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Sarah's Key
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
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
Added 6/16/13.

I watched "Arms and the Man" via a Netflix DVD (1987). It stars Helena Bonham Carter.
not set
Jun 15, 2013
My Sister's Keeper
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
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)
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
Added 2/19/10.

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

See my comments...more
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Feb 19, 2010
Lady Windermere's Fan
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
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Jun 23, 2013
The Bonfire of the Vanities
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
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Jan 02, 2011
Added 6/30/08.
RE: Atonement by Ian McEwan (2001)

SUMMARY: (view spoiler)...more
Mar 2008
Jun 30, 2008
Snow Falling on Cedars
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
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Mar 06, 2011
Never Let Me Go
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)
Apr 2008
Apr 06, 2008
Nobody's Fool
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
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Jun 23, 2008
Up at the Villa
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
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Feb 19, 2014
Winter's Tale
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.
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Feb 19, 2014
Atlas Shrugged
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
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Jan 14, 2012
Malgudi Days
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
_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
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Aug 20, 2008
The Diary of a Country Priest
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
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Feb 06, 2013
Everything Is Illuminated
March 2010 - I couldn't get into this book. The excerpts below, from a GR review, express my impressions of the book perfectly:
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Mar 04, 2010
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
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
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
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Nov 13, 2011
Thousand Pieces of Gold
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
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Mar 27, 2011
Great Expectations
I never read Dicken's Great Expectations. I did watch several film versions:

(with John Mills as Pip)

1974: ht...more
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Mar 01, 2011
The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)
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
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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
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)
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Feb 07, 2014
The Tenth Man
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
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Jan 23, 2014
The Enchanted April
Added 10/31/11.
I saw the movie only. It was called "Enchanted April" (1992). It was a charming film:
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Oct 31, 2011
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
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!
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Jul 10, 2012
Hemingway: a Life Story
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
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Aug 02, 2012
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