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Friday, June 27, 2008

Summer Snoozes

Clemmie is dog tired. Me too sistah!

Doesn't her little nose look like one of those fake plastic ones that some teddy bears have? :)

I've been devouring books at an amazing speed lately - here are some recommendations:

The Observations by Jane Harris - reminds me mostly of Slammerkin with a bit of The Crimson Petal and The White and Vanity Fair thrown in. Great read & great main character. Ghosts, mysterious people with mysterious pasts, and revenge all in a wonderful period setting.

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier - the movie was okay (if you can stand Nicole Kidman) but the book is fantastic. Frazier is a REAL writer. He comes up with descriptions that are not at all obvious until he mentions them. I love that. I tend to have a immediate negative reaction to the "Southern American Novel". It's just SO cliche to me. Not so with Cold Mountain. Nothing is forced or formulaic about Frazier's writing. And the story deviates quite abit from the movie so if you've seen the movie you haven't read the book.

Enduring Love by Ian McEwan - again a great writer & a story that is significantly different than the movie. Obsession, paranoia, guilt = great story. I loved Attonement too so at this point I'm pretty sure everything by McEwan is worth reading.

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Blogger Chris said...

Ah, your reading is much more edudite than is mine. :)

10:40 PM  
Blogger teabird said...

On Chesil Beach was even more amazing than Atonement!

11:19 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I loved Cold Mountain too! It's a beautiful book.

BTW, your hubbies pens are gorgeous!

8:05 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Clemmie could be in an ad for something -- she looks so perfect!

3:04 PM  

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