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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:32 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


Girlfriend brought two paperback thrillers home from a fancyfair at her school.
So I put the biography aside for a while and started off in these two:

Jachtveld by Lee Child (orig. title: Killing floor) and "Vertrouw niemand" by Gregg Hurwitz (orig. title: Trust no one)



The first I have finished already and is a -meh- entertaining but rather predictable one, that has quite a lot of loose ends in the storyline.
A rambling, former MP officer ends up in a small village where he gets involved due to the death of his brother with a corrupt group of locals who will do anything to save their large counterfeiting project.

You can 'read' this book at this moment by going to the cinema as this story has been released as movie under the lead characters name:
JACK REACHER.

Second story is about trusting secret services after they made a big mistake and who is going to be the victim now?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:58 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


My SAGA comic books came back from the bindery, so I just finished re-reading those. Still cool. And now they'll last something close to forever. Or something.

Yesterday I just had to run out and buy this:

I've already read it twice, probably will end up reading it 10 times before I put it down for good. That's just how I read comic books. But I really like this one.

I'm also reading this, on the recommendation of my husband and some of the folks here:
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:48 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


Good, LadyI, always listen to the folks here Wink

Apart from the Darwin odyssee on my iPad I had finished all I was reading, so there was time for a start in a lively volume of a classic:

Quo Vadis? by Nobelprize winner Henryk Sienkiewicz



I'll probably will play Rozsa's music from the movie a lot now.
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Finished The Last Wish. Ending made no dang sense.

And I don't have time to worry about it, because a few trips to the library have granted me a STACK of books, which I am reading simultaneously, like Abe Sapien.

They are:
  • The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker. I cannot put this down!
  • The Upcycle, by William McDonough and Michael Braungart. Humanistic to the point of spiritual. Highly recommended.
  • Reading Ancient Egyptian Poetry, by R. B. Parkinson. I'm hoping this will give me some insights when I teach my Egypt seminar again in the fall.
  • The Weir and Other Plays, by Conor McPherson. So far, I've only read The Weir. I saw this on a list of the greatest plays of the past 100 years, so I checked it out. It's about 5 people swapping ghost stories in a pub in rural Ireland. I've heard people in the audience fainted during this show. Reading it to myself made me cry. I don't think I could stand to see it performed. Would someone please tell me why I seek out these ghost stories when ghosts scare me? I'm so glad I didn't end up giving myself nightmares.

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Just finished reading.
Strongly recommend - history and romance beautifully narrated!




Follett is Divine! <3

P.S. the last part of the trilogy will come out in 2014 I'm waiting!
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I'm a fan of Follett books too.
I remember it took me just one day to read "Eye of the needle" from start to finish in late 80s or early 90s.
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After finishing the lively "Quo Vadis?" (beautiful book!!)
I started in a small novella by our famous local author who died recently: Jan Cartens
It's about a teacher who falls for the youth of his former schoolfriend's daughter. Tragedy looms but somehow it's for the better.

DE ONTDEKKING VAN VENUS. by Jan Cartens



The other book is a classic, pulitzerprize winner (1997) by Frank McCourt.
Wonderful film made out of it as well, with Williams score.

ANGELA'S ASHES by Frank McCourt (in english)
Irish drama, about the childhood of author in poor and Catholic Ireland with a drunk father and a church that controlled the state.
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Came back to classic fantasy and finished great book from Robert Salvatore "The Crystal Shard" it's 4th book from The Legend of Drizzt saga.



The second book is quite light, author is Tim Pegler, book is about autistic boy and his crazy friend, also great book Smile



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[*]The Weir and Other Plays, by Conor McPherson. So far, I've only read The Weir. I saw this on a list of the greatest plays of the past 100 years, so I checked it out. It's about 5 people swapping ghost stories in a pub in rural Ireland. I've heard people in the audience fainted during this show. Reading it to myself made me cry. I don't think I could stand to see it performed. Would someone please tell me why I seek out these ghost stories when ghosts scare me? I'm so glad I didn't end up giving myself nightmares.[/list]


Now this message got me very much intrigued as I met LadyInque and it came over to me that she was not the kind of woman who would be easily swept off her feet by a play or stories about ghosts.
So I ordered the play to check for myself (english language to be sure I got the right impression):



The other book is another biography by Henk van Gelder, from whom I read the one on Joop van den Ende (previous posts). This one tells the story about the Jewish entrepeneur Abraham Tuschinski who set up an imperium of theatres, cinemas and casinos in the Netherlands. He was deported during WW.II and his famous Tuschinski theatre in Amsterdam is there to remind us all about his vision of how cinema should be.
Of course is this book important regarding my background as cinema manager.
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Dutch, after you read The Weir, I'd be interested to know what insights you gained into my personality from it.
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After finishing the McCourt novel I was drawn towards the small novels by previously mentioned local author Jan Cartens who wrote also about his Catholic youth in my hometown. As I'm old enough I still could recknogize remnants of this religious era. And maybe they are good countermeasure against "the Weir" that I have started in too.

EEN ROOMSCHE JEUGD - JAN CARTENS VAN KATHOLIEKEN HUIZE - JAN CARTENS


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Dutch, after you read The Weir, I'd be interested to know what insights you gained into my personality from it.


LadyInque,
I didn't gain any insight on your fear of ghosts or adversion against stories involving them.
Looking for clues would be sheer speculation.
"the Weir" itself didn't have any frightening effect on me, maybe because the setting in the pub made it to me more distant to the stories themselves.
So that would mean your 'portrayal' of what you read in your mind is/was so vivid that it would have felt you'd experienced the story yourself. That could give the idea that you were actually seeing people on stairs or outside when reading that, what of course can make it spooky.

So the only thing I can conclude is that you are very into the story when you read one. And that for me "the Weir" was amusing to read and maybe even to watch as play, but it didn't have the impact it had on you.
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It's more simple than that, Dutch. I have a daughter who loves to swim.
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Just starting the latest Nicholas Sparks



I've read all his books - always good. [/url]
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I am now in book three of the Game of Thrones series. Screw the TV series! Very Happy
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