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The Last Book You Read - and what did you think of it? (1 Viewer)

thedreamweaver

Senior Member
Last one I read was 'Disgrace' by JM Coutzee (I think).
It was pretty good, nice themes and well-written although the story meandered a little. Having said that, this doesn't bother me since I have a high boredom threshold.
 

RebelGoddess

Senior Member
Last book I read was Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy.

I was re-reading it (for probably the 10th time) so I defintely enjoyed it.

I reccommend it to anyone who loves a good mystery. The characters are very well developed (probably the best I've read) and the mystery keeps you guessing!

The author is actually 2 people, a mother-daughter team.

I defintely suggest you check out the series because it will blow you away.

Racheal
 
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sixlivesdown

Last book I read was "Boomsday" by Christopher Buckley. It's a political satire on a very near-future United States, very well written and biting.

I'd recommend it to pretty much anyone.
 

playstation60

Senior Member
The Husband - Dean Koontz.

I am not quite finished with it, but I don't remember exactly what book fell before it, so yeah.

It's a decent yarn. Started off spectacular. I mean I was on the edge of my seat, but it's not so much anymore. Written well. Fast pace style of writing too (ala DaVinci Code, very short chapters). Things are getting cliche. Brother has power to help, but turns out to be bad...yada yada. I think the parents are in on it. We'll see!!!
 
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TheWritingQuill

The last book I read was Sam's Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson. I thought it was a wonderful book and a well written love story. It was sad at some points all in all it was a great book.
 
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Melui

The Labriynth - Kate Mosse

It wasn't my normal genre, but it was incredible. I was completely captivated from the first chapter. It starts with Alice in 2005 and then to Alaise in...I forget the year, but the beginning of the Crusades. There are a lot of characters involved, and somehow they are all linked. It's about the myth of the grail. I finished it 3 weeks ago and I'm still thinking about it and continuing to be amazed by it.
 

Ore-sama

Senior Member
"Break on Through:The Life and Death of Jim Morrison"

A provacative and tragic read about Morrison's life.
 

Krim

Senior Member
High Lord by Trudi Canavan. Decent...too many fantasies come down to what could be awesome MC/villian battles and they just sputter. I mean, I can't think of many people who wouldn't love to have seen Roland in a gunfight with Randall Flagg in the field of roses around the Dark Tower, or even just the Crimson King...but no...ka-fucking-shume.
 

RebelGoddess

Senior Member
Updating mine:

I just read "The Princess Academy" by Shannon Hale, a book I've had on my amazon.com wishlist for a long time.

It's YA fiction, so not everyone will like it, but as someone who is still sort of close to that age range (though I was reading at a HS level when I was 10) I like to check out new and noteworthy books in the genre.

Overall it was okay. After waiting so long to buy it I guess I may have hyped it up too much in my mind (though the award sticker on the front didn't help).

The plot was okay, though fairly predictable. Hale developed the protagonist (whose name escapes me - not a good sign for a book read less than a week ago) very well, but left most of the secondary and tertiary characters one-dimentional.

It was an enjoyable read for a lazy summer afternoon, but it's defintely not a book I'll be re-reading again and again.

Racheal

P.S.

I splurged on amazon.com, so it's quite possible there will be quite a few more of these from me fairly soon : )
 
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Scurry Inertia

Foundation by Isaac Asimov. I love all the big picture kinda storys, the foundation series of books is definitly big picture. About the scientific predicted fall of a Galactic Empire and one mans mapped out future history that will lessen the time it will take for the next Empire to rise.
 

lisajane

Senior Member
Plain Truth by Jodi Picolut. Quite a good novel, thought the main character was excellent and it was an interesting view into Amish life.

However, she really has to change her endings. The whole courtroom drama at the end of every novel is getting ridiculously predictable.
 

red lantern

Senior Member
last book I read was 'Kill Team' by Gav Thrope, number 2 of a trilogy, quite good and further develops on his main character.
 

ruksak

Senior Member
White Noise by Don De Lillo. It was the best thing I've read in about a year at least and have bought the mighty Underworld as a result which I am just starting.
 

boongee

Senior Member
I read Of Mice and Men for the first time. The power went out so I sat up in the dark with a flashlight and read the whole thing in one night. I liked it a lot. I'm starting The Grapes of Wrath now.
 

ruksak

Senior Member
boongee said:
I read Of Mice and Men for the first time. The power went out so I sat up in the dark with a flashlight and read the whole thing in one night. I liked it a lot. I'm starting The Grapes of Wrath now.

There are a handful of books that I've been moved beyond words by and Grapes of Wrath is one of them - truly stunning - enjoy.
 
I am currently reading Picasso My Grandfather by Mariana Picasso. Not many people i know realise how much of a totilatarian family wrecker Picasso was. My goodness he is portrayed as a cruel, anti-socialist bastard. But then again that's the general stereotype behind Artists...

This book changes the way I perceive his artworks, however that isnt a surprise given that I now view them with an Author centred approach...
 

~Kouryuu~

Senior Member
Just finished two books. The Temple of the Golden Pavillion by Yukio Mishima and Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester.

The golden pavillion was amazing, and I recommend every aspiring writer should read it! For those who are unfamiliar with Mishima's work, this is one of his best, as he tells the story to the world how he saw it, with all its beauty and its link to death. Based on a true story that occured in Kyoto in the 1950's.

Midshipman Hornblower is also a very amazing book, without rivalry, starting at the beginning of Hornblower's career in the navy where he is a poor seasick youth who is good with numbers but scared of heights. I like a lot how Forester allows his character to grow, slowly becoming the hero we all know him to be! :] Awesome read!
 
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