Started by Guybrush, Jan 09, 2023, 09:50 AM
Quote from: Janszoon on Feb 14, 2023, 04:08 PMThe Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert DugoniIt's about a boy who was born with red eyes trying to survive Catholic school in the 1960s. I like the premise, but I'm not sure how well executed it is so far.
Quote from: Guybrush on Feb 14, 2023, 06:20 PMLike an albino kid? Or is it some spawn of Beelzebub?
QuoteTwo thousand years after the execution of Jesus, there are still many unanswered questions about who was directly responsible for his death and what happened in the aftermath. And so it is, on Good Friday 1865 that
Quote from: Dreams on Jan 24, 2023, 05:32 PMjust finished I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid my second netflix inspired read of 2023 loved the filmloved the novel probably the finest work of art on the nature of consciousness ever created or at least in the past couple of decades- truly brilliant
Quote from: Lisnaholic on Feb 26, 2023, 03:58 PMWritten by a tv presenter, it has a style that engages you in the story quickly enough, although B O'Reilly uses the irritating modern device of describing historical events in the Present Tense: "Lincoln walks into the theater..." That really bugs me!! Still, I learned a lot from this book: about the Confederate surrender at Appomattox and the fanaticism of John Wilkes Booth. Also interesting were the comparisons to be drawn between the US then and how it is today. On the one hand, totally different because The White House, "the people's house" was open to the public, with petitioners to see the President even sleeping in the corridors overnight. On the other hand, something that hasn't changed so much: a bitter lingering divide between two Americas: the Confederate South and the Union North. The exact points of contention have shifted a bit, but the two mindsets are still there, grating against each other, turning every issue, from vaccines to abortion, into a new version of the same old political resentments. (At least, that how it seems to me as an ill-informed outsider.)
Quote from: Dreams on Mar 01, 2023, 07:28 PM...but people read books about cults to read about crazy cult stuff but this book certainly has plenty of this