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Prancer
12-26-2010, 10:16 PM
Or should it be Everything BUY the book?

Carry on. I believe we left off with Edith Wharton recommendations.

IceAlisa
12-26-2010, 10:17 PM
Yes, we did. I was recommended Ethan Frome and Summer. Any others?

Nomad
12-26-2010, 10:21 PM
The Custom of the Country and The Age of Innocence.

Wyliefan
12-26-2010, 10:58 PM
And Old New York.

Allen
12-26-2010, 11:01 PM
And Old New York.

Can't believe I forgot Old New York which is also very good. If you get a chance, the film version of The House of Mirth with Gillian Anderson is very good.

Wyliefan
12-26-2010, 11:06 PM
Can't believe I forgot Old New York which is also very good. If you get a chance, the film version of The House of Mirth with Gillian Anderson is very good.

One of the best book-to-movie adaptations I've seen, I think. Wharton's books tend to make excellent films. (See also The Old Maid with Bette Davis, which comes from one of the stories in Old New York!)

I always have to chuckle a little ruefully when Eric Stoltz yells, "Oh, LILY!" in that half-horrified, half-exasperated tone near the end. It's kind of funny the way he does it, but it's so relatable. I love Lily -- she's one of my favorite heroines -- but she makes me want to bang my head against the wall!

PrincessLeppard
12-27-2010, 12:01 AM
I would rather gnaw my arm off rather than ever pick up another Edith Wharton novel. But that's just me. :P

LordCirque
12-27-2010, 12:05 AM
I had to read Ethan Fromme during my first round of Community College and wanted to pull my hair out. Dostoyevsky I can read, Wharton I cannot.

Thought this thread would enjoy this website I discovered while in Borders today:

http://www.outofprintclothing.com/

Some awesome Literary t-shirts.

rjblue
12-27-2010, 12:07 AM
I made an Amazon wish list with quite a few books that I really wanted, listed by priority. No one used it to get me Christmas gifts. I did tell my husband about 10 different times as we walked through Chapters, "I'd really like Lois McMaster Bujold's new book Cryoburn for Christmas." And he still had to call me for the name, when he was out shopping. That was the only book I received.

The plus side is that I'm now going to use my Amazon wish list to buy myself a bunch of New Year's presents.

nubka
12-27-2010, 12:20 AM
What exactly is this thread about and how does it work...?
:confused:

rjblue
12-27-2010, 12:25 AM
It's a continuous book discussion thread in the Off The Beaten Track forum. Every 1000 posts it gets a new title. The old thread (just locked) is called "We're Novel Lovers (But We're All Booked Up)".

Prancer
12-27-2010, 12:26 AM
What exactly is this thread about and how does it work...?
:confused:

:lol: It works just like the old reading thread, just with a new name.

Allen
12-27-2010, 12:27 AM
Dostoyevsky I can read, Wharton I cannot.


I first read Dostoyevsky in AP Lit in high school. Everyone thought I was nuts because I really liked Crime and Punishment. I think that's where my love of depressing literature started. For whatever reason, that class was tragedy heavy. Besides C&P, we read Beloved, Their Eyes Were Watching God, King Lear, Oedipus Rex, and Tess of the D'Urbervilles (those are the ones I remember off the top of my head). I'm thinking of rereading Their Eyes Were Watching God after I finish Death Comes for the Archbishop

LordCirque
12-27-2010, 12:33 AM
I'm just starting The Brothers Karamazov and LOVING it, and I'm not even to the good parts yet. Fyodor and Pyotr Missuov have just arrived at the Hermitage and are speaking with Zosima, well, more like arguing with each other while The Elder listens :lol:.

It took me a little while to get used to the syntax of the translation but it was easier than I initially thought it would be.

Wyliefan
12-27-2010, 01:20 AM
I had to read Ethan Fromme during my first round of Community College and wanted to pull my hair out. Dostoyevsky I can read, Wharton I cannot.

Thought this thread would enjoy this website I discovered while in Borders today:

http://www.outofprintclothing.com/

Some awesome Literary t-shirts.

Great site!

As for Wharton, to each his own. (Russian lit isn't my bag, for the most part, though I've dutifully plodded through various Russian classics because I figured I should.) No author is for everyone. But just for the record, Ethan Frome is pretty atypical Wharton.