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27-07-2009, 09:25   #46
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Reading The Strain at the moment by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, it's good!Pity it's a trilogy and I have to wait for the next one though!
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I am reading, "The Judas Strain" by James Rollins.
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I'm reading "Dead Souls" by Nikolai Gogol, for the book club. Love it so far, very funny.
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A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole.
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Reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - really love the way she sees things.
Saw that they are making this into a film - I would hope it would be a lovely little quirky indie flick, but that's not gonna happen!
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Reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - really love the way she sees things.
Saw that they are making this into a film - I would hope it would be a lovely little quirky indie flick, but that's not gonna happen!
I just started reading this too. Liking it so far. The film could be pretty good; Saoirse Ronan as Susie, Peter Jackson directing.

Also reading Dead Souls and Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness.
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I just started reading this too. Liking it so far. The film could be pretty good; Saoirse Ronan as Susie, Peter Jackson directing.

Just finished tonight - really loved it. Looking forward to seeing the film. Yeah with Peter Jackson behind it, might not be bad at all. The character Hal isn't in it, but usually characters get chopped from books. Really like the grandma character - Susan Sarandon is playing her
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Just finished tonight - really loved it. Looking forward to seeing the film. Yeah with Peter Jackson behind it, might not be bad at all. The character Hal isn't in it, but usually characters get chopped from books. Really like the grandma character - Susan Sarandon is playing her
Just finished it last night too

Great book. Didn't like particularly like one part of the ending (Spoiler: the bit at the sink hole/garage where Susie comes inhabits Ruths body), but it really was a brilliant book.

Started "Catcher In The Rye" by J.D. Sallinger now
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Just finished it last night too

Great book. Didn't like particularly like one part of the ending,--- but it really was a brilliant book.

Started "Catcher In The Rye" by J.D. Sallinger now
When I was getting near the end I kind of thought I knew how it would end and that didnt bother me, because I liked the journey moreso than the destination, but then Wham! that bit happened and I was surprised but I did like it, if only that it brought a kind of salvation for Susie (and probably for the author herself if you know her history)


re Catcher in the Rye - excellent book. A masterpiece! One of my favourites.
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Shantaram

Have just finished Shantaram
Australian author who has lived in the slums of Bombay, and you almost expect to be enriched by some sort of karmic philosophy. Philosophy and spiritual journey or not, this certainly is no karma in a bottle. The story of Shantaram is a story of adventure and daring, a fictionalized account of the life of author Gregory David Roberts who escaped an Australian prison and moved to Bombay to spend almost a decade of his life in the slums and underworld of this city.

Richly recommend this but not to be taken too seriously I wondered if some of the pieces are the author ruuning riot from films he has seen.
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In the past week I have read Baudolino by Umberto Eco and Death and the Penguin for the book club. Currently half way through the (hilarious) 1889 novel, 'Three Men in a Boat' by Jerome K. Jerome.
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On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Not bad so far.
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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

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