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The Book Review Thread

Discussion in 'Television & Books' started by Snowbaby, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    Though perhaps you guys could share your favourite books with the rest of us.

    Tell us a little about the book, title, author, little blurb, and whether you liked it!! [​IMG]

    Let's see if we can entice each other into reading!!!!
  2. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    Well, let me go first.

    I'll start by saying, I'm a sucker for true life stories. Especially those about survival and coming through experiences such as abuse, etc. Makes you realise just what goes on in the world and how people have coped.

    I often rave about the Dave Pelzer books - "A Child Called It", "The Lost Boy", and "A Man Named Dave".

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    And have just finished reading his brother's book "Surviving a Childhood of Abuse" - Richard B. Pelzer.

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    Absolutely fantastic books of true courage and survival. I will warn though, the Dave Pelzer books are rather graphic.[/b]
  3. Kismit

    Kismit New Member

    Cross Stitch, Diana Gabolden.
    Historical fiction/Sci-Fi/Romance/Intrigue/Freakin good.

    Cross Stitch is also known as Outlander is some countries and is the first book in a series of 6 books with several spin off novels and campanion books. Diana Gabolden had originally only planned three books for the series but wrote more as the books took on a life of there own.

    Synopsis: Clair a hapily married woman some how ends up in Scotland 200 years in the past in the past were she is forced into marriage with a no good renogade with a price on his head and no prospects. Desperately she struggles to get back to her old life in the future but she is stuck in the middle of a Jacobite rising which threatens the life of herself and her renogade husband.

    Poltically enthralling, emotionally uplifting and painful a must read book for everyone. It's not just a romance novel, the romance is just a bonus.

    MMmmph! James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser, worth every syllable... Grrrr!
  4. Princess Pyro

    Princess Pyro New Member

    I am reading In Search of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Raymond McNally and Radu Florescu.

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    An extremyl interesting book that I highly recommend [​IMG]

    [​IMG] PP [​IMG]
  5. Catrat

    Catrat New Member

    I have read all three of the Dave Pelzer stories, very sad eh.

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    And have just finished reading his brother's book "Surviving a Childhood of Abuse" - Richard B. Pelzer.

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    Absolutely fantastic books of true courage and survival. I will warn though, the Dave Pelzer books are rather graphic.[/b][/b][/quote]
  6. Chantilly

    Chantilly New Member

    The Dave Pelzer are so incredibly sad... when I read 'A Child Called It' I started bawling about a quarter of the way in the book and didn't stop until I finished it. (I read it all in one sitting.)

  7. Catrat

    Catrat New Member

    Yeah it's so sad, and so sad that it went on for so long without someone doing something.

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  8. Dot

    Dot Active Member

    I just read "The Life Of Pi" -awesome book
  9. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

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    I had to go find the blurb for it!! Sounds good. [​IMG]
  10. Princess Pyro

    Princess Pyro New Member

    I've just finished reading Ugly by Constance Briscoe. It's the true story of Constance, and how she lived with a mother who contantly abused her, both physically and mentally. At one stage her mother moved away, and left her in a house with no money, food, electricity or gas. It's a very sad but inspirational story. Definately worth reading.
  11. cmc

    cmc New Member

    So.. I'm waiting for the next Shopaholic book (I've pre ordered) I' reading everything from Jane Green and Jennifer Weiner. I was wondering...what are you reading at the moment? I'll be finish pretty soon and I need some suggestions. [​IMG]
  12. Dot

    Dot Active Member

    Gregory Maguire's Son of a Witch. It is the sequel to Wicked, the wizard of Oz told from the perspective of the Wicked Witch of the West.

    He is an awesome writer by the way. I have read his other books: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Mirror Mirror, and Lost

    cmc, I merged your thread with the existing book review thread [​IMG]
  13. Amortentia

    Amortentia New Member

    The most amazing book I've ever read is The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffennegger. It had me in tears by the end, it was so sad. Have any of you guys read it?

    I'm also in love with the Harry Potter books. I think they're amazing!

    Another great book I've read is My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult. That made me cry too.[​IMG]
  14. merisplit

    merisplit New Member

    I'm reading the Handmaid's tale right now by Margaret Atwood. Then I'll be reading something lighter, like Villa of mysteries..heh..it's so light I can't even remember the writers name, that's emberassing [​IMG]

    The best book I've ever read is "The joke" by Milan Kundera. I loved his Unbearable lightness of being as well, but not as much as this one.
    Love George Orwell and his 1984 very much too.
  15. Chantilly

    Chantilly New Member

    I'm reading 'Failed States' by Noam Chomsky. It's really informative but almost too much, it's hard to keep in all that info.

    I think my next book is going to be a nice novel. [​IMG]

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