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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1350 on: February 09, 2013, 01:29:55 PM »
Im eigenen Schatten - Veit Heinichen

don't know if he has been translated into english but well worth the read. We have all his crime novels, she who must be obeyed is a big fan. Also we both love Trieste and surroundings, where the books are set.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1351 on: February 09, 2013, 01:30:27 PM »
The Beach of Falesa by Robert Louis Stephenson

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1352 on: February 09, 2013, 07:45:53 PM »
The Big V

by William Pelfrey


Bill is an old friend of mine, and "The Big V" - a novel about the Vietnam War - was a National Book Award nominee when it was first published in 1972 (that's Bill on the cover). I'd read it many years ago, and just downloaded the Kindle version to read it again.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1353 on: February 09, 2013, 09:24:26 PM »
Finished "A Land More Kind Than Home" by Wiley Cash a few days ago, and started on "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson (that I'm about half-way through).
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1354 on: February 10, 2013, 05:35:57 PM »
Why not write 250 words about a book you are reading or have read and and enter it in the Spectators Sort part of our Olympic-inks.

http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=46866.0

It's easy, even for me - someone who generally uses 2 or 3 words when one will do.  :)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1355 on: February 13, 2013, 09:04:32 AM »
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachael Joyce.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1356 on: February 13, 2013, 10:00:15 AM »
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachael Joyce.


Dawn - I really enjoyed that! So much that I have my own copy :D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1357 on: February 13, 2013, 05:07:14 PM »
I can understand why. It's very endearing. Grabbed me from the word go.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1358 on: February 15, 2013, 06:32:17 PM »
I am engrossed in "The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane as a way of preparing notes for a novel based on a love affair between a young Confederate picket soldier and an escape young black female slave with an almost infant brother who dies early. I am making lists of words and studying scenes of battle. Crane turns out to be actually a great writer. Last year, I had to do an academic report on his short story "Maggie" and was amazed. I am amazed at my first college reading of Crane where I totally ignore or lost him to the impressive reading I am currently enjoying.

Anyway, I will be adding quick snippet reads of Mark Twain and Frederick Douglas to relax into a familiar climate of the American Civil War South.

And I am continuing my annual pilgrimage to he great Dostoevsky, rereading the Brothers Karamazov. I also have a copy of Stephen King's Thinner that I am taking snipes at. So many many people enjoy him. At least I can say he's a very capable writer.

I have the volume of Pen/O Henry Prize stories 2012 from the libary and am enjoying it.

I have three books on the Afghanistan war. One of my nearly completed stories concerns a solider with PTSD. Also, St Augustine's Confessions I have been reading, as it figures in the story.

I've read three chapers of Joshilyn Jackson's "A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty," suggested to me by an online writer friend who's book I've read. Jackson is the consummate poet- novelist. An excellent writer from the woman's POV.

My writer friend's novel I've just finished and hope to post my review of it here next week.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1359 on: February 16, 2013, 12:55:01 AM »
Tales of the Weak and the Wounded by Gary McMahon. Creepy stuff.  ;)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1360 on: February 16, 2013, 08:51:22 AM »
Without Blood by Alessandro Baricco

I very thought-provoking book. I finished it last night, but I'm still processing it. It's about a woman who survived a wartime attack on her family which killed her father and brother. She didn't witness the killings but she was hidden in the house and only a young child when it happened. As an old woman, she finds and meets one of the men who was involved in the killings. A very powerful book.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1361 on: February 17, 2013, 07:19:37 PM »
The Last of The Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1362 on: February 18, 2013, 12:23:43 PM »
The Last of The Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews

THE Julie Andrews?!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1363 on: February 18, 2013, 12:46:13 PM »
I have read white teeth several times matt. Very well worth the read.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1364 on: February 19, 2013, 08:24:30 AM »
I'm reading two books one audio while doing housework. Jillian Hoffman Plea of insanity. The other The Time-travellers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
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