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knittingdiva
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  10:46:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit knittingdiva's Homepage Send knittingdiva a Private Message
Has anyone else read this? I am about halfway through it and LOVE it. It's quickly becoming one of my favorite books. I'd be interested in knowing what other people think of it. :)

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anderknit
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  11:38:17 AM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message
I haven't read it yet, but thanks for the tip. I have it on my shelf; maybe now I'll open it!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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amosellie
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  12:16:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit amosellie's Homepage Send amosellie a Private Message
I listened to this book - an unabbridged version. It was good and very "Tom Wolfe!' He is sooo wordy! Anyway, I was listening away and it got to some very "graphic" scenes - I was embarrassed in front of myself!!! It was good though - if you like his style, try "A Man In Full." It was even better!
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knittingdiva
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  12:23:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit knittingdiva's Homepage Send knittingdiva a Private Message
It's so funny you say that about being embarrassed...I was reading it on the plane yesterday and realized I was blushing and wondering if anyone near me had read it...there are some intense scenes! :)

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kbshee
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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  2:14:40 PM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message
I can't imagine how long it took to hear the unabridged version.

I liked the book although I kept getting the characters confused (the basketball team members especially). I know Wolfe did a lot of research on college campuses but the students he portrayed didn't seem a lot like the students I see...although when I described some of the plots to the Seniors in my class they said that the characters all sounded like freshmen.

kim in oregon
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Knit and Purl Grrl
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Posted - 12/07/2005 :  11:32:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Knit and Purl Grrl's Homepage Send Knit and Purl Grrl a Private Message
I've had this on my list of books to read but it keeps getting pushed to the bottom. Since you all like it so much, I'll move it up in the queue!

Lain
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renee_knits
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Posted - 12/14/2005 :  11:14:29 AM  Show Profile Send renee_knits a Private Message
Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities is fantastic. But don't bother with the movie--it was awful. I'm reading Charlotte right now (but reading Ann Rule at the same time--fascinating true crime books, but you have to like that kind of stuff).

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