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90.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 20 Sep 2008 Sat 02:52 am

Is there a friend who has read these novels?

 

1-"The Dark Side"   by Jane Mayer  (USA)

2-"The Obama Nation "  by Jerome and Corsi (USA)

3-"The Post-American World "  by fareed Zakaria (USA)

4-" In the dark "  by Mark Bilingham (UK)

5-"The return " by Victoria Hislop (UK)

6- "Someone special " by Sheila O´ flanagan (UK)

7--"When Will There be Good News? " by Kate Atkinson (UK)

8--"Angel Uncovered " by Katie Price (UK)

9-"Le fait du prince" by Amelia Nothomb (France)

10-"Ce que le jour doit a la nuit" by Yasmina Khadra (France)

 

91.       libralady
5152 posts
 20 Sep 2008 Sat 01:17 pm

 

Quoting yilgun-7

Is there a friend who has read these novels?

 

1-"The Dark Side"   by Jane Mayer  (USA)

2-"The Obama Nation "  by Jerome and Corsi (USA)

3-"The Post-American World "  by fareed Zakaria (USA)

4-" In the dark "  by Mark Bilingham (UK)

5-"The return " by Victoria Hislop (UK)

6- "Someone special " by Sheila O´ flanagan (UK)

7--"When Will There be Good News? " by Kate Atkinson (UK)

8--"Angel Uncovered " by Katie Price (UK)

9-"Le fait du prince" by Amelia Nothomb (France)

10-"Ce que le jour doit a la nuit" by Yasmina Khadra (France)

 

 No, none of these are on my shelf.  For info Yilgin, Katie Price is otherwise known as Jordon, a glamour model in the UK,  and for one I would not buy any of her books.

 

Victoria Hislop is an aclaimed writer in the UK, married to the satorial journalist Ian Hislop.  The other UK writers I have not heard of.

92.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 20 Sep 2008 Sat 02:27 pm

An e-mail someone sent to me.  It contained this story:

 

"Moral of the story is too Good...................................

 

A giant ship engine failed. The ship´s owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine. Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a young. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom. Two of the ship´s owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed! A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars. ´What?!´ the owners exclaimed. ´He hardly did anything!´ So they wrote the old man a note saying, ´Please send us an itemized bill.´ The man sent a bill that read: Tapping with a hammer...... ......... ........ $ 2.00
Knowing where to tap.......... ......... ...... $ 9,998.00
 

Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference  "

93.       libralady
5152 posts
 20 Sep 2008 Sat 06:04 pm

 

Quoting peacetrain

An e-mail someone sent to me.  It contained this story:

 

"Moral of the story is too Good...................................

 

A giant ship engine failed. The ship´s owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine. Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a young. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom. Two of the ship´s owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed! A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars. ´What?!´ the owners exclaimed. ´He hardly did anything!´ So they wrote the old man a note saying, ´Please send us an itemized bill.´ The man sent a bill that read: Tapping with a hammer...... ......... ........ $ 2.00
Knowing where to tap.......... ......... ...... $ 9,998.00
 

Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference  "

 

 

Puzzled {#lang_emotions_unsure}

 

94.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 22 Sep 2008 Mon 09:19 pm

I am very much interested in Paul Auster (An American novelist) ´  novels.

Have you seen his new novel named "KARANLIKTAKİ ADAM= " THE MAN IN THE DARK " )  in your country (USA, England, etc)´s book stores in English?

95.       SuiGeneris
3922 posts
 22 Sep 2008 Mon 09:27 pm

Soner Yalçın - Siz Kimi Kandırıyorsunuz

96.       Trudy
7887 posts
 22 Sep 2008 Mon 09:29 pm

Re-reading Judge Ooka stories, Japanese tales about a 18th century philosophical Japanese judge. Very nice, great plots and answers to court cases.

97.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 05 Oct 2008 Sun 10:20 pm

1-Politika ( Politics)  by  Aristoteles

2-Devlet (The State) by Platon (Eflatun)

 

98.       lady in red
6947 posts
 05 Oct 2008 Sun 10:39 pm

 

Quoting libralady

 No, none of these are on my shelf.  For info Yilgin, Katie Price is otherwise known as Jordon, a glamour model in the UK,  and for one I would not buy any of her books.

 

Victoria Hislop is an aclaimed writer in the UK, married to the satorial journalist Ian Hislop.  The other UK writers I have not heard of.

 

Were you on the G&Ts again LL!! lol - I think you meant satirical journalist!  And I´m sure Yilgun would really enjoy Mrs Andre´s latest offering!! {#lang_emotions_laugh_at}

99.       lady in red
6947 posts
 05 Oct 2008 Sun 10:54 pm

I am currently reading ´Size 14 is not fat either´ by Meg Cabot

 

(It´s very funny!)

100.       libralady
5152 posts
 05 Oct 2008 Sun 11:15 pm

 

Quoting libralady

The Long Way Down, by Ewan McGregor (of Trainspotting and Star Wars fame)  and Charlie Borman.

 

These intrepid travellers decided to travel around the world on motor bikes about three years ago, along came book and film etc etc.

 

This was so successful they devided to ride the Long Way Down, from John O´Groats (Northern tip of Scotland) to Cape Town South Africa.

 

The support Unicef and visit unicef run projects on their way.

 

It is a good read, written as they are both speaking, i.e. taking it in turns, and you get a different perspective on one situation.

 

I would highly recommend this book and the Long Way Round - any motorcycle enthusiasts would love the adventure!

 

Just finished the Long Way Down and I must say, not a patch on Long Way Round.  Not such an interesting journey I felt and one African country sounded very much like the next one.  Really skipped the journey through Namibia to South Africa in a few pages.

 

So I am now beginning the latest Joh Le Carre book, "A most Wanted Man".  A spy book about a Russian Muslim, so it says in the front cover........................... it begins:

 

A Turkish heavy weight boxing champion sauntering down a Hamburg Street with his mother on his arm can scarcely  be blammed for failing to notice that he is being shadowed by a skinny boy in a black coat..........................

 

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