Saturday, May 16, 2009

I would like...

...this to be the July book. Tony mentioned the author in his post today, and I have never read it - have you?

Fugitive Pieces

Anyone else have suggestions for the summer?


  1. Sounds good to me- go for it Megan!

    Avid mentioned 'Hideous Kinky' back along.

    Has anyone read 'White Tiger'- winner of Booker 2008?

    A friend recommended 'The Shadow of the Wind' Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

    I also want to read Great Expectations after Mister Pip- but probably better as an 'aside' read.

  2. I could do this one, Megan. Sounds like a version of "Verboten!"( movie only, in which an American G.I.( James Best ) befriends a German orphan in post WWII Berlin. But I still like my first pick: "The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee"( see older post ). Then again, I've read that one, but...

  3. Cinn - That's right, and I would like to read Hideous Kinky as well. No, haven't read White Tiger yet.

    Sub - Okay, I'll check the older post!

  4. It might be nice to read a nonfiction book if someone has a good one to recommend. Could we be reminded of those who are "card-carrying" members of this group? I think we should rotate the recommendations among everyone who is an active participant (and who wants to suggest)!

  5. I'd like to read this--it sounds good.

    If we want to read some on fiction, I suggest something to do with nature. Maybe essays or a memoir?

    My first choice would be "The Orchard" by Adele Crockett Roberston
    Maybe Loren Eisley's "The Immense Journey" or Everett Ruess "A Vagabond for Beauty" ? or Aldo Leopold's "Sand County Almanac"

    I really enjoyed Sharon Butala's memoir "The Perfection of the Morning (Canadian) and Sara Wheeler's adventures in Antartica --"Terra Incognita" but these two may be harder to find.

  6. Fugitive Pieces sounds like an interesting read. I also would like to read Hideous Kinky, but maybe that could be for later.

    As for non-fiction, I've only read a few and except for the biography of Empress Josephine (I had to read it, it has my name in it), most of them are more like essays. However, a few titles that are more narrative include 'Eat, Pray, Love' and 'Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress'. I've read both of them, but the authors have other books we could also choose from.

  7. For a nonfiction, I would rather read something less memoir-ish. Another suggestion: what about watching a DVD/video of something thought-provoking? Sally Potter's Yes, e.g., and then discussing? (I hasten, doesn't have to be Yes)

  8. tut-tut has an interesting idea in the DVD/video. How about going another step( or two ), by reading the book and viewing the movie; then do a comparison of the two?

  9. I read Fugitive Pieces a few years ago and it was wonderful. Truly one of the best novels I've ever read. Wouldn't mind reading it again! "Shadow of the Wind" has also been recommended to me.

    Another novel I want to read soon is "Home" by Marilynne Robinson. For nonfiction, I would like to suggest "Listening is an Act of Love" by the Storycorp Project (but it is memoir-ish, Tut)or "Animals Make Us Human" by Temple Grandin.

    Is Fugitive Pieces a DVD? "Everything is Illuminated" is a good book & movie.