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Re: Book Club: What Shall We Read Next?
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2007, 05:45:02 pm »
A group is getting together to read "The Last of the Wine" by Mary Renault. Join us! A topic has been created in Anything Goes.

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Re: Book Club: What Shall We Read Next?
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2007, 12:08:36 am »
A question for Daniel: I see that Foer's first listed work was A Convergence of Birds, which he edited. Is that the same as the book you read??

And for everyone: Foer has also written Everything is Illuminated which was made into a movie starring Elijah Wood. I prefer "Extremely" to it, but we can read "Everything" instead if you prefer.

I also highly recommend listening to Extremely, the recorded book. The voices in it are amazing, and really bring the book to life!!

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Re: Book Club: What Shall We Read Next?
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2007, 08:27:01 pm »
I actually would like to suggest a novel that is not in the list. It's my favourite novel and I'm also working on it for my PhD thesis. It's called "Eureka Street" (1996) and the author is Belfast born Irish novelist Robert McLiam Wilson.
It has been a best seller in many European countries and it was awarded the prestigeous Prix Gallimard for fiction, plus other awards.

Has anyone here read it?


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Re: Book Club: What Shall We Read Next?
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2007, 09:40:41 am »
Discussion of The Virginian is now winding up! It's time to consider our next book discussion. I'll add the other suggestions to the poll and drum up some more votes.
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Re: Book Club: What Shall We Read Next?
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2007, 05:41:02 pm »
I have also ordered The Cowboy Way.
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Re: Book Club: What Shall We Read Next?
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2007, 07:11:12 pm »
I've started a discussion of The Cowboy Way on Anything Goes. Join us!!
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Re: Book Club: What Shall We Read Next?
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2007, 10:07:41 am »
Some good recommendations for summer reading!
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Re: Book Club: What Shall We Read Next?
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2007, 05:49:29 pm »
A word of explanation, please!  Once you choose your books to discuss, where are the threads for the individual books?

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Re: Book Club: What Shall We Read Next?
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2007, 10:18:54 am »
They're right here in the Culture Tent. We have one for The Virginian, one for Postcards, one for The Cowboy Way, and one for Brokeback Mountain. I believe there are also some for Mary Renault books.
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“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” filming in NY
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2011, 01:16:29 pm »
This just in! Jonathan Safran Foer lives in the same buliding as Heath and Michelle!!

Here are a few words from the beginning of "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

First chapter: "What The?"

What about a teakettle? What if the spout opened and closed when the steam came out, so it would become a mouth, and it could whistle pretty melodies, or do Shakespeare, or just crack up with me?"

Later on on page one is this quote:

"I wonder if everyone's heart's would start to beat at the same time, like how women who live together have menstural periods at the same time, which I know about, but don't really want to know about."

Hopefully it will be ready for screening this fall, which will be the 10th anniversary of the event that is a linchpin of the plot: the destruction of the World Trade Center.
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