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30-11-2009, 23:31   #196
 
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I'm reading American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld. It is a fictionalised novel based somewhat loosely on Laura Bush.

Quite enjoying it so far at about the halfway mark. Sittenfeld has an accessible and engaging style of writing that makes it easy to breeze through the pages.
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Finished The Time Machine. Really liked it. Loved the world that was created in it.

Now...I'm actually flipping through the Bible, curiosity got the best of me.

Don't know how far I will get though to be honest...
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Wolf hall - Hillary Mantel

Interesting story, but I know all about it from reading history and watching the Tudors
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I read Marabou Stork Nightmares by Irvine Welsh last week, brilliant book it has to be said but not for the faint hearted, it's extremely gritty and gets very disturbing towards the end.
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Currently reading 'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman. Only bought it yesterday. Very good so far but the odd random part here and there. Story is good thus far though.
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05-12-2009, 17:02   #201
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Currently reading 'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman. Only bought it yesterday. Very good so far but the odd random part here and there. Story is good thus far though.
Hehe, me too. Liking it.
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Hehe, me too. Liking it.
I'm liking it too. Not bad thus far. Actually managed to put it down for an hour to eat and post on boards.
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12-12-2009, 14:24   #203
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Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky by Patrick Hamilton.

Love it, the dialogue, the detail on London in another era the spot-on observations of small details, the tenderness.
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I started Rob Roy by Walter Scott last week, its tough, but I will get there!
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13-12-2009, 19:03   #205
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The Time travellers wife - didn't think I would enjoy it, but its surprised me. Lot of flitting around to begin with, but you get the hang of it.
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16-12-2009, 10:19   #206
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Finished reading Wild Swans last week, a very interesting insight in to the hardships experienced by three generations of family in China. A real eye opener and a great histroy lesson.

Currently reading The Poet by Michael Connelly, about two-thirds of the way through it. Pretty boring tbh, can't wait to just finish it and move on to something else!
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Just started Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy. So far so good
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i just finished the lovely bones by alice seabold and i thought it was brillant i will go to see the film whe its out but it will probably be a disapointment books turned into films usually end in disaster
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Books I've read over the past couple of months:

All Quiet on the Western Front -- Erich Maria Remarque
The Reader -- Bernhard Schlink
Homecoming -- Bernhard Schlink
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
If This Is a Man -- Primo Levi
The Truce -- Primo Levi
The Notebook -- Agota Kristof
The Proof -- Agota Kristof
The Third Lie -- Agota Kristof
Slaughterhouse-Five -- Kurt Vonnegut
The Passport -- Herta Müller
The Man in the High Castle -- Philip K. Dick
Regeneration -- Pat Barker
Mother Courage and Her Children -- Bertolt Brecht (play)
Rhinoceros -- Eugène Ionesco (play)
The Lesson -- Eugène Ionesco (play)
The Chairs -- Eugène Ionesco (play)

What's planned next:

The Plot Against America -- Philip Roth
Mother Night -- Kurt Vonnegut
Homage to Catalonia -- George Orwell
Heart of Darkness -- Joseph Conrad
Crash -- J. G. Ballard
My Childhood -- Maxim Gorky
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers -- Loung Ung
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The Library of Shadows by Mikkel Birkegaard.
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