- MI, USA
- member since March 21, 2007
I seriously owe you an email/phone call, I know. In the meantime, are you familiar with J.G. Ballard's novel Empire of the Sun? It's about a young boy's survival in a Japanese interment camp during WWII. I just read it, and think it might be up your alley.
Jam, clam :)
It definitely made me sympathetic to the Native Americans and even the lower class treatment of women at that time. Jill gave it to me day at boot camp. Keep us posted on your carpet/truck/paint/parents plans for the 11th...hope to get out with you again soon!
I just saw your note. I absolutely agree with you about the Goon Squad being about the passage of time. My friend, Stefanie, is getting ready to read it, and I've decided to read it along with her (this'll be my third time) so we can discuss it book-club style. :) How are you enjoying Dark Places?
He is awesome!!! Best baby ever. Haha. Actually he is a good baby.
Doesn't cry very much and is starting to smile at me!! We just got
Back from the bahamas and he did soooo good on the trip even tho
It was super hot. I might have 2 email u some recent photos. Sorry, I am
Totally gonna be that annoying friend :).
They better be good books! I stole them from your shelf!! :)
Due May 1... and even though you didn't ask..... oh man I can't tell you how uncomfortable this last month is..... I know that is what all pregnant women say but it sucks!!!! I am writing to you on email because this is too public for all my bitching... :)~
I just read book one (The Hunger Games) and I dug it. Very well written. I was more interested in how the world was laid out than the actual game. I had a quick detour into grown-up books with Burroughs' The Wild Boys, but I will probably finish off the Games trilogy soon. I have to get my fun reading out of the way soon, because I have to start studying for MCAT soon.
Goon Squad sounds interesting. I'm adding it to my To Read section!
Good luck on your Pillars of the Earth voyage :)
And we really have to meet up and dork out! Next weekend is open....
I've been hemming and hawing about reading the Hunger Games for a while--when you gave 'em the thumbs up, I figure'd I'd jump right in. I'll also take on the Harry Potter series this year, too, but I want to read a few pretentious big boy books in between the YA series. It felt good to move "The Last Temptation of Christ" over to the "Read" section of my shelf; I want to do that to some other 50 megaton titles in my stacks. (Moby Dick, Gravity's Rainbow, The Tin Drum, Justine, The Decameron, Tristram Shandy, Don Quixote...I'm looking at you guys.)
Haven't heard of Goon Squad, but I'm inclined to give it a try :)
Is the title a reference to the Elvis Costello song "Goon Squad"? I know the term predates the song, but, juxtaposed with a guitar, it was the first hipster music lyric I could think of :)
Yes, I did like Atonement. I watched the movie right after I got finished reading it. I was surprised how close the movie and the book were.
It reminded me a little of the Kite Runner, just in the way that I did not care at all for the main character. I felt like they both did such awful things and it was hard for me to forgive them. Did you like the movie?