What's the best book you've read so far this year?

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Postby sybil on Mon May 05, 2008 1:11 pm

hey happy! welcome! weren't those kids the best? man, did they have guts. "this is battery acid, you bitch!" loved it!
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Re: What's the best book you've read so far this year?

Postby Rhymer on Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:45 am

The Road by Cormac McCarthy and No Country for Old Men by the same. Both are great reads. Cormac could write, and did write in my opinion with The Road, horror for a living. The Road can be classified as Sci-Fi, Horror, or mainstream. It won the Pulitzer Prize. It is a terrifying read.

I'll just go into one scene to whet your appetite, one of the craziest, but not THE craziest. The father and son notice some people further ahead of them on the road. Two men and a pregnant woman. They stay back, cautious because of the incredible danger that always comes with meeting other survivors. But the people ahead of them continue to slow down as it becomes obvious that something is wrong with the pregnant woman. The father and boy eventually come upon the place where the trio had made camp. The three had fled from the father and son from the same fear that held the father and son from meeting them. However, the newborn baby was still roasting on the spit as the trio had been starving to death.

The book gave me chills routinely. It is a world where hope can only be found in each other, and then only rarely.
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Re: What's the best book you've read so far this year?

Postby Romeo_Haight on Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:17 pm

currently the best book i've read this year is "john dies at the end' by david wong.
it is far and away one of the strangest things i've ever read but it was entertaining throughout. i'd talk more about it but it's really easy to ruin alot of it.
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mind you, i haven't read HORNS yet.
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Re: What's the best book you've read so far this year?

Postby Betsy_Boo on Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:45 pm

Well...HORNS is certainly the best I've read this year.
I've heard good and bad about Wong's book. I'll probably read it when it comes out in paperback. But isn't the title something of a spoiler?
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Re: What's the best book you've read so far this year?

Postby Romeo_Haight on Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:13 pm

Betsy_Boo wrote: But isn't the title something of a spoiler?

i'm not permitted to ruin anything.
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Re: What's the best book you've read so far this year?

Postby demorganakamark on Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:26 am

Rhymer wrote:The Road by Cormac McCarthy and No Country for Old Men by the same. Both are great reads. Cormac could write, and did write in my opinion with The Road, horror for a living. The Road can be classified as Sci-Fi, Horror, or mainstream. It won the Pulitzer Prize. It is a terrifying read.

I'll just go into one scene to whet your appetite, one of the craziest, but not THE craziest. The father and son notice some people further ahead of them on the road. Two men and a pregnant woman. They stay back, cautious because of the incredible danger that always comes with meeting other survivors. But the people ahead of them continue to slow down as it becomes obvious that something is wrong with the pregnant woman. The father and boy eventually come upon the place where the trio had made camp. The three had fled from the father and son from the same fear that held the father and son from meeting them. However, the newborn baby was still roasting on the spit as the trio had been starving to death.

The book gave me chills routinely. It is a world where hope can only be found in each other, and then only rarely.

Maybe put a spoiler alert next time...you know...just a little more warning.
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Re: What's the best book you've read so far this year?

Postby demorganakamark on Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:40 am

Ive done the same thing more than once...lol.
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Re: What's the best book you've read so far this year?

Postby Betsy_Boo on Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:53 am

Romeo_Haight wrote:
Betsy_Boo wrote: But isn't the title something of a spoiler?

i'm not permitted to ruin anything.


Well...I'll certainly give it a shot. BTW, cute baby!
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Re: What's the best book you've read so far this year?

Postby Romeo_Haight on Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:20 pm

Betsy_Boo wrote:
BTW, cute baby!

she was pleased to hear that. here's my favorite book i got last year:
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Re: What's the best book you've read so far this year?

Postby Francesca on Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:51 pm

Innocent by Scott Turow. I get to meet him too. :)
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Re: What's the best book you've read so far this year?

Postby Indignation on Mon May 03, 2010 3:47 am

"Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson. Starts off strange (Because I don't know a lick of geography about Sweden) But once established, it becomes a thrillride of a story.
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