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Gollum 11-05-2002 10:47 PM

Books you're reading right now!
 
BOOK I'M READING AT THE MOMENT:

"Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger

Reigh Kaufman 11-06-2002 05:38 AM

I'm reading three (I really do suffer from attention deficit dis..hey, a man wearing brown shoes!)

Something Happened - Joseph Heller

Hotel New Hampshire - John Irving

One Hundred Years Of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Horror_Fanatic 11-06-2002 04:08 PM

Re: Books your reading right now!
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Gollum
BOOK I'M READING AT THE MOMENT:

"Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger

Excellent book. I haven't read it since High School but it's one of my favorite of all time, I think I'm gonna have to dig my copy out.

As for right now I'm reading Something Dangerous by Patrick Redmond.

Moviefan1234 11-06-2002 04:40 PM

"Timeline" by Crichton. Very entertaining thus far.

asyouwish530 11-06-2002 04:57 PM

"You Are Worthless" by Oswald T. Pratt and Dr. Scott Dikkers

blankpage 11-06-2002 08:15 PM

Nothing at the moment but plan to read....

Joblo.come presents:The 50 Coolest Films of all Time
and
To Kill A Mocking Bird

areyoubeingserved 11-06-2002 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Reigh Kaufman
I'm reading three (I really do suffer from attention deficit dis..hey, a man wearing brown shoes!)

Something Happened - Joseph Heller


Excellent, you'll have to give me the low down when your done, Catch 22 is my down right favoutrite but I read Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man and it wasn't to flash. But I'd heard good things about Something Happened.

at the moment though...

Gormenghast Trilogy
Double Indemnity
1984 (half way through it, but haven't picked it upo for weeks, not dedicated to texts)

jackson13 11-06-2002 10:16 PM

"Lullaby" by Chuck Palahniuk. I just picked it up at the library, I was browsing through the new stuff, not really planning on getting anything and saw it. I didnt even know he had a new book coming out. Chuckie P. is my favorite author, he has previously written the gems: "Fight Club" "Invisible Monsters" "Survivor" and "Choke". If anyone wants any recommendations, I say pick up one of his books. Great reads IMO.

peterparker 11-07-2002 07:47 AM

Chilli Palmer
 
Be Cool - Elmore Leonard

The sequel to Get Shorty, this time Chilli Palmer get's involved with the music industry. Just like the title say's it's a cool book.

James Logan 11-07-2002 12:37 PM

"William Wallace: Brave Heart" -- by James Mackay

It's a biography of William Wallace. I wanted to know more about the man (as BRAVEHEART is my fave movie) and to get to know more of the hard historical fact 'bout him, so I bought this biography, which everyone says apparently is the best one there is to date.

Morgana 11-07-2002 03:02 PM

The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison

I'm about halfway through, The Bluest Eye is a rather haunting look into the lives of African Americans back in the 1940's. A very interesting and educational read.

meltingman 11-08-2002 12:19 AM

OFF SEASON by Jack Ketchum

Oh man, it's awesome. I don't think I've ever read a more terrifying or more gripping book. The horror is quite visceral. I found out about it on this forum. If you like horror you have to check it out. About 50 pages to go...

Reigh Kaufman 11-08-2002 07:09 AM

areyoubeingserved?

Just finished Something Happened - highly recommended. As different from Catch-22 as night and day, but sad and bittersweet. It took a while to adjust to Heller's writing (I kept thinking he would puncture it with some of his patented comedy) but if you didn't know it was Heller you would slip into it easier. Anyway, a very readable, fractured tale of a man who can't quite get to grips with his middle-years (and the arrival of his handicapped child). Go read!

peterparker 11-09-2002 10:11 AM

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Scarface98.9 11-09-2002 12:49 PM

"Choke" by Chuck Palahniuk. I've been reading it for the last few weeks, but haven't had the urge to finish it lately, despite liking it more than Survivor

Cyclonus 11-13-2002 05:59 PM

Just read:

The Handmaid's Tale
Devil in a Blue Dress

El Bracamonti 11-13-2002 08:25 PM

"k" is for killer

notchreturns 11-13-2002 09:09 PM

1984 - George Orwell

arto_j 11-14-2002 01:21 AM

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

scottish-movie-freak 11-14-2002 11:58 AM

Bully: A Tale Of High School Revenge by Jim Schutze

and

Possession by A.S Byatt

silentasylum 11-14-2002 01:36 PM

killing pablo- mark bowden

non-fiction book.find it interesting as hell.

syxxpac 11-14-2002 02:10 PM

Right now I'm just starting The Return Of The King.

peterparker 11-14-2002 03:29 PM

Just started Bolivian Diary - Ernesto Che Guevara

Congerking 11-15-2002 01:51 AM

i am going to start LOTR Trilogy

mofopott 11-15-2002 03:35 PM

Lotr -fellowship of the ring
Black House - stephen king & some other dude (not really enjoying it, put it down to start reading lotr!)

darkface 11-15-2002 04:14 PM

Flowers For Algernon for my english class. It's actually not too bad either.

Scarface98.9 11-15-2002 05:46 PM

I finished Choke, and will start Lullaby soon

Annie Hall 11-15-2002 07:34 PM

Right now I am re-reading "A Widow for One Year" by John Irving. Perhaps it is not his most literary classic, but it certainly got me wrapped up in it. This is the second time I have read it, and I have not ceased loving it. This man can write a page with only words and a semi-colon...makes writing worth reading.

Gregorious8 11-16-2002 08:41 PM

I just started reading Survivor by Chuck P.

blitzkrieg 11-16-2002 10:37 PM

D-Day: June 6, 1944, The Climactic Battle of World War II
You Don't Know Me (very odd and funny, mainly a teen-young adult book)
Wanting to read/will read:
Slaughterhouse V
The Longest Day
Warriors of God (biographies of Saladin and Richard the Lionheart, and their roles in the Crusades)
The Unfinished Tales by Christopher Tolkien

Congerking 11-17-2002 11:11 PM

I just got a copy of HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN today. and guess what, I finished it today too. I have not read the first two, but have seen the movie. and after reading the third book, I am probably going to read the 4th in the next 2 days. it was amazing.

dpf3737 11-18-2002 02:18 PM

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

SenorSpielbergo 11-18-2002 08:32 PM

Animal Farm, The Two Towers, & Gangs of New York

Fettdog 11-20-2002 07:08 AM

Nearly finished Mandrake by Paul Eddy - follow up to his debut Flint last year. A good thriller with a female main character.

After that I've got From A Buick 8 by Stephen King and The Two Towers lined up.

JivaFox 11-20-2002 03:27 PM

I read two books at a time. (Don't ask!)

Right now I'm reading:

The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien

and

Thrill! - Jackie Collins

The Professional 11-20-2002 05:03 PM

Crime And Punishment by Fydor Dostyevsky
The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Ms. Wyoming by Douglas Coupland

The Professional 11-20-2002 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by silentasylum
killing pablo- mark bowden

non-fiction book.find it interesting as hell.

i saw the tv report version of this on cnn a while back and have read black hawk down by the same author. should give this a read sometime.

EdibleCannibalX 11-20-2002 05:10 PM

im approximately 200 pages away from finishing the great and secret show (clive barker)
then im gonna read catcher in the rye

Mick 11-20-2002 05:25 PM

I'm just past the halfway mark of Don Delillo's Underworld. I thought I'd be finished it by now, oh well.

Can't say it's really grabbed my attention so far. Gonna pick up LULLABY soon.

blitzkrieg 11-20-2002 08:26 PM

Oh yea, for no reason today I got One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, so I guess Ill read that for now.


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