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Old 02-25-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Utah
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The Space Between Us sounds like something Iwould like.

I just finished The Belliever by Stephanie Black for book club. Set in "New America" where "logic' reigns and religion has been abolished. Wouldn't have chosen it myself, but better than I had expectd...I like distopias.

Another distopia, Animal Farm. I was listening to this while my son was working on his Stalin project, so they went nicely together.

As soon as I can get Lolita I'll be reading that, and for our upcoming book club, Three Cups of Tea. Looking forward to that.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:28 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I finished Eragon and almost done with part 2, The Eldest. I'm hooked, I'm going this weekend to rent the movie Eragon and buying book 3, Brisingr.

Recent Reads:
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, I read it for my kids, I cried like a baby
The Other Boleyn Girl (Very good read)
The Boleyn Inheritance (ok The Other Boleyn Girl was a better book)
The Alchemist
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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Children of Men-PD James
The Great Terror: Stalin's Purges of the Thirties-Robert Conquest
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Germany
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At the moment I am reading "Montana Sky". Just started it but it seems to be pretty good ...
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:34 PM
 
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Villages by the late John Updike.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I picked up Peter Robinson's Friend of the Devil at the airport last week. He is a British author who writes mysteries with Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks as the main character. Robinson writes good, intelligent who-dun-its. I read it while on my mini-vacation in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:49 PM
 
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I recently finished Scooter, by M i c k Foley, and I'm just about finished with Stone Cold by David Baldacci and on deck is Hold Tight by Harlan Coben. This book Stone Cold is (to me anyway) a lot better than The Whole Truth, which I just read too.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I am re-reading "Perfume" by Patrick Suskind which I feel is one of the great modern classics. I suspect it is one of those books people will either love or hate.

It is a very dark tale of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille in 18th Century France who sees life purely through his extraordinary olfactory sense. Very, very dark , pungent book bringing to life a man who is more animal than human but yet a fascinating dip into a complete different view of life. Repellent and absolutely absorbing at the same time.

Extremely original , to me beautifully and fluently written and quite fascinating ( the movie a couple of years back was actually excellent too).
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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path of the assassin by brad thor
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I am reading Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...uh, not my choice...my neighbor suggested a swap, my favorite for his. I hope it gets better.
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