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Old 10-16-2008, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
That's a great book, and it's pretty wild how much of it has come to pass, I think even more than Orwell's, "1984".

I just read two great books, "The Harder They Fall," by Budd Schulberg, the same guy who wrote both the novel, "The Waterfront," and the follow-up screenplay, "On The Waterfront," for my money one of the greatest movies ever made.

Also I just read Norman Mailer's, "Tough Guys Don't Dance". His death was a big loss to me, an iconic American figure, and one of the most wickedly sharp minds of letters ever.
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns yesterday. Great book. I haven't decided yet what book I'm reading next.
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Old 10-18-2008, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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Kiss of the bees by J.A.Jance. A thriller. A couple of the pages seem to have been eaten before I got it. And some teeth marks in the cover and on the back. That's about the scariest thing about the book for the first several chapters.
It's going into my free box after I'm done with it.
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:56 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Wow, I haven't been reading so much in the last months but the Twilight series was really great.

Now I'm already nearly finished with "la morte et mon métier" and I'm surprised it's not as shocking and gory as I expected about such a title.
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I'm reading The Bourne Identity.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:15 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Jeaniene Frost's "Halfway to the Grave". The Twilight series brought me more and more into vampire stories. I've only read 20 pages or so and I'm already enjoying it a lot.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:27 AM
 
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I just started reading "The Heretic's Daughter" by Kathleen Kent. It's about the Salem Witch trials....a perfect read for October.
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:51 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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The White Tiger, just won the U.K.'s Man Booker Prize for fiction. About 30 pages into it. So far so good. A jaundiced view of today's society in India.
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I had never read "Catch 22" before, so I thought I'd go for it. It is a very funny and literate and intelligent book. Still extremely fresh after a half a century and several more absurd wars. But I fear, that before I get to page 460, it will be like watching too many consecutive episodes of "In Living Color".
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