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message 1: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Yeah, pretty different but intersting. In fact, all the books that he has written are different and super.


message 2: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Shit, another one. I have been sucked into the void.


message 3: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
No he can't take his time. It is over ayear I found out about this book and it isn't easy.....
When I read the first time what it was about, I had to tell immediately my friend. She is now also very curious because the summary of his new book makes me very curious but also makes me wonder if it will be good. But everytime I am wondering about that, afraid that he won't write a new treasure for me...


message 4: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
shhh Fiona, don't make me think about that!


message 5: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Did you know Evans is into Hollywood as well? He is a writer and a director/producer.


message 6: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Atishay, I read that once too.
You know when I was living in London I felt even more close to his books becasue he was in England more to the west of London....but I even thought about making a trip once to where he lives. didn't do it in the end. Jsut liek I wanted to visit the place where Agatha Christie lived.


message 7: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Jeane wrote: "Atishay, I read that once too.
You know when I was living in London I felt even more close to his books becasue he was in England more to the west of London....but I even thought about making a tr..."


Oh, Jeane, I'm so jealous. I really want to go to England. Also, I love, love, love Agatha Christie.


message 8: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Same here Kathy. I love Agatha Christie's too, esp Poirot ones and the independent mysteries. I hated the Miss Marple ones.




message 9: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
I love Miss Marple.
I think I would have felt like being ina wondeful dream when visiting the region, place she lived. It would feel so unreal for me!


message 10: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
So finally Jeane, we disgree on something. :)
I simply hated the idea of Miss Marple as an investigator. But of course, the element was mystery was superbly handled as always in all Agatha Christie novels.


message 11: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Fiona, what? I mean, is that possible? Didn't every single person existing in this worl read at least one book by her????????? The world keeps suprising.....

Atishay, I started to know her books mainly through the Miss marple stories and later Poirot, then Tuppence..... In the begining I didn't knew she had also other characters and I thought she was Miss marple!


message 12: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Tell me it ain't so, Joe. Atishay, you used hate and Miss Marple in the same sentence. Nooooooooo! And, Fiona, you haven't read any Agatha Christie? Noooooooo! Jeane, you are the only one whose posting saved me from tearing out my hair. I, too, started out reading Agatha Christie with the Miss Marple ones, then went on to Poirot. I love Miss Marple. Atishay, please take it back.


message 13: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
I started with her too.But I really couldn't associate with Miss Marple. I read plenty of them and it didnn't work out for me. I was going to leave Agatha Christie hadn't it been for Poirot. He reminded me so much of Sherlock Holmes that I became an instant fan.


message 14: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Kathy wrote: "Tell me it ain't so, Joe. Atishay, you used hate and Miss Marple in the same sentence. Nooooooooo! And, Fiona, you haven't read any Agatha Christie? Noooooooo! Jeane, you are the only one whos..."


hah, you are wlecome thy. Your post saved me to of applying for the mad house..again!
I love Miss Marple. Whenever I watched the tv series I would hope it was with the little, thin old lady and not the bigger one.
But I adore it whenever someone says to Poirot he is French!



message 15: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Sherlock Holmes boring Fiona ?!! He is the most believable detective ever to born in the history of fiction. I don't think any other name has reached larger number of ears than this one.


message 16: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Fiona wrote: "Sherlock Holmes is boring. But did you know, Arthur Conan Doyle lived in Portsmouth for a bit. Yep. He lived not far from where I did once. That is as far as my literary connections go.

I used to ..."


I agree, Fiona, I liked the older ones better. Jeane, I too prefer the thinner Miss Marple. She just fits.



message 17: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments I have to say that I'm also a fan of Sherlock Holmes. I just love British mysteries.


message 18: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Me too Kathy.


message 19: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Me three Kathy :)


message 20: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Hey people! September 3rd! The release of The Brave as claimed by Amazon.


message 21: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Oh goodie, Atishay. My daughter's due date is Sept. 1st, so I'll need a great book to read if I'm helping her out at her house after the baby comes.


message 22: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Atishay wrote: "Hey people! September 3rd! The release of The Brave as claimed by Amazon. "

Atishay, I am already waiting for more than a year and I know it is still more than half a year.....too long!!!!!!


message 23: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Fiona, what's next on your list? It had better be Loop or Smoke Jumper :)

I hope we all get it asap Kathy, me and Jeane have been waiting for it too long :(


message 24: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
You should read The Loop next. Its amazing.


message 25: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Fiona, that is the only problem with his books. he does so much research that it takes long before he writes a new book. Then the moment it is in the shop I buy it but can't wait to start reading it. And the moment i know I don't have to work I jsut take the book and read it in one time without breaks. And then the book is finished and have to wait more than a year for another one and longer... So I wait some years and in one day I read what I have been waiting for so long...


message 26: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Rightly put Jeane.


message 27: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Fiona wrote: "Oi! My poor booklist is starting to fall apart under all this strain. I will probs read The Loop next but I'm not sure when. And if I read them all too soon, I won't have any left to look forward t..."

