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Post by BenM » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:05 am

I just finishsd A Thousand Splendid Suns and It was awesome . IT deserved to be the best in amazon.com and a best seller as well. It teaches patience, hope and love .With the lives of both Mariam and Laila you would discover many things. It was a great book indeed.

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Post by Dixie » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:18 pm

BenM wrote:I just finishsd A Thousand Splendid Suns and It was awesome . IT deserved to be the best in amazon.com and a best seller as well. It teaches patience, hope and love .With the lives of both Mariam and Laila you would discover many things. It was a great book indeed.
It is! And if you haven't read The Kite Runner, please do it. You will love it as much as you loved this one.

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Post by homeratu » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:10 pm

I read "Cien años de soledad", from Gabriel García Marquez, it's about the reality of latin america, the life of the poor people and how can change it in minutes,
the fantastic reality is one of the most importants aspects from the author, i hope that some one of you can read it, because it's one of most important literary pieces of the world.

see you, Homer :o

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Post by Dixie » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:48 pm

homeratu wrote:I read "Cien años de soledad", from Gabriel García Marquez, it's about the reality of latin america, the life of the poor people and how can change it in minutes,
the fantastic reality is one of the most importants aspects from the author, i hope that some one of you can read it, because it's one of most important literary pieces of the world.

see you, Homer :o
Read it last year. I didn't like it :?

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Post by homeratu » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:28 pm

Why not?, what kind of literaure do you like it?
Tell me about writers from your country
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Post by Dixie » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:48 pm

homeratu wrote:Why not?, what kind of literaure do you like?

:wink: :wink:
I found it too long... maybe too deep... Don't know.

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Post by homeratu » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:33 pm

May be it's too long, but I seem that contains many aspects of our reality... :|
What is your favorite book?, why? :?:

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Post by Dixie » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:16 pm

homeratu wrote:May be it's too long, but I seem that contains many aspects of our reality... :|
What is your favorite book?, why? :?:
I have so many favorite books. But I think we already had a thread about that topic :roll:

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Post by homeratu » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:55 pm

I suppose that, but I'm new in this forum, and this is why, i asked already abou it, however when you want, you can tell about that :lol:
I hope that you can tell me about spanish authors, I will love that.
see you :oops:

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Post by homeratu » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:02 pm

Hi Lovingcrystal!
Oh really, who wrote this book, tell me more about it, if you tell me something interesting I think that I can read it! :shock:
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Post by BenM » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:13 pm

Dixie wrote:
BenM wrote:I just finishsd A Thousand Splendid Suns and It was awesome . IT deserved to be the best in amazon.com and a best seller as well. It teaches patience, hope and love .With the lives of both Mariam and Laila you would discover many things. It was a great book indeed.
It is! And if you haven't read The Kite Runner, please do it. You will love it as much as you loved this one.

You know I bought both books for Khalid Housini along with the innocent man book Which I'm reading currently . When I finish I'm gonna make sure I read The Kite Runner. Thanks for the notice :D

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Post by jessiegabriela » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:37 pm

I've just finished reading a book called "Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar" by Virginia Vallejo.
This book is a passionate history of love turned into chronicle of the horror and the shame, describes the evolution of one of the most sinister criminal minds of our time: his aptitude to unfuse terror and to generate corruption, the links between his illicit business and several chiefs, the murders of presidential candidates and the war in which he plunged to his country.

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Post by homeratu » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:08 pm

Oh! really, it talk about Escobar's history, all the things that he did in Colombia with the cocaine :D
I would like know more about that :mrgreen:

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Post by tron » Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:02 am

Hi here, last book I read is Demon Seed, by D. Koontz, however as a recalcitrant Koontzaholic I'm actually wending my way through Strangers.

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Post by Vega » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:22 am

Latest books I read:
Moshfeq Kazemi- Tehran, the Fearsome.
V.F. Odoevsky- The Russian nights.

Now I am reading Australian novels.

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Post by homeratu » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:43 pm

What kind of Australian novels, also I love to read novels, but what kind of novels :wink:

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Post by Vega » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:26 pm

homeratu wrote:What kind of Australian novels, also I love to read novels, but what kind of novels :wink:
It is one book which includes some novels of the following Australian writers: Birimbir Wongar, Elizabeth Jolley, Geoffrey Field Dean, Peter Cowan, Peter Carey, Alan Marshall, John Morrison, Hal Porter, Olaf Ruhen, William Nevil Scott, Dal Stivens, Donald Stuart, Maree Teychenne, Patrick Victor Martindale White, Justina Williams, Judah Leon Waten and Thomas Arthur Guy Hungerford.

