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Old 09-20-2010, 04:57 PM
 
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Just started Eat Pray Love this a.m. My daughter loved it.

I won't see the movie because I can't watch Julia Roberts, but so far the book has caught my attention and I'm only 20 pages in.
I can't stand to watch her either.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:45 PM
 
Location: virginia beach, virginia
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I'm currently reading Mr b gone by Clive barker, kinda a strange read to tell the truth.
I am also starting Catcher in the rye for my book club As I have not read this one before I am looking forward to it.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Church Hill, Maryland
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I'm just getting started on Nicholas Sparks new book. Safe Haven. I'm completely excited to read it. I've never read a bad book from him.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:11 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Finished "Odd Thomas" by Dean Koontz yesterday. Really great book! 5 out of 5 stars!
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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I can't stand to watch her either.
Hehehe, thank goodness for books. Besides, the author's photo is on the back, so I can picture the real person as the story moves and not that creepy clown face.
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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What a weird coincidence!

I don't even know what triggered it, but I just ordered Remains of the Day from an Amazon reseller this morning!
I'm very fond of Ishiguro, Ive read three of his books, and I'm heading for the library today for Remains. which is now in. PS. Don't read "When We Are Orphans". It's a POS, and the author admits it himself.
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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I'm very fond of Ishiguro, Ive read three of his books, and I'm heading for the library today for Remains. which is now in.
All of you reading this--please weigh in with your opinion when completed.
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I'm very fond of Ishiguro, Ive read three of his books, and I'm heading for the library today for Remains. which is now in. PS. Don't read "When We Are Orphans". It's a POS, and the author admits it himself.
Funny because I also happened to look at what else he's written and none really appealed to me, although they -- When We Are Orphans, notwithstanding -- may be excellent. I'll have to give them another look once I get -- and finish -- Remains of the Day.

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All of you reading this--please weigh in with your opinion when completed.
UGH!!! I'm still waiting for my copy of Remains of the Day to get here. Actually, I'm not sure why I'm in a rush -- I've got a lot left of the book I'm currently reading (Every Man Dies Alone) and then I want to read Room (by Emma Donaghue) and THEN I'll start on Remains.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:41 AM
 
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Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Funny because I also happened to look at what else he's written and none really appealed to me, although they -- When We Are Orphans, notwithstanding -- may be excellent. I'll have to give them another look once I get -- and finish -- Remains of the Day.

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I can't think of any authors Ive ever read whose books were as dissimilar as Ishiguro's. All over the place in genre, but I like the way he uses style of language as a shoe-horn to put me inside the head of the protagonist.

By the Way, "Orphans" reads like an absurdist piece, about a protagonist that one cannot possibly identify with the thought processes of. I don't know if he meant it that way in a satirical fashion, one never knows whether to laugh, or be annoyed by it..
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