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Old 11-24-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. Somewhat confusing at the moment but quite good though.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:37 AM
 
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Revolutionary Road was a very good novel. I never saw the movie. I don't think I could take the ending. But the book had good character development.
Isn't it a love story? Thats why I haven't read it.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Just finished "Rhino Ranch" by Larry McMurtry. It's the last in the series of four novels about Texas Oilman Duane Moore, which began way back in 1966 with "The Last Picture Show."
It was a great read, but was very melancholy and a bit sad. But it also had alot of trademark McMurtry good ol' boy humorous dialogue too.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Calgary, Canada
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The Reef by Nora Roberts
really good!
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:35 PM
 
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The Eternity Artifact by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Unusual format, but a good story do far.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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No more fun reading for me right now. I'm reading Learning Python (all 1000+ pages) and the references manuals for PostgreSQL, lol.
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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Isn't it a love story? Thats why I haven't read it.
Not really. It's about the dissolution of a 1950's marriage, how societal expectations and gender stereotypes crush the soul.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:17 PM
 
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Not really. It's about the dissolution of a 1950's marriage, how societal expectations and gender stereotypes crush the soul.
Thank you summers19. I've heard from quite a few sources that it's really good, and I've looked at it, and it did seem interesting. It's just when I see "love story", for some reason, I think of the same thing: woman meets man, can't stand him, they are so different that they could never fall in love, but, lo and behold, they do. Just sweet syrupy stuff. I may have to read this though.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Just finished "Rhino Ranch" by Larry McMurtry. It's the last in the series of four novels about Texas Oilman Duane Moore, which began way back in 1966 with "The Last Picture Show."
It was a great read, but was very melancholy and a bit sad. But it also had alot of trademark McMurtry good ol' boy humorous dialogue too.
I have not read this one and I need to. I love Larry McMurtry's work. He always has the right combination of pathos, angst and humor. He's one of the few authors who can actually make me laugh out loud. I laughed a lot in "Duane's Depressed."

He's a Texas boy. I sure hated it when he closed his "biggest used bookstore in the world" in Archer City. That place was a book lover's heaven.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I saw THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE on a super market book shelf. I picked it up and read the flyleaf and one or two pages. I was hooked but not wanting to spend $25 I called the library and had them hold a copy for me. As luck would have it they had just had a copy returned and no holds ahead of me. I picked it up and so far I really like it. I had doubts about it when I heard it was on Oprah's list. This might be the one book on her list I love. So far I do anyway.

GL2
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