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Re: New now reading

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 03 Apr 2021, 09:52

Just finished

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Just started

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Coming soon.
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Re: New now reading

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Re: New now reading

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 20 Apr 2021, 21:08

Last week I finished Mabel Dodge Luhan's "Winter in Taos" which was a real surprising number. It's a sweetly rambling memoir of her time in Taos and everything you wanted from an homage to New Mexico was there- crackly, pinon filled fires, crunchy animal prints in snow, the smell of chilis and plum trees. Some of the casual animal deaths were a bit unsettling, but offset with descriptions of flowers that you could almost smell. She artfully dodged talking about her fella's poor wife, living in a pueblo where he abandoned her to come and live with the high society arty lady, but maybe she writes about that in another book. I'll have to find out!

I particularly loved the story she told of how a bunch of converted Native Americans were having a hell of a time trying to grow crops. Their priest suggested they go to the church and bring the statue of Jesus on the cross, and get him to bless the field, which they duly did. Shortly afterwards, the rain they had prayed for came in torrents, washing out all the seeds and creating muddy hell. They went back to the church, got a statue of Mary, brought it to the field and pointed at the ground saying "Look what your son did!"
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Re: New now reading

Postby Diamond Dog » 21 Apr 2021, 18:02

Just finished this - a more damning indictment of a leader and a Government of a nation is almost impossible to imagine. Complete incompetence and total abrogation of duty from start to finish. We all know the story but, even so, reading it in chronological form is still harrowing.

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Re: New now reading

Postby Flower » 04 May 2021, 13:54

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I enjoy most of what John Sandford writes and started reading his work when someone,gave me a copy of "The Fool's Run" . :)

Ocean Prey is a light read with less violence than in many of Sandford's novels. It's always fun to have Virgil Flowers interact with Davenport. I don't wish to give anything away but I did cry at one point. All in all, this a good lockdown/summer/beach type read.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Flower » 09 May 2021, 13:14

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I just started this book.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 10 May 2021, 20:44

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Re: New now reading

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 13 May 2021, 14:28

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Halfway through this. Really enjoying it.

As with Alan Partridge Nomad, you can hear the author's delivery
in your head on every page. And as with the Coogan book, the audio
version must be a real treat.


I’m in the middle of this! Splendid book.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Flower » 16 May 2021, 14:02

I"m starting this on Monday .. :)

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Eddie Jaru is amazing! It's difficult to believe that he's 101 years old.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Rorschach » 17 May 2021, 07:59

Minnie the Minx wrote:Last week I finished Mabel Dodge Luhan's "Winter in Taos" which was a real surprising number. It's a sweetly rambling memoir of her time in Taos and everything you wanted from an homage to New Mexico was there- crackly, pinon filled fires, crunchy animal prints in snow, the smell of chilis and plum trees. Some of the casual animal deaths were a bit unsettling, but offset with descriptions of flowers that you could almost smell. She artfully dodged talking about her fella's poor wife, living in a pueblo where he abandoned her to come and live with the high society arty lady, but maybe she writes about that in another book. I'll have to find out!

I particularly loved the story she told of how a bunch of converted Native Americans were having a hell of a time trying to grow crops. Their priest suggested they go to the church and bring the statue of Jesus on the cross, and get him to bless the field, which they duly did. Shortly afterwards, the rain they had prayed for came in torrents, washing out all the seeds and creating muddy hell. They went back to the church, got a statue of Mary, brought it to the field and pointed at the ground saying "Look what your son did!"



I'd never heard of her so I looked her up in Wikipedia where I found this gem about the 'fella':

"Lujan set up a teepee in front of her house, drumming each night in an attempt to lure her to him."

The astonishing thing is that it seems to have worked.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Darkness_Fish » 17 May 2021, 09:40

She was scared that if the drumming stopped, she'd have to listen to the bass solo.
Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.

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Re: New now reading

Postby Darkness_Fish » 17 May 2021, 09:44

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A heart-warming, light-hearted slice of romance. And the odd genocide.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Flower » 17 May 2021, 12:40

Darkness_Fish wrote:Image

A heart-warming, light-hearted slice of romance. And the odd genocide.


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: New now reading

Postby Flower » 23 May 2021, 17:47

I just started this ...

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Re: New now reading

Postby Six String » 26 May 2021, 23:01

Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing. I like the idea of the setting (remote island in northern Quebec) as a segue from a Jim Harrison novel.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Robert » 27 May 2021, 22:33

Tom Waits For No One wrote:Just finished

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Just started

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Excited about

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Coming soon.


Shuggie is waiting til I have the current book finished. How is it so far?

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Re: New now reading

Postby Flower » 28 May 2021, 19:01

Just started this ....

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Re: New now reading

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 29 May 2021, 14:34

Just finished:

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Very enjoyable indeed- read it in about three sittings.

Currently reading (downstairs) :

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I grabbed this as I had seen it was recommended. I didn't know anything about the author, and looked him up just before I sat down to read it and immediately regretted it, judging by his bio. So far, however, it's a good read.

Currently reading (upstairs)-

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Fucking hell, Cleese makes me laugh. This book is splendid. I don't know why I left it so long to go through all the Python's books- I've now done Palin and Chapman, Idle next - I don't actually know if Terry Jones wrote a book or not. Or Gilliam?
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Re: New now reading

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 29 May 2021, 17:30

Robert wrote:
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Shuggie is waiting til I have the current book finished. How is it so far?


Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Grimmer than Grimsby but well worth reading.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Flower » 05 Jun 2021, 13:12

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