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Old 04-21-2009, 07:27 PM   #61
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I really want to read All the Kings Men. Never watched any of the movie versions, but it's a classic I'm lead to believe.

Just seems like one of those novels that would leave a profound message going by what I know of the storyline.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:34 PM   #62
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The book is a classic, no doubt. Its most surely worth your reading time.

However the film is a stupendous mess.

The original film has a 4 star rating. From the 40's I believe. For whatever reason I've never got around to watching it, which is probably a good thing since I like to read the literary form of any story first.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:41 PM   #63
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A great book I read a month or two ago is



Someone told me it's like Vanity Fair, but with a male lead. I haven't read Vanity Fair so I wouldn't know, but it's a great book.

I'm sure it was quite controversial back when it was published although it was apparently not very popular until much later. Whether due to cencorship or something else I do not know. I think any story about adultery (19 year old and a married woman with children) in the 19th century would be a touchy subject though. Provocative I'd say.

Stendhal is a really good French author btw.
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:33 AM   #64
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Finished Heart of Darkness. Moving on to Pere Goriot by Balzac (read many of his short stories but never a novel):

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Old 04-23-2009, 04:47 AM   #65
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I'm reading this book called Fragrant Harbor. It's only okay, but it only set me back $1.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:46 AM   #66
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A sad, inspiring and humorous book, Michael talks about being dianosed with Parkinsons and how it has affected the rest of his life. A great read!
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:49 AM   #67
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:59 AM   #68
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^ John Tesh? Anybody really can be cool.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:39 AM   #69
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:25 PM   #70
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:30 PM   #71
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before weeks ovah..

This was probably the last Palahnuik novel I actually enjoyed. Diary was just alright. And Rant was awful. I didnt even bother getting Snuff.
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:37 PM   #72
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Just finished

"How to be like Mike"- written by Pat Williams

just started "Michael Jordan speaks"
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:10 PM   #73
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Going back-and-forth between two books right now:

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Old 04-23-2009, 03:22 PM   #74
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In Russian.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:13 AM   #75
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Not reading anything right now, but will cop this tomorrow

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