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Halfway done with ROOM and I'm not disappointed.

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Cindy: I loved Room. Very clever how she maintains the five-year-old's POV all the way through and how he actually enjoyed his early childhood in the room. It's a completely different take on a familiar story, showing the horrors through Jack's innocent eyes. LOVED it.

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I'm reading 1984 by George Orwell. I've never read it and it's on my must-read-before-I-die list.

In some ways, he was an absolute genius- I have to keep reminding myself this was written in the 1940's. It's like he could actually see into the future. I'm currently involved in a trial of speech recognition software at work- nearly 65 years after he talks about it! It's called Dragon, but I like to call it speakwrite- much better word.
  Nevertheless, I'm struggling to get through it. I'm finding his style of writing very dated and not compelling at all. I find myself skimming quite a lot.

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Prompted by Jenny's Boston stop, am reading William Landay's DEFENDING JACOB. Very good!

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Like Soob I am also reading 1984. However, this would be my second reading of it. I enjoyed the first time I read it and with all the snooping / prism / NSA malarky going on at the moment I thought it was time to go back to Airstrip One and the thought police for a refresher in all things MiniTrue emoticon

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Trying to decide between two books I have never read ... Through The Looking-Glass and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Feel free to influence me.... emoticon

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Sorry, Chunk. I've never read either.

Cindy- did you enjoy Room? If you had to categorise it, which genre would you describe it as?

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(Hey folks! emoticon )

I'm currently reading A Pillar of Iron by Taylor Caldwell. The hero is Marcus Tullius Cicero and it is all about him and his contemporaries in ancient Rome.

I'm assuming (which I know one can get in lots of trouble for) it is totally based in fact as there are LOTS of footnotes indicating she got the majority of her material from transcribed records.

It is absolutely excellent. It took me a bit to "get into" this tome...but I've had to make myself refrain from going to google for info on all of these characters (to see their end) during this read. If you even remotely enjoy reading history, I would highly recommend this.

I'm near the end, and google will be the next thing I do.

Then, y'all have enticed me to check out Room.
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Will be returning to the library the infuriating, eye-opening expose of Big Pharma and Big Agra: Born With a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health, by Martha Rosenberg. Deaths, suicides and homicides have been linked to prescription drug use. emoticon

Am almost finished with The Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife and Transformng Our Fear of Death, by Julia Assante, PhD. Wonderful, uplifting book!

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quote:

Soob wrote:


Cindy- did you enjoy Room? If you had to categorise it, which genre would you describe it as?



I DID enjoy it. I wasn't sure just what to make of the broken vocabulary of the little boy at first, but it's essential to the story and I got over it fast.

Categorize? Hmmm... I guess it would be a cross between fictional memoir and maybe mystery/thriller? I don't know. It's almost unclassifiable.

Anyway, I really liked the book. Nothing like it I've ever read before.

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