Padowan9 May 2011 at 5:11amPosts: 512 (0 today)Status: offline
Vegas Pro 8 Editing Workshop - Spotted Eagle
Space Aliens from the Pentagon - William Lyne
Okinawan Goju-Ryu - Seikichi Toguchi
God and the Astronomers - Robert Jastrow
Ellee2 August 2011 at 2:42pmPosts: 1015 (0 today)Status: offline
I just finished "Crime" (Verbrechen) by Ferdinand von Schirach.
Very sophisticated stories written by a lawyer. True stories, which let your blood be frozen - as we say in German. A very lively view on how bizarre we humans are, how deeply evil AND truly faithful we can be
Vampire Lily2 August 2011 at 4:07pmPosts: 205 (0 today)Status: offline
My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares
Just finished it.
It was awful.
Mrs. Miniver2 August 2011 at 5:02pmPosts: 9 (0 today)Status: offline
I re-read these 3 books every chance I get.
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
Childhood's End is a 1953 science fiction novel by the British author Arthur C. Clarke. The story follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival ends all war, helps form a world government, and turns the planet into a near-utopia.
Many questions are asked about the origins and mission of the aliens, but they avoid answering, preferring to remain in their space ships, governing through indirect rule. Decades later, the Overlords eventually show themselves, and their impact on human culture leads to a Golden Age.
However, the last generation of children on Earth begins to display powerful psychic abilities, heralding their evolution into a group mind, a transcendent form of life.
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
The Martian Chronicles is a 1950 science fiction short story collection by Ray Bradbury that chronicles the colonization of Mars by humans fleeing from a troubled and eventually atomically devastated Earth, and the conflict between aboriginal Martians and the new colonists
The People by Zenna Henderson
The People, a fictional creation of science-fiction writer Zenna Henderson, are a group of humanoid extraterrestrials who fled their planet's destruction, with many of them marooned on Earth in the American southwest since the late 19th century. They differ from humans mostly in their pacifism and paranormal abilities
JooleyAnn2 August 2011 at 5:18pmPosts: 134 (0 today)Status: offline
I tried to get into The Hunger Games, but just couldn't stand it. The writing was fine - - the premise was waaaaaay too much for me. I'm a sensitive soul!
Little rainbow16 October 2011 at 11:23amPosts: 3953 (2 today)Status: offline
Mankell - Italian shoes -
At sixty-six, Fredrik Welin lives as a recluse in a decade on an island in the Baltic with the only company a cat and a dog and only visits those factor in the archipelago. Since that tragic mistake broke his career as a surgeon, he isolated men. To prove he is still alive, he digs a hole in the ice and immerse them in the morning. At the winter solstice, this routine is interrupted by the intrusion of Harriet, the woman he loved and abandoned forty years earlier. Fredrik did not know it yet, but his life has just begin.
a wonderful book about loss and redemption. Loved it.
Little rainbow16 October 2011 at 11:28amPosts: 3953 (2 today)Status: offline
Gliter - John Burnside -
Irish writer, poet.
In a landscape dominated by an abandoned chemical plant, surrounded by wood poisoned the Intraville, buildings haunted by bands of wild children, adults, sick or loose, has become a model of contemporary hell. Year after year, amid general indifference, students disappear near the old factory. They are considered by police as runaways. Leonard and his friends live there in a latent state of terror and fascination with violence. Yet Leonard said that if we want to stay alive, which is difficult in Intraville, one must love something. It is full of hope and passion, he loves books and girls.
a great style, such as Mankell.
Rarely Darkness has been so luminous;
Progressive jen16 October 2011 at 12:51pmPosts: 5472 (0 today)Status: offline
Wild Ducks Flying Backwards
A collection of short stories, magazine pieces and poems from my favorite novelist.
Duddy16 October 2011 at 1:01pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Some great suggestions there, particulalry the Mankell and Bradbury thanks!
How about polar oppostites:-
Just finished Terry Pratchett's new book-Snuff. Instead of his usual comedy shot through with real life problems this is the reverse. A good read but serious issues of race and prejudice.
Started a narrative history book - Stalingrad by Anthony Beevor. Only on page 38 and I already feel a mix of fascination and despair. A mass of names, events and dates but very well organised and written.
Little rainbow27 November 2011 at 9:30pmPosts: 3953 (2 today)Status: offline
Tahar Ben Jelloun - the spark -
a short text about the last hour before the young Tunisian who didn't know it commited an act that will bring future arab awakening.
Beautifuly written and poignant.
from the same writter - By fire"
a short essay and analysis about the Arab Spring, country by country.
A wonderful cycle :
David Gemmel - The lion of Macedon"
in my own point of view far better than the Iron throne from Hobb.
Recently finished "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Highly recommended.
DeFacto29 November 2011 at 9:11pmPosts: 476 (0 today)Status: offline
My parents got 11/22/63 for me for my birthday (the newest Stephen King). It's funny since I read the premise months ago and was completely unimpressed. Hopefully it will prove me wrong. XD
I finished Full Dark, No Stars, which was okay. I think I've had too much Stephen King in my life so I pick out common tropes that are SO common that they get predictable and boring.
In English we had Grapes of Wrath, which was depressing (surprise surprise with being a Steinbeck novel, right?). It's slow, but not necessarily bad. Although he has written better books, like The Moon is Down and Winter of Our Discontent.
clothy29 November 2011 at 9:24pmPosts: 2482 (0 today)Status: offline
Snuff - Terry Pratchett
Good old Sam Vimes fighting the forces of evil once again!!
Favourite quote has to be by his son, Young Sam " Without poo you'd go off bang" Lmfao!!
Duddy29 November 2011 at 10:02pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Stieg Larsson - The Girl who kicked the Hornets' Nest Almost forensic in its detail.
Plus Jo Shapcott collection of poems - Of Mutability.
Padowan30 November 2011 at 4:25pmPosts: 512 (0 today)Status: offline
Old Comic Books.
I have an extensive collection, which I am contemplating selling.
i am just as enthralled with the artwork, dialogue, and storylines as I was when I originally read them...
Comics are just storyboards. I have always loved that medium.
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, John Buscema, Walt Siminson, etc etc
Soul Reader5 December 2011 at 8:08pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
clothy8 December 2011 at 8:41pmPosts: 2482 (0 today)Status: offline
The Litigators - John Grisham
t.b.9 December 2011 at 3:34pmPosts: 2373 (0 today)Status: offline
Mother ! The Frank Zappa Story
by MICHAEL GRAY (german translation)
rise10 December 2011 at 12:19pmPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
I have to read something in german again. The english just take too long to be read. Still- but I feel more comfortable with them now.
Don't know, perhaps Hermann Hesse again or I'll try some german female writers. Most time I read women's work, they are english in german translation. ( BTW: I also have an english snaffle-bit.)
Little rainbow14 December 2011 at 12:05pmPosts: 3953 (2 today)Status: offline
Extremely loud and incredibly close - J Safran Foer -
exremly touching, light and mesmerizing.
Agree with you Rena, about love i time of cholera, love it more than hundred years of loneliness.
In the same style, with a similar writting melting reality and fantasy
Carole Martinez first and vey good novel :
Le coeur cousu/ the sewn heart.
and rise a suggestion, red last year and extremly good:
H M Ezensberger - Hammerstein or the uncompromisingness.