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What did you read in September?

sunflower

New Member
Not as much as I wanted to. I concentrated more on writing. I read some short stories by William Trevor and The Haunting of L. by Howard Norman.
 

Bob Magness

Member
American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Disappointing for me)
Replay by Ken Grimwood (Outstanding read!!!)
Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama (Somewhat insightful look at his younger self)
 

joderu95

New Member
Blind Lake - Robert Charles Wilson
Perpetual War For Perpetual Peace - Gore Vidal
The Yiddish Policemen's Union - Michael Chabon
Switch Bitch - Roald Dahl
The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester
 

saliotthomas

New Member
What's so funny-Donald E Westlake :star3:
A stranger came to the farm-Mika Waltari :star5:
House of meetings-Martin Amis :star3:
Metamorphosis of a wedding-Sandor Marai :star5:
A purple place for dying-John McDonald:star4:
A partisans daughter-Bouis de Bernières 2
Silk -Alessandro Baricco 5
The Bal-Irene Nemirovsky 4
Foucaults pendulum-Umberto Eco 5
The elephant of the vizir-Ivo Andric 2
The falcon/Asters-Jun Ishikawa 4
Golden deserts-Hectore Biancotti -gave up after 60pages
The haunting of hill house-Shirley Jackson 3
After Dark -Haruki Murakami 3

PS/we are only alowed 5 smilley things,stars are smilleys.
 

Sleepy

Member
Sail by James Patterson & Howard Roughan ***
The Genius by Jesse Kellerman ****
Lost Souls by Lisa Jackson **
Earth Abides by George R. Stewart ****
In For The Kill by John Lutz **
The Devil's Footprints by Amanda Stevens ****
Obedience by Will Lavender ***

Nothing that really stood out last month.
 

SFG75

Well-Known Member
What's so funny-Donald E Westlake :star3:
A stranger came to the farm-Mika Waltari :star5:
House of meetings-Martin Amis :star3:
Metamorphosis of a wedding-Sandor Marai :star5:
A purple place for dying-John McDonald:star4:
A partisans daughter-Bouis de Bernières 2
Silk -Alessandro Baricco 5
The Bal-Irene Nemirovsky 4
Foucaults pendulum-Umberto Eco 5
The elephant of the vizir-Ivo Andric 2
The falcon/Asters-Jun Ishikawa 4
Golden deserts-Hectore Biancotti -gave up after 60pages
The haunting of hill house-Shirley Jackson 3
After Dark -Haruki Murakami 3

PS/we are only alowed 5 smilley things,stars are smilleys.

Holy cow!! Read much?
 

AuntiePam

New Member
Slaves of Solitude – Patrick Hamilton – general fiction about a single woman (think "spinster") living in a boardinghouse outside London during WWII. There was no plot to speak of -- it's more of a character study. Very compelling.

Elleander Morning – Jerry Yulsman – fantasy/time travel -- Hitler is assassinated in 1924. There was no WWII, but some other interesting things happened because of that. It also has that standard time travel question -- do you really want to mess with history?

Tenants of Moonbloom – Edward Lewis Wallant – a few months in the life of a slacker who collects rent for his brother in New York City. Another book without much plot but lots of observation, and characters you can root for.

Freaks Amour – Tom DeHaven -- I guess the issue we're asked to think about in this book is how it feels to be different, and whether we should attempt to fit in or change to fit into society. And how do we treat people who are different. An explosion releases a bio-organism that causes grotesque human mutations. The victims deal with in different ways.

Before They are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings -- epic fantasy, books 2 and 3 in Joe Abercrombie's First Law trilogy. I loved these and am looking forward to more novels set in this world (due next spring).

Richard Yates -- collected stories -- Yates wrote in the 50's. These stories touch on his life as a writer, soldier, and TB patient. Normally I'm not a fan of short stories, but this is another writer with sharp observational skills, and he made me interested in reading about ordinary people.

Dissolution -- C. J. Sansom -- this is the first Matthew Shardlake mystery, and is set in London in 1537. Shardlake works for Cromwell, and he's sent to solve a murder in a monastery. I'm reading the second book now. It's not exactly a page-turner and Shardlake can be an ass, but I'm enjoying it.
 

Anamnesis

Active Member
The highlights as opposed to a complete list:

Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs

The Traveling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet (see above)

I started The Gentle Subversive by Mark Lytle but didn't finish it yet--only read what was assigned by my history professor.
 

Wells83

New Member
Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev

The Obama Nation, Jerome Corsi

Blonde, Joyce Carol Oates

The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie

The Firefly Cloak, Sheri Reynolds

The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature, Elizabeth Kantor PhD

And most importantly, the AFL-CIO Guide to Workers' Compensation Ohio, which took forever but I had to read it for my new job.
 
Read very little in September...........

1. Playing For Pizza by John Grisham
2. The Voice Of The Night by Dean Koontz
3. The Face Of Fear by Dean Koontz
4. Kiss Me, Kill Me by Ann Rule
 

Fantasy Moon

kickbox
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)
Gladiatrix: The True Story of History’s Unknown Woman Warrior – Amy Zoll
Brian Boru: Emperor of the Irish – Morgan Llywelyn (re-read)
The Highlander’s Bride – Donna Fletcher

The Traveling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon
Was this any good? I seen a sypnosis in the back of another book and was kind of intrigued.
 

Libra6Poe

New Member
The Mahābhārata, the Indian epic. It was a very short version written by Narayan. It was fantastic though.
The Life of Christina the Astonishing by Thomas de Cantimpré - amazing and weird. Quite an unbelievable account of this "saint."
Sister of Wisdom: St. Hildegard's Theology of the Feminine by Barbara Newman - she's the expert on this amazing woman.
 

Heteronym

New Member
I read:

Assis, Machado de: Dom Casmurro
Buzzati, Dino: The Tartar Steppe
Casares, Adolfo Bioy: Dream of Heroes
Chesterton, G.K.: The Complete Father Brown Stories
Dostoevsky, Fyodor: A Weak Heart
Kundera, Milan: The Joke
Márquez, Gabriel García: Leaf Storm
Queiroz, Eça de: To the Capital
Rilke, Rainer Maria: Letters to a Young Poet
Rilke, Rainer Maria: Stories of God
Rimbaud, Jean-Arthur: Illuminations/A Season in Hell
Saramago, José: Levantado do Chão
Svevo, Italo: A Perfect Hoax
Chekkov, Anton: The Wife
 

Isabell

Active Member
I'm still reading Outlander. I've been busy with school and reading my textbooks.

I wish I could read more for leisure--I really miss my Kindle!
 

Anamnesis

Active Member
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)
Gladiatrix: The True Story of History’s Unknown Woman Warrior – Amy Zoll
Brian Boru: Emperor of the Irish – Morgan Llywelyn (re-read)
The Highlander’s Bride – Donna Fletcher


Was this any good? I seen a sypnosis in the back of another book and was kind of intrigued.

It's okay. Not quite as many horror elements as I was expecting, plus some plot points get wrapped up too quickly. Still, I liked the characters and Laymon did well in regards to writing about their friendship.
 

scullyx101

New Member
unfortunately because of school I only got to read one book last month.
the God of Impertinence by Sten Nadolny
 
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