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

  1. Renee

    Renee New Member

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    My most recent book purchase was:

    The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America - James Wilson

    I bought it in part for a paper I was writing. I have read sections that related to my paper but fully intend to finishing reading the book.
     
  2. graydaisy

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    Cold Snap by Thom Jones. It took 3 weeks to receive this in the mail. I hope it will be worth the aggravation of waiting.
     
  3. Harry Gamblor

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    Last week i bought Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut and i'll soon get Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey.
     
  4. Wabbit

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    Got lots and they all cost me only £1 each apart from one that cost me 20 pence :D

    Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke.
    Synopsis: Centuries ago the Raven King, a human child brought up by fairies, blended fairy wisdom and human reason to create English magic. Now at the beginning of the nineteenth century, he is barely more than a legend, and England no longer believes in practical magic. Then the reclusive Mr Norrell appears and causes the statues of York Cathedral to speak and move. News spreads of the return of magic to England and, persuaded that he must help the government in the war against Napoleon, Mr Norrell goes to London. There he meets a brilliant young magician, Jonathan Strange, and takes him as a pupil. Together, they dazzle the country with their feats. But the partnership soon turns to rivalry.

    Tell No One by Harlan Coben
    Synopsis: For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing screams. The night his wife was taken. The last night he saw her alive.

    The Final Detail by Harlan Coben
    Synopsis: Harlan Coben is the master of the sports-related mystery. Great for Father's Day, The Final Detail will keep the baseball fan in your household turning pages into extra innings. When a pitcher is killed, sports agent Myron Bolivar loses not only a client but also his partner, Esperanza Diaz, who's charged with the pitcher's murder. Now it's up to Bolivar to prove her innocence -- that is, if she is innocent.

    One False Move by Harlan Coben
    Synopsis: Brenda Slaughter is no damsel in distress. Myron Bolitar is no bodyguard. But Myron has agreed to protect the bright, strong, beautiful basketball star. And he's about to find out if he's man enough to unravel the tragic riddle of her life. Twenty years before, Brenda's mother deserted her. And just as Brenda is making it to the top of the women's pro basketball world, her father disappears too. A major New York sports agent with a foundering love life. Myron has a professional interest in Brenda. Then it develops into a personal one. But between them isn't just the difference in backgrounds or the colour of their skin. Between them is a chasm of corruption and lies, a vicious young mafioso on the make, and one secret that some people are dying to keep - and others are killing to protect...

    The Lonely Dead by Micheal Marshall
    Synopsis: A guilty man walks alone into the cold mountain forests of Washington State, aiming never to return. What he finds there starts a chain of events that will quickly spiral out of control.

    Meanwhile in Los Angeles a woman' body is discovered, sitting bolt upright in a motel bedroom. She is dead, and her killer has left his mark. It soon becomes clear that he has something to say, and a lot more work to do. And Ward Hopkins, an ex-CIA agent recovering from the recent shocking death of his parents, is on the trail of his past, tacking down the men who destroyed everything he once held dear, and the murderer whose face he sees every time he looks into the mirror.

    These three are ominous strands in a web of deadly secrets, roads to a dark history that should never have been told. There are people who will do anything to protect it. Anything at all. As in life, it's not a matter of who dies. We're all going to die. What matters is who dies last.


    The Sixth Lamentation by William Brodrick.
    Synopsis: What should you do if the world has turned against you? When Father Anselm is asked this question by an old man at Larkwood Priory, his response, to claim sanctuary, is to have greater resonance than he could ever have imagined. For that evening the old man returns, demanding the protection of the church. His name is Eduard Schwermann and he is wanted by the police as a suspected war criminal.

    Dracula by Bram Stoker.
    Synopsis: When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes a series of horrific discoveries about his client. Soon afterwards, various bizarre incidents unfold in England: an apparently unmanned ship is wrecked off the coast of Whitby; a young woman discovers strange puncture marks on her neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the 'Master' and his imminent arrival. In Dracula, Bram Stoker created one of the great masterpieces of the horror genre, brilliantly evoking a nightmare world of vampires and vampire hunters and also illuminating the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.

