Archive for the Books Category

How To Be Good

Last night on the way home from getting my hair done, I finished reading How to Be Good by Nick Hornby on the bus. I had such high expectations for the book but I ended up totally hating it. At one point, I didn’t even want to finish. But for the fact that it was required reading for my book club, I probably would have cast it aside. I simply got tired of the main character Kate (a doctor, wife and mother), complain about her awful marriage, kids, patients, husband’s spiritual healer, etc. Hornby may be funny and clever in […]

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A Confederacy of Dunces

In reading latest issue of Newsweek, learnt that Steven Soderbergh (of Traffic fame) is directing the movie version of book titled: A Confederacy Of Dunces. Movie is scheduled to arrive in theatres sometime in 2004. I am praying that this film adaptation goes well. This comedic classic with a huge following is on my top ten list of all time favorite reads — and I’ve read a lot of books. Story revolves around the adventures of oddball New Orleans denizen Ignatius J. Reilly and his misadventures working at a series of menial jobs. The book is really a sad story […]

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The King of Torts

I was pleased to see that John Grisham has a new book out called The King of Torts. I don’t know if it’s any good but I plan to read it. While his books have gotten quite formulaic over the years, I’m still a fan of work. Maybe because I started reading him long before it was chic to read his books. I own first editions of all of his books. My favorite goes back to his first, A Time to Kill. But it was his second book The Firm that made me a true devotee. What a page turner….one […]

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Harry Potter: Book Five

Bloomsbury Magazine annouced earlier today that the fifth book in Harry Potter series will be published on June 21st, 2003. I can’t wait to read: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I don’t particularly care for the Harry Potter movies, but I love the books. Go J.K. Rowling!!!!

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