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Old 11-24-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I finished Remembering Laughter by Wallace Stegner. It was a novella -- only 150 pages or so -- and had a lot of white space on the sides. Quick read. Easy read. He writes so well. Even this story -- one that, had I realized the plot, wouldn't have bothered with. But he tells the tale beautifully.

ANYway...

Now I'm either going to start Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl or The Green Mile by Stephen King. They're very different from each other, but I don't know what I'm in the mood for. Tell me which one to read... or I'll be left to my own devices.
I have not read Tender at the Bone but I can say that The Green Mile is wonderful.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I have not read Tender at the Bone but I can say that The Green Mile is wonderful.
Thanks! I had Tender at the Bone out, ready to go for tonight, but I kept thinking, "Read it! Read The Green Mile already. You've waited long enough." So I swapped them out and now The Green Mile is out, complete with bookmark, ready to go for tonight.

And then I come back here and YOU suggested it, too, so... Yup, here we go...!
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:11 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Default I am legend!

By Richard Mathenson . The main Legend story, Plus some short ones included. I wish the movie, Despite Will Smith's great performance stuck to the book plot.
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Thanks! I had Tender at the Bone out, ready to go for tonight, but I kept thinking, "Read it! Read The Green Mile already. You've waited long enough." So I swapped them out and now The Green Mile is out, complete with bookmark, ready to go for tonight.

And then I come back here and YOU suggested it, too, so... Yup, here we go...!
ACK! I took a little work break while eating lunch and read two chapters. And then it all came flooding back. I know this story. I saw the movie. I know the ending.

I don't so much mind not remembering that I'd seen the movie, but I just wish my memory would kick in BEFORE I buy the book and start reading it. Or even AFTER. But not DURING!

Tender at the Bone it is then.

PS. Has anyone read any Andrea Levy? I read Small Island when it first came out, but now I'm wondering about two older ones of hers: Every Light in the House Burnin' and also Never Far from Nowhere. Has anyone read these? Liked them?
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:36 PM
 
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By Richard Mathenson . The main Legend story, Plus some short ones included. I wish the movie, Despite Will Smith's great performance stuck to the book plot.
The original movie with Vincent Price sticks closer to the book. The movie title is "The Last Man on Earth" and it came out in 1964.
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Old 11-24-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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The original movie with Vincent Price sticks closer to the book. The movie title is "The Last Man on Earth" and it came out in 1964.
Yes! I have the DVD..The antagonists are more like zombie's with vampire characteristics. I always laugh when they are by the window yelling "Morgan, Come out!" And he just tosses the wine/liquor bottle at the window. it is almost identical to the book otherwise.
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Old 11-24-2011, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Oh, phooey, I'm not reading Tender at the Bone either. It's supposed to be funny but I don't *do* humor books (nor do I find Ruth Reichl or her stories amusing... at all). I'm all for humorous and clever dialogue -- in fact, I adore it -- but that's it.

I'm going for a biggie now. Not New York by Edward Rutherfurd. No, not quite yet. I'm not ready yet and I want to be GOOD AND READY for that one. So, I'm going to read a Goodwill find of a book that never interested me before now: The Other Boleyn Girl. I hope it holds my interest. I think it might because, recently, I've found myself digging those period pieces. Go figure.
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Old 11-24-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: The land of Chicago
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Just finished The Education of Hailey Kendrick

I really liked it, it showed that being popular is not what it's cracked up to be. It had it's moments though, certain parts got a bit too repetitive, but overall it was a really great read. I also liked how it really emphasized how the character changed from someone who is, submissive, to someone who is more the opposite, more outspoken, and more opinionated. Overall, it was a great read, I'd give this book a 9/10.
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I have not read Tender at the Bone but I can say that The Green Mile is wonderful.
Wasn't The Green Mile a very thin little story about a man on death row? Or did King expand it into a bigger book? I just don't remember much about it.
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:10 PM
 
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Wasn't The Green Mile a very thin little story about a man on death row? Or did King expand it into a bigger book? I just don't remember much about it.
It was SIX thin little stories, released separately, to form a whole story. He said that was a form that Dickens sometimes used and he found pretty cool.
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