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

  1. pontalba

    pontalba Well-Known Member

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    :D Um, no.
    I'm an only child, and I never learned to share properly. ;)

    She? Who said that?
     
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    The Godfather Returns by Mark Winegarder.
     
  4. Appolonia

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    In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

    Fabulous.
     
  8. StillILearn

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    oooo ... have you seen the movie? They'd certainly complement one another. :)
     
  9. Rogue

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    I havn't seen the movie 'cause Philip Seymour Hoffman playing Capote kinda freaks me out.
    But now that I've read the book, watching the movie has become an interesting option.

    I'm really looking forward to the "In Cold Blood" discussion next month.
     
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    They did such a good job. I'd think that watching the movie would add to your enjoyment of reading the book.

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    I just read a movie summary and seeing that Harper Lee is represented in it I'll probably go and get the movie when it's out on DVD.
    Thx for the tip.

    I think the relationship of these two great authors is intriguing, considering "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "In Cold Blood" being two of the best books I've read so far. We really have to discuss this some time.
     
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    You got it. I'll need to read the book again though. It's been years. I also want to reread TKaM.
     
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    Went to Barnes and Noble today. I purchased these two books:

    Baudolino by Umberto Eco

    All Families Are Pyschotic by Douglas Coupland
     
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    I went on a bit of a book buyng frenzy at the weekend at one of my favourite second-hand bookstores. Thank goodness I didn't have cash on me, or I would have shelled out more moolah at the markets I passed by on the way (original score and book of Paul Simon's 'One Trick Pony' movie - aagh! For want of an ATM... there was also a few Dostoyevski there for some bargainsome prices, and I thought of ions... I'll take a peek this weekend to see if they're still there :D).

    So what I *did* buy was:

    The Neverending Story - Michael Ende (always wanted to own this, unfortunately it's got the movie pics on the cover, but for $2 I wasn't going to quibble.
    A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
    Laurence Olivier biography - Donald Spoto (wonderful original photos)
    The Lions of Al-Rassan - Guy Gavriel Kay
    Lord of Emperors - Guy Gavriel Kay. (Two Kay books!! Tres formidable!
    An Illustrated Anthology of Fairy Poems - Just a gorgeous book!
     
  15. pontalba

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    There was a good movie made of that as well, although the book had much more detail and backstory. I read it years ago. I think you'll really enjoy this. :)

    The scenes of the Death March are unforgetable. I mean in the book.
     
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    I loved A Town Like Alice (the book).
     
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    I am getting all the Harry Potter books in Large Print so when I am old and crusty and can't see well I can still read the books myself...
     
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    Yeah, I'm really looking forward to it. I recently went to Alice Springs for the first time and it blew me away how different it is out there. There was a tv show called 'The Alice' as well, but apparently it was mostly set in Sydney. I never saw it, but the locals out in Alice were universally disappointed by it's lack of resemblance to the real situation.
     
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