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Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Stayed the 100 pages but found it waffling and I couldn't connect with any of the characters.
Me too. Don't let the heavy commentary put you off. Forget 'bleak', forget 'depressing', just read it. Absolutely compelling.
Atonement, My Sisters Keeper, and Life of Pi. The last 2 are in pre-production apparently. I haven't seen Atonement yet. I'm a bit reluctant as...
For very young children:
Where the Wild Things Are
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Jump Frog Jump
The only book I've ever read more than once is one called 'Mostly Magic" as a child. I never re-read now. For this reason I never buy books, only...
I totally agree. Sadness has a sweetness to it - bittersweet mayby. Depression is a dark, cold hole. I second "Remains of the Day". The most...
Erm...I'm sure if were a Fantasy Fiction devotee I'd be sewing my sides up right now. I haven't noticed anyone riding a dragon recently.
I was faced with a similar predicament to yours, David. My solution was to trawl through these threads for peoples 'top 10' or 'best of' lists and...
I have been reading these forums for some time, but have never posted nor properly introduced myself. I live in Perth, West Australia and share a...
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