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Re: Book of the Moment

Postby bonovox66 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:56 pm

OK. Eddie wanted us to start discussing so here it goes. For the last 3 years I have simply not had the time to read a book for the simple pleasure of reading. Last year that changed as I read the Harry Potter series for the first time (yes, a little behind on the times I know) and was blown away by them.

Then I decided to read a classic children's series The Chronicles of Narnia. Just finished the last book and was curious to get anyone's feedback on either of these franchises. Personally I loved the first 5 Narnia books with The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy being particularly satisfying. However I completely disliked, almost loathed, The Magician's Nephew and barely like The Last Battle. I know Lewis was religious, but to me these two books were overly preachy and in some cases discriminatory against "darkies" as he called them. People across the desert (Arabs) pwere portrayed as worshiping a satanic/pagan god and participating in all sorts of immoral acrtivities.

If I could erase the last two books from my memory I would say it is one ofthe best series I have ever read.

Lastly, just revisitted an old friend "Catcher in the Rye". Use to read this every christmas but haven't picked it up in the last 5 years. But I have already commented on my love of this book in previous discussions.
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Re: Book of the Moment

Postby james1985 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:36 pm

My girlfriend got me The Handmaid's Tale for Christmas, and I couldn't put it down. It was absolutely fantastic, I do love my Orwellian, dystopian futures :-D
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Re: Book of the Moment

Postby bonovox66 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:26 pm

That is the second time in just a few weeks someone has mentioned that book. It must be a sign I need to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation James.
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Re: Book of the Moment

Postby jgkojak » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:53 pm

en I decided to read a classic children's series The Chronicles of Narnia.


You like the CHRONIC \:d/ what :ymparty: CLES OF NARNIA?

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Re: Book of the Moment

Postby chris » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:25 pm

jgkojak wrote:You like the CHRONIC \:d/ what :ymparty: CLES OF NARNIA?


very nicely played. you went for the cheap laugh...but still, very funny

and bono, we know you have the good stuff. so...
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Re: Book of the Moment

Postby bonovox66 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:20 am

chris wrote:
jgkojak wrote:You like the CHRONIC \:d/ what :ymparty: CLES OF NARNIA?


very nicely played. you went for the cheap laugh...but still, very funny

and bono, we know you have the good stuff. so...


Hey, always willing to share, just bring the Red Vines :ymparty:
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Re: Book of the Moment

Postby james1985 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:06 pm

Oryx and Crake -- Maggie Atwood again, great dystopian genetics-gone-wrong stuff
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Re: Book of the Moment

Postby mr h atom » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:17 pm

recently read: 'the long walk' by unka stevie
'houses without doors' peter straub, 'titmuss regained' john mortimer

just started 'the 6 messiahs' by mark frost: his 'the list of 7' , read years earlier, was most excellant, highly recommended mystery adventure...if you can find a copy
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Re: Book of the Moment

Postby mr h atom » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:30 pm

just started stephen kings '11/22/63'
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Re: Book of the Moment

Postby bravefan » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:26 am

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins...interesting book.
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