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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:22 pm
Tell us about the last good (or bad) book that you read.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:25 pm
last good book i read was dracula by bram stoker. it was so intruiging and scary and very hard to put down...

most recent book i was disappointed with was carrie by stephan king. i just felt it was rather boring and seriously lacking...

at the moment i am reading burmese days by george orwell and the memoirs of sherlock holmes by sir conan doyle. both are good so far :D
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:33 pm
Hmmmmm The Street by Lachlan McCulloch
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:36 pm
I have read many books but the book I love the most is Hannahs Gift.

Its a true story, a mother tells of the loss of her three year old daughter nd her struggles.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:35 pm
I've read Hannah's Gift too, lovely memorial to a child.

The last good book I read in full was Ten Thousand Sorrows, by Elizabeth Kim, truly a sorrowful/wonderful book.
I've made a start on The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan and it looks promising. The introduction by the author is very lyrical and I'm looking forward to reading more.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:05 pm
I just finished John Grisham's The Broker. Stunning book.
I am now onto Dean Koontz's Frankenstein.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:39 pm
I also love the book called 'The Folk Keeper'

It is a brilliant book, it lets your imagination run wild.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:58 pm
I just finished reading 'the Davinci Code' by Dan Brown. I was kind of worried that it wouldn't live up to the hype, but it did, and I really enjoyed it.

Before that was Past Mortem by Ben Elton. Great read, I love Ben Elton's style.

Just mentioning Stephen King, the last book of his I read was Rose Madder. I really enjoyed that one, a bit of a differnt style from what he usually writes.
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[quote:3065700cf2="lou"]I've made a start on The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan and it looks promising. The introduction by the author is very lyrical and I'm looking forward to reading more.[/quote:3065700cf2]

It's a great book! Make sure you see the movie version afterwards.

Last great book was The Da Vinci Code, the writing style wasn't entirely captivating..though it did want to make you read more. Loved the ideas though.

Reading a great book at the moment - East of Eden by John Steinbeck.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 5:12 pm
Just mentioning Stephen King, the last book of his I read was Rose Madder. I really enjoyed that one, a bit of a differnt style from what he usually writes.

I was editing that book the whole time I was reading it.

To me, the horror in that book was the wife being tracked down by her psychotic husband. All the supernatural mumbo jumbo, IMO, completely detracted from the story.

It was as if his publisher said - sorry Stephen, the fans expect a few spooky bits, just go and add a few in, will you.

Plus, I though it should have ended about two chapters before it did.

All that aside, though, it was a good book. Very gripping.
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