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PrincessLeppard
07-08-2012, 03:00 AM
I am on my third attempt at getting through The Thirteenth Tale. I can't get past the overly precious prose.

Sorry, Spinner. :slinkaway

IceAlisa
07-08-2012, 04:16 AM
Absolutely loved JCO's Bellefleur. It's a novel but mostly it's a foray into JCO's very dark imagination. Racial and sexual politics are prominent. A great work.

Now I am reading Natsuo Kirino's Out and am really enjoying it so far.

Has anyone heard anything about Rules of civility by Amor Towles?

Spinner
07-08-2012, 04:58 AM
I am on my third attempt at getting through The Thirteenth Tale. I can't get past the overly precious prose.

Sorry, Spinner. :slinkaway

But there's an attack from a zombie horde coming up!

peibeck
07-08-2012, 05:54 AM
I just recently finished "The Cove" (http://www.amazon.com/Cove-Novel-Ron-Rash/dp/0061804193/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341722375&sr=1-1&keywords=the+cove+ron+rash) by Ron Rash. I had not ever read any of his previous works, but I would recommend this short novel, and I will probably seek out some of his other works. Although the subject is a lonely, outcast girl who meets a mysterious stranger, the book manages not to fall into many of the trite and terrible cliches one might associate with such an overdone basic story.

What I really enjoyed about the book was its descriptive, without being flowery, prose. The author makes the landscape as much of a character as any of the principals.

Spinner
07-08-2012, 01:49 PM
I just recently finished "The Cove" (http://www.amazon.com/Cove-Novel-Ron-Rash/dp/0061804193/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341722375&sr=1-1&keywords=the+cove+ron+rash) by Ron Rash. I had not ever read any of his previous works, but I would recommend this short novel, and I will probably seek out some of his other works. Although the subject is a lonely, outcast girl who meets a mysterious stranger, the book manages not to fall into many of the trite and terrible cliches one might associate with such an overdone basic story.

What I really enjoyed about the book was its descriptive, without being flowery, prose. The author makes the landscape as much of a character as any of the principals.
If you liked this one you should also check out David Vann's Cariobu Island (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11656651-caribou-island) for all the same reasons.

PrincessLeppard
07-08-2012, 02:31 PM
But there's an attack from a zombie horde coming up!

Is it going to eat the author's thesaurus?

:P

emason
07-08-2012, 04:56 PM
I just finished Lev Grossman's The Magicians. I enjoyed it to a point, but God, could Quentin be any more of a whiner? I'm not sure I want to read the next in the series.

IceAlisa
07-08-2012, 06:15 PM
I just finished Lev Grossman's The Magicians. I enjoyed it to a point, but God, could Quentin be any more of a whiner? I'm not sure I want to read the next in the series.

Oh yeah. We have whined about Quentin's whining here quite a bit.

flyingsit
07-08-2012, 07:35 PM
If you liked this one you should also check out David Vann's Cariobu Island (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11656651-caribou-island) for all the same reasons.

I really liked Caribou Island!

galaxygirl
07-08-2012, 07:47 PM
Has anyone heard anything about Rules of civility by Amor Towles?

I haven't heard much, other that it's supposed to be good. I have it on hold at the library.


If you liked this one you should also check out David Vann's Cariobu Island (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11656651-caribou-island) for all the same reasons.

The Cove is on my TBR shelf at goodreads, so I guess I'll add this one too. :lol: My TBR shelf has more books than I can realistically read before I go blind and/or senile, so I created a new shelf called 'Ideas' for the books that I do want to read but not as much as I want to read the books on my TBR shelf. There are times when I try to clean up my shelves and get rid of the titles that I know I'll never get around to reading but, to be honest, I think I really just like collecting book titles. I guess I'm afraid that if I don't put an interesting looking book on one of my shelves, it'll be lost forever. And you never know when I'm going to be in the mood for that exact book. :lol:


I just finished Lev Grossman's The Magicians. I enjoyed it to a point, but God, could Quentin be any more of a whiner? I'm not sure I want to read the next in the series.

God, I hated everyone one in that stupid book. And yet I still managed to finish it so Grossman must have done something right. I tried listening to the second book but decided that I just couldn't take any more and gave up.

Spinner
07-09-2012, 12:49 AM
Is it going to eat the author's thesaurus?

:P
Envy is ugly on you :P

galaxygirl
07-09-2012, 01:15 AM
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty is currently only $2.99 for both the Nook (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-chaperone-laura-moriarty/1107390544?ean=9781101585658) and the Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/The-Chaperone-ebook/dp/B0072NWKQK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1341792386&sr=1-1&keywords=the+chaperone). I think the price is only good for today, though.

Spinner
07-09-2012, 01:21 AM
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty is currently only $2.99 for both the Nook (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-chaperone-laura-moriarty/1107390544?ean=9781101585658) and the Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/The-Chaperone-ebook/dp/B0072NWKQK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1341792386&sr=1-1&keywords=the+chaperone). I think the price is only good for today, though.

Thanks for the heads up! That's gotten some good buzz.

Wyliefan
07-09-2012, 03:22 PM
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty is currently only $2.99 for both the Nook (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-chaperone-laura-moriarty/1107390544?ean=9781101585658) and the Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/The-Chaperone-ebook/dp/B0072NWKQK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1341792386&sr=1-1&keywords=the+chaperone). I think the price is only good for today, though.

I'm going to get the audiobook of that -- listened to the first chapter free via Audible.com, and it reeled me right in. :) Elizabeth McGovern does the reading, and does it very well. She has such a lovely voice.

galaxygirl
07-09-2012, 05:01 PM
Today's Nook Daily Find is Flowers for Algernon (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/flowers-for-algernon-daniel-keyes/1100302101?ean=9780547539638) for $1.99. I read it in high school so, needless to say, I didn't enjoy it but I remember someone on this thread mentioning how much they enjoyed it so I think I'll give it another shot.