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« Reply #340 on: August 13, 2007, 06:39:15 PM »

  By Richard Dawkins



Great book!!!
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« Reply #341 on: August 13, 2007, 10:47:46 PM »

Agreed..... the guys got a very interesting two part tv show on at the moment called
"Enemies of Reason"
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« Reply #342 on: August 14, 2007, 04:04:54 PM »

Just starting The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew. I'm reading it for a class that will be starting here in a few weeks, but its been a series that I've wanted to read to see how Lewis deals with and works in his Christian faith.
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« Reply #343 on: August 15, 2007, 10:59:32 AM »

The Godfather Returns by Mark Winegardner
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« Reply #344 on: August 15, 2007, 08:19:27 PM »

I recently read "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by the same author of "Kite Runner"  Khaled Hosseini. 
As the New York Times says "Khaled Hosseini’s latest novel, which focuses on women and family, starts off programmatically and gains speed and emotional power as it slowly unfurls." 
This is a wonderful book that will have you thinking about the courage of these women long after you read the last page.
Check it out, I guarantee it you will not be disappointed..and as free woman in a free society you will count your blessings.
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« Reply #345 on: August 16, 2007, 11:09:11 PM »

A few days ago I finished The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein.  He's 97 and this is his first published book.  I read about that so thought I'd read it.  It's a memoir of his early life.  It's a good story, sad though.
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« Reply #346 on: August 17, 2007, 06:25:14 AM »

Anyone publishing their first book at the age of 97 deserves a read!
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« Reply #347 on: August 17, 2007, 10:51:08 PM »

Yeah, I think so too.  I guess he's been trying to get published for the last 70-some years.  It's too bad it took so long, but at least he finally made it.
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« Reply #348 on: August 17, 2007, 11:11:28 PM »

One of my holiday reads this year is British film director Michael Winner's autobiography

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Winner Takes All.. A Life Of Sorts

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« Reply #349 on: August 31, 2007, 04:03:59 AM »



I just finished this one after spotting it at the library a few weeks back.

1950's and 60's British comedy actor Norman Wisdom's autobiography. Full of nice stories of his life, although he had it tough early on, then was a telephone operator during WWII patching calls to Winston Churchill, before finally becoming an actor in the late 40's.
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« Reply #350 on: September 07, 2007, 11:36:03 PM »

The Michael Winner bio was a fun read.. I hadn't realised how many great actors he'd worked with. Books choc full of great anicdotes about Burt Lancaster, Charles Bronson, Marlon Brando etc... Loved the story about Burt losing his temper on the set of Lawman and dangling Winner by his lapels over a cliff edge.. It's quite a warm, funny book and the passage on Jill Ireland is quite moving..

Also on my holiday list I got thru'

The Haunting of Toby Jugg by Dennis Wheatley



Good fun tho' a bit creaky in places...

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« Reply #351 on: September 08, 2007, 11:53:22 AM »

Patricia Cornwell's Black Notice



Can you believe that I still haven't finished The Executioner's Song? I started it last January  ::) I'm about halfway through, though. See, I have this condition -non-curable- I never read only one book at a time. I can't. I start one, then another, then another ... 3 is my limit though  :D
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« Reply #352 on: September 14, 2007, 06:22:04 PM »

Currently reading The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens. Hysterical! ;D Will have Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Great Expectations following.
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« Reply #353 on: September 15, 2007, 07:40:44 AM »

You'll have fun, Christopher! Dickens is a whole world unto himself.
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« Reply #354 on: September 17, 2007, 04:31:42 AM »



  This was a funny read...I had a good friend who made a hilarious, but horrible "accidental reply all mistake" years ago when he worked for a bank.
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« Reply #355 on: September 19, 2007, 06:34:47 AM »

"Dangerous Road", Kris Nelscott   




The first Smokey Dalton detective series ... taking place in the late 60's, just after Martin Luther King's murder. Mixing fiction and History, a great book ! O0
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« Reply #356 on: October 15, 2007, 01:17:11 AM »

Sounds great Sylvie.. I'm gonna look out for that one.

Just read Night And The City by Gerald Kersh. Great book, great movie.

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« Reply #357 on: October 18, 2007, 09:32:10 PM »

I recently picked up 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.'  So far, it is extraordinary.  I'm very much looking forward to seeing the film - it looks fantastic.
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« Reply #358 on: October 28, 2007, 05:14:01 PM »

Has anyone read Bruce Dern's Autobiography?

I was just curious if it mentions his working with Clint on Hang 'Em High.

I tried doing one of those search inside the book at amazon but even though I've gotten books through them in the past, I couldn't get access to that feature.
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« Reply #359 on: October 28, 2007, 05:37:25 PM »

Kid, I'm having no trouble with the Search Inside This Book feature ... are you looking on U.S. Amazon?

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First, I looked at the index. Eastwood is mentioned on pages 48, 73-74, 183, 220, and 283 and Hang 'Em High on p. 73-74. Using the Search ... feature, I could read the part about Hang 'Em High, which has more to say about Ben Johnson than about Clint. I don't think I'd buy the book just for that, but it could be interesting in its own right.
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