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Old 11-25-2006, 07:36 PM   #106
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No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Saturday by Ian McEwan
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
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Death, surnatural, love and suspense... I loved the 3 books. Very easy to read.
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:13 PM   #108
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If I were to recommend various books, they would be:

The Science of Good and Evil, by Michael Shermer

The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton

1984, by George Orwell

In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson

State of Fear, by Michael Crichton

Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't read Maps, by Allan and Barbara Pease

In a Demon Haunted World, by Carl Sagan

Truth Knowledge and Bullshit: How to Tell the Diffrence, by Bernard Patten
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:13 PM   #109
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The Tin Drum by 1999 Nobel Laureate Günter Grass.
By the way, this week the winner of 2006 will be announced. I am really excited, will the eternal favorites Roth or Updike finally get it, or is there going to be a surprise like two years ago...?
I like all three of the guys you've mentioned. My favorite fiction writer (at this moment) is Panos Karnezis. I recomend either of his books, The Maze or Little Infamies. Karnezis is good for those who like Italo Calvino or Joseph Heller.
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Oooh. That's the best Palahniuk book. So says I.
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Old 11-26-2006, 03:22 PM   #111
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La dama de las camelias by Alexandre Dumas. just 'cause of school
I enede up crying 'cause of this book, What a love story Besides I was kind of stressed thanks to school, so I was very emotional

I totally loved the book
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:39 PM   #112
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No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Saturday by Ian McEwan
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
I loved The Lovely Bones. Very sad, but good.

I just finished Native Girl by Carl Hiassen - most excellent. Hiassen's stories are always set in Florida and usually are about how the environment is being screwed over - but in a very funny way. This time he also takes on telemarketers.

Next up: The Thirteenth Tale.
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:40 PM   #113
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I enede up crying 'cause of this book, What a love story Besides I was kind of stressed thanks to school, so I was very emotional

I totally loved the book
I never read it - but I love his other books so I'll read it. Plus I love books that make me cry so thanks for the recommendation Alonso.
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Old 11-28-2006, 03:13 PM   #114
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Apologetics: the defense of the faith.

I walked out of The DaVinci Code, about 7/8ths of the way through the film. I don't always go to confession, or the altar...although I know I should...but this film really insulted me. It insulted my faith, my intelligence...and I have read both scientific and religious books. {...and, because of The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown's book: Digital Fortress.}

The short answer would be to say that it's about 112 pages, and written by a committee (apparently.)
oh....
well i had to walk out of the movie because it screwed up right when they were about to talk about the holy grail..
so yeah, that was odd.
and about the film, it really is insulting to the catholic religion. But I just liked to read the book because I knew it was FICTIONAL. As for Digital Fortress... Amazing book, I couldn't put it down!
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:46 PM   #115
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The DaVinci code is a good story, but I'm a history buff, and it is historically pretty inaccurate. It was entertaining, though.


What I've read recently

-freakonomics, which is a truly fascinating book.
-The Time Traveller's Wife
-Kindred
-The Name of the Rose
-Eats, Shoots, and Leaves
-1776

I read a lot, so there are others, but some of them are just romance novels (which are good when you want a light entertaining read) and aren't worth mentioning.
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:22 PM   #116
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Global Airlines - P.Hanlon
Business of Tourism - JC Holloway
Managing Airports - A-Graham

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yes they are thrilling reads
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Old 11-29-2006, 02:28 AM   #117
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If I were to recommend various books, they would be:

The Science of Good and Evil, by Michael Shermer

The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton

1984, by George Orwell

In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson

State of Fear, by Michael Crichton

Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't read Maps, by Allan and Barbara Pease

In a Demon Haunted World, by Carl Sagan

Truth Knowledge and Bullshit: How to Tell the Diffrence, by Bernard Patten
I just finished the Los Angeles Times's review of Mr. Crichton's latest: Next, so I'm curious...whattaya have to say about State of Fear?
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:59 AM   #118
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Besides 'Histology of Cells: Basic Cells and Tissues' . . .

I'm reading "Je voudrais que quelqu'un attende quelque part" by Anna Gavalda
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Old 11-29-2006, 03:18 PM   #119
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Kosmos, by Witold Gombrowicz (thanks, Nathii )
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Everything is illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. This one is his debut, and I love it so far (I have read about 100 pages now), and I have to add that I had very high expectations after reading "Extremely loud and Incredibly close".
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