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  1. eldog

    Suggestions: March 2012 BOTM - A book that was turned into a movie

    Schindler's Ark - Thomas Keneally (aka Schindler's List) From Wiki: Schindler's Ark is a Booker Prize-winning novel published in 1982 by Australian Thomas Keneally, which was later adapted into the highly successful movie Schindler's List directed by Steven Spielberg. The United States...
  2. eldog


    Hi Guys, I have been updating my Goodreads page recently and remembered this thread (I posted in 2009 about lack of recommendations!) and was hoping to add some friends. I have added the people that listed their pages earlier in this thread - hope no one minds. :confused: Here is my page...
  3. eldog

    September 2011 Reads and Recommendations

    I had enjoyed all three of the previous McEwan novels that I had read also... Yes, it is the novel that the movie was based on - it was written in 1972 and the movie was released in 1982. The book is very different from the film. I grew up on the film and still enjoy it today (btw, IMDB...
  4. eldog

    September 2011 Reads and Recommendations

    Oops, forgot the ratings: Solar - Ian McEwan :stars3: The Skook - J P Miller :stars3: First Blood - David Morrell :stars4:+ Killer Instinct - Joseph Finder :stars4: Soul Kitchen - Poppy Z Brite :stars3:
  5. eldog

    September 2011 Reads and Recommendations

    Sorry, my bad :sad:
  6. eldog

    September 2011 Reads and Recommendations

    So what did everyone read in September and if they had to recommend one of the these books, which would it be? I knocked over: Solar - Ian McEwan The Skook - J P Miller First Blood - David Morrell Killer Instinct - Joseph Finder Soul Kitchen - Poppy Z Brite Top Read for the...
  7. eldog

    Your best books of this year.

    The Girl Who Kicked A Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson Pride And Prejudice - Jane Austen The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling First Blood - David Morrell The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  8. eldog

    Recently Finished

    First Blood - David Morrell :stars4: + 0.5
  9. eldog

    Recently Finished

    Interesting list, no previous winners amongst them! I like your goal and wish you luck in achieving it! Keep us updated with your progress.
  10. eldog

    Recently Finished

    No worries Will. If you are in a bookshop with some time to kill, that excellent "short story" starts on the bottom of page 121 (from paragraph: "He put away the palmtop...") until page 127. (In my copy!) Would love to hear if others have read it (involves a packet of potato crisps) and if...
  11. eldog

    Recently Finished

    Ian McEwan - Solar :stars3: The fourth McEwan novel that I've read and definitely not up to his usual standard. There is a scene (about 6 pages long) set during a train trip which got 2.5 out of the 3 stars I gave this book. As a short story, that scene was :stars5: but the rest of the...
  12. eldog

    August reads '11

    The Zookeeper's War - Steven Conte :stars4: Nancy Wake - Peter Fitzsimmons :stars3: The Unquiet - John Connolly :stars4: The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon :stars4:1/2
  13. eldog

    Litany's Genre Swap v 2.0

    I'm always up for another round!
  14. eldog

    Books Read in July 2011

    If you were only allowed to recommend one of these, which would it be?
  15. eldog

    Books Read in July 2011

    If I was going to recommend one of these it would be Child 44 closely followed by The Strain. Just saying...
  16. eldog

    Books Read in July 2011

    Did you like or dislike the end?
  17. eldog

    Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan: The Strain

    Just finished The Strain last night and have to admit that I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to getting The Fall. I did find one part a little implausible but it's horror and there has to be that element to it! The Gus/Ancients angle should make for some good reading. The Ron...
  18. eldog

    Barbara Kingsolver: The Poisonwood Bible

    Read this last month for my book club and found it to be pretty good. I felt that it could have been shorter with the post Congo sections dragging on somewhat. Some of Kingsolver's language was amazing. So much so that I wrote down and mentioned several of the quotes to the book club when we...
  19. eldog

    Books Read in July 2011

    The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith Isabelle The Navigator - Luke Davies The Bone Collector - Jeffrey Deaver I Am Legend - Richard Matheson The Strain - Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan
  20. eldog

    July 2011: Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway

    I started this and read about 30 pages. Then about a week and a half ago I left it at home one day and began reading another book instead. Have now finished that book, another book and started a third book. I have set myself a July 31 deadline because otherwise I might not pick it up again...