#721  
Old 03-17-2004, 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by jackson13
I picked up Steve Martins new book 'The Pleasure of My Company'. Its been good. Excellent, actually.
I finished this one about 2 weeks ago. It was very good, I liked it alot.

Now im reading Steve's first novella; Shopgirl. Its alright, nowhere near as good as 'Pleasure' was.
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  #722  
Old 03-17-2004, 09:04 PM
This past week I finished "Tai-Pan" by James Clavell and "The Picture of Dorian Grey" by Oscar Wilde.

Today I'm starting on "TEXAS" by James A. Michener. So far it's very good.
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  #723  
Old 03-17-2004, 10:03 PM
The American Axis- about Henry Ford's and Charles Limburghs involvement with Hitler and the Third Reich. I've only read a couple chapters so far and if only a fraction of this stuff is true it's some pretty damning stuff.

Just finished Palahnuik's Survivor. This needs to be made into a movie soon. I was thinking Val Kilmer might make a good Tender Branson, but really David Fincher is about the only director that comes to mind for this book.
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  #724  
Old 03-20-2004, 04:09 PM
The Rainmaker by John Grisham.
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  #725  
Old 03-21-2004, 08:40 PM
Shelving the above mentioned American Axis in favor of Anne Rice's Blackwood's Farm.
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  #726  
Old 03-21-2004, 09:15 PM
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
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  #727  
Old 03-22-2004, 06:41 PM
Getting through Michael Crichton's The Lost World when I have the time these days.

Not that far through it, but it's a pretty good read.
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  #728  
Old 03-23-2004, 04:46 AM
I just downloaded a book called 99 Francs by F. Begbeder, his style reminded me that of Palahniuk so I thought I'd give it a read.

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  #729  
Old 03-24-2004, 12:16 PM
Firestarter by Stephen King
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  #730  
Old 03-24-2004, 12:18 PM
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.- good

also on book 8 of the Lemony Snicket series.
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  #731  
Old 03-25-2004, 09:41 AM
Books 1-5 of the Amber Chronicles.
I am on book 4 right now "The Hand of Oberon".

Really excellent books. There have been only 3 sets of books that I have ever reread: LOTR, King's Dark Tower Series and The Amber Chronicles. Its been a while since I last read these books, so I thought I would pick them up again.

I highly recomend. (Especially the first 5, the second 5 arent nearly as good IMO).
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  #732  
Old 03-28-2004, 02:05 PM
I've just finished 99 Franks (which was innovative and brilliant) and tomorrow I'll start reading Begbeder's Ecstasy Stories.
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  #733  
Old 03-28-2004, 02:10 PM
The merchant of venice- good!
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  #734  
Old 03-28-2004, 03:34 PM
I can't wait til I have time to read again.

Damn juggling of school, work, and internships!!

The next book I will probably read is Catcher In The Rye, since that's my favorite book and it's been a while since I last read it. It's about that time again.
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  #735  
Old 03-28-2004, 03:45 PM
Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
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Old 03-30-2004, 02:15 PM
I'm currently reading The Jaws Log by Carl Gottlieb. It's (unsurprisingly!) an account of the making of Jaws from start to finish, written by the guy who as well as being one of the scriptwriters, was also the town newspapers editor in the movie.

It's one of the best books I've ever read about the making of a movie from start to finish, from the purchasing of the book before it was even published to the film's release.

If you have any interest at all in how a book gets to the screen, and particularly if you love Jaws (like i do ) then this is a must read!
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  #737  
Old 03-30-2004, 03:48 PM
Welcome to the Monkey House - Kurt Vonnegut
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  #738  
Old 03-31-2004, 08:26 PM
Icebound
by
Dean Koontz
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  #739  
Old 03-31-2004, 09:46 PM
Against All Enemies - Richard A. Clarke
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  #740  
Old 04-02-2004, 05:56 AM
Peter Pan, by JM Barrie