    Non-fiction

    Essential Dali by Kirsten Bradbury.
    Synopsis: Salvador Dali had an enormous impact on twentieth century painting and was revered as a great artist for most of hos long and prolific career. Essential Dali looks in detail at all aspects of the art of Salvador Dali with detailed commentary on 120 examples of his work. While many of these are among his most famous, others may be less well known, but they are all essential to the development of Dali's philosophy.
     
  5. StillILearn

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    Oooh.

    Details.

    Thank you.

    You're not such a silly wabbit!

    :D
     
  6. StillILearn

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    Dracular by Bram Stoker.


    Is the is the one that goes for the jugular?

    :D
     
  7. StillILearn

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    Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke.


    I read (and liked) this one, except that I found it to be way too long. (Some careful editing might have been in order here, or so I thought.)

    :eek:
     
  8. Wabbit

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    Ah yeah! See? I'm not just a fluffy face :D

    And yes, Dracula does go for the jugular! I hope it's good. I like a book I can get my teeth into! As for Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, I read a bit of it in a book shop when it was first released and it didn't grab me at all. Still, I hear it takes awhile to get going. I think I will like it. Time will tell :)
     
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    Much time will tell -- but I will be interested to hear your opinion of it.

    Which one(s) do you plant to read first?
     
  10. Wabbit

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    Do you know how many books I have in my "Wabbit TBR pile?" It's over 70 books and rising fast with no sign of ever stopping! I have no idea which I will read first. However, I am really curious about Johnathon Strange and Mr. Norrell so will read it soon-ish. I might even read it next. Anyway, I will post what I think of it. So keep your eyes peeled for that :)
     
  11. Infinity

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    Critique of Judgement by Immanuel Kant
    Tractatus logico-philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (this is a special illustration edition. I actually read the Da Vinci Code without illustrations quite a long time ago.)
    The road to reality : a complete guide to the laws of the universe by Penrose, Roger.
    Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (can't wait to read it!!!) :)
     
  12. cabrasopa

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    Who Pays The Ferryman

    Written to support the BBC's and the Greek Film Centre's 1978 collaborative 8-part TV production of the same name,Michael J. Bird's book, 'Who Pays the Ferryman' tells the story of wartime British officer and leader of a Cretan Resistance Group, Alan Haldane's eventual return to the city of Iraklion in Western Crete.

    The Secret History
    By Donna Tartt

    Cabrasopa :cool:
     
  13. Erica

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    Went in Waterstones just for a coffee today :) defy not going to buy any more books.... My TBR Pile is very high!

    :eek: Came out with 'Light on Snow' Anita Shreve :eek:
    Now why did I do that...sigh!

    My TBR Pile is even higher!
    :)
     
  14. direstraits

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    Oooh... enjoy this one... it's really very very good.

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  15. Wabbit

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    words! I devour them, yet still I hunger.
    lol Ahhhh, I know that well. The old "fool yourself" trick. Yeah... I'll just look I won't buy anything. I'll just go for a quick coffee... I won't buy anything...

    I keep on fooling myself with those tricks. I have 74 books in my TBR pile :D
     
  16. Erica

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    Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
    Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
    To Kill a Mocking Bird (Harper Lee)
    1984 (George Orwell)
    Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
    Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)

    Just started reading for fun recently...I thought I did a pretty good job here with the orders, I'll get them probably in a week b/c I ordered them online
     
  18. graydaisy

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    I think you made some excellent choices, Yossarian. I am about to start Slaughterhouse Five myself.
     
  19. Yossarian89

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    thnx, ive heard good things about slaughterhouse-five
     
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    Royal Assassin and Assassin's Quest, Robin Hobb. To finish the trilogy.

    The Invisibles Vol 4 - Grant Morrison. Too weird. It's also weird that I'm up to Vol 4 now too.

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