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Old 11-24-2009, 06:46 PM
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what book are we talking about here?
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what book are we talking about here?
Look at my last post.
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:22 AM
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I am soon to be a semi-SAHD. I will be working from home on a limited basis while my wife goes back to work. I am looking for a book mostly tailored to the SAHD dad that is not a political polemic on gender roles, etc. Something straight forward, helpful, humorous, etc. Thx
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Gents:

I am soon to be a semi-SAHD. I will be working from home on a limited basis while my wife goes back to work. I am looking for a book mostly tailored to the SAHD dad that is not a political polemic on gender roles, etc. Something straight forward, helpful, humorous, etc. Thx
This site should fit the bill. Good luck.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:47 AM
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Just read The Kite Runner. I didn't know it was about Afghanistan when I picked it up, interesting the timing with the buildup there now. It's a novel, he really does a good job putting on a personal level all the crap that's gone on there, the severe ethnic prejudices and injustices now and from way before 9/11. Father-son relationships explored too, interesting and very intense with some of the weird sh!t that goes on. Thought it was very good.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:39 AM
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Just read The Kite Runner.
yeah it was good. I thought the movie was equally good.

You might find his A Thousand Splendid Suns interesting too. Much more in depth look at Afghan life. Its quite a bit more somber and depressing though..
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Has anyone seen "The Road" with Viggo Mortensen? I'm still haunted by the book, so I'm not sure if I'll watch the film, but I'm curious about it.
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I loved The Road, but I've heard time and again that the movie misses the mark. I think I'll pass on it. Reading it, I wouldn't imagine that it would be easy to film.

I'm currently on Sense and Sensibility, and a bio of George Washington.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:33 PM
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Has anyone read "The Moviegoer" by Walker Percy? Reading it right now and it's quite enjoyable so far.
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:28 AM
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I just watched The Road this past Friday night. I read the book when it first came out, so it had been a while. For the most part, the movie was dreary and depressing. I enjoyed the book, but the bleakness of the story was somewhat buffered by the prose and/or format. In the movie, it was quite stark.

All in all, it was a decent (albeit depressing) movie, but it didn't compare to the book.

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I'm currently on Sense and Sensibility, and a bio of George Washington.
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