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Postby haven on Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:49 am

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haven wrote:Loved this.

Only related as it is also critically acclaimed WW2 fiction (admittedly not as acclaimed as ATLWCS), but have you read Orringer's The Invisible Bridge? I enjoyed it a lot more than ATLWCS; but I was not personally that blown away by ATLWCS, though that could have been driven by my reading it at the height of its awards hype.


I have not read that one but it's now added to the list.
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Postby iwokeinrelief on Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:56 am

haven wrote:
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haven wrote:Loved this.

Only related as it is also critically acclaimed WW2 fiction (admittedly not as acclaimed as ATLWCS), but have you read Orringer's The Invisible Bridge? I enjoyed it a lot more than ATLWCS; but I was not personally that blown away by ATLWCS, though that could have been driven by my reading it at the height of its awards hype.


I have not read that one but it's now added to the list.

Good deal; hope you like it.
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Postby sickleclaw on Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:12 am

Currently reading 'Death on the Nile' by Agatha Christie. Mainly reading in preparation for the sequel to 'Murder on the Orient Express' when it hits theaters.
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Postby Irishman12 on Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:32 pm

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The second time I've powered through this thing and it's still the longest book I've ever read (although at some point I need to make time to read THE STAND). Having recently rewatched the 2017 version of the film, it got me in the mood again to dive into the book. There's so much history to the Pennywise/It character that I'd love to one day see this turned into a television series. Also, I'm not usually a fan of the story continuously bouncing back and forth between present day and the past, however, it worked for me with this novel. Some juicy nuggets of information are found out about the It character in terms of his history, how long he's been around and such. Definitely one of my favorite Stephen King novels although I must be honest, I haven't read much of his work. Not for lack of interest, but rather time. In addition to THE STAND, I'd also like to read NEEDFUL THINGS, CARRIE, THE SHINING (again) and THE DARK TOWER series. If you're a fan of either of the movies and haven't read this, I would suggest to as it's a rewarding read.
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Postby mfaith on Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:02 pm

Definitely should read more of king, if you liked this. :pint:
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Postby Irishman12 on Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:19 am

mfaith wrote:Definitely should read more of king, if you liked this. :pint:


I do. Like I said, I want to do THE STAND next. I think that'll be the first book of his that I didn't already see the movie/mini-series of it beforehand so it'll be nice to be surprised along the way instead of knowing what's already coming.

I actually rewatched MISERY again yesterday. I don't know how long it's been since I've seen that movie.
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Postby reakathryn on Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:09 am

I recently finished The Outsider by Stephen King. It was a good read but ended on a strange note but hey, that's SK for you :p I'm currently reading Altered Carbon (because of the Netflix show) and re-reading Mystic River :)
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Postby bhutanpro on Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:43 pm

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iwokeinrelief wrote:
haven wrote:Loved this.

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Only related as it is also critically acclaimed WW2 fiction (admittedly not as acclaimed as ATLWCS), but have you read Orringer's The Invisible Bridge? I enjoyed it a lot more than ATLWCS; but I was not personally that blown away by ATLWCS, though that could have been driven by my reading it at the height of its awards hype.



So you let "awards hype" affect your enjoyment of a book? What a tool.


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Postby earlgreytoast on Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:37 pm

Just finished Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. Masterpiece.
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Postby ricv64 on Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:48 am

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Postby hunterjax on Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:32 am

earlgreytoast wrote:Just finished Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. Masterpiece.

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Postby hunterjax on Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:34 am

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Postby guryter on Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:39 pm

I enjoyed All The light we cannot see as well. I'll have to queue up The Invisible Bridge.

Just finishing When Einstein walked with Godel by Jim Holt. Prior to that finished Factfulness by Hans Rosling. I highly recommend it.

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Postby sidewaysscott on Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:51 pm

I too enjoyed ATLWCS.

I have the American War and Factfulness both in my queue. So many books to read, and not enough time.

Needed a break from the typical read and am reading Angels and Demons from Dan Brown. Really enjoying it and just about done.
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