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Lei-Lei Jayenne

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  1. Finished this series recently, and while i was very impressed and do consider it up there as possibly King's best work, the ending disappointed me. Don't want to get into it and spoil it for others, but i thought it lacked a little adventurousness on King's behalf.
  2. Lady Chatterley's Lover - DH Lawrence, just because i never got around to reading it before, and wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Guess it was racy at the time then...... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I've found some of the missing pages, and will try to slot them in here in chronological order. 17th December 2005 Phoebus Subscriber * Cosmestic of the Enemy by Amélie Nothomb. ------------------------------- Stewart Resident * Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson -------------------------------------------- *Flingo Subscriber and Permanent Resident * Over the festive season so far I have read: Boy A - Jonathan Triggell Vanishing Acts - Jodi Picoult and am now reading: Driving Over Lemons - Chris Stewart -----------------------------------------------------------* #60 * 28th December 2005, 11:29 PM Momo 28th December 2005 Subscriber and Permanent Resident * Flingo, I liked that story, one of the nicer ones of people buying a house in Southern Europe and trying to make a living there. I'm just reading "Once in a house on fire" by Andrea Ashworth, a story about the author's life growing up in the seventies in a poor family in Manchester. Very gripping. MLei-Lei Jayenne Founder Member * Persian Fire by Tom Holland -------------------------------------------------------- Bill Admin * My bedtime reading is currently Eve Green by Susan Fletcher, and in between times it's Set Up Joke, Set Up Joke by Rob Long, which is the other book I got for Christmas which I forgot to list in the Christmas Presents thread. Long is a former Cheers writer who's been trying to create a hit sitcom ever since. Most of them have only lasted one season, and this is his very funny inside account of the US TV system. Makes the British one seem relatively sane - on second thoughts, nothing could do that. --------------------------------------------------------- Adrian Subscriber * Bill, I just finished Conversations With My Agent, by Rob Long. It's about his time writing Pig Sty, for the US cable channel UPN. I didn't find it intriguing enough to start a thread about. Good read from the library, but not to buy. As a successful writer (and also, producer, and don't you forget it!) I couldn't feel sorry for him. Since then, with Men, Women and Dogs, what more does he want? I'm now going to watch the documentary "Action". -------------------------------------------------------------- Phoebus Subscriber I bought this just before it won the Whitbread First Novel Award for 2004 but it did little for me. There were a few good passages such as when Eve is lifted over the style which put a shiver down my spine but I still don't understand what all the fuss was about. --------------------------------------------------------- Phoebus Subscriber * Saga by Tonino Benacquista ---------------------------------------------------- Momo Subscriber and Permanent Resident * Dust to Dust by Timothy Findley --------------------------------------------------- Flingo Subscriber and Permanent Resident * Possession has been put to one side for the long weekend, while I read Inkspell by Cornelia Funke (a christmas pressie). ----------------------------------------------------- Momo Subscriber and Permanent Resident Just started "Dust to Dust" by Canadian author Timothy Findley, a collection of short stories. A present from a friend who knows I'm not too keen on short stories. She thought I might like these - and I do, so far. ------------------------------------------------------------ * Phoebus Subscriber * White City Blue by Tim Lott -------------------------------------------------------- * #70 * Grammath Subscriber and Founder Member Ooh, what a fab book, let me know what you think. I finally finished "Wolves of the Calla", Volume 5 of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower", yesterday after having taken a long break from the saga, and cruised straight into Volume 6 "Song of Susannah". My current audiobooks is Matthew Kneale's "English Passengers". Its one of those multiple narrator jobbies a la "Cloud Atlas", partly set in Tasmania in the 1820s and 1830s (or Van Diemen's Land as it was at the time), but also on a later (1850s) voyage there from Britain. I'm about half way through and at the moment each element it seems very disconnected. Sure it'll come together .