwick.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:37 PM   #33
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thanks, brightpearl. i havent heard of that book, but i'll look for it, for sure. i always buy my books second-hand. the reviews on amazon are unbelievable.
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:42 AM   #34
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Wow I haven't thought about Adrian Mole in about twenty years. I remember liking it because it was a male's point of view.

Haddon's second book A Spot of Bother is worth a read. Won't say it moved me but a couple of great passages and a quick read. I wrote this a few months ago when I first started reading it: Man, late 50's, about to have a break w/ reality. Looks like anxiety disorder d/t psychosocial stress.
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Old 04-19-2007, 03:28 AM   #35
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Memorial, Bruce Wagner, also his "Cellular Trilogy" - I'm Losing You, I'll Let You Go, & Still Holding. He writes a wicked Hollywood satire, but has this quality of sadness & empathy that is, well, moving. (I had a new & stranger than I would have reckoned experience with Memorial. I know someone in the book. Literally. He uses a real person as a minor character, by name, describes her just as she is, & I know her. Very odd.)

Patrick O'Brian - the Aubrey/Maturin novels. Jack in the pillory at the end of Reverse of the Medal... pages 4-5 of The Hundred Days... I felt like I'd been punched in the gut.

London Fields, Martin Amis.

Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh. Before picking up a copy of this book, make SURE it's one with a glossary in the back. Unless you're already a Scot. Also Marabou Stork Nightmares, which is a pretty harrowing book.

I also find Terry Pratchett quite moving at times.

That'll do, pig...
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Old 04-21-2007, 10:33 AM   #36
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Good Morning Midnight Jean Rhys
Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neal Hurston
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Old 04-29-2007, 02:47 AM   #37
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Of Mice and Men

It was on of the few times I got a reading assignment I actually liked.
the ending.
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Old 04-29-2007, 03:01 AM   #38
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Old 04-29-2007, 04:16 PM   #39
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Still sad.

Don't get me wrong. It was a good ending. I see why the author ended it that way and how it fit the theme of the book, but yeah very sad.

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Old 05-01-2007, 05:22 PM   #40
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i just finished the history of love, by nicole krauss. i was expecting good things, and to possibly be moved...lol. i was extremely disappointed, however. i am attending a lecture/discussion series on thursday evening, and really have nothing positive to contribute. it gets 4* on amazon. maybe its just me.


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Old 05-01-2007, 07:48 PM   #41
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i forgot i'd started a books that have disappointed thread, so i'll add my history of love comment there. its been a long day...lol
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:04 AM   #42
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The Shahnameh (= book of kings), by Hakim Abol Qasem Ferdowsi
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Old 05-05-2007, 02:36 AM   #43
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thanks, pricey. im laughing because when i first read your post, i thought you were making a comment. "Mercy!" then when i amazoned jodi picoult, i saw that mercy and vanishing acts are two more of her titles. i'll keep them in mind, for sure. right now im reading parched by heather king. yikes.
Every time I go to Mayo Clinic I get one of her books to read on the plane. This last time was Keeping Faith, a very good read about religion and for ME to say that, is a huge deal. I can't stand overtly religious things, mostly due to my upbringing. I am a much more secular gal. But this book was good, not very preachy, IMO.
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:59 PM   #44
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i picked up the pact, yesterday. got it for $5.

on an unrelated note, i just finished what we keep, by elizabeth berg. my sister recommended this author to me, and i enjoyed it. im looking forward to reading other titles by her, as well.
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:07 AM   #45
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Maybe we could start a book exchange?
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