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[*] posted on 1.16.2005 at 11:53 AM
February Book: A Painted House


Okay folks, this is the book we need to find :nod:
John Grisham's "A Painted House"

I have mines ready to go already :lol:
Once you have rented or purchased your book (only $9 U.S. and $11 CDN I believe) Please come back here and let me know.

Also let me know if you would prefer a chatroom discussion where we discuss the book at the end or an ongoing topic that we post in whenever we hit the good parts.

Your suggestions are greatly appreciated :thanx:

P.S. For those of you that forgot what the book was about, I will post the summar again. :nod:




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From Amazon.com

With A Painted House, however, he strikes out in a new direction. As the author is quick to note, this novel includes "not a single lawyer, dead or alive," and readers will search in vain for the kind of lowlife machinations that have been his stock-in-trade. Instead, Grisham has delivered a quieter, more contemplative story, set in rural Arkansas in 1952. It's harvest time on the Chandler farm, and the family has hired a crew of migrant Mexicans and "hill people" to pick 80 acres of cotton. A certain camaraderie pervades this bucolic dream team. But it's backbreaking work, particularly for the 7-year-old narrator, Luke: "I would pick cotton, tearing the fluffy bolls from the stalks at a steady pace, stuffing them into the heavy sack, afraid to look down the row and be reminded of how endless it was, afraid to slow down because someone would notice."
What's more, tensions begin to simmer between the Mexicans and the hill people, one of whom has a penchant for bare-knuckles brawling. This leads to a brutal murder, which young Luke has the bad luck to witness. At this point--with secrets, lies, and at least one knife fight in the offing--the plot begins to take on that familiar, Grisham-style momentum. Still, such matters ultimately take a back seat in A Painted House to the author's evocation of time and place. This is, after all, the scene of his boyhood, and Grisham waxes nostalgic without ever succumbing to deep-fried sentimentality. Meanwhile, his account of Luke's Baptist upbringing occasions some sly (and telling) humor.




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[*] posted on 1.17.2005 at 02:39 AM



Some people are still having difficulties with the chat room.



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Some people are still having difficulties with the chat room.


Oh okay, then we can just have an ongoing forum if that's easier for people :nod:




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[*] posted on 1.17.2005 at 07:24 PM



The chat idea is great but time zones should be taken into consideration.



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[*] posted on 1.17.2005 at 07:33 PM



Let me know who is still having trouble.I can get in and stay with no problem.
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[*] posted on 1.18.2005 at 01:16 PM



:bk:
Sorry, but this has to be the cutest thing I've ever seen . . . :lol:

Where is everybody?? Hope you finding your book :nod:




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[*] posted on 1.18.2005 at 01:18 PM



Serious book nerd here...how long do you give befor you start discussing?

Is this part of a book club? If so, who decides the books, etc?

Interested nerd here.lol




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[*] posted on 1.18.2005 at 01:18 PM



I'm in the middle of a book right now, but I will get it and start to read. I don't do chat rooms though.



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[*] posted on 1.18.2005 at 01:19 PM



I will read the book this Friday.



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I will read the book this Friday.


We ain't reading it yet!! :lol: I just wanna know if people getting it yet . . . you must be a fast reader if you can read it in one day :nod:




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I will read the book this Friday.


We ain't reading it yet!! :lol: I just wanna know if people getting it yet . . . you must be a fast reader if you can read it in one day :nod:



Well it that case I will wait until you say go.




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[*] posted on 1.18.2005 at 05:39 PM



Okay, I am going to pick up the book on tomorrow. Count me in.



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I am going to look for the book at teh library tonight. Let me know when we start reading and where is the chat room again? Sorry I am new here have not quite figured everything out. Sowwy?
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I am going to look for the book at teh library tonight. Let me know when we start reading and where is the chat room again? Sorry I am new here have not quite figured everything out. Sowwy?


No problem :welcome: We will start reading the book at the beginning of February :nod:




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