Oh Fiona, read The Loop as soon as you can. It is wonderful!


message 28: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Hear , Hear Fiona! You've got to read it now!


message 29: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
*Pulls out her earmuffs and shouts*

Start Reading!


message 30: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Fiona, you know it's useless to resist. You and I have become card-carrying members of this crazy group, so just admit it and read the book.


message 31: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Fiona, your mouth says "nooooo," but your heart says, "I loooooooove Nicholas Evans."


message 32: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Yeah, you've been hypnotized by Evans. Get up and start reading.


message 33: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Hahaha, it is wonderful how you are talking to Fiona! So beautiful:-))))
she will give in soon....


message 34: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Fiona wrote: "No I won't!"

You are so almost there.


message 35: by Atishay, The Brave (last edited Jan 27, 2009 09:44PM) (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Denial is the first signal that shows the prey is about to give in. Keep it going.


message 36: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Well, here's what a site says about Brave:

"The motto of the boarding school to which eight-year-old Tommy Bedford is dispatched is 'Fortune Favours the Brave'. It's England in 1959 and the school bristles with bullies and sadistic staff. Tommy, a quirky loner, obsessed with Cowboys and Indians, will need all the bravery he can summon - and not simply to cope with school. Everything at home is suddenly turned upside down when he learns that his sister Diane, a glamorous actress, is in fact his mother and that his elderly parents are really his grandparents.

When Diane finds fame and falls in love with one of Tommy's heroes, TV cowboy star Ray Montane, she snatches him from school and whisks him away to live with them in Hollywood. Suddenly all Tommy's fantasies seem to have come true. With a handsome new president promising a New Frontier, the world seems golden and full of promise. But as the Cold War casts its shadow, the sinister side of Tinseltown starts to show through. When scandal erupts, Diane and Tommy are forced to flee to Montana. There, Tommy learns about the natural world and the cruel truth of how the West was won. He also has to learn at last the true meaning of bravery.

Unmasking the brutal reality behind the macho cowboy myth and how that myth affects the world today, THE BRAVE explores our quest for love and identity, the fallibility both of heroes and of parents, and the devastating effects of family secrets."

England ---> Hollywood ----> Montana... What does this guy have in his mind? Sounds fast, this one..


message 37: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
don't wanna read it what you posted, don't want to read it....I already almost don't manage now so if I put in my head even more what it is about....nono..september is still to far away.


message 38: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
every new book of him is sounding different in the beginning.


message 39: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Yeah. This one sounds so different! Unlike anything we have seen from Evans so far. Fingers crossed.


message 40: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
his sound so different everytime that with every book i am worried but always end up adoring it.


message 41: by Paula (new)

Paula I think it sounds pretty good. At least he not a formulaic writer, he stretches so that's good.


message 42: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
No, of course not. He's more of a 'emotions' writer, and a great one at that. He's just able to capture them so finely in his writing and they are very natural. That's what stands him apart.


message 43: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
The brave is available on the uk amazon website from the 3rd of september!!!!!


message 44: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
quick?????????????????????????


message 45: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Amazon in the states Web site doesn't list a date that the book will be available, but I'm hoping for the 3rd of September here, too. I still haven't read The Smoke Jumper, but I will probably put that one off longer.


message 46: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Finally!


message 47: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments It's good to be back in touch in the Evans group. There are several books I'm waiting for in September, including the new Outlander one, An Echo in the Bone, which will be one long read. With the grandbaby coming, too, September is going to be one busy month.


message 48: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Atishay, you are right: finally!!!!! can't wait!!!!! the 3rd is on a ..... thursday...maybe I can go after work, or on friday after work ebcause then I cna just read it immediately. I can never read anymore one of his books in parts. Since the loop i have to read them in one time.so planning is needed as from the moment I buy it I have a difficult time not starting it.


message 49: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Kathy, you're right. September is going to be very busy!
And yeah Jeane, I'm hoping I land a job soon before 3rd. I'll be free then.


message 50: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Good luck on your job search, Atishay. It looks like my daughter is going to have her baby today, so I am starting my big events early.


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