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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2055 on: June 28, 2015, 02:25:08 PM »
'The Turning,' by Tim Hinton. I saw the film, not realising it was based on an anthology of short stories. Fabulous book, especially for aspiring short story writers.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2056 on: June 28, 2015, 03:03:37 PM »
Enjoyed McCarthy's Child of God, a quick read. Some parts are quite funny. Off now to Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2057 on: June 28, 2015, 03:37:45 PM »
Enjoyed McCarthy's Child of God, a quick read. Some parts are quite funny. Off now to Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood.

I didn't get Child of God at all - the protagonist antihero was just a bastard with no redeeming features, and who didn't seem believable either. I think Stephen King wrote the best antihero with Blaze.

Just finished A Universe From Nothing by Lawrence Krauss, and started Lee Child's The Enemy.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2058 on: June 28, 2015, 05:02:59 PM »
I didn't get Child of God at all - the protagonist antihero was just a bastard with no redeeming features, and who didn't seem believable either.

Child of God definitely isn't for everyone. I liked the themes, survival, isolation, and the role society played in his crimes. The humor for me is what balanced it out. He reminded me of some "backwood types" of people we have in my hometown and his dialogue rang true with some of the hardened back-country types we have here. I think if I grew up anywhere else other than the South, I probably wouldn't have liked the book, if that makes sense.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2059 on: July 02, 2015, 02:01:35 PM »
Crazy Ladies by Michael Lee West Update: Almost finished. Haven't been able to sit this one down. I love this book. Rich characterization. Compelling story. Highly recommend it.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2060 on: July 05, 2015, 04:06:49 AM »
Another week, another book. # 27 The Color Purple by Alice Walker.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2061 on: July 05, 2015, 11:22:02 AM »
The Color Purple was one of the first books I can remember reading where I didn't get up unless to use the bathroom or eat until I finished it. Loved it back then. Would like to read it again someday.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2062 on: July 05, 2015, 12:01:32 PM »
Another week, another book. # 27 The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

Are any of your book choices a re-read? In for a treat with this one.

A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2063 on: July 05, 2015, 03:34:20 PM »
Elminster Must Die  Sage of Shadowdale book 1  by Ed Greenwood
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Tales from the Circle - A charitable read. http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorId=1146002
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2064 on: July 05, 2015, 03:43:48 PM »
Pet Sematary, Stephen King

Love it.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2065 on: July 05, 2015, 05:56:03 PM »
Fiction:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Non-fiction:
Validated Designs for Object-oriented Systems

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2066 on: July 05, 2015, 07:14:49 PM »
Love it.

Me too. The ending is brilliant. Hello darling .... ;D

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2067 on: July 05, 2015, 09:04:12 PM »
Against the Current
by Brian L. MacLearn

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2068 on: July 06, 2015, 08:28:02 AM »
Are any of your book choices a re-read? In for a treat with this one.

A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Trying not to re-read any, The Phantom Tollbooth being the exception. I don't count On Writing as I read that on holiday; The Incredible Shrinking Man being that week's 'official' title.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2069 on: July 06, 2015, 09:03:49 AM »
Just bought The Incredible Shrinking Man at a library sale. Any good?