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Athiri 03-12-2010 09:10 PM

Just finished Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Its just brilliance, its one book I can safely say I'll never forget. The author's power to convey scent through words is amazing, and the book never loses pace but keeps you gripped to the end. It took me a while to get into it though, just because the protagonist is so inhuman that its pretty hard to feel anything for him at first, but then after watching the film last night I'm so much gladder its that way. They make him far too sympathetic and hollywood.
Started Frankenstein a few days ago. I'm learning to love the writing style, although its quite different from the books I usually go for, a lot flouncier, which usually irritates me, but it still flows reasonably well.

Dreaming. 03-12-2010 10:04 PM

That's definitely something I want to read, Linds. Thanks :) And and 1984 is one of my favourite books too.
Athiri, that's something on my bookshelf that I'm waiting to read!

I've just finished The Help and I'm now starting on Cormac McArthy's The Road.

one_step_closer 05-12-2010 08:01 PM

False Memory - Dean Koontz.

makedamnsure 06-12-2010 11:22 AM

The Corrections - Jonathon Franzen

I'm still ploughing through the pile of books I got for my birthday back in September!

This is a good book, if slightly unrealistic.
But I'm finding it hard to read because it is essentially about dsyfunctional families and does obliquly refer to self harm and depression and things which are hard to read about and many of the family are manipulative and remind me of my family in a lot of ways.

one_step_closer 06-12-2010 05:32 PM

I've given up on Dean Koontz already, didn't fancy reading it at the moment.

Now reading Medicine Balls - Phil Hammond.

fallingdawn 06-12-2010 05:40 PM

clockwork angel by cassandra clare... finally :D

Lumiere 07-12-2010 07:36 PM

I just read "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro, an amazing read.
Now halfway through "Her Fearful Symmetry" by Audrey Niffenegger.

Dreaming. 07-12-2010 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lumiere (Post 2598293)
Now halfway through "Her Fearful Symmetry" by Audrey Niffenegger.

What are you thinking of it?
I enjoyed it; it was a nice easy read, nothing too challenging and it's not novel brilliance but it's certainly pleasurable to read!

Finished The Road yesterday, I'm now starting The Other Hand... I have no idea what it's about yet, and it really doesn't say anything on the blurb... But I think I'm enjoying it.

Lumiere 07-12-2010 08:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dreaming. (Post 2598319)
What are you thinking of it?
I enjoyed it; it was a nice easy read, nothing too challenging and it's not novel brilliance but it's certainly pleasurable to read!

Finished The Road yesterday, I'm now starting The Other Hand... I have no idea what it's about yet, and it really doesn't say anything on the blurb... But I think I'm enjoying it.

It's been neglected for almost two months now due to Uni, but I was really enjoying it :)

one_step_closer 08-12-2010 01:31 PM

A Day Called Hope - Gareth O'Callaghan.

crazykat 08-12-2010 01:35 PM

Just started reading 'Not Without My Sister' by Celeste, Kristina and Juliana

broken_dreams 09-12-2010 08:53 PM

The last book I read was Fallout by Ellen Hopkins. It was really, really good. That author is an absolutely, amazing writer.

The book I'm reading now is one of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. This one is called Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal.

Dreaming. 09-12-2010 09:10 PM

Finished The Other Hand. It was very, very moving. Regret reading it at work now!

I'm now reading a Kathy Reichs/Bones book. I love Bones as a TV show, so feel as though I should get some idea of it's roots,haha.

Gone. 09-12-2010 10:34 PM

Read Harry Potter 3 :). Win.
About to read 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' when it finally comes through from Amazon.
Oh, also just read 'Skin' by Adrienne Vrettos.

Serenade 11-12-2010 04:00 AM

Have a lot on the go atm, damn you late library closing times. So i'll throw in Stephen King - Desperation, 90's King is gradually becoming as deranged as 80's lol. A collection of poems about the moon, some Goosebumps and Kraken by China Mieville.

misskitty112 11-12-2010 05:02 AM

Textbooks.

Maybe by next week I can start reading for fun again?

Marshmallow. 12-12-2010 04:09 PM

In the middle of reading Vampire Diaries The Return : Shadow Souls.
It's not as good as the first few. I'm finding it pretty slow, in my opinion nothing very exciting has happened yet and I'm just over 15 chapters in.

Leo Pard 12-12-2010 06:51 PM

At the moment I'm reading:
Poppy Shakespeare
More Blood, More Sweat and Another Cup of Tea
Kiss Me Judas
Harry Potter 6
Emilie Autumn's Autobiography
Pig Heart Boy

And I've just finished:
Girl, Interrupted
Blood, Sweat and Tea
In Stitches
Moab is my Washpot

Got to start soon:
Mrs Fry's Diary
Dead Men Walking
The Fry Chronicles
Gears of War (comic book)

Yes I have alot of books on the go at once, I get bored otherwise...

Jashin 12-12-2010 07:16 PM

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but in Finnish to help me practice.

Makes absolutely no sense to me at all...

merriman_sisters 13-12-2010 03:47 AM

Ghostgirl : homecoming: I liked the first one much better...
Vampire Kisses 3 : Vampireville : I liked them much better then Twilight...e_O seems more real.
Emily the Strange : stranger and stranger: Really good, funny, easy read.


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