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IceAlisa
05-29-2010, 06:08 AM
I can't put down Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates. This is a novel about the life of Marilyn Monroe as imagined by the author. The writing is impressionist and therefore extremely evocative.

Prancer, this is something you may like.

immoimeme
05-29-2010, 07:36 PM
Amazon informed me my copy of "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest" is on its way, so I am returning to the library all the Anne of Green Gables books. I will never know how Anne and Gilbert's marriage turned out, but apparently so won't a lot of other folks as these books appear to have never, ever been opened.

TygerLily
05-29-2010, 07:47 PM
I will never know how Anne and Gilbert's marriage turned outIt turned out a lot better than L. M. Montgomery's marriage. :(

Prancer
05-29-2010, 07:55 PM
I can't put down Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates. This is a novel about the life of Marilyn Monroe as imagined by the author. The writing is impressionist and therefore extremely evocative.

Prancer, this is something you may like.

I like Oates a lot, but I generally prefer her short stories to her novels.

IceAlisa
05-29-2010, 09:08 PM
I like Oates a lot, but I generally prefer her short stories to her novels.

I have a feeling you may like this one. Check it out from the library.

immoimeme
05-30-2010, 01:52 AM
Well, this is good AND bad. When I was at the library to pick up one reserved film, it turned out there were three others waiting for me-three that I had reserved a looooong time ago. Then when I got home there was the box from Amazon waiting for me. I don't know where to start!!

shells
05-31-2010, 10:32 PM
I read The Girl Who Chased the Moon this weekend, and loved it as much as Sarah Addison Allen's first two books.

My mom bought me The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (because I wouldn't buy it for myself but am dying to read it) yesterday, so I'll be starting that next.

judiz
05-31-2010, 10:52 PM
I just got hooked on Emily Griffin's series of books.

smurfy
06-01-2010, 12:52 AM
I just finished 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest'. Now I am sad that is the end (or is there a 4th?) . I love a good series, but am sad when it is over and no more to read.
Plus I understand that a series of 10 was planned, which makes it sadder. I really enjoyed the whole series and how it all built up and linked together.

Hannahclear
06-01-2010, 01:05 AM
I have just finished The Girl Who Played With Fire and read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo a couple of weeks ago. Fabulous! Even if the second one reached a bit on the believability scale. Have requested the new one from the library, but expect the wait to be longer, given that it just came out.

I read a bit of the Steig Larrson profile in the NYT magazine last week and heard that there was part of a 4th. You know they'll dangle that one for a few years before someone (perhaps the real-life Berger figure) finishes it for him and publishes it.

Movies too, I hear?

smurfy
06-01-2010, 03:42 AM
There is the Swedish movie of the first book in the US. The rest was filmed as a miniseries for Swedish tv, so not sure how it will be released in the US. I saw the film as part of a film club I belong to in Madison, CT, which we see movies before they are released in the US. The club has been around 10 years and sees about 14 movies a year, and TGWTDT got the highest rating ever. The theatre is privately owned, and the owner hopes to get the miniseries to show. I hope he succeeds. Otherwise, not sure how a Swedish miniseries would get to the US?

There rumours abouta 4th & possibility a 5th book. Also a rumour that Larsson's girlfriend (who is in a battle over his estate with his father and brother) is the real author. One never knows.....

IceAlisa
06-01-2010, 03:46 AM
I would love to read a 4th and 5th book. Saw the first Swedish movie (we even had a thread about) and apparently a US made version is in the works.

jeffisjeff
06-01-2010, 04:28 AM
I recently read that there is a rumor that Brad Pitt may play Blomkvist in the US version. Which made me :lol: .

I just finished reading my first of the series. After making my way through the Wallender series last summer, Amazon now seems to think that I'm Swedish. :lol:

IceAlisa
06-01-2010, 04:50 AM
I recently read that there is a rumor that Brad Pitt may play Blomkvist in the US version. Which made me :lol: . Yes, we all had a fun time imagining Kristen Stewart as Salander on the GWTDT movie thread. :yikes:



I just finished reading my first of the series. After making my way through the Wallender series last summer, Amazon now seems to think that I'm Swedish. :lol:

What are the Wallender series?

jeffisjeff
06-01-2010, 05:01 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Wallander

PBS Mystery! started showing Wallender episodes last year, with Kenneth Branagh as Wallender.

What is GWTDT? Something Twilight related?

ETA: It seems that Henning Mankell, author of the Wallender series, was on one those ships headed to Gaza and is now in Israeli custody.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5itzm1SrvreI2fs5d_rszMgzTt6iQ