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Forum: The Book Group Discussions 2nd Jul 2008, 4:42
Replies: 47
Views: 21,545
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: Book 54: THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood

I haven't finished the book yet. I'm only on Ch. 5. I scanned the prior posts and ignored the ones where there appeared to be a spoiler. Sorry.

Ch. 1: After I read this chapter, I felt it was...
Forum: Book Reviews 20th Jun 2008, 18:30
Replies: 31
Views: 3,715
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

How ironic! My wife was telling me about this book just last night over dinner. The following is a summary of what she told me. I have not done my independent research:

She said she read the Wall...
Forum: Book Reviews 18th Jun 2008, 2:21
Replies: 277
Views: 36,183
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: Kazuo Ishiguro

I don't get it. Kazuo Ishiguro did not invent the unreliable narrator idea. To think that his worth is diminished because he did not invent this literary device is absurd. He, along with Ford,...
Forum: Film Reviews 16th Jun 2008, 8:18
Replies: 17
Views: 2,059
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: The Incredible Hulk

Well, actually, I've seen almost every episode of the Hulk TV series (w/ Bill Bixby) and I've read quite a number of the Hulk comic books as a child. Not every issue, but approx. 20 issues. There's...
Forum: Film Reviews 14th Jun 2008, 1:38
Replies: 17
Views: 2,059
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: The Incredible Hulk

What is it with the Hulk? Why can't they make a decent Hulk movie?
Forum: General Chat 10th Jun 2008, 23:43
Replies: 938
Views: 69,464
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: Travel

My wife and I walked the entire city of Rome, Italy. You can't just take public transportation or a cab or a rental car. There are so many sights to see everywhere you go that you HAVE TO walk the...
Forum: Other Reviews 10th Jun 2008, 23:22
Replies: 12
Views: 1,880
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: Arrested Development

I watched the pilot episode of Arrested Development on DVD with my wife. I loved it, she hated it. As a result, we didn't watch any further and I returned the DVD to the library. It's really hard for...
Forum: Book Reviews 10th Jun 2008, 17:29
Replies: 15
Views: 3,233
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: Truman Capote

I always thought Truman Capote was one of those hack writers who achieved celebrity status through the force of his personality rather than the quality of his writings. I mean, he had a role in the...
Forum: Book Reviews 9th Jun 2008, 21:45
Replies: 414
Views: 47,570
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: Ian McEwan

What I mean is, I'd read one of his passages and was so impressed at his choice of phrasings or words, that I have to stop for an instant to wrap my head around it. Meanwhile, that sudden pause made...
Forum: Book Reviews 8th Jun 2008, 23:21
Replies: 414
Views: 47,570
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: Ian McEwan

Based on your recommendation, I started reading Enduring Love last night. So far, I like it very much, although one thing about McEwan that bothers me still is that his stories call attention to his...
Forum: Film Reviews 8th Jun 2008, 16:01
Replies: 9
Views: 2,565
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: Persepolis

I read the graphic novel a year ago. Actually, I had a false start. I picked it up at the library and read a few pages and was not impressed at all by the art or the writing, so I returned it. But...
Forum: Top Tens 6th Jun 2008, 0:53
Replies: 13
Views: 3,907
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: Top Ten Serial Killers

George W. Bush
Saddam Hussein
Joseph Stalin
Mao Zedong
Emperor Hirohito
Adolf Hitler
Barney the dinosaur (killed the most brain cells in the entire history of man)
Forum: Book Reviews 4th Jun 2008, 18:40
Replies: 414
Views: 47,570
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: Ian McEwan

Done deal.
Forum: Book Reviews 4th Jun 2008, 17:29
Replies: 414
Views: 47,570
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: Ian McEwan

My two cents on McEwan:

My first Ian McEwan book was "Atonement." When I was reading it, I got very annoyed and irritated at the flowery and cutesy language. He was practically showing off, I...
Forum: General Chat 4th Jun 2008, 17:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,776
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: Launch invite

John Self and Stewart -- your posts pretty much gave me the info I wanted, even though it wasn't a pie chart.
Forum: General Chat 4th Jun 2008, 3:10
Replies: 10
Views: 1,776
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: Launch invite

If this was near me, I definitely would've attended.

Incidentally, it would be interesting to get a general overview of where the posters are from. Something like a pie chart showing regions and...
Forum: Navel Gazing 4th Jun 2008, 2:25
Replies: 48
Views: 13,818
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: The Book Group: June/July 2008 onwards...

When I read a blip like this, I get this urge to read the book, too. I have a weakness for sensational over-the-top reviews.
Forum: Navel Gazing 3rd Jun 2008, 17:38
Replies: 48
Views: 13,818
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: The Book Group: June/July 2008 onwards...

Roth's "The Professor of Desire" and McCuller's "Reflections in a Golden Eye." I'm not much of a Roth reader, hence the unfamiliarity. I have his "Portnoy's Complaint" on my To-Read list, however....
Forum: Navel Gazing 3rd Jun 2008, 17:12
Replies: 48
Views: 13,818
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: The Book Group: June/July 2008 onwards...

I really like the six selections. Four of those have been on my To-Read list for the longest time and I never found the time/excuse to actually read them. Two of those, I never heard of and I like a...
Forum: Navel Gazing 3rd Jun 2008, 14:44
Replies: 48
Views: 13,818
Posted By SeoulMan
Forum: Navel Gazing 3rd Jun 2008, 14:28
Replies: 48
Views: 13,818
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: The Book Group: June/July 2008 onwards...

I see a long list but no indication as to which one will be "assigned" for July.
Forum: Navel Gazing 3rd Jun 2008, 8:33
Replies: 102
Views: 49,932
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: The Book Group: November 2007 - March 2008

Sounds great!

As long as I'm not the only one discussing the book (i.e. talking to myself) in a thread, I don't care what book we read. I'll read anything out there. I'm flexible.
Forum: Navel Gazing 3rd Jun 2008, 8:20
Replies: 102
Views: 49,932
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: The Book Group: November 2007 - March 2008

Hi, I'm new to this forum and joined specifically so that I could participate in a book club. I've read the last four pages of this thread. Let me summarize very succinctly (and correct me if I'm...
Forum: Navel Gazing 3rd Jun 2008, 8:15
Replies: 10
Views: 11,570
Posted By SeoulMan
Re: Palimpsest Book Group Rules

The Book Group rules should be modified (above) because, apparently, anyone can participate without being a formal member of the Book Group. Also, there is a mention of a schedule which cannot be...
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