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Apr. 15th, 2007

02:24 am - Top 100 books since 1982

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From:susannahf
Date:April 15th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
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13, possibly 14, with 8 in common.
In the interests of the "can we read them all" theory, here are the non-intersecting ones:
The Lovely Bones: good, would recommend, if only for her depiction of heaven. Unfortunately my copy is still at home.
Memoirs of a Geisha: I enjoyed it. Don't know if you would but I could lend it if you like.
Bridget Jones' Diary: Trash.
The other half of A Brief History of Time for which I am now feeling unaccountably smug.
The Handmaid's Tale: Really good. Can lend.

I think I've read Notes from a small island, but I'm not 100percent sure. I know I've read bits of it, but can't remember if I actually read the whole book as it was quite a while ago. I can recommend Bill Bryson's writing generally though.
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From:johnckirk
Date:April 16th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
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I'd be interested in borrowing the three books you recommended, thanks, although there's no particular hurry for them. Have you seen the film of "Memoirs of Geisha"? If so, how did it compare to the book?

Regarding "Bridget Jones' Diary", I suspect that I'm not exactly the target audience. (I might watch the films if they're on TV sometime.)

And as for "A Brief History of Time", erm, well I'm sure I've read more comics about Squirrel Girl than you have, so nyer ;-p
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 16th, 2007 07:48 am (UTC)
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You're welcome to borrow Memoirs and Handmaid (you may need to remind me). I don't know where my copy of Lovely Bones is: it might be in the Inaccessible Bookcase.
I haven't seen the film of Memoirs yet. I'm sort of loathe too, as I think it would be hard to do justice to the book.
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From:shuripentu
Date:April 16th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
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I had to study The Handmaid's Tale for my IB English course, and it was one of the few books I enjoyed. Margaret Atwood is generally a good writer, although she is by all accounts a bit of a stuck-up person. She's a good reader, though.
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