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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #345 on: May 02, 2008, 11:56:16 AM »
Emma, I'd pick up an anthology and just read my way through it.  I did that some years ago and had a fantastic time. 

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« Reply #346 on: May 02, 2008, 12:13:31 PM »
Oh, good heavens. I didn’t realize. I send my condolences out to the rest of the O’Connor family.

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« Reply #347 on: May 02, 2008, 12:14:42 PM »

Are any of you in a Secret Society?

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« Reply #348 on: May 02, 2008, 07:56:19 PM »
the first rule of secret societies is

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« Reply #349 on: May 03, 2008, 02:13:34 AM »
I just read that a film version of CD Payne's "Youth in Revolt"--one of my favorite books in high school--is being adapted for a film to star Michael Cera!  Thoughts?

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« Reply #350 on: May 03, 2008, 08:52:27 AM »
I just read that a film version of CD Payne's "Youth in Revolt"--one of my favorite books in high school--is being adapted for a film to star Michael Cera!  Thoughts?
Well since its being trying to be made since it came out I'm not holding my breath. Loved the book when I read it years ago. the sequels not so much a bit over the top

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« Reply #351 on: May 20, 2008, 11:53:13 PM »
Did a quick <search> and was surprised that Jasper Fforde hasn't shown up.  I've been blasting through his Thursday Next books, and the Nursery Crimes are up next. 
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« Reply #352 on: May 21, 2008, 12:38:27 AM »
Always ten years late to a party, I'm finally reading Lies My Teacher Told Me. I though it was going to be a lot more nakedly preachy and PC or shrill, but I'm finding it pretty sober and convincing (and depressing).

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« Reply #353 on: May 21, 2008, 07:36:21 AM »
i just got through 'the shadow of the wind' in six hours. loved it.
next: 'blindness'
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« Reply #354 on: May 21, 2008, 12:44:53 PM »
next: 'blindness'

Oh can you post how this is when you're done? I've had it recommended to me a bunch of times but always in kind of dubious/awful contexts so I don't know what to do about it.

Like when this girl in my art class was talking about Catcher in the Rye: "There's, like, no plot, it's totally just this one guy like talking about ducks and stuff. And he hates everybody. I like books where something happens. Like The Blindness."

Me: "What happens in that book?"

Her: "Everyone goes blind."

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« Reply #355 on: May 21, 2008, 07:36:06 PM »
"There's, like, no plot"

She's kind of got a point.

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« Reply #356 on: May 21, 2008, 09:29:54 PM »
"There's, like, no plot"

She's kind of got a point.

Oh, if you want to do this we can do this.

(I'm making a badass face that strikes you full of terror and the need to not cross me. Like if you sort of bred these all together:  >:( :o 8).)

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« Reply #357 on: May 24, 2008, 12:38:31 AM »
It's raining out so I've been sitting around filling in my GoodReads profile. How many FOTs are on it?

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« Reply #358 on: May 28, 2008, 09:56:13 AM »
next: 'blindness'

Oh can you post how this is when you're done? I've had it recommended to me a bunch of times but always in kind of dubious/awful contexts so I don't know what to do about it.


I just finished 'Blindness' last night. It's a tough read - the author doesn't give his characters names or use much punctuation, so it's a slog to keep up with what's being said and by whom. Secondly, it's a harsh read just because of the complete break down of society and order caused when everyone is blinded and chucked into quarantine. Some really, really difficult passages in there. But despite the bleakness and claustrophobia and general catchall degradation, I thought it was great. Can't wait for the film, although the Cannes coverage hasn't been too positive.
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« Reply #359 on: May 28, 2008, 01:40:15 PM »
Can't wait for the film,


My dad/stepmom were in the loop group for this!

Spoiler: they go blind.

 

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