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Old 05-07-2007, 09:44 AM
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Just starting Anthony Trollope's Phineas Finn. Haven't read enough of it to have an opinion yet, though I liked the first of the "political novels" Can You Forgive Her?, despite its being overly wordy in spots.

I need to pick up some mysteries at lunch time, so I can alternate it with a little lighter reading.

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The Eyes of the Dragon is more of a "young adult" book he wrote for his daughter. It isn't one of his best IMO.
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I read this in high school and enjoyed it...thought it would be a nice easy summer read, and I'm curious about any connection or reference to The Dark Tower.
I think the connection is Flagg.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:34 AM
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Thanks...so much for that little bit of intrigue!
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Of Mice and Men last week. Just finished Cannery Row, which was a little too vague for my tastes. Now about to start How Soccer Explains the World.
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:29 PM
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Plays by GBS. Several books of them, in fact.
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J.M.Barrie and the Lost Boys [bio of Peter Pan author]

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To my mother's sadness, I don't read much poetry at all. But I did like "Block City." I think that's Stevenson.
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I may have mentioned it before, but The Lost Boys, by Orson Scott Card, is one of the more powerful books I've ever read. My wife wished I hadn't recommended it to her. She thought it was well written, interesting, etc, but it kind of overwhelmed her.
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I may have mentioned it before, but The Lost Boys, by Orson Scott Card, is one of the more powerful books I've ever read. My wife wished I hadn't recommended it to her. She thought it was well written, interesting, etc, but it kind of overwhelmed her.
It did have a night-marish quality. Especially since I was reminded of the infestation of earwigs we had in our lawn sprinklers one year. . .
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:05 AM
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Finished Tom Sawyer a week ago, and currently reading: A Connecticut Yankee in King Artur's Court.
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