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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by geek the girl;2691711;
    Please let me know what you think about We Need to Talk About Kevin. I read it over a month ago and still can't stop thinking about it. VERY powerful stuff.
    You know, I very rarely avoid a certain book, especially a book that's received so many critically acclaimed reviews, but I don't think I'm strong enough to read this one. I felt myself spiraling into a depression when I read the synopsis. I don't doubt that it's very powerful; maybe it's too powerful for me.

    I reread the Philip Pullman His Dark Materials trilogy recently in preparation for The Golden Compass. Wonderful, wonderful books. I haven't read anything else of note that I can remember at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinahann;2694610;
    You know, I very rarely avoid a certain book, especially a book that's received so many critically acclaimed reviews, but I don't think I'm strong enough to read this one. I felt myself spiraling into a depression when I read the synopsis. I don't doubt that it's very powerful; maybe it's too powerful for me.
    Oh, it's powerful, alright. I experienced just about every range of emotion there is while reading it. Mainly sorrow, anger, and depression, so yes, I can understand where you're coming from. I felt like it was worth the emotional rollercoaster ride, though.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    I'm reading Margret Truman's Murder at the Opera. It's very good and very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaybo II;2696123;
    I'm reading Margret Truman's Murder at the Opera. It's very good and very interesting.
    I've always liked Margaret Truman's books. She has done much better as a writer than she did as a singer.
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    I just finished the other Bolyn girl and Pillars of the Earth. Both were excellent!

    I am reading the virgins lover now!

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    I just finished Labyrinth. I picked it up over Thanksgiving. I couldn't remember which one this thread liked best, The Eight or Labyrinth so I went with the one with the better cover. It was just okay. It was going really well until the climax. I felt it was kind of a let down. I loved all the French stuff and the build up. I think she could've ended it better but it was too predictable and not really exciting once you had it all figured out.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by burntbrat;2701985;
    I just finished Labyrinth. I picked it up over Thanksgiving. I couldn't remember which one this thread liked best, The Eight or Labyrinth so I went with the one with the better cover. It was just okay. It was going really well until the climax. I felt it was kind of a let down. I loved all the French stuff and the build up. I think she could've ended it better but it was too predictable and not really exciting once you had it all figured out.
    I liked them both, but I liked The Eight better.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    I liked both of these two, but liked Rule of Four better than either. I've been absent from the boards for a while and missed several recommendations that I'm going to have to go back and check out. I just finished the sci-fi/fantasy series: Death Gate Cycle. I enjoyed all seven quite a bit! Looking for something in a different genre now, so any recommendations are appreciated.

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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by geek the girl;2691711;
    elk, I loved Water for Elephants, too. Beautiful, beautiful book. Please let me know what you think about We Need to Talk About Kevin. I read it over a month ago and still can't stop thinking about it. VERY powerful stuff.
    Geek, I am almost halfway through We Need to Talk About Kevin and am finding it very compelling. I'm not sure I like Eva; she tends toward self pity (before she was pregnant) and comes off as being a bit of a racist. I do have empathy for that character though. Interestingly, I think every character I've met so far is pretty unlikeable with the exception of the other waiting room mom.

    I can see why you are still thinking about it. I'm finding it very hard to put down. Lionel Shriver is quite a talented writer.

    What did you think of the characters?
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    I just started on Atonement by Ian McEwan. I want to read it before I see the movie. So far so good.
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