Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

What are you reading the week of July 11, 2010?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Books: Fiction Donate to DU
 
DUgosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-10-10 11:39 PM
Original message
What are you reading the week of July 11, 2010?
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Refresh | +1 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
NBachers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-10-10 11:42 PM
Response to Original message
1. "Nine Dragons" by Michael Connelly
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-10-10 11:47 PM
Response to Original message
2. Shadow warrior: Chris Bunch.
And just pollished off all my Larry Niven Known Space books.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-10 12:09 AM
Response to Original message
3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery,
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-10 01:39 AM
Response to Reply #3
4. The Devil's Punchbowl by Geg Iles - a long novel about lust.,greed, murder and corruption
Edited on Sun Jul-11-10 01:40 AM by Bobbieo
in the Deep South. A way of life that will never be the same following the Gulf oil spill
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
abluelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-10 09:43 AM
Response to Reply #3
5. One of My Favorite Books Ever
Hope you enjoy it. Have to admit most of my friends didn't like it! Wonder what that says about me? :shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-10 08:11 PM
Response to Reply #5
10. It was really different. It opened itself up as a story quite slowly. I really liked it too.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
abluelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 09:36 AM
Response to Reply #10
15. It Has Been Made Into a Movie
It was shown at a French Film Festival in my city, but I was unable to attend. I can't seem to find it anywhere, but am hoping it will come out on DVD soon. The name is Le Herisson (The Hedgehog).
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 08:20 PM
Response to Reply #15
17. Thanks.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
abluelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-10 09:45 AM
Response to Original message
6. "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
by Rebecca Skloot
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-10 11:03 AM
Response to Original message
7. "Outrage" by Vincent Bugliosi
About the OJ Simpson murder trial. It's fascinating.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-10 10:38 PM
Response to Reply #7
11. How does it come up?
for or against?

I was one of the few people in the US who thought OJ was innocent (still do)....
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-10 11:13 PM
Response to Reply #11
12. You wouldn't like what Bugliosi has to say then.
He believes without a doubt that Simpson is guilty... so do I.

And he was very angry at the not guilty verdict... so was I.

The book was written soon after the verdict so it doesn't mention Simpsons current jailed status but I imagine Bugliosi would be very happy about it... as am I.

The evidence against Simpson is overwhelming. Why do you think he was innocent?
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 08:29 AM
Response to Reply #12
14. Can't remember all the reasons, but..
The restaurant (mezzalona, or something like that) had a few people who were killed, presumably because of drugs.

OJ's condition seemed just as much as tho he were drugged himself, as well as it seemed he committed the murders.

Don't believe he would have left the bodies for his kids to find.

But the No. l reason, drum roll please, was

the phone calls from the mother-in-law to Nicole, from Nicole to the restaurant - from Nicole to the mother-in-law - time of the call to the restaurant and then to the mother-in-law was TOO brief. Phone calls are rounded off.. that call lasted no more than 2 minutes, and I don't think that was enough time for the waitress to check the table, the floor, and the sidewalk, return to the phone to say she'd found the sunglasses. Just not enough time. Testimony was somewhat different from the original trial to the civil one re the mother-in-law's entrance with sunglasses, but I don't remember now what the difference was.

I always thought the sunglasses were sitting by the register waiting for a call.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-10 12:19 PM
Response to Original message
8. Fledgling by Octavia Butler
Will probably also start Susan Jacoby's "Freethinkers"
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-10 06:31 PM
Response to Original message
9. Avalon by Anya Seaton.
Ordered the book from the library and it is a first edition.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Onceuponalife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 12:21 AM
Response to Original message
13. The Patron Saint of Plagues by Barth Anderson
Most of the way through it and it's quite good. Here's a synopsis from Random House:


In this biological thriller of the near future, postinsurrection Mexico has undermined the superpower of the United States. But while the rivals battle over borders, a pestilence beyond politics threatens to explode into a worldwide epidemic. . . .

Since the rise of the Holy Renaissance, Ascensiononce known as Mexico Cityhas become the most populous city in the world, its citizens linked to a central government net through wetware implanted in their brains. But while their dictator grows fat with success, the masses are captivated by Sister Domenica, an insurgent nun whose weekly pirate broadcasts prophesy a wave of death. All too soon, Domenicas nightmarish prediction proves true, and Ascensions hospitals are overrun with victims of a deadly fever. As the rampant plague kills too quickly to be contained, Mexico smuggles its last hope over the violently contested border. . . .

Henry David Stark is a crack virus hunter for the American Center for Disease Control and a veteran of global humanitarian efforts. But this disease is unlike any hes seen beforeand there seems to be no way to cure or control it. Racing against time, Stark battles corruption to uncover a horrifying truth: this is no ordinary outbreak but a deliberately unleashed man-made virus . . . and the killer is someone Stark knows.

Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 03:30 PM
Response to Original message
16. Rereading The Stranger by Camus
Haven't read it for decades. When I first read it I read the British translation; this time the American translation. I like the American translation much more. Really pulls the journalistic style through more clearly.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 08:54 AM
Response to Reply #16
19. I read "The Plague" a copule months back
first time I read Camus.

The Stranger is on my list of to read, but I figured I needed a nice comfortable gap and maybe some more cheerful reading in between :)

That's not entirely fair, I did want a gap because it was so powerful, but I actually felt a very positive message about human life in the story. It's just not an easy road to that lesson, just as all true lessons are, and he - or at least the translation I read - created a very powerful and compelling image and story. I described the skill with words to someone by saying, "This man can depress you by describing a spring day." - and I mean that as a compliment :)

Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 08:18 AM
Response to Original message
18. Dennis Lehane's book, The Given Day. eom
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 09:52 PM
Response to Original message
20. MURDER WITH PEACOCKS by Donna Andrews eom
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-17-10 05:18 PM
Response to Original message
21. George Sand's "The Black City".
I just finished something fun, so I can go for something a little deeper now, just for a change of pace.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Aug 27th 2014, 03:50 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Books: Fiction Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC