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Old 06-10-2009, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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I don't think I had ever read Philip Roth before, so I read "Indignation", I'm not sure what to say about it. I think it is more daring than literate. But it kept me engrossed, and I read it quickly.
Phillip Roth (IMHO) is variable. Sometimes great, sometimes not to my taste ("Sabbath's Theatre"). My favorite Roth is "American Pastoral." I think this book might be particularly appealing if you are old enough to remember the "Weathermen" era of the 1970's. This group of young folks actually declared war against the U.S. Roth's novel presents a similar situation from the view point of a father whose much-adored daughter has gotten involved with a such a group.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:14 PM
 
Location: southern california
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emporers children - claire messud
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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I am reading Devil in the Details by Jennifer Traig. The next two books I'll read are The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls and TheCommitment by Dan Savage. I also finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy, and I think it is a great book!
I read "The Glass Castle" a couple of months ago. It's one of those "my rotten childhood books"---but it's really good.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Manhattan, Ks
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Just finished The Poisonwood Bible and loved it!
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosna
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I'm reading Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian. I love books and novels about WWII. (And to a slightly lesser extent, WWI.)
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:16 PM
 
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4. All of the Harry Potter Books (Loads of fun)
absolutely! I've already read the collection twice

Now I'm reading "Life Expectancy" by Dean Koontz

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Just finished The Poisonwood Bible and loved it!
I've read like 3 people recommending it. I think I'll give it a try.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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Madness Under the Royal Palms: Love and Death in Palm Beach by Lawrence Learner.

I like to think of this book as more of an observation than an expose of the very (very) wealthy residents of the ultra exclusive Palm Beach. To some readers, this may seem like a 300 page gossip column but it's much more than that. Lawrence Learner had an insiders view of life behind the gates- the good, bad and ugly of it all. This book has a special interest for me simply because I live in South Florida and many of the 'characters' mentioned in the book are (and were) very influential in our community. I'm amazed at just how many of these people granted interviews to Mr. Learner. I wonder if they knew just how much would be written about them. I thought this was GREAT summer reading (I actually read it in a week)! I definitely recommend this one- has anyone else read it, yet?
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Maine
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April and Oliver.

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Old 06-12-2009, 08:35 AM
 
Location: West TN
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The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver

I don;t think I've ever read anything of his that I din not like.
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