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Casper_225 24-05-2011 02:52 AM

I'm about 4 chapters away from finishing The Ambler Warning by Robert Ludlum. It's VERY good! It literally has aspects of everything! I can't wait to find out the end!

Leo Pard 24-05-2011 07:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Starling. (Post 2822732)
Is it any good? I've just ordered it, looking forward to reading it.

Just finished 'Souls Are Made of Endurance' can't remember who by. It was awful.

I've only just started it, I say that but I'm on like the third chapter, but it's really interesting so far. Combines fact with experience really well. Not too much of either. Which I really like.

ASkatersDream... 24-05-2011 09:47 PM

sing you home jodi picoult

The War Doctor 26-05-2011 01:19 AM

On my way to the best concert of all time yesterday (Roger Waters - The Wall. To everyone who's ever wanted to see it but can't, suck it), I bought In The Penal Colony and The Judgement by Franz Kafka, to keep myself entertained during the long wait to get in. I finished them both before they opened the doors.

Still reading The Fountainhead. I can't decide whether or not I agree with Ayn Rand's philosophy. I agree with some aspects, but vehemently disagree with others. I also can't decide whether I love the book or hate it. The character who embodies Objectivism (Howard Roark) is portrayed as being absolutely, infuriatingly flawless (apart from the fact that he's deliberately written as being fairly unattractive), the character who embodies socialism (Ellsworth Toohey) is demonised to the point that he knows damn well how evil he is but carries on regardless (and, again, is physically ugly), Dominique Francon is blatantly a more attractive version of the author herself (or possibly who the author wishes she could be)... there are only two main characters who are in any way realistic (Peter Keating and Gail Wynand).

It's a fantastic story, and it's well written, though at times it seems as if Rand was trying too hard to write well. Or maybe she was trying too hard to bump the page count up to 700, I don't know.

Tig 26-05-2011 04:06 PM

I'm reading 'The Street' by Kay Brellend. It's an interesting read.

Auragrace 26-05-2011 06:45 PM

in stiches
An undertakers diary
Weird cures

The Hierophant 26-05-2011 11:42 PM

Just read 'THe Raw Shark Texts' - Steven Hall, which was beautifully weird & bizarre.

& About to start Weathercock by Glen Duncan.

monket 28-05-2011 08:09 PM

Just finished Catcher In The Rye. I find it weird that the narrator uses all these slang terms, yet every time he talks about sex, he says "sexual intercourse". No one just colloquially says "sexual intercourse!" I liked the book overall, but whenever I ran into that, I was like AAAGH, that sounds so stupid!

Anyway. I'm still reading Spook by Mary Roach, just started The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson, and am about halfway through with Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Leo Pard 28-05-2011 10:07 PM

I might start doing that. The whole calling sex, sexual intercourse thing because I am just THAT cool.

monket 29-05-2011 07:51 AM

Hahaha, if I heard someone doing that in real life, I'd be cringing so hard.

Sheltie90 29-05-2011 12:42 PM

Im reading silent scream by Karen Rose her books are amazing!

Revolving Door 30-05-2011 11:21 AM

I have just read

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - this is an excellent book and would recommend to everyone!

Tiger's Child by Torey Hayden - okay, nothing spectacular but easy quick read, and nice to find out what happened to one of her kids years later!

I have just started The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - enjoying it so far but I'm only about 40 pages through it!

Really trying to get back into reading a lot and think I am succeeding! I have the 'buy too many books' syndrome and then don't manage to read them!!! So I'm working my way through the now :)

The Queen of Peace 30-05-2011 10:29 PM

I'm reading Xinran's The Lost Daughters of China. It's so touching. Her style is amazing. Would definately recommend:]

ravenclaw 31-05-2011 03:49 PM

its ages since i last wote on here -

one child by tori hayden

shadow-light 31-05-2011 03:56 PM

Parnormality - Professor R Wiseman

one_step_closer 01-06-2011 11:04 AM

I Miss Mummy - Cathy Glass.

Anarchymummy 01-06-2011 04:59 PM

Just finished reading Broken -a novel (Daniel Clay) and am currently rereading Breaking Dawn (Stephanie Meyer) and Let The Right One In (John Ajvide Lindqvist)

<(O_O<) (>O_O)> 02-06-2011 03:12 AM

i'm currently reading a jane green novel, called bookends. :]

The Midnight Crazies 02-06-2011 04:42 AM

I've read The Name of The Wind and The Wise Man's Fear from Patrick Rothfuss, I can totally recommend both of those books, even if you aren't a fantasy fan (I'm not really into the genre myself to be honest) those books are among the best I've ever read.

GlitterTrashDoll 02-06-2011 09:10 PM

I'm currently reading This Is Gonna Hurt by Nikki Sixx. It's amazing and really inspriring.


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