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ArnauEstanyol wrote:
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Has you seen The Pillars of the Earth on television?
If your answer is affirmative, what's your opinion?
About Larsson: Is a pity he died. We lost a great writer that we have known too late.
I didn't see it on TV; I directly downloaded it and burned it into DVDs. I usually do that with TV series and watch them comfortably from my couch. :mrgreen: I did like it, of course, it very accurate, although of course I always like the books best.
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Dixie wrote:
ArnauEstanyol wrote:
Ok
Has you seen The Pillars of the Earth on television?
If your answer is affirmative, what's your opinion?
About Larsson: Is a pity he died. We lost a great writer that we have known too late.
I didn't see it on TV; I directly downloaded it and burned it into DVDs. I usually do that with TV series and watch them comfortably from my couch. :mrgreen: I did like it, of course, it very accurate, although of course I always like the books best.

Oh, great!! It's exactly what I do with the movies I like. But as you, I prefer a good book than a film, mainly because it's very difficult express the history of a book into a movie. All movies I've saw based upon a success book it has been, for me, a disappointment. The first film I saw based in a book was "The fourth Protocol" written by Frederick Forsyth, one of the my favourites writers. Once read the novel, the film sucks. Other example is the Millenium trilogy: the books very good, but the films....
I want thank you for your kindness. Excuse my spelling mistakes...
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ArnauEstanyol wrote: I want thank you for your kindness. Excuse my spelling mistakes...
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hello, everyone!
a way back i've read "Map of Bones" by James Rollins
has anyone read ?
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I've just read Ken Follet's The Third Twin. Quite entertaining.
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Jean-Paul Sartre. Being and Nothingness, 1943
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I have been reading Zane Grey's novel The Rainbow Trail at this moment. For me it is a breathtaking story and I love it.
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Well, I read " Beyond the Lymbo Silence" by Elizabeth Nunez!! It is really good.. ( I read it one month ago)
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harry potter and deathly hallows by j. k. rowling.
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well i've read Wethuring Heighs by Bronte it's so gooooooood
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I've read "Sputnik Sweetheart" by Haruki Murakami. It's awesome.
Now I'm reading "A Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin.
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Dan Brown "Digital Fortress".. It's wonderful!!
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I've just read "Then Again, Maybe I Won't" by Judy Blume. "A Game of Thrones" is on-hold. It has 600+ pages!
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hi all...
my latest book that I've read is a self improvement book by Napoleon Hill...
I live Hill's book, they are great....
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"Deenie" by Judy Blume & "After Dark" by Haruki Murakami.
Murakami is my favorite autor now.
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Our mutual Friend by Charles Dickens and I think its great.I like the 17th century use of language and the events taking place in London.
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I have just finisfed reading a very old book called "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christie. It was the mystery novel. I like her works and read many of them.
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I am rereading: One, No one and One hundred Thousand by Luigi Pirandello.

I advise you to read it.
It can help to understand how we often understimate other people and don't become aware of what other really think of us.
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the last book i read was "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley, i advise u to read it :-)
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Alberto Manguel- The library at night

It is a nice book which promotes the love for reading. I recommend it. You will be prompt to think about all books you have read, to think about the sense of going to library and having your own library.
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"Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years" by Sue Townsend. Adrian always makes me laugh!
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The hunger games
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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
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Today I am very angry :evil:
I have wasted my money buying the most disgusting book I have ever read: "Signora da Vinci" by Robin Maxwell.
It is the apotheosis of banality and some people call it: "an historical book!!!"
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The last one was The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are, by Alan Watts. Here's a quote:
“Peace can be made only by those who are peaceful, and love can be shown only by those who love. No work of love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”
Before that I read George Martin's Clash of Kings.
Lara wrote:the last book i read was "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley, i advise u to read it :-)
Wow, this one's great. Huxley's Doors of Perception/Heaven and Hell is worth reading too.
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Charlotte Bronte "Jane Eyre"
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Last time I read "In cold blood" Truman Capote... I read the book in polish translate, I started do read oryginal... I love that book!
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Hello Booksworms,

this weekend I finished „Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer. By the way … I read it the third time and I like it very much – it is a very tragic story. It tells a lot about of dreams of everyone of us, but the guy of the story tried to live his dreams and failed because of the reality.

