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Postby banana » Thu, 20 Oct 2005 10:15 pm

Haven't read that one but 1984 on the other hand...
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Postby Carpe Diem » Thu, 20 Oct 2005 10:31 pm

May be typoglycemia striked again?
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Postby banana » Thu, 20 Oct 2005 10:42 pm

Must be alot of universal donors on this board.
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Postby Em Eye » Fri, 04 Nov 2005 7:57 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey, Which book did you end up reading? Did you like it?

Oh, and how was India?

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 04 Nov 2005 7:59 pm

India was great, loved it. Thought 'd have time to read and read but only managed to read a bit more inThe Secret Lives of Bees and Turn of the Screw. Thanks for all the suggestions though :)

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Postby Bubbles » Fri, 04 Nov 2005 8:42 pm

'Perfume' by Patrick Suskind.....the best descriptive book I've ever read, if a little weird.

'The Secret History' by Donna Tart......her first book, very good, also her newer 'Little Friend.'

'I Dreamed Of Africa' by Kuki Galman.....real life fantastic brave weepy.
(Don't be put off if you've seen the film)

'Wire in the Blood' by Val McDermid......best crime book for ages, but a little gory and strange.

Also Kathy Reichs, any of hers if you're into forensic anthropology and crime.

Anything by Jonathan Aycliffe if you're into seriously strange frightening books...I mean supernatural.....I don't read him anymore, too outre for me I'm afraid.

Old fashioned one this........The Thorn Birds....Coleen McCulloch.....worth reading for the scene on the beach with the girl and the priest if nothing else.......Awwww.......!!!!

Anyway, can think of tons more, but will post them again later.
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Postby Em Eye » Fri, 04 Nov 2005 9:11 pm

Bubbles, I read Perfume in my final year of school. You are right, very strange book. Never read anything like it..it took all my effort to get through it but I'm glad I did

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Postby jjj » Fri, 04 Nov 2005 10:28 pm

sapphire wrote:
banana wrote:Y'all realise this thread is now technically defunct...

Thanks for pointing out the obvious! :roll:

Moving right along, yep have read the 'The Life of Pi', thoroughly enjoyed it. I would have never guessed that he was cruising with a tiger. Beautifully written book, visualising the whole scenario was so easy, that I think is the hallmark of a good writer. Haven't read Louis de Bernieres. Which book of his should I pick up?


but he wasn't cruising with a tiger. Not literally anyway...

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Postby sapphire » Sat, 05 Nov 2005 11:29 am

jjj wrote:
sapphire wrote:
banana wrote:Y'all realise this thread is now technically defunct...

Thanks for pointing out the obvious! :roll:

Moving right along, yep have read the 'The Life of Pi', thoroughly enjoyed it. I would have never guessed that he was cruising with a tiger. Beautifully written book, visualising the whole scenario was so easy, that I think is the hallmark of a good writer. Haven't read Louis de Bernieres. Which book of his should I pick up?


but he wasn't cruising with a tiger. Not literally anyway...

Umm...ok, if you say so! :roll:
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Postby jjj » Sat, 05 Nov 2005 12:59 pm

sapphire wrote:
jjj wrote:
sapphire wrote:
banana wrote:Y'all realise this thread is now technically defunct...

Thanks for pointing out the obvious! :roll:

Moving right along, yep have read the 'The Life of Pi', thoroughly enjoyed it. I would have never guessed that he was cruising with a tiger. Beautifully written book, visualising the whole scenario was so easy, that I think is the hallmark of a good writer. Haven't read Louis de Bernieres. Which book of his should I pick up?


but he wasn't cruising with a tiger. Not literally anyway...

Umm...ok, if you say so! :roll:


It's open to interpretation but it does hint that the last story is the truth. Therefore no tiger... :roll:

"So tell me, since it makes no factual difference to you and you can’t prove the question either way, which story do you prefer? Which story is the better story, the story with the animals or the story without animals?"


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