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Old 03-14-2011, 04:44 AM
 
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I just started reading "Perfect Peace" by Daniel Black
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Im reading "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave



"Little Bee" is about a young Nigerian refugee whose very existence changes the lives of a group of English citizens in dramatic ways. It's a good story and well-written.
Have you -- or anyone on this forum -- read Incendiary, also by Chris Cleave? It was written BEFORE Little Bee and is just now getting popular because of Little Bee's success.

It's in the form of one long letter which is the reason that I haven't yet bought it. But I know I will... eventually... or sooner.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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James Patterson, Black Friday...
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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I enjoyed that book, but was a bit sorry I watched the movie. I liked the way he ended the book, not a disappointment.
(As usual, too many things were diff. in the movie to keep me from enjoying it.)


I just picked up two of Grahams books. I've never read her before, but I liked the titles and I got them from the Library's used book store, so at $2 a book, it wasn't taking a big chance. The Presence and The Island.
I often read two books as well, but usually one is fiction,the other non-fic.


I am the same; I love to read in many genres. I enjoy many self-help & how-to books, but I'll read just about any non-fiction.


I used to be a big SK fan, but stopped reading much of his work after Gerald's Game and the cell phone novel. He's been more disappointing lately,IMO. I do like the sound of Full Dark, No Stars, I'll have to give it a try.

I love his longest novels, e.g. The Stand--after reading it 5 times, I feel like I know those characters so well! So engaging. So if you tell me a bit about Under the Dome, perhaps I'll give it a try. It reminds me of Bradbury (or was it Asimov?)'s story about astronauts on Venus, back when they thought it rained there all the time.
I really enjoyed the Dome book, but it seems to be a love it or hate it novel with SK fans. I didn't notice the political bias or what some have called anti-religion bias, but then I'm not an American, so maybe that's why it didn't really impinge on my consciousness as such. Having lived in USA for 10 years now though I can certainly see some of those characters acting the way they do given the circumstances of The Dome and it was believable for me.

SK seemed to lose his way for a time but I think he's back on game now. I keep all my SK books, but had to let some go when I moved 9000 miles (can't pack everything) and am slowly rebuilding my SK library.

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Old 03-14-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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I've never read SKs' sci-fi stuff but recently read The Shining. I thought it was pretty well-written, especially compared to the movie. I found myself wishing the movie had been more faithful to the book. I'm about to read Christine and Misery.
I also recently read Led Zeppelin: When Giants Walked the Earth. I can see why Jimmy Page ended his friendship with the author. Mostlly conjecture and second-hand information. I just wanted to read anything about Zep and Pages' book is a little out of my league. I believe it sells for around $700.
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I also recently read Led Zeppelin: When Giants Walked the Earth. I can see why Jimmy Page ended his friendship with the author. Mostlly conjecture and second-hand information. I just wanted to read anything about Zep and Pages' book is a little out of my league. I believe it sells for around $700.
$700?? Oh my gosh!

My husband's a huge Led Zep / Jimmy Page fan, but that's *a little* of his league, too.

I was curious about the title, and my husband had never heard of a book that he'd authored. What's the name of it?
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I finished Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchey. Loved it. Her books are always leave me with a peaceful feeling.

I started Picturing the Wreck by Dani Shapiro. I'm not far into it and I hope it picks up.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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$700?? Oh my gosh!

My husband's a huge Led Zep / Jimmy Page fan, but that's *a little* of his league, too.

I was curious about the title, and my husband had never heard of a book that he'd authored. What's the name of it?
Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page, Genesis Publications........and can't be had for love nor money lol. Limited Edition of only 2,500 signed copies.

I've seen it go on ebay for up to $1700, and that will only increase as time goes by
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page, Genesis Publications........and can't be had for love nor money lol. Limited Edition of only 2,500 signed copies.

I've seen it go on ebay for up to $1700, and that will only increase as time goes by
Holy guacamole!!!! That's just NUTS!

I guess *someone* is NOT getting this book for his next birthday. I'm a good wife, but not THAT good!
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:53 PM
 
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Holy guacamole!!!! That's just NUTS!

I guess *someone* is NOT getting this book for his next birthday. I'm a good wife, but not THAT good!
A little off-topic, but maybe you could get him the 'Mothership' DVD/CD gift box compilation if he doesn't have it. The Page book was beautifully presented, but yeah, it's crazy.

Getting back on topic, prior to getting back to SK, I'm reading a collection of F Scott Fitzgeralds' short stories in a compilation called Flappers and Philosophers. I was gonna say it's light fluff but so many of his stories have dark undertones, which for me is a nice balance. Makes it more interesting.
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