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Old 06-11-2007, 12:45 PM   #31
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So far I have read:

Hunger by Lan Samantha Chang (click)

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (click)

I am currently reading Freakonomics by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner (click)
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:51 PM   #32
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Survivor by the fight club guy
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Old 06-11-2007, 01:00 PM   #33
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I read "Under the Skin" and "Motherless Brooklyn" in the last three days. Great books.
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Motherless Brooklyn was AMAZING. Have you read any other of Lethem's books, upabove? I have Fortress of Solitude on my shelves, sitting unread and lonely.

I couldn't get into Faber's "Under the Skin" but absolutely loved his "The Crimson Petal and the White."
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:01 PM   #35
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A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford I'ts my all time favorite.
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:06 PM   #36
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Wow, I thought summer was about light reading - you guys sure like 'em heavy! (I do in the winter but not in the summer!)
Most of what I read is fluff. I try to read one big, heavy, serious book per season to make me feel better about reading chick lit and other fluff.

(Okay, maybe more than just one.)
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:40 PM   #37
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I'm currently reading The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho, who is one of my favorite writers.

Also on the summer agenda is The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon, Clock Without Hands by Carson McCullers, Blink by Malcolm Gladwell and an ever growing stack of other stuff.
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I just finished Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman, and started Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green (about the author's time serving in Afghanistan) by Johnny Rico.

I'd like to get more of Klosterman's work, he's hilarious. And, of course, I'll read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
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Survivor by the fight club guy

Excellent book.


I need to add more books for my summer reading list.
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:09 PM   #40
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I'm guessing that sometime within the next year or so all the Harry Potter books will be sold in a box set. I've been meaning to read them, but I figure I might as well just wait until I can get them all at once.

There was an article on Yahoo the other day about a new series about a boy archeologist that's being touted as the next Harry Potter. I hope it is, because it's great that these books have gotten so many people--kids and adults--reading.
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Don DeLillo's new novel The Falling Man
I read Falling Man a couple of months ago, and really liked it (despite a couple of week points). It was slated on BBC's Newsnight Review, though. Is the book receiving much attention in the US?
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I'm looking forward to reading it. I may tackle it next, after I'm finished reading the Richard Ford novel I'm about a quarter of the way into now. I read Cosmopolis a few weeks ago and liked it much more than I did The Body Artist and Great Jones Street, which were the last two DeLillo novels I read. I'm anticipating it to be a little cold and detatched--in some ways I feel like that's both DeLillo's greatest strength and his greatest weakness.

It's been getting a bit of attention here in the U.S., but not a lot. But that's really the case with pretty much any book besides Harry Potter. It's sad to see how little attention good books get in our media these days. So many newspapers are either running fewer reviews or not running any at all.

My first novel, of course, will get gobs and heaps of attention, as soon as I finish the revisions of it
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Harry Potter like pretty much the nanosecond it comes out.
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Harry Potter like pretty much the nanosecond it comes out.
Will do the same
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Greg Palast's "Armed Madhouse". It's about the Bush Administration.
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