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Old 08-26-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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That is a perfect description. A "quiet" book. The quiet ones are the ones that really get to me.

My father always told me that when it comes to men still waters run deep. I think that holds true with books, too.
Your father was a smart guy.

Hey, did you read the two books that I recommended to you -- Bright Shiny Morning and Tortilla Curtain? Did you enjoy them?
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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A Venetian Reckoning, Donna Leon - one of her police/mysteries set in Venice. This time revolving around several wealthy, respectable men managing a trade in importing women for forced prostitution, and their foray into the pornography of snuff films.

Venice, Jan Morris - picked it up because of reading several of Leon's novels. This is a second or third revision of her original book. It is neither a travel book, nor a guide, all I can think of calling it is a "portrait of Venice." I have found it thoroughly enjoyable.

Jodo Shinshu: Shin Buddhism in Medieval Japan, James C. Dobbins. A history of the origins and early centuries of Japan's most popular Buddhist denomination.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:38 AM
 
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I really liked Never Let Me Go, it was another what I would call "haunting" book. I loved the movie, Remains of the Day, but haven't read the book.

The Dan Simmons book about Wilkie Collins and Dickens wasn't available, so I checked out his book The Terror, about Lord Franklin's doomed expedition to find the Northwest Passage. It's over 28 hours long(!), which is four hours longer than The Moonstone, so I hope it's good.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Your father was a smart guy.

Hey, did you read the two books that I recommended to you -- Bright Shiny Morning and Tortilla Curtain? Did you enjoy them?
I read Bright Shiny Morning. I really enjoyed it. I was concerned about the young couple. I didn't care one bit about the rich movie stars.

I started Tortilla Curtain but put it down for a while. It did not grab me from the first. But, I will pick it back up soon and finish it.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I read Bright Shiny Morning. I really enjoyed it. I was concerned about the young couple. I didn't care one bit about the rich movie stars.

I started Tortilla Curtain but put it down for a while. It did not grab me from the first. But, I will pick it back up soon and finish it.
I really loved following the young couple, too. I don't even remember any of the other characters.

I don't remember how quickly -- or not -- Tortilla Curtain picked up, but I do know that I got to a point where I was hoping that the book would never end. It was an excellent book. I know that you'll like it the next time you try it.
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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Terrific book!
It really is. Bright Shiny Morning is on my "to be read" list.

K - Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go are on my list too.!
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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It really is.
I assume that you're referring to God of Animals. Did you finish it already? My gosh, how I absolutely adored that book.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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I assume that you're referring to God of Animals. Did you finish it already? My gosh, how I absolutely adored that book.
I was actually at the library and saw about 3 or 4 recommendations for this book.. I went to the shelf and there it was, so I have it. I hope to start it tomorrow while waiting for the hurricane.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I was actually at the library and saw about 3 or 4 recommendations for this book.. I went to the shelf and there it was, so I have it. I hope to start it tomorrow while waiting for the hurricane.
I'm also waiting for Irene. I'd love to finish One Thousand White Women but I have One Million boxes to unpack!

Enjoy your book! I know that you will!
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I was actually at the library and saw about 3 or 4 recommendations for this book.. I went to the shelf and there it was, so I have it. I hope to start it tomorrow while waiting for the hurricane.
I hit the library today too in preparation for Hurricane Irene. I picked up one of Jo Nesbø's books - Nemesis. Several people have recommended him and I like the crime and mystery genre.

I also picked up The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen and The Cypress House by Michael Koryta. I read Freedom by Franzen and, although I didn't love it, I thought it was interesting enough to make me give his first book a try. And the Koryta book was recommended by one of my friends in my reading group.
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