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Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 3:57 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
I'm jealous that you're getting to read another Towles book - I'm waiting my turn for my library copies of his two other books to come in!

Last night I finished I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street by Matt Taibbi. Boy, was that a toughie. It's extremely well-researched and written, but I can't recall feeling so much anger (which grew progressively worse and worse as the chapters unfolded) while reading a book. The story of Eric Garner, prior to his murder at the hands of the Staten Island Police, the murder itself, and the aftermath are all captured brilliantly. The anger stems from the fact the police officer who killed Garner has never been (and likely never will be) punished in any way.

Heckagirl631
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09-08-2010

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 7:34 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Heckagirl631 a private message Print Post    
Just finished "Beartown" by Fredrik Backman. Such a different book from "A Man Called Ove". It was good, but in a different way. Liked Ove better.

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 8:00 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
I really disliked Beartown I thought I read that his next book also about Beartown or has some of the same characters, I hope not.

I've enjoyed his other work, my favorite Backman book is My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry.


Tresbien
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08-26-2002

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:16 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Tresbien a private message Print Post    
Although I'm a bit squeamish about reading novels with physical abuse, I enjoyed The Great Alone's characters and the remote wilderness setting.

Am so glad that Ric found Less on the WashPost's 2017 best books list. I'm a huge fan of comic novels, and this one is exceptionally good.

Took another look at that list and wanted to suggest a dystopian novel there called The Power by Naomi Alderman.

Another hard to book down thriller I just finished is Linwood Barclay's Never Look Away.

Put Amor Towles on library waitlist, and in the meantime reading another of Sue Grafton's novels. Also, a friend just handed me Eowyn Ivey's The Snow Child that she recommended. Alaska locations seem to be calling to me so that is next up.

Rieann
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08-26-2006

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 12:56 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Rieann a private message Print Post    
Just finished The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine. Oooh... there's so much I want to say, but I won't.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 7:05 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
I finished the Lisa Genova novel.

Really close to her heart. The director? If the movie from her book, Still Alice suffered from a form of ALS that let hi walk but not talk.

He used devices and brought the movie in. He also taught Lisa a lot about ALS.

He died the day Julianne won the Oscar for best actress, playing Alice.

Lisa worked with quite a few ALS patients and has lost must Not them, so she is passionate about the subject.I

Starting a book, Ubered: My Life as a Rideshare Driver.

So far, it is interesting, does NOT tempt me to drive And his stories of driving after smoking pot and peeing in streets to avoid bathrooms.. are not so impressive to me.

Tresbien
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08-26-2002

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 5:58 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Tresbien a private message Print Post    
Andrew Sean Greer's Less has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Well deserved!

Jimmer
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08-30-2000

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 6:49 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Jimmer a private message Print Post    
You drive so much Sea, you could be an Uber driver.

Mamie316
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07-08-2003

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:36 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Mamie316 a private message Print Post    
Rieann, wasn't it good?!

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:01 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Jimmer, reading his book, no way!

I drive people who are verified by doctors to be in treatment for cancer. ACS also has insurance to add to mine.

And I get to choose where I drive. And when.

And my car is not large. Prius C.

This guy drive first to Lyft, then both services.

Lyft required black cars, at least when he drove. He was in Minneapolis St Paul.


Haven't finished the book yet.

Rieann
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08-26-2006

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:11 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Rieann a private message Print Post    
Mamie, yes it was!

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I had such an evil grin waiting for Amber to get her due. I also loved how you had no idea Jackson was such a monster in the beginning. Delicious revenge for Daphne


Mak1
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08-11-2002

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 1:30 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Mak1 a private message Print Post    
A Gentleman in Moscow was delicious!

I just finished The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve. It started out really good, but I got bored about halfway through and really didn't enjoy the rest of it.

Next up - Still Me by Jojo Moyes.

Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:55 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
Excellent news, Mak - now I'm really looking forward to reading it!

Tonight I finished Eddie Izzard's relentlessly marvelous Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens - itself a peculiar title since never once does he discuss jazz chickens!

Anyway, as memoirs go, this is one of the very best I've ever read. He really is an amazing man. He practically willed himself to become a stand-up comedian despite not seeming to know ANYTHING about how to go about it. Who does that??? He had a fear of flying. So what does he do? He learns how to fly an airplane! What??? Yes, it's true.

My favorite section, by far, because ultramarathon running is so close to my heart, is where he explains how he decided to -- out of the blue -- run across the United Kingdom to raise money for charity and then, later, to run all across South Africa to honor Nelson Mandela (and to also raise additional money for the Sport Relief charity in the U.K.). And how much ultramarathon running experience did he have prior to embarking on his run across the U.K.? You guessed it: zero, zip, zilch, nada! Absolutely incredible.

Izzard is one of the most interesting people you'll ever get to know.

Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:05 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
Last night I unshackled myself from the ball/chain that Lovers and Tyrants turned out to be. Written in 1976 by Francine du Plessix Gray, this novel was tedious, tedious, tedious. Tina Brown mentioned it in her Vanity Fair Diaries (because Ms. du Plessix Gray was the stepdaughter of Brown's boss at Conde Nast).

Brown's description of the book made it sound interesting, so I checked out the sole copy in the entire L.A. Public Library system. The first half seemed to move okay - it was the second half that proved monstrously deadly. By then I was too far invested to stop. And like the total dingleberry that I am, I finished the wretched thing. No more du Plessix Gray books for me!

Jimmer
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08-30-2000

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:31 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Jimmer a private message Print Post    
Well if it's any consolation, you made me LOL over your persistence finishing it. I know what that's like.

Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:15 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
I'm glad I was able to bring mirth to your day! Mirth is definitely something you will NOT find in that book - not a trace!

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:18 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
I will rush out and not download that book!

Rieann
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08-26-2006

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:35 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Rieann a private message Print Post    
OMG! I just heard they have a suspect in custody for the Golden State Killer case. I mentioned the book I read upthread. I am THRILLED that they caught this guy after 40 years.

Dogdoc
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09-29-2001

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 1:49 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Dogdoc a private message Print Post    
I guess reading a bad book is like waiting on hold.

If you don't finish the book, the time you spent reading it is wasted because you don't know how it ends.

If you are on hold and hang up instead of waiting it out, you totally wasted your time.

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 7:06 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
I just "finished" the latest Alexander McCall Smith 44 Scotland Street series, A Time Of Love And Tartan. As I really only enjoy one of the characters, 7 year old Bertie, I only read the chapters that pertained to him.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:00 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Sugar, true, but sometimes you have to cut your losses.

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