I would have to agree with you on this one....I heard they were making it into a movie, so I checked it out from the library. To be honest, I had a hard time staying with it, it disturbed me so much. There were times when I would just be openly weeping, and that is not like me. By the halfway mark though, I could not put it down. A great recommendation!
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i recommend the book:
GANGSTA by K'Wan
it is a urban fiction novel. it is so good. i love it.
Covaleskie - Thank you! A fantasy author I haven't read! Hard to believe! Sounds great and I can't wait to get my hands on the George R. R. Martin book! Thank you!
A real oldie but one of my all time favorites, from long, long ago is The Source by James Michener. If you don't know about it, it's an archeological dig in Israel which tells a great story as they uncover each layer of the dig, starting with pre-historic man and working up to the modern times back then. Excellent!
There are many fabulous fantasy authors - right now I'm reacquainting myself with some C. J. Cherryh - Fortress in the Eye of Time and its sequels. Medieval, beautifully written archetypes resembling King Arthur, with wizardry and a great main character - the Sidhe (elf) Tristen.
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
That was the last book that I enjoyed enough to finish and then borrow
out to my friends so that they may also enjoy :blush
I just read Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami - wow, just wow! A haunting and exciting story. Part mystery, part psychological investigation, part fantasy and part existential meandering.
My Mom just gave me East of Eden by John Steinbeck to read and I'm almost done. If you like beautiful language and involved stories, I would highly recommend. I was amazed by how much I fell in love with this story.
anthing by Tim dorsey. if you like carl hiiasen, you'll like this guy
Books that I read years ago that made a lasting impression on me:
A Prayer for Owen Meaney- John Irving
Cider House Rules-John Irving
To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper Lee
Lonesome Dove-Larry McMurtry
Confederacy of Dunces-John Kennedy Toole
The Magus- John Fowles
One Hundred Years of Solitude- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Color Purple-Alice Walker
I really recommend the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I got it for Christmas and I wouldn't have read it otherwise. Really, really good about a boy who chases after his dreams.
I also recommend Anything by Nick Hornby (Fever Pitch, High Fidelity, About a Boy and How to be good). They're all about relationships and mr. Hornby really knows what both men and women are thinking.
I'm really enjoying Towelhead, by Alicia Erian. Great coming-of-age in an extremely dysfunctional environment story, although deals with very adult things in a 13 year old girl's life so maybe not for everyone.
Since I can't find the edit button, I'll just make a new post with a recommendation I forgot; The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart. About a man who decides that all of his moves should be based upon what the dice say. Very fascinating...
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