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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by murphyz, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. mmyap

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    I'm in the middle of The Maltese Falcon. I'm not really enjoying it that much. It's not terrible, mind you. I'm not yet ready to hurl it across the room but the idea is starting to tempt me.

    Maybe the problem is this was written a long time ago in a manner popular to a different age. At this point I don't like Sam Spade much, or the dame with the fluttery handkerchief and I'm starting to rout for the police get their hooks into Spade and take him down a notch. :D

    I had always though the movie was though to be good so I figured the book would be better.
     
  2. Fantasy Moon

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    More Jane Austen from the library with Persuasion!
    And Lord Dunsany's The King of Elfland's Daughter.
     
  3. libri vermis

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    The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    At The Mountains of Madness and Other Stories by H. P. Lovecraft
    The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
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  4. Libra

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    The Ten Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer

    Carrie's Story by Molly Weatherfield
     
  5. Sofia

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    damn!! I have this too :whistling:
     
  6. pontalba

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    Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
    Live Bait by P.J. Tracy
    The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett
    The Hit by Jere Hoar
    The Leopard by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
    The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
    Anthony Adverse by Hervey Allen

    Library Sale. :)
     
  7. Libra6Poe

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    Need to get this myself...
     
  8. Libra

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    Have you read it?


    Tales of Pain and Wonder-Caitlin R. Kiernan
     
  9. Sofia

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    um...certain parts....;)
     
  10. Libra

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    over and over?;)
     
  11. Sofia

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    we'll just say it's a well worn book :D
     
  12. Fantasy Moon

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    From the library:
    Dawnthief (Chronicles of the Raven #1), by James Barclay

    I saw they had book 2 there as well, but I decided to show restraint and read the first to see if I like it well enough to continue.
     
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    Edgar Wallace's The Feathered Serpent. Terry Pratchett's Going Postal. Agatha Christie's The Hollow. From the Library. Christopher G. Moore's The Risk of Infidelity Index. And, Reginald Hill's Ruling Passion, from Amazon.com. Len Deighton's The Ipcress File and Michael Connelly's Chasing the Dime, from charityh shops.
     
  14. pontalba

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    Mayor's Tongue by Nathaniel Rich
    Vespers by EdMcBain
    Time's Eye by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
    Stranger in Paradise by Robert B. Parker
    One Day the Ice Will Reveal All It's Dead by Clare Dudman
     
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    The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, winner of the Newberry Medal.

    Missed this when younger, but there are adult readers who say it is never too late; so, here goes. :whistling:
     
  16. Fantasy Moon

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    Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White

    Seen Wal-Mart was selling hardcovers and I decided to replace my worn out paperback from my childhood. ;)
     
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    Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
    The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle (not my usual cup of tea).
     
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    Lessee, recently The Strand Volume 8, June to December 1894 and an August 1904 issue of the magazine from book sellers in New York and Colorado, respectively. Several more vintage books and magazines are on the way from a variety of sources.

    Dave
     
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