I finished the 'Help' book a month or so ago, and absolutely loved it. I had no problem keeping up with the different characters, but I did read it straight through.|
I haven't seen the movie, but hope to.
Reply #1001. Jun 08 12, 8:00 PM
"Unbroken", by Laura or Loreen Hillenbrand 0r Hillebrand, the author of "Seabiscuit" , the most powerful book I've ever read, it's the biography of Louis Zamperini who was captured by the Japanese during WW II. It made feel lucky to have been born when I was and grateful for the sacrifices of men like him.|
Reply #1002. Jun 26 12, 8:41 PM
I am currenting reading a rather obscure book titled "Bumshoes and Chromeboys by St. Louis authore Walt Crocker. This is his first venture into reincarnation and I hear that it is well known over in India. Here's the blurb from Amazon: |
""Cloud is an American Indian who is down on his luck. Alcoholic and homeless, he is living on the streets of Chicago when he has a near death experience and revisits all of his previous lives. A spiritual quantum leap through time and history." It's an interesting book Cloud's past lives include everything from an American gangster and a shaman to a doctor fighting the Black Death in the Middle Ages.
Reply #1003. Jun 29 12, 10:32 AM
"Exodus" by Leon Uris, a novel about the founding of the State of Israel. Very interesting.|
Reply #1004. Jul 11 12, 3:44 PM
Exodus was a really good book. I went through a Leon Uris phase about a decade ago (right after I discovered cheap thrift store books). Mila 18, QB VII, and The Haj were my favorites. If you like Uris' style, those are excellent follow-ups to Exodus.|
Reply #1005. Jul 11 12, 4:35 PM
I think I will continue reading his books. In the meantime I´ve found the movie Exodus from 1960 (free). I haven´t seen it yet, but I am afraid I will be disappointed.|
Reply #1006. Jul 11 12, 4:41 PM
That is usually the case, isn't it? Although Paul Newman is always great to watch, and should temper any disappointment.|
Reply #1007. Jul 11 12, 4:58 PM
I love Leon Uris, my favorite is 'Trinty ' Loved it. I'm reading Brooklyn now. By Colb Toibin. Liking it so far.|
Reply #1008. Jul 19 12, 5:00 PM
"Exodus" was a memorable book. I think Sal Mineo was in the movie. I'm struggling through "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" - not that it's difficult to read, it's just very sad.|
Tried "The Gulag Archipelago" and found it very tedious, almost feel guilty for abandoning it.
Reply #1009. Jul 19 12, 7:34 PM
I'm reading 3 books right now actually. "The Help", "Digital Fortress", and "The Sins of the House of Borgia".|
Reply #1010. Jul 22 12, 9:59 PM
I'm bad for reading more then one book at a time. I'm reading a real good summer time book at the moment, it's called 'Gone Girl' By Gillian Flynn. It's an easy read with lots of twists and turns. It's the only book I'm reading at the moment, I'm dying to find out what's going to happen in the end. I want to turn to the last page.|
Reply #1011. Aug 01 12, 4:40 PM
I just got finished listening to the book "The Outsiders" & now about to listen to the book "Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets".|
Reply #1012. Aug 05 12, 10:51 AM
I am about to finish "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth the second book in the trilogy (the first being "Divergent") that just came out a few months ago. Veronica Roth is new author. I reccomend it to any fans of the Hunger Games, and even if youre not. Its a dystpoian novel set in a futuristic chicago where society has been divided up into 5 different factions. It is extemely thought provoking, the carachter development is great, and theres even some firey romance thrown in :) Very hard to put down!|
Reply #1013. Aug 09 12, 1:40 AM
"The Way of All Flesh," by Samuel Butler. It's disappointing; I thought it was about strippers.|
Reply #1014. Aug 09 12, 6:34 AM
Funny Daver. Just started Of Girls and Women. Alice Munro. Loving it so far.|
Reply #1015. Aug 09 12, 4:41 PM
Just finished reading Jamie Ford's "Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet". I liked the first half of the book, but it went downhill for me for the second half of the book as the love story between two 13-year olds just did not seem plausible. The author did a good job however describing the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.|
Reply #1016. Aug 09 12, 5:18 PM
I'm going back and forth between a biography of Machiavelli and Shakespeare's Hamlet.|
What i would have given to have being in Florence, during it's Golden Age.
Hamlet has so much to mine through, that i'm just getting through for the first time to get a feel for it, before i go back to catch the various nuances and half hidden subtext.
I've been told that David Tennant, lately of 'Dr Who', has done one of the best versions of 'Hamlet', ever.
Has anybody seen it and do they concur?
Also, are there any Shakespearian readers out there with whom i could discuss his plays?
If so, send me a PM and i will get back to you.
Reply #1017. Aug 09 12, 8:36 PM
"In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote. Have never been able to finish it but am making another effort!|
Reply #1018. Aug 10 12, 12:25 AM
I enjoyed In Cold blood. Very sad but interesting read. The movie was good also. |
Reply #1019. Aug 10 12, 1:40 PM
"The Cold Dish" by Craig Johnson. It is the first book in the series of Walt Longmire mysteries. I'm not a mystery fan but I like the T.V. series so I thought I'd check out the book. It's good but not something I think I'm dying to finish. |
Reply #1020. Aug 10 12, 3:11 PM
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