rraven15 August 2010 at 4:47pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Currently reading Wally Lamb's 2nd novel "I Know This Much is True."
Ela15 August 2010 at 5:58pmPosts: 1336 (0 today)Status: offline
I just finished the new Carl Hiaasen novel "Star Island". This summer I read "The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B" and the two books that follow it "Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe" and then "The Last Great Dance on Earth", by Sandra Gulland. The books are a trilogy about Josephine Buonaparte. I highly recommend the Josephine B trilogy.
clothy15 August 2010 at 10:22pmPosts: 2484 (0 today)Status: offline
Dead Like You - Peter James
Little rainbow16 August 2010 at 1:37amPosts: 3970 (0 today)Status: offline
thank you Ela for your advice.
Just finished "the shadow of the wind" from Carlos Ruis Zafon.
Truely a masterpiece,
gothic atmosphere, melting mystery/romance/thriller/period epic /and above all incredible dialogues that could directly come out from a film of Blier or Audiard.
a little pause then, this one has to be let blown away slowly. :-]
Little rainbow17 August 2010 at 10:14pmPosts: 3970 (0 today)Status: offline
Eaten in two days
'West' of Francis Vallejo - Points
Following the free 'travel great men', 'West' is a novel atypical in the camera to a castle isolated brews dark mysteries. Lambert, the gamekeeper, would ignore the political and erotic eccentricities of the young Baron of The Hawthorns, but the madness of the spill quickly master's family home. In a frightening pace phrasing, Francis Vallejo sign a masterful and breathtaking diving in murky waters.
Little rainbow19 August 2010 at 11:02pmPosts: 3970 (0 today)Status: offline
Little rainbow26 August 2010 at 9:11pmPosts: 3970 (0 today)Status: offline
Our need of consolation is impossible to satisfy - Stig Dagerman
Since the discovery in 1981 of the text where Stig Dagerman, before falling silent and kill himself, made a final demonstration of the powers granted to his secretly writing, success has never wavered. We can now at a new edition of this "will" speak of a true classic, one of those short messages whose time has crystallized the unforgettable brilliance and transparency.
20 pages to be red and re-red and meditate all along.
But from the very first lines I could have opposed his views mines.
whatsoever, a unique testimony about the choices of a man, who considers that to put an end to his own life is the summum of liberty.
I Can't do otherwise than to remember what we where at 15een thinking of such an act : It was for us teens, the courage to be cowards.
Little rainbow26 August 2010 at 9:22pmPosts: 3970 (0 today)Status: offline
Last novels (news) of the earth - Pierre Bordage
Isn t it too late? To concieve a child, to see his family after thirty years of extraterrestrial life, to say no to war and indoctrination . the worlds we proposes Pierre Bordage, the degradation of the human species and the planet has reached its peak. To rebel is to die, at best, seek revenge.How to breathe, how to get out of "our abysmal prison? Pierre Bordage offers us , as an escape, a new black version of Perceval's quest worthy of a video game, a tale of pirates, a historical novel in which he plays Jules Verne child. Only storytellers can ensure that "the tiny blue planet lost in a spiral arm of the Milky Way" does not leave the memories.
I read it for what it is and relishing it as a Bordeau glass, or some Puligny one !
Little rainbow26 August 2010 at 9:36pmPosts: 3970 (0 today)Status: offline
Zenrider27 August 2010 at 5:14amPosts: 3560 (0 today)Status: offline
Still reading nothing as far as books go. Can't help it, busy. Maybe this winter.
Duddy27 August 2010 at 12:06pmPosts: 5648 (0 today)Status: offline
Dipping into 'The Secret Life of Birds' by Colin Tudge, fascinating insight into the evolution and development of birds. Here's a very fair review of it:- http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/aug/01/secret-life-birds-colin-tudge
Also have just finished 'Noah's Compass' by Anne Tyler, her latest. Seemingly sad little story of a single older man feeling very vulnerable living on his own. All about the ups and downs of life, family and who you can trust. Shot through with little bolts of joy.
Little rainbow28 August 2010 at 4:03pmPosts: 3970 (0 today)Status: offline
rraven30 August 2010 at 5:31pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Just finished "Last Words" by George Carlin with Tony Hedra (the fellow with the unenviable task of putting the book together after Carlin's sudden death.) Devastating and highly recommended.
Now, I've started reading "How to Think Like a Horse" by Cherry Hill.
Earlier this year, I had a fit of temporary insanity and bought a first edition hardback of the Spencer Brigh PG bio. In 1996, I read the first six chapters and had to get rid of it. I wonder if I'll ever read it.
rraven31 August 2010 at 3:58pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Well, last night I was seduced by the Spencer Bright bio in my basement. The first four chapters are bette than I remember them, anyway. But a book that begins with the death of Tony Stratton -- creepy.
Little rainbow31 August 2010 at 5:06pmPosts: 3970 (0 today)Status: offline
still on "Musachi", which appears to be the Japanese "gone with the wind" ! 800pages, but really a wonder.
no other than a japanese writer could have given such touches in his writting of the japanese society.
The "kendo practicioner" in me is delighted by this reading. :-]
it made part of a list of essential books and it is.
Ellee4 September 2010 at 3:36pmPosts: 1021 (0 today)Status: offline
I've just read "The raven who spoke with God" by Christopher Foster. The name of the God is El Shikur, at least in my German translation.
I love the idea of a forgotten relationship or partnership between ravens and humans. The young raven Joshua is rebuilding this friendship, following an inner voice which shows him the way to the special purpose in his life.
A book written on an adolescent level, but appropriate for all ages. This is a tale of overcoming fear, of reaching for your goals despite obstacles, of finding where you belong, of healing your life.
I read the story for professional reasons, but found it heartwarming and recommend it
rraven4 September 2010 at 5:58pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
"The raven who spoke with God"
Man, I'd have some interesting things to say to God and they definately would not be for adolescents.