---------------------------------------------------------- * Momo Subscriber and Permanent Resident * I read this book when it first received the Whitbread Award. I had the same feeling you did and, to be honest, it didn't come together, at least not for me. I usually like these kind of books although this was a book club read but I might have picked it up myself. The only thing I did afterwards? I just asked myself the big question: why did this book get the award, what are their reasons for choosing this one? I am reading a German book right now, has not been translated, but for those of you who do read German, it is called "Brennholz fuer Kartoffelschalen" by Horst Bosetzky who normally writes crime stories. This one is a story about a boy growing up in Berlin after WWII, based on his own life. Quite interesting because he manages to give the boy's point of view on everything, school, other children, adults, the bombings during the war, his father being a prisoner of war in Russia though his whole family had opposed the Nazis etc. Very good language, too, I often cannot get into German books that well (despite being German) because I read more English books. But I like this one - so far. -------------------------------------------------------------- ?th January 2006, 06:20 PM Phoebus Subscriber I'm also listening to an unnabridged version of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke on CD. 26 CDs in fact ! It's not a book I would have read or listened to but I saw on another site that the price of the pack was only £5 on Amazon. Probably a mitake because the price went up to £70 the following day. I'm enjoying it, though, and whilst I don't generally like fantasy stories, her pace and descriptions are really very good. -------------------------------------------------------- #73 * 9th January 2006, 07:07 PM Kats Member * Currently finishing off The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper. And trying to get through Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond for a book group. Then I can start on The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, which I am really looking forward to. ----------------------------------------------------------- * #74 * 9th January 2006, 09:46 PM Stewart Resident That's a shame. Oracle Night has been my introduction to Paul Auster and I really enjoyed it. ---------------------------------------------------------- * #75 * Hazel Subscriber and Resident * .Oddly my introduction to Paul Auster was True Tales of American Life which he didn't write but edited. It was a fab collection of tales of ordinary people across America, in their own words and was initially a radio project for Auster if memory serves. I then went on to read alot of his actual novels and Oracle Night is one of my favourites. The Book of Illusions is good also. Currently reading The Republic of Trees by Sam Taylor. It's about 4 adolescent children who run away from their families to live in the forest in order to create a kind of utopia based on The Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau. So far so good though I suspect a few Lord of the Flies moments. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hazel Subscriber and Resident * Oh it's nothing like his fiction novels, which can be a bit blah, but it explains poetry very well and I think I have learnt more from his book than 3 years at the OU! I wish he wrote the course materials for the OU poetry sections. He writes with enthusiasm and really does break alot of technical stuff down to everyday terms and basic diagrams so that you understand. -------------------------------------------------------------
  3. hehe 'Ello Deino! umm.... My baby rolled up in a brand new Cadillac Yes she did! My baby drove up in a brand new Cadillac She said, "Hey, come here, Daddy!" "I ain't never coming back!" The Clash - Brand New Cadillac.
  4. Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul ps. i haven't been on here for ages, so hello all!
  5. I need someone to show me the things in life that I can’t find I can’t see the things that make true happiness, I must be blind Black Sabbath - Paranoid
  6. I have my copy too, just going to finish off Washington Irving's stories, then i shall read it.
  7. Watched the Sin City film a few times over the past few days, and it's one of the most stylishly shot and executed films i've ever seen. Hard to explain, but it's shot exactly like the comics if anyone else is familiar with them. Amazing stuff, and unlike any other film, as far as i can remember anyway. An eye-opener, with some great performances, let-down only by the acting of one Ms Brittany Murphy, who to all extent and purposes is crap! In trying to look as alluring as the other gals, she ends up looking more like a bush-rat with a bad pout. Mickey Rourke however, is truly awesome, bless 'im, he's still got the talent.
  8. "this sun always sets again and these flowers will always fade" "this world always stops" i said "this wonder always leaves The Cure - Bloodflowers
  9. I always liked Baby's Got a Gun! Peter Perret, what a character eh! anyway.... Planet of the Apes by Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13
  10. The BellRays - Revolution Get Down, sounds like early-Tina Turner fronting The Stooges
  11. If a man is considered guilty 4 what goes on in his mind Then give me the electric chair 4 all my future crimes-OH! Prince - Electric Chair
  12. Glad you like them Gram, was listening to it on the tube to work yesterday, really is very good. Oh, i haven't bought an album since QOTSA, nothings really caught my eye.
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