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post Dec 1 2009, 02:23 AM
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Basically, you can give a description or review of a book you recently finished. I would like it if you did not review/summarize a book that you finished a while back. I'm trying to get first impressions/reflections of books as a whole.

I just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy. The book has great pace. The writing style took some getting used to having heavily fragmented sentences and sometimes hard to follow dialogue, and there are no numbered chapters. But my eyes were wet by the end. The end is a real motherfucker. Nothing in this book seems out of place except the last paragraph. The last paragraph has a nice final metaphor for the whole book; it takes some thinking to fully understand it. I'm not sure if the book had a Christian tone or not... the ending pages really made me doubt that it was secular.

I haven't seen the film adaptation yet. Not sure if I'll get around to it though.


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post Jan 30 2010, 11:28 AM
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School's been making me read lately.

- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Rommel: The End of a Legend by Ralf Georg Reuth

and I'm in the middle of reading A History of Warfare by John Keegan out of general interest. Really like it, might pick up some more of his books sometime.
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- punxtr   What Book Did You Recently Finish?   Dec 1 2009, 02:23 AM
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