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Re: What is the latest book you have read recently?

Postby Maypop » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:21 pm

sweets wrote:i finised Withering Hights by Emily Bronte

so great i could not sleep till i finsh it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



wow I love Brontes; Charlotte & Anne.

They`re incredible.


Now I finished a book by Cecelia Ahren " Where rainbows end".

I admire the concept of true friends. At the beginning I thought it`s just for teenagers but when I kept reading it I relised the words beyond the lines.


Don`t miss it {-;

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Postby Vega » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:41 am

The Gadfly (Ethel Lilian Voynich)

A very good novel, very dramatical.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_Lilian_Voynich

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Pocket Internet Dictionary
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Postby Vega » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:47 pm

Carmen by a French critical realist - Psoper Merimee.

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Postby Dixie » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:12 pm

'Tis, by Frank McCourt. I've got his three autobiographies (Angela's Ashes, 'Tis and Teacher Man) and I absolutely adore him. I was shocked by the news of his death last year.

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Postby Vega » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:12 pm

Poetry by Heinrich Heine, a German poet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Heine

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Postby Vega » Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:58 pm

Oscar Wilde "The Picture of Dorian Gray".

An easy to read book. I would advise it to lower intermediate learners.

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Postby kaye » Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:36 am

I bought two novels at the thrift shop find called The Citizen Girl and the The White Girl. I havent read those yet but too excited to. {-;

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Postby Vega » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:26 pm

Edgar Allan Poe. The Cask of Amontillado

Quite hard to read a book. Advisable for advanced learners.

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Postby Vega » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:26 pm

Zenon Kosidowski

Opowieści ewangelistów

1979.

A very interesting book about Christianity.

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Re: What is the latest book you have read recently?

Postby ArnauEstanyol » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:37 pm

The latest book I read was Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. In the last months I read three books from the same author: The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. The Trilogy of Millenium by Stieg Larsson was in my hands not long ago.

All of them totally recommended. {-:

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Postby Dixie » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:29 pm

ArnauEstanyol wrote:The latest book I read was Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. In the last months I read three books from the same author: The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. The Trilogy of Millenium by Stieg Larsson was in my hands not long ago.

All of them totally recommended. {-:


I've read all of them except Fall of the Giants, which I'm expecting to read soon. Is it as good as The Pillars of the Earth?

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Postby ArnauEstanyol » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:03 pm

Dixie wrote:
ArnauEstanyol wrote:The latest book I read was Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. In the last months I read three books from the same author: The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. The Trilogy of Millenium by Stieg Larsson was in my hands not long ago.

All of them totally recommended. {-:


I've read all of them except Fall of the Giants, which I'm expecting to read soon. Is it as good as The Pillars of the Earth?


Hi
Happy to read you again.
Fall of the Giants is a recommendable book, but, sincerely I prefer The Pillars of the Earth, even World Without End!!!. Fall of the Giants lacks the depth and definition of the characters that Ken Follett gave to the Pillars of the Earth.
By the other hand, all what I say is my personal opinion. You know this is very subjective.
Bye!! :-D

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Postby Dixie » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:35 pm

ArnauEstanyol wrote:Hi
Happy to read you again.
Fall of the Giants is a recommendable book, but, sincerely I prefer The Pillars of the Earth, even World Without End!!!. Fall of the Giants lacks the depth and definition of the characters that Ken Follett gave to the Pillars of the Earth.
By the other hand, all what I say is my personal opinion. You know this is very subjective.
Bye!! :-D


Well, I absolutely loved The Pillars of the Earth but didn't enjoy World Without End as much. I think Fall of the Giants won't be any better, so I won't hurry to get it. I will read it eventually some time.

Loved Larsson's trilogy as well.

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Postby ArnauEstanyol » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:05 pm

Dixie wrote:
ArnauEstanyol wrote:Hi
Happy to read you again.
Fall of the Giants is a recommendable book, but, sincerely I prefer The Pillars of the Earth, even World Without End!!!. Fall of the Giants lacks the depth and definition of the characters that Ken Follett gave to the Pillars of the Earth.
By the other hand, all what I say is my personal opinion. You know this is very subjective.
Bye!! :-D


Well, I absolutely loved The Pillars of the Earth but didn't enjoy World Without End as much. I think Fall of the Giants won't be any better, so I won't hurry to get it. I will read it eventually some time.

Loved Larsson's trilogy as well.


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.

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Re: What is the latest book you have read recently?

Postby Dixie » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:22 pm

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.

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Postby ArnauEstanyol » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:01 pm

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...
Merry Christmas an VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

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Re: What is the latest book you have read recently?

Postby Dixie » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:10 pm

ArnauEstanyol wrote:I want thank you for your kindness. Excuse my spelling mistakes...
Merry Christmas an VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!


Merry Christmas to you too ;-)

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Re: What is the latest book you have read recently?

Postby Kattie » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:42 pm

hello, everyone!
a way back i've read "Map of Bones" by James Rollins
has anyone read ?

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Re: What is the latest book you have read recently?

Postby Dixie » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:54 pm

I've just read Ken Follet's The Third Twin. Quite entertaining.

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Re: What is the latest book you have read recently?

Postby Vega » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:53 am

Jean-Paul Sartre. Being and Nothingness, 1943


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