What is the best book you have read in the past 6 months?

@zeloguy (4913)
United States
January 15, 2007 8:53am CST
I have just finished "The Da Vinci Code" so I could go see the movie. I was intrigued by the book and dissapointed in the movie. What books have you read recently and what did you like/not like about it?
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@chopsuey (97)
• Malaysia
28 Jan 07
I agree with the Da Vinci Code. i watch the movie hoping to see the artifacts and Da vinci's inventions. but i was disappointed by how the story flows. the book kept me awake and intrigued all the time, but the movie made me sleep halfway through. i recently read mysterious mr quin by agatha christie. it's a compilation of mysteries, that's what i liked. but each story is too short and the characters are not well developed. that's what i don't like.
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@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Even though, I didn't read the book I thought that the movie was disappointing! The book seems like it would be a great reading book. But, I don't like watching a movie then reading the book. The movie plays in your head instead of your imagingation!! :D
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@stvasile (7316)
• Romania
15 Jan 07
It's called "The atlas of Evolution", I can't remember the author...A very good book comprising the most important aspects of evolution, biogeography and species adaptation, wonderfully illustrated.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
15 Jan 07
That is one I will have to check out... haven't seen that book before.
@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
29 Jan 07
The best book I've red in many years was one I read in the last six months. It was Donna Tart's A BRIEF HISTORY. It was her first novel and caused a sensation. They had to do an extra printing prior to publication because the demand from book sellers was so great and they could not fill all the orders without going into another printing. The book is first rate literature as well as a Great read! I thought the DaVinci code was a good read but I do not understand why SO many people don't seem to get that the book is FICTION.
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@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I just finished not long ago a book by Laurie Halse Anderson. The book was titled, "Fever, 1793". It was a great book and I would love to have the time to sit down and read it again. I love Laurie Halse Andersons books!! :)
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@brokentia (10395)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I agree, I was also disappointed with the movie! I had read the book when they had just started the talks of making it into a movie. I was pretty excited when they said it was a go for the movie! So, I waited a long time for the movie to come out. And then I was disappointed. :( The best book I have read in the past 6 months..I have read a lot of books in the past 6 months. My nose is always in a book. LOL I re-read my favorite series of 4 books by Maggie Shayne about Immortal High Witches. Very good! If it weren't, I wouldn't read them again. I also read an anthology that was very good by Lori Foster called Wildly Winstons. Talk about steamy! Ladies, you want a really good book you will not want to put down, go grab this one! I have also read Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson...it is geared more toward teens but my daughter read it and wanted me to read it because it was so good. And it was good! It made me cry. As also the other book she had me read called Ghost Sitter. I don't remember who wrote that one...but it had tears running down my face at times. And the ending was so touching and happy, I was crying at the end too. I could go on and on...but trust me, I read a lot! :)
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
28 Jan 07
It would be a toss up between "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons". Both books were very good. I'd recommend them to anyone. I liked the movie of "The Da Vinci Code" as well. I thought they did a good job of it over all. Yes the book was better but that's not surprising. It could go into a lot more detail then the movie could.
@seewhy (231)
• Australia
16 Jan 07
The best book I've read recently would have to be 'The Glass Castle' by Jeannette Walls. It's an author's memoirs of her childhood and it's one of the most fascinating books I've read in a long, long time. She had a very bizarre upbringing to say the least. I have no idea how she became a sane adult after it all.
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
15 Jan 07
Salman Rushdie happens to be my favourite author. I really loved his Midnight's Children, The Moor's Last Sigh and the latest Shalimar the Clown. Another favourite writer is Orhan Pamuk, whose Snow and My Name is Red were wonderful novels. I also love Nikoz Kazantsakis and Umberto Eco. Well, Italo Calvino, Jorg Luis Borges, Jose Saramago, Mario vargas Llosa...the list goes on. I love the idea of sharing our views on the books we love. Hope this discussion brings out a lot of good views.
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• United States
15 Jan 07
"The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Neffeigger. It's a wonderful book. I laughed, I cried. I never wanted it to end. It's really well written, but so sad.
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