Obvious read nowadays, with the current PP version on theaters and the film about Barrie coming soon.
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  #741  
Old 04-02-2004, 10:26 AM
I'm enjoying a light read right now....'The Winner' by David Baldacci. Pretty good thriller about a rigged lottery.
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  #742  
Old 04-02-2004, 10:57 AM
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Originally posted by flowrchild

The next book I will probably read is Catcher In The Rye, since that's my favorite book and it's been a while since I last read it. It's about that time again.
My favorite book of all time as well- I make a habit of reading it at least once a year, one of the few books I can read in a single sitting.
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  #743  
Old 04-02-2004, 06:19 PM
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Originally posted by erinachan
The merchant of venice- good!
My english class is reading that! It's getting pretty intresting
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  #744  
Old 04-03-2004, 08:36 AM
right now i am in the middle of afterage by yvonne navarro, a very cool vampire novel. next on my list is peacable kingdom by jack ketchum.

ciao
drdash
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  #745  
Old 04-05-2004, 11:06 AM
Of Mice And Men

Around chapter 4. Pretty good read so far.
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  #746  
Old 04-07-2004, 05:58 AM
A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham, the author of The Hours. I've only read 30 of the former, but can already say that I'll love it as much as the latter, if not more.
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Old 04-07-2004, 11:44 AM
Just started on Michael Cunningham's A Home at the End of the World yesterday. Seems like...fun times ahead.
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  #748  
Old 04-07-2004, 05:08 PM
i'm reading Wheel of Time book 1, the eye of the world. I began reading this book in uhm... may last year ..100 pages to go and i can go on with the second book... Jordan already made 11 books of Wheel of Time, so it's keeping me busy for a while.
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  #749  
Old 04-07-2004, 10:25 PM
The Remnant by...some guys.

Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
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  #750  
Old 04-07-2004, 10:33 PM
Catcher and the Rye by JD Salinger (I'm digging it so far)
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  #751  
Old 04-09-2004, 05:41 AM
"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte

and

A very rare copy of the scandalous "The Monk" by Matthew Lewis
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  #752  
Old 04-09-2004, 01:34 PM
Subterranean by James Rollins.
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  #753  
Old 04-09-2004, 06:57 PM
Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho for the 4th time and Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift for school.
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  #754  
Old 04-09-2004, 11:26 PM
I am currently reading How To Be A Canadian. And when I'm done, perhaps I'll have a better understanding of toques and chinook. And chesterfield, which I honestly didn't know until I read it.
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  #755  
Old 04-10-2004, 12:55 AM
Timeline, by Michael Crichton

I really liked it, and I heard there was a movie. But I heard the film didn't live up to the book. Any word on that from anyone?

Plus, this book has the most believable (or at least the best-explained method of time travel that I've ever read in any work of fiction). Ever.
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  #756  
Old 04-10-2004, 08:09 AM
Just finished The Wolfen by Whitley Strieber and am now reading Baudolino by Umberto Eco.
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  #757  
Old 04-12-2004, 06:23 AM
Reading Jane Eyre for one of the classes. Duh. Like I'm 10.
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  #758  
Old 04-12-2004, 06:58 AM
I take it you're not enjoying Jane Eyre then? Hmmm... best not read Wide Sargasso Sea.
I loved Jane Eyre, not so much the story but the era and society which surround it. Reading Dark Quartet about the Bronte family really helped me come to grips with the sister's novels. Give it a try.
At the moment I am reading - 'Memoirs of a Geisha', by Arthur Golden, and 'The Adventures of Augie March', by Saul Bellow. Both enjoyable thus far!
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  #759  
Old 04-12-2004, 09:19 AM
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Originally posted by Scarface98.9
Catcher and the Rye by JD Salinger (I'm digging it so far)
yay!!

Right now am reading Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, Duchess of Malfi by John Webster, The Rover by Aphra Behn and The Winter's Tale by Shakespeare

Really like Faustus, Duchess and Rover are pretty good, sadly I think The Winter's Tale kinda sucks....
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  #760  
Old 04-14-2004, 06:16 PM
To Kill a Mockingbird
by
Harper Lee
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