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    I'm reading For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway for an English Independent Study and I just finished The Great Gatsby for English 4. I will be starting on 11/22/63 on Sunday or Monday. (Gotta have something to read for school.) Has anybody read For Whom the Bell Tolls? I seriously hope that it gets better, but it's something I dread having to read every day.

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    Currently listening to Kathy Reichs' Flash and Bones on audio. ( I know, not technically reading but .....)

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    A visit from the goon squad by Jennifer Egan

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    Also trying to get into this series a friend reccomended call The Dark Is Rising, anyone read this?

    No, I have not read this series, BK, but it does sound familiar..

    Who wrote it, BTW?


    ("All things serve the Beam")

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    Quote Originally Posted by randallFlaggfan1 View Post
    No, I have not read this series, BK, but it does sound familiar..

    Who wrote it, BTW?


    ("All things serve the Beam")
    Author- Susan Cooper, written in the 70's, seems to have been a slight influence on SK for The DT series, though i'm not even halfway done with it. I'm not reccomending it to anyone just yet, because so far it's not the greatest books in the world(IMO), but too early to judge.

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    If any crime writer could succeed as a poet it would be James Ellroy.

    Just peruse this line in Blood's a Rover:

    The houses were all ant-sized and eroded cinder block. Windows were foil-crimped to beat the heat. Wayne started at 2082 and knock-knocked. It was 4:10 p.m. He got tri-racial residents off shift at Nellis. He smiled, he said hello, he showed Reginald's picture. He got four no answers and fourteen straight-nos. He kept walking. A North Vegas PD car cruised by. A cop recognized him and went Pow!

    Ellroy really puts the ommph into ommph, and really restored my faith in Crime, as a genre and also in general. It was like he had a song in mind to write and ended up going on into novel length, always.

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    ...a graphic novel series called "'68"...one hell of a spin on the Zombie mythos...

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    "For One More Day"~~Mitch Albom

    It's only a small book, as his tend to be, but very easy on the mind. I like the way he approaches grief/bereavement/loss and leaves us with a more positive perspective when we close his books. I was wanting to re~read "Tuesdays With Morrie" but I loaned it to a friend, and she passed it on to someone else and doesn't know who! Grr. So, "For One More Day" it is then.

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    Just finished 'Warm Bodies" by Isaac Marion, very cool spin on the zombie genre. Now onto "Coffee and Fate" Anyone heard of it?

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    I am reading 11/22/63, and I just cant stop. So far, I love the damn thing. I love the references to

    IT and 1958 Derry, as well as the White over Red Plymouth Fury(christine)
    I have just got upto that bit though, so I hope there is more. The whole idea of the story, observing different timelines, going back to 50's America with beautiful cars with chrome and tail fins etc, the friendly atmosphere

    (except for Derry)
    , the jukebox music. Just so many things are making me love this book, including, lets face it, everyone is surely being reminded of Back to the Future when reading this?!

    I am upto part 2, chapter 6, section 3 in just a few days, I dont think I even read my favourite parts of IT this quickly.

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