Twinkley's 100 list so far
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I'm up to 65 books for the year.
My rating (1)hate – (5) Love it!!
Duprau, Jeanne (SF) The City of Ember 4
Gaiman, Neil (F) The Sandman: Fables and Reflections 3
Hart, Carolyn G. (M) Death on Demand 3
James, Henry (fic) The Turn of the Screw 3
Lippman, Laura (m) Baltimore Blues 4
Maron, Margaret (M) The Bootlegger's Daughter 4
Maron, Margaret (M) Southern Discomfort 4
Page, Katherine Hall (M) The Body in the Belfry 4
Penny, Louise (M) The Cruelest Month 4
Coetzee, J.M. (fic) Disgrace 4
Esquivel, Laura (fic) Like Water for Chocolate 4
Jance,Judith J. (M) Until Proven Guilty 3.5
Le Fanu, Sheridan (fic) In a Glass Darkly 3.5
Maron, Margaret (M) Up Jumps the Devil 3
Page, Katherine Hall (M) The Body in the Kelp 3
Pickard, Nancy (M) The Truth Hurts 4
Thurber, James (F)(Ch) 13 Clocks 4
Amis, Kingsley (fic)Lucky Jim 4
Beaton, M.C. (M) Death of a Dentist 3.5
Boyle, Elizabeth (R) Love Letters from a Duke 4
Boyle, Elizabeth (R) His Mistress by Morning 2
Bradbury, Ray (SF) Fahrenheit 451 4.5
Coelho, Paulo (fic) Veronika Decides to Die 4
Lee, Rebecca Hagen (R) Always a Lady 3
Jannson, Tove (fic) The Summer Book 3.5
Layton, Edith (R) The Duke's Wager 4
Palmer, Diana (R) After the Music 4
Salinger, J.D. (fic) A Catcher in the Rye 4
Sprinkle, Patricia (M) When did we lose Harriet? 4
Watson, Winifred (fic) Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 4.5
Wyndham, John (fic) (SF) The Day of the Triffids 4.5
Zola, Emile (fic) Therese Raquin 3.5
Brautigan, Richard (fic) Willard and his Bowling Trophies 2
Buck, Gayle (R) The Fleeing Heiress 3
Cain, James M. (m) The Postman always rings twice 4
Dick, Philip K. (sf) Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 4
Gibbons, Stella (fic) Cold Comfort Farm 4
Jeffries, Sabrina (R) Let Sleeping Rogues Lie 4
Jensen, Emma (R) The Irish Rogue 3
Kelly, Carla (R) One Good Turn 4
Layton, Edith (R) Lord of Dishonor 4
Pym, Barbara (fic) Excellent Women 5
Sayers, Dorothy (M) Murder must advertise 3
Suskind, Patrick (fic)(hf) Perfume: A Story of a Murderer 4
West, Rebecca (fic) The Return of the Soldier 4
Shakespeare (dr) Much Ado About Nothing 4
Burgess, Anthony (fic) Clockwork Orange 3.5
Duras, Marguerite (fic) The Lover 3
Hansberry, Lorraine (dr) A Raisin in the Sun 4
Hart, John (M) The Last Child 4
Hesse, Herman (fic) Siddhartha 3.5
McMahon, Jennifer (M) Island of Lost Girls 3
Moerk, Christian (M) Darling Jim 4
Schlink, Bernhard (fic) The Reader 3
Vonnegut, Kurt (fic) Slaughterhouse-Five 3
Baldwin, James (fic) Giovanni's Room 3.5
Bazell, Josh (M) Beat the Reaper 3.5
Bradley, Alan (M) The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie 3.5
Carlson, Ron (fic) The Hotel Eden Stories 3
Cotteril, Colin (m) The Coroner's Lunch 4.5
Golding, William (fic) Lord of the Flies 4
Hoyt, Elizabeth (R) To Seduce a Sinner 3.5
Mortenson, Greg (NonFic) Three Cups of Tea 3
Steinbeck, John (fic) The Pearl 3
Strasser, Todd (fic) The Wave 3.5
I'm right now reading White Tiger (not sure how I feel about this one yet) and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (likeable easy read so far).
I just loved this book. I think this would highly appeal to people who like to read, especially the classics. It made me want to read something by Charles Lamb. I don't know how the authors managed to make a World War II book to be mostly joyful but they did.
Did I enjoy reading it? Not really. The character was unlikeable. But was it powerful and good? Yes. His rage came through clearly and how unfair his life and others like him had it. The corruption of most of the society came through clearly. I'm glad I read it but it was in some ways a tough read because of the subject matter.
A good read. Some stories I hadn't read before like the "Balloon Hoax". Some stories felt like overwritten precursors to Sherlock Holmes. It's good to see the transition though.
Welcome and good luck.
#69 The War of the Worlds 4/5
Ok, I'm not a slow reader but this was on my bedside table for I think 3 months. I would read a little bit here and there. I think it just moved a little too slow for me. Then the last 30-40 pages moved really quickly. I gave it a 4 star because it was well-written and you could see how other apocalyptic novels and movies stole from Wells. Also the whole connection to colonialism with the alien invasion was pretty neat.