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Old 07-23-2006, 04:58 PM   #166
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I finished Slaugherhouse Five yesterday (VertigoGal and I are apparently the same person....), and am now reading Mr Vertigo by Paul Auster.
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Old 07-23-2006, 05:38 PM   #167
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I just read 'Freakonomics' by Levitt and Dubner. Interesting, thought-provoking, and well worth it I guess.
I've been wanting to read this one
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Old 07-25-2006, 11:09 PM   #168
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Just bought Reading Lolita in Tehran, I'll start it after I finish some agatha christie thing I'm reading. I hope it's as good as it's been hyped up to be.
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Pet Semetary by Stephen King an old favorite of mine. Have learned with his books that I appreciate them a lot more as I get older.
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I just got back from a week-long road trip, and I read 4 of the 7 books I'd brought with me (you have to bring spares in case you don't like one of the ones you start reading! ).

The Ha Ha by Dave King. A brain-damaged (he can't speak and can read very little) Vietnam vet takes care of his friend's child while the friend is in rehab, and it has an unexpected impact on his life. Pretty good - great characters.

Breakfast With Tiffany: An Uncle's Memoir by Edwin James Wintle. Edwin, a single gay man in New York City, takes in his out-of-control 13-year-old niece after her mother can't handle her anymore. Couldn't put it down! Funny and touching.

The Bitch Posse by Martha O'Connor. Three women share a secret from their high school days, and the effect the secret has had on their lives. Really melodramatic and fairly silly, but I kept reading to see what the deal was. Disappointing.

Smashed by Koren Zailckas. A memoir of a young woman who spent her teenage and college years completely trashed. Good times! Very well-written, often funny and fairly horrifying.
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Hmm current list, apart from all the usual sports/comics and stuff:

'The Anatomy School' by Bernard MacLaverty. Pretty charming so far, quite like it.
'The Chill' by Ross MacDonald. Not too far into it, but looks interesting.

In my possession at the moment:
'Death and the Penguin' by Andrei Kurkov
'Portuguese Irregular Verbs' by Alexander McCall Smith
'Arbella: England's Lost Queen' by Sarah Gristwold
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:30 PM   #172
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Misery also by Stephen King. Believe this heatwave is causing me to gravitate towards my King collection this summer

Corianderstem the books you listed really do sound like interesting ones. Seriously going to look into them
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I finished The Bronte Project by Jennifer Vandever, which started off very promising but didn't quite live up to it.

Now I'm reading How Evan Lost His Head and Other Secrets by Garth Stein. It's about a 31 year old Seattle musician who finds himself in temporary custody of the 14-year-old son he's never met. So far, it's very good, but I'm getting a big kick out of the Seattle setting, which helps a lot.
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Old 10-21-2006, 03:26 PM   #174
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Interference, What Are You Reading?

Since, for some reason, we still don't have a book forum, I thought it was about time that we had one more of these threads.

I'm currently reading Lennon Revealed by Larry Kane. It's a John Lennon biography. Quite good. Explains the dark side of John too.



http://www.lennonrevealed.com/home.php


Also, I would like to know if anyone has read the new Stephen King book: Pulse.

...and The Plot Against America by Philip Roth.

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Im reading Michael Palin's Diaries, from the Python Years 1969-1979.
Very insightful.
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Old 10-21-2006, 03:30 PM   #176
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Old 10-21-2006, 03:38 PM   #177
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This isn't what I'm reading right now (U2 by U2..yes, I'm predictable), but I loved this book:




It's hilarious. The author thought it odd that you never hear what happens to Jesus between age 10 and 33. So, that middle story is told by his debaucherous childhood best friend, Biff. When "Joshua" is told by an angel that he's not allowed to have sex, Biff volunteers to have sex until his eyes pop out so that he can tell Joshua all about it. They invent the martial art of "jew-do" and battle with the fact that Joshua likes bacon (i.e., non-Kosher), among other things.

Definitely a funny read.
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I'm reading Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves by Adam Hochschild.
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Old 10-21-2006, 05:17 PM   #179
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There are some very good books listed here! U2 fans are also astute readers! I'd love to read the Lennon book, put that one on my list. I'm reading Patrick McCabe now, Emerald Gems of Ireland right now, #3 of 7 or 8 of his books. Interesting Irish author.

I am also enjoying U2 by U2.
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Turn of the Screw - Henry James
The Ringed Castle - Dorothy Dunnett
The Ass I've Kicked (Memoirs of a Funky Freak) - Beaver Uber.
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