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Sarah's Key
4.10
Added 11/8/09.

In _Sarah's Key_ the chapters alternate between the war era and the time sixty years later. We watch as a reporter tries to find out mor...more
Jan 2010
Nov 08, 2009
 
Life of Pi
3.86
Re: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Date added: 1/5/10.
I loved this book. Below are some comments I made while reading.

Life of Pi has me in a state of awe o...more
Jan 2010
Jan 05, 2010
 
Arms and the Man
3.83
Added 6/16/13.

I watched "Arms and the Man" via a Netflix DVD (1987). It stars Helena Bonham Carter.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0862646/
http://dvd.netf...more
not set
Jun 15, 2013
 
My Sister's Keeper
4.03
Added 4/8/09 - Read in July 2009
This book was slow torture right to the very end. I wish I had never read it.
For my comments please see my topic at: ====>...more
Jul 2009
Apr 08, 2009
 
Ragtime
3.84
Re: _Ragtime_ by E.L. Doctorow

2/18/11 - I've finished reading this book. I have to say that I enjoyed the film more. The plotline with the Coalhouse W...more
Feb 18, 2011
Apr 02, 2010
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.06
RE: _The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo_ (Millennium, #1) (2008) by Stieg Larsson
Added 3/12/11

4/18/11 (my final estimation):
IMO, the plot about the missi...more
Apr 2011
Mar 12, 2011
 
We Were the Mulvaneys
3.63
Added 2/19/10.

10/26/12
Today I finished watching the movie adaptation of We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates via a Netflix DVD.

See my comments...more
not set
Feb 19, 2010
 
Lady Windermere's Fan
3.87
Added 6/23/13.
I didn't read the play but I watched a 2004 film adaptation entitled A Good Woman.

WIKI SAYS: "A 2004 film adaptation, entitled A Good Wo...more
not set
Jun 23, 2013
 
The Bonfire of the Vanities
3.75
Added 1/2/11.
While reviewing my GR shelves, I realized that I had read this book quite a while ago, but failed to include in my GR list of books read....more
not set
Jan 02, 2011
 
Atonement
3.83
Added 6/30/08.
RE: Atonement by Ian McEwan (2001)

SUMMARY: (view spoiler)...more
Mar 2008
Jun 30, 2008
 
Snow Falling on Cedars
3.72
RE: _Snow Falling on Cedars_ (1994) by David Guterson
The story centers around a court case in which a Japanese man is charged with the murder of a man...more
not set
Mar 06, 2011
 
Never Let Me Go
3.78
RE: _Never Let Me Go_ by Kazuo Ishiguro
Added 4/6/2008

I see that a movie has been adapted from this book. It's a sci-fi drama.
"Never Let Me Go" (2010)
h...more
Apr 2008
Apr 06, 2008
 
Nobody's Fool
4.12
I enjoyed reading _Nobody's Fool_. As I was reading it, I couldn't help but picture Jack Nicholson playing the part of Sully. In fact, to me, the rasc...more
not set
Jun 23, 2008
 
Up at the Villa
3.62
Added 2/19/14.
RE: Up at the Villa (1941) by W. Somerset Maugham
I read this novella years ago and still remember it as a good story. Maugham is one of...more
not set
Feb 19, 2014
 
Winter's Tale
3.66
Added 2/19/14.
Winter's Tale (first published in 1983) by Mark Helprin

It will be interesting to see the film adaptation of this book.

http://www.imdb.co...more
not set
Feb 19, 2014
 
Atlas Shrugged
3.66
Added 1/14/12.
I tried reading Atlas Shrugged but couldn't get into it. There didn't seem to be enough of a hook to draw me in.

There's a movie adaptati...more
not set
Jan 14, 2012
 
Malgudi Days
4.17
Added 4/11/12.
Below is from a post I wrote in my GR group 4/11/12:

Just by chance I've stumbled on a good thing. Someone somewhere mentioned Malgudi Da...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
 
The Shipping News
3.76
_The Shipping News_ by Annie Proulx

I enjoyed reading this touching book.

I read somewhere a while back that Proulx's writing style is considered to be...more
not set
Aug 20, 2008
 
The Diary of a Country Priest
3.92
Added 2/6/13.
I am about to watch the film adaptation of this book.
One of the reviewers at Netflix called it: "tedious, incomprehensible prattle".
I hop...more
not set
Feb 06, 2013
 
Everything Is Illuminated
3.89
March 2010 - I couldn't get into this book. The excerpts below, from a GR review, express my impressions of the book perfectly:
=======================...more
not set
Mar 04, 2010
 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
4.02
See my opinion of this book in the third paragraph below.

Today (1/4/11) I am starting to read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2005) by Lisa See. I rec...more
Jan 09, 2011
Apr 30, 2010
 
Bleak House
3.97
Added 11/13/11.
I did not read the book but I viewed two different film adaptations. See my comments below.

I've posted the following at my Goodreads gr...more
not set
Nov 13, 2011
 
Thousand Pieces of Gold
3.74
Added 3/27/11.
_Thousand Pieces of Gold_ (1983) by Ruthanne Lum McCunn

GR reviewer, Sarah, wrote: "This is about one of Idaho's most famous pioneers, P...more
not set
Mar 27, 2011
 
Great Expectations
3.69
I never read Dicken's Great Expectations. I did watch several film versions:

1946: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038574/
(with John Mills as Pip)

1974: ht...more
not set
Mar 01, 2011
 
The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)
4.43
RE: _The Lord of the Rings_ by J.R.R. Tolkien
Posted 10/8/10:
I got well into the first book of the trilogy years ago (_The Fellowship of the Ring_) an...more
not set
Oct 08, 2010
 
Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times
3.94
Added 2/7/14. (The book was first published in 2003.)
Adapted to film. Great dialogue!
Below are links about the film:
"Charlie Wilson's War" (2007)
http...more
not set
Feb 07, 2014
 
The Tenth Man
3.71
Added 1/23/14.
_The Tenth Man_ by Graham Greene. (keeping it in mind)

This book (first published in 1985) was adapted to film (1988 TV Movie). The movie...more
not set
Jan 23, 2014
 
The Enchanted April
3.99
Added 10/31/11.
I saw the movie only. It was called "Enchanted April" (1992). It was a charming film:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101811/
http://movies....more
not set
Oct 31, 2011
 
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
3.95
Added 7/10/12.
I haven't read this book but I watched the film adapted from the book. I streamed it from Netflix. It was great! I love Joan Plowright!
h...more
not set
Jul 10, 2012
 
Hemingway: a Life Story
4.09
Added 8/2/12.
I didn't read this book but I did watch, via a Netflix DVD, a film which was based on this book and also based on collected letters 1917...more
not set
Aug 02, 2012
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