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ddgryphon
05-11-2006, 02:37 AM
From my available selections I've narrowed it down to the following list:

Anna Karenina
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The City of Falling Angels
The Cossacks
The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Master and Man
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
The Kreutzer Sonata and Family Happiness
The Mothman Prophecies
War and Peace


I get two this month and two next -- which ones and in what order?

Thanks.

Gillhoughly
05-11-2006, 02:47 AM
Aren't they all free at the library?

Just wondering. :)

ddgryphon
05-11-2006, 06:43 AM
I didn't want to turn it into a commercial for audible.com, but I get unabridged editions I can burn to CD and listen to in the car on my 55-75 minute commute each way. I'm trying to fill in my perceived educational gaps with this time.

So, I get these unabridged audio files that run $20+ each 2 at a shot for about 20 bucks a month (and an iPod shuffle).

It was a deal. What can I say?

Shwebb
05-11-2006, 07:46 AM
"One Flew Over" is great.

jst5150
05-11-2006, 07:49 AM
"Lonely Hunter" is brilliant.

alleycat
05-11-2006, 09:48 PM
Read The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, and then watch the movie with Alan Arkin and Sondra Locke (who used to live near me, by the way).

ac

KTC
05-11-2006, 10:01 PM
Without reading the responses, I'm going to pick...
THIS MONTH:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

NEXT MONTH:

The Mothman Prophecies
Anna Karenina

KTC
05-11-2006, 10:04 PM
Read The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, and then watch the movie with Alan Arkin and Sondra Locke (who used to live near me, by the way).

ac

Both the book and the movie are BRILLIANT! Clock Without Hands and Ballad of the Sad Cafe are also must reads. McCullers was brilliant.

ChaosTitan
05-12-2006, 01:42 AM
Hopefully The Mothman Prophecies is better as a book, because the movie bored me to tears.

And if you go with War and Peace, that might be one book for the entire month... I'm just sayin'. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/tongue.gif

I suggest:

Cuckoo's Nest
Anna Karenina

then:

The City of Falling Angels
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Dan A Lewis
07-16-2006, 02:44 AM
Anna Karenina is a personal favorite of mine, one of the few books I've assaulted with pens. I came back to it again recently and I was struck by how fresh it was compared to the (pretty good) stuff I'd been reading.

Cabinscribe
07-16-2006, 05:23 AM
I wasn't too crazy about Mothman, if that helps.

I really enjoyed Cuckoo's Nest & The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.