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I am reading " Lettera a una Chiesa che ha dimenticato Gesù".
It is a pity that we cannot find this book in English.

E.Olmi writes how religion must be Joy and serenity. Beliving in another life after death has to give us the power to go on and be generous and understanding with neighbor.
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I have to recommend DEATH OF A SUPERHERO by Anthony MacCarten. It is not a new book but I have discovered it only now :-)
It’s a very special book although it is very simple (for teenagers?). I am reading it in Italian language but I want to buy it also in English. I think there is a lot to learn about new words and a new way to write.
This book tells the story of a terminally ill boy from adolescent and adult perspectives. Don’t worry it isn’t a sad, bore, weepy book!
Death of a Superhero includes comic dynamism, cinematic scene changes, and passages of calm, emotionally intensive narration.
You will read it in a night
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Just finishing reading mine classic Cozy Chilling Bedtime Stories by P. Gibey. Love the reading all the time, have read it for 3times now yet still exciting!!!
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I’ve finished just now to read “Inferno” (Hell) by Dan Brown.
It is a thriller.
Telling the true I have found it a little boring and overfull of information given just to give .

What I can say about this book is that, if you have never visited Venezia and Firenze, after its reading you will start to save money to have a trip there.
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The purpose drive and the Game of thrones.
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I am reading: Who Moved my cheese by Spencer Johnson.

You can watch it here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDNhEYpBPbY
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I love the Game of Thrones too. A very popular series! I'm currently reading One Day by David Nichols, really enjoying it.
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I consider myself an avid book reader, specially since my retirement, fourteen years ago. I'm currently reading two books simultaneously: Jack Kerouak's "On The Road" and "The Complete Western Stories" of Elmore Leonard. I've also just finished John LeCarré's "A Delicate Truth" and Arthur Miller's "A From the Bridge." As you can appreciate it is an eclectic list, it covers a wide field of preferences. Anyway, I'd recommend John LeCarré's book to those who like British old fashioned spy stories. I've enjoyed it with great pleasure. Reading it, while sipping an eighteen old scotch whiskey will increase the enjoyment (not for underage folk).
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Recently I have finished ''The Doll''. I'm from Poland, so this book is a classical example of set text. It is incredibly great book! It was written in 19th century by Boleslaw Prus. Now I am reading ''If I stay''. When I finish, I will write something about it.
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Hi! the latest book I read recently is The Wise Man's Fear, is the second book of a trilogy, but I liked it better the first book
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I am reading Jane Austen - Ema. It's a pre-intermediate level if I'm not mistaken
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by One Hundred Years of Solitud it's a multi-generational story of the Buendía family.
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The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley.
The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz.
Now I'm finishing The Chronicles of Narnia (book 1) by C. S. Lewis.
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Hi! The latest book I read recently was "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov. This book has all: merry mischief and melancholy sadness, romantic love and obsession magical, magical mystery and reckless game with the evil spirit. And now I'm reading "Miserable" by Victor Hugo.
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I'm recently finished reading Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. The novel beautifully captures the life and times during the Great Depression. The story is about two ranch workers George and Lennie and the dreams they harbor. Whether or not they manage to make them come true, that's something you'll have to find out by reading the book. The book also emphasizes on the role the society essays when it comes to the lives of common people. Of Mice and Men is both inspiring and heartbreaking.

I also finished reading The Cuckoo’s Calling by J.K. Rowling and totally loved it! The story is about a private investigator who investigates the suicide of a celebrity. This crime thriller surely thrilled me to bits! Love Rowling's style of narration. The pace of the story is just perfect and it doesn't once lose its steam. A great read!
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"A curious incident of the dog in the nighttime" and this is amazing book that made me crying like a 5 years old. :cry: It is a beautiful book about a boy and the way he saw this world.
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I finished Such Good Girls: The Journey of the Hidden Child Survivors of the Holocaust by R.D. Rosen. The book follows the lives of three different children and how they survived Holocaust. It's one of the best non-fiction books I've read in a while. I picked up Palahniuk's Beautiful You a couple of days back (something tells me I'm going to be disappointed by this one eventually :-( )
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I read The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry many times.
In my judgement it is the best. The book is full of love and philanthropy.
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