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Old 02-17-2008, 07:18 PM   #451
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At a thrift store yesterday I picked up Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man, by Thomas Mann (who wrote Doctor Faustus and Death in Venice). I haven't read any of his stuff, and know nothing about this book, but it looked interesting.

Anyone?
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:02 PM   #452
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I absolutely loved The Brothers K.





Laz, you can read? I guess I can stop posting so many pictures for you then...
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Anyone read any Robertson Davies? I finished the Deptford trilogy not too long ago, and now I'm on the first book in his Cornish Trilogy, The Rebel Angels.

Man, this guy is good.
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I've just finished "Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold.

Pretty good, but I'm not sure why so many people, including the girl at the book store, loved it so much. Maybe I've simply read too many "family-dealing-with-tragedy" novels.
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I've just finished "Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold.
I read that years ago. I don't usually read books like that but I remember really enjoying it. What made it so haunting was that author told the story through the voice of the young girl.
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I really liked Lovely Bones, but I thought the ending was disappointing. I'm curious to see what they make of the movie adaptation.

Has anyone read her latest novel? The reviews I saw were fairly negative.
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I have. And they were negative for a reason. Any one who has read Sebold's books know they are not for the faint of heart, but The Almost Moon just crossed the line of taste. And the story itself didn't make much sense. It seemed to me like she rushed to finish it. I honestly can't find anything redeeming to say about it at all. Big waste of money and the time spent reading it.
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Has anyone read Michael Ondaatje's Divisadero, which came out last year?

I never got around to picking it up and was wondering if I should make it a priority.

I love ALL of his books, for what it's worth.
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Big waste of money and the time spent reading it.
Glad to hear I don't need to read it. I liked her first two books, so that's disappointing to hear she dropped the ball with this one.
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#13 Single Wife by Nina Solomon

Grace lives in New York with a husband who tends to disappear for days or a week at a time. Where has he gone this time? Is he coming back? How does Grace adjust from covering for her disappearing husband with lies to learning to be alone and learning something about herself? And where did he go anyway? Will he ever come back?

You know, I really liked this book. Loved the details - lots of New York descriptions and lots of talk about food, which made me want to stuff my face. Thumbs up from me, and would definitely read something by this author again.
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#13 Single Wife by Nina Solomon

Grace lives in New York with a husband who tends to disappear for days or a week at a time. Where has he gone this time? Is he coming back? How does Grace adjust from covering for her disappearing husband with lies to learning to be alone and learning something about herself? And where did he go anyway? Will he ever come back?

Say hello to married life with NSW.

Homey just ain't gonna be AROUND.

His secret: Touring regional theatre. I know, pathetic.
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Say hello to married life with NSW.

Homey just ain't gonna be AROUND.

His secret: Touring regional theatre. I know, pathetic.
Come see me in Taming of the Shrew starring Lance's Mom in Hammond, Indiana.
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No, no, it's okay ... last I checked, we were still mid-divorce.
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Just picked up Atonement - Ian McEwan. I've only read one chapter, but I'm loving it so far. It's a book I've always wanted to read, and I'll probably finish it this weekend.

After that, I have The Other Boleyn Girl. It was on sale at Chapters when I was there last weekend, I read a few pages, and was hooked. I'll be reading that one next.

Along with these 2 books I also bought a history of Jane Austen. Can't remember the name of it, but it also was on sale. I love Jane Austen, and the book looked interesting, so I'll be giving it a shot.
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I'm going to the library to get "Little Children" by Tom Perotta today. I've wanted to see the movie for a long time, but I really want to read the book first.

I'm also going to get "Notes on a Scandal" which is another book turned movie. I always like to read the book before I see the movie. I'm getting "White Oleander" also, for the same reason.
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