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PrincessLeppard
08-10-2012, 02:36 PM
Sherlock and Watson :watch:

TygerLily
08-10-2012, 07:55 PM
I can't even click on the link! :scream:

Wallander Question: I've been wanting to start the Wallander series, and perusing my mother's bookshelf I found the prequel of novellas (The Pyramid). Would that be a good place to start? Or should the series be read in the order written?

Thanks!

Just started Sara Paretsy's V. I. Warshawski books. I could swear the character is based on Southpaw but transposed to Chicago. :)

IceAlisa
08-10-2012, 08:10 PM
The Wallander novel I'd just finished is called Faceless Killers. I believe it's the very first one of the series.

I am now happily delving into the Annotated Emma. That thing weighs a ton, my wrists will be hurting before I am done with it. But it's fun, although some of the notes are a bit obvious and seem to be there just to occupy space. Others are interesting asides about culture, couture, cuisine, etc.

Zemgirl
08-10-2012, 08:26 PM
I can't even click on the link! :scream:

I'm not sure if you're referring to the article I linked or to Spinner's post, but here's all you need to know about what the HuffPo article describes:

Claire Siemaszkiewicz, founder of Total-E-Bound Publishing, which is releasing the titles from 30 July in digital format, said: "We're not rewriting the classics. We're keeping the original prose and the author's voice. We're not changing any of that. But we want to enhance the novels by adding the 'missing' scenes for readers to enjoy."
:yikes: Personally, I thought that was what fanfic was for - not that I really want to read "enhanced" classics.

TygerLily
08-10-2012, 08:28 PM
I'm not sure if you're referring to the article I linked or to Spinner's post, but here's all you need to know about what the HuffPo article describes:

:yikes: Personally, I thought that was what fanfic was for - not that I really want to read "enhanced" classics.I meant both, but yikes!

peibeck
08-11-2012, 11:00 PM
I finished "Gone Girl" yesterday. The characters are well developed, if not necessarily likable, and there a plenty of twists and turns in the plot. I honestly expected a different ending, so I found the last couple of chapters a bit disappointing. On the whole I would recommend it though.

Spinner
08-11-2012, 11:09 PM
I finished "Gone Girl" yesterday. The characters are well developed, if not necessarily likable, and there a plenty of twists and turns in the plot. I honestly expected a different ending, so I found the last couple of chapters a bit disappointing. On the whole I would recommend it though.

I too liked the book as a whole despite the fact I threw it on the coffee table when I finished the last page. :mad:

PrincessLeppard
08-11-2012, 11:13 PM
My sister thought the ending was stupid. And also spent 178 pages worrying about the cat. :)

LilJen
08-11-2012, 11:33 PM
Oh, it's not just Jane Eyre (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/07/17/classic-books-added-sex-scenes_n_1678522.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&ir=Books), and you can blame 50 Shades for all of this.

Oh merciful heavens. "Explosive sex scenes" sounds frightening, and not in the intended way. What, exactly, explodes??


"People are going to either love it or hate it. But we're 100% convinced that there's a market there."
Unfortunately, the publisher is right. . .

Nomad
08-12-2012, 12:50 AM
Oh merciful heavens. "Explosive sex scenes" sounds frightening, and not in the intended way. What, exactly, explodes??...

Thornfield Hall, of course.

Zemgirl
08-12-2012, 12:51 PM
Oh merciful heavens. "Explosive sex scenes" sounds frightening, and not in the intended way. What, exactly, explodes??

Our brains. It's clearly the first stage of the Zombie Apocalypse.

Sofia Alexandra
08-12-2012, 02:10 PM
I finished A Dance with Dragons the other day. Damn cliffhangers, I can has The Winds of Winter now please?! :shuffle:


Also, I've written some rather porny fanfics. I wonder if I could make any monies by changing the names and a few details and have them published... :P

Nomad
08-12-2012, 05:26 PM
Finished Good Behaviour this morning and enjoyed it tremendously. Unlike Keane's earlier novels of upper-class, Anglo-Irish life, this one was a dark, sharp, bitter, well-constructed tale whose characters mask often despicable thoughts and deeds with a thin veneer of "good behaviour." Nomad recommends.

Moving on to A Pin to See the Peepshow by F. Tennyson Jesse (great-niece of the poet), a fictionalised, harrowing, Postman Always Rings Twice-type account of the Thompson-Bywaters murder case in 1922.

galaxygirl
08-13-2012, 06:52 PM
The Nook edition of This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/ebook-nook-daily-find-bargain-deal/379003102?cm_mmc=Twitter-_-NOOK-_-product_page-_-daily_find) is $2.99 today.

IceAlisa
08-13-2012, 10:31 PM
Still reading The Annotated Emma. Since it's annotated, it's forcing me to read slower and I am really paying attention to what a douche Frank Churchill really is. Usually, Austen gives her heroine(s) a good man in the end but Jane Fairfax gets the short end of the stick.

The only other example of a truly lousy deal in marriage is Willoughby in S&S but then the wife is barely introduced and is kind of a b1tch for snubbing Marianne. I don't count Mrs. Elton because she seems perfectly happy with her lot. So I feel that Austen gives good husbands to the heroines she likes. Would that mean she doesn't like Jane Fairfax?