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Post by homeratu » Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:41 pm

Oh really, I would like know about this writters, in my country it's dificult find this kind of literature becase I'm from Costa Rica, an I can't know about that, some day if you want tell me how i can find this book I will apreciate a lot :o

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Post by tron » Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:26 pm

Last one is Bentley Little's "The Revelation", which I polished off in a single day, so my reading skills must be improving. Little is dedicated tot he horror genre, so I will get more books by him once I've read all of Koontz's books. Actually I'm reading Koontz's "Twilight eyes".

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Post by aprodianne » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:41 am

hi all...

i'm just about to read The Secret. my friend told me that is a good book so i bought it but now i'm still in the middle of reading another book. after i finish it, i'll read The Secret.

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Post by Melek » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:26 pm

I have finally finished V.Hugo-Miseries.A true treasure.THE MOST WONDERFUL THING THAT I HAVE EVER READ

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Post by homeratu » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:59 pm

Why do you think that it's the better book ever? :wink:
I want to know that to read it!

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Post by BenM » Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:24 pm

aprodianne wrote:hi all...

i'm just about to read The Secret. my friend told me that is a good book so i bought it but now i'm still in the middle of reading another book. after i finish it, i'll read The Secret.
I've read the secret book and it's been an amazing read. go ahead and read it asap !

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Post by aprodianne » Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:25 am

BenM wrote:I've read the secret book and it's been an amazing read. go ahead and read it asap !
o ya? wow... i can't wait to read it... thanks...

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Post by BenM » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:30 pm

the innocent man, long but was worth it 8)

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Post by Oriani » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:15 pm

The little prince

I hadn't read it before and I had to read it for a paper work in college;I just loved it. It is a lovely stroy with a very strong message!! Great!

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Post by BenM » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:13 am


THe Kite Runner, it has almost the same style of A Thousand Splendid Suns both tend to be dramatic but they were both good

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Post by Dixie » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:57 am

BenM wrote:
THe Kite Runner, it has almost the same style of A Thousand Splendid Suns both tend to be dramatic but they were both good
I love those novels. Both made me cry! Have you seen the movie?

Last Sunday I finished World Without End. Quite good but also too long...

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Post by Tora » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:02 pm

I haven't posted here recently, so...

so it is Charles Dickens "The tale of two cities" - can't shape my admiration of the athor into words... I couldn't even imagine I'll love him that much. I haven't expected women in the books to be that malicious, much more than men can be, hatred, love, desires, devotion.

than "the world according to Clarkson" by Jeremy Clarkson. As a fan of Top Gear I never have expected him to be a columnist and a writer - it is hilarious!

And also Woodhouse, several novels and now his short stories with Bertie Wooster and Reginald Jeeves. I learnt a bit about him from the introduction so was prepared for reading. I find it nice and very pleasant, some awkward people in ridiculous misfortunes, dry sense of humour, easy-going, but gripping!

Not it is again Noir by James Ellroy - can't put aside!

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Post by illusion » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:43 pm

it's a shame to admit, but I've not been reading anything other than for my English drama classes lately... which means that the latest book I've recently read is 'Dr Faustus' by Ch. Marlowe. Must say that I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Post by BenM » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:27 pm

Dixie wrote:
BenM wrote:
THe Kite Runner, it has almost the same style of A Thousand Splendid Suns both tend to be dramatic but they were both good
I love those novels. Both made me cry! Have you seen the movie?

Last Sunday I finished World Without End. Quite good but also too long...

I already have the movie. I'm gonna watch it soon . I hope it's as joyful as the book was .

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Post by Tora » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:26 pm

for those who like to read crime stories and want to get maximum of pleasure out of them

50 crime writers to read before you die

I don't know whether somebody has already posted it or not but I advise Ellroy and Dickens :mrgreen:

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illusion wrote:it's a shame to admit, but I've not been reading anything other than for my English drama classes lately... which means that the latest book I've recently read is 'Dr Faustus' by Ch. Marlowe. Must say that I enjoyed it thoroughly.
drama classes? so you're an actress? I believe a successful one :wink:

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Tora wrote:
illusion wrote:it's a shame to admit, but I've not been reading anything other than for my English drama classes lately... which means that the latest book I've recently read is 'Dr Faustus' by Ch. Marlowe. Must say that I enjoyed it thoroughly.
drama classes? so you're an actress? I believe a successful one :wink:

well, no. I wished to be an actress a while ago, but I never did anything in this direction. I just study English Philology and we have this subject "English Drama" like we had "Poetry" last semester...

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illusion wrote: well, no. I wished to be an actress a while ago, but I never did anything in this direction. I just study English Philology and we have this subject "English Drama" like we had "Poetry" last semester...
Ha... English Philology... The only EC member with the same major as me... How cool is that :D

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Dixie wrote:
illusion wrote: well, no. I wished to be an actress a while ago, but I never did anything in this direction. I just study English Philology and we have this subject "English Drama" like we had "Poetry" last semester...
Ha... English Philology... The only EC member with the same major as me... How cool is that :D
really cool :D and I still study my psychology ;> though I kinda feel that English studies are something I truly enjoy, well except for Descriptive Grammar ;>

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Post by (((Edu))) » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:53 pm

I read The Last of The Mohicans. The history of the Indians who lived in USA as French tried to get that land.

Very good. I suggest everyone to read this book.

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right now I'm finishing off this very interesting book called "Fox Evil" by Minette Walters. It's a crime story with a very gripping plot so I really can't wait to find out how it's going to end.

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Post by Melek » Mon May 19, 2008 11:58 am

I have recently finished 'zair' by P.Coelho.I adore him.He reads my mind!

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Post by Dixie » Mon May 19, 2008 8:25 pm

Melek wrote:I have recently finished 'zair' by P.Coelho.I adore him.He reads my mind!
We had a thread about this book in this forum ;)

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Post by Melek » Tue May 20, 2008 5:16 am

Dixie wrote:
Melek wrote:I have recently finished 'zair' by P.Coelho.I adore him.He reads my mind!
We had a thread about this book in this forum ;)
unfortunately I couldnt find

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Melek wrote:I have recently finished 'zair' by P.Coelho.I adore him.He reads my mind!
I’ve read that book a couple years ago. There was something there that puzzled me. Can’t remember exactly what it was… something about railroad tracks that didn’t make sense to me :-?

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Post by **Elena** » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:47 am

Hello!
Recently I have read a book The Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mathur
Very funny book, worth reading

The small part from this book:

Beloved younger brother,
greetings to respectful parents. I am hoping all is well with health and wealth. I am fine at my end. Hoping your end is fine too. With God's grace and parent's blessings I am arriving safely in America and finding good apartment near University. Kindly assure mother that I am strictly consuming veg food only in the restaurants though i am not knowing if cooks are brahmins. I am also constantly remember Dr. verma's advice and strictly avoiding american women and other unhealthy habits ... Most surprising thing abt America is it is full of americans.Everywhere americans. americans. big and white, it is lil frightening! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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At Customs, brother, I am getting big shock. One fat man is grunting at me and looking cleverly from small eyes. "First visit?" he is asking, "Yes", I am agreeng. "Move on", he is saying making chalk marks in bag. As I am picking up bags he is looking directly at me and saying "Watch your ass". Now brother, this is wonderful. How he is knowing we are purchasing donkey? I think they are knowing everything abt everybody who is coming to America! :lol:

..."It is", Randy continued, "a real one-horse town". "I see" said Gopal, interested but confused. "Whose horse is that?" :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Cypress wrote:
Melek wrote:I have recently finished 'zair' by P.Coelho.I adore him.He reads my mind!
I’ve read that book a couple years ago. There was something there that puzzled me. Can’t remember exactly what it was… something about railroad tracks that didn’t make sense to me :-?

even Marie couldn't understand the reporter )))))))))

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Post by Annaa » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:24 am

The latest book that I have read is ''Sikur t`Isha Djale'' in English means ''If I were a boy'' by Haki Stermilli,it`s a gr8 book .
If you don`t like me remember it's mind over matter..I don't mind and you don't matter..

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Post by Tora » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:32 pm

Yesterday I finished reading a political novel after John le Carre titled "The Constant Gardener", a film released in 2005 is based on the novel also.

Le Carre is a world-famous master of his genre, this is the thrid book after him that I was happy to read. Previously I'd better indulge into true spy stories including soviet times as well, cold war confrontation, but this is a political detective story, no need to say it's fascinating, gripping, scary in some moments and truly making you feel guilty in a way.
The true story of Africa's present is described in it - corrupted goverment, international companies working for the profit and power, a person trying to overcome the system and being swallowed by it.
This is a well-done modern literature.

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