- MA, USA
- member since February 19, 2009
Yes!!! You should definitely read the Twilight Series..I usually wouldn't read sci-fi.....Book 1 & 2 I could not put down....now for me book 3 didn't get good until the middle..sooo don't put it down because book 4 is soo so awesome..so worth reading the 1st 3 just to get to the last book...let me know when you start reading them. I would love know what you think about the Series
Don't know the Book by Ketchum, whats it called ?
I thought URBAN GOTHIC was really cool, I thought the fact that the HEROES were the people from the community sent a very clear message, " Don't judge a book by it's cover".
everyone who lived there knew about the house, and they knew they had to do the right thing, it's all about the choices we make.
Take a spicy grandmother and two street-wise kids
Take a missing mother, and stir in a killer who will
stop at nothing to get what he wants.
Someone must protect the children…….
Read what happens next in the best selling book:
Love Trumps Game
By d.y. Phillips
The best selling book that folks are talking about
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hows things ? is your arm any better ? see you have been reading some Bently Little, one of my Favorites,some of his stuff is pretty hardcore, my all time favorite by him is a really creepy novel called THE STORE.
Is your daughter still reading LOTR series ?
Another good series alongs those lines is THE IRON TOWER trilogy.
Oh yeah, The Stand is another of my favorites. And I recently had the pleasure of reading the uncut version. Wow! No wasted verbiage there! I do love the character development. In his earlier stuff (and to a certain degree in his later stuff), King had such a way of making you like all of the characters, even the bad ones. I especially liked how, with characters such as Arnie in Christine and Jack Torrance in The Shining, you get the perspective of what would normally be considered a "bad guy" but with the understanding that they are really just agents of a bigger evil.
Even though chronologically Red Dragon is earlier, I would recommend reading Silence of the Lambs first. Silence of the Lambs is an easier read in terms of construction and character development. And I found Red Dragon heavy and dark to the point of being slightly depressing. And it's not as if it's technically a series that must be read beginning to end; the books just have a few common characters.
Hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think. :)
I am in complete agreement re: your statement about suspense. Have you read any of Thomas Harris's Hannibal books? I recently finished Silence of the Lambs and am working on Red Dragon. Red Dragon is not for the faint of heart, and compared to Silence of the Lambs it's lacking in the suspense department, but they're both excellently, intelligently written, and really capture an edge-of-your-seat quality.
As for King, my favorite, surprisingly, would have to be Christine, although 'Salem's Lot runs an extremely close second.
How about you?
I totally agree. I read the second one as well...But A child Called It was such a tear jerker for me, seing I am such an advocate for children and alot of special education children arent in special ed because they were born with a disability, but because of abuse of some kind or tramatic brain injury. Thanks and I look forward to other chats. Don't forget to join Hip Hop Culture fiction book club...see you there!!!
The Fellowship of the Ring is next in line and first in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, if she gets thru the series and I'm sure she will, I have a long list of books in that genre.
Hope you enjoy SHUTTER ISLAND, I could not put it down.