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Ulla, have you read The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak? Its along similar lines.
No Pixie but I have seen the movie
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No Pixie but I have seen the movie
Me too, but as usual, the book is far better (in my opinion anyway)
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No Pixie but I have seen the movie
I also saw the movie, and wish I had read the book first - I always find it hard to read a book after I've seen the film. One of my favourite films is Lion - I bought the book afterwards when I spotted it on Amazon, but I keep putting off reading it, simply because of the I-already-know-the-story issue. I often studiously avoid films that come up on Netflix, because I want to read the book first, but I do fail sometimes in this resolve!
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I also saw the movie, and wish I had read the book first - I always find it hard to read a book after I've seen the film. One of my favourite films is Lion - I bought the book afterwards when I spotted it on Amazon, but I keep putting off reading it, simply because of the I-already-know-the-story issue. I often studiously avoid films that come up on Netflix, because I want to read the book first, but I do fail sometimes in this resolve!
Me too, Sheba! I had a quick look at the blurb on the Lion book you mentioned - I really fancy that! Not watching the movie though - I'm done with movies-from-books now, they never make a decent job of it.
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05-06-2021, 10:25 AM
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Me too, Sheba! I had a quick look at the blurb on the Lion book you mentioned - I really fancy that! Not watching the movie though - I'm done with movies-from-books now, they never make a decent job of it.
Yes, I know what you mean, but if I spot a film based on a book I've loved, I do find it hard to resist! Some of them are OK, but one of the films that really annoyed me was Captain Correlli's Mandolin, which was switched from a poignant, gritty WW2 story about the Italian invasion of a Greek island, with a romantic theme running through it, to a Hollywood style love story with a bit of war in the background. And the ending was laughably changed, where the main characters got back together only a little while after the war, instead of years later, in their 80s, with all the poignancy of their lost life together.
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06-06-2021, 04:53 AM
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I was in a second hand book shop in Dubbo today when I came across "Beyonf the Black Stump" by Nevil Shute so i thought i would reread it after many , many decades - I can't remember the story at all.

One of the advantages of growing old is that everything old is new again.
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06-06-2021, 12:08 PM
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On Audible, Brill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything. Fascinating, but does its job which is to put me to sleep at night.
On Kindle, James Maxwell, The Lore of the Evermen (book 4 of The Evermen Saga).
Physical book, Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman, The Bachman Books.
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The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths, a whodunit on Kindle. I have read several of her books. Enjoyable - if one can say that of murder...
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Just finished The Golden Cage by Swedish bestselling author Camilla Läckberg.

Faye, who hides a dark and sinister childhood secret is the wife of a millionaire living in the upper class echelons of Stockholm society. She has sacrificed everything including a university education and a brilliant future to help her husband and his partner start their telemarketing business.

When her husband betrays her and leaves her without a penny she devises a way to extract revenge and ruin him in a ruthless way. The book has flashbacks from the present to Faye’s first years in Stockholm and her childhood in the small west coast town of Fjällbacka, which incidentally is Läckberg’s own home town.

The book is also sexually very explicit.

This is the first novel in a new series of novels written by Swedish author Camilla Läckberg centering around Faye. The second part Wings of Silver was released in Sweden last year. Her books have been translated intoover 40 languages and sold in 60 countries

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camilla_Läckberg
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14-06-2021, 03:06 PM
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Just finished The Golden Cage by Swedish bestselling author Camilla Läckberg.

Faye, who hides a dark and sinister childhood secret is the wife of a millionaire living in the upper class echelons of Stockholm society. She has sacrificed everything including a university education and a brilliant future to help her husband and his partner start their telemarketing business.

When her husband betrays her and leaves her without a penny she devises a way to extract revenge and ruin him in a ruthless way. The book has flashbacks from the present to Faye’s first years in Stockholm and her childhood in the small west coast town of Fjällbacka, which incidentally is Läckberg’s own home town.

The book is also sexually very explicit.

This is the first novel in a new series of novels written by Swedish author Camilla Läckberg centering around Faye. The second part Wings of Silver was released in Sweden last year. Her books have been translated intoover 40 languages and sold in 60 countries

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camilla_Läckberg
I’m a reader of books from the Scandinavian countries and remember this author’s name as someone I’ve read in the past so I will look this one you’ve mentioned here .
I also watch ScandinavianNoir series wherever I can find them . Just watched Swedish Box 21 . . I know it was written quite a long time ago and think it would have been difficult to read anyway.The whole to watch was very disturbing and nerve wracking . A brilliant production tho . Scandi’s do these crime dramas so well .
 
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