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Old 10-28-2008, 08:21 PM
 
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lol, me too! clan of the cave bear is a paperback and has no covers and the pages are yellowed with age. i LOVE this series!

I heard that she was working on another book in the series. Don't know if it's true or not, but I hope so.
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I have just started "Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts and so far I think it is absolutely wonderful, his writing style is just extraordinary, fluid, evocative and I suspect this might just become one of my favourite books.

There is a clarity of thought about him and his life just sounds amazing. I have just found a movie is being made about his odyssey and I am looking forward to it though I suspect nothing can approximate the sheer poetry of his prose.

It's a 1000 pages book, a real hefty tome, I started it late last night before bed and I am already of page 315 as I could not stop. A real gem of a book.




Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts

Has anyone else read it and what did you think ?
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:07 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Looks like a fascinating story--might have to check it out, Moose.
The 'stranger in a strange land' theme has long interested me.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Looks like a fascinating story--might have to check it out, Moose.
The 'stranger in a strange land' theme has long interested me.
yeah, that sounds really good.
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. Been looking forward to this one for a while. I hope it's good!
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, Az
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I always read two books at a time (paperback to take to work and hardcover at home) I just finished The Green Mile by Steven King and Mine are Spectacular By Janice Kaplan and Lynn Schnurnberger today and started Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen and Spilling Clarence by Anne Ursu. Green Mile was amazing, of course, what a story! Mine are spectacular was fun, basically brain candy, but what's life without a little candy? I'll let you know about the other 2 since I'm only like 10 pages into each. I had to stop reading Anne Rice's Cry to Heaven last week, it was wayyyy too much for me.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Love Clan of the Cave Bear. Just recently re-read it after years. The first sequel was good...mostly because you had to know what happened after. But couldn't care less about the others. I've been considering putting it on my (imaginary) "required" reading list (not that anyone cares!!).

Right now I am reading Atonement, because someone gave it to me. Uh, I'm half way through and totally un-invested. I'm guessing it will get better, since it is so popular??
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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"Coroner's Journal: Forensices and the Art of Stalking Death", by Louis Cataldie, MD (former Louisiana State Medical Examiner).

I'm intrigued by this kind of stuff.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Secret Life of Bees

Then on to An Irish Country Christmas

My DIL & grand daughter are after me to start the Twilight Series, but aren't those books geared to teens??
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: wrong planet
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Love Clan of the Cave Bear. Just recently re-read it after years. The first sequel was good...mostly because you had to know what happened after. But couldn't care less about the others. I've been considering putting it on my (imaginary) "required" reading list (not that anyone cares!!).

Right now I am reading Atonement, because someone gave it to me. Uh, I'm half way through and totally un-invested. I'm guessing it will get better, since it is so popular??

I saw the movie and liked it a lot, but I tried reading the book a couple of years ago and just couldn't get "into" it....
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