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Terrific book Welly,I recommend you see the 1945 movie with Hurd Hatfield as Gray.

Although I believe Stuart Townsend in The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen played him to a T.

I have some books from the library,those of you Napoleonists,tell me if they're any good.

2 called The Age Of Napoleon one by Will and Ariel Durant,one by J.Christopher Herold

And one called Paris In The Terror June 1793-July 1794 by Stanley Loomis author of Dubarry.

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The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde

A most interesting novel, and I enjoy it immensely so far!
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I am currently reading 3 books.

Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization by Nicholson Baker
I found it at the Dollar Store. It is done in little vignettes so that you can pick it up, read a little, then put it down for a while. I am ¼ of the way through it. So far I find it sobering but interesting. It will probably take me all year to get through it, a few pages at a time. NY Times review of it here http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/23/bo.../Toibin-t.html

The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson: Good fun read. ¾ through it and enjoying it much! NY Times review here http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/07/bo...7heilbrun.html I have Berenson’s next one ready to start on, The Ghost War and looking forward to it.

The third one is Aethelstan: The First King of England by Sarah Foot. I have just started it and it is slow going. It is from the library. I can renew 6 times, which means that I can have it for 14 weeks if no-one else reserves it. It will probably take every bit of that time. An independent book review here http://alexinleeds.com/2012/03/15/re...-by-sarah-foot
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The Rise and Fall of the British Empire by Lawrence James was good, and I'm afraid it might have been the beginning of quite a yarn. I'm now reading The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System 1830-1970 by John Darwin. I'm still chugging along in Mahan, and I've also begun Frontier Illinois by James E. Davis.
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"The Holy Thief" by William Ryan.

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Just finished a bunch of novels for a Canadian lit course. I'm reading non-deadline stuff for a bit now.




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I am proud to say that I've actually read this series in the past 2 weeks. The first 2 books are very good. The 3rd kind of dies out a bit, but still entertaining.

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Also, recently finished

Which is about the only non Robert E. Howard fantasy story I've ever read (well, I read some C.S. Lewis's when a lad, but I'm not much one for fantasy apart from Conan, Solomon Kane, Kull etc) I enjoyed the Runestaff, recommended by a friend of mine who loves the genre, but I don't think I could read much more by this author his subtext gets on my nerves.
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George R.R. Martin is terrific,just never read GoT I have read Fevre Dream and the one about the long-dead rock singer. I forgot the name of that. Fevre Dream was excellent.

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I just started reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It was highly recommended by my barber and is amusing so far.
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I just watched that movie over the weekend! It was a pretty nice movie.
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Just finished CS Lewis' The Screwtape Letters. Lewis (best known for Narnia) wrote this satirical Christian novel consisting of a bunch of letters from a senior devil to a junior devil who is trying to lure a human away from God.

As a Christian myself I found it very interesting and thought-provoking.
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