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Old 12-08-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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I'm just finishing Confession by Lee Gowan, and I must say this is the best book I've read in a long, long time. Has anyone here had the pleasure of reading this gem? If not...
I'm off to read the reviews of this right now.
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:41 PM
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Children of the Alley, by Naguib Mahfouz
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: DFW area
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Currently in the middle of Snow Crash, and have recently read...

Into The Wild
The Sword of Truth series
Harry Potter 7
Angels and Demons
aaaaand
The Watchmen
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:45 PM
 
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I'd like to repeat an earlier request by another poster that you give a bit more than just the title and author of the book you're reading. Just a sentence or two describing the genre, and maybe what other books it reminds you of would be great.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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I'd like to repeat an earlier request by another poster that you give a bit more than just the title and author of the book you're reading. Just a sentence or two describing the genre, and maybe what other books it reminds you of would be great.

Oh... great idea!

The Elegance of the Hedgehog (French: L'élégance du hérisson) is a novel by the French novelist and professor of philosophy Muriel Barbery.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ele...f_the_HedgehogModerator cut: if quoting from a review, please post link

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Old 12-10-2009, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Oh... great idea!

The Elegance of the Hedgehog (French: L'élégance du hérisson) is a novel by the French novelist and professor of philosophy Muriel Barbery.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaModerator cut: if quoting from a review, please post link
I loved that book and am about to read it in French to see whether it lost anything in translation. Apparently a film is being made of it. I just finished " The Gourmet" also by Muriel Barbery which I very much enjoyed but I did prefer "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" though which I thoguht was absolutely superb.

I have literally just started "Mr Toppit" by Charles Elton so can't comment on it much. So far so good though.
Mr Toppit by Charles Elton - Times Online
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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I'm re-reading The Fermata by Nicholson Baker. Very quirky story about a man who can make time stand still while he continues to function. Baker has a way of describing mundane things in minute detail that makes them fascinating. The book has been criticized for objectifying women because of things the narrator does while time is stopped, but I did not find it offensive.

I should add that the book has a lot of sexual content--it's not for anyone who is uncomfortable with that type of thing.

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Old 12-10-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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Pagans and Christians in the Mediterranean World, Robin Lane Fox. This book is an in-depth look at the period from the 2nd century A.D. to the conversion of Constantine. A considerable cut above the usual Christians vs the Lions lore.

Pagans and Christians | National Review | Find Articles at BNET

BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: Christianity and the Roman Empire
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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Incredible new comic book entitled KNOCKING ON HEAVENS DOOR by Tommy Blaze and Nate Fakes. What a jewel! Web site: Knocking On Heavens Door Comic - Knocking On Heavens Door – A Comic Strip.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Just started The Scarpetta Factor. It's been a while since I've read Patricia Cornwell so we'll see how it goes. Starting out slow with very long (and slow reading) chapters.
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