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Old 01-06-2008, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Life here is not an Apollo Mission. Everyone calm down.
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The only book on the list that I CANNOT recommend is The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards. Really bad, painful fluff and never written in the perspective of the one person that mattered.

I'm in a book funk right now.

Brought two books to work with me and both are unreadable disappointments:

"Among Other Things, I've Taken Up Smoking" by Aoibheann Sweeney

and

"One Drop" by Bliss Broyard

I guess I don't like reading in the first person....like what they ate, leave out the diner burger and fries or travel time in fiction.

and "One Drop" I don't think the author knows her own underlying racism. No emotion or passion.

I want lyrical literature.....and am having a hard time finding anything worth my time lately.
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Thanks for dropping by, MainStreet. We really aren't asking for recommenations for the books, but rather it was a list of recommendations some folks wanted to read.

Perhaps you'd like to join us later on in the discussion of one of the three selected.

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The only book on the list that I CANNOT recommend is The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards. Really bad, painful fluff and never written in the perspective of the one person that mattered.

I'm in a book funk right now.

Brought two books to work with me and both are unreadable disappointments:

"Among Other Things, I've Taken Up Smoking" by Aoibheann Sweeney

and

"One Drop" by Bliss Broyard

I guess I don't like reading in the first person....like what they ate, leave out the diner burger and fries or travel time in fiction.

and "One Drop" I don't think the author knows her own underlying racism. No emotion or passion.

I want lyrical literature.....and am having a hard time finding anything worth my time lately.
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Life here is not an Apollo Mission. Everyone calm down.
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Perhaps I should have written that different. I'm asking for a recommendation from the list based on my dislike of one of the books on the list.

I didn't enjoy Memory Keeper's Daughter and was hoping (based on the list) someone who also wasn't over the moon about it, could recommend another list book.
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Smile Am thoroughly enjoying the tenor of "1000 Splendid Suns"!

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Perhaps I should have written that different. I'm asking for a recommendation from the list based on my dislike of one of the books on the list.

I didn't enjoy Memory Keeper's Daughter and was hoping (based on the list) someone who also wasn't over the moon about it, could recommend another list book.
I just started A Thousand Splendid Suns, Mainstreet, and have read several chapters. I would highly recommend this book to someone who enjoys lyrical prose. It flows beautifully, draws you into the arena, and generates so much emotion for the main character.

I think you would enjoy it and it happens to be one of the three books chosen to read and discuss this month.

Let me know what you think. BTW, some websites such as Amazon, will acutally allow you to read excerpts, which will give you a good idea of the flow and rhythm of the book.
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:50 AM
 
Location: Life here is not an Apollo Mission. Everyone calm down.
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I just started A Thousand Splendid Suns, Mainstreet, and have read several chapters. I would highly recommend this book to someone who enjoys lyrical prose. It flows beautifully, draws you into the arena, and generates so much emotion for the main character.

I think you would enjoy it and it happens to be one of the three books chosen to read and discuss this month.

Let me know what you think. BTW, some websites such as Amazon, will acutally allow you to read excerpts, which will give you a good idea of the flow and rhythm of the book.
I appreciate your response, I'm on a waiting list for that book at the library.
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Moved from the Book Club Thread.
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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What kind of books do you like MainStreet? BTW, have you read Main Street?
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