June 22nd, 2010, 08:37 PM #811
Yeah, this and Confederacy are probably the two funniest books I have ever read.
Originally Posted by adgy-san
June 23rd, 2010, 09:41 PM #812
You may have seen the billboards or some of the hype for this book. I bought it with a certain amount of skepticism due to all the comparisons the Steven King's The Stand. Yes, I can say the comparisons are valid. It is a large scale apocolyptic tale and it is epic in scope(800 pages and that is just the first book of a proposed trilogy). So, I started reading it, kinda with a built in grudge because The Stand is, i.m.o. the greatest book i have ever read 30 times. Alright, I am only 100 pages in but i am hooked...hard. I am having a hard time not going over and grabbing it out of my work bag and just reading till i can't no more. Great writing style...very relaxed and believable. You can feel the pain of the characters immediately. And there is a lot of pain. Very affecting and heartbreaking. PLEASE DO NOT READ ANY OF THE REVIEWS...too spoilerific. Just get this book and start reading. It won't be too hard. I cannot wait to see where this tremendous story by a writer who has apparently come out of nowhere is going to take me. READ THIS!
June 27th, 2010, 05:52 PM #813
July 2nd, 2010, 11:04 PM #814
Justin Cronin is no slouch to the literary world. He's won the PEN/Hemingway Award previously, and this new book, while a departure from his more "normal" work, is garnering tons of publicity. (They gave him a HUGE advance for it). The publisher wants to grab that money making "vampire" audience. Hope you guys enjoy your read.
Originally Posted by Watti
Last edited by So Sumi; July 2nd, 2010 at 11:12 PM.
July 2nd, 2010, 11:37 PM #815
The new China Mieville novel should be up next for me.
I like the UK cover more.
A giant squid cult is involved and that can't be a bad thing.
July 6th, 2010, 02:44 PM #816
just finished reading a couple of great books
The first book in The Border Trilogy. Might be my favorite McCarthy novel I've read, as I've said before his prose is absolutely beautiful. For me it was a book that I didn't want to end, every page is filled with such vivid imagery (and, of course, the story's great too). After I read through a few more things I'll probably continue with the trilogy.
First book by Hemingway that I've read, not sure if it was the best book to start on but I thought it was fantastic. I've read a ton of McCarthy and I can tell that he was definitely influenced heavily by Hemingway's writing style and tone. Great anti-war novel that kept me engrossed the whole way through.
July 6th, 2010, 02:52 PM #817
My GF gave me this for my b'day. I love Christopher Moore. I hate vampire stuff. Just started reading it.
July 6th, 2010, 03:15 PM #818
July 7th, 2010, 04:42 PM #819
July 8th, 2010, 07:16 AM #820
Booby, sorry to hear you fell out on this:
The story really picks up just about where you fell out of (I am exactly half way through). I really like it actually. Definitely going to read the next one and the last one. Salander is such a compelling character.