a few books i've read recently

  • 1. While I was Gone by Sue Miller (just finished last night...she also wrote The Good Mother which was made into a movie. I haven't read that one yet though)
  • 2. American Psycho By Bret Easton Ellis (i'm really interested in comments from folks who have also read this one...what do you guys think???)
  • 3. The Handmaid's Tale (AGAIN!) by Margaret Atwood
  • 4. All 3 Harry Potter Books by JK Rowling
  • 5. The Griffin and Sabine Books by Nick Bantock
  • 6. The Joke by Milan Kundera (soo good)
  • 7. Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • 8. The Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  • 9. The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender (a collection of strange short stories)
  • 10. Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block (this is also a collection of short stories, chronicling the lives of fun characters like Weetzie Bat, Witch Baby, and Cherokee Bat...a quick easy read)
  • 11. Bilgewater by Jane Gardam (this is a book that my friend maia found in England so it might be more difficult to get...but it's worth it! it tells the story of a shy girl growing up at the allboys school where he father teaches)
  • 12. The Bad Girls Guide to the Open Road by Cameron Tuttle (fun esp. if you're planning a road trip with friends)
  • 13. Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres (a really interesting historical fiction novel about the Italian occupation of Greece during WWII. i'm not much of a history person but this was an interesting way to write fiction about history.)
Author Comments: 

please feel free to comment about anything but i'm especially interested in response from those who've also read American Psycho...what did you think? are you going to see the movie? i'm seeing it tomorrow at 715...can't wait

****anyone else read CORELLI'S MANDOLIN?*****

a few things, barbie:

1. dangerous angels is written by *francesca* lia block, not clarissa..... ;)

2. i haven't read american psycho myself, but i did just see the movie yesterday, and *loved* it. tell me (once you've seen it, of course <g>): is the book worth reading? or does it deserve all the bad press it got?

this actually is barbieOO but i forgot my password...yeah it was FRANCESCA lia block that wrote the weetzie bat books...major faux pas...sorry about that. i don't know why i always call her clarissa....hmmm. anyway, i did read all of AMERICAN PSYCHO (i must admit i started to skim some of the gruesome murder scenes b/c they seemed to get a bit too gratuitous and graphic) I think that it's a book worth taking a look at...yeah. definitely. at least to read all the funny comments about yuppies working all wall street in 1987....and it is different from the book...a bit more character development if you could call it that....but the music descriptions are really hilarious (genesis, huey lewis & the news, whitney houston) they're some parts of the book that are really great and i do recommend that you take a stab at it b/c you loved the movie....BTW, i've seen the movie 2x already!!! once, with my friend "jenhowel" (quite an avid listology girl). check out the book if you can....