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Old 03-10-2011, 06:39 AM   #101
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

I finally read it after being told countless time by my brother to read it.

I'm happy that I did it because I was completely engrossed by it. It is dangerously addictive.



I was just finished with The Passage by Justin Cronin, a superbly crafted and rousing novel, it's simply a real page-turner.

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Old 03-12-2011, 12:05 PM   #102
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Ah this brings back memories We actually had to study it as part of Post-colonial material for O-levels, every one of us had to struggle with the names for the first time and a faulty English teacher didn't help things either. But it brings back real fond memories nevertheless. The lot of us ended up studying it on our own and to good effect. I loved that book. There are apparently a two sequels, one involving Okwonko's son and other a spiritual successor to that? I haven't had the chance of picking them up yet. This one really opened my eyes to the diversities of culture within Africa, and more importantly how a non-English writer can use the language effectively in a positive light. For me, that's really important. Did you read this for school work or pleasure? Just curious.

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Old 03-15-2011, 12:16 PM   #106
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Finished Plum Island by Nelson DeMille. Took me a while with it. It's very much like your standard detective story with a wise-ass narrator. It's okay for a pleasure-read. Very genre-specific.

And yes, the narrator still reminds me of Charlie Sheen. If they made a movie off this (and it has the potential to be one of those mediocre films about detectives pretending to be a noir-hero) Sheen wouldn't even have to act. (Though I don't think he does anyway).

EDIT: On second thought, the book was terrible. It's one of those things you read when you have absolutely nothing better to do. It's pandering to a very base audience, filled with a pretentious sense of wit, and just about manages to put in every known cliche you can see in a general Hollywood movie. It tries to hide all that under some bizarre sense of 'It's how New Yorkers are!' but frankly, I've known New York writers, I've read about them, they are a lot better than Nelson DeMille. Stereotyping is not wit.

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Love that book, although I haven't read it since high school.

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

was very good and enjoyable and left me wanting to know what happened with certain characters, actually wishing it was longer

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was very good and enjoyable and left me wanting to know what happened with certain characters, actually wishing it was longer

found out a movie comes out soon so thats pretty cool
That one was definitely interesting.

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Great piece of post-apocalyptic fiction with very vivid imagery. The movie did it no justice.

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The Rise and Fall of the Bible by Timothy Beal.

It makes me view the Bible in a whole new way.

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