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  • #575711

    Commune
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    This must be a funny read 🙂 Too bad there’s no Kindle edition…

    http://www.amazon.com/How-Tell-Your-Plotting-Kill/dp/1449410243/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_0_0

    #575712

    Commune
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    There is a kindle edition. hm…

    #575713

    Commune
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    There is a Kindle version, but it doesn’t work on Kindle for PC 🙁

    #575714

    Anonymous

    Forgot to report back, I did get Les Miserables, read a huge chunk on a trip to Florida but am having a hard time finding time to read more than a little bit here & there since I got back. The translation I got is unabridged but very readable & I’m starting to figure out where it’s OK to skip big chunks of background and history that’s only marginally related to the story.

    #575715

    Commune
    Moderator

    Hi Kilroy! When I saw the Hobbit, there was a trailer of The Miserables before it. Well, I found the singing Russel Crowe a bit….bizarre 🙂

    #575716

    Anonymous

    I normally adore him in anything & my husband really liked him in this, but I didn’t see the emotions I needed to see from the character. Good movie, though.

    #575717

    GD
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    I just finished A Street Cat Named Bob. Easy read, and sweet non-fiction story.

    #575718

    krazikat
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    Thank You for a good recommendation GD. I find it interesting that the story is about a cat named…..Bob(by)? 😉

    #575719

    GD
    Participant

    Yeah, right? And as it turned out when I read it, the author and I got and named our Bobs at the same time – beginning of March, 2007!

    http://books.google.com/books/about/A_Street_Cat_Named_Bob.html?id=hjXtRwNQjucC

    #575720

    WillowandWindismom
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    The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews

    And, if you don’t mind the *language*, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. My book group just read that and everyone in the group, except for one, liked it. That kind of surprised me because it is quite…. different.

    #575721

    Commune
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    I have read the synopsys of Gone Girl. It must be a good thriller, I might buy it on Amazon.

    #575722

    preciouskitty
    Participant

    This is an excellent book about how wildlife is encroaching on suburban communities. It has a long chapter about feral cats and people’s attitudes toward them.

    http://www.jimsterba.com/

    #575723

    preciouskitty
    Participant

    Hi, Commune. I just started Gone Girl and am already hooked. Must go read now!

    #575724

    TrufflesMom
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    I have to post this since the author is a friend of mine and this is his first published novel. The book is so cross genre that I think many people will read it. (I am about half way through it and though it is very rich in detail it doesn’t get bogged down in it.)

    This is my friends new book, available at all major booksellers. The Six-Gun Tarot, by R.S. Belcher.

    Most reviews describe it as a sort of genre mash-up of Western, Steam Punk and Lovecraftian horror. And I would add a bit of mystery thrown in there.

    Some reviews:

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15793094-the-six-gun-tarot

    http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-7653-2932-5

    http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/the-six-gun-tarot/

    Overview:

    Nevada, 1869: Beyond the pitiless 40-Mile Desert lies Golgotha, a cattle town that hides more than its share of unnatural secrets. The sheriff bears the mark of the noose around his neck; some say he is a dead man whose time has not yet come. His half-human deputy is kin to coyotes. The mayor guards a hoard of mythical treasures. A banker’s wife belongs to a secret order of assassins. And a shady saloon owner, whose fingers are in everyone’s business, may know more about the town’s true origins than he’s letting on. A haven for the blessed and the damned, Golgotha has known many strange events, but nothing like the primordial darkness stirring in the abandoned silver mine overlooking the town. Bleeding midnight, an ancient evil is spilling into the world, and unless the sheriff and his posse can saddle up in time, Golgotha will have seen its last dawn…and so will all of Creation. R.S. Belcher’s The Six-Gun Tarot is “an astonishing blend of first-rate steampunk fantasy and Western adventure.” (Library Journal, Starred Review)

    #575725

    Anonymous

    Just got a notice that “Gone Girl” is waiting for me at the library; guess Les Miz will have to wait for a while.

    TF, I’m going to recommend your friend’s book to my best friend; she’s heavily into all things steampunk.

    #575726

    paulajeanne
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    I am so looking for these books…six gun looks right up my alley. thanks!

    I would offer the Deborah Crombie mystery series. It’s about a British detective and his sidekit/love interest. For a non-brit (me and the author), I felt it had a great way of introducing England/London that made me want to go there.

    #575727

    TrufflesMom
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    I love british mysteries and I found the Deborah Crombie books via the Good Reads website – whippped through the whole series – loved ’em! Also Good Reads is a great way to get book recommendations, you rate what you read and it makes recommendations to you based on that and you can see other readers reviews. goodreads.com, I think

    #575728

    Anonymous

    Just realized I wrote TF earlier when I meant TM (oops). I think I’ll definitely have to check out the Deborah Crombie series.

    #575729

    Mojo
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    The Stand, by Stephen King. His only real science fiction book, this is a wonderful apocalyptic story that was made into a film. I read the original, shortened version, which was still 900 + pages.

    Also, Dolores Claiborne, by Stephen King, perhaps his only “mainstream” (non-horror) work, a wonderful tale about a woman who wreaks vengeance on her abusive husband. Was made into a fantastic psychological suspense film starring Jennifer Jason Leigh.

    Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom, by Rachel Pollack, is an excellent book about the Tarot, going in depth into the esoterica behind each card.

    The Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu. Many versions of this Chinese classic are in print, but my favorite is the Stephen Mitchell rendering.

    Rage and Reason, by Michael Tobias, is a passionate novel of animal rights, that I found very beautiful, but it’s not for the squeamish. Still, you won’t forget it. Beware, it may turn you into a vegetarian!

    #575730

    Mojo
    Participant

    BTW, a friend tells me the film, Cloud Atlas, is fantastic. I do want to read the book.

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