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  1. sanyuja

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    The Greatest Show on Earth - Richard Dawkins :stars3:
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    February 2010: Alice Sebold: The Lovely Bones

    Ah! I never thought of it that way. Makes sense now. Thanks for clarifying.
  3. sanyuja

    February 2010: Alice Sebold: The Lovely Bones

    I didn't have any problem with Susie possessing Ruth's body, but what she did after that. It was her one last chance to point out her murderer or to let her loved ones know that she can see them from heaven or comfort them that she is fine in heaven or something.... not making love to your...
  4. sanyuja

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    What is that about? Do you read Richard Dawkins? Have you read his latest, The Greatest Show on Earth?
  5. sanyuja

    February 2010: Alice Sebold: The Lovely Bones

    I don't know how different the script will be from the book, but if they add some layers to the characters, the movie will be good.
  6. sanyuja

    February 2010: Alice Sebold: The Lovely Bones

    I know what you are talking about. The victims usually go into a denial mode where they believe the 'thing' happened to someone else. This works well with the rest of the book, but I was particularly disappointed with the narration of the actual rape and murder. Even when you are watching such a...
  7. sanyuja

    February 2010: Alice Sebold: The Lovely Bones

    I agree with you on all points. When I read the blurb, I thought this was going to be one great book. As you said, it could have been a good book if the concept and the story line had been used well. The characters could have been made stronger. The murderer could have been made scary or...
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    February 2010: Alice Sebold: The Lovely Bones

    Excerpts from my review: The initial few pages are disturbing, that is where Susie describes her rape and murder. It is more so disturbing because the tone of the narrator is very plain, emotionless. I loved the character of Susie’s father but her mother irritated me. I feel her actions...
  9. sanyuja

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    The Interpretation of Murder - Jed Rubenfield :stars3: A murder mystery with Sigmund Freud as one of the characters. A bit of suspense, some psychoanalysis - it's a page turner. The story gets too complicated in the end.
  10. sanyuja

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    The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood. :stars4:
  11. sanyuja

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    Atonement by Ian McEwan. 7 on 10.
  12. sanyuja

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    Even I want to try Roth. I don't want American Pastoral to be my first Roth book, one because it is too huge and two it is very popular. I want to start off with something small. Any suggestions?
  13. sanyuja

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    It's not about the bike - Lance Armstrong
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    Agatha Christie: The Murder On The Links

    I too read this some time back. I posted this on another thread. Will just repeat it here. I read it a few weeks back. I think I liked one or two stories, but the rest were pretty lame. I remember the one which involves a father and two daughters and some drugs. That was stupid! This is...
  15. sanyuja

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    I read it a few weeks back. I think I liked one or two stories, but the rest were pretty lame. I remember the one which involves a father and two daughters and some drugs. That was stupid! How did you find the book?
  16. sanyuja

    Laugh Out Loud Funny

    Glad to find another Robbins fan. He is so witty. Which is your favorite Robbins book? I have read Jitterbug Perfume and the 'Cowgirls' and I like the former.
  17. sanyuja

    Recently Purchased/Borrowed

    It's heartbreaking to see your local bookstore go out of business. You treat it like a second home and then it's gone!
  18. sanyuja

    The Road

    The book was so slow and disappointing, I have no plans of watching the movie.
  19. sanyuja

    the books that changed your life!

    Why are you embarrassed? I have heard many people say that this book changed their lives. I am just curious why you are hesitating to admit it?
  20. sanyuja

    100 Decade-Defining Books

    When I read that book, I personally felt the book was a few years too early. I liked the book, it was my first Ishiguro and I became a big fan of his, but I don't think it 'defined' the decade or anything.
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