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Old 09-01-2008, 10:00 AM
 
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Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Finally finished reading The Count of Monte Cristo. Now I'm reading The Kite Runner.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The Man From the Cave by Colin Fletcher. Non-Fiction.

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-after finding a trunk and a few belongings abandoned by someone in a desert cave in Nevada, Fletcher spent years piecing together the life story of "Trunkman". As he pieced together the mystery of the man's life, he saw in it a discovery and reflection of himself, "We both valued solitude and silence and square, smoothed-off granite boulders."
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I finished reading The Kite Runner around 4:00 this morning. I couldn't put it down until I had finished. Loved it.

I'll be starting The Age of Innocence tonight.
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Just started "Nietzsche's Kisses" by Lance Olsen. Written in a very European style, with odd, wry humor.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I just finished Snowflower and the Secret Fan...first half or so I could take it or leave it, then it was like the writer warmed up and I found it charming.

Also just finished When Madeline was Young... it was pretty good, different.

I'm working on August 1914, the first work of fiction I've read by Solzhenitsen...it isn't as compelling as his non-fiction. But I do like to read Russian works.
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: CO
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Re-Reading Grapes of Wrath, which I first read 50 or so years ago. Frightening and evocative, to say the least.
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I love The Grapes of Wrath. Amazing how relevent it is to today.

My bookclub wouldn't read it...said it was "depressing", and that JS uses inappropriate language

Been at least 5 years, probably about time to read it again. It is on my imaginary "required reading" list.
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:25 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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A Good Indian Wife by Anne Cherian. It is about an Indian born doctor who now lives a modern life in San Fran who gets pressured/tricked into an arranged marriage to a woman living in India. This book is a very easy read and I enjoyed it very much.

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Old 09-05-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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'The Tin Drum'-Gunter Grass
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