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02-05-2011, 02:54 PM #346
I'm reading a very kitsch novel by Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey, I really like the adaptation they make in 2007.
Last month I have read the 2nd 30 Days of Night and it was ok, it's a shame that the adaptation was a direct-to-video kind of movie. Another good read was the comic Eightball by Daniel Clowes, very witty and fun.*´¨)
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Can any one recommend a good thriller?
02-25-2011, 07:47 PM #348
03-14-2011, 05:34 PM #349
Since the new movie adaptation interest me, I'm reading the short story The Princess of Montpensier:
Currently reading the following:
Altar of Eden by James Rollins
Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
Seven Ox Seven by PA Ritzer
each one is proving to be an interesting read.
05-18-2011, 01:29 PM #352
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I picked up "And Another Thing..." by Eoin Colfer yesterday and started reading it last night. It is "part six of three" from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series. I haven't gotten far enough into it yet to really tell how good it is, but I will say that Eoin did a good job of maintaining Douglas Adams' word play.
The Doomsday Conspiracy by Sidney Sheldon
A Dance With Dragons and lovin' it.
09-20-2011, 04:15 PM #355
I've read so much greatness lately:
Electra, Jean Giraudoux
The World Inside, Robert Silverberg
Letter from an Unknown Woman, Stefan Zweig
Lost in Austen, Emma Campbell Webster (I recommend to all Austen fans, very funny)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, John le Carré (it was perfect! I'm currently reading the sequel The Honourable Schoolboy)
I didn't like Under the Dome (King), not subtle enough for my taste, I prefer more the style of the The Wall (1963) by Marlen Haushofer.
In the same way I didn't like A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Twain), I had the impression that the protagonist just want to rebuilt a 2nd modern America, that he didn't even try to take advantage of the positive sides of the area is in. And for his inventions, it's just firework for the eyes, most of them were useless and none of them are explain, etc. The Mysterious Island (Jules Verne) did it better.
Disappointed the series 1001 before you die (I've read the ones for the books and movies), way too much spoilers!
10-17-2011, 05:33 PM #356
The Honourable Schoolboy was a bit boring compare to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
10-17-2011, 08:55 PM #357
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I recently read "A Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley. And am currently reading "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell.Homer Simpson: "I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman."
10-18-2011, 05:37 PM #358
I will read soon The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy, just so I could finally read LA Confidential.
The Black Dahlia is one great roman noir by the way.
10-18-2011, 05:38 PM #359
I have give up 1984 because of too much footnotes, I will try it again some day.
11-21-2011, 07:16 AM #360
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Just finished, I Am Ozzy, by Ozzy Osbourne. 4.5/5, Brutally honest...
"Suddenly I heard a tapping, as of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. You heard me rapping, Right?"
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