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    Quote Originally Posted by markeric View Post
    I am reading this thread right now.
    I don't think this forum counts as a book. These posts really annoy me. Like, unnaturally so.



    I've just read The Life and Loves of a She-Devil by Fay Weldon. I can't really describe why I like her books, but I do. She's so sharp and witty, and it's kind of like reading chick-lit, except for that it's from a feminist point of view...and good!

    I'm currently reading On the Road by Jack Kerouac in preparation for the film coming out next week.

    And I'm also reading As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. Finding the Southern dialect along with the stream of consciousness style a bit tough, but I'm sure I'll get used to it.

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    I recently finished "2001: A Space Odyssey" by Arthur Clark and it is brilliant. I am impressed. I have also seen the Kubrick film which is one of my favorites(The book was written exclusively for being Kubrick's movie) but the book is maybe the best I have read so far. The mystery of space always attract my interest and Clark's descriptions make the book much better.
    Enslave my mind...

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    This thread reminds me that I have only gotten through almost half of "The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory" by Brian Greene. Great book!
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    Just finished On the Road.

    It was....okay. I mean, I didn't dislike it, but it didn't rouse much feelings in me either. Except maybe the last two paragraphs.

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    Currently reading Moscow to the End of the Line by Venedikt Erofeev. It's basically a drunk guy's ramblings as he gets a train from Moscow and meets more drunk people on the way.

    I'm also (still) reading The Second Sex by de Beauvoir. Think now that I've got past the more complex theory I'm liking it more.

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    The Dinner by Herman Koch
    Half through by now - so far nothing special.



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    Just today I purchased and started reading The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum. I have seen the movie several times and liked it. Can't wait to finish reading it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocygolly View Post
    Just today I purchased and started reading The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum. I have seen the movie several times and liked it. Can't wait to finish reading it.
    I didn't know that it was a book! I am assuming the movie is based on the book, not the other way around.
    I said, "Hi, Greg. I'm the creepy girl." He chuckled, then wanted a handshake and I gave it. I wanted a hug and he gave it. One of his sons was there, too. Cute. Then Pete got him to autograph my sign for me because I was too polite to ask myself since he was on his way to eat. Pete also took this of photo of him holding it. - 8/2/2014.
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    Quote Originally Posted by "Melyssa K" Kennedy View Post
    I didn't know that it was a book! I am assuming the movie is based on the book, not the other way around.
    The other way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizardus View Post
    The other way around.
    Oh. Does that make it less exciting? I've had people say that books based on movies tend not to be as good as the books movies are based on.
    I said, "Hi, Greg. I'm the creepy girl." He chuckled, then wanted a handshake and I gave it. I wanted a hug and he gave it. One of his sons was there, too. Cute. Then Pete got him to autograph my sign for me because I was too polite to ask myself since he was on his way to eat. Pete also took this of photo of him holding it. - 8/2/2014.
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