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Old 06-05-2007, 10:13 AM
 
Location: NC USA
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Just finished the Grail series by Bernard Cornwell. Enjoyed them very much.
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Well, I just finished "Letter to a Christian Nation" by Sam Harris... a very quick read at only 90 pages (took about 1-2 hours), but WOW what a good book! I suggest you all give it a look, both Christian and non-Christian alike, though I'm sure the Christians will find it less than pleasing - which is precisely why I think they should read it. It was written in response to the thousands of angry letters/emails Harris received after writing "The End of Faith", and is basically an open reply to their comments. He makes some points that are so profound and logical, I really don't know how anyone could argue... but of course they will, LOL. Anyway, I definitely recommend it to anyone who can handle some straightforward honesty (which is unfortunately rare these days).
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Well, I just finished "Letter to a Christian Nation" by Sam Harris... a very quick read at only 90 pages (took about 1-2 hours), but WOW what a good book! I suggest you all give it a look, both Christian and non-Christian alike, though I'm sure the Christians will find it less than pleasing - which is precisely why I think they should read it. It was written in response to the thousands of angry letters/emails Harris received after writing "The End of Faith", and is basically an open reply to their comments. He makes some points that are so profound and logical, I really don't know how anyone could argue... but of course they will, LOL. Anyway, I definitely recommend it to anyone who can handle some straightforward honesty (which is unfortunately rare these days).
I've finished "Letter to a Christian Nation" by Harris. I have "The End of Faith" but not finished it yet. Nothing like putting the cart before the horse. LOL. I'm of the opinion those that should read it, won't.
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Old 06-06-2007, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I've finished "Letter to a Christian Nation" by Harris. I have "The End of Faith" but not finished it yet. Nothing like putting the cart before the horse. LOL. I'm of the opinion those that should read it, won't.
You're absolutely right, and I was thinking the same exact thing... unfortunately the majority of readers will be on his side, which kinda defeats the purpose. Even with a title that might confuse or draw in the Christian readers, they probably wouldn't get past the first few pages before yelling "blasphemy!". Wish we could make it required reading for them, LOL. Oh, and I also read this one first, but plan to read "End of Faith" when I get the chance.
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Old 06-06-2007, 05:13 PM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Just finished the Grail series by Bernard Cornwell. Enjoyed them very much.
I enjoy Bernard Cornwell too. I've been reading the Saxon Stories.
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Has anyone read "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini? My sister recommended it after having read his first novel, "The Kite Runner." I am much more of a James Patterson / David Baldacci fan but her descriptions of both of his books were very compelling. Amazon makes it so easy...
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Did you buy either, Redrover? I read "The Kite Runner" and found it very beautiful in a compelling way--and in some ways, it reads like a mystery story. I highly recommend it! But I haven't gotten caught up and haven't bought or read his second book.

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Has anyone read "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini? My sister recommended it after having read his first novel, "The Kite Runner." I am much more of a James Patterson / David Baldacci fan but her descriptions of both of his books were very compelling. Amazon makes it so easy...
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Yes, I have ordered both Hosseini books from Amazon and they should show up early next week. My idea of sheer bliss is having a huge stack of as-yet-to-be-read books just waiting on the sidelines. Honestly, life gets in the way of my real passion which is reading. And I just don't understand how people who profess to love reading can be satisfied by listening to an audio book. That's callled "listening," not reading...
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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I just started reading Elmore Leonard's newest novel Up In Honey's Room and it's too soon to know if I do or don't like it.
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Let us know if you enjoy them both!

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Yes, I have ordered both Hosseini books from Amazon and they should show up early next week. My idea of sheer bliss is having a huge stack of as-yet-to-be-read books just waiting on the sidelines. Honestly, life gets in the way of my real passion which is reading. And I just don't understand how people who profess to love reading can be satisfied by listening to an audio book. That's callled "listening," not reading...
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