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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by Stephen, Jan 5, 2003.

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  1. Jill6

    Jill6 New Member

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    I read "The Time Traveler's Wife" a couple months ago. I agree...it was awesome...made me cry several times! I think it may be her first book??? I'm starting Richard Bach's "The Bridge Across Tomorrow" for my book club and Joyce Carol Oates' "We were the Mulvaneys" for my personal pick.
     
  2. StillILearn

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    I didn't really love The Time Traveler's Wife all that much. Maybe I didn't give it a fair shot?

    As far as I'm concerned, Richard Bach should have stopped with Illusions. If he'd only written Illusions, I would have dubbed him a genius and thought that anyone who disagreed with me was just plain blind. And I would have forgiven him JLS -- imagining that he was only warming up with that little book .

    Unfortunately, he didn't stop with Illusions, which was perfectly perfect all by itself.

    :(

    I did like We Were the Mulvaneys!
     
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    I bought a copy of be here now a while ago, but only read ram dass' weird stream-of-conscious thingy in the middle section. it was interesting, but I didn't feel a light turn on or anything. it was actually the first part of the book which I started reading today that I really thought had something to it. it was where ram dass was trying to tell this guy some story, because he thought he was a really sweet story teller. he said something like, "did I ever tell you about the time blah blah..." and the guy's response was, "don't think about the past. just be here now". then there was silence. and then he asked about how long they were going to be the trip they were on, and the guy's response was, "don't think about the future. just be here now." then there was silence again. something clicked after I read that.
     
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    Artemis Fowl: The opal deception - Eoin Colfer
     
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    Coal Run by Tawni O'Dell

    Enjoying it.
     
  6. Pigeon

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    Currently . . .

    'Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrel' (Susanna Clarke) and ‘Big Fish’ (Daniel Wallace).
     
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    Almost half-through "Anna Karenina" and can't say I'm loving it...
     
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    detour - james siegel

    lani
     
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    Revision books for exams lol

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  10. aurora

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    Someone won this book so they gave it to me. Has anyone read anything else by her? Are her other books any good? This one is pretty interesting...
     
  11. StillILearn

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    I'm currently reading one of the best books I 've read in a long while:

    It's "Never Let me Go", by Kazuo Ishiguro. I think I remember reading that it's been nominated for the Booker award (I'm going to go seek out that thread), and he also wrote "The Remains of the Day".

    What a masterful writer. I see that he's written five more books. I imagine that I'll be reading them all.
     
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    i just started Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury. i'm loving it. Wabbit, you told me i would. thanks!
     
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    Ram Dass is still opening doors; he recently wrote a book called "Still Here".

    If you're of a curious turn of mind, bobbyburns, you may wish to google Ram Dass/Emmanuel/Rodegast.

    Baba Ram Dass has opened myriad doors for many folks, and he continues to do so.
     
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    words! I devour them, yet still I hunger.
    Cool! Glad you are liking it. The prose is beautiful isn't it? :)
     
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    every sentence is a poem. How did he do it? it's amazing.
     
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    The Last Juror by John Grisham

    This is from the back of the book. I am finding this book to be extremely entertaining. It reminds me somewhat of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil with a quaint southern town being rocked by a disasterous murder.
     
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    Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

    Needed something a bit more fast paced after 'The Secret History' also my daughter bought me the book and told me to read it next.

    Cabrasopa :cool:
     
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    Magician by Raymond Feist. I've been wanting to read this one for ages and several recommendations around the forum have inspired me to finally go for it.
     
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    The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
     
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    Fforde

    Great choice, Sanyuja! I hope you know you'll have to run out and get the other books in the series immediately after finishing this one? I actually read Jane Eyre solely because I wanted to read this book (though I did end up loveing Jane). I hope you enjoy it!
     
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