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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:45 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

steve455 wrote:
Lorna, not Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore?!


Yup!     (It was that or Jane Eyre - but Lorna Doone is much more tragic....  :lol: )
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been racking my brain for the title of a book I meant to put in my top 10. It's the best work of fiction I've read in about 10 years - The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've been racking my brain for the title of a book I meant to put in my top 10. It's the best work of fiction I've read in about 10 years - The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
I read that recently, and thought it was a brilliant concept but could have been trimmed by about a third and would have been even better.

But were you struck by some big spiritual questions, predestination for one?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Bible
Les Miserables  -  Victor Hugo
Moby Dick  -  Herman Melville (the most underlined book I own, next to the Bible)
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austin
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte  
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Love in the Time of Cholera  -  Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Scarlet Letter  -  Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Plague -  Albert Camus
To Kill a Mockingbird  -  Harper Lee
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To Kill a Mockingbird  -  Harper Lee


Wonderful, wonderful book...  ah me...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lexilogio wrote:
I have to admit, both Jane Eyre and Great Expectations were strong considerations for my top 10.

For me, Jane Eyre has the best concluding line in a book, and Great Expectations has one of the best opening chapters.


Yes two very good ones, Lexi.  

I just realized, John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath.  Stunning ending.  But, I would still more likely re read the ten I listed, so I suppose it would be eleven.  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

david_geoffrey wrote:
Lexilogio wrote:
I've been racking my brain for the title of a book I meant to put in my top 10. It's the best work of fiction I've read in about 10 years - The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
I read that recently, and thought it was a brilliant concept but could have been trimmed by about a third and would have been even better.

But were you struck by some big spiritual questions, predestination for one?


Are you related to Miles by any chance?

I guess since I love science fiction anyway, the spiritual questions didn't strike me particularly - although there was the rather obvious idea of everything being predestined - but the book does make pains to suggest that something may occur to upset the predestined way.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Tale of Two Cities
Pride and Prejudice
Don Quixiote
Histories
The Old Curiosity Shop
The Idiot
Gulliver's Travels
Lord of the Rings trilogy
Jesus of Nazareth
Confessions
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lexilogio wrote:
david_geoffrey wrote:
Lexilogio wrote:
I've been racking my brain for the title of a book I meant to put in my top 10. It's the best work of fiction I've read in about 10 years - The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
I read that recently, and thought it was a brilliant concept but could have been trimmed by about a third and would have been even better.

But were you struck by some big spiritual questions, predestination for one?


Are you related to Miles by any chance?

I guess since I love science fiction anyway, the spiritual questions didn't strike me particularly - although there was the rather obvious idea of everything being predestined - but the book does make pains to suggest that something may occur to upset the predestined way.
No, no relation to Miles    

It didn't overshadow the book for me - it was just the bit about free will and preD (although not mentioned as such), and how when they went driving Clare switched the lights off because she knew she would not be killed because she knew her future to some extent, therefore did she have free will etc etc.
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years ago read a few John Grisham

in recent times read The Aquariums of Pyongyang - about a guy who managed 2 get out of North Korea - he got sent 2 jail and he was only about 10 - great account of fighting against injustice - great read - thoroughly recommended

recently read a few about Russia

Blowing Up Russia by Alexander Litvinenko and Yuri Felshstinsky
great account of how the KGB deliberately murdered their own people 2 start a war against Chechnya - they blamed it on the Chechens - nothing 2 do with them of course - all done 2 drum up support 4 Putin who no one knew at the time

read other books about the oligarchs in Russia and how they stole the natural resources of Russia for themselves

also a few books by Anna Politkovskaya - she got tore into Putin and was a fierce critic of him - they killed her - u should read them - great books

also read a book called Complicity with evil : the United Nations in the age of Modern Genocide - great book

all about how the UN which was set up 2 prevent these bad things from happening - Darfur - Srebrenica - Rwanda

about how those muppet politicians in New York stood by and did nothing 2 help poor people from being killed b cos they were so obsessed with remaining impartial - what a bunch of muppets!!

in Rwanda the General in charge could have stopped it  - he knew where the stash of knives and machetes were - but those muppets in NY did not allow him 2 retrieve them

it was the same in Srebrenica


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