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Old 04-13-2007, 05:49 PM
 
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Has anyone read Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill yet?
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:48 PM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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"The Glass Castle" author was interviewed by Jon Stewart the other night. It sounds like she led quite an interesting life. It's on my "to read" list.
The author had such an "interesting life". After I read the book, (I realized I had bought it twice ---sometimes I go on book-buying binges) I read it again. Right now both books have circulated through about 15 people and everyone has just loved it and the books just keep re-circulating.
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Old 04-14-2007, 04:08 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Has anyone read Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill yet?
Not yet, but I plan to. The title from the Nirvana song caught my attention, the plot is intriguing, and the reviews are solid. Also, I appreciate the fact that Hill wanted to make it on his own without cashing in on his parents' reputation.

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I am glad I am not the only one who has accidentally purchased books twice.
I don't do it often, but I've certainly done it.
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Helena, MT
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"The Glass Castle" author was interviewed by Jon Stewart the other night. It sounds like she led quite an interesting life. It's on my "to read" list.
It's really a quick read and an interesting life perspective. I wish I would have seen her on Jon Stewart. I think she's some sort of entertainment reporter now. In the book, she did a great job depicting the places she lived, too.
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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It's really a quick read and an interesting life perspective. I wish I would have seen her on Jon Stewart. I think she's some sort of entertainment reporter now. In the book, she did a great job depicting the places she lived, too.
Jon asked her how she related her unusual upbringing with her job now as a gossip columnist.
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:37 AM
 
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[quote=cil;576872]Not yet, but I plan to. The title from the Nirvana song caught my attention, the plot is intriguing, and the reviews are solid. Also, I appreciate the fact that Hill wanted to make it on his own without cashing in on his parents' reputation.

Cil-I started it yesterday and I couldn't put it down. I'm about halfway through. It's unbelievable. He writes just like his dad, but in his younger days. (hard to believe huh, LOL). But, anyway, its a great book, you should check it out.
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:57 AM
 
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I've got to second that. Stephen King is my brain candy for when I don't want to read anything too heavy or involving. His son's writing is very similar. HSB was a really good read. In fact I liked it so much that I went to Borders to try to get his other book, 20th Century Ghosts, which is short stories. I knew it was published in 2005, so I figured it should be easy to pick up.

Unfortunately, it's out of print and won't be available until October of this year. Going on eBay didn't help. Apparently lots of other people want it too, and it was getting a little pricey.

King's other son, Owen, also has some published works. Has anyone read them?
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:37 AM
 
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Yeah, I wanted to find the other Joe Hill too, but I guess from what you said that may be a problem. From what I read, Owen doesn't write horror material.
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:37 PM
 
Location: pittsburgh
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Da Vinci Code for me.....I tried my best to get into it about 3 times......I couldnt get past the first quarter of the book.....

Then when the movie came out I tried that and couldnt get through that either.

Dont get the hype.
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Sunny Naples Florida :)
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Hannibel when it first came out... bore me to death couldn't get through it...
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