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    What's the latest book that you've read?

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Kizitaly, Jan 6, 2009.

    I just finished two excellent books...

    Water for Elephants - By Sara Gruen &
    Lovely Bones - By Alice Sebold

    Water for Elephants was a really easy read that kept me interested throughout the entire story. I loved her visual style and the characters.

    Lovely Bones is a sad novel, but ends beautifully. I am glad that I read both of these.

    Has anyone read the following? I would love to know if they are worth getting or not.

    Sugar Queen
    Garden Spells
    Kindness of Strangers
    Darkest Evening of the Year
    When Crickets Cry
    Sunday at Tiffany's
    House of Leaves
     
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    This belongs in the Book Discussion Forum.

    *moved*
     
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    This should be in the book discussion section, but anyway,

    The Inimitable Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse.
     
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    Yeah sorry about that. I thought I was in that section until I hit post and saw where it went!
     
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    I recently read the first too books of the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. Pretty good with lots of plot twists and I like that the story line is organized in a rather unique way. pretty good and the chapters are super short so you can read one in like three minutes and put it down if you want. My only complaint is that the story moves alon really really fast, a bit faster than I'd like but it's still pretty good and the characters are right up my alley.
     
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    Isn't this the exact same as the 'What are you reading now?' thread?
     
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    yes, that is my fault. I posted this without noticing the other one. And in the wrong place no less.
     
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    "Raise the Titantic" Clive Cussler
    "Area 7" Matthew Reilly
    "The General's Daughter" Nelson DeMille
    "The Navigator" Clive Cussler
     
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    "The Magician: Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel."
    Very interesting read, witty, and creative. All the ingredients for a marvelous book.
     
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    Breaking Dawn

    (The last book of the Twilight Saga)

    And because I love them so much I finished Twilight again today!! :D
     
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    The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast. An excellent book that places Native Americans in the history and development of the Northeast from 1600-1800s, largely from their perspective. I'm working on the review now...
     
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    The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, and Wintersmith. A series by Terry Pratchett, who is a genius.
     
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    I'm still on Anthony Burgess' erudite but entertaining epic "Earthly Powers", the fictional autobiography of a homosexual dramatist set against the history of most of the 20th century.
     
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    The latest books that I've read have to be the twilight series.
     
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    I finished the Dark Tower 4 by Stephen King the other night and am well on my way (around 170 or so) pages into number 5. I've read the series before and it's brilliant and messes with your mind a lot, it's great to visit those worlds again :D
     
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    I just finished "Lady Rocheford", a biography about Anne Boleyn's sister-in-law, and also just finished Alexander Tocqueville's "Democracy In America". Both excellent books. I liked them both so much that I bought them from the book exchange so I wouldn't have to give them back.
     
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    I finished Firestarter (Stephen King) about one week ago. It was pretty good :).
     
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    Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
     
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    I just finished "Storm Front" by Jim Butcher. It's the first in the Dresden Files series.
     
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    Just finished "All The Pretty Horses." Not a big fan of it.

    I've started Black Hawk Down, now. It's pretty good so far.
     
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    I'm reading The Prince, one book in a series by Francine Rivers. She's actually my favorite author, but I'm really thinking that if The Prince had been the first book she ever tried to get published, it never would have made it. It's very dry and slow. Not at all like her other works. I'm shocked, really.

    Before that it was the fourth book of the Twilight series. A mere 750 pages or so... :rolleyes: But, it was great for the most part. She seemed to lose her previous style a few time and go into more of an overly discriptive, droning style for the first section of the book and I think she lost a lot of readers there. The second portion was better and the last portion superb. :)
     
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    The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas Pynchon.

    I LOVED this book.
     
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    I read Firebird, because I remembered really liking it when I read it a long time ago. I still like it, but I've come to the conclusion that the main character is a ^%(&*$ idiot.
     
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    I bought John Updike's Rabbit trilogy in a charity shop, and am reading the first book, Rabbit Run. a great, humane and poetic writer. strangely, he died on Tuesday just as I began it. He seems more relevant than Saul Bellow and philip Roth. I also love Joyce Carol Oates.
     
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    Finished Stephen King's Dark Tower series books 3-6 in the last three weeks. Amazing tale and the pace really picks up and you can't put it down, you just have to know what happens next :D
     

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