1. Welcome to BookAndReader!

    We LOVE books and hope you'll join us in sharing your favorites and experiences along with your love of reading with our community. Registering for our site is free and easy, just CLICK HERE!

    Already a member and forgot your password? Click here.

I just finished reading...

Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by Squire Jons, Jun 1, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. soxfan

    soxfan New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2003
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Diana Wynne Jones's "The Tough Guide to Fantasyland", a spoof of travel guides and fantasy fiction conventions.
     
  2. Harry Gamblor

    Harry Gamblor New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2004
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Hayduke Lives
    I finished Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett a few days ago. It was pretty good and though i really liked it, i think it's not the best from the Discworld series, at least it's not my favorite Discworld book, it's still a nice and easy read.
     
  3. Pearl

    Pearl New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    0
    Girl with a pearl earring.

    Ok, I thought this book was very good and the writing was really well too, but I don't see why it was raved about and hyped up so much. I mean it was really good but not rivetting like everyone made it out to be. It seemed more like a Junior High School student was experimenting in writing a book. I would have considered this a childrens book if not for the sexual themes in it.

    I give it three and a half out of four stars.
     
  4. ricc

    ricc New Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Agree. Brilliant book. Use of language is exhilarating. Lots to think about in terms of free-will, treatment of crime etc.
     
  5. Kookamoor

    Kookamoor New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2005
    Messages:
    2,023
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Wuthering Heights (& trashy fantasy on the side!)
    I love this book, ds! The series ending is also really good - it's a little different from some other fantasy series'. I look forward to hearing what you think :)
     
  6. hay82

    hay82 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2004
    Messages:
    1,366
    Likes Received:
    1
    Currently Reading:
    The Gathering Storm
    Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder.
    I liked the quick walk through the different philosophers, but I could have been without the story. I really didn't like the characters in the book.
     
  7. Dogtanian

    Dogtanian New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    ......your mind
    Just finished Night Fall by Nelson DeMille. Absolutely loved it :)
     
  8. Krys

    Krys Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    text
    The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. I will be resurrecting the thread dedicated to him in the Authors forum.
     
  9. hay82

    hay82 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2004
    Messages:
    1,366
    Likes Received:
    1
    Currently Reading:
    The Gathering Storm
    Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut.
    Not at all what I had expected. Vonnegut mixes fiction with elements of his own life to share his thoughts of the world. He does this with a lot sarcasm and has written a book that both made me laugh and think. Great book.
     
  10. phil_t

    phil_t New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2003
    Messages:
    2,318
    Likes Received:
    1
    Currently Reading:
    Ringworld - Larry Niven
    Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
    Dark, disturbing and all too realistic, this was a terrific book that I had put off reading for far too long. I wouldnt say I actually 'enjoyed' the book, but it is certainly thought-provoking.

    Phil :)
     
  11. Bernard

    Bernard New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
    The 5 people you meet in heaven

    I just finished reading The 5 people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom. It was different than what I thought. I'll say that I enjoyed reading it, but it will not be in my top 10 list.
     
  12. direstraits

    direstraits Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2004
    Messages:
    2,941
    Likes Received:
    59
    Okay, but you'll have to listen to my feelings on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory first.

    :D

    ds
     
  13. sanyuja

    sanyuja New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Messages:
    623
    Likes Received:
    0
    The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. A re-read. Didn't enjoy it as much as the first time.
     
  14. Pearl

    Pearl New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ghost Boy by Iain Lawerence...it was very very interesting. About an albino boy who runs away to join a circus where there are other freaks like himself and learns about life and how to stay strong.
     
  15. ashy

    ashy New Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    The Waves, by Virginia Woolf & some TTC courseware
    I just finished Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood.
    It's very interesting but disppointing a little comapred to her Handmaid's tale.
     
  16. Kookamoor

    Kookamoor New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2005
    Messages:
    2,023
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Wuthering Heights (& trashy fantasy on the side!)
    What's wrong with Charlie? I love that movie! Or did you mean the book? I'm looking forward to the new movie - Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka? That's something I just gotta see.
     
  17. direstraits

    direstraits Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2004
    Messages:
    2,941
    Likes Received:
    59
    Nah, it's just that I'm in the final few pages of Charlie, so you'll have to wait at least after this one's done before I will go read the rest of Hobb's.

    I'm reminded of just how delightful Roald Dahl is. Very funny. I'm surprised no one in the forum's ever heard of his My Uncle Oswald.

    ds
     
  18. ashy

    ashy New Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    The Waves, by Virginia Woolf & some TTC courseware
    Hi direstraits,

    It is nice to hear you also like Roald Dahl. :) Very funny and very twisted.
    I knew My Uncle Oswald, too. But unfortunately I didn't got chance to read.
    My favorites are Matilda & The Witches
     
  19. pwilson

    pwilson New Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Crime And Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
    I recently finished Steinbeck's East Of Eden. Amazing book with one of my favorite literary characters of all time (Samuel Hamilton).
     
  20. abecedarian

    abecedarian Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Messages:
    7,514
    Likes Received:
    41
    Currently Reading:
    Gifted Hands-Benjamin Carson
    I just finished The Codex by Douglas Preston. I enjoyed this one..a good action adventure tale that may show up on the silver screen